Africa! At the mention of this word, different memories and emotions are sparked in many people’s minds. Most of these feelings have been created from a former trip to this mesmerizing continent. The 2nd largest continent is a place filled with adventure, mystery and calming experiences. Many experiences can be made through interacting with its incredible nature exploring and discovering its astonishing game parks and varied cultures.
Only a few tour experiences come close to experiencing well planned African safari or vacation. That shouldn’t miss on anyone’s bucket list. From waking up to beautiful bird songs in the jungle, to conquering some of its magnificent peaks or just savoring the soothing breezes of its turquoise waters nothing feels better. Five great options have been selected to help you on choosing your next epic African Safari experience as you will find out.
1. Wildlife safaris
Africa is without doubt the greatest wildlife viewing destination on planet earth. From exploring the amazing savannah to almost impenetrable rainforest and deserts teeming with various wildlife every expedition you have just gets better. Some of the grandest national parks to visit in Africa for wildlife viewing are the Serengeti National park in Tanzania, Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda, Masai Mara in Kenya among many other beautiful parks.
A varied range of wildlife can be encountered on different safaris in these parks from elephants, lions, different antelope species, elands, zebras, buffaloes, leopards and elegant giraffes to mention a few.
2. Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, Uganda and D.R. Congo
Mountain gorilla trekking is an un-matched experience to have by anyone on earth whether it’s the first or tenth time, a visitor can never fail to be enchanted by the magnificent gentle giants of Africa. Found in a span of three countries in the whole world an encounter with one of these magical creatures leaves long lasting memory of your encounter and epic gorilla safari in Africa. The endangered mountain gorillas are only the in the countries of Rwanda, Uganda and D.R. Congo.
With just over 1000 gorillas surviving in the wild an expedition to meet them means a lot to most guests than meeting a couple of other wildlife in Africa. The expedition of trekking a gorilla family done in sets of 8 guests will leave you with an amazing always sensation of your epic safari to the jungle to meet these incredible beasts.
3. The Great Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and Tanzania
The great wildebeest migration is another epic adventure you can’t miss to experience on a visit to Africa. The annual migration involves approximately two million wildebeest, at least 20,000 zebras plus other grazers to traverse the savannah plains of the Serengeti national park in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya. The migration which startlingly happens in a clockwise motion of almost infinity movement over the two parks.
This migration draws a number of big predators like lions and leopards which elevates the experience as you watch epic live action unfolding right before your eyes for a change. The migration almost spans over the whole year which is a perfect option for any visitor interested in watching Africa’s wildlife at any time of the year.
4. Bird watching experiences
Bird watching another epic experience to have on the African continent. With a wide variety of environments Africa is able to support a rich diverse bird population. The environments range from coastlines, wetlands, montane forests, savannah, and lowland marshes to the great deserts with a couple of migrants from the neighboring continents.
This makes any passionate birder a run for his time as you definitely live Africa with an enriched list and meeting a couple of rare species like the mystical shoe-billed stork among others. Some of the notable birding destinations include Bwindi impenetrable forest, Mabamba wetland and Mpanga forest in Uganda; Nyungwe forest, Gishwati-Mukura and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and so much more.\
5. Cultural safaris
Africa is a destination with a rich history and diverse culture. Having over 6000 different ethnic tribes each almost with its own traditions and language makes it an interesting place to visit. All these various culture is portrayed in its religion, arts and crafts, clothing, folklore, cuisine, fascinating music and wonderful languages. Cultural experiences are usually incorporated with usual safaris for instance the Batwa village walks in Bwindi, Uganda, Masai community tours in Kenya or the legendary Zanzibar town with its unmatched history and mix of culture as you bask in its soothing sun, white beaches and monsoon breezes.
With an open mind to leave with only exceptional and unforgettable memories of Africa, these five epic safaris and more experiences help to guarantee almost everyone’s needs on any African safari experience.