Encounter an African Big five Safari in East Africa

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An African big five safari is a truly an adventure, were travelers hunt for photo opportunities instead of occasions to kill, but they encounter the same sense that have fascinated explorers throughout history. The big five game animals can be found together in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia and Botswana, though obviously not in all parks so do make sure you research thoroughly to avoid any disappointment. African wildlife species are each incredible in their own way.

For our African big five safari through Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania with budget gorilla trekking, the big game include the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros. Many travelers trek to Africa in search of the big five and the chance to get close to these animals in their natural habitat is a once in a lifetime experience. Safaris can be physically demanding and strenuous and you may not see all the animals you expected, since most safari destinations are developing sub- Saharan nations, so travelers must take certain safety and healthy precautions. If you are planning a safari or just dreaming about it, be as prepared as possible, talk to friends who have been to Africa and research or read guide books.

Each country in Africa is different that is why we acknowledge that it is import to capture the spirit and culture of the entire country in one paragraph but below is the brief overview of some popular African destinations visited in Africa for safaris which offer vast plains and roaming packs of extraordinary beasts.

In Uganda

Uganda is one the few countries where you can find all big five, they are found in almost all the national parks in the country. In Murchison Falls National Park, it were you will find four of the big fives, with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, however other national parks that have some of the other big game.

The most famous parks in Uganda are the country’s primate reserves which include Bwindi impenetrable forest, Mgahinga forest, Ngamba Sanctuary and Kibale forest national parks which offer visitors the unforgettable opportunity to get a close look to the gorillas and chimpanzees in natural habitat. Travelers can see the big game at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls witnessing the thundering water on the Nile River, Kidepo Valley and Queen Elizabeth National park to see herds of hippos, crocodiles and exotic birds.

In Kenya

Kenya’s most abundant wildlife can be found in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Kenya hosts annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra crossing the Masai Mara’s rolling grasslands and wooded savanna. Apart from the vast great Serengeti where massive herds of animals make a migration across the plains, both Masai Mara and Serengeti lie plenty of other quality parks with abundances of wildlife including the soda lakes of the great Rift Valley  where a thousand of flamingos reside.

In Tanzania

Explore Tanzania’s unique ecosystems and abundant wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti Plains. Travel into Mahale Mountains to discover the world of chimpanzees. Tanzania houses part of the Serengeti National Park, the best park in which to see the great herds of wildlife in Africa, in Serengeti National Park, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra meld into one long unbroken chain of animals moving across the plains with a single purpose to follow the rains to greener grasses. In addition to the legendary Serengeti, Tanzania offers such games as Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro; the largest wildlife sanctuary and deepest Lake Tanganyika. The Ngorongoro Crater is unique in the entire world, an ancient caldera that looks like a giant bowl filled with a hearty selection of nearly every type of East African animal. To the north lie the Lake Manyara, famed for superb birdlife, and nearby Tarangire National Park offers breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains to the south.

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