Which are the best safaris in East Africa? East Africa is home to a plethora of classic African wildlife safari destinations. Masai Mara National Reserve, Murchison Falls National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Nakuru National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Akagera National Park, Kibale National Park and the list continues. Then there are the bucket-list experiences like gorilla trekking and the wildebeest migration. Making sense of how everything works together and what can be done on a typical vacation, on the other hand, might be daunting. Fortunately, Explore Rwanda Tours has you covered with a wide range of excursions to suit everyone’s interests.
Explore the Northern Circuit of Tanzania.
Look no further than Tanzania’s Northern circuit for an action-packed safari with plenty of variation. Lake Manyara National Park, a picturesque treasure in the Rift Valley, is only a short drive from Arusha. It’s famous for its tree-climbing lions and spectacular birds. After that, you’ll spend a few of nights at Serengeti National Park. Large herds of grazers roam the unending plains, and predators are never far away. You may also get the opportunity to witness Africa’s most stunning wildlife show, the Great Migration.
You’ll drop into the Ngorongoro Crater on your route back to Arusha. The wooded crater rim provides an ideal setting for the animal drama that unfolds on the crater bottom. You’ll witness more creatures in one day than you ever imagined, including the endangered black rhino.
Visit Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya
A Masai Mara wildlife safari is the best way to see magnificent animals in a traditional African environment. Come here between August and October to witness one of the world’s largest wildlife spectacles, the great migration. On a 4- or 5-day safari, you may spend the night at Lake Nakuru. This picturesque Rift Valley Lake is well-known for its abundant wildlife and seasonal flocks of flamingos. It’s also a good site to watch white and black rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hippos, and other wildlife.
Primate Trekking and Wildlife Safaris in Uganda.
A gorilla trekking safari in Uganda is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Looking into a mountain gorilla’s eyes is not only thrilling, but also extremely touching. After an early breakfast, you’ll accompany your ranger into the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in western Uganda, a veritable rainforest wonderland. Following the gorillas’ trails on slick woodland pathways can be difficult, but the payoff is an hour with these gentle giants. A 5-day Uganda primate and wildlife safari might end with a couple days at Lake Bunyonyi or Queen Elizabeth National Park. The former is perfect if you want to relax after your gorilla climb in a beautiful setting that is ideal for trekking, swimming, and canoeing. The latter if you want to see elephants, buffalo, and even tree-climbing lions on a short typical savannah safari.
Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris in Rwanda.
On a Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, you may follow in the footsteps of world-renowned primatologist Dian Fossey. You’ll be lodging in the Virunga Mountains, right outside Volcanoes National Park. Dian Fossey first habituated gorillas here in the 1960s, and it is still possibly the greatest spot in the world to witness these gentle giants. Other activities available here include golden monkey trekking, climbing to the original gorilla research camp, and summiting one of the Virunga peaks for the truly daring.
A 5-day Rwanda wildlife safari might also include a visit to Nyungwe Forest, one of East Africa’s most stunning rainforests. A suspended canopy walk provides an unusual bird’s eye view of the forest surroundings. You will be able to witness some of the 13 primate species found in Nyungwe Forest, including chimps.
Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking safaris in Rwanda are also combined with wildlife viewing safaris in Akagera National Park. The park offers visitors a chance to view savannah wildlife animals including the Big Five animals lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and the Cape Buffaloes. Among some of the best activities to do while in Akagera park include, game viewing, boat cruise, hot air balloon and rhino tracking to mention but a few.
At Explore Rwanda Tours, we offer some of the best wildlife safaris in East Africa. Please do contact us to book a safari to any of the East African destinations including Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania .