Best Wildlife Safaris in East Africa

Explore East Africa’s best wildlife safaris

Africa has some of the most captivating places to visit in the world. East African destinations including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda are very popular among travellers looking for best African wildlife safari experiences, culture and beach holiday.

A safari in East African offers travellers an opportunity to enjoy some of the most captivating wildlife experiences in the world. From enjoying the big five safaris and watching the breathtaking Great Migration in Serengeti and Masai Mara in Tanzania and Kenya to trekking the endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda and Rwanda, East Africa is the perfect destination for the best wildlife experiences in the world.

wildbeest migration in east africa

Wildlife safari destinations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are among the top 10 most visited safari parks in Africa in 2021

Top 10 African Safari Parks in 2021

  • Serengeti National Park – Tanzania
  • Ngorongoro Crater – Tanzania
  • Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya
  • Kidepo Valley National Park – Uganda
  • Okavango Delta – Botswana
  • Moremi Game Reserve – Botswana
  • South Luangwa National Park – Zambia
  • Lower Zambezi National Park – Zambia
  • Mana Pools National Park – Zimbabwe
  • Mala Mala Game Reserve – South Africa
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve – South Africa

These are some of the leading safari parks on the African continent that offer some of the best wildlife experiences in the world including day and night game drives as well as self-drive safaris.

gorilla trekking in Uganda

Trends shaping the future of African safari

The future of safaris in Africa according to National Geographic (NAT GEO) is being shaped by 5 trends including community conservation, anti-poaching innovations, eco-tourism, emerging new African destinations and women empowerment including female wildlife rangers and tour guides.

From gorilla tours in Rwanda and Uganda to community conservancies in Kenya, these new trends are effectively being implemented. For instance, the Masai Wilderness Conservation Trust has 30,000 acres of community land where lions, elands, zebras live in harmony with people. The Trust supports the local Masai in terms of saving wildlife and in offering visitors best activities including bush walks and night game drives.

In Rwanda the land of “A Thousand Hills”, the new luxury property Singita Kwitonda on the edge of Volcanoes National Park with 10 habituated gorillas families, was designed to be sustainable with minimal impact on the environment. The lodge was built with locally available materials and doesn’t have air conditioning to consume hydro-energy. Instead, it has an innovative ventilation system that draws in fresh air to cool the rooms.

While travel to Africa post Covid-19 pandemic faces challenges, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. The World Health Organization (WHO) vaccination program has helped to contain the spread of coronavirus which eases people to travel and visit East Africa.

East Africa Wildlife Safaris

The East African single tourist visa and easy flight connections mean travellers can combine Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya in a single safari holiday. Paid once for $100, the single East African tourist visa allows multiple entry for 90 days and is cheaper option than purchasing individual visas for the three countries not including Tanzania.

Tanzania wildlife safari

Tanzania has the highest number of wildlife in Africa with about 4 million animals which are protected in over 30 game reserves across the country. Wildlife destinations of Tanzania are divided into three circuits namely; the northern circuit, southern circuit and western circuit.

The northern Tanzania circuit is the most popular with Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park. Other attractions in northern circuit include Olduvai Gorge, Lake Natron, Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, Mt. Meru (4,566m) and Arusha town the safari capital of Tanzania. These can be covered in a single Tanzania itinerary.

Major highlights of northern Tanzania circuit

The Serengeti plains are home to wildebeest migration along with high numbers of lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and giraffe found in all sectors of Serengeti National Park namely; Seronera valley central, west around Grumeti river and southern plains near Lake Victoria where wildebeest calving season takes place.

There are private concessions /game reserves and conservancies around Serengeti National Park. They offer exceptional luxury lodges and tented camps; game viewing activities including dining in the African bush, guided walking safaris, community visits and nighttime game drives to search for elusive nocturnal animals like leopards. Private concessions and conservancies in Serengeti National Park include Singita Grumeti in the western corridor, Loliondo concession in north east Serengeti, Mwiba lodge and Wildlife Reserve in Arugusinyai River gorge near Ngorongoro crater.

Ngorongoro Crater, a better place to see big five including black rhino, cheetah, African wild dog and flamingos than anywhere else in Tanzania. Ngorongoro crater rises to 3,522 meters above the floor and there are lodges located on top of the cliff such as &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge best for honeymoon in Tanzania with spectacular view of the crater below. The crater floor measures 19 km diagonally with an area of 264 km2 about 30000 mammals live inside the Ngorongoro crater including lesser pink flamingos, ostrich, kori bustard among over 500 species of birds.

