When one hears the words East Africa, romance and adventure will often come to mind. Large open areas teeming with wild animals, birds calling, lakes filled with hippo and crocodiles. Sunsets, dust and campfires. From the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, trekking for gorillas, the open plains of the Serengeti to the spice islands of Zanzibar, you get to enjoy Luxury and comfort in some of the wildest surroundings.
Luxury and adventure combined in the African bush. Kenya has some of the finest lodges and hotels in Africa. Away from the norm, visit the unique Giraffe Manor. The most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary. Visit the Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage, you get see and appreciate how special little elephants are.
Once you leave the hustle and bussle of an African city, head out on your safari, unwind in some of the world’s most beautiful settings, the east african bush.
The Great Migration moves between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara in Kenya, a natural phenomenon and a privilege to see.
Home to Africa’s highest mountain, incredible wildlife and beautiful coast lines. Enjoy the wonders and exceptional game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera.
Every year around the same time, the circular great wildebeest migration begins in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of the southern Serengeti in Tanzania and loops in a clockwise direction through the Serengeti National Park and north towards the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya. This migration is a natural phenomenon determined by the availability of grazing. The initial phase lasts from approximately January to March, when the calving season begins – a time when there is plenty of lush grass available after the rains. As the rains come to an end in late May, the massive herds of widebeest, zebra and gazelle head northwest.
We head South and come to the vast and little known Selous Game Reserve. The Selous is 50 000 square kilometers, one of Africa’s largest protected areas and home to large populations of elephant and buffalo. Ruaha National Park offers wonderful bird watching opportunities, more than 571 species of birds have been identified in the park.
So much to see and explore, please contact one of our Journeys Worldwide team members to find out more about the parks and areas to visit in Tanzania.
Please see our sample Tanzanian itineraries, these can be adapted to your requirements.
Tree climbing lions in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Silverback mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest and the shoebill in the swamps. Explore the diversly different habitats to see the local wildlife. The hike through the forest looking for the gorilla families is exciting and exhilirating. Spending time with the gorillas is incredibly special and memorable.
Please contact one of our Journeys Worldwide team members to find out more about the parks and areas to visit in Uganda.
Please see our sample Ugandan itineraries, these can be adapted to your requirements.