African Safari, Travel into the heart to Rwanda and Uganda

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African Safari, Travel into the heart of East Africa to Rwanda and Uganda

The staggeringly beautiful African Safari countryside will provide memories that last a lifetime.

A close encounter with gentle giants on a gorilla safari in Uganda is an extraordinary African experience that will always stay with you – and it’s just one of the many wildlife spotting this unforgettable African overland adventure has to offer.

Roam the verdant plains, rainforests, papyrus-fringed lakes and acacia woodlands of Rwanda and Uganda’s game parks – from Queen Elizabeth National Park to the Akagera National Park– spot lions, rhinos, chimps, antelope, hippos, leopards and more in their natural habitats.

Is this trip (African safaris) right for you?

  • Tracking gorillas in the dense forest can sometimes be wet, muddy and uncomfortable. The terrain is by no means easy either, so it can be pretty strenuous and often humid. But the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, more than outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to 4 hours – up and down hill. A top tip is to pack some gardening gloves to assist in any up-hill climbs.
  • We use our purpose-built overland vehicles for the duration of this trip. This multi-purpose truck allows for great game viewing with large sliding windows. This means the trucks do not have air-conditioning and conditions can get dusty and hot.
  • The overland vehicle is large enough to seat up to 22 passengers and carries all the camping equipment needed for the duration of this trip. Therefore the going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads.
  • This is a participatory camping trip. You will be expected to set up and take down you own tent as well as assist with food preparation and cleaning. This makes it quicker, easier, more fun and will bring the group closer together.
  • Some passengers on this trip will have been travelling together prior to the start of your trip, so they can help you get into the groove quickly.
  • As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.

Why you’ll love this trip (African safaris)

  • With gorilla permits included in the price of the trip, seek out the rare mountain gorilla on a trek through Uganda’s steamy forests and spend an unforgettable hour in their presence
  • The Akagera National Park is filled with iconic vistas and animals – safari through it with a late afternoon game drive in our overland vehicle
  • Experience the two sides of Jinja, a riverside retreat at the source of the Nile but also the adventure capital of Uganda
  • The chance to spot and get close to all of the Big Five in Akagera National Reserve

Essential trip (African safaris) information

The Big 5 in Uganda

  1. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Where you can see rhinos in Uganda)
  2. Murchison Falls National Park (Buffalo, lions, leopards, and elephants)*no rhinos
  3. Queen Elizabeth National Park1 (Buffalo, lions, leopards, and elephants)*no rhinos
  4. Kidepo Valley National Park (Buffalo, lions, leopards, and elephants)*no rhinos

 

The Big 5 in Rwanda

Akagera National Park (Buffalo, rhinos, lions, leopards, and elephants)

If you need a fully inclusive East African safaris (African safaris) that feature the Big 5, please let us know.  We know East Africa and we know how to put together a safari that suite your desires. We can as well combine or tailor your safari to include all highlights such as white water rafting, game viewing, gorilla trekking, cultural experiences among others.

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Trek Gorilla Safaris provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what’s included – pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

Birds in East Africa

Birdwatchers from all over the world visit East Africa in search of the region’s 1400 species of birds, an astounding number by any measure and including birds of every shape and colour imaginable. East Africa has nearly 100 species of hawks, eagles, vultures and owls. More than 40 species have been spotted within a single park, making these some of the best places in the world to see an incredible variety of birds of prey.

A bird of prey, predatory bird, or raptor is any of several species of bird that hunts and feeds on mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, rodents as well as other birds and other animals. The term raptor is derived from the Latin word rapere, meaning to seize or take by force. Birds of prey have keen vision that allows them to detect their prey during flight, as well as powerful talons and beaks. They have very good eyesight for finding food, strong feet for holding food, and a strong curved beak for tearing flesh.

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