Gorillas - Chimpanzees - The Great Migration
This trip offers some of the most incredible wildlife experiences on the planet. Our safari begins in Uganda, one of the safest, friendliest, most secure and stable countries in Africa. In 1908, Winston Churchill referred to Uganda as “ the Pearl of Africa”. Situated at the heart of the African continent in the Nile Basin, with a long shoreline on Lake Victoria, the Ugandan landscape is lush and green. In 1858, British explorers John Speke and Richard Burton ventured through Uganda and discovered Lake Victoria as the source of the Nile River.
We will start our adventure in the lush forest of Kibale National Park tracking chimpanzees. For two days we will look for these lively and entertaining apes while also looking for many other primate species such as blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, baboons and more. After our time in Kibale, we will spend a few days in Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will cruise through the Kazinga Channel filled with hippos and Nile crocodiles, track more chimpanzees in the lush Kyambura Gorge knows as "Valley of Apes" and look for tree climbing lions during our game drives. Then, our group will fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where we will have the unforgettable experience of tracking mountain gorillas in the Rwenzori Mountains, known as “Mountains of the Moon”. This is a Great Ape lover’s safari. The mountain gorilla tracking is physically challenging, but the rewards are so tremendous that the rigors are quickly forgotten. There is nothing like being in the presence of a 200 kg (450 lb) silverback mountain gorilla and his lively family.
After our three nights in Bwindi, we can either say “goodbye” to Africa or we can opt to bid farewell only to Uganda. We offer an extension to continue our journey to Kenya where we will encounter the oldest land migration on the planet. Nearly two million wildebeest and zebras cross the plains of the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara. The Great Migration is considered the “greatest show on earth” and we will make our home in a perfectly situated camp for the next four nights on the Maasai Mara. To experience the sights and sounds of this epic herd thundering across the plains and crashing through the rivers is to see Africa at its very best. Words cannot describe what is is like to be living in the bush during the Great Migration. Come with us to the real and wild Africa. This trip will change you forever and give you memories and images that you cannot forget.
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