Gorilla trekking Uganda & Maasai mara wildlife Safari ;This is ultimate combined Uganda-Kenya safari tours good for those interested in meeting up with our closest cousins the mountain gorillas whom we share 98% DNA and can be encountered through participating in Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park both located in southwestern region of Uganda and also visit Maasai Mara National Reserve for wildlife viewing .More so ,visiting Maasai Mara you will be able to do full day game drives or half day and be able to enjoy beautiful endless plains of the pain as well as having a chance to adventure all the Big five other animal species like cheetah ,leopard ,buffalos and black manned lions among others.
Traveler entering Uganda can use ‘’EBB’’ Entebbe International Airport and domestic flights to fly you to Gorilla national park like Aero link Uganda flies you to Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip which are the landing site to access Bwindi or Mgahinga Gorilla national park. The number of days differs on how long you wish to enjoy both two countries on safari, it might be 6 or 7 Days safari tours. However, upon your arrival to Uganda as might be the first visited destination on visit to African continent. According to landing time, you can have your night stay in Entebbe or if it’s still early your driver guide will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for mountain gorilla trekking experience approximately 8 to 9 hours’ drive from Kampala or Entebbe to the main destination. Alternatively, you can choose to fly to cut off the long travelling journey, fly by Aerolink Uganda to Kihihi Airstrip within 1:30 hours. Upon your arrival at the airstrip you will find your safari driver guide to drive you to the park.
On your visit to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you will be able to participate in gorilla trekking experience the most highlight activity done. Gorilla trekking starts early in the morning with your packed lunch boxes and be driven to the park headquarters for short briefing about the dos and don’ts of Gorilla trekking experience. After you will be grouped in a group of eight people by the park ranger and then accompanies you to the forest trails in search for them, with another chances of spotting other various species of birds, monkeys and wild animals many more. Gorilla trekking takes about 30 to 7 hours depending on where were last seen the previous day just know the experience is unpredictable. The moment you allocate them one hour is given to you to observe them how they behave, play, feed as well as capturing photos and videos for future remembrance.
After a visit to Uganda Gorilla Safaris, you will then take a visit to Kenya Safari Destination at Maasai Mara National Reserve. Despite the fact Maasa Mara National reserve Kenya’s most famous wildlife conservation and wilderness areas in Africa, still world’s renowned for the annual wildebeest migration event and being exceptional population of lions, cheetah, African leopard and African bush elephants. More so, the park is located in southwest Kenya that gently comprises of rolling African savannah plain measuring around 1510 square kilometers that inhabits biodiversity of wildlife species. This park was established in 1961 and is under governing body Trans-Mara County and Narok County.
Activities to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Experience full day game drive
On visit to Maasai Mara you will never get disappointed, you opting to do a full day game drive where expert rangers will escort you in the open savannah grassland to uncover the wonders of the Mara through discovering the magnificent Maasai with their ancient unforgettable land that seems perfect to share a bucket of amazing scenic nature, all he big fives as well as other animal species. The full day game drive is best enjoyed in an open roof that gives a gainful view of wildlife at a closer view.
Explore the open savannah on foot
Maasai Mara is perfect for life adventure where you can be guided by the guide to follow in the footsteps of ancient explorers and local herdsmen on a once in a lifetime. While adventuring you will heighten your senses without the hum of the safari vehicle, through listening to the crickets, breath the fresh air, view the limitless horizon and appreciate the African soil on the soles of your shoes .
Take to the Skies in a hot air balloon/ Hot Air Balloon
This is an activity which starts early in the morning which is a life changing experience that involves in boarding the balloon air with an expert pilots who fly you around the reserve as you enjoy the magnificent bird’s eye view of wide population of animals and more so spectacular to watch the Great Migration.
Visit the Maasai Community
A visit to Maasai Mara can’t be complete without an authentic cultural experience that gets you up close and personal encounter of unique dressing attire of the Maasai people. Their beautiful culture invites you into humble mud and stick manyatta, their homesteads and reveal their pastoral world and their still outstanding ancient traditions.
Horseback safari in Maasai Mara
Nothing unforgettable you having a great chance to experience the Mara, once again without the hum of the safari vehicle that enables you to explore the vast landscape. The imagine galloping that attracts zebras, giraffe as well as herds of the Great Migration, Gorilla trekking Uganda & Maasai mara wildlife Safari
Witness the hooves of the great migration
A visit to Maasai Mara is one of the most dramatic touristic spectacles of the natural world because of annual trek of great migration of about millions of herbivores across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. This world annual event can be easily adventured when crossing the Mara River which starts from July to October.
Along your combined African Safari, you can enjoy the favorite scene from out of Africa. Something that have made the whole world fall in much love with Kenya destination on visit.
Enjoy the sunset with Maasai warriors where you can be able to encounter in quite unforgettable sundowners overlooking the vast Mara plains as well as a short distance to Serengeti. Gently, when the sun dips over the horizon, it will defiantly stand around a blazing fire as you enjoy delicious snacks and a full bar and bartender, watch their unique traditional song and dance.
Photograph the Kings of the Jungle –Enjoy big cat diary territory
The Maasai Mara boosts as one of the best stopping destination to watch the high population of lions in the world. Surprisingly the Maasai Mara became world’s famous nature documentary. Big Cat Diary is filmed in the Mara.
Choosing to do a combined tour package, you will never leave doubting, you getting time and visit world’s unique apes the great endangered mountain gorillas in their preserved natural inhabits of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and a visit to Maasai Mari National Reserve a great touristic destination to adventure wide range of wildlife species.