East Africa Safaris
Safaris in East Africa
East Africa safari trips are meant to take travelers on a safari to two or more East African nations in a single safari. Uganda, the gem of Africa, Rwanda, the country of a thousand hills, Tanzania, Kenya, and Congo are among the nations to visit on East Africa safari excursions. Each of these east African nations has its own distinct and exciting tourist attractions, which include primate species such as gorillas, chimps, golden monkeys, baboons, monkeys, mammal species such as the Big 5 game, bird species, reptiles, flora species, and local community members. Several people on an east African safari trip frequently prefer to use an East African tourist visa albeit it encompasses only 3 destinations that include Kenya, Uganda & Rwanda. This indicates that to come into Tanzania, and Congo, passengers must acquire Tanzania as well as Congo tourist visas correspondingly.
Tanzania safari tours:
Tanzania is one of the greatest countries to visit when on an East Africa safari trip due to the presence of various tourist attractions, including multiple national parks, the most frequented of which being the Serengeti National Park, which is home to the wildebeests. Several passengers on an East Africa safari vacation visit Serengeti National Park to observe the migration of wildebeests, which move periodically between the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
Apart from the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania offers numerous additional national parks that are excellent sites for wildlife viewing safaris. These include Lake Manyara National Park, which is especially popular with visitors who want to see the tree-climbing lions. This may be combined with a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda to see additional tree-climbing lions, since these rare animals can only be found in two magnificent East African countries: Tanzania and Uganda.
For wildlife-watching safaris in Tanzania, there is also Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Arusha National Park, Lake Natron, and many other national game reserves such as Selous Game Reserve and Uwanda Game Reserve. Tanzania safaris include game drives/wildlife watching safaris, birding safaris, hot air balloon safaris, beach safaris, boat cruise safaris, nature walks, cultural safaris, and more.
Kenya safari tours:
Kenya has the wonderful Masai Mara national reserve, which is most known for sheltering the biggest number of animal species, including the wildebeest, which is seen on migration along the Mara River to and from Serengeti national park in Tanzania. This means that an East Africa safari tour to Kenya’s Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the greatest East Africa safaris for travelers to observe the wildebeest migrate between the two nations. Other than the Masai Mara, Kenya boasts a plethora of tourist spots, such as Lake Nakuru national park, which is noted for its flamingos and other lovely water birds.
A Kenya safari also brings visitors to Tsavo East and Tsavo West national parks, Hell’s Gate national park, Amboseli national park, Samburu national park, Mt. Elgon national park, and many more, all of which have distinct wildlife and botanical features. Kenya is also a great place to go for animal viewing safaris, birding excursions, mountain hiking safaris, nature walks, cultural tours, swimming, and boat cruise safaris, to name a few. A combined East African safari to Kenya and Tanzania is simple to plan because the two nations are adjacent to one another and have nearby national parks such as the Masai Mara and Serengeti, which are divided by the Mara River. Grab your east Africa wildlife tour to Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park to have an unforgettable adventure.
Uganda safari tours:
An East African safari without visiting Uganda is incomplete since there is so much to see in this landlocked country dubbed the Pearl of Africa. This means that Uganda is the most gorgeous place that should never be overlooked on an east African journey. A safari to Uganda allows travelers to see the most powerful waterfall in the world, Murchison Falls (the Devil’s Cauldron), which is located in Uganda’s oldest and largest national park, which also houses the big five games, as long as tourists visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary on the way from or to Murchison Falls national park.
Mountain gorillas are an uncommon and endangered primate species that may be encountered at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Uganda has the greatest concentration of endangered mountain gorillas, with Bwindi Impenetrable National Park housing more than half of the remaining gorillas. Mgahinga National Park also has one gorilla family. The Nyakagezi gorilla family is unique. Mountain gorilla trekking has traditionally been the most exciting and thrilling experience in Africa’s gem. The only world’s population of mountain gorillas may be found in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Congo’s Virunga National Park, therefore gorilla trekking safaris in East Africa are possible.
Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo are among the three destinations. Another exciting activity is chimp trekking, which takes place in Kibale Forest National Park, one of Uganda’s greatest primate locations with 13 primate species. Other chimp trekking locations in Uganda include Budongo woodland in Murchison Falls National Park, Kyambura gorge and Kalinzu forest in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Ngamba chimp sanctuary. Uganda’s savanna national parks are also excellent sites for wildlife-watching safaris, including the majestic Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is home to tree-climbing lions, and the magnificent Kazinga Channel, which is home to large populations of hippos.
