Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda and Wildlife Safaris in Serengeti Tanzania

A Gorilla Trek in Rwanda is a highlight of all visits done in Volcanoes national park while Serengeti for Wildebeest migration & Big five adventure is the top safari highlights for travelers visiting Tanzania.

Planning for a combined Rwanda gorilla trekking Safari & Tanzania Safari Tour to visit the big Five in Africa with Primate Safaris Rwanda.

Primate Safaris Rwanda has designed a comprehensive Gorilla Tour Guide & Serengeti Safari Holiday recommending nice Affordable Safari lodges in Rwanda, Congo & Tanzania in Serengeti National Park .

In Rwanda gorilla trekking can be done in Volcanoes national park located in the northern province and is part off the greater virunga massif and watching these apes in the wild on a gorilla safari tour like 6 Days Gorilla Tour & Serengeti Safari and once combined with Nyiragongo Hike experience in Congo is a wonderful holiday tour that shouldn’t be missed while on African Safaris with Destination Experts of Primate Safaris Rwanda.

For Rwanda gorilla trek you need to be fairly fit to be able visit the apes, equipped for the humid, muddy conditions of a rain forest hike, and in good health – Mountain gorillas are susceptible to human illnesses but don’t have our immunities, which means a common cold can be deadly to a whole family of gorillas and you won’t be permitted to trek if you are unwell.

Even in the dry season, the rain forest is a challenging environment: it’s humid, wet and muddy with some steep slopes, plenty of insects and thick vegetation. It is absolutely worth the effort to spend time with gorillas in the wild, but be prepared to exert yourself on the trek.

This safari is designed in away that gorilla trekking comes first and later nyiragongo hike has to follow and this hike is done in Virunga National Park in Democratic republic of congo.

You will cross to Congo, Paying for this kind of safari might seem to be experience but the experience will be a life time memory in your life and all Safari Activities start in the morning hours and you should take a note of it .

Its after the completion of Rwanda and congo Side then you take a direct flight to Tanzania for the extra 3 Days Serengeti Safari to enjoy Wildlife viewing in Tanzania to watch the wildebeest migration.

The annual Serengeti Migration of the wildebeest in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park is one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet.

Sometimes referred to as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, the Great Wildebeest Migration is a movement of approximately 1.5 million wildebeest throughout the Serengeti ecosystems in search of green pastures and water.

The Great Serengeti Migration of the Wildebeest

Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti Migration in December

The migration starts to move into the Ndutu region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.  The short grass plains here are rich in nutritious grasses, providing the herds with the best conditions to raise their newborn.

Mid February is calving season when approximately 8,000 wildebeest are born every day for a period of approximately 3 weeks.  The area around Lake Ndutu itself is the place to be at this time of year.

April to May

The herds migrate North with a split occurring when some wildebeest head directly up across the plains of the central Serengeti and the mega herd starts to push out to the Serengeti’s Western Corridor.

late June, early July

The central splinter herds then continue North to the Mara with the very first herds crossing the Mara River in late June, early July.

The mega herd meanwhile, is concentrated by the Grumeti River at the end of May/beginning of June It is worth pointing out here that even though the migrating herds do cross the Grumeti River in this area, the Grumeti runs very shallow so the herds hardly get their feet wet!

The famous river crossings documented by film makers (where crocodiles lie in wait for the herds) are filmed at the Mara River.

July to October

The first crossings of the Mara River start at the beginning of, with the front runners of the mega herd pushing through.

These river crossings are a fantastic spectacle.  For the beginning of the month we still recommend staying in the Western Corridor but there is much to be said for splitting your time between the West and the northern Mara river area (Kogatende) in the north.  Towards the end of July, Kogatende is the place to be.

August, September and October

Game viewing up here is superb with river crossings pretty much guaranteed every day.  There is no distinct direction of movement as the herds tend to cross back and forth over the river, following the rains and subsequent fresh grasses.

It is not uncommon to see different herds crossing in different directions on the same day!


Sees the herds pushing South again with Mid November being a great time to be in the central Seronera area of the park,

November and early December

Are the hardest months to predict due to the intermittent showers (or lack of them) that occur across the park.

Serengeti Migration of Wildebeest