Tips for Planning a Safari to East Africa : East Africa safari includes the countries in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, these are the main safari destinations that the tourists do explore on a safari to East Africa, the tourists who come to enjoy safari in East Africa do enjoy various safaris including wildlife safaris, bird watching safaris, boat cruise safaris, hot air balloon safaris, beach safaris, nature walks and hiking safaris and many others. Therefore before going for a safari to East Africa there are various tips that you need to know before proceeding your safari there.
Tips for planning safari to East Africa.
A safari to East Africa is a thrilling chance to see the wild animals in their daily lives that is in their natural habitat, which is the main major reason to why it’s the most popular safari activity on the continent. East Africa has huge variety of national parks and reserves that offers the adventurous opportunities to tourists to see wildlife up close, though proper planning and arranging deciding where to visit, finding transportation, accommodation, and season gives you the best time for the East African safari.
A safari to East Africa, becomes astonishing when you travel in the right season. Most of the safari to East Africa bases on the wildlife safaris and therefore the best time to spot the wildlife especially the big five in Maasai Mara National reserve, Amboseli National Park and others in Kenya, Murchison falls national park in Uganda, Akagera National Park in Rwanda, Serengeti National Park, and other parks.
The big five mammals includes the lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, the best period to view these animal species is during the dry season which runs in most of the East African countries from June to October that makes the tourists to easily spot the animal species because that’s the period when the animal species tend to surround the water holes and other water sources for drinking water that are located in the parks also the grasses in the parks can be short making the tourists to easily spot the animal species compared to the rainy season.
Tourists should also consider and know that the accommodations in East Africa are categorized into the Budget, Mid-range and luxury lodges, these also are best selected according to the budget of a tourist as also some of the accommodation can be set in the national parks and reserves that offers nature to the tourists and the accommodations for the tourists are best required to be booked from June to September and from December to February which gives the tourists the chances of selecting the best accommodation on a safari. There are many lodges to choose form, depending on the park you are visiting, and the hotel rooms need to be booked a few weeks in advance especially during the peak season and the rates do start from USD 80 and above. Then for the adventurous who love to be close to the nature and handle the howls of the animals at night then we recommend them camping that is greatly budget-friendly option like in Kenya National parks that offers camping incudes Amboseli National park, Hell’s gate national park, Tsavo East national park, Lake Nakuru National Park and among others.
East African countries Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya are best explored on a minimum of 15 days that are most favorable to the tourists where they can have the nonstop adventure without most of the leisure time and after the long safari the tourists are recommended to take a beach safari to Zanzibar or Diani beach as they relax after the long schedule here the tourists enjoy and participate in various activities like sky diving, snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing and among others as they are experiencing the ocean breezes especially in Diani beach in Kenya which gives you unforgettable safari moments.
Nature wonders the great wildebeest migration takes place between July and October in Maasai Mara National Reserve therefore the travelers are therefore recommended to book in advance as the lodges are usually booked so earlier as they except many tourists to travel to East Africa during that period to witness themselves the wildebeest migration and together with the gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Though most of the safari activities in East Africa are primate trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, Tanzania are majorly not for the people below like 12 years for the chimpanzee trekking and 15 years for gorilla trekking so therefore when planning for the family safari you are reminded that you should extra plan for your children who are below that age to other safari activities that are participated by the children in East Africa.