On Safari with tripsology!
If spending hours curled up on the sofa watching David Attenborough documentaries and the mere thought of going on a real-life safari holidays send ripples of excitement through your veins…you’re not alone! tripsologists love exploring wild lands and animals, they think the price of a safari is worth every penny!
tripsology’s Top Safari’s:
1. Gorilla trekking in Uganda
In the tropical rainforests of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda resides the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Despite its physical prowess, this gentle giant is incredibly shy and exhibits a respectful curiosity around humans. Home to over 300 Mountain Gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in south western Uganda is the perfect locale for a life-changing gorilla experience. Uganda Gorilla Safari offers a range of packages, from a 3 day gorilla trekking safari to an epic 15 day Bwindi wildlife tour. Be aware that gorilla trekking generally requires a degree of physical fitness, as you will be climbing hills over the course of an 8 hour hike.
2. Tiger safari in India
If you are a tiger junkie, this is the place to go. Encompassing two of India’s key national parks, this safari gives you the best possible chance of observing tigers in the wild. Each day you will embark on game drives, by jeep and elephant back, seeking out the elusive tiger in its natural habitat. Park rangers get up early each morning to track these largest of the big cats before you’ve even had breakfast, meaning there is a focused search each day. This fascinating tapestry of woodland and open grassland is teeming with other wildlife, including Indian wild dogs, marsh deer and hundreds of species of birds.
Cost: Starting and ending in Delhi, expect to fork out from £1,360pp for an eleven-day trip, excluding flights, with Tribes Travel.
3. Canoe safari in Zambia
Designed for the more intrepid wildlife traveller, a canoe adventure through the floodplains of the middle Zambezi and the remote Mupata gorge is one of the most inconspicuous ways to appreciate the great outdoors. In this six day participatory trip, you will paddle among big hippos, crocodiles and a vast array of river-dwelling birdlife, helping to put the tents up when you camp each night. The route covers 163km, coming to an end at the confluence of the Luangwa River.
Watch out for hippos on the Zambezi River!
Cost: From £752pp for a six-day trip. All meals, camping and airport transfers with Far Side Africa included.