Take A Round Trip To East Africa – Safari Advisory
“Big Game Safari and Gorilla Tracking with us at GoExplore Safaris
Our planet is filled with places that will fill your spirit with amazement, and leave you in a sense of absolute ecstasy!
Some are forgotten lands, others are little known, while for many of such spaces, we need constant and more often reminders about how lucky we are to live in this age and time.
Visit Africa and within a few moments you will experience life in abundance, and a holiday to the East African region might just be the one new thing that will most definitely leave you star-smacked!
Previously sold separately, the countries that make up the East African region have in the recent past agreed on joint promotional arrangements. The introduction of seamless borders and more specifically the availability of the East African Tourist Visa (ETV) have made it easier to combine a safari to the East African region.
The countries are different unique, and this is what makes an East African safari rich and rewarding; it gives you a taste of all senses in vast diversity.
Here are a couple of emotional experiences which we have learned to love and introduce to our clients. And let this not confuse you, all the East African countries present a lot more than what is listed below, but we just thought these three highlights would be a fine place to start.
1- Come to East Africa for the Big Game Safari, Don’t miss the Great Migration
Look back at the many years since the very first time we heard the use of the word safari, destinations like East Africa have stood the while; the test of time.
For a tourist who has been to the plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya or the Tarangire National Park and watched a leopard stalking on prey or watched a team of lionesses out on a hunt; it is everything to wish for.
The parklands of East Africa burst with a story of “survival”, but only for the fittest; from the Big Five animals to the most insignificant yet individually unique species.
One of the most spellbinding displays of the continent is the Great Migration. A sighting of at least a million wildebeest and other herd animals migrate north to the 1510 sqkm stretch of the Masai Mara from the Serengeti in Tanzania in search of lush grass in July, only taking the journey back in pursuit of greener pastures in October and November. There’s no better name for this, the world’s largest wildlife movement, but a natural wonder of the world!
Picture this… armed with your camera, you’re watching from the river banks where a continuous flow of wildebeest and close to a million zebras, lead their way into the croc-filled waters of the Mara and Talek rivers. Some of these grazers will survive while tens of thousands will be sacrificed every year in the bloody rivers; an emotional sighting of mixed feelings for the least; but the story does not end there.
The survivors race continually into the grasslands of the Masai Mara where you can watch a continuation of this safari scene called the struggle for life in the face of Africa’s most skilful hunters, the lions, leopards and cheetahs which wait to devour them.
Many have heard of this annual event of mother nature, but no measure of words can best explain the pinnacle of excitement that tourists and photographers get from a Great Migration safari. You have to come and experience it for yourself.
2- Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda and Uganda
A safari to Africa is no longer limited to the golden plains teeming with an abundance of our favourite wildlife. It gets even more intimate when you choose a gorilla trekking safari in one of the gorilla parks of Uganda and Rwanda.
There is no wildlife experience that can equate to trekking gorillas in the thick and dense tropical rain forests of Uganda and Rwanda, and spending a full hour in their presence; watching the little ones running around while the older chaps chew endlessly.
A mountain gorilla safari, whether to Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga or Volcanoes National Park is not only very special because only a few of them survive in the wild, but because the mountain gorillas are so similar to us in DNA and behaviour.
How fortunate we are to live in an era where these great apes thrive! Over 1000 of them exist in the world, a number that has just recently rejuvenated from a previously critically endangered stated to a delicate increment in what has been called one of the greatest success stories in conservation history.
3- Meet The people
Don’t come to Africa and miss to mix and mingle. Some of Africa’s most preserved traditions and practices can be experienced first hand in East Africa.
Our trips range from walking in the footsteps of the Masai warriors of Kenya to visiting the bushman-pygmies on the frontiers of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park not forgetting the graceful dances of the beautiful people of Rwanda.
One thing we are passionate about is offering all visitors an opportunity to experience East Africa undetached from its beautiful peoples whose culture is overwhelmingly fascinating. Through our cultural encounters, we offer clients the opportunity to support these communities and over the years we have seen a significant positive impact on the local communities we visit.
Visitors can also visit one of the school projects we support and sponsor a child’s Education, particularly ensuring that girls have access to education, provide incubated support for agricultural projects or participate in our water harvesting program through the provision of water tanks and boreholes to local communities.
Of course, this is best enjoyed in the company of a brilliant, professional and experienced guide, excellent luxury safari accommodations and with comfortable transportation. We move to the rhythm of Africa, and our greatest pleasure over the years has been in tailoring experiences for visitors all around East Africa. We’ll just keep doing that for a man more people.
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