Fantastic Kenyan wildlife and the endangered Mountain gorillas
We start with a journey through the Great Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha, which has a good diversity of wildlife and a healthy hippo population, and on to the prolific Masai Mara for exceptional game viewing. The Masai Mara is home to an astonishing amount of wildlife, including lions, cheetahs and at certain times of the year, the wildebeest migration.
Our next stop is Lake Nakuru National Park, which is home to the endangered White and Black rhinos, elusive leopard and in season, a million flamingos. Crossing into Uganda, we have a free day at Jinja where there is the option of various activities, including an exhilarating day's rafting on the Nile, followed by a guided nature walk at Lake Mburo National Park.
Finally we head into Rwanda for the highlight of the trip - the opportunity to see the Mountain gorillas. This close-up encounter is arguably the most sensational wildlife experience of them all and is a wonderful end to a remarkable trip.
What makes this trip responsible?
The USD750 per person gorilla permit fee contributes vital income directly towards preserving these magnificent creatures. The mountain gorilla's survival is dependent on money - money to pay for anti-poaching programs in need of personnel, weapons, ammunition and transport; money to pay for maintenance of the national park – the gorilla's natural habitat; money to make sure that those involved with protecting the gorillas are paid enough not to be tempted by bribery from would be poachers.
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Mountain gorilla, Parc National des Volcans