Where should I go on an East Africa safari? Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, or Rwanda: The wildlife in the nations of East Africa is well-known for prowling the huge savannah grasslands that make up the Maasai Mara-Serengeti habitat. Every time we visit, we are astounded by the sheer quantity of lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, impalas, and other animals engaged in daily predator-prey plays. The Great wildebeest Migration, a continuous movement of millions of wildebeest and zebra caused by seasonal rain patterns in Kenya and Tanzania, is the most well-known of them. The lush savannahs are just one of a variety of habitats in this area; colobus monkeys and mountain gorillas live in the dense, verdant jungles of Uganda and Rwanda; elephants are drawn to the vast baobab forests and marshes of Tarangire, and Amboseli National Park; and the elusive rhino lives in the enormous, wildlife-filled caldera of Ngorongoro Crater.
Safari vehicles offer fantastic, up-close wildlife viewing inside national parks thanks to a tangle of well-established gravel trails. Although most national parks forbid off-roading and driving at night, these activities are permitted in privately owned reserves and concessions, such as those that are more prevalent in Kenya. In some places, it is legal to go on guided bush walks with Maasai guides, giving you the chance to leave your car at home and explore the African wilderness on foot. Visitors get the chance to engage in meaningful and genuine cultural encounters with indigenous tribes, including the Maasai, Datoga, Samburu, Batwa, and Hadzabe hunter-gatherers, giving them a look into their way of life.
Some of our most unforgettable excursions have been climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet, and encountering silverback mountain gorillas up close while hiking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Safaris through Rwanda and Uganda’s wildlife can reveal over ten distinct primate species and a diverse range of birds. Extensions to Zanzibar or Pemba, the Spice Islands, where you may wash off the safari dust in the warm Indian Ocean seas, are simple to link with safaris anywhere in East Africa.
KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF SAFARIS IN EAST AFRICA
- The Rift Valley’s varied vistas and vast savannahs
- Huge herds of wildebeest and zebra as well as dense communities of fauna
- There are two peak seasons: June through October and January through early March
- Save for fly-in camps, safaris in enclosed 4WD cars with open roofs
- National parks enable fantastic game drives (and walking in some places).
- Plenty of chances to interact culturally with locals
- Private reserves around the Maasai Mara in Kenya offer alternatives for off-road driving, nighttime drives, and bushwalks.
- There are simple add-ons to gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, or you can visit the Zanzibar and Pemba beaches.
TOP EXPERIENCES IN EAST AFRICA
- Game drives and photographic safaris in the Maasai Mara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater
- Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda with the Maasai
- Climb Mount Kenya or Kilimanjaro.
- Beaches with white sand in Zanzibar and Pemba (home of the Underwater Room)
- Wildebeest and zebra migrations and enormous herds as seen from a hot air balloon
ITINERARY SUGGESTIONS FOR AN EAST AFRICA SAFARI ADVENTURE:
Serengeti, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro Crater; Maasai trekking; Hadzabe bow-and-arrow hunting; the traditional Tanzanian safari. Ideal for both families and couples.
Luxury Kenya and Tanzania: This combines the best of Kenya and Tanzania, including Ngorongoro, the Serengeti, and the Maasai Mara. Add Rwandan gorilla trekking as the ideal sample of the best that East Africa has to offer.
Chimpanzees, Crater Lake treks, canoeing, and tree-climbing lions are all included in the traditional Uganda gorilla safari before the trek to see the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the wild.
Conclusion: For the best east Africa safari tour, book with or let Focus East Africa Tours plan and organize your safari tour since we are more based in and specialized in offering safari tours in all east Africa destinations, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and the Congo. Whether you’re planning a mountain gorilla trek in Rwanda and Uganda, Mount Kilimanjaro climbing in Tanzania, or the great wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, we offer an once-in-a-lifetime safari experience to all of these destinations. Get in touch with us today to start planning your safari; we promise you an unforgettable safari tour.