A safari trip can be a great idea for travel lovers, adventure seekers, and nature lovers. Tourists can explore East Africa’s parks, spotting amazing wildlife, and enjoying exciting activities such as hiking and game viewing. East Africa offers the best safari experience to travellers, and suits the needs of every kind of traveller. Here are the best East African safaris for every type of tourist and travel lover!
Game drives are a popular way to explore East Africa’s safari parks. The drive is led by a naturalist who knows the area and its sights. The drives are scheduled for when the animals are most active and can be seen easily. At Selous Game Reserve, travellers can drive around and spot amazing wildlife, such as hippos, rhinos, elephants, crocodiles, giraffes, cheetahs, and wild dogs. At Nairobi National Park, one can book a personal game drive and find animals such as jackals, lions, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes, hippos, wildebeests, hyenas, zebras, cheetahs, gazelles, Nile crocodiles, elands, warthogs, giraffes, impalas, hartebeests, waterbucks, and baboons! Tourists can also enjoy night game drives where they can find nocturnal creatures such as hippos, leopards, porcupines, lions, mongoose, aardvarks, bushbabies, pangolins, foxes, genets, and hares. Game drives are ideal for tourists who want the best experience and see the best animals without getting too exhausted and physically drained.
Walking safaris are an excellent way of exploring a national park as they allow visitors to be physically active and environmentally friendly. Accompanied by travel guides, they can walk around the grassland, or go for a short hike, during which they can spot birds and wild animals. At Gombe Stream National Park, tourists can climb up the slopes to find apes, chimpanzees, and monkeys. In Ruaha National Park, one can walk around and spot amazing flora and fauna. The park is home to animals such as lions, buffaloes, and leopards. Tourists can also enjoy the view of the red soil and baobab trees! Tourists who want to stay active as they explore the park can opt for walking safaris
Travellers who want to do something unique and different can opt for a hot air balloon safari, which provides an aerial view of the park and its wildlife. Tourists enjoy a bird’s eye view of the region and watch the wildlife without being interrupted by other visitors. The tranquility of the experience and the unique sights make the ride unforgettable. Guests at Maasai Mara and the Serengeti can enjoy a hot air balloon safari where they can spot wildebeests, warthogs, gazelles, zebras, elands, impalas, and waterbucks. This is the perfect safari for tourists who seek a private and exclusive experience.
Cycling tours are the ideal type of safari for physically active tourists who want to explore lots of areas in the park but in an eco-friendly way. This experience is more private as the cyclists ride themselves, and can cover more distance than a walking tour. Arusha National Park is a great spot for a cycling safari, and tourists there can find animals such as buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, hippos, monkeys, and waterbucks!
A horseback safari is a unique and exhilarating experience that allows tourists to be physically active as they explore the safari park in an extraordinary way. They can ride alongside the herds of zebras, antelopes, or wildebeests, or gallop around the vast grassland. The horses are trained for this, and travellers are accompanied by expert guides. Tourists can enjoy this kind of safari at Mount Kenya, the Maasai Mara, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Tanzania-Kenya border. Those who can ride and love such exciting experiences should go for a horseback safari!
Another amazing experience is a photographic safari, where tourists visit a scenic location, such as Kilimanjaro National Park, and take photographs of the breathtaking views as they explore the park. They can take pictures of the landscapes, stunning flora and fauna, and the colorful birdlife. The photographer needs to bring all necessary equipment, and find the perfect spot, such as a waterhole or a mobile hide, from where he/she can get the perfect image that will capture their memory forever. Travellers who love photography and stunning natural sights can opt for such a safari.