Where to go on East African safari in January? – January and February are the months of holidays, mostly winter break holidays and many travellers are looking for safaris/holidays all over the world but if you are looking for a winter break safari in January and February, we have done a handy guide and please red this blog post and you choose where to go on East African safari in January.
Our answer to your question is, yes the African Continent and East Africa in particular is a clear option for magnificent experience and holiday. Gorilla trekking, savannah safari animals, big cities and sandy beaches give fantastic and the best experience with a lovely break from the cold months back home.
Basing on our experience, Great Adventure Safaris gives you inspirations and recommendations for your East African holiday in January.
Your safari to Tanzania in January or February offers an excellent experience and the best photographic holiday. If you are looking to see fascinating wildlife, impressive savannah plains or to unwind at the water’s edge, then Tanzania is the best holiday destination for you.
On your holiday to Tanzania, visiting the Serengeti National Park is a must, in January the national park has the hottest temperatures with average daily temperatures of up to 28 degrees as January follows shortly after the rainy season in November, the nature is fresh, fruitful and it is less barren in this period.
One of the month’s highlights on the endless plains of the Serengeti is when the gnus and Zebras calve and January is good for this fascinating experience, as the new-burns must quickly get on their feet, but the dilemma but of it, they are easy targets for the big predators often hiding nearby.
As a matter of fact, you cannot leave Tanzania without visiting the sun and sandy beaches and this is an obvious choice for you. The paradise islands of Zanzibar offer dry season in the month of January. Take a stroll at water’s edge on the chalk-white sandy beaches and hear the slow crashing of the waves. Or jump into the azure sea and experience the colorful world below the water surface. Sun bathing and you can also opt for other activities like visiting the nearby cities to explore the history concerning culture.
Alternatively, if you want a safari experience as far as your eyes can see and way beyond your human expectations. Kenya is the best choice for you. January and February are fantastic months to visit Kenya, and we always recommend you to end your safari with a relaxing beach holiday.
The temperatures and weather in Masai Mara, Kenya’s best known game reserve, offers year’s hottest temperatures and only with little rains, hot days and chilly nights, the nature is lush as the month is shortly after the wet season of November.
Masai Mara is one of truly major and magical experience in East Africa. The national reserve is a habitat to all the big five animals, gorgeous nature and the red-clad Masai people. You are always green about what you will experience on your game safari in the reserve. But will be an experience without equal, with an additional visit to the Masai village and see how the tribe lives.
Also think about the Amboseli National Park, where you will also find exceptional experience around January, including days and chilly nights. You will have great opportunities to see birds spending winter here. The National park is also a home to large herds of elephants, giving you a achene for a perfect picture with majestic Kilimanjaro to the south as the back ground.
If trekking the wild habituated mountain gorillas in the natural habitat is on your wish list, a winter break holiday to Uganda, s your excellent choice.
Uganda has one of its two dry seasons in January and February, bringing more sunny days and fewer wet paths for gorilla trekking. As Uganda is in a tropical area zone, you should expect little rains each day however the experience is unbelievable and without doubt the highlight of you holiday in East Africa.
When you follow the trail heads in Bwindi impenetrable National park to find our close relatives and the great apes, as the name of the forest suggests, the mountain gorillas lives in dense rain forest and a habituated gorilla family consists up to 10 members and still they are giving birth to babies meaning the members can easily increase. Gorillas are quite curious animals, meaning that although you must not go up close to them, these apes are wild and can still come closer to you, to get a close look.
If you would like to experience more fascinating wildlife in Uganda, you can book to trek chimpanzees, these shy apes live in Kibale forest National Park, chambura gorge and Budongo forest in Murchison falls National Park. Uganda has a lot to offer and wildlife experience like tree-climbing lions of Ishasha sector, the behavior of these lions is quite unusual and they only live in Lake manyara National park in Tanzania and Queen Elizabeth National park in Uganda.
East Africa is a land of safari tours beyond the ordinary experience and each country offer magnificent experience over the other but you can book with Great Adventure safaris to enjoy a combined safari of your life time experience, from savanna, big five animals, mountains, mountain gorillas, big cities, incredible water falls, culture and beach holidays basing on your interests.
Feel free to contact one of our Safari experts to help you choose where to go on East African safari in January and you escape winter chills back home