Africa Safari Tours present the opportunity to explore the vast wilderness of Africa whose fame has held the mantle since the ancient times. The first geological explorers shunned the notion that Africa was a complete Dark Continent and that nothing of geological importance has ever took place.
For all along, the geological scientists had never expected Africa’s topographic riches as they had always considered it geologically barren and as simply an ancient and inert plateau of schist and gneiss. The famous Sir Roderick Murchison whose Uganda Safari waterfalls of Murchison is named after, had himself declared the Sub Saharan Africa as a landmass of great Simplicity and Antiquity of which nothing of geological significance had occurred for millions upon millions of years. Even in the middle times around 1891, Africa was still not believed to hold anything for geography as evidenced in the words of Professor Henry Drummond who noted that there is nothing new in Africa, no unknown force at work, no rock strange to the petrographer, no pause in denudation, no formation, texture or structure to put the law of continuity to confusion. But fortunately, this was all erased by the step of the first geologist in East Africa John Gregory just two years after Drummond’s remarks. If Drummond was embarrassed by Gregory’s revelations just two year later, Roderick Murchison was spared any blushes having lying in his graben for full twenty years.
The formation of the Great Rift Valley resulted into the formation of other great features including a range of lakes and Mountains in East Africa. The Africa Safari Tours allows you to walk in the footsteps of ancient explorers and view these amazing wonders by yourself.
African continent is naturally endowed with majestic Rivers and streams, dense tropical forests, warm climate, great Mountains, undulating hills, extensive plains and gorges supporting countless species of fauna including the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas, the Eastern Lowland Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Great African Wild game like the Big five that have been at the centre of Africa Safari tours for last century and many others.
Africa Safari Tours feature both Single country destinations and combined country tours. Therefore, it is always easy to do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda or Congo and view the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania.
Uganda Safari Holiday Tour
Uganda Safari Tours Why undertake Uganda Safari Tours
The destination Uganda features a range of biodiversity along with remarkable hospitable people that have always kept her crown – the Pearl of Africa a treasure among those that have got the opportunity to explore her. Ranging from Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to the extensive wildlife safaris in Uganda’s famous savannah National Parks of Kidepo, Murchison, Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth, there is always an answer to as to why one should take Uganda Safari Tours.
The common Chimpanzees along with other 12 Primate Species have combined to earn Kibale National Park a dub as the Primate Capital of the world due to her great concentration of primates in the world. The adventure thrills including the Rwenzori Mountain climbing, Mount Elgon and Volcano climbing to Gahinga, Muhabura or Sabinyo along with the adrenaline experiences like white water rafting and bungee jumping on the Nile in Jinja.
The remarkable hospitable people with diversity of over 60 tribal groups featuring rich customs, traditions and festivities like the Imbalu Circumcision Ceremony among the Bagisu combine to make the Uganda Safari Tours worth undertaking.
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris are the most iconic Rwanda safari adventures that do not only generate remarkable safari memories but also generate considerable revenue for national economic development and conservation. The Only Rwanda Gorilla Safari habitat – the Volcanoes National Park to the North West of the country feature ten habituated gorilla groups which are part of the Greater Virunga landscape apparently protecting 480 out of the 880 total mountain gorillas known to be left in the world.
Planning a Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda
When to go Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
The Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris and Tours are possible all-year round. However, during the rain season, the slopes of the gorilla highlands can be slippery, rain can always hit the trekkers and the vegetation growth is high. The rainy months include; April, May and November. But during this season, the Bamboo is in abundance especially at the lower slopes thus attracting the gorillas to feed from such areas and this result into short gorilla treks.
In the dry season which occurs in the months of December, January, February, June, July, August and Mid September feature less rains thus offering a more dry trek on dry surfaces and the vegetation is not dense thus better gorilla viewing possibilities. But in this period, the gorillas tend to forage at higher mountain slopes presenting an extended gorilla trek.
Kenya Safari Holiday Tour
Kenya Safari Holiday Tour
Kenya is one of the great Africa Safari destinations with developed tourism sector. It is positioned along the Equator and a member of the East African Community thus benefiting from the Joint East Africa Tourist Visa that allows world travellers to visit Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda on one Visa.
The destination Kenya is marked by great wonders ranging from the Coastal lands of Indian Ocean and its Islands to the savannah stretches of Maasai Mara, the rift valley system with its escarpments and lakes like Nakuru featuring the millions of Flamingos, the glaciated Mount Kenya standing as the second highest in Africa, fresh water Victoria Lake, the arid landscapes of the north and the range of tribal cultures spread all over the nation. All these combine to make the Kenya Safari Holiday Tours worth undertaking.
Congo Gorilla Trekking Safari Tours
Safaris in Congo including Gorilla trekking safaris are at their inception stage not because the destination is new but due to long period of insecurity that had blocked Safari travel especially in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The dense forest tract of the Equatorial bulge which is only second to the Amazon in the whole world is still intact with its rich flora and fauna among of which are endemic to Congo on a world scale like the Okapi.
The Congolese people still feature their long standing traditions and heritage of the Lingala culture notable in the region by their Lingala Music that still locks the Jazz bands in the regional cities like Uganda’s Kampala.
Gorilla Trekking Safaris and tours in Congo
Being one of the three (3) habitats where the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas are known to thrive world over, Congo Gorilla Safaris head to Virunga National Park close to the border of Uganda and Rwanda. Besides the Mountain gorillas, the destination Congo also features the Eastern Lowland Gorilla trekking safari encounter in Kahuzi Biega National Park located in the South Kivu Province.
These two combined put Congo at helm of other gorilla safari destinations since it offers two different gorilla species experience.
The gorilla trekking permit in Congo is still affordable priced at $450 compared to Rwanda’s $750 and Uganda’s $600.