Africa is a destination that fills many prospective travelers’ dreams! This is a magical continent that has a lot to offer, ranging from exclusive wildlife safaris in Kenya and Tanzania, great wildebeest migration, gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and D.R. Congo, mountain treks, cultural emulsions and heavenly scenery to admire. Africa has so much to offer and only one safari cannot be enough.
Beyond wildlife and gorilla safaris, this huge continent is surrounded with vast oceans from the cold Atlantic Ocean on the western coastline to the Indian ocean on eastern coastline. Therefore, beach holidays and leisurely stays are something to look out for while here. Zanzibar archipelago, Ssese islands in Uganda and Mombasa beaches are notable destinations for all those travelers searching for exclusive and such leisurely experiences.
Uganda is country of natural heavenly scenery, friendly and warm people, rich diversity and magical natural features. The highlight of any safari to Uganda is absolutely a visit to either Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park for incredible gorilla trekking. But also Uganda is filled with other wildlife destinations where over 1000 bird species and approximately 500 mammal species and 13 species of primates call home; such national parks include Murchison falls national park, Kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kidepo national park, Rwenzori mountains national park, Semliki and Lake Mburo national parks.
Remarkably, chimpanzee trekking is another highlight beyond gorilla trekking. This experience only happens largely in Kibale forest as well as other small destinations like Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu and Budongo forests. Another behind-the-scenes experience with chimpanzees is at Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary where you are able to visit rescued, orphaned chimps at a much close range.
A land known for its wealthy cultural heritage, Rwanda has for the past 26 years suffered and learnt from the horrible experiences of genocide where almost 1.2m people lost their lives; but all was not lost as up to date different museums and genocide sites have been set up to showcase as well as educate the current and future generations about the deadly conflict that happened in this beautiful country. Today, the country has resurrected and developed to become one of the most peaceful in Africa, filled with warm people, the rural Rwanda that was littered with the remains of dead people and blood is now marked by stunning scenery and evergreen flora.
The friendly atmosphere of Rwanda makes every traveler yearn to come and visit. Rwanda is most known for its 3 stunning national parks, with each unique in its own way; Volcanoes national park which is popular for gorilla trekking, Dian Fossey research center, golden monkey trekking and cultural tour to the nearby Ibyiwachu cultural center and so much more. Other parks are Nyungwe forest, known for chimpanzee trekking, canopy walk and tea plantations visit as well as Akagera national park for game viewing and leisurely boat cruise along Lake Ihema.
A safari to D.R. Congo is definitely “not for the faint hearted” but no worries, peace has been reinstated and now travelers from all over the world can visit this prestigious destination with no fears. This is a renowned destination of vast biodiversity as the Congo Basin alone encompasses about ¼ of the world's intact rainforests, 2nd only to the Amazon in South America.
Most remarkably, the D.R. Congo is home to the most prestigious primates – mountain gorillas and lowland gorillas located in Virunga national park and Kahuzi-Biega national park respectively. Gorilla trekking here takes place all year through, with most visitors arriving via Kigali and then drive northwest wards to Goma boarder which is closer to Virunga national park, and via Changugu boarder in south west of Kigali to access Kahuzi-Biega national park.
Kenya is the birth place of all African safaris; the home of Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru – two of Africa’s most iconic tourism destinations. Given its direct accessibility from world’s top markets like London, Keya has seen its tourism industry grow to tremendous heights from the early ‘80s till to date. Kenya’s presents Africa’s most stunning diversity, ranging from rugged hills, savannah plains to ocean – side vegetation and montane forests. enjoy finest game viewing opportunities in Masai Mara ecosystem and impressive wildebeest migration safaris, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha for walking safaris, horse riding and mountain trekking on Mount. Kenya.
Don’t miss cultural interactions with the remote Masai and Samburu people; watch their energetic dances, craft and handiwork on the outskirts of Masai Mara, Amboseli and Samburu national parks respectively. For travelers searching for glistening, relaxation and rewinding experiences, Mombasa and Lamu ocean beaches won’t disappoint along Indian ocean coastline. Kenya is a historical safari destination with its history dating back to the beginning of 19th century but her warm hospitality and fine tradition is still lively till date. With her almost – untouched wilderness, exclusive experiences, enthusiastic cultures, intimate luxury lodges and bustling towns / cities, Kenya is without doubt a safari destination to visit in the 22nd century and beyond.
Behold! The home of Serengeti and Ngorongoro is here. What else should bring you to Africa if not Tanzania? Commonly referred to as “essential Tanzania”, it is home for first-time visitors, where they visit the luring Northern Tanzania to admire its magic marked with Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire national park and Lake Manyara national park.
All these are famous destinations that make Tanzania’s northern circuit a magnet for many prospective travelers all over the world. Tanzania is a priority place for wildebeest migration, best game viewing experiences, vibrant cultures, rich history and stunning scenery.
The “land of beaches” as it is famously known, Zanzibar is Tanzania’s finest relaxation hub after the safari adventure in northern wildlife parks. Zanzibar is located off the shores of Tanzania in the middle of the vast Indian ocean, spanning about 40km wide and 90km in length. Two major islands that make up this vast archipelago are Unguja and Pemba islands. Stone town is Zanzibar’s capital and a prominent administrative city with rich slave history, warm people, colorful art, ancient buildings and authentic Swahili culture. In 2000, Zanzibar was turned into a UNESCO world heritage site due to its cultural importance and diversity.
Whether seeking for complete getaways, beach relaxation, cultural encounter, Zanzibar is a perfect destination to escape from the bustle and hustle of the city. Beyond just beach holidays, Zanzibar is home to Jozani tropical forest which inhabits different primates, birds and some cats like Zanzibar leopards and so much more.