Game drives take visitors into the crater for big five safaris and game viewing. But, there are unique attractions outside the crater within the greater Ngorongoro Conservation Area including Ndutu plains wildebeest migration route. While staying in Ngorongoro crater, half or full day cultural visits to masai, Hadzabe Bushmen on Lake Eyasi and Empakai crater hike can be done.

Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks are separate but linked to one another by a private concession. The Burunge Wildlife Management Area, a 20,000 hectares of African bush is a migration corridor for elephants moving between the two parks. The area also includes Chem Chem Safari lodges which offer guided bush walks, game drives and masai community visits in both parks.

Despite neighboring each, Lake Manyara and Lake Tarangire offer different game viewing experiences. Lake Manyara National Park is home to tree climbing lions, giraffe, reedbuck, leopards and over 300 birds including flamingos. Viewing animals is done by boat cruise on Lake Manyara in addition to 4×4 game drives. The park covers about 345 km at the foot of Ngorongoro highlands in the Great Rift Valley. The vegetation consists of hot springs, riverine forests with mahogany, acacia and fig trees; swamps, grasslands and escarpments which are different from other parks in the northern circuit.

On the other hand, Lake Tarangire National Park is a place to go for birds and huge herds of up to 300 African elephants are often seen in the Tarangire river bed along with buffalo and giraffe. The park is also home to unique mammals such as African wild dog, fringe-eared Oryx and long-necked gerenuk. The Tarangire ecosystem is a migratory route for wildebeests coming from Serengeti to Ndutu plains in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Mount Kilimanjaro at 5,885 meters above sea level is Africa’s tallest mountain located in northern Tanzania circuit. Despite its altitude, hiking to the summit Uhuru is gentle compared to Margherita peak (5109 m) hiking Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda.

There are several routes for climbing Kilimanjaro, but the northern circuit route including Lemosho and Marangu. These routes have the highest success rate for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the best time is January, March, June and October. Weather on Kilimanjaro can be cold especially at the summit Uhuru temperatures can drop to negative -20 and -29 degrees Celsius.

Northern Tanzania circuit is accessible by road networks that require long drives between parks. These roads can be difficult to navigate during March to May due to heavy rains. To save time, travelers can choose fly-in-safaris from Arusha town or Kilimanjaro airport to Serengeti National Park.

Tanzania safari in the Southern and Western circuits

As most travelers head to the north, the southern and western circuit remains isolated, remote and without crowds. The means of getting to parks like Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve in the southern circuit and Gombe Stream National park in the west is to fly from Dar-es-Salaam or anywhere in north circuit to airstrips within the parks.

Ruaha and Selous are the main destinations in southern circuit with a true sense of wilderness. For instance, Ruaha National Park covers 20,000 km is the largest in Tanzania with 10% of lions in Africa. Activities to do in Ruaha include guided walking safaris and game drives allowing visitors to look for elephants along with African wild dogs, leopard, greater Kudu, roan and sable antelopes. Drained by River Ruaha, the landscape is unique with baobab trees, huge granite rocky outcrops and hills which is good for photography safaris.

Selous Game Reserve is a UNESCO world heritage site covering 48,000 km with Rufiji River meandering through tracts of African bush, plains and palm lined lakes including Lake Manze and Lake Nzerakera. These lakes offer boat safaris to view hippos and crocodiles along with game drives to look for elephants, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, rare antelopes including Puku and Sable. It’s also the only game reserve in Tanzania for spot hunting. Accommodation in both Ruaha and Selous consists of luxury lodges and camps including Ikuka camp, Kichaka camp, Pumuzinda safari lodge, Chengeta safari lodge etc.

The western circuit on the other hand offers chimpanzee trekking in tropical forests of Gombe Stream National Park made famous by primatologist Jane Goodall and Mahale Mountains on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, the deepest (1436 m in depth) and longest (660 km) lake in Africa. Primates trekking in the southern circuit is paired with game drives in Katavi National Park with huge herds of buffaloes and break in the tranquil Rubondo island national park located on the south-west shores of Lake Victoria.

