BEST Safaris in East Africa
However, travelling to East Africa may somewhat be daunting, especially for first timers and solo travelers. Remember Africa safaris mean diving into the traditional African setting, driving on dusty roads, at times camping among the wild, tasting local cuisines and many authentic African experiences. This often becomes hard on solo trips, having to sit on long flights alone, watching the great wildebeest migration might a bit be boring when alone. This is the very reason why most tourists to East Africa have joined group travels.
Group travelling comes with a number of added advantages. Such trips are usually way cheaper that so trips, you create tight bonds with your fellow travelers, safe and secure, have someone to take you pictures and companionship among others. Travelling to East Africa depends not on the season. The region’s location in the great lake basin and along the equator makes it a whole year round destination. No season that the sun totally shines or rains constantly. Even when it rains, it does not rain the whole day. So anytime you can visit East Africa, every day, every month and every year is a perfect timing for your safari in East Africa.
Accommodation for group travelers is way easier than solo raveling. It is cost effective, safe and secure and with some companion. Group travelers can share rooms, stay in cubicles or even dormitories to reduce the costs. Transportation also gets easier the fact that a single vehicle and same fuel transporting one person can still transfer four people from a destination to the other. Group tours in East Africa have often not left any table unturned. They combine absolutely magnificent destinations into exclusive affordable packages, including Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and sometimes even Burundi. Travelers have engaged in gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Mgahinga national park and Volcanoes national park in Uganda and Rwanda respectively.
Planning your group safaris in East Africa
Other group travelers have tracked the chimps in Uganda’s Kibale forest national park and Nyungwe forest national park still in Uganda and Rwanda. No single group ever visited East Africa and didn’t visit Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya and Serengeti national park in Tanzania for wildlife viewing and the great wildebeest migration. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, tourists majorly trek the mountain and lowland gorillas as well as the golden monkeys, (these can also be found in Uganda & Rwanda).
Others hike up the numerous mountains that are chained in the Virunga massif which are shared by three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The best way to join a group tour in East Africa is booking with local tour operators in the region. There are several tour companies that do the safari bookings and offer free advice to travelers planning to go on holiday in groups.