First time visitors to Africa are generally interested in one of two trips 1) a trip to South Africa and/or Zimbabwe that combines wildlife, coastal landscapes, culture, cities, and natural wonders of the world or 2) East Africa – Tanzania and/or Kenya. Today, we will discuss East Africa and will discuss South Africa next week. But let’s be honest, to get a full dose of either, you need to attend our event next Wednesday! Our next few weekly emails are just snippets of info to whet your appetite for all things Africa travel.
Tanzania is known for one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring natural phenomena on the planet, The Great Migration, which is an annual migration of millions of wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras.
Some of the top activities in Tanzania include:
- Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
- Visiting a Maasai Village
- Safari in the Serengeti National Park
- Enjoying a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti
There’s no bad time to go to Tanzania, but peak season is June through October, when Migration river crossings are most likely. Tanzania’s ‘green season’, between November and March, is much quieter, wet, but can witness new babies being born. Rains are heaviest in April and May.
Tanzania is ideal for travelers who want to explore culture in addition to wildlife, want to experience The Great Migration, and seek a variety of landscapes and experiences in a single country. Not that you have to stick to one country! Tanzania is often combined with Kenya.
Kenya offers a wide variety of safari tours including: horseback riding, safaris along the Chyulu Hills, game drives in Amboseli National Park, and walking safaris in the Masai Mara. Kenya sets the standard for exceptional game viewing. The most rewarding of these Kenya safari tours are guided by the local Maasai people who grew up with the land and became expert, certified guides.
Kenya is known for its unique and luxurious properties set within remote natural surroundings, in addition to an abundance of wildlife and enchanting culture. As you might know, we are big fans of luxurious properties around here. One such example is Kenya’s famous, Giraffe Manor where you may share your breakfast with a giraffe each morning! Photo courtesy of Giraffe Manor.
Some of the top activities in Kenya include:
- Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Laikipia Plateau
- Amboseli National Reserve
- Samburu National Reserve
- Tsavo East National Park