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Pecise travel guide to East Africa’s Treasures and Mysteries– Looking for an ideal place to spend your safari holiday vacation/ break off from the busy schedules of every day life, transfer to the vast beautiful East Africa in any country to experience the best safari encounters. The region is blessed with so many various attractions which one can spot and these vary from Wildlife encounters, hiking adventures as well as bird watching expeditions. The region includes five different countries with unique adventurous encounters to offer and these include Uganda also known as the Pearl of Africa due to the numerous natural resources as well as rare wildlife species it has and the most prominent ones are the tree climbing lions at Queen Elizabeth and the Gorillas. There is Kenya with the fast growing Nairobi City as well as the unique balloon safaris which give tourists the opportunity to spot the various wildlife species in the park at an aerial view in a distance of 5meters as well as the flamingos that flood the numerous Lakes around the country and the remarkable great wildebeest migration. There is also Tanzania with Serengeti where the great wildebeest migration starts/ transfers from as well as the tree climbing lions which make it a very exceptional safari destination for all. You can also transfer to Rwanda to discover the rare species of Mountain Gorillas as well as the legendary Museums and Genocide Memorials where you will learn more about the tragic event of the 2004 genocide in which very many people lost their lives especially the Tustis who were the inferior ones compared to the Hutus. There is also Burundi which is not so exposed as the rest when it comes to the tourism industry although has something to offer like bird watching at Rusizi National Park, Livingstone Stanley Monument which is located in the city as well as chimpanzee tracking at the prominent Kibira National Park.

This guide has information to enable you transfer to all the destinations you want to while on vacation in any of these countries while on holiday. Whether you are a budget, luxury, mid range, solo, family and experiential traveler, you are welcome to experience the best adventurous encounters in the region. The guide will help inform you on when to go, what to carry and what to do while on holiday vacation.

The various countries in the region vary according to the physical features that the country has from the rivers to lakes, wildlife and primates. Follow through the points below to enjoy the best of what East Africa can offer to you while on holiday safari vacation.

What to Do

Other than being the best safari destination around Africa, the region offers extraordinary safari activities to all kinds of travelers that transfer here while on holiday vacation safari. The countries around have numerous attractions that make them stand out for example;

Uganda; there are numerous attractions like the rare species of Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable & Mgahinga National parks, Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Ngamba Island, Kalinzu Forest, Budongo Forest-Kaniyo Pabidi Eco tourist site, Kyambura Gorge, the water falls, wildlife species of Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo, Semliki National Parks. If you are looking for a honeymoon or boat cruising experience, the country is blessed with numerous water bodies like lake Victoria to various islands, River Nile on which activities like bungee jumping, white water rafting etc take place.

Kenya; the country also has numerous safari activities as well as attractions to offer to all tourists that transfer there while on holiday safari adventure and these include;  wildlife encounters at Masai Mara, Amboseli, Nairobi, Samburu, Tsavo East national parks where you will spot various wildlife animal species like the lions, zebra, wildebeest, leopards, cheetah, jackals, impala, Thompson’s gazelle, etc. The country is one of the best places to spot one of the world’s wonders i.e the great wildebeest migration where many hoofed wildlife animals transfer through the Masai Mara & Serengeti ecosystems according to changes in seasons. There are also lakes like Nakuru where birders can transfer to and here they will spot the beautiful Lesser and greater flamingos. The country also has beautiful coastline beaches which attract many different honeymooners.

Tanzania; the most prominent safari activity and tourist attraction here is visiting to watch and experience the great wildebeest Migration which takes place through the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem. There are also other attractions around the country for example the wildlife safari adventures in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Mountain Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Mahale Mountains National Parks etc. You can also transfer to Zanzibar for exceptional beach holiday experiences.

Rwanda; here the most popular safari activity carried out is Gorilla Trekking which is done at the prominent Volcanoes National Park and it is a very amazing activity since you will get an opportunity to enjoy watching the rare primates enjoying their habitat to the fullest through breast feeding, playing, patrolling, copulating, nurturing, etc hence having the experience of your time. Other than this, you can also enjoy chimpanzee tracking at Nyungwe Forest National Park and wildlife Safaris in the vast green Akagera National park. You can also take on a city tour around the clean, safe beautiful city of Kigali.

