What Does Combining Gorillas with an African Safari Entail?
A tailor-made or small-group excursion that combines an African safari with gorilla trekking is possible. A customized vacation Combining Gorillas with an African Safari will cost a bit extra, but it will give you the opportunity to customize your schedule to fit your interests and choose from a variety of lodges and safari camps for your lodging. Travel is by road on tours that are limited to Uganda, but short flights are frequently incorporated on custom itineraries that include Kenya to help you cover the ground quickly with the option to unwind on the beaches of, for instance, Zanzibar in Tanzania at the end of the trip.
Small group vacations are more cost-effective (although they are never cheap; a single gorilla permit in Uganda costs US $700, Rwanda gorilla trekking permit costs US $ 1,500) and offer the companionship of traveling with a group of like-minded travelers; typically, their can be a maximum of 18 individuals in a small group. While some small group excursions stay in lodges and hotels, others include full-service camping, which is less opulent but more immersive—we’re talking like hyenas, hippos, and warthogs prowling near your tent at night levels of immersion!
Packages; African Safari with Gorillas
4 Days Serengeti Safari and Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is a luxury Gorilla trekking & the Great Migration Combined.
The 5 Days Serengeti Safari and Gorilla Trekking in Uganda offers a combination of Gorilla trekking in Bwindi.
Best Time to Combine Gorillas with An African Safari
All throughout the year, custom itineraries that incorporate a traditional safari and gorillas are available. Uganda is located on the equator, but due to its greater elevation, it has a nice climate with average daily highs of 25°C and mild nighttime temperatures. Rainfall is least in October and November and is heaviest in March, April, and May. Gorillas are still around, but you should prepare for more slick going when trekking to see them. Since the wildlife does not migrate, you can now go on game drives in the national parks, however, the difficulty of spotting wildlife is increased by the denser foliage.
Due to the rainy season in March, April, and May, trips that involve Kenya typically do not take place during these months. Roads are frequently inaccessible, and it is challenging to see wildlife because of the dense vegetation and wetness. Travel in July and August for the best chance of witnessing the Great Migration in the Masai Mara if you’re combining Kenya and Uganda.