Lorene G. Flewellen
Wheaton, Illinois Travel Agent
Unique Destinations Advisor
Trekking Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to travel to more than 50 countries and to have explored and learned about fascinating destinations in Africa, Europe, Central and Southeast Asia.
I truly believe that these experiences -- which include volunteer work in several African nations -- have given me valuable insight and first-hand knowledge, which I now use to create exciting, customized itineraries for my discerning clientele.
When I travel, I always try to seek out unique destinations and attractions that are off the beaten path so that I can later share these gems with my clients.
How off the beaten track?
- A trek in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda
- A trek in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda in search of gorillas.
While these treks were grueling, they were both worth it in the end when our groups got to spend time in the presence of these magnificent and extremely rare animals.
The trips I plan for my clients tend to be as varied as the countries I have visited.
For instance, I booked a customized trip to Malaysia for a couple who will be attending the wedding of their son in this exotic and fascinating country. Their itinerary will include a stay in an exclusive resort on the island of Pangkor Laut and a trek to Sumatra to see orangutans.
I also crafted a camping safari for a multigenerational family trip to the Okavango Delta in Botswana. This a stunning and often overlooked country for safaris that is teeming with wildlife and is home to the largest elephant population in Africa.
And because I have been to both Malaysia and to Africa, I could offer my clients valuable tips and recommendations that only a person who has visited these places can offer.
Before I became a travel agent, I worked in the corporate world for many years, so I understand why my clients are in need of remarkable, customized getaways that can rejuvenate and refresh their souls. That is why I always work closely with my clients to create the trip that they have always dreamed of taking.