Why East Africa is the best social distancing holiday destination? – The global pandemic has changed the mode of travel and at Great Adventure safaris we still think that East Africa should be your top social distancing holiday destination and this is based on the experience of our past travelers that traveled with us to Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda after travel restrictions were lifted in these countries and this is why you should travel to East Africa with confident for your safari vacationRead more about the best time to visit East Africa
Most tourist attractions in East Africa offer intimate lodging facilities of 8-10 rooms offering the best services during your stay and with such a low number of rooms the risks of any spread of the virus are low as all the visitors come with PCR Negative COVID tests on arrival and departure
Most safari destinations are located in the remote countryside and this puts you in low-risk areas of contracting the virus and we say East Africa is extremely safe to travel to any time
All properties we use have their staff routinely checked and trained on how to protect themselves and the visitors from spreading or contracting the COVID 19 virus so the staff are well informed and this will make handling of services easier and safe for our travelers
Currently, lodges are admitting half of their capacity so this gives enough space to the visitors to enjoy the lodges and at the same time stay safe from any risk of spreading or contracting the Virus
Most travelers arriving or departing any of the East African countries are expected to present a negative PCR test so this makes it safe for everybody making east Africa a safe destination for a safari holiday
East Africa over years has proven to be the wildlife playground in Africa and also a safe and top primate tracking destination in Africa below are our top safari destinations to travel to in East Africa
Serengeti national park forms one of the dramatic wildlife scenes in the animal kingdom, the annual great wildlife migration which takes place between July and October, and the wildlife calving season that takes place in the Ndutu area where 8000 calves are born within 3 weeks from February to March
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is in northern Tanzania. It’s home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration. Hominin fossils found in the Olduvai Gorge date back millions of years and this is one of the top holiday destinations on our list
Zanzibar Island is the main island in the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar. Stone Town, part of Zanzibar City, is an old trade center, with mosques and winding lanes. The 1883 House of Wonders is a former sultan’s palace with a clock tower. The Old Fort now houses a cultural center and a stone Amphitheater. Underground aqueducts fed hot water to the late-19th-century Hamamni Persian Baths.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in south-western Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with villages (Manyattas) of Maasai people.
Diani Beach is a major beach on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It is located 30 kilometers south of Mombasa, in Kwale County. It has been voted Africa’s leading beach destination for the fifth time running since 2015.
Volcanoes National Park is a national park in north-western Rwanda. It covers 160 km² of rainforest and encompasses five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains, namely Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga, and Sabyinyo, and is home to the mountain gorillas and the endangered golden monkeys
Part of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Kivu in the west of Rwanda is surrounded by magnificent mountains and has deep emerald green waters covering a surface area of 2,700 km2. It is Rwanda’s largest lake and the sixth-largest in Africa.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, covering 32,092 ha, is one of the largest areas in East Africa which still has Afro-montane lowland forest extending to well within the montane forest belt. Located on the eastern edge of the Albertine Rift Valley and believed to be a Pleistocene refugium, the property is a biodiversity hotspot with possibly the greatest number of tree species for its altitude in East Africa.
The most accessible of Uganda’s major rain forests, Kibale is home to a remarkable 13 primate species including the much localized red colobus, L’Hoest monkey. Kibale’s major attraction, however, is the opportunity to track the habituated chimpanzees.
A Natural Wonder of the World Believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa, Lake Bunyonyi is a body of water in south-western Uganda near the Rwandan border, and one of the country’s top natural treasures. And, at 1,962m above sea level, the lake enjoys moderate temperatures year-round, cool in both the mornings and evenings. Great adventure safaris organizes wildlife and primate tracking safaris to all East Africa holiday destinations, contact us now to help you customize a holiday.