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Welcome on a Safari Holiday to Africa
Time is precious, as well as money but we also understand that travel is meant to lift us out of everyday hustles and boredom and take us to places so fun and soul soothing! Therefore, we are here to introduce to you excellent and unforgettable holiday safaris in Africa.
With up to 5 unique countries, carefully selected destinations featuring 100s of safaris, there’s plenty of reasons to take a safari with us and we welcome you to your next holiday in Africa.
POPULAR SAFARIS IN AFRICA.
Africa abounds with incredible sights and sounds, ranging from the soaring mountain summits to plain savanna teeming with unique species of fauna, birdlife and abundant flora. Experience the continent’s array of wonders with our experts on safaris to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar and more. Witness the endangered primates in the foggy forests of Bwindi, Virunga and Volcanoes national parks, watch the annual great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti and Masai Mara plains in Tanzania and Kenya respectively.
Other than the highlights, you will spot more animals like lions, giraffes, elephants, on a rewarding family safari.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda – the pearl of Africa
Marked with natural beauty and breath taking scenery, there’s no wonder why Winston Churchill nicknamed Uganda the Pearl of Africa.
The country known for its remarkable immense beauty on its every corners, we’ll show you the best of Uganda through epic landscapes rich with not only the Big 5 mammals but also the endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.
Uganda is now home to ½ of the world’s total population of remarkable mountain gorillas, residing in Mgahinga gorilla national park in Kisoro and Bwindi impenetrable national park in Kanungu district.
Bwindi impenetrable national park
Through the 20th century, Bwindi has emerged as a top gorilla trekking spot regardless of some challenges like civil conflicts and poaching that characterized the park in 1990s. But now this impenetrable is a safe haven for gorilla trekking, and it has the highest number of habituated mountain gorillas of all destinations in Africa. The forest is so spectacular but with dense steep slopes, which makes the experience quite challenging but worthwhile.
Bwindi is home to more than 15 gorilla families which are well habituated for trekking every day; each family is visited by 8 persons and therefore over 120 guests come to Bwindi impenetrable forest every day for mountain gorilla trekking.
Gorilla safaris in Mgahinga National Park
This is the only park in Uganda which is located within the Virunga region. It lies on Uganda’s border with DRC and Rwanda. Mgahinga gorilla national park is home to only one gorilla family, Nyakagezi which used to migrate to D.R. Congo and back, now settled permanently in Uganda and has 10 members.
Trekking gorillas in Mgahinga national park costs a staggering 700$ per permit just like in Bwindi forest and only 8 members are present every day since it hosts only one family.
Nyakagezi family stays on the down slopes of Mount Gahinga, an extinct volcano from which the park got its name, and so trekking this group maybe strenuous but sometimes they move down in the bamboo plantations.
Gorilla trekking Rwanda – the land of a thousand hills.
Considered to be the prime destination for luxury gorilla trekking, unlike other destinations, Rwanda’s permits cost staggering 1500$ each which is way more costly than its counterparts, Uganda and D.R. Congo.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda happens only in the famous Volcanoes national park – the home of the popular gorilla conservationist Dian Fossey. This park is located in the Virunga massif near Rwanda’s boarder with Uganda and D.R. Congo.
The towering mountain peaks make the surrounding scenery purely amazing and on a lucky day, you can view distant slopes of Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo in eastern D.R. Congo.
Tracking in Volcanoes national park is not as hectic as it is in Uganda; but rather a gradual hike through the slopes of Mount Karisimbi and Sabinyo.
The park is home to more than 10 gorilla groups with each having its own territory and qualities, and groups to track are assigned on the day, therefore you can decide whether to take on a demanding trek or shorter, easier trek depending on the assigned family.
More than 80 visitors come to Volcanoes national park daily for gorilla trekking, plus more activities like golden monkey trekking, mountain hikes, cultural encounters, caves, and so much. Trekking permits here can be obtained directly through Rwanda Development Board or through a professional and established tour company.
Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park - D.R. Congo
A gorilla trekking safari in D.R. Congo is an adventurous experience not for the faint-hearted! But nevertheless it’s high on the bucket list of many travelers intending to take a safari to Africa. Mountain gorillas in D. R. Congo can only be encountered here in Virunga national park, a park known for its past insecurities but now a peaceful haven and habitat for endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, okapis and so many rare species. A gorilla trek in Virunga national park is purely rewarding, to encounter almost a third of world’s total population of the endangered mountain gorillas that dwell here.
Gorilla treks in Virunga national park happen every day and are led by the park rangers and local pisteurs who monitor the movements of the resident 10 gorilla families. Gorilla trekking takes not more than 3 hours, depending on the location of the family being trekking and the speed of trekkers.
For those seeking for more adventure, a hike at the southern based Nyiragongo volcano will be rewarding, as you conquer the point where its boiling lava lake can be viewed and stay in the comfortable mountain huts.
On the other hand, visitors can take on a lengthier hike along the 5,109m high Rwenzori mountain, located north of Virunga national park. The climb brings one close to lush montane forest, snowcapped glaciers and waterfalls that make the mountain scenery beautiful.
And for a true African safari experience, visitors can decide to cross through Kasese-Mpondwe boarder to Ishasha plains south of Queen Elizabeth national park for a classic game drive, to view not only the famous tree climbing lions, but also elephants, cape buffaloes, antelopes, crocodiles, hippos, leopards, spotted hyenas and giant forest hogs.