Game Viewing Safaris, from the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda to the big five and wildebeest migration of Tanzania and Kenya, the wildlife safaris of East Africa are truly amazing. One of the best ways to enjoy wildlife encounters in any destination of choice is to choose any of our tailor-made wildlife tour packages in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. However long or short your trip is, whatever your budge, at gorilla highlight safaris we are sure we can arrange a wildlife itinerary for you.
Uganda wildlife safaris and holidays
Uganda has a diversity of wildlife including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and big five mammals found in the country’s 10 national parks and wildlife reserves. This gives more than enough reasons to undertake Uganda wildlife holidays and safaris. The varied eco-system ranging from freshwater lakes and rivers like Lake Victoria and the Nile, swamps, tropical forests, lush savannahs, semi-desert plains, snowcapped mountains, and rift valleys are home to many species of wildlife including over 1602 bird species.
Uganda wildlife safaris and Holidays will take visitors to visit several game parks. For the gorilla enthusiasts there is one of a kind – Bwindi impenetrable forest national park a unesco world heritage site home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas. Bwindi is the best place in the world to see gorillas in their natural habitat and it provides the opportunity for mountain gorilla tracking safaris which are done on foot, with the possibility to undertake 1 day Rwanda gorilla safari or 3 days Uganda gorilla safari. The thrill of seeing gorillas is beyond description and it’s guaranteed by all means.
Uganda has much more than the gorillas. Kibale forest national park offers opportunity to track chimpanzees and other 12 species of primates. Besides primates, the profusion of African game including tree climbing lions, leopard, African elephants, buffalo, and white rhino can be found in Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, lake mburo national park. While Kidepo valley national park and pian upe wildlife reserve offers sightings of cheetah, the fastest land big cat. Game viewing is undertake by safari vehicle, boat rides to see hippos and crocodiles as well as hot air balloon safaris, walking safari, horseback rides. Additionally, mgahinga gorilla national park down in southwestern Uganda is home to golden monkeys and mountain gorillas as well.
With Wildlife safaris in Uganda you will have unforgettable wildlife experience through Uganda national parks that inspired Winston Churchill over a century ago to pronounce Uganda as the pearl of Africa.
Kenya and Tanzania wildlife holidays
Immortalized in wildlife documentaries, Kenya and Tanzania combined offers the world’s best game viewing experiences including majestic big 5 African mammals and the wildebeest migration. Although each country has its own unique landscapes and wildlife, they both share the wildebeest migration viewing experience, finest luxury safari tented camps and lodges and a perfect dose of relaxation long the coast of the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar islands Tanzania or Mombasa in Kenya. The earth’s greatest wildlife spectacle, the wildebeest migration features movement of 1.5 million wildebeest along with thousands of zebras, Thompson’s gazelle and elands. These animals migrate in circles followed by a host of predators including cheetah, lion, leopard, hyena across the Serengeti ecosystem, starting from Serengeti national park in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara wildlife reserve.
Wildebeest viewing safaris can take place either Kenya or Tanzania depending on the season of the year. Given that the wildebeest migration is rarely the same in terms of timing and direction, we are the wildlife experts to take you to the right place and at the right time to maximize the viewing of wildebeest migration. January to match, wildebeest can be seen in southern Serengeti national park and around Ngorongoro crater.
April to May, visitors can see wildebeest in Central Serengeti also known as Seronera valley. June provides the best action as wildebeest is crossing the crocodile infested Grumeti River. While July to October the wildebeest can be seen in Masai Mara wildlife reserve before the animals cross back to Serengeti in November to December.
Tanzania wildlife holidays and safaris provide the best classic African wildlife viewing, with Big five 5 African mammals and the wildebeest migration. Some of the Tanzania wildlife parks are found in the country’s northern circuit including Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara national park for tree climbing lions, Tarangire national park. Serengeti is best known for wildebeest migration while Ngorongoro crater offers sightings of black rhinos.
Kenya delivers an ultimate African safari experience. The key wildlife destinations are Masai Mara wildlife reserve known for its big cat population, wildebeest and all the big five mammals can be seen there. Big five mammals in Kenya can be found in a number of parks including Masai Mara and Tsavo East national park. Our wildlife experts will plan a trip for you to the very best places to see wildlife in Kenya. Samburu national park is best for spotting white and black rhinos. Lake Nakuru and other rift valley lakes host thousands of pink flamingos. Amboseli national park is home to four of the big five mammals and offers the best views of wildlife including giraffe.