Intrepid Travel Launches First Trip in Comoros

Intrepid Travel is launching its first-ever trip on the Comoros Islands—the 121st country in the global tour operator’s portfolio. The Comoros Islands, which sit a few degrees south of the equator off the coast of Eastern Africa, are home to many unique and rare endemic species. 

The Nine-day “Comoros Wildlife Expedition," which begins departures August 2023, will depart from the capital city of Moroni before venturing to Itsamia and Mwali, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that is home to the second highest marine diversity in the world. Over the course of a week, travelers will not only see a breadth of wildlife ranging from humpback whales to the Livingston Flying Fox, but also meet several Comorians eager to share their home with travelers. 

In Moheli, travelers will sit down with a National Park Ranger to learn about the critical role tourism plays in conservation. They will also enjoy a seafood lunch at “Miki’s Place," hosted by Miki himself, who eagerly shares stories of the island at his seaside restaurant. All these activities are included in an itinerary designed with natural and cultural immersion at its heart.  

Mongoose Lemur in Mohéli
Mongoose Lemur in Mohéli (Intrepid Travel)

The Comoros expedition is just one of 16 new wildlife trips and experiences Intrepid is launching in 2023. Notable additions include a visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust on day 2 of “Vic Falls to Kruger," an experience that will give travelers a rare glimpse into wildlife crime investigations while supporting critical anti-poaching efforts. For the first time Intrepid is also bringing travelers to a gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda on its nine-day “Gorilla Naming Ceremony & Uganda” trip. Intrepid will also be working with local Zambian jewelers who are turning poachers snare wire into jewelry as part of their “Beauty from Brutality” mission, which travelers will now support through a workshop on day 9 of the company’s “Stone Town to Vic Falls” trip.  

Intrepid has long been a leader in responsible wildlife tourism, designing tours that aid in wildlife conservation and ecological preservation for more than 30 years. Intrepid has been a partner of World Animal Protection since 2010, supporting research on the impacts of tourism on the ground. In 2014, it became the first global tour operator to remove elephant riding on all trips. Intrepid also launched an Animal Welfare Policy Toolkit in 2020 to encourage and assist other companies in ending the exploitation of wildlife in travel and entertainment.  

Moroni Medina Door
Moroni (Intrepid Travel)

In addition to launching 16 new experiences and trips for 2023, Intrepid has reviewed and refreshed all 140-plus existing wildlife tours to include more opportunities for travelers to get closer to nature and ensure the company maximizes its positive impact on the communities and environment.

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