Explore is offering up to £400 off 29 ‘wildlife’ themed tours this Friday, in a special one-week sale.

 

Covering a range of wildlife encounters, the 29 discounted tours include safaris in Africa, tracking gorillas in the Congo, close-up encounters with orangutans in Borneo, searching for tigers in India and discovering the Indri lemur in Madagascar - among others. 

Save £400: Congo Adventure: A Pioneering Expedition

Home to Western Lowland gorillas, forest elephants and buffaloes, bongo and Sitatunga antelopes, Giant Forest and Red River hogs, leopards, African Grey parrots and many different monkey species. Travel on the Congo River to Nouabale-Ndoki National Park where you will share accommodation with scientists who research this ecosystem; a chance to learn more about this environment and the species that live in it. Meet the Pigmies that still live in harmony with the forest and will escort us deep into the arboreal forest to track the gorillas. Relying on hunting and gathering what the primeval forest has to offer, these extraordinary people are key for its conservation. Brand new for 2014, this 10 day tour departs 9 October 2014 and now starts from £6,047 per person (was £6,447 – saving £400) including return flights; four nights hotel and five nights hut; all meals; transport; and the service of a driver, tour leader and local guides.

 

Save £250: Pure Brazil

On this trip to Brazil, visit the colonial city of Salvador and the 'Marvellous City' of Rio de Janeiro. Also discover the Pantanal Wildlife Reserve, searching for animals including capybara and caiman. Along the way, see theIguazu Falls and the Amazon Rainforest. Departing 11 July and 12 September 2014, this two week tour of Brazil now starts from £4,343 per person (was £4,593 – saving £250) including return flights; eight nights hotel and five nights lodge all with breakfast; nine other meals; transport; and the service of a driver, tour leader, local guide and boat crew.

Save £200: Gorongosa and Wild Beaches of Mozambique

This tour journeys from one of Africa's most iconic national parks, Kruger to perhaps Africa's most remarkable park, Gorongosa in Mozambique. Enjoy games drives and white sands of Mozambique's beaches before spending time at Gorongosa reserve. Brand new for 2014, this 12 day tour departs 14 June, 9 August, 13 September and 18 October 2014 and now costs from £2,598 per person (was £2,798 – saving £200) including return flights; three nights cabin, four nights lodge, two nights hotel and two nights camping all with breakfast; five other meals; transport; and the service of a driver and tour leader.

Save £200: Costa Rica: Coast To Coast

Based in handpicked hotels, explore Costa Rica's diverse landscapes: from tropical rainforest to volcanic craters and beaches. Search for the rare Quetzal bird in the Monteverde Cloud Forest and discover howler monkeys, toucans and parrots as you cruise along jungle waterways in Tortuguero. Also visit the capital city of San Jose, see an active volcano at Arenal and explore the beaches and forests of Manuel Antonio National Park. Departing 5 April, 2 August, 15 November and 18 December 2014, this 15 day tour starts from £2,260 per person (was £2,460 – saving £200) including return flights; 12 nights hotel and two nights lodge all with breakfast; five other meals; transport; and the service of a driver, tour leader, local guide and boat crew.

This sale starts on Friday 28 February and runs until Thursday 6 March 2014.

All 29 offers will be available to view on www.explore.co.uk from this Friday.

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