While a passionate traveler on a East African safari may wonder what’s the countries to explore for a thrilling adventure on this safari, should just get started with the warm to have a lifetime experience and explore more as East Africa is highly endowed with breathtaking attractions and activities including a thousand hills, vast national parks and savannas, rare wildlife and bird species, unforgettable beautiful landscape views and fresh water bodies.
Safari activities that people on an East African safari can engage in for a memorable experience include boat cruising on the East African fresh water bodies such as the prominent enormous Lake Victoria, game viewing in a wide range of National parks for example Tanzania’s vast Serengeti national park, Kenya’s Maasai Mara and Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth national park, sport fishing, gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi national park, Rwanda’s volcanoes national park and Congo’s Virunga national park, bird watching, interesting cultural tours including the Ugandan Karamojong and Kenya’s Maasai, to mention but a few.
The countries to visit when on an East African Safari include Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Each of these countries differ in their own uniqueness, tourist attractions and activities. This explains why a number of visitors internationally prefer to secure one East African Visa that covers at least three destinations for a full East African Safari. The single East African Visa can enable the traveler to visit Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
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UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES.
The pearl of Africa is endowed with a wide range of tourist attractions and activities. In fact, it’s an incomplete feeling when one misses out on this lifetime experience while on the East African safari.
With the hospitality of Ugandan people, a wide range of local tribes and different languages spoken, visitors can anticipate the best cultural tour experience in the country.
Gorilla trekking tours in Uganda.
Mountain gorillas can only be found in three countries that are all in East Africa and they are Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.
In Uganda, also known as the “Pearl of Africa” the endangered mountain gorillas can only be encountered in two tourism destinations, Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Mgahinga National Park. While Bwindi hosts a wide range of habituated family groups of about 21 habituated families, Mgahinga shelters only one habituated gorilla family known as the Nyakagezi gorilla family.
Rushaga, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Buhoma are the gorilla sectors in Bwindi national park and the most common one is known as the Buhoma sector, situated in the northern part of the park and home to about 5 habituated gorilla families.
It is on record that the country hosts almost half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the whole world and the largest population of these rare human-like primate species.
Travelers shall be able to encounter and have a one on one meetup with these beautiful giant apes during the Ugandan tour.
Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda.
Another breathtaking tourism activity enjoyed by most tourists on a Ugandan safari is chimpanzee trekking adventure in Uganda’s best primates’ destination, Kibale forest national park. The beautiful park has about 13 primate species.
Other best destinations for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda include Queen Elizabeth National Park’s famous gorge, Kyambura gorge where comely chimpanzees can be sighted trapped in dense forests of this exceptional gorge. Murchison falls’ Budongo forest is also another home for these beautiful human-like primates.
National Parks in the Pearl of Africa, Uganda.
As one can tell already, Uganda is a very comely destination for tourism that once one visits Uganda on their East African tour, guests will have another opportunity to visit a wide range of vast and famous national parks including Queen Elizabeth National Park, western part of Uganda and the second biggest park in the country.
Visitors shall also be able to visit the most powerful eye catching waterfalls of Murchison falls, the oldest and the biggest park in Uganda. Uganda is highly endowed with savanna national parks that provide the best favorable weather and great wildlife viewing activities.
The famous hot springs of Sempaya sheltered in Semuliki national reserve, a beautiful park that provides great nature walks and gives visitors another opportunity to cruise along the enticing Lake Albert.
Lake Mburo national park is another great tourist destination for nature walking safaris and the visitors get such a thrilling moment watching the comely wildlife, rare beautiful bird species along the shores of Lake Mburo, and stunning lush vegetation of the park.
The Uganda safari is just a fulfilling one with it’s another endowment with big five mammal species that include Elephants, Lions, Leopards, buffaloes and rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and all of them can be sighted in the enormous Murchison falls National Park.
Queen Elizabeth national park is also a fantastic destination in Uganda and one of the top. The vast park shelters the famous Kazinga channel with Lake Edward and Lake George in the heart of the park.
The park also hosts the rare tree climbing lions alongside other mammal species that include leopards, elephants, antelopes, hippopotamuses, buffaloes to mention but a few.
One of the highest mountains in Africa, Mountain Rwenzori is best for hiking alongside its beautiful landscape views.
The dense fertile Bwindi Impenetrable National forest and Mgahinga situated in the southwestern of Uganda are one of top most spots for exceptional gorilla trekking safaris in Africa with Bwindi alone homing half of the remaining endangered mountain gorillas in the world.
Ugandan cultural tours.
The country has one of the most thrilling cultural tour experiences in Africa. Uganda is endowed with a wide range of tribes with a lot of different languages spoken in this pearl of Africa. Each tribe carries its history and origin with pride, in fact a wide number of cultural sites have been preserved through the country’s central government to maintain and preserve informative knowledge about most of the tribes in the country.
Some of the most known cultural centers in Uganda include Buganda’s Kasubi tombs and King’s palace in Mengo, situated in the heart of the Ugandan Capital City, Kampala City. Bigo byamugyenyi and Amabeere Ga’nyinamwiru in western Uganda among many others.
Apart from the fact that Kenya is also endowed with an abundant wide range of natural resources, the country through its changing central government has put extra efforts to boost the tourism sector in the country.
National parks in Kenya.
The famous stunning Lake Nakuru national park also known as home of flamingos alongside other rare bird species is situated in Kenya and bird watchers on Kenyan safari tour can tell the park gives the greatest birding activities on East African tour.
In the heart of the country, is the Maasai Mara National park, a famous enormous national park in Kenya widely known as the home for the largest population of wildlife and the great wildebeest migration safari experience. During the peak season, Maasai Mara tour permits become a tug of war to book as there is a lot of congestion.
Visitors on the Kenyan Safari tour are actually advised to book in time and in advance. This is because of the most breathtaking and life time safari experience with the great wildebeest migration. International and local visitors from all over the world flock to the park to witness this great event.
Kenya’s Maasai Mara and Tanzania’s vast Serengeti national park are the only gifted parks that offer the great migration of wildebeest experience where a million migrating animals including Zebras, impalas and gazelles move in a clockwise formation in large numbers to Maasai Mara of Kenya from Serengeti of Tanzania via the prominent River Mara.
The dramatic river crossing along River Mara is one of the most breathtaking moments during this great activity. Guests on the East African Safari tour should anticipate to capture this thrilling but touching moment as the migrating animals dramatically and ruthlessly cross River Mara while saving their lives from the hungry crocodiles in the River.
The migrating animals move to and from Maasai Mara and Serengeti in search of lush greener pastures for food and enough drinking water. Other famous national parks in the country include Amboseli national park, Tsavo national park, to mention but a few.
Also known as the “home of a thousand hills” as a result of countless stunning hills notwithstanding its smallest size. Internationally recognized as the safest country to visit, Rwanda carries its pride as one of the cleanest cities in Africa and all citizens in the country abide by the country’s laws. The Rwandan government and its Rwanda Development board have always put extra efforts in boosting their tourism sector through Luxury tourism.
Guests on Rwandan safari tour should anticipate top notch tourism services and an opportunity to sight the rare mountain gorillas in one of its vast national parks located in the Virunga massif, Volcanoes national park.
Apart from Uganda and Congo in the neighborhood, Volcanoes National Park is the only park that offers gorilla trekking activities in Rwanda and the only spot where guests can track these beautiful human-like apes.
Other vast beautiful national parks in the country include Akagera National park, best for game drives and comely wildlife views. Nyungwe National Park is also another thrilling spot on Rwandan Safari as this enticing park offers chimpanzee trekking and homes about 13 primate species including mangabeys, baboons and monkeys.