East African Safaris Experiences
Our tailored East African safari packages offer a wild world waiting to be discovered with stays in luxury camps and lodges. The beautiful display of the annual Great Migration in Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara, is a unique spectacle that occurs as huge herds of wildebeests and zebras follow the fresh grazing that sprouts in the wake of the annual rains.
On savanna game drive safaris in Kenya’s northern regions, spot local species including the endangered black rhino, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra and the long-necked gerenuk. Travel on an East African Iconic luxury safari to Tanzania, where you can visit the Ngorongoro Crater, formed by the collapse of an extinct volcano, where more than 30,000 animals thrive in enclosed grassland.
Intrepid travellers may experience a different side of East Africa with a safari in Uganda, where chimpanzees and mountain gorillas live free in the forests. Track a family of gorillas with an expert local guide on two days of safari trekking that find you blazing a path through the thick rain forest and climbing rugged jungle hills. This unique but challenging safari offers an unforgettable way to connect with the endangered mountain gorilla.
Visiting Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda & Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. See tour details
If you want a top of the world experience, combine a the annual migration and Uganda’s mountain jungles and meet the famous mountain gorilla and the “BIG FIVE” African game on the same trip.
Best time to go on an East African safari
Gorilla trekking can be done all year long, but the best time to go gorilla tracking is from June to August and December to February. At these times, the forest trails are drier and therefore less slippery. Also, your chance of a dry gorilla viewing experience is higher during these months. This might result in a better experience and photography will be easier.
In relation, the East African savanna trips offer good wildlife viewing throughout the year, but the rainy months (March, April, November and December) make some of the roads difficult to navigate, and wildlife might be more difficult to spot. The driest months (from late June to October) are the best for wildlife viewing because vegetation is thinner and animals gather around rivers and water holes. The wildebeest migration and the river crossings in particular are difficult to time, but your best chance to witness this spectacle is in late September and October.
East Africa’s destinations are very safe to visit, in our opinion. The developed parks and reserves in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda are usually considered safe. Most of theese parks are get huge numbers of visitors and produce a lot of revenue. For that and other reasons, the government makes sure security is their highest priority.
Now you can fly to most parks, which is not only the most comfortable, but also the safest way to travel. Self-drive visitors need to take caution when driving to the parks. The roads can be bad sometimes, and a breakdown is not out of the question especially if you’re driving 600km to the park.
Malaria & Vaccinations
Several vaccinations are needed before coming to East Africa in general. Malaria is the biggest health concern for visitors to Kenya, and antimalarials should be taken. Using mosquito repellent with a minimum of 30% DEET and covering up at dusk is also highly recommended to minimize the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes.
Safety while Wildlife Viewing
Please respect safety precautions regarding wildlife watching. There is no need for paranoia, and actual incidents are very rare. However, keep in mind the potential danger and unpredictability of animal encounters. Listen to the advice of your guide and use your common sense.