How to plan a Gorilla Trekking & Serengeti safari

A gorilla trek and Serengeti wildlife safari are typical highlights of almost all visits in East Africa. For such a safari holiday, the best is to trek mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park or Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park and then the wildebeest migration and big five encounter in Serengeti national park in Tanzania.

How to plan a Gorilla Trekking & Serengeti safari

Planning a combined gorilla trekking safari and the Serengeti tour might be daunting. Having to choose which destination to start with, how to transfer to the other and still staying at awesome and satisfying lodges. This is a whole load of work that most travelers cannot take in.

However, a few tour companies have designed comprehensive tour guides at affordable prices and nice lodges to ensure that visitors have a fun stay on their African safaris. For such an adventurous safari, it’s better to start in Serengeti national park in Tanzania.

Almost on every hint at an African Safari, Serengeti is immediately mentioned. A park that exposes you to the big five in just a few minutes of the game drive. And not only exposing you, but also having real up close encounters with the lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, hippos, warthogs, antelopes and many others.

In Serengeti, tourists get to watch the annual wildebeest migration. This is the world’s greatest show on Earth, where nearly 1.5 million wildebeests migrate throughout Serengeti ecosystems to Kenya’s Masaai Mara conservancy in search of the greener pastures and water. After the completion of the thrilling adventures in Serengeti national park, take a direct flight to Rwanda for a gorilla trekking experience.

Gorilla trekking is the highlight of every trip to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Even if a few tourists hit the park for the golden monkeys, the largest number sides with gorilla trekking. Volcanoes national park is located in the northern province of Rwanda in the Virunga ranges that are shared by three African countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda takes you to the thick jungles, walking through slippery trails just to search for the mighty apes of the forest. On meeting them, travelers spend one magical hour watching the endangered apes carry on their daily lives.

For an amazing gorilla trek in Volcanoes national park, the trekkers must be fairly fit and in good health to catch up with the muddy and humid conditions of the forest hike. Remember mountain gorillas are very susceptible to human diseases like flu, cough and diarrhea, so it’s advisable that tourists be in good health condition.

Nothing is as thrilling as watching a Silverback directly in its red eyes, it’s an experience that is worth all the efforts. For the best Gorilla trekking and Serengeti safari, tourists can have a cocktail of interesting experiences.

While in Volcanoes national park, visitors can as well track the colorful golden monkeys, visit the Ib’yiwachu Cultural center, undertake a Kigali city tour or take a road transfer to Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga gorilla national parks for more magical gorilla adventures.

Note that it is equally important to use a reputable tour operator because your tour guide can make or break a trip. Before booking with any operator, check out its reputation, the convenience of response, the reservations and payment policies and experience of the safari guides they use.