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Save the African Mountain Gorillas, One Excercise at a Time


Fit for Trips
CONTACT: Marcus Shapiro
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Terra Incognita Ecotours
CONTACT: Ged Caddick
Tel: 877-463-9756

TAMPA, Florida The only way to fully enjoy an adventure is to be physically fit to give it your all. With this in mind, tour operator Terra Incognita Ecotours has joined with fitness specialists Fit for Trips to create a training program that will allow travelers on the In the Realm of the Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda trip in May 2010 to prepare themselves physically for a walk on the wild side in the footsteps of Dian Fossey and the gorillas of Rwanda.

Sign up for the Rwanda trip by December 25, 2009 and receive a complimentary 8 week fitness program specific for the trip and additional support up until the day of departure; this is a $279 value. The personal training program has been designed specifically for this Rwanda trip by Fit for Trips, the adventure travel fitness specialists. Travelers can choose a home or gym training program, as well as choose from a beginner level program or replace their current workout with a trip specific one. Each fitness program combines resistance and endurance training that will prepare travelers mentally and physically for their expedition in Rwanda.

About the trip:
In the Realm of the Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda
Spend 10 days and 9 nights with Terra Incognita Ecotours in Rwanda, home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Track these gentle giants twice in the African wilderness who inhabit areas with some of the most spectacular scenery on earth near the Virunga Volcanoes. Visit the grave of famed primatologist Dian Fossey, who dedicated her life to the conservation and protection of the African Mountain Gorillas. Meet Dr. Mike Cranfield, a veterinarian from the Moutnain Gorilla Veterinarian project who will detail some of the threats facing these incredible animals. Other highlights include seeing a variety of birds, elephant, hippo, giraffe, spotted hyena, buffalo and crocodiles in Akagera National Park, staying in the Virunga Lodge, and much more.
Departure dates: December 1827, 2009; May 2130, 2010; and September 1019, 2010
Cost per person: $6,649
Single supplement: $1,000
For each participant a donation will be made to the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project to continue the important task of providing preventive and emergency health care to these critically endangered creatures.
Group size is limited to 16 individuals.

About the Companies:
Fit for Trips partners with tour operators to provide pre-departure fitness programs for clients wanting to be in the optimal physical condition possible to have the best active trip possible. For more information on the specialized programs offered by Fit for Trips and partnership opportunities, please visit the website:

Terra Incognita Ecotours is an adventure travel company that is committed to making to travelers and to the places they visit. Drawing on their legacy of adventure, experience, and knowledge, their commitment is to provide travelers with opportunities to participate in unforgettable ecotours while creating a sense of discovery and wonder for guests in destinations around the world while preserving the environment for future generations. Terra Incognita Ecotours creates wildlife-focused ecotours and experiences that are as enriching and memorable as they are comfortable and fun.