KENYA AND TANZANIA SAFARIS.
Kenya and Tanzania are famous East African safari destinations endowed with great attractions perfect for sighting and enjoying. They are all well known for having a variety of national parks with diverse wildlife including the historic wildebeest migration which is one of the seven wonders of Africa. The migration starts in Serengeti national park to Masai Mara national reserve.
Kenya and Tanzania safari is a great way to enjoy Africa and meet the big five mammals (elephants, rhino, buffalos, lion and leopard), the big cats, unique and lovely birds which dwell in different water bodies, savannahs, forests and migratory birds that thrill within the park.
The safaris to these two countries, therefore, range from wildlife safaris to beach and culture safaris. In Africa, there over 500 different cultures and these two countries home to most of the renowned cultures like the Masai who like in the Serengeti plains and Masai Mara national reserve.
There is a lot to see, do and enjoy while on your safari to Kenya and Tanzania;
Game viewing/game drive encounters.
This is the commonest activity done is most savannah parks and reserves. This is because it’s easier to spot wildlife in the plains while traversing through the demarcated trails / trucks. This is done by use of designed open roof tourist vehicles and the drive is done in the presence of help from the park ranger guide. The big five can be spotted while on the game drive.
Due to various bird species in both countries; for instance Kenya has over 1134 bird species and Tanzania has 1116 bird species. Most of these birds are located in game reserves and national parks, swamps and other water bodies. Birds that are commonly spotted are the eagles, geese, hornbills, cranes, weavers among others.
Africa has a diverse culture and ethnicity, encounter the Masai people with their unique culture where you will participate in traditional music and dances, meals, their language ‘Maa’ among others.
These safaris are normally done in Serengeti national park in Tanzania and Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya. The hot air balloon has two shifts morning and evening and each basket carries passenger of 8-16. It last about 2hours through with an eagle eye view of wildlife. The safari will end at the starting point and be welcomed with a glass of wine to quench your thirst.
These two countries have beautiful towns/cities like Arusha in Tanzania and Nairobi in Kenya. They have different attractions such as the national museum, snake parks, national parks and giraffe centres. Taking a one day excursion to any of these cities is the worth memorable and rewarding experience.
This is mainly done in Tanzania within the less famous Mahale mountains national park and Gombe stream national park in the western part of Tanzania at the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Chimpanzee trekking is the best experience done in the most remote area which takes about 3 hours watching these primates swinging in tree branches while making echoes.
Zanzibar and Mombasa beaches.
These iconic holiday destination present beautiful beaches with different activities like swimming, sunbathing, and beach soccer, snorkelling among others, making adventure to explore and have fun.
Take a walk around the forests or savannah plains as you view different animals and bird species. Exploring nature is done by walking around in the lush and fresh environment.
Other activities include; boat cruises, photography and filming, horseback riding and many more.
Best time to undertake a Kenya and Tanzania safari.
These countries can be suitably visited in the dry season which starts in June and ends in October. This is also the time of wildebeest migration. However, taking a safari during wet season is a good adventure as you spot animals in the green lush and enjoy discounts on lodges, activities and flights.