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An emerald, undulating and raised destination with many lakes and mountains, Uganda’s appeal falls in its straightforwardness. Infrastructure is limited but growing and there is now a good range of safari accommodations and city-based hotels. Ideal for seasoned safari-lovers, twitchers and wildlife enthusiasts, Uganda’s star is on the rise – Your Africa Travel Specialist at GoExplore Safaris can combine it with Tanzania or Kenya for a Magnificent East African safari experience and travellers are rising up to this combo Uganda and Rwanda as well.
Have you ever aspired to sit with mountain gorillas commonly known as the gentle giants in their natural rainforest habitation? then a safari to Uganda will bring on your anticipations. You will Bragg a 90% success rate at finding habituated gorilla family groups in the surprising Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, gorilla trekking in Uganda has developed to one most powerful African wildlife experiences and such is its success that the gorilla population is actually mounting.
But don’t think that a safari in Uganda is only about gorillas in rainforests: this non-coastal East African beautiful country is home to a range of diverse national parks and is a robust competitor for one of the world’s best bird watching destinations and among the best in Africa. Talk of Murchison Falls National park or Queen Elizabeth National Park for classic big game viewing, chimpanzee trekking and river cruises on the River Nile twisting its self in the gorge.
And the most beautiful and ever green all season around the western Uganda where you will find Kibale forest national, in southern Uganda, creates a massive wildlife corridor with Queen Elizabeth National Park that is used by journeying elephants in search of water. A mixture of swamps and grasslands, tropical rainforest, Kibale forests supports Africa’s biggest population of chimpanzees as well as at least a dozen other primate species famously known as the world Primates capital. It is a top destination for those wanting to trek primates, including gorillas, and with over 320 recorded bird species, is also a haven for twitchers (Bird watching activities)
This is Africa’s serene and most nearby, gorilla trekking is the main draw card of a Rwandan safari. After arriving at the capital city of Kigali, you are only a few hours drive away from the mythical Volcanoes National Park and its familiar but still wild gorilla families.
Mountain gorillas’ behaviours in Rwanda and the Virunga Volcanoes were studied by the late Dian Fossey for 20 years, trailed by the filmmakers who shot Gorillas in the Mist. Now small groups of private visitors can experience one of the most remarkable wildlife encounters on earth – gorilla trekking through the unspoiled Virunga’s rainforest.
Experience a safari vacation in Kenya, the place where safari travel originated. The best Kenya tours and safaris include Big 5 game viewing, natural beauty, cultural encounters, and the tropical beaches of the Kenyan coast. A safari to Kenya includes seeing the Great Migration in the legendary Masai Mara, Amboseli’s unforgettable views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Samburu’s leopards. Encounter interesting cultures in authentic Masai villages and taste the flavours of Africa, India and Europe in the melting pot that is Swahili culture.
Tanzania is well known for its diversity of wildlife, cultures and landscapes. From the classic savannah destinations of the Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater to the beaches and coral reefs of Zanzibar and the tropical coast, a Tanzania safari holiday delivers one massive experience after another. It also offers other experiences such as chimpanzee trekking in the imperious rainforests of Mahale and Gombe or game viewing in the super-remote Selous Game Reserve.
Serengeti Migration. The flagship of most Tanzania safaris, the migration is regarded as Nature at her most extravagant and involves hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and antelope running the gauntlet of predators as they migrate around the Masai Mara/Serengeti ecosystem.
The Republic of the Congo (known as the DRC) is located in equatorial West Africa. Dominated by the planet’s second-largest rainforest, which sprawls across hundreds of thousands of miles of the Congo River Basin, with glacial mountains and savannah elsewhere, the DRC is enormous and supports a staggering array of wildlife and cultures.
It’s no secret, of course, that the DRC has suffered tumultuous ups and downs over the course of its long history – a history that stretches back some 80,000 years. As was so often the case, with the coming of colonialism (in this case Belgian), the area’s wealth of resources led to conflict and systemic abuse, which, since independence in 1960, have continued to experience repercussions. Fortunately, the DRC is enjoying a period of considerable peace and stability, even in the historically volatile east, and the growth of tourism is only helping to consolidate; its economic and cultural benefits are clear.