Big Game and Gorillas

If this is the only safari you’ll ever do, it’s a perfect choice. You’ll see the iconic great migration in the Masai Mara, and with any luck some big cats too with large prides of lion prowling the area. In Bwindi, you’ll trek with mountain gorillas, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that brings you up close and personal with the earth’s most magical creatures.

Trip Highlights
Game drives in search of big cats
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Incredibly diverse landscaps
Tribal interactions
When To Go
Jan - Mar, Jun - Dec
Ideal Length
1-3 weeks, it can be done in 7 nights but we recommend a bit longer to explore more of both countries

All the things you’re dying to ask but haven’t

There are few things as special as witnessing over a million wildebeest migrate across the African plains, or getting face-to-face with a silverback gorilla. We’re always debating what the ultimate African wildlife experience is, but we’re convinced it’s one of these two. With this itinerary, you get to experience them both with our expert guides and decide for yourself!

"Having been lucky enough to travel extensively across Sub-Saharan Africa, nothing beats my most recent experience in Uganda. The gorilla trekking takes the headlines but it is the people and the energy that has got me hooked. If you have the time we highly recommend a few extra nights in this amazing country, let us know and we can create a fully tailored adventure."


Tom Harding, Nemo Co-Founder


The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a must visit
Breakfast with a view in the Masai Mara
Governor's Camp
Expect some incredible predator sightings
Masai Mara
Top tip: private guides are not everything. On a safari and a gorilla trek, part of the fun is sharing the experience and a cold beer with fellow travellers.
Coffee is a big deal in East Africa and plantation visits are fascinating.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Get up close and personal with mountain gorillas
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Weather watch: expect rainfall throughout the year in Bwindi, it is a rainforest after all. April and May represent the heaviest downpours in the region. Jun-Sep is dry on safari but with cold mornings.
A few more tips...



  • This thriving capital is more than just a stopover destination. 
  • Visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Sanctuary.
  • Ask us about Nairobi’s best restaurants. 


Masai Mara

  • It is not just about the river crossings, this region is amazing all year round.
  • Local villages can be very touristy. 
  • Safari’s are a great social experience, so don’t assume you need a private guide.


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

  • Assess your fitness level and let us plan your trek accordingly. 
  • Enjoy your lodge’s cultural activities and village visits.
  • Try some alternative trekking routes - there is much more to see than just the gorillas.


Ethical Travel


Nemo believes in setting the bar high with ethical travel and sustainable practices. This starts in our office in London with our paperless policy and commitment to send 1% of our profits to Hello World, our chosen charity. Our commitment to ethical travel filters down into our trips, too. We use local hotels and partners so that your travel supports local businesses. A huge part of our dream at Nemo is to help protect our planet and the communities within it. Every trip we deliver brings us closer to our goal - to make a difference. 

The Nemo Guarantee 


We are a fully licensed tour operator (ATOL no.11603) and any payments you make are 100% financially protected. We’ve got you covered from the moment you book your trip to when you arrive home again. So, leave it to us! We’ll take responsibility for seamless logistics and are on hand in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong (see t & c’s). How about that for peace of mind!


Our goal is to work with your personal travel dreams and provide a fun, stress-free experience. Our travel nerds combine industry-leading technology with individual service and no request is too big or too small. We know that the web is full of price-comparison websites but our fully customised Nemo trip will tick all your boxes - expert advice, individual service and yes, even great value. 


So, let’s do this! Let’s plan your dream itinerary and welcome to the Nemo club!

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