Kenya, the home to Africa’s second highest mountain, remains one of the most beautiful safari holiday destinations on the continent. A Kenya safari offers you a wide range of outdoor activities from the various National Parks In Kenya. From the thrilling migration for wildebeest and the incomparable numbers of big cats well known to happen in Masai Mara, Amboseli’s African Elephants, Lake Nakuru a birding heaven and also home to the Black and White Rhinos, Samburu National Reserve, Lake Naivasha, Hells Gate, Aberdare, Southern Tsavo East and West National Parks.
There’s such a dazzling array of animals in Kenya that viewing them on a Kenya safari holiday in the national parks is one of the main reasons for visiting for most people. The Big Five (lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino) and a huge variety of other less famous but equally impressive animals, from zebras and baboons to elands and mongooses, can be seen in at least two of the major parks. The bird life is equally varied and includes such interesting species as the ostrich, vulture and marabou stork, whose spooky bill-clacking can be heard in thorn trees across the country.
Around bodies of water, you may see flamingos, exotic cranes and storks, and pelicans, while the forests are home to huge hornbills and rare species such as the yellow weaver bird, sunbird and touraco. Superb starlings are a beautiful bronze and turquoise and you’ll see them everywhere. There are also dozens of species of weaver bird, which make the distinctive baglike nests seen hanging from acacia trees.
To note more, Kenya’s coast also habours white sand beaches which are a perfect way to end Kenya gorilla safari with a relaxation experience at either the southern or northern beaches of Mombasa Kenya. It is a positive statement to say there is nothing lacking to see in while on safari to Kenya and our safari extension to Uganda Safari Tours for Gorilla trekking sums up a complete wildlife safari package as you explore our Kenya gorilla trekking safari.
Trekking the popular endangered mountain gorillas with Travelmonke, a safari and gorilla trekking expert, is quite the thrilling experience as you come within the closest range possible with these thrilling giants. In Uganda, you can enjoy a Kenya safari and gorilla adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park while in Rwanda; you ought to hike the Virunga mountain range in Volcanoes National Park optionally you can add a Rwenzori Mountains Trekking or the mountain of the moon trekking experience to the gorilla trek.
Uganda remains the leading gorilla trekking destination in the world. This is simply because there are about 600 mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park alone and 14 habituated gorilla trekking families in the entire country. However, each mountain gorilla family can only be tracked by a maximum of 8 people per day which makes the activity quite on high demand for Kenya safari holidays.
Gorilla trekking permits for Kenya safari family holidays cost USD $700 for foreigners while East African residents can pay 250,000 Uganda shillings. However, the permits are always on high demand therefore tourists are encouraged to book for one in about 6 months advance online or contact Travelmonke to secure a permit for them. Gorilla trekking can be coupled with other colorful destinations while on your safari holidays in Uganda.
In Rwanda, there are only 10 habituated mountain gorilla families but it never disappoints while on your gorilla trekking safari. Mountain gorillas in Rwanda have taken a liking to the Virunga volcanoes and as such, one would need to prepare for a hike if they want to see the gentle gorillas in their natural habitat. In fact, this Rwanda – Kenya gorilla safari would involve a lot of hiking and sight-seeing as well.
Securing a gorilla trekking permit with Rwanda for your safari holidays is no hustle but it would cost you about USD $15,000. You would also need to have a clean bill of health to prevent any transmission of diseases like flu to the gorillas. Tourists should also note that persons below 15 years cannot trek mountain gorillas for their own safety and the safety of others. To make this experience count, you can further undertake a Mount Kilimanjaro Trek or a Ngorongoro Crater Safari Tour.