With the world being heavily hit and disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this doesn’t mean it’s the end of traveling to East Africa. There has been the closure of borders in almost every single country in the world but where we are now it looks like everything is getting back to normal and countries have started easing the restrictions and opening their borders for foreign residents to visit. East Africa is one the best and splendid tourist destinations with Uganda the pearl of Africa and a home to half of the worlds endangered mountain gorillas, Rwanda a land of a thousand hills, Tanzania with the Serengeti where you cannot miss out on seeing the big five and large herds of animals, not forgetting Kenya with the Great Migration, tens of thousands of wildebeests, zebras and lions traversing Masai Mara and Serengeti.
Choosing East Africa as your tourist destination, here are a couple of things that you can expect to see in any country of your choice.
Kenya is one of the finest destinations where you can go and enjoy every single day of your safari with the great wildebeest migration that happens every single year. Each year close to two million wildebeest, zebra, and other antelopes gathers up their young and start a long trek from Tanzania’s north Serengeti national park to Masai Mara reserve in Kenya in search for greener pastures. Remember this migration happens in a clockwise circle, it’s one of the most interesting and is notoriously fraught with peril, thousands die along the way due to predators, exhaustion, hunger, and sickness. Apart from migration, Kenya’s Maasai are one of the most hospitable people and are ready to entertain you with their traditional dances and learning more about their culture and ways of living.
Kenya Opened her borders for Tourists since August 2020, however, you would be required to present a 96HRS PCR NEGATIVE TEST Covid-19 certificate.
Straight from the stunning Source of the Nile to the mighty Murchison Falls, Uganda is the optimum destination. Being the pearl of Africa, then this means that expect plenty to see. Though it’s been a COVID-19 time that doesn’t give us a lot to smile about, the greater news is that Uganda is undergoing a baby boom in its mountain gorilla population in the Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga national parks. This means that the numbers have increased and made the endangered animals a must-see once you visit Uganda.
Uganda's borders are open for Tourists effective 1st October 2020, however, you would be required to present a 72HRS PCR NEGATIVE TEST Covid-19 certificate.
Serengeti national park is Tanzania’s pride offering an opportunity to view large herds of wildlife and again standing higher chances of seeing the Big five. Visiting Tanzania just know you have hit the jackpot because it’s a cocktail of almost everything you need to know about wildlife, with the Ngorongoro national park, here too there is a lot to be seen in particular; the crater lakes that brings you magnificent views and most thrilling experiences while on your trip, Tanzania's borders have been Open for Tourists since May 2020, however you would be required to present a PCR NEGATIVE TEST Covid-19 certificate.
Well known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda offers you plenty of what to see while on your safari, commencing from the capital Kigali, you can be able to visit the genocide memorial center and know more about the massacre that happened in 1994, Visit the volcanoes national park and here you are able to track mountain gorillas and not forgetting the Virunga ranges that are shared by the three countries that are Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rwanda Opened her borders for Tourists since June 2020; however, you would be required to present a 24HRS PCR NEGATIVE TEST Covid-19 certificate.
It has not been normally normal but you can Plan your safari and visit these breathtaking destinations in East Africa because all their borders are open for tourists and with us here at GoExplore safaris we are ready to take you to your favorite destination.