East Africa Travel Bucket List Experiences : Top Five Unforgettable Experiences to Include on Your upcoming East Africa Travel Safari Itinerary: Most people who want to travel and discover new places in the world desire a singular experience to enhance the memory of their adventure. In order to provide that once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable moment that both thrills and inspires, bucket-list experiences are necessary. It can be difficult to choose the ideal activity for your East Africa Safari tour, so we have put together a list of some of our favorite unique bucket list experiences that will elevate your trip to East Africa to a whole new level.
East Africa is a trove of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and wildlife. It is an unforgettable destination because it provides a fantastic opportunity to take in the majesty of the landscapes and come into contact with some of the most amazing wildlife in the world. The area is home to numerous wildlife species, including gorillas, the Big Five, millions of migrating birds, and many more. It also contains some of the best-known national parks in the world, including the Serengeti, Maasai Mara, and Ngorongoro Crater.
If you want to take a safari to explore East Africa, make sure your destination and activities are ideal to create a truly unforgettable experience. To make sure our customers get the most out of their family, honeymoon, and private safari in East Africa, Focus East Africa Tours offers a variety of experiences. Here are some of the best safari experience to include in your East Africa Travel safari itinerary for unforgettable safari experience:
Glass-bottom Balloon Safari
A thrilling first-of-its-kind adventure, the Glass Bottom Balloon flies passengers high above Tanzania’s enormous Central Serengeti and Tarangire National Park. A ballooning safari have a completely new dimension thanks to this original design. The Great Wildebeest Migration will be visible to visitors through a glass panel directly beneath them, and they will also get amazing views of the plains and grazing animals below. One of the top hot air ballooning locations in the world can be captured in images from almost 1,000 feet in the air. You can unwind and savor a sumptuous champagne breakfast in the Serengeti Plains after spending the morning taking part in this genuinely uncommon bucket-list activity.
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
One of the few locations where you can see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park is one of the top travel destinations in East Africa for wildlife enthusiasts, as it is home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world. We provide different Safari packages in Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania that includes Bwindi gorilla trekking, giving you the chance to interact closely with these amazing primates.
The journey can be a little difficult, but the opportunity to interact with these magnificent animals in their natural environment is truly priceless. To find the gorillas, you will need to hike through a heavily forested area, and once you do, you will have about an hour to observe and photograph them. Although the gorillas are relatively tolerant of observers because they are accustomed to human presence, it is crucial to adhere to our guides’ instructions precisely to ensure everyone’s safety and the well-being of the gorillas.
Diving off Mafia Island
Mafia Island is well known throughout the world for its superb diving, pristine waters, and vibrant coral reefs. This island paradise, which was established as Tanzania’s first marine park in 1995, is only 80 miles off Dar es Salaam’s coast. The island is easily included in your Safari itinerary and is only a 30-minute flight away from Dar es Salam.
Chole Bay is a location on the island where diving is very popular. Divers can see over 460 different species of fish, sea turtles, and a variety of corals, such as blue-tipped staghorn, giant table coral, and whip coral, in this area. You will have the chance to swim and/or dive with migrating whale sharks, the largest fish on earth, during the whale season, which lasts from October to February. When not diving, you can relax on the laid-back island and explore the 16 lighthouses, numerous local villages, and secluded sandbars along Mafia’s south coast.
Breakfast at Giraffe Manor
We strongly advise you to spend a night or two in Nairobi, the Kenya’s country capital, before going on a safari in Kenya, especially at the renowned Giraffe Manor boutique hotel. This historic vintage manor house, which is only 30 minutes’ drive from the airport, is situated on 140 acres of land and has 10 opulent guest rooms.
Additionally, you can have a delicious breakfast there while observing giraffes. Around 20 endangered Rothchild giraffes make up the herd, which roams the manor’s grounds. The giraffes are famous for their unusual breakfast antics, which include sticking their long necks into the dining room windows and consuming food directly from guests’ hands. The local staff can provide fascinating details about the personalities of each giraffe because they all know them by name. The animals are housed at the Nairobi Giraffe Center, a nearby wildlife sanctuary. Please be aware that Giraffe Manor can sell out up to 12 months in advance, so plan ahead with one of our travel agents.
Ngorongoro Crater Floor Banquet
The sixth-largest intact volcanic caldera in the world is the Ngorongoro Crater, an ancient volcano. The Serengeti’s eastern border is flanked by this almost three million-year-old wonder, which is also known as the Garden of Eden of East Africa. There are over 50 different species of large mammals living there, as well as a magnificent variety of landscapes and wildlife, including the famously vivid pink flamingos.
Visitors can now take advantage of a special lunch banquet on the crater floor after an exciting Big Five game viewing experience in the Ngorongoro Crater itself. You will be taken by our devoted guides to an opulent picnic location where tables will be set with crisp white linen in one of the most breathtaking settings on Earth. A group of butlers will serve a delicious assortment of hot, mouthwatering dishes as the creatures of the crater pass by in the shade of big trees. This feast is prepared entirely in accordance with the tastes and preferences of your clients and is an ideal family activity.
Zanzibar Safari and Beach
Off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is a tropical paradise known for its immaculate beaches, clear waters, and extensive cultural history. Nothing compares to unwinding on the Zanzibar beaches after a protracted and exciting East African safari. While soaking up the sun, relishing delectable seafood, and exploring historic Stone Town, you can take some time to relax and think back on your unforgettable experiences.
Our family safari includes a beach vacation in Zanzibar as the perfect way to unwind after the action-packed safari. Along with eating local cuisine, you can engage in activities like dolphin watching, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
Cultural Tour in Maasai Mara
One of Africa’s most intriguing and distinctive tribes is the Maasai. You can interact with the tribe and learn about their customs, religious beliefs, and way of life by taking a cultural tour in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. You will gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for East African traditions as a result of this fascinating look into a long-standing culture.
Make sure to include these unforgettable experiences if you’re planning an East African safari. We at Focus East Africa Tours provide individualized safari packages that can be customized to include these and many other experiences. We can create a safari that fits your preferences and interests, including private safaris, honeymoon safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro climbing tours, and family safaris.