As a travel company specializing in custom-made tours in East Africa, we want to discuss five reasons to consider an East Africa Safari today and why it remains the main Africa Safari destination of all time.
1. Rwanda & Uganda Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Gorilla trekking is the top list activity when it comes to visiting Rwanda or Uganda and for a good reason. The amazing population of gorillas is found in three national parks, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda neighbors to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park in Uganda, and Virunga National Park in DR Congo.
Since the three parks are connected, gorillas know no borders which allow them to roam between different parks. Visits are well-coordinated and require pre-bookings which are usually made through a local tour operator. The nonphysical demanding gorilla trekking activity is accessible to anybody fit for a moderate hike. Gorilla permits are charged $1500 in Rwanda and $700 in Uganda.
2. Tanzania and Kenya Teeming Wildlife Safari
Yes, you cannot talk about things to do in Africa and ignore Tanzania and Kenya wildlife safaris. When you think of Africa wildlife, these two countries appear on the first page as the historical safari destinations.
Safari, a word from Swahili- the main language spoken in Tanzania and Kenya and the rest of the eastern African region- is usually found in travel guides as far as wildlife trips are concerned. Call it flying tours, game drives or wildlife tours, East Africa has all safaris and tours you may need. A perfect blend of wildlife and cultural trips allows you to explore the Big Five- lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard and the infectious cultural heritage.
3. Burundi Royal Drummers
Where is Burundi & what is Burundi known for? The first question would be- where is Burundi on the map and what is it known for? Good that you have asked. The country lies in the great lakes’ region of Africa. It shares borders with Rwanda, DR Congo, and Tanzania. Burundi has an amazing multitude of happy and friendly people who are proud of their country.
Gishora drum sanctuary found in Gitega is a must-see place with your trip to Burundi. Young and senior tourists have found the site one of the most interesting things to do in Burundi. Yes, the Burundi drum is a UNESCO heritage. Gishora is a tranquil place with particular charm and exquisite appeal. Batimbo are the classical dancers who perform to the echoes of tambourines. The performers have toured Washington, Montreal, Munich, Berlin, and Tokyo just to name a few, as an instrumental part of the acclaimed international festivals.
4. Cost of an East African Safari
As a life-time experience, a safari to Africa is possible in various versions depending on the accommodation comfort you opt for. A life-time east African safari can be organized in different versions from the midrange to the luxury safaris. It all depends on the comfort of the accommodations you opt for. The average cost per person per day ranges from $300 for midrange tours while luxury tours can go up to $700 and above.
5. Accessibility and Language
Whether you fly from Europe, USA, Asia, it is so easier to get here. Tour guides in East Africa are an integral part of the journey to provide an exquisite vacation experience. In fact, they can make the trip very special and their local expertise is an added value. There are well-trained locals who speak fluent English and truly enjoy sharing their knowledge with tourists. Unlike online travel agents, local tour companies can use their local expertise to customize a trip for families, individuals or small groups by including other cultural and historical spots. East Africa is a blend of wildlife and cultural riches.