Have you ever fancied watching gorillas in their natural habitat or seeing baby elephants on the Masai Mara? Well, you can, and it’s down to ToursByLocals, who’ve unveiled some new exciting, wildlife-packed experiences, and of course, you’ll be in the capable hands of local guides on each one.
For most people, an African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience, a long-held travel dream realised; therefore, it is essential to get it right! In what will come as excellent news, considering the constant rise in the cost of living, there’s no, need to break the bank as the tour operator offers budget-friendly options so travellers can tailor the safari duration, accommodation level and any extras. All the experiences are 100% private, and there is no need to compromise or worry about cookie-cutter itineraries and a direct line to their guide before travelling.
ToursByLocals offers an opportunity for travellers to get to know their tour guides like a friend. Having a local guide allows them to travel as ‘insiders’, which comes in handy when searching for the Big Five. The private experiences include access to all major national parks and reserves throughout Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Rwanda, Nairobi, Botswana and more.
On the experiences, you could see baby elephants in the Masai Mara, hear the live ferocious roar of the wilderness whilst darting along rocky pathways and narrow bends, and search for an assembly of exotic wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and zebras. If you’re so inclined, you can even sit on an Ostrich and gaze upon the captivating views of green foliage and open savannah. A local guide is ready to bring the traveller’s ultimate safari to life.
Gorilla Trekking at Volcanoes National Park
According to Britain’s national treasure, David Attenborough, the Gorilla Trekking experience is the greatest wildlife encounter. On this elusive trek, guests will be in the company of experienced local guide Isaac, and it should be a magical and mind-blowing adventure.
The day is spent observing and enjoying the Gorilla’s eating and grooming. Gorilla Guardians Village provides an experience beyond wildlife and is a once-in-a-lifetime. It will be a chance to meet local people, and Isaac fully intends to give an insight into his culture and how his people live. You’ll also be able to take part in traditional dance, meet the local healer, get a special invite to the King’s house, make banana beer and much more!
The details: ToursByLocals is offering the five-day tour Trekking at Volcanoes National Park for £7,759 per tour for up to two people. The tour includes guiding services, private transportation, packed lunch on the day of your Gorilla trek, Gorilla Guardians Village tour (Cultural Village), Golden monkeys permits, Gorilla permit, tickets for Kigali Genocide Memorial, accommodation on a half board basis (breakfast and dinner included).
Budget-friendly South African Bush Tour
On this tour, you’ll be joining local guide Sithembiso on his search for the gentle giants of the African forest and be awed by the scenic beauty of this park. Addo Elephant National Park is home to Africa’s Big 5, with biomes supporting a diverse population of birds and animals.
The park has the world’s densest elephant population, lions, buffalo, the elusive black rhino, various antelope species and birds. Watch the dust fly as herds of elephants come charging towards the waterhole on a scorching day; adult males can consume more than 200 litres per day.
The details: ToursByLocals offers the eight-hour tour Addo guided Big Safaris from £207 per person (price based on a group of two people). The tour includes a guiding service, private transportation and admission tickets.
One of the Eight Wonders of the World: Wildebeests Adventures
The Great Migration is the movement of a million-plus wildebeest from Serengeti in Tanzania northwards into the adjoining Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. It is one of the world’s most spectacular and thrilling shows to happen on this earth. Right in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve are the Governors’ Camps, perfect for travellers to be a part of the Great Wildebeest Migration. This multi-day single park safari to the Mara is meant to give visitors an exclusive and personal experience of the Mara ecosystem, specifically designed to take place around the time the wildebeest, zebras and other ungulates that cross the Mara River back to Kenya.
The details: ToursByLocals offers the 3 Nights Exclusive Wildebeest Migration Safari from £1,250 per tour ( price based on a group of two people) and includes guiding services and private transportation.
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