Africa is the birthplace of safari, a Swahili word meaning “journey”. Classic Africa safari tours game drives offer the impressive sights of any game safari with wildlife that adapts to its ever-changing environment.
Africa safari tours for a journey to the incredibly diverse, wildlife, and culture-rich African continent should always be well planned to reach the desired destinations.
From the grassy savannah plains to the lush tropical rainforests, diverse cultures, cities, white-sand beaches, and isolated wildlife habitats, Africa becomes a heartbeat that beckons even after you leave the safari.
Acacia Safaris has multiple trips through Africa and expert partners who plan all kinds of Africa tour trips to different destinations with perfect itineraries. Here are our African Safari Tours destinations;
Dubbed the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is indeed a country worth visiting with lots of safari activities to do and attractions to see.
Uganda is a travel destination actually suitable for any type of tourist be it solo travelers, couples, families, groups, children, or students. There are activities suitable for everyone.
Any tourists from any part of the world can visit Uganda and have a safari at any time of the year as long as they make prior preparations and bookings.
There are also age restrictions for some activities and the minimum age for entering most of the national parks is 6 years and children below the age of 15 are not allowed to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Persons below the age of 15 are also not allowed to undertake chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo forest, or Kyambura Gorge close to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
For these activities, travelers especially families can decide to have the children stay back at the hotel or ask Acacia safaris to customize kid-friendly activities for them at the time the adults are having their activities.
When planning to visit Kenya, there is always something to choose from as the country offers diversity to suit all kinds of travelers. Here are the different kinds of Kenya tours to undertake.
Budget Tours. Safaris in Kenya can be cost-effective but depending on what you choose for your trip. Budget safari holidays help to keep the whole cost affordable and a good way to see much more.
To travel budget, choose to travel by road rather than flight though this is not mandatory. Kenya has a very efficient tourism transport sector and therefore easy to take flights between destinations. The travel vans have open roofs that are used for open game viewing during game drives.
Chartered fight transfers. Though traveling by road is considered affordable, transfers by chartered flights help cut log road journeys between parks.
Light aircraft help reduce the long hours spent on drives and therefore giving more time to be spent in the parks. Flights also offer such amazing ariel views of the wildlife below and the scenic landscape.
Camping. Kenya has such amazing hotels and lodges crafted to offer the best of hospitality and comfort during the safari.
However, choosing to go camping for part of your Kenya safari is such an authentic way of experiencing the wild. Camping is such a wild experience that gives you a closer feeling of the wild and also flexibility.
Walking safaris/nature walks. In most cases, safari game drives will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle, however, choose to have a walking safari or nature walk for one of your experiences.
This is one of the real one-off adventures in the wild. Walking safaris are safe and guided by knowledgeable armed park rangers through designated trails of the park. Beach holidays.
Visiting the beach is one perfect way to relax but also have an experience of the cool Indian Ocean breeze. Beach holidays are ideal for any kind of traveler including honeymooners.
The country is a big hub for African safaris with several wildlife circuits for long tours. With 16 national parks and several wildlife reserves, Tanzania is a good tourist destination and with the diversity, travelers with a few days could wonder which kind of tours to choose. The best Tanzania safaris are determined by the great activities and attractions to see in the country.
A very scenic and beautiful land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is one of the increasingly popular African safari destinations.
Known as a small and beautiful country formed of several scenic hills, the country may not be that typical African safari destination but still home to several wild species that can be spotted on safari.
Gorilla trekking, wildlife viewing, chimpanzee trekking, birding, and cultural tours are the top safari activities in Rwanda.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is the most popular activity undertaken by tourists. An easy to trek and close mountain Gorilla Park from the country’s national airport is Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.
When Dian Fossey decided to stay in Virunga and interact with the mountain gorillas, she was definitely the first human to closely relate with these species in the wild.
Her book was later turned into a movie version titled Gorillas in the Mist and this drew worldwide attention to mountain gorillas.
Rwanda may not be the ultimate Africa safari destination for wildlife tours but if you want a scenic tour within a beautiful setting, Akagera National Park should be on your list.
The park is home to the big five wildlife African game which are the Buffaloes, Rhinos, Leopards, Lions, and Elephants.
Birding Rwanda is one perfect choice for any ardent birder. The country is relevantly small in area and therefore can be birded within a short period of time.
Rwanda has 703 bird species recorded within her boundaries, 510 species known to be resident and 183 being seasonal and migrant birds.
Here are some of the recommended itineraries that tourists can choose when going on the East Africa safari.