Magical Kenya Safari

Known as the “land of the original safari,” Kenya is the most visited country in East Africa. The country gets its fame from award-winning Hollywood movies including Out of Africa, Disney Lion King which were filmed in Masai Mara.

Kenya’s tourism is well-developed with professional safari guides, good infrastructure both accommodation and transport which guarantees romantic stay and easier access by road and air from the capital Nairobi to most of the national parks.

Some of the best Kenya safaris include visiting Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve for 4×4 game drives and hot air balloon safaris to witness the Great Migration and search for the big five mammals. Visit the local Masai and Samburu tribes, discover their traditions and community conservancies in Kenya which contain more than 15 million acres of land. For instance, Lewa conservancy on slopes of Mt. Kenya and Laikipia plains offers camel trekking safaris, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to black rhinos, elephant, cheetah, lion and the endangered species of Samburu Wildlife Reserve including reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and Somali ostrich.

Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the best places in African for safari. The open grasslands (1,510 km2) and Mara River are rich in biodiversity including 90 mammals, over 500 species of birds and 1.5 million wildebeests.

The reserve provides several lodges and tented camps in good locations offering romantic and family friendly experiences. The best experience is a migration safari with opportunity to watch wildebeests cross the Mara River by game drive and hot air balloon safaris depending on the right season.

Apart from wildebeest migration, Masai Mara boasts large number of big cats than Serengeti National Park. Big cats of Masai Mara include 900 lions, 300 cheetahs, 800 to 900 leopards have been featured several times on BBC’s documentaries and Discover Wildlife Magazine – the “Big Cat Tale or Big Cat Diary”

Small cats such as hyena, African wild dog, civets, African golden cat, bat-eared fox, jackal etc. are often spotted during game drives in Mara triangle. This area is also a prime spot to view elephants, black rhino, buffalo, masai giraffe; antelopes like impala, bushbuck, hartebeest, oribi etc.

The Mara Conservancy is a non-profit organization formed by the local masai who offer village walks into their community. The area contains two permanent lodges; Governor’s Tented Camp and Mara Serena Safari Lodge well positioned in the southwest area where herds of the Great Migration enter and exit the reserve. In addition, a number of mobile camps are also set up every year when the season of the wildebeest migration arrives in the area.

At the edge of the Mara Triangle, there are several other tented camps such as Angama, Kichwa Tembo, Bateleur Camp, Kilima Camp etc. as well as public and private campsites. It’s possible to bring your own camping gear and enjoy bush camping safari in Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve.

Landscape of the Mara Triangle are beautiful with savannah grasslands dotted with acacia trees, Mara riverine forests and volcanic hills including Oloololo and Oldoinyio escarpments that rise 400 meters above the plains.

Masai Mara as Kenya’s top wildlife safari destination, it’s easier to access by road and air from other parks and reserves. Daily scheduled flights connect to Mara for those combing Kenya safari with gorilla tours in Rwanda or Uganda; beach holiday in Dian Mombasa.

Besides Masai mara, other best places to visit in Kenya include the following:-

Amboseli National Park for best view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain. The park also contains a population of over 1000 African elephants along with lion, cheetah and plains zebras.

Lake Nakuru National Park contains a sanctuary for about 150 rhinos including 30 black rhinos. The park is part of the Great Rift Valley of Kenya and the scenery is spectacular. In addition to wildlife, Lake Nakuru attracts thousands of flamingos every year from November through January and February to May.

Samburu Wildlife Reserve lies in a semi-arid wilderness situated on the banks of Ewaso River in Samburu county, northern Kenya. The reserve is category two protected area of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) because its home to endangered and threatened species of wildlife native to the region of Horn of Africa including reticulated giraffe (also known as Somali giraffe), Grevy’s zebra, East African Oryx (beisa) and gerenuk (giraffe gazelle).

The reserve is one of the important areas for conservation in Africa. Conservationists like Geroege and Joy Adamson lived there for some time and raised Elsa the lioness, made famous in bests-elling book and award winning movie “Born Free” Several conservancies were established on the border of the reserve and offer unique activities to view wildlife including bush walks and camel trekking at West gate Community Conservancy, Kalama Conservancy and Namunyaki Conservancy.

The wildlife in Samburu is unique and varied making it one of the best places to visit in Kenya. The reserve is home to big cats; lion, leopard and cheetah along with African wild dogs, elephants, buffalo, hippos that live in Ewaso River and over 300 species of birds.

