Trek in search of gorillas in the forests of Uganda; encounter these iconic primates, whose very existence is under threat. Afterwards, fly north to the fertile plains of Kenya’s Masai Mara, home to a mesmerising array of wildlife.
- Trek twice with the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Stay at the award-winning Gorilla Forest Camp – occasionally visited by mountain gorillas
- Explore the Masai Mara, home to a proliferation of East African wildlife
- Stay at the tranquil Olonana Camp, which sits beside the Mara River
Begin in the dense cloud forest of Bwindi, home to one of Uganda’s two mountain gorilla populations. Spend four nights amidst the verdant landscape; trek deep into its vine-strewn depths and visit the communities that dot its borders.
Twice, aided by expert trackers and guides, visit families of mountain gorillas. Habituated to human contact, these magnificent creatures roam Bwindi’s forested slopes, grazing, grooming and playing. Each time, spend an hour in their presence, captivated by the behaviour of these critically endangered primates.
Stay at the Gorilla Forest Camp, which lies encircled by mist-shrouded forest. The only camp located within the national park’s boundaries, this rustic-themed property provides a comfortable base that is truly immersed in the wilds of Bwindi. Gorillas have been known to visit the camp out of curiosity, whilst the surrounding trees frequently rustle with monkeys and colourful birds.
MASAI MARA SAFARI
After time spent exploring the impenetrable depths of Uganda’s forests, escape to the open plains and endless vistas of the Masai Mara.
Here, dense jungle is replaced by fertile grasslands, meandering rivers and the occasional sun-baked kopje. The search for primates is forgotten, with vast numbers of animals and numerous species thriving across this exciting safari landscape.
Stay in the shadow of the magnificent Sirai Escarpment, at the beautiful Olonana Camp. Looking out over the hippo-dotted waters of the Mara River, this eco-friendly tented camp offers easy access to the heart of the Masai Mara.
Spend time taking game drives across Olonana’s private concession and exploring deeper into the national reserve. Led by expert guides, spot the array of wildlife that roams, hunts and grazes across this captivating ecosystem. Watch prides of lions stalk gazelles, see elephants sheltering beneath the branches of gnarled acacia trees and admire zebras as they patrol the grasslands.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This holiday combines one of Africa’s most enthralling wildlife experiences with one of the continent’s greatest wildlife destinations. Time spent with mountain gorillas is unlike any other wildlife encounter, whilst the riches of the Masai Mara deliver a safari filled with excitement, intrigue and variety.
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