Lake Mburo National Park is the greatest place in Uganda for walking safaris, while Semliki National Reserve is the ideal place for nature hikes to explore the Sempaya Hot Springs and cruise around Lake Albert. Hike some of the gorgeous mountains, such as the Rwenzori Mountains and Mt. Elgon, among others. There are several additional tourist sites in Uganda, such as Bigo bya mugyenyi, Kasubi tombs, Kabaka’s castle, Nakayima tree, Nyero rock art, and many others. Uganda is also an excellent location for religious trips, with visitors able to visit the Gadhafi mosque, Lubaga cathedral, Namirembe church, Namugongo martyrs memorials, and many more sites.
Primate-watching safaris (Gorilla trekking safaris, gorilla habituation experience, chimp trekking safaris, and Golden monkey tracking safaris), birding safaris, cultural tours, wildlife viewing safaris, climbing safaris, walking safaris, and many more activities are available in Uganda.
Rwanda safari tours:
Rwanda is another lovely destination to visit when on an east African safari. Rwanda is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills” owing to its abundance of exhilarating hills with lovely terraces. Rwanda is one of the destinations visited by travelers on an east African safari due to its beautiful attractions, which include national parks such as Volcanoes national park, which is located within the Virunga massif, which is well known for housing endangered mountain gorillas and volcanic mountains. Only in Rwanda’s volcanoes national park can travelers hike the endangered mountain gorillas, which are also located in Congo and Uganda.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is another gorgeous national park to visit in Rwanda, and it is home to 13 species of primates, including Chimpanzees, monkeys, baboons, and many more primates. A fascinating canopy walk is another wonderful chance not to be missed while on an east Africa safari, and it is only available in Nyungwe forest national park Rwanda. Visit Akagera National Park in Rwanda for exhilarating game drive activities in the savanna vegetation cover and a boat tour around Lake Ihema. Aside from the National Park, Rwanda is regularly visited by tourists who want to learn about Rwanda’s history and visit genocide memorial sites where thousands of Rwandese were massacred in cold blood.
Lake Kivu is also a lovely lake to visit while on a Rwanda safari because of the amazing views of the surrounding area, including Mount Nyiragongo, which is located in Congo and is part of the Virunga range, among other things. In general, Rwanda offers a variety of safaris, including gorilla trekking safaris, chimp trekking safaris, golden monkey tracking safaris, canopy walks, Lake Kivu exploration, volcano hiking safaris, Dian Fossey hiking safaris, nature walking safaris, birding safaris, and cultural tours to Ibyiwacu cultural village.
Congo safari tours:
Congo, like any other country in East Africa, is a great place to visit when on an East Africa safari trip to see its gorgeous features, such as Virunga National Park, which is home to endangered mountain gorillas and Volcano Mountains. Another place in Congo to visit is Kahuzi Beiga National Park, which is home to Eastern lowland gorillas. Among the most fun safaris in Congo are Nyiragongo hiking safaris in Virunga National Park, mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park, and an Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari in Kahuzi Beiga National Park. Any of these safaris can be coupled with safaris from any other nation in the East African area to create a complete East African vacation.
The best time to go on an east African safari depends on the activities that are planned; otherwise, a safari to east Africa can be done at any time of year; however, the best months to visit the parks in east Africa are during the dry months when the parks are dry, lodgings are dry, and wildlife sightings are easy.
For example, the dry months are ideal for monkey observing safaris, wildlife viewing safaris, strolling safaris, hiking safaris, and beach visits in East Africa. The vegetation cover is minimal in these months, allowing for easy sighting of wildlife and easy trailing through during hiking and trekking safaris, whereas the rainy months are the best months for birders to visit East Africa because most bird species reproduce in the rainy months and also visit the forest due to the abundance of food to eat.
Travelers who want to see the wildebeests on their migration, on the other hand, should visit east Africa during the months of July, August, September, October, and November when the wildebeests move across the Mara River.
Book your East Africa safari travel to either two countries within an East African area or a safari that includes all five countries: Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Congo. Monumental Expeditions & Safaris is always ready to create a customized itinerary for you based on the places you choose to see.