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Lake Mburo Safari, 3 Days

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3 DAY LAKE MBURO SAFARI – EX KAMPALA OR ENTEBBE
Day one:

Morning departure out of Kampala or Entebbe, proceeding through the roadside fruit and vegetable Markets. You will drive pay local natives carrying “Matooke” (the native name for plantains) on bicycles. Have a brief stopover at the Uganda Equator where the local guide will give explanations on the different forces of nature. Later, drive through the Lukaya area, where the local fishermen sell different kinds of fish from the nearby Lake Victoria. We arrive at the Lodge or Safari Camp for lunch before an evening wildlife tour of Lake Mburo. The animals seen this day may include; Impala, Burchell’s Zebra, Eland and some rare birds like the scimitar-bills and the barefaced go away bird. Dinner and overnight at the Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo Safari Lodge or the Rwakobo rock Lodge. Meal arrangements: Lunch and dinner.

Transit Time: About 3-4 Hours.

Day Two:

Lake Mburo Tour

The morning breakfast and start the walk with a ranger guide. The Walking safari at Lake Mburo starts by driving from your overnight accommodation to a starting point, where you meet the armed guide. From here, start a 2 hour walk into the Hyena’s Den, where it is possible to see these animals inside their burrows, you walk through the savannah, seeing Zebra, Cape Buffalo, Topi and at times Eland. These animals are attracted to a nearby salt lick, where you find warthog, Impala, Topi and other wildlife. The walk finally ends at the Lake Mburo shores, where Zebras and Cape buffalo may be seen drinking water from the swamps while the Sitatunga may also be spotted using binoculars. Later, a mid morning game drive commences and you only return to camp for lunch, before taking the evening tour along the Lakeside track to see Hippos and crocodiles on the Lake. White Pelicans, Marabou storks and other water birds are usually present in large numbers here. In the evening, return to your accommodations for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day Three: Nature Walk Tours

Breakfast at your lodge or safari camp and have another morning Lake Mburo safari adventure in the acacia forested Savannah. Later, transfer to Kampala a after a picnic lunch break at the Equator. Transit time of about 4 – 5 hours in normal traffic conditions.
Meal Plan – Breakfast and Lunch.
Transit Time: 3-4 HOURS.
Lake Mburo safari ends with a drop off, either in Kampala or Entebbe.

 

LAKE MBURO SAFARI LODGE TOUR, PRICES PER PERSON IN A DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM

Group Size

Price per person

1

US$1480

2

US$980

3

US$814

4

US$731

5

US$681

6

US$648

7

US$635

SRS

US$160

 

LAKE MBURO AFFORDABLE SAFARI OPTION, TOUR COST BEGINS FROM USD 210 PER PERSON SHARING IN A DOUBLE ROOM IF STAYING AT THE BUDGET ACCOMMODATIONS.  PRICING WOULD INCLUDE PARK FEES, GAME DRIVES, MEALS AND ACCOMMODATIONS WITH RETURN TRANSFERS.

 

Group Size

Price per person

1

US$783

2

US$421

3

US$317

4

US$245

5

US$234

6

US$213

7

US$210

SRS

US$40

 

Includes:
Accommodation and Meals, national park entry fee, walking safari in the park with ranger guide to see Zebra and Elands, Game viewing around the Lake Mburo for Hippo and sitatunga, private game drives in open topped safari vehicle at Lake Mburo with return 4×4 transfers from Kampala or Entebbe to Lake Mburo National park.

 

Excludes:
Personal expenditure whilst on safari, laundry, personal and optional tipping for exceptional safari guiding if necessary.

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Rwanda Safaris and Tours

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RWANDA SAFARIS
The rwanda safaris feature trips to the different National parks. To the north of the country, the wildlife viewing safari covers the Akagera National park, where Lions have just been reintroduced. Other animals in the Akagera are the Cape Buffalo, Eland, giraffe, Water buck, warthog as well as rare bird species that Inhabit the Akagera Lake and Swamps.

Much further to the north of the Country, towards the Congo and Uganda border, lies the famous Volcanoes National park where Mountain gorillas can be viewed in their natural habitat. Here, there is also a possibility of trekking the endangered Golden Monkeys in the Bamboo forests.

