East Africa is known for its rich wildlife from large mammals to a variety of bird species and is regarded as one of the best destinations for a wildlife safari.
There is more to an East African safari from the view of wildlife grazing at the slopes the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro at Amboseli National Park, the roaming lions of Masai Mara to the breath-taking scenic landscape of the Great Rift Valley.
At Entice Africa Safaris, we have put together the best itineraries for a wildlife safari to East Africa. We will guide you in every step of planning your safari and even recommend you the best destinations you should visit depending on the wildlife you are interested in viewing. While on game drives, you will use our tour vehicles with open rooftops that will give you a clear view of the wildlife.
Some of the major parks, reserves and attractions you are likely to visit on these wildlife safaris include:
Kenya: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Samburu National Reserve. In these parks and reserves the main wildlife you will find include the big five i.e. Lions, leopards, the African Elephants, Buffalos and Rhinoceros. Masai Mara is also famously known for the great annual wildebeest migration. The peak of the migration in the Masai Mara is usually in July, August and September when millions of wildebeest accompanied by zebras and antelopes cross over the Mara river to the reserve. You can read more about the migration here (add blog link).
Tanzania: The northern safari circuit i.e. Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater. Although the best time to visit Serengeti National Park is usually during the great annual wildebeest migration, you can also visit the park at any time of the year and still have a great wildlife adventure safari.
Uganda: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale National Park and Lake Bunyonyi. Most parks in Uganda are home to primates such as gorillas and chimpanzees for example Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is known for hosting half of the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas.
Rwanda: Akagera National Park and Volcanoes National Park.
These are just highlights of a few major parks and reserves, there are also conservancies, sanctuaries and attractions you can visit such as Olpejeta Conservancy, Lake Naivasha, Hell’s Gate National Park and Aberdare National Park in Kenya that are also home to a significant population of wildlife species.
This safari will also give you a chance to see some of the most endangered wildlife species in the planet such as the white rhino, lesser kudu, Thomson’s gazelle, the black rhino just to name a few.