Gorilla trekking in Rwanda & Maasai Mara ; However, a combined safari tour package is one of the incredible safari life experience , especially when you combine mountain gorilla trekking and wildlife safaris .Take a visit to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda a home with the main key attraction of the endangered mountain gorillas and active golden monkeys among others combined with a visit to Maasai Mara National Reserve a world’s home of attraction because of the wildebeest migration event that usually happens between July to October ,best time to watch millions of wildebeest crossing Mara River from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara while looking for green pasture.

Best time of the year for gorilla trekking in Rwanda

While doing wildlife viewing in Maasai Mara an ideal place to visit but more gorgeous when you choose to combine it with a visit to Gorilla Trekking Rwanda thus counting it a complete Rwanda Tour & Kenya Safaris.

In the world these gentle apes can only be seen in the three countries of Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. So on your next visit to Africa take a chance of booking a plan of a combined safari trip, visit Rwanda and Kenya and be able to enjoy how worth it is. Visit Rwanda a land of thousand hills and the best place for Gorilla Tour Destinations in Africa with a combined safari to the heart of Africa Kenya to Maasai Mara a home to diversity of tourist attractions and activities to do.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda & Maasai Mara
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes

Despite, Gorilla trekking in Rwanda can be done in the Volcanoes National Park located in northwestern part of the capital Kigali in the village of Musanze. More so, Volcanoes national park is bordered with Virunga National Park Congo and Mgahinga National Park Uganda thus making up Virunga Conservation Area. The park is renown as one of the oldest national park in Africa that houses the unique mountain gorillas and other species to see during the experience.

Furthermore, the Volcanoes National Park hosts over 15 Gorilla families fully habituated and officially open to the public. The main gorilla families to be visited by the tourists during their visitation includes; Sabyinyo, Pablo family, Hirwa family, Kwatonda family, Ugenda family, Titus family, Muhonza family, Agashya family, Karisimbi family, Susa family, Igisha, Umubano family among others. However, we thank the great work done by the gorilla conservationist called Dian Fossey who died in December 1985 and up to date we still appreciate for her great impact that have developed Rwanda Tourism hub. Take note, visiting mountain gorillas and have chance of looking face to face with these unique mountain gorillas which is a unique experience in the Untouched wilderness. Just know that, Gorilla families is headed by the silverback male gorillas grown up with white fur at the back and a gorilla family is comprised of one silverback with several female, juvenile, off springs among other in a group of 5 to 30 individuals.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is an unforgettable life experience that takes visitors to the hilly remote areas of Rwanda in bamboo forest. However, Gorilla trekking starts with short briefing at the park headquarters in Kiningi who divides the group into 8 tourists. Only eight individuals are assigned to one gorilla family lead by the park ranger who gives you the details about the size of the gorilla family, location, name of the silverback. The experience can take 30 to 7 hours depending on where were last seen the previous night. But once you find them you will be given an hour to watch them in peaceful environment surrounded with scenic nature with sweet melodies of Bwindi Forest birds sing around. That one hour provided you will be able to enjoy the way they feed, play, groom their young ones as well as enjoying memorable photography and video capturing.

Rwanda Gorilla permits

Rwanda Gorilla permits can be booked or purchased through Rwanda Development Board ‘’RDB’’ OR by help of reputable tour operators. However, Rwanda Gorilla permits costs USD1,500 USD per permits and we advise you to always book in advance.

Kenya famously known as the heart of Africa and in the entire world ranks 48th largest country by area and ranks 29th as the most popular country in the world

What to carry with you on Visit to combined Safari –Rwanda and Kenya Safari

Like any other visited safari destination, you need to get well prepared for it in order to enjoy the trip .It is recognized among the top visited safari destination in the world with several different touristic attractions such as diversity in wildlife species ,scenic nature and unique culture of the Masai people, national parks ,beaches and reserves among others .Here it goes a visit to Maasai Mara National Reserve which attracted millions of tourists to come visits the world’s renowned exceptional population of lion ,African leopards ,cheetah and African bush elephant. Above all, a great stopping destination to experience the most fabulous life experience of watching the great migration of wildebeest events which usually happens between July to October, thus marking it to be named as the seven Natural Wonders of Africa and as the one of the ten wonders of the world. More so, the park is home to big fives such as lions, leopards, Cape buffalos, black and white rhinos, spotted hyenas, African wild dog, Grant’s zebras, topi, common elands, blue wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelles. Antelopes like Grant’s gazelles, impalas, duiker and Coke’s hartebeests among others like hippos, crocodiles which are inhabitants of Mara River. The park is also a birding destination where you can be able to spot variety of bird species such as crowned cranes, Ostriches, long-crested eagles, Africa pygmy-falcons, horn hills, secretary birds, Vultures, Marabou storks, lilac- breasted roller mentioned but few.

On visit to Maasai Wildlife Safari Kenya;

Full day game drive in Maasai Mara

This is the most incredible experience done on large piece of land of Maasai Mara as you can be able to adventure the park the whole day with gain view of unique wild animals ‘’big fives in open savannah grasslands animals to explore includes, lions, elephants, spotted hyenas, leopards, impalas, zebras, hippos Oribis, Gazelles and even some savannah birds can be seen while hovering around. Thus worth a visit to Kenyan Wildlife destination.

Cultural visit

On visit to Maasai Mara, never leave without a visit to Maasai people community who form one of the unique ancient traditional in the world where you visit and be able to enjoy their amazing dance stanzas of Jumping up and down to the Iconic way of milking their indigenous cows and taking the fresh blood from Animal as their stamp food among others.

Other activities to do in Maasai Mara includes; Guided nature walks, birding, Picnic view, Horseback riding , great wildebeest migration among

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda & Maasai Mara
Maasai people

Rain water jacket which can help you in case it rains.

Hat and glasses, can help you if you visit most especially in peak season which receives much sunshine.

Garden gloves, they help in protecting you from the sharp tree branches, insects or from plant species which can itch you if touched. Also helps in support from the tree when moving.

Digital camera, this is the most important item on every safari to experience in life, all you need is carry fully charged camera with clear photography to your future remembrance, Gorilla trekking in Rwanda & Maasai Mara

Comfortable hiking shoes makes hiking in slippery trails, thick forest easy.

What is the best time to go for African Safari?

African safaris like a visit to Rwanda and Kenya safari tours can be best visited during the dry season which starts from June to Mid-September and December to February when rain is less.

How to get to Rwanda

Rwanda could be your first visiting destination on your combined safari tour package of visit Rwanda and Kenya or visit Vice versa. If the traveling journey starts Rwanda you will arrival in at Kigali International Airport and transferred to Volcanoes National Park but depending on time of arrival, if you arrive in late, you will sleep in Kigali town to your booked hotel by the help of the tour operator then tomorrow morning after breakfast transfer to Volcanoes National Park which is just 2 hours’ drive from Kigali to the main visited destination. Then after experiencing fabulous gorilla trekking, drive back to the Kigali Airport and fly over to Kenyan destination to a visit to Maasai Mara National Reserve a home rich with big fives and other animal species, with several tourists attractions.

Other activities to do in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park include; Golden monkey tracking, Visit the Dian Fossey grave, Mountain hiking ‘’Karisimbi and Bisoke hike’’ many more.

Both national parks Volcanoes and Maasai Mara Nationals reserve are a UNESCO conservation area and all easy to access both by air and by road. If you don’t hesitate you can book with us Achieve Global Safari to your combined safari to make it quite unforgettable and worth it while sleeping in excellent accommodation facilities with good amenities.

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