Burundi; the country does not have a lot of safari activities as well as attractions to offer despite the fact that there are some attractions that can be enjoyed and these include; the chimpanzees that can be tracked in Kibira National Park. You can take on a city tour around the numerous museums so as to learn about the history of Burundi as well as the leaders before.

When to go

All countries in East Africa are good to visit due to the unique various activities as well as attractions to offer hence have the varying amazing times to visit so as to enjoy the best. For example;

Uganda; transfer to the country during the dry season in the months of June, August-September this gives good visibility as well as clear photography to keep for memories. Tracking the primates is also easy since navigation through the thick forest vegetation to numerous places within the parks is easy. April to October are not so ideal for during these the rain is a lot and navigation through paths is difficult as well as photography.

Kenya; visit Kenya to enjoy the best of the country in the dry season during the months of January to December since during these months, the wildlife animals are wandering around the green vegetation hence clear photography and the birds of the air are frequently transferring from one place to another. In the months of July to August, the great wildebeest migration is also traversing the Mara River to Serengeti National park.

Tanzania; transfer to Tanzania to experience the remarkable movement of the wildebeest and other four hoofed wildlife animals like the zebra, impala, Thompson’s Gazelle etc in the months of July to August an encounter and experience that is so amazing. You can as well as transfer to other destinations like the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to watch and spot various wildlife animal species.

Rwanda; visit the tremendous country of rolling hills while on vacation in Africa to enjoy the best safari experience for the best time to visit is during the dry season that occurs in the months of September, October and November since during these you will take clear photos and have easy navigation. The rainy season takes place in the months of December to February.

What to Carry

  • Light clothing; like long sleeved shirts, trousers that are not jeans, rain jackets, sweaters, etc
  • Firm rubber trekking boots/ shoes to enable you navigate through the rugged terrain vegetation trails.
  • Leather woolen gloves to protect you from getting pierced by thorns along tree branches
  • Scarf for wrapping around the necks when it is cold
  • A pair of binoculars to watch the animals in a distance as well as sun glasses.
  • Sun screen to smear when its too hot in any of the countries
  • A cap/ Hat to cover your head
  • Bug spray to protect you from getting bitten by mosquitoes hence preventing from malaria
  • Don’t carry expensive electronics for these might attract thieves/ goons but don’t forget to carry chargers/ adapters to recharge your battery
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergencies like cancelled flight, stolen passport, loss of luggage etc
  • Books and an E-reader to keep you occupied while relaxed at a balcony in the evening
  • Don’t forget to carry your passport as well as other necessary documents to help you access the borders.

Documents and Visa Requirements

There are many different documents needed while transferring from one destinations to another around the various safari destinations around East Africa. For a travel passport is a must because you cannot fly out and into another country with out a passport. Around East Africa, you must have documents like the National ID’s, East African Visa which would help you access any country of your choice in East Africa. These apply for residents of East Africa and would like to cross the border to other neighboring countries. you must carry a yellow fever card for you won’t be allowed to traverse any border with out it or you will be requested to take the vaccination. You must carry an international driver’s license if you are going on self driving around the countries so as not to be inconvenienced in any way.

Health

Ensure to carry the bug spray to protect you from being bitten by mosquitoes and this will prevent you from being infected with malaria. You can also carry medication / cure to also treat you in case you are infected with Malaria. Ensure not to take any tap/ un boiled water for you might be infected with typhoid which is a very deadly disease to all kinds of travelers both international and residents. While in these countries, ensure not to just sleep around with random new people without protection for the AIDS/ HIV infection is on the rise.

Safety

All countries around the regions are safe depending on what precautions you  the traveler take for example you must not travel to places with expensive electronic gadgets, jewellery for these might attract thieves and goons who might attack after being attracted to the expensive items. You should ensure not to move at the wee hours of the nught especially with out your guide for tat may put your life in danger.