Uganda Safari

Uganda is landlocked country located on the equator with tropical weather and climate. Visiting Uganda can be done all year-round. But, the dry season (from December to February and June to September) is the best time for gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest and game drive safaris.

Nicknamed as the “Pearl of Africa” in 1902 by Winston Churchill in his book “My African Journey”, Uganda’s 10 national parks and 12 game reserves and 14 wildlife sanctuaries comprise of a variety of plant and animal life including half of the world’s mountain gorilla population in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Spectacular scenery including snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains, crater lakes in Kasese, Kigezi rolling hills and Virunga mountain ranges in the southwest; savanna grasslands, tropical forests and wetlands.

gorilla tracking in uganda

Kampala city is 35 km away from Entebbe International Airport. Most of Uganda safaris begin or end there which offers an opportunity to go on Kampala city tour and find spots to relax around Entebbe including Sesse islands on Lake Victoria the largest freshwater lake in Africa.

Uganda safaris offer a variety of attractions and activities to do. But, visiting gorillas in the misty jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park make the Pearl of Africa a highly attractive destination for primate trekking tours.

In addition to gorillas, other primates to see on Uganda safari include golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, chimpanzees and 13 species of primates in Kibale Forest National Park and Budongo Central Forest Reserve.

Game drives in Uganda are done in four savannah parks which offer an opportunity to search for big cats like cheetahs in semi-desert Kidepo valley and tree climbing lions of Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most visited destination in Uganda but doesn’t have giraffes and plains zebras but has leopards, lions, elephants and buffaloes.  

 In Murchison Falls National Park, boat cruises along the Nile River offer a chance to spot hippos and crocodiles while hot air balloon safaris and game drives offer a balance between beautiful landscape and wildlife viewing in Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area.

Game viewing in Uganda

Wildlife in Murchison falls to encounter include large mammals such as leopard, lions, elephants, buffaloes, Nubian (Rothschild’s giraffe), Uganda kobs and over 400 species of birds including the shoebill stork. Plains zebras and impalas can be spotted in Lake Mburo National Park which offers bush walks, mountain biking and Ankole long cattle community tours.  

Elsewhere, cheetahs, lions, zebras, impalas are found in Kidepo valley National park located in the semi-arid Karamoja region the remotest part of Uganda.

Spotting the big five mammals in Uganda is relatively difficult depending on the parks visited on safari. But, visiting Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which is home to over 30 southern white rhinos and doing night game drives to spot leopards in Murchison falls provides higher chance for big five safaris in Uganda.

Depending on the accommodation selected, a number of activities can be done in addition to primate safaris and game drives. Cultural tours in Uganda and village walks around national parks offer a chance to meet people and learn about more than 54 different ethnic tribes of Uganda each with their unique food, traditional dance, music, arts and crafts.  

For instance, village walks around Bwindi and Mgahinga offer a chance to visit BaTwa (pygmies) and Bakiga in Kigezi highlands, southwestern Uganda. After a gorilla trek, most visit Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda which are beautiful places to chill out and enjoy activities including canoeing and boat riding, zip-lining and birding.


Known as the “Land of A Thousand Hills” Rwanda covers an area of 23,000 km which comprises of many beautiful rolling hills including Virunga Mountain Ranges a habitat for mountain gorillas. Rwanda is relatively smaller with limited natural resources compared to her East African counterparts. However, the country’s most important resource for tourism are 10 mountain gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park. With high end lodges including Singi-Kwitonda Lodge and Bisate Wilderness Lodge, Rwanda is one of the best luxury gorilla trekking destinations in Africa. Rwanda gorilla tours in Volcanoes National Park offer visitors on a chance to see gorillas for 1 hour in their natural habitat.

gorilla safaris in Rwanda

Rwanda safaris begin in Kigali city from where it’s easier to travel to Akagera National Park for game drives and boat safaris in search of big five mammals; and to Nyungwe Forest National Park for chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk.

Kigali city one of the cleanest cities in Africa has a variety of hotels providing accommodation on arrival or last day of a trip in Rwanda. There are many attractions in Kigali including Gisozi genocide memorial and museums including Kandt house and Rwandan art museum. For travelers looking for shopping places in Kigali city, several art galleries sell a variety of arts and craft products including paintings, sculptures, photography, traditional crafts, wood carvings and clothing. Aziz life studio and Inema art center are some of the best art centers found in Kigali.

