Both Kenya and Uganda offer extraordinary tours for travelers visiting Africa any time of the year (2024) especially for wildlife and primate tracking tours. Choosing to take a Kenya tour and Uganda safari in a single combined trip is a perfect way of having a wildlife tour experience as well as primate tracking experiences. Here are the Top Kenya Uganda tours 2024.
Kenya is a magical destination and home to great wildlife tour experiences ranging from short wildlife tours to long trips all through the national parks as well as game reserves in the country.
Much more in Kenya are the white sand beach experiences best suitable for relaxation after a wildlife exploration in the national parks or for honeymoon tourists who just need to chill at the ocean shores.
Uganda offers wildlife tours but is most popular for primate tracking experiences, especially gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking. Uganda is indeed the Pearl of Africa as the country is blessed to be home to two of Africa’s natural habitats the mountain gorillas with more than half of them in the country.
Uganda’s Kibale National Park is also home to more than a thousand chimpanzees making it the only habitat with such a large number of chimps living within their natural habitat.
Therefore having a wildlife tour in Kenya and a primate tracking safari in Uganda offers a great African safari experience to anyone visiting the continent. Here are our top Kenya Uganda tours for 2021, suitable for both luxury and budget travelers;
Kenya is home to most African wildlife species and also the great wildebeest that migrate across the Masai Mara Game Reserve of Kenya and the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania. The wildebeest migration is one of the world’s natural wonders as millions of wildlife move annually through Kenya and Tanzania forming a great spectacular view of wildlife an individual can ever see. Other wildlife in Maasai Mara National Reserve, include lions, cheetahs, leopards, and many more.
Other top wildlife tour destinations include Samburu Park which is renowned for its elephants, Meru for the born free lioness, and Lake Nakuru National Park for flamingoes and rhinos. Tsavo East and West are also great for amazing experiences and a trip to the Indian Ocean Coast. For hikers, consider Laikipia, Amboseli, and Chyulu Hills.
In most cases, safari game drives will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle, however, choose to have a walking safari or nature walk for one of your experiences. This is one of the real one-off adventures in the wild. Walking safaris are safe and guided by knowledgeable armed park rangers through designated trails of the park.
The walk is such a true experience of the wild, one that has you nervous and yet just excited too. Though with the full thrill, you may not have the great photography opportunities as those on game drives. Northern Kenya is good for such kinds of safaris.
Visiting the beach is one perfect way to relax but also have an experience of the cool Indian Ocean breeze. Beach holidays are ideal for any kind of traveler including honeymooners. Choose to visit the beach during long Kenya holidays or in between visits to the national parks. Diani, Watamu, Malindi, and Mombasa are the best places for beach holidays.
The most popular time for Kenya safari holidays is during the dry season which is from June to October and also from December to February.
Uganda gorilla trekking safaris are done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Southwestern Uganda. Gorilla safaris in Uganda started way back in 1993 when gorilla trekking was opened to tourists after a gorilla habituation process. A gorilla trekking permit in Uganda costs USD 700 for each permit sold to only individuals above the age of 15.
One of the most interesting primates to trek while on safaris in Uganda is the Chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is almost the second most popular tracking activity after gorilla trekking. Uganda has a high population of chimpanzees with close to 5000 of them in the county most of them in their natural habitats. The chimpanzee trekking spots include Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge, and Kalinzu Forest.
Uganda is home to a diversity of wildlife ranging from the “Big Five” to the “Small Five” something that has made wildlife safaris in Uganda a top choice for tourists that tour Uganda. Top Uganda wildlife viewing destinations include Kidepo Valley National Park for the wilderness experience, Murchison Falls National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park for the tree-climbing lions.
Uganda is home to about 345 mammal species found in the 10 national parks, wildlife reserves, and sanctuaries. These mammal species comprise East African and West African species found in forests and especially savannah plains.
Birding Uganda should be a top option for all passionate birders since the country has more than 1,080 confirmed bird species within its boundaries. This is almost half of the bird species in Africa reason so Uganda birding safaris are the top choice for any birders on African bird-watching tours.
Uganda is home to forest, woodland, water, and savannah bird species. The top bird-watching spots include Mabamba Wetland, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Semuliki National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
If you have been wondering how to plan for a combined wildlife and primate tracking trip then the Kenya Uganda tours are a great fit. Wildlife and primate tracking trips can also be well-tailored by Acacia Safaris including Rwanda gorilla tours and Tanzania wildlife safaris.