Discover East Africa with local experience experts on a combined tour taking you to the finest sites in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and beyond. Enjoy the unmatched wilderness experiences right from the sweeping Serengeti and Maasai Mara plains to breathtaking adventures in the tropical rainforests in Bwindi and Volcanoes National Park.
Combined safaris are a perfect way to explore in-depth about East Africa, a renowned tourist region with countless most sought for attractions by travelers. Start planning your trip early and book a combine big five game safari in Kenya and gorilla tour in Rwanda/Uganda –trek the mountain gorillas in both country and enjoy what we refer to as a double gorilla trekking experience.
Top East African safari destinations include Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru, Tsavo, Amboseli National Park in Kenya, and in Tanzania, visit the Ngorongoro Crater or Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park and others. Explore Uganda’s finest Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park and more.
With a record of over 400 species of mammals, Kenya remains Africa’s most favorite wildlife destination. It is most visited for its iconic experiences, especially the wildebeest migration and big five viewing. Besides, it is strategically located at the coast thus making it an ideal honeymoon or beach vacation destination. A honeymoon/beach trip along the coastal side of Kenya –Mombasa isn’t complete without a visit to the Diani Beach.
A visit to Kenya for a guided game viewing is all about exploring the country’s abundant wildlife ranging from the bush elephants, cape buffaloes, lions, leopards, rhinos, wildebeest, Masai giraffes, zebras, and countless avifaunal species.
Visitor wilderness experiences are perfectly enjoyed while in the top protected areas such as Nairobi National Park, Tsavo National Parks, Lake Naivasha, Bogoria, Maasai
Kahuzi – Biega national park is located in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo famous for harboring eastern lowland gorillas. Eastern lowland gorillas are the largest living gorilla species and they differ from the endangered mountain gorillas.
Lowland gorilla trekking was first done in the year 1973 and it was protected to conserve the eastern lowland gorillas also known as Grauer’s gorillas. These are the largest among the four gorilla species.
Trekking these eastern lowland gorillas requires you to go and hike through thick and dense forests which are a little bit demanding but rewarding as well. The activity is distinctive because the park has several gorilla families from which you can trek.
The park has 12 gorilla families 2 of which are habituated and open for trekking. The two habituated families are Chimanuka the biggest family with over 36 individuals and Mugaruka which were named after their silverback
The activity may last longer depending on where the gorillas will be found on a specific day. When you get to encounter these gorillas, you are given one hour to interact at a reasonable distance as you take some photos for memories.
Mara National Reserve, Nairobi National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park and Aberdares National Park, etc.
Lying in East Africa, Uganda –also most popular as the Pearl of Africa and indeed it is, offers combination of unique experiences. From the guided wildlife viewing in the savannas to the trekking great apes in the world including the distinct chimpanzees, mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, others.
Explore the wonders of Uganda on our expertly crafted East African safaris leading to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park to enjoy a close encounter with a family of mountain gorillas. Look out for some of the 331 species of mammals, and 1080 bird species and 1200 colorful butterfly species plus other unique species.
With over 22 national parks, Tanzania is truly endowed by nature yet remains not fully explored. Visit Tanzania for an ultimate safari in East Africa; explore the country’s distinct vegetation with a huge concentration of animals, and birdlife.
What makes Tanzania safari special is its mesmerizing wilderness experiences, especially the wildebeest migration in the vast plains of Serengeti National Park; the big five game and other mammal species living in the finest destinations such as Tarangire National Park, Ruaha National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Areas. In Tanzania alone, there exist more than 430 species of mammals including over 60,000 African savanna elephants.
Referred to as the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda presents nature enthusiasts with countless opportunities to unearth her natural wonders. Think of a magical encounter with the family of endangered mountain gorillas and think of a Rwanda tour/safari to Volcanoes National Park (VNP). Over 30 percent of the earth’s 1063 endangered mountain gorillas are believed to be thriving within Rwanda’s Volcanoes NP and a visit to this park allows you to visit any of the 12 fully habituated gorilla groups.
Rwanda is a rich destination with not only gorillas but also other primates and all the big five game spotted in one destination. If you are interested in exploring in depth about the daily behaviors of chimpanzees while in Rwanda, then consider taking a trip to Nyungwe Forest National Park or Gishwati-Mukura National Park.
Aside from the Great migration and big five game expeditions, East African safaris also offer incomparably the most memorable gorilla trekking adventures. As short as 3 days, you can be part of the exhilarating gorilla trekking experiences in East Africa and explore a destination of your preference with a local expert.
The main destinations in East Africa to consider a must-visit for you to see gorillas include Uganda and Rwanda. Uganda gorilla permits are obtainable through the local tour operator or Uganda Wildlife Authority at USD 700 person, and in Rwanda, one permit goes at USD 1500. D.R. Congo presents the cheapest gorilla permit price at 400$ each.
In general, when you think of a combined East African safari, expect to engage in diversity of experiences including game drives, gorilla trekking, mountaineering, chimpanzee tracking, birding and cultural encounters.