Dian Fossey research center on the kabara meadow pass is also featured in our Rwanda gorilla safaris. Hikers can visit the grave of Dian Fossey and the remains of the Karisoke research center of the 1960s and 70s. The trips into the Volcanoes can also include climbing to the Mountains of Bisoke and Karisimbi where it is possible to see Crater Lakes at the top of these Mountains.

The Lake Kivu is usually a relaxing resort after days of gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes. Tourists are thereafter, occupied by water sports, relaxing by the pools at top lodges or at spas on this beautiful volcanic Lake.

History

Rwanda’s worst history is showcased at the different genocide memorials throughout the country. Guided tours by survivors, as well as those that participated in the massacres in 1994 retell the events that led to the slaughter of almost 1 million Rwandans.

Towards the border with Burundi, the lush National park of Nyungwe offers trekking experiences to the Mona monkey colonies, chimpanzees, Black and White Colobus monkeys, L hoest monkeys as well as a lovely canopy walk over the Nyungwe forest to see the other primates at tree level.

In Kigali, you are welcome to take a city tour in one of the cleanest cities in Africa, then get to interact with the local population. Alternatively, visit a couple of craft shops and coffee bars, visit the Hotel Rwanda or have a cultural experience by the Batwa before taking  the departure flight.

Otherwise, travel to the Lake Kivu and take the overnight cruise on the Lake to Napoleon Island. Meanwhile, other Rwanda safaris feature a canopy walk through the treetops in the Jungle.

Other alternatives


Rwanda Travel Guide Information

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Rwanda Travel Guide Information, Travel planning:

Rwanda travel guide country information.

GEOGRAPHY:

Rwanda, a landlocked republic in Equatorial Africa, situated on the eastern rim of the Albertine Rift. At the western arm of the Great Rift Valley and on the watershed between Africa’s two largest river systems. The Nile as well as the Congo river from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Much of the country’s 26,338km2 is impressively mountainous, the highest peak Karisimbi (4,507m) in the volcanic Virunga chain protected by the Parc des Volcans. The largest body of water Lake Kivu, but numerous other lakes dotted around the countryside, notably Burera, Ruhondo, Muhazi and Mugesera. Some with erratic shapes following the contours of the steep mountains that enclose them.

ECONOMY:
Primarily a subsistence agriculture economy, Rwanda on the other hand produces for export some of the finest tea and coffee in the world. Other industries include sugar, fishing and cut flowers for export. For more information about Economy and investing in Rwanda, please go to the Economy and Investment section of this Web site.

GETTING THERE:
All International flights arriving in Kigali are with SN Brussels, Kenya Airways Ethiopian Airlines, Air Burundi,South African Airways and Rwandair Express.
All international flights arrive at Kigali International Airport,10 Km from central Kigali .There are two flights a day from Nairobi, two per week direct from Brussels and two per week from Johannesburg For information on connections from Nairobi Entebbe then Johannesburg,

RWANDA AIR EXPRESS PASSPORT AND VISAS:

A valid passport is mandatory. Visas, required by all visitors except nationals of the USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sweden, Mauritius, South Africa and Hong Kong, cost USD 60 and obtainable on arrival. MONEY:
The unit of currency is the Rwanda franc. The US dollar is the hard currency of preference. It may be impossible to exchange travellers’ cheques away from the capital. However, credit cards only accepted at the major hotels in Kigali.

LANGUAGE:
In addition to the indigenous language of Kinyarwanda, French and English are official languages. French language widely spoken throughout the country. In the capital and other tourist centres, many people speak English.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
Good Friday as well as Easter Monday, fall on variable dates, and recognized in Rwanda. Other public holidays are 1 January (New Year’s Day); 7 April (Genocide Memorial Day); 1 May (Labour Day); 1 July (Independence Day); 4 July (National Liberation Day); 1 August (Harvest Festival); 15 August (Assumption Day); 25 September (Republic Day); 1 October (Heroes Day); 1 November (All Saints’ Day) and 25 (Christmas Day).

WHEN TO VISIT:
Rwanda visits possible throughout the year. Gorilla tracking and other forest walks are less demanding during the drier months. The European winter is the best time for birds, as Palaearctic migrants supplement resident species.

