Why book tours to Africa?
With its world class game reserves, Kenya is arguably East Africa’s safari capital. The famous Masai Mara national park is the setting for the continent’s spectacular wildlife sightings, most notably the great wildebeest migration which happens between August and November every year, but more so boasts most diverse and huge populations of wildlife in the region. Other safari destination highlights in Kenya include Amboseli and Samburu wildlife reserves, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Nairobi National park, Tsavo west and Tsavo East National parks and so many others. One can easily combine a safari in Kenya with gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, tropical beaches of Mombasa and Zanzibar as well as several Tanzania’s premier safari destinations.
From the famous Serengenti national park, Ngorongoro conservation area, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Arusha to Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania is a big deal as far as wildlife safaris in Africa is concerned. Millions of travelers flock the iconic Serengeti for countless opportunities of sighting the world’s most beautiful landscapes, species like the big cats, witnessing dramatic moments of the great migration and huge populations of birds and mammal species. For an off-the-beaten path experience into the wilderness, the exotic Mahale Mountains along Lake Tanganyika are fascinating; you find forests filled with endangered chimpanzees, abundant flora and glorious clouds of butterflies.
Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park shelter over half of the world’s total mountain gorilla population, over 1000 bird species and huge array of mammals. Uganda is now a famous bird-watching destination with both residents and exotic migratory bird species inhabiting the most epic birding destinations. Uganda as well offers Africa's best on-foot chimpanzee trekking experiences in Kibale, Budongo and Kalinzu forests, plus Kyambura gorge and a unique combination of wildlife safaris featuring big game in Murchison Falls, Kidepo, Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth National Parks.
Tiny Rwanda punches above its weight when it comes to African safaris. Fly into the bustling capital Kigali and, within a few hours, you are fully immersed into the emerald world of the Volcanoes National Park, a misty rainforest home to over 12 habituated mountain gorilla families. Rwanda is also home to over 13 different species of primates in south-western based Nyungwe forest national park as well as Akagera national park in the east for epic wildlife encounters.
When to Travel to Africa
Everyone loves an African safari but to stay away from rain-swept beaches and where'd-everything-go savannahs, you need to be in the right place at the right time. There is no single best time to visit Africa and every season is travelling season in Africa but there is obviously that best time for safaris. Each time has its advantages and each destination has its best moments, especially the Masai Mara and Serengeti national park where the seasonally-driven great wildebeest migration happens. The best safari season in Africa is absolutely the dry months, running from June to Early October and Mid December to late February. This is the time when there is little undergrowth and treks are easy and wildlife sightings are clear than during rainy seasons. The low season when travel to Africa is less recommended include months of March to May and Late October through to early December. If you haven’t yet decided when to undertake an African safari, it's time to choose where and when to travel; with flexible dates, you can now arrange your safari better by understanding Africa's seasonal patterns.