BEST AFRICA SAFARI DESTINATIONS – Best travel destinations in Africa

Africa has the most natural endowed best Africa safari destinations that are suitable for all sorts of activities and favoring all occasions from those looking for best honey-moon spots into the deep natural habitants to those looking for the most adrenaline adventurous experiences in the wild. Not forgetting those doing research about all sorts of animals ranging from the great crawling reptiles to the huge mammals and the rear great species.

The beauty with visiting the best Africa safari destinations is that you are not only enjoying but also directly impacting the African society as most of the travel companies and revenues from the safari destinations are given back to the communities through support to these rural remote communities and development of social services like roads and schools in these areas. We also encourage you to buy at least a souvenir from the craft shops around these great destinations so that you support those creative women in the communities.

With all that said, let me take you through the best travel destinations from each African safari country that you shouldn’t miss visiting incase you get into that country.

 

BEST AFRICA SAFARI DESTINATIONS IN EAST AFRICA -BEST TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA

So, we are to start with the East African countries which include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda to hand pick some of the best travel destinations in Africa. These safari destinations were mainly chosen according to their safari experiences and the bio diversity that is found in these travel destinations by our safari experts. We therefore highly recommend that you add them to your Wishlist as you plan for your next African safari

Country

Best Destinations
Kenya Masai Mara National Reserve
Tanzania Serengeti National Park
Uganda Bwindi impenetrable forest
Rwanda Volcanoes National Park

 

Best travel destination in Kenya | Masai Mara National Reserve

lions in kenya's best safari destinations in africa

Located in the Eastern part of Africa, Kenya is one of the most visited countries in Africa by tourists for its great diversity in wildlife. After a lot of comparisons between the many safari destinations in Kenya, we chose the great The Masai Mara as the best Africa safari destination in Kenya.

Masai Mara is the best safari park to see majority of African wildlife and game in Kenya.  The open grasslands of the Masai mara game park are best known for the huge population of the big 5 animals like the African elephants, the Masai Lions, leopards and Tanzanian cheetahs and many more other animals that span the entire mara plains.

This wildlife adventures park is home to the Mara River which winds through vast doted open short-grass plains and the Oloololo Escarpment that give the breathtaking scenery. The main light of the masai mara is the Great Migration where over 1.5 million of wildebeests and other animals to and from masai mara area which takes place every year from July to October. Apart from the game drives, you can also have the hot balloon ride for an aerial view of the beautiful animals and landscape.

Uganda | Bwindi impenetrable forest – Best Africa safari destinations

When you think of visiting this great African country referred to as “the Pearl of Africa” There are two iconic tourism destinations you shouldn’t miss visiting that are equally exciting to visit and they are Bwindi impenetrable forest for the unique gorilla trekking experience

And Murchison falls national park in the north western part of the country due to its biodiversity which boosts of over 140 mammals species, 450 birds species, 45 reptiles species and 700 plant species and the great Murchison falls that that will leave you with great memories of the Africa’s wildlife experience before you even hike up the great falls that have the most unique experience

This experience will leave you wandering the force that is water can have as you witness the great Nile river waters plunge into the narrow gorge before descending down the rocky grounds creating marvelous scenes that will give you great memories. Murchison falls national park is great for all sorts of activities that will satisfy your expectations like primate walks (chimpanzee tracking), nature walks, birding and the best game drives to see most of Africa’s wildlife ranging from all animals and birds.

Bwindi impenetrable forest – Located in the southwestern part of Uganda in the Virunga mountainous area in the Albertine rift valley forested area. Bwindi forest National Park is World Heritage Site since 1994 by the United Nations. This forest is home to the highest number of rear mountain gorillas in the world.

This forest is the most visited tourist destinations for those who wish to have a close encounter with the rear friendly mountain forest gorillas as they go by with their lives. Apart from the great gorilla tracking experiences, there are a number of other activities to do like bird watching, nature walks, community encounters.

Bwindi forest National Park is home to over 120 species of mammals including 7 diurnal primates and about 30 elephants, 27 frog species, numerous chameleons plus geckos. There are about 360 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. This Afromontane forest houses about 324 tree species, 10 of which occur nowhere else in Uganda, 100 different species of ferns.

Best Africa safari destination in Tanzania | Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is located in the northern part of Tanzania with in the Simuyu and Mara region and it’s one of the oldest and famous parks in Africa. The park is rich in different species with a total of over 96 mammals, 480 birds, butterflies, insects and reptiles which makes it one of the most diverse national parks in Tanzania.

Serengeti national park is best known for the great game drives, bird watching and nature walks done all year round.

elephant in serengeti national park one of the best africa safari destination

Some of these unique animal species of the Serengeti, include buffalo, elephant, giraffe, eland, topi, kongoni, impala, grant’s gazelle, lion, cheetah leopard, gaudy agama lizard among others.

The Serengeti National Park also inhabits unique and various birds like black-headed gonolek, fischer’s lovebird, green-backed woodpecker, ostrich, grey-backed fiscal, grey-crested helmet-shrike, hildebrandt’s starling, red-capped robin-chat, rufous-tailed weaver, southern ground hornbill, silverbird, yellow-throated sandgrouse among others.

Best travel destination in Rwanda | Volcanoes National Park

Visiting an African high-end destination is a must for so many reasons but the best of all of them is the encounter with the great African mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes national park in the Virunga area.

Rwanda’s rolling green hills and its warm hospitable people made us to add it to some of the best Africa safari destinations and undoubtedly, you will have a chance to bear us witness to the best adventure experiences while visiting this country.

gentle gorilla in the volcanoes in Rwanda's best safari destintions
the great Rwanda mountain gorilla experience is only got from the Volcanoes National Park which is located in the northern part of the country in Musanze area just a 2 hours’ drive from kigali international airport.

Volcanoes national park is best known for the gorilla trekking experience and its only compared to Uganda’s Bwindi gorilla experience but better because of its easy accessibility. Volcanoes is also good for golden monkeys trekking, visit to Dian Fossey graves, Iby’Iwacu-village cultural experience, twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo visit, Karisimbi volcano or Mount Bisoke volcano hike.

With all these variety of activities and the biodiversity in this forested area, you will never go wrong visiting this highlight park in Rwanda.

As we come to the end of the first series of the Best travel destinations in Africa, we highly recommend that you keep around for the second part of those destinations found in the southern part of Africa.

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