Safari is a Swahili word meaning long journey which involves tourists tracking, observing and photographing landscapes and wildlife species in Africa’s numerous pristine parks, reserves, and sanctuaries on a guided or unguided sightseeing tour. Blessed with over 10 UNESCO heritage sites, beautiful landscapes, heterogeneous tribes and an endless list of wildlife species, an East African safari will definitely give you the ultimate experience your searching for.
Tourism in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya & Tanzania focuses wildlife, nature, and culture offering something for a wide range of travelers. Are you interested in game drives to Serengeti, Murchison Falls or Queen Elizabeth park OR your a professional mountain climber who needs to quench his adrenaline by attempting to climb mountains Kilimanjaro, Rwenzori or Kenya, Whether it is the famous Uganda Rwanda mountain gorilla you want to track or the chimpanzees in Kibale & Nyungwe forest…all that and more will make an East Africa safari an amazing adventure you won’t want to miss out when planning to travel to “home of the safaris”
The mountain gorillas are arguably Uganda’s star attraction regarded by most as the highlight of any Uganda safari. A chance to watch these endangered giant apes in the wild is truly something to behold, Trek through the misty impenetrable jungles of the Bwindi rainforest, one of Africa’s most ancient rain forests laboring half the population of gorillas in East Africa.
Apart from gorilla tracking, you can add wildlife, bird watching, and adventure sports to your Uganda tour itinerary. Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth parks offer the best game viewing and bird watching spots whereas Jinja is the best town for adrenaline junkies interested in white water rafting, bungee jumping, and biking. Mountain climber can attempt the legendary snow-capped Rwenzori or trek the less hard Mt Elgon. There’s really so much to do in Uganda that a single visit will not be enough
Rwanda – “The Land Of A Thousand Hills”
The second smallest state in East Africa popularly known for its rugged landscapes dominated by the 8 Virunga ranges which host the second highest population of mountain gorillas after Uganda.
Rwanda safaris are rewarding as clients can easily track the mountain gorillas in more open and convenient environment as compared to Uganda’s impenetrable Bwindi forest.
Alternatively, you can track down chimpanzees and Rwenzori colobus monkeys in Nyungwe forest, enjoy game drives through the large Eco-system of Akagera park, do bird watching, visit the genocide memorials and Dian Fossey graves or embark on a guided trip around Kigali city.
Tanzania & Zanzibar
The home of the famous Serengeti, Masai people and the historic Zanzibar archipelago islands, Tanzania is a truly magical safari destination where travelers get a chance to enjoy both land and water safaris. A chance to witness the annual animal migration where thousands of wildebeests together with zebras and gazelles migrate northwards to Kenya in search of fresh pastures is by far the highlight of any Tanzania safari.
Adventure seekers love the thrill of hiking up Africa’s tallest mountain: Kilimanjaro which requires expert knowledge and experience to hike. Embark on guided game drives. Through Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Crater reward with opportunities to encounter four of the Big five including lions, buffaloes, leopard, elephants, cheetahs, hippos, zebras.
And an extensive list of up to 11000 bird species. Including the threatened Lesser flamingoes, giant shoebill, ostriches, grebes, and pelicans. Leisure travelers enjoy spending time on the magical Zanzibar islands.
Leisure travelers enjoy spending time on the magical Zanzibar islands. The archipelago blessed with over 30 beautiful sand beaches. Which offer stunning views of the Indian ocean. And also a wide variety of marine life. Most popular being the dolphins on the Kizimkazi fishing village.
The archipelago blessed with over 30 beautiful sand beaches. Which offer stunning views of the Indian ocean. And also a wide variety of marine life. Most popular being the dolphins on the Kizimkazi fishing village.
To get lifetime opportunity of swimming with dolphins. Other activities in Zanzibar include Stone town round trip. Spice tour, tracking colobus monkeys in Ufufuma forests. And a trip to the prison islands where if lucky you might spot the giant tortoises.
The original birth place of safaris in East Africa. Tourism in Kenya is mainly based around safaris. To over 19 national parks and wildlife reserves. Masai mara reserve is the most visited national park. Blessed with an extensive list of wildlife species. Including the big five and home to the Maasai people. Making it a favorite spot for a wild Kenya safari adventure. Guided game drives in Amboseli park. Masai mara and Nairobi park top the list of activities do. While on a Kenya safari. Other popular activities include. Hiking Mt Kenya, Flamingo watching at Lake Nakuru. Plus relaxation on the coastal beaches of the Indian ocean. Also, will add spice to your trip.