Where to go and what to do?
The four countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda are home to the original safari. Your options here are as endless! This area offers everything from the Wildebeest Migration to Gorilla trekking, from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro down to the Serengeti plains.
With the increasing infra-structure of East Africa’s tourism facilities, it is possible to be viewing lions in the Serengeti today, to being set to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda tomorrow!
Whether it be mountain climbing, wildlife safaris, open water diving or beach holidays we can arrange any one, or all, depending on your preferences.
The ultimate Safari destination
Tanzania is the ultimate Safari destination. Offering you big names such as Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National park. Tanzania has some of the largest National parks on the continent that are unique in that they are in complete natural balance. Animal populations are not managed/manipulated by park officials. There is therefore no better place to experience the Out of Africa style of safari.
Tanzania still offers some of the most remote and unique off the beaten track safari experiences such as the wilds of Selous, Ruaha and Katavi National parks. It also offers prime chimp viewing in Gombe and the Mahale mountains; this is where Jane Goodall conducted her research on chimpanzees.
From Bush to Beach, Tanzania has the spice islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia offering everything from the Resorts style hotels to your personal beach chalet or ultimately your own private island getaway.
The original safari destination
Kenya is the original safari destination, and probably the leading country in East Africa to market what it has to offer. Most of us are familiar with the impressive images of wildebeest crossing the Mara river, the flamingos in Lake Nakuru or Cynthia Moss’s elephants in Amboseli National park with Kilimanjaro towering in the background all of which spells out Kenya.
Kenya’s tourism infrastructure caters to everyone. For the safari first timer on a budget, Kenya offers the best value for money safari packages in east Africa. For the more adventurous, Kenya has incredible walking safaris and horseback safari to enjoy nature in a completely different way. And for the safari old timer who wants to escape the crowds and enjoy being in the bush, Kenya offers the option of intimate and exclusive camps set up on secluded private ranches where you will be hosted by the owners themselves.
Apart from Safari, the Kenyan coast offers some of the best beach holidays in East Africa, offering activities such as Kite Surfing, windsurfing, Scuba diving and barefoot beach luxury.
the land of a thousand hills
Rwanda – ‘the land of a thousand hills’ is an impressive country both for its stunning scenery as well as its people. After the tragic events of 1994 the nation hit rock bottom but today Rwanda is probably one of the safest countries to travel through, you can really feel the optimism and the determination of the people to put the past behind them and take the country forward.
Rwanda is incredibly scenic, the Virunga Volcanoes are only a few hours drive North of Kigali and home to the famous mountain Gorillas where you can take part in a gorilla trekking safari – not a cheap safari but worth every cent, knowing your visit will help protect these amazing gentle giants! Less known but just as beautiful is Akagera National park in the East and Nyungwe Forest in the southern part of the country which is fantastic for primate viewing (chimps) and bird watching.
With the new International flights connecting Europe with Kigali and Kilimanjaro, it is getting easier to combine a migration safari with a gorilla trekking experience.
the pearl of Africa
Uganda is known as the pearl of Africa, and offers the world in diversity! This is where the savanna of east Africa meets the jungle of West Africa, and through the middle is the start of largest river on the continent, the Nile!
A primate heaven you can trek into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga National park to see the mountain gorillas or visit Kibale National park to see the chimpanzees and other primates.
Boating safaris in Queen Elizabeth National park and Murchison Falls allows you to enjoy the big African mammals up close and personal.
Because of the overlap in savanna and forest, bird watching is also at its best here, including the rare shoebill and many Albertine endemic species.
For the more adventurous there is the chance to raft the rapids of the Nile (not for the faint hearted) and hike the Rwenzori ‘mountains of the moon’ to enjoy some of the most picturesque views on offer.