RWANDA with Joan Ranquet

December 1st – 5th, 2024

Calling all travel and animal lovers! Join Animal Communicator Joan Ranquet and get wordless in Rwanda. Embark on two treks to visit the endangered mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park in the Virunga Mountains.

Rwanda is known as the Land of a Thousand Hills and you’ll see that the moment you step off the plane in Kigali, the capital city. Just 3 hours from Kigali you’ll arrive in Volcanoes National Park which encompasses a rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, with evergreen and bamboo forests. The national park includes five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains, with Karisimbi being the highest at 14,785 feet. The lush slopes of these volcanoes provide a dramatic natural setting for one of the most thrilling and memorable wildlife experiences: seeing the mountain gorilla in their natural habitat. Roughly half of the world’s wild population of mountain gorillas reside on the Rwandan slopes of the Virungas.



 This trip includes two gorilla treks and highly trained naturalist guides to keep both you and the gorillas safe.

Cost per person sharing: $8,979

**We have 5 spots left!**

About Joan

Animal communicator, TEDx speaker, Findhorn Press, Hay House, and Sounds True author, educator, and animal guardian Joan Ranquet leads an inspired life. It’s no surprise MSN deemed her as one of the “Top 25 People Who Do What They Love.”

Joan has connected with animals professionally for over thirty years, and she’s connected with them personally for as long as she can remember. Her calling has led her to work with hundreds of thousands of animal guardians, animal trainers, barn managers, veterinarians, sanctuaries, wildlife, rehab and therapeutic riding centers — teaching animal communication and energy healing through workshops, wildlife retreats, and private sessions.

Deemed “Celebrity Animal Communicator” in an AMC Channel documentary, Joan has been featured in dozens of media outlets including The Hollywood Reporter, “Pet Nation” on Dateline NBC, Today on NBC, Good Morning America on ABC, Animal Planet, the National Enquirer, and the Los Angeles Times.

In 2008, Joan founded CWALU (Communication With All Life University), a certification program for animal communication, energy healing and nature and wildlife that is taught online and in person.

She is the author of Emotional Freedom Technique for Animals and Their Humans: Creating a Harmonious Relationship through Tapping (Findhorn Press, 2023), Energy Healing for Animals: A Hands-On Guide for Enhancing the Health, Longevity, and Happiness of Your Pets (Sounds True, 2015) and Communication with All Life: Revelations of an Animal Communicator (Hay House, 2007). Joan contributed to The Dharma of Dogs: Our Best Friends as Spiritual Teachers (Sounds True, 2017) and The Karma of Cats: Spiritual Wisdom from our Feline Friends (Sounds True, 2019). 

Joan’s TEDx Talk, “Joan Ranquet, The Rainbow Bridge, Animals in Transition has received over 423,000 views.

Joan’s hands-on animal communication and energy healing process troubleshoots behavioral and medical issues, stimulates healing (in conjunction with conventional treatment), and deepens her clients’ abilities to care for and understand their animals. She believes the capacity to attune to animals and work with them energetically is not a gift for the select few, but an innate ability we can all access with guidance. Thus, she teaches down-to-earth skills that enable her students to communicate consistently and confidently with animals.

Joan has spearheaded trips to swim with wild dolphins (16 trips). She has also facilitated wildlife excursions to South Africa (3 trips), Namibia, Botswana, Kenya (2 trips) and Borneo, focused on endangered species. A highlight for Joan was teaching animal communication in Beijing, China in 2018. In addition to foreign trips, Joan has shared her expertise all over the U.S., speaking on animal communication, human/animal relationships, energy healing, and wildlife

Today, Joan lives on her ranchette in the gorgeous hills of southern California with her devoted animal family: three horses, three dogs, and three cats. She donates her time to animal rescue missions, sanctuaries and therapeutic riding centers, and is an avid fundraiser for organizations focused on rescue, recovering, and rehabilitation of compromised animals and endangered species.

Joan has served as Star-Lioness – an advisory/sounding board for the Global White Lion Protection Trust – and on the Spiritual Council for The Gentle Barn. Joan is the co-founder of Jill and Joan Healing, a company providing acupressure classes for animals and hemp-based pet products with holistic veterinarian, Dr. Jill Todd.

What IS Included

  • 2 gorilla treks with highly trained guides
  • A tour of the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
  • All transfers from and to the airport, as well as a round-trip ticket from Nairobi to Kigali should you be joining Joan’s Kenya trip
  • Accommodation at the Virunga Inn Resort and Spa Hotel (each room has great views)
  • All meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as packed picnics during excursions
  • Teas and coffees, mineral water

What’s NOT Included

  • Round trip airfare from your country
  • Travel Insurance (required)
  • Tips for guides and porters ($160 estimate)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal snacks or special drinks

Your Daily Itinerary

December 1st - 2nd

If you’re joining Joan for the Tanzania / Kenya trip fly from Nairobi to Kigali, Rwanda. Settle into your hotel and then explore the city and its various attractions. Or arrive from your international destination and join the group!

Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel
1 Night

December 2nd - 4th

After a morning in Kigali, you will drive the scenic 3 hours to Volcanoes National Park. December 3rd – 4th: Two consecutive Gorilla treks.

Stay at Virunga Inn Resort & Spa
3 Nights

December 5th

Travel back to Kigali to catch your international flight back home.

Join Me in Rwanda!

Cost per person sharing: $8,979

Deposit (50%): $4,490

Balance will be due by September 1st, 2024.
If you’d like to pay in full, please email