5 Great Safaris to Enjoy in East Africa

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Majority of people come to Africa mainly to embark on a safari. While on safari in Africa, the main interest lies largely in viewing the big five game-the African elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, lions, leopards as well as variety of other wildlife species. If you have any plans to pay a visit to this spectacular continent, then be ready to take part in variety of exciting and thrilling safari experiences that will leave a lasting memory in you. First, the leading safari destinations that are worth exploring in Africa include the Serengeti of Tanzania, Kruger National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve a mention but a few.

Witness the greatest wildebeest migration at Masai Mara reserve in Kenya and Serengeti national park in Tanzania

Safaris in East Africa and particularly Kenya and Tanzania are never complete without wildebeest migration exploration. A trip to see wildebeests is remarkably the most thrilling travel experience that offers you opportunity to witness thousands of wildebeests as roam around the Masai Mara reserve and then cross over to Serengeti national park. As well, you can have a chance to explore other spectacular parts like Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. This dramatic experience takes place around July.

Honeymoon Safaris

While on safari in Africa and for honeymooners, Kenya is one exceptional place you need to consider for your memorable experience with your dear one this coming holiday. On your honeymoon, expect some fine wine, gourmet food, exceptional views and thrilling views over the big game in the exclusive Masai Mara National Park. Other significant places for you to spend your honeymoon with your dear include Seychelles, Mozambique, Mombasa, Zanzibar etc.

Mountain gorilla trekking adventures

Besides the usual game viewing tours, the one unique experience you shouldn’t miss to take part is mountain gorilla trekking. This experience is remarkably one of the most thrilling experiences that offer you opportunity to strike your imaginations with massive mountain gorillas while in their natural habitat. These dramatic creatures thrive in only Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in the southwest, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and the Virunga National Park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A gorilla safari to see a group of mountain gorillas in Africa requires you to have a permit which costs $600 per person in Uganda, $1500 in Rwanda and $400 in the DR Congo.

Bird watching

Birding in Africa is amazing safari you shouldn’t miss to take part. There are many birding sites in this continent that come with diverse bird species. The notable destinations for you to visit for bird watching include Uganda, Rwanda, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia a mention but a few. For bird lovers, you need a good camera and binoculars if you are to have the best of this safari.

Chimpanzee trekking

A side from gorilla safaris, Africa is also ideal for chimpanzee tracking. There are many destinations for you take part in this thrilling primate adventure. In Uganda for instance, over 5000 chimpanzees are widely distributed in its parks and other touristic areas. The notable areas include Kibale Forest National Park which offers refuge to about 1500 of these incredible creatures and permits for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale go at $150 per person, Kalinzu forest in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Budongo forest which forms part of Murchison Falls National Park, Semuliki Valley National Park and as well, you can see these creatures in Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary and many other areas. In Rwanda, you can pay a visit to Nyungwe Forest National Park to track these magnificent primates. To take part in chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest national park, you need $100 to secure your permit. The other area is Gishwati Mukura National Park Rwanda’s newly established park. In Tanzania, you can pay a visit to Gombe Stream National Park.

Game viewing/drive

If your plan has always been to view the big game then wildlife safari shouldn’t miss in your bucket list. On a game drive, you have a chance to spot out the big game-elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, rhinos as well as variety of savanna wildlife species. Wildlife safaris are ideal in Botswana reserves, South Africa’s parks like Kruger as well as the Serengeti national park, Masai Mara national reserve, Tsavo national parks, Namibian parks.

In conclusion, Africa features variety of activities for visitors to take part and the above listed ones are among a few that you shouldn’t miss to include in your bucket list.

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