Looking forward to visiting Africa for the year 2019 choose first which type of safari are you more interested in because there are several options which include wildlife & primate safaris, adventure tours and cultural tours.
Africa is a continent rated to be rich in wildlife primates and species, adventure sites plus different cultural sites when compared with other continents, most of Africa’s tourism sites are found in the Southern, Eastern, Western and Central Part. Below are the mostly done safari options while in Africa.
Wildlife & Primate Safaris
Africa as a continent is popularly known for its Wildlife and it’s ranked to be with the widest range of primates and species in its diversity among the all continents, its wildlife primates and species include the mostly wanted Mountain and Lowland Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Vervets, Red tailed Monkeys, Antelopes, Giraffe, Zebras, Tree Climbing lions, Kobs, Impala, African Big Fives (African Elephant, Lions, Leopards, Rhinoceros and Cape Buffaloes), wildebeest, different bird species which include secretary bird, Kori bustards, helmeted guinea fowls, southern ground horn bill, crowned cranes, marabou storks, yellow-billed stork, lesser flamingo, martial eagles, lovebirds, oxpeckers, rare shoe bill and more, to different tree species.
Most of Africa’s wildlife is found in its Central, Southern and Eastern parts in countries like South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo characterized with Montane, Tropical, Rain forest and Bamboo forests.
Northern part of Africa is characterized with desert areas covered in most parts in countries like Egypt, Libya, Namibia and more which does not favor more of the Wildlife.
Most of the visitors to Africa come with interest of seeing mountain and Lowland Gorillas which are mostly found in Western, Central and Eastern part of African Continent in countries like Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park of Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National park and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Volcanoes National Park, African Big Fives and wildebeest which are found in Maasai Mara National Park of Kenya and Serengeti National Park of Tanzania.
Some of the Reptiles in Africa include Nile crocodile, leopard tortoise, serrated hinged terrapin, rainbow a gama, Nile monitor, chameleons, African python, black mamba, black-necked spitting cobra, puff adder.
These are other safari options you can do while in Africa, it involves visiting different adventure sites in Africa like Mountains, Rivers, lakes, Falls and more which are mostly found in the Eastern & Central part of the African Continent.
In Countries like Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo with interest of discovering more of these Sceneries through engaging in physically.
Activities done include Mountain Hiking, White water rafting, Bungee Jumping, Kayaking and more, popular Mountains visited in the Eastern and Central part of Africa include Mountain Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mountain Rwenzori in Uganda, Mountain Elgon in Uganda, Mountain Muhabura & Karisimbi in Rwanda, Mountain Nyiragongo Volcanoes in Democratic Republic of Congo, Mountain Kenya.
Looking forward to doing White Water Rafting and Bungee Jumping in Africa, take a Ugandan tour in “The Pearl of Africa” and it is the right destination to go where adventurous White-water Rafting and Bungee Jumping is done along river Nile with the starting point being in Jinja.
Africa is a Continent which is composed of many different tribes strategically located in its different countries, most visitors to Africa with interest in Culture like visiting the Batwa people and Maasai people.
These Batwa people were local hunters and gathers who migrated from Ituri forest of Democratic Republic of Congo in search of Wild animals for hunting since they were feeding mostly on bush meat and used tree leaves, grass as their local medicine, big tree branches and caves for shelter.
After migration of these Batwa people from Ituri forest some of them settled in the western part of Uganda near National Parks like Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga gorilla National Park, Semliki, Lake Mburo and Rwenzori Mountains National Park, other groups of Batwa people settled in Rwanda near Volcanoes National Park.
The Famous Maasai people are found both in Kenya and Tanzania mostly found in the Mara region, Kenya’s biggest and popular destination to visit was named “Maasai Mara National Reserve” in honor of these Maasai people.
Maasai people mostly are cattle keepers like the Karamojong who are found in the Northern region of Uganda, these Maasai people are more talented in designing different cultural wears which include necklaces, beads, sandals, and more.
For amazing wildlife & primate safaris, adventure tours and cultural tours in Africa do not miss out Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo strategically located in the Eastern and Central Part of the African Continent on your bucket list.