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East Africa safari is home to two of Africa’s most popular safari destinations: Kenya and Tanzania – as well as gorilla encounters in the rainforests of Uganda and Rwanda, and the tropical beaches of Zanzibar.

East Africa Safari

East Africa Safari

With its rolling grasslands, a diverse wildlife population, colourful Maasai and Samburu warriors, and luxurious lodges and tented camps, East Africa offers a classic Out of Africa safari. Tourists are warmly welcomed to the country, and the infrastructure is excellent, especially the network of airports serving the far-flung reserves via the international air hubs of Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.

East Africa

East Africa is home to two of Africa’s most popular safari destinations – Kenya and Tanzania – and gorilla encounters in the rainforests of Uganda and Rwanda, as well as the tropical beaches of Zanzibar. Our clients’ reviews and our extensive travels in the region can be found here, along with some of East Africa’s best experiences.

Samburu

Samburu, migration, and the Masai Mara in Kenya

Kenya’s world-famous Masai Mara reserve hosts the region’s spectacular wildebeest migration seasonally between August and November, but it also has one of the most diverse wildlife populations year-round. Safari highlights in Kenya include the Amboseli and Samburu wildlife reserves. Kenya is a great place to combine gorilla trekking, tropical islands like the Seychelles, and Tanzania’s top reserves.

Kenya safari

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Maasai, migration, and natural wonders in Tanzania

Tanzania’s three most famous safari destinations – the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara – are conveniently situated in close proximity to the ‘Northern Safari Circuit. They provide some of Africa’s very best Big 5 game viewing and Wildebeest migration safaris.

Tanzania’s south-central region is less well known but offers uncrowded game viewing in wonderful reserves such as Ruaha, Selous, and Katavi. If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-track adventure into the wilderness, the Mahale Mountains along Lake Tanganyika are fascinating – you will find forests full of chimpanzees and clouds of butterflies.

Tanzania’s Serengeti – the setting for the annual wildebeest migration between January and August – and Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, are among the top travel bucket lists. Safaris in Tanzania combine well with gorilla trekking, tropical islands like Zanzibar, and Kenya’s top reserves.

Tanzania safari

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Gorilla trekking & game viewing in Uganda

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is home to endangered mountain gorillas. Thanks to a groundbreaking partnership between local communities, national parks and tourists trekking to see gorillas, the gorilla population is growing.

Gorilla trekking offers one of Africa’s most unique and unforgettable experiences – encounter wild gorillas in their natural habitat, with no fences, and no interference other than gentle habituation to the presence of humans in the rainforest.

Uganda is also a famous bird-watching destination with exotic migrants and abundant resident species. It offers Africa’s best on-foot chimpanzee encounters at Kibale Forest and unique combination safaris featuring big game and big primates in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks.

Uganda gorilla trekking safari

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Rwanda: Africa’s easiest gorilla trekking

Tiny Rwanda punches above its weight when it comes to an East Africa safari. Fly into the capital Kigali and, within a matter of hours, you’ll be in the emerald world of the Volcanoes National Park, the rainforest home to several mountain gorilla families. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda combines well with safaris in Tanzania and Kenya as well as tropical islands like Zanzibar.

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Rwanda’s unique environment and kind, welcoming people provide one-of-a-kind experiences. This is a country characterized by its impressive biodiversity, volcanoes, and highland rainforests that are home to the gorillas.

Rarely experienced in isolation, a Rwanda gorilla trekking safari combines well with other East African destinations such as Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

There is more to green and hilly Rwanda than meets the eye: it is also home to the primate-filled Nyungwe Forest National Park, where boisterous chimpanzees frolic and the skies are filled with a myriad of birds.

And in low lying eastern Rwanda, Akagera National Park offers big game viewing in a diverse savannah setting with safari heavyweights including lions and elephants.


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