Best adventure tours in East Africa – East Africa is one of the greatest adventure capitals in the whole of Africa, the region consists of Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and South Sudan however Burundi and South Sudan are not popular safari destinations amongst the East African countries
The region offers wide range of activities like gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park and Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park, wildlife viewing in Tanzania and Kenya and not forgetting the great wildebeest migration that takes place between July and October where wildebeest lead the migration and are followed by Zebras, Elands and Gazelles in what is regarded as one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth.
Our experts have carefully handcrafted the top destination in some of the East African countries that you will have the trip of a lifetime with an extreme adventurous safari
Uganda is a landlocked country bordering South Sudan in the North, Kenya in the East, Rwanda and Tanzania in the South and Democratic Republic of Congo in the west and the country is a top destination for gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park and white water rafting in Jinja where the source of the Nile starts from, the two activities involve active participation making it one of the top adventurous activities in Uganda
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Rwanda is called the land of a thousand hills and the country is surrounded by hills and the rainforest North West of the country’s main capital Kigali is the home to the endangered mountain gorillas that roam in the rain forest at the edge of the Rift valley, Our top adventurous holiday destinations in Rwanda are trekking the Mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park and Canoeing on Lake Kivu which is one of the greatest beach destinations in Rwanda
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Tanzania is one of the best destinations in East Africa for game viewing in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater where the great wildebeest migration takes place and our two adventurous safari holidays in Tanzania are Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro and scuba diving in Mafia Island in Zanzibar beach, the safaris to hiking the Ruwenzori’s can run through from June to September and beach holidays in Zanzibar can be an all-year adventure vacation however June to October will be your peak
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Kenya has a wide range of safari activities to offer from wildlife viewing to beach holidays and it’s one of the diverse tourist attraction destinations in Africa our top two adventurous safari holiday destinations in Kenya are walking safaris in Masai Mara and horse riding safaris in Chyulu hills national park
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–The dry season in most East African countries runs from June to October and that collides with the summer holidays in Europe and travelers should expect crowds of tourists in major tourist attractions if you like more of exclusive and fewer tourist numbers you should consider travelling in the low season in the month March, May, October and February
-East African safari destinations offer both Budget, Mid-range and Luxury lodges but a booking is required from June to September and from December to February
-A minimum of 15 days will be perfect to explore Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya however this may be a nonstop adventure without a lot of leisure time and we recommend a break in Zanzibar or Diani beach for relaxing beach holidays after the busy schedule
-The wildebeest migration takes place between July and October and travellers should consider booking in advance as the lodges are usually booked out earlier as the many travellers travel to east Africa to witness the wildebeest migration and the same applies to Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda
-Due to primate trekking activities in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania the minimum age limit is usually from 12 years for chimpanzee trekking and 15 years for gorilla trekking so when planning family safari travellers should ensure their kids fall under those age range to be able to participate on those safari activities.