When it comes to safaris in Africa, expect to take part in variety of adventure experiences and you will be rewarded by lots of memories. A safari to East African region gets you the best of Africa’s authentic experiences. While on safari in this particular part of the continent, you opportunity to explore its breathtaking landscapes, wondrous wildlife a mention but a few. Below are some of the soft adventures to take part while on safari in East Africa.
Witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration
If there is that one magical wildlife experience you need not to miss out while on safari in East Africa then it is wildlife viewing/witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration. A safari to witness gigantic wildebeest migration is such a rewarding wildlife experience that offers you a great opportunity to get the best views over thousands of wildebeests. Wildebeest migration normally takes place during June to July and there are several safari offers from tour operators in Kenya and Tanzania.
The best way to explore East Africa is by embarking on wildlife safari. Game viewing safaris in this region offer you a great opportunity to catch a glimpse at big African game-Lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos as well as several antelope families, birds, zebras a mention but a few. These natural wonders can be best explored while on game drive via stunning savanna grassland parks in East Africa and while on safari Kenya for instance, the notable places for you to embark on wildlife safari include Aberdare National Park, Tsavo National Parks, Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park; in Uganda, you can pay a visit to Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and others; in Tanzania-you can pay a visit to Serengeti national park, Lake Manyara national park, Kilimanjaro national park, Selous game reserve, Ngorongoro conservation area and many others; in Rwanda, Akagera National Park is the only savanna grassland wildlife park that offers you opportunity to view the big five game and several other wildlife species.
Witness the thunderous Murchison falls
Get the best of breathtaking views over one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls on the Nile River; the mighty Murchison Falls! While on a Uganda safari, don’t miss taking a safari in Murchison Falls National Park. This waterfall straddles within Uganda’s largest conservation area in the northwestern Uganda. While here, you will be welcomed by powerful roar of this waterfall as it squeezes itself within a narrow gorge of about 7 meters. To get here, you can embark on a boat cruise then take a hike to the top of falls or drive via the southern side up to this magnificent site.
There are also several adventure activities that you can take while in Murchison Falls National Park. Enjoy game viewing on the northern banks of the Nile or go for a thrilling primates safari in the Budongo Forest or Kaniyo Pabidi Forest. Lots of animals can be seen including chimpanzees, baboons, elephants, buffaloes, etc.
East Africa is endowed with water bodies most of which favor amazing water sports like boat cruises. To get the best of boat cruise experiences, consider visiting the following sites a must while on safari in East Africa. Lake Victoria, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park which takes you via Kazinga channel. While on boat cruise, expect to encounter most of the crocodiles, hippos and water birds.
Discover what Africa holds for the world when it comes to unique cultural experiences. Cultural walks in East Africa take you through different communities to explore more about African cultures, way of life and traditional practices. The best cultural experiences in this region include jacaranda workshop, Browse Masai markets, visit Shanga in Tanzania, the Batwa pygmy, Bakiga community, Igongo cultural center in Uganda, Iby’Iwacu cultural village in Rwanda, the Manyatta in Karamoja area and many others.
Hiking and nature walks
For nature lovers, nature walk is the best way for you to explore what East Africa holds for the world when it comes to natural wonders. Nature walks in this region can be best explored in most of the national parks and while on this experience, you have a chance to see variety of birds, to explore most of the plants and tree species, butterflies a mention but a few. In Uganda, the ideal places for you to take part in this lovely experience include Budongo forest, Kibale Forest National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi National Park, Aberdare forest, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park a mention but a few.
In conclusion, East Africa isn’t only for thrilling adventures but also for you to get the best of soft adventure experiences.