Best Wildlife Experiences in East Africa

Big 5 safaris

The big five African animals including Lion, leopard, Black rhino, African elephant and Cape buffalo were named so for being the most difficult to hunt.

Kenya and Tanzania offer the best places to see big 5 mammals in East Africa. Uganda and Rwanda too have big five too in their parks including Akagera National Park, Murchison Falls, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. But, the chance of seeing leopard requires one to spend at least 2 nights of day and night game drives and there’s no guarantee.

On the other hand, Masai Mara and Serengeti offer high chance to spot big five in a single day with 4×4 game drives in the morning and evening.

The best places to see big five mammals in Kenya include Masai Mara National Reserve, Samburu Wildlife Reserve, Lewa Conservancy in Laikipia and Lake Nakuru National Park. Big five in Tanzania can be found in Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro crater which are in the northern circuit. Besides, seeing the big five, the southern circuit of Tanzania parks including Ruaha National park and Selous game reserve offer high chances of spotting predators like lions and African wild dogs. Cheetahs can be found in Masai Mara and Kidepo Valley National park Uganda.

Several lodges and camps often visited by lions such as &Beyond Ngorongoro crater lodge, Angama Mara Camp, Jabali Ridge Lodge in Ruaha National Park, Singita-Sasakwa in Grumeti reserve, Serian Tented Camp in North Mara Conservancy.

Best time for big five safaris in Kenya and Tanzania is June to October which is a dry and peak season for game viewing in most of the parks.

Gorilla Trekking Safari

Seeing gorillas is considered by many travelers as one of the best wildlife experiences in the world. Gorilla trekking has no actual definition but can be described as a hike into the Virunga Mountain Ranges and tropical forests of Bwindi to see mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uganda has the highest number of gorilla families (22) to track including 21 in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and 1 in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is done in Volcanoes National Park with 10 gorilla families. DR Congo has 6 families in Virunga National Park as well as lowland gorillas to track in Kahuzi-Beiga National Park.

Because, gorillas share about 98% of their DNA with humans which is evidenced by human-like behaviors including use of gestures to communicate and emotions such as mothers caring for their babies.

Booking a gorilla trekking permit will allow visitors to track a single gorilla family and enjoy 1 hour taking pictures and observing how they feed and play in their natural habitat. To spend more time with gorillas, book a gorilla habituation experience which allow visitors to spend 4 hours with semi-habituated gorilla families. Gorilla habituation is done in Rushaga sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park. A maximum of 4 visitors go for the habituation experience which makes it more secluded compared to gorilla trekking.

With gorillas being man’s closest relative, they are prone to infectious human respiratory diseases including flu and covid-19. Gorilla trekking rules and regulations do not allow sick visitors to track gorillas. It’s now mandatory to put on face masks when visiting gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Virunga National Park.

Choosing between Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo for gorilla trekking depends on interests of a traveler and overall cost of a safari one can afford. Choose Rwanda for luxury gorilla tours and moderate treks. Uganda offers budget gorilla trekking but anticipate for more active treks in Bwindi forest.

Once you decide where to see gorillas in Africa, look at the best time to go for gorilla trekking safari. The dry season during the month of June to September and December to February is the best time to see gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.

Wildebeest Migration, Kenya and Tanzania

Wildebeest migration is one of the greatest animal migrations in the world which makes it the best of African wildlife safaris. Every year over 1.5 million wildebeests migrate together with herds of hundreds of thousands of zebras, elands, impalas, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles in search of green pastures and water in the interconnecting open savannah grassland plains of Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve.

The most exciting sight to witness about the great migration is the crossing of the Mara and Grumeti rivers. Other events worth seeing are wildebeest calving and mating season. The Mara and Grumeti river crossings occurs between June, July and August to October. But, timing differs as the herds cross the rivers from different points and time as the animals try hard to avoid predators including Nile crocodiles, big and small cats like cheetahs, lions, leopards, wild dogs and hyenas.

Grumeti River and Mara River Crossings

The Grumeti River area is found in western corridor of Serengeti National Park. The areas to view the crossing from June and July are Mbalagati and Musabi plains in the south and Ruwana plains north of Grumeti River. Before crossing the Grumeti River, the herds are in their breeding season April to May in Seronera valley, central Serengeti plains.


