The equatorial rainforests of Uganda and Rwanda are the planet’s last sanctuary for the mountain gorilla. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in southwest Uganda and the Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda share one large ecosystem. Some of the gorilla families have been selected for limited numbers of visitors to approach and photograph at amazingly close range. Wildlife Safari offers a safari to both countries with luxury hotels in Kampala and Kigali and safari lodges on location, ground transport by 4WD vehicles, experienced gorilla trackers and guides. A limited number of gorilla permits are issued and Wildlife Safari requires full payment for permits at time of making your reservation.
Arrive at Entebbe airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel on Lake Victoria with safari briefing on arrival.
Breakfast and transfer to the airport and fly to Kihihi where you will be met and transferred to your safari lodge deep in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Briefing on your gorilla trek and prepare for your early start the next morning.
An early breakfast, meet your guide and porter, and set off in search of the mountain gorilla. Trek through the dense vegetation of the equatorial rain forest for several hours looking for your habituated gorilla family. The high altitude, high humidity, steep terrain and dense vegetation require a reasonable level of fitness. Your porter will carry your photographic equipment. Spend time with the gorilla family, watching them feed and socialise, before returning to your lodge.
Breakfast and return to Kihihi where you will board your flight back to Entebbe, with assistance to your onward flight.
Arrive at Kigali airport where you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel with safari briefing on arrival.
Drive north through the terraced hills of Rwanda, the Switzerland of Africa, towards the Virunga volcanoes range with late afternoon arrival at your safari lodge.
Early breakfast and depart with your tracker and guide to the Volcanoes National Park in search of the magnificent mountain gorilla. The trek through the light mountain forest will depend on the location of the gorilla family but you will spend time within close proximity to the gorilla family. Your tracker and guide will also explain other flora and fauna in the rainforest. Return to your lodge for a late lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing.
Return to Kigali this morning and if time permits visit a local market before your transfer to Kigali airport.
Extend your stay in Uganda with an exciting two nights in the Queen Elizabeth National Park,surrounded by Lake Albert and the Ruwenzori Mountains, the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Spend two nights at the Kyambura Lodge with all meals included, together with half day trek to Kyambura Gorge to search for chimpanzee, big game viewing by 4WD vehicle and launch on the Kazinga channel, chimp permits, national park fees, government taxes and charges. You will drive from Bwindi to Kyambura and return to Entebbe by light aircraft.
Single room supplements available on request
Wildlife Safari has special airfares available
Additional season supplements may apply
Mountain Gorilla Trek is available daily
A small and exotic Indian Ocean Island just off the Tanzanian mainland once ruled by Omani Sultans. Spend a few days exploring the historic Stone town precinct or just relaxing at a beach resort. Wildlife Safari has a choice of small, boutique hotel in Stone town or one of Zanzibar’s pristine beaches, or both.
One of the world’s natural wonders on the Zambia & Zimbabwe border where the Zambezi River cascades over. View the mighty falls on foot, aircraft, helicopter, boat or whitewater raft and be awed by its sheer size and power. Wildlife Safari offers hotels and lodges in both countries, with easy flight access from Johannesburg or Nairobi.
Is surrounded on its western border by a patchwork quilt of small, private wildlife sanctuaries each with one or more luxury safari lodges. Game viewing by open vehicle or foot with an armed guide (mainly for atmosphere) and tracker. While it’s not the massive numbers of wildlife as East Africa, the species biodiversity compensates and is easily reached by air from Johannesburg or Livingston.
Any visit to Southern Africa would be incomplete without a journey on Rovos Rail, the world’s most luxurious train. Frequent departures from its base in Pretoria to Cape Town and Victoria Falls on exceptional, all inclusive, three day journeys are available year round as well as special departures to Durban, Namibia and Tanzania.
The world’s largest system of waterways fed by the clear waters filtered through the Klahari Desert. It’s a pristine wilderness with a multitude of wildlife species. Small intimate safari camps built on islands within the delta offer excellent accommodations and cuisine, while your guides will show you a unique part of Africa. Excellent air connections exist from Johannesburg, Victoria Falls or Windhoek.
Africa’s “Mother City” is one of the most beautiful, cosmopolitan cities in the world, home to the most dynamic mix in multicultural South Africa. Wildlife Safari has something for everyone, luxury hotels, quaint inns, fabulous cuisine, fantastic shopping and vibrant entertainment, all with some of the friendliest people anywhere in the world.
Three Indian Ocean island nations each unique, with something for everyone. The Seychelles comprise over a hundred islands, most uninhabited, but a few others with pristine beaches and outstanding resorts. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, with rare flora and fauna, waiting to the discovered by adventure minded travelers. Mauritius, a sub tropical island in the southwest Indian Ocean, has been a cultural crossroads for centuries and is now at tourism crossroads, with numerous luxury resorts and attractions.