Firstly I would like to say thank you to all the contributors for sharing their knowledge ,making it so much easier in planning my 12 day discover Uganda tour.
On reading through the forums I was pulled towards Uganda as there is more diversity in scenery, wildlife and activities.
Due to time and costs and likelihood of not being able to return to Africa ( other countries to also visit) I am wondering if after visiting Uganda and viewing all of the wildlife if the Masai Mara would still be a must see for difference. From what I have read the big 5 are in Uganda however in smaller numbers.
Also I had initially planned visiting the gorillas on my significant birthday which is late April however when getting quotes in only one tour operator recommended April as being a bad time to visit as many bridges are down due to rain and April 2013 could be worse.
Could April (providing I can get a gorilla permit) still work for both Uganda and if I decide on the Masai Mara, for game viewing or would the grass be to high for easy sighting.
If I do decide on the Masai Mara I was planning on taking a bus from Kampala to Nairobi. Would it be advisable to travel during the day rather than overnight for safety reasons.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.