After crossing the Grumeti River, the wildebeests move northwards through Ikorongo controlled game area and Grumeti Game Reserve. By July, the herds prepare for first crossing of Mara River and continue through August, September and October for the second crossing. The wildebeest stay in Mara Triangle up to November when they begin their journey southwards.

From Masai Mara the herds move through northern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Wildebeests, though not in large numbers can be seen in Ndutu plains, Liliondo controlled game area and Lake Manyara National park in December to January. At this time the calving season of wildebeest starts January through February in southern Serengeti plains. With abundance of about 8000 wildebeest calves being born every day, predators including cheetah, lion, leopard take chance for easy prey which make it more spectacular moments of the great migration to witness.

By March, April to May, the calves have grown and the herds are in central Serengeti moving northwards to western corridor preparing again for Grumeti river crossing, marking full year of the great wildebeest migration cycle.

Best places to stay to see wildebeest migration

There are permanent lodges and mobile camps which position themselves in different parts of Serengeti National park and Masai Mara National Reserve and offer month by month as well as year round viewing of the wildebeest migration.

In addition to seeing the great migration and offering spectacular game viewing, these camps and lodges provide romantic and all inclusive luxury accommodation. They also offer a number of game viewing activities including bush dinning, bush walks and game drives, Masai cultural tours and stargazing at night.

Places to stay for wildebeest Calving Season in southern Serengeti plains

Mobile Camps such as Asilia, Serengeti Under Canvas and Kichakani Camp, Serengeti Natioal Park offer year round viewing of the great migration on top of ultimate luxury camping and game viewing experience.

For instance, Asilia camps including Olakira migration camp, Ubuntu Migration Camp and Dunia Camp follow the wildebeest migration from Mara River crossing in north to southern Serengeti plains.

Other luxury permanent camps that offer viewing of the wildebeest calving season in southern plains include:-

  • Sanctuary Kusini permanent tented camp
  • Four Seasons Safari Lodge
  • One Nature Nyaruswiga Camp in Seronera valley
  • Namiri Plains Camp in eastern Serengeti
  • Mwiba Lodge

Places to stay to see wildebeest river crossings

  • Singita-Faru Faru Lodge, in a private Grumeti Game Reserve
  • Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, for grumeti river crossings
  • Sayari Camp in northern Serengeti for Mara River crossings
  • Kuria Hills Lodge, for Mara River crossings
  • Lamai Serengeti Camp for Mara river crossings
  • Mara River Tented Camp, for Mara river crossings
  • Serengeti Bushtops, a permanent camp northern Serengeti
  • Sanctuary Olonana, an eco-lodge in a private conservancy Mara Triangle
  • Angama Mara, set on Oloololo escapement above the Mara River
  • Rekero Camp, set on main Mara River and Telek river point of wildebeest crossing
  • Mahali Mzuri, in a private conservancy Mara Triangle
  • Governor’s Moran Camp, set close to hot air balloon safari launch point Masai Mara
  • Naboisho Camp, in Naboisho private conservancy, Masai Mara

Tropical Beach Holidays in Zanzibar Islands and Mombasa

East Africa offers greater beach holidays. For instance, Zanzibar islands, Tanzania and Mombasa -Kenya are great places to connect with African Swahili culture, enjoy water sport adventures, eat delicious food and relax on the beach.

Mombasa – Kenya

For instance, Mombasa both the old town and new blue city comprises of a mix of African, Portuguese and Arab (Islamic) cultures. From architecture, customs and traditions to food and souvenir. Some of the best beaches in Mombasa include Nyali beach located in the old town of Mombasa, Bamburi beach and Dian Beach. These feature a number of watersports; dhow cruises is the most amazing. Dhow boat cruises are traditional Swahili sailing vessels used many centuries ago. The cruise boats take visitors on full or half day excursions.

Zanzibar Islands

The beautiful Zanzibar Islands in the Indian Ocean are located 40km from mainland Tanzania. Known for their beautiful beaches worthy of a beach holiday, a blend of African, Arab, Portuguese and English cultural fee, pristine forests like Jozani Chakwa National Bay Park and Spice Islands where food is superb and delicious. Highlights of Zanzibar tour include visiting Stone Town, Jozani forest for colobus monkeys and local beaches. Best Zanzibar beaches for local experience are Nakupenda beach and Nungwi known for their beautiful scenery.

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