WHAT TO WEAR:

Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the cool evenings and heavier clothing for the Parc des Volcans and Nyungwe. When tracking gorillas on a Rwanda Safari , wear sturdier clothing to protect against stinging nettles, and solid walking shoes. A hat and sunglasses provide protection against the sun, and a waterproof jacket may come in handy in the moist mountains.

WHAT TO BRING:
Binoculars will greatly enhance game drives and forest walks, as will a good field guide to East African birds. On the other hand, bring a camera and an adequate stock of film. Print film is available but transparency film is not. Toiletries and other essentials available at major stores in the cities.

COMMUNICATIONS:
Rwanda meanwhile, has an excellent cell phone network covering almost the entire country. International phone calls using GSM network. Appropriate SIM cards for the network, therefore available even in remote towns. Cell phone purchases or rented from major shops in Kigali. Most towns of any size have several Internet cafes and computer centres.

GETTING AROUND:
All of the major centres have connections with local and luxury bus services. In addition, Air charter services are available anywhere in the country and well advertised.

HIKING AND BIKING:

The fine road network, with little traffic, offers wonderful opportunities for long bicycle trips across the verdant hills and valleys. Mountain biking as well as hiking can be enjoyed on the thousands of kilometres of fine rural trails linking remote villages, criss-crossing the entire country.

GORILLA PERMITS:
Gorilla Permits by and large should be booked ahead of time through the Office Rwandaise du Tourisme et des Parcs Nationaux (ORTPN).

SAFETY AND HEALTH
A certificate of yellow-fever vaccination is required. Much of Rwanda lies at too high an elevation for malaria to be a major concern, but the disease is present and prophylactic drugs are strongly recommended. It is advisable not to drink tap water. Otherwise, bottled mineral water can be bought in all towns. Hospitals are presently located in all major towns.

SEASONS AND CLIMATE
A combination of tropical location then high altitude ensures that most of Rwanda has a temperate year-round climate. Temperatures rarely stray above 30 degrees Celsius by day or below 15 degrees Celsius at night throughout the year. The exceptions are the chilly upper slopes of the Virunga Mountains, then the hot low-lying Tanzania border area protected in Akagera National Park. Meanwhile, throughout the country, seasonal variations in temperature are relatively insignificant. Most parts of the country receive in excess of 1,000mm of precipitation annually, with the driest months being July to September and the wettest February to May

 

Kenya Safari, Wildlife tours out of Nairobi

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Join us on our Magical Kenya safari where you are introduced to the wonders of the World’s favorite destination.

The Kenya Safari, known as the big five destination as a matter of fact the land of the Simba. Get to meet the Masai, in any case, the custodians of the wildlife in the Masai Mara game reserve. Our safari programs into the cultural communities of the Masai offers another perspective on a visit to Kenya.

Travel to Kenya then enjoy your safari experience of the world’s endangered wildlife in their natural habitat. The big cat family of lion prides on hunts, Cheetahs on the Masai Mara plains as well as the leopard. Meanwhile, other big game wildlife will be encountered on a visit to Kenya’s Wildlife parks. Meanwhile, indulge in the wildlife spectacle of the annual Migrations of the wildebeest alongside Zebras. Topi, as well as other wildlife can be seen on the Kenyan side following their arrival from Tanzania.

Meanwhile, game viewing points include the crossing points on the Mara river where Nile crocodiles lie wait to feed. On the other hand, millions of animals cross into Kenya’s Masai Mara game  reserve from Serengeti Game reserve. Wildlife safaris, in addition to guaranteed departures, operate at mid level or luxurious settings. Our tours feature Luxury safaris at top Lodges in addition to permanent Tented Camps. Mobile glamping in the wilderness then deluxe holidays to the coastal areas for relaxing at the beach.

Consequently, the Proposed Safaris in Kenya as per regions as well as attractions:

In addition, wildlife experiences include tours to the Shaba Game reserve in the north of the country. Samburu Lodges as well as camping safaris, Masai Mara Packaged tours and Mount Kenya trekking experiences. Lake Nakuru wildlife and bird watching trips as well as Amboseli.

Other extension safaris feature the Tsavo National park, Vacation trips to the Mombasa Beach then Historical Tours on the Indian Ocean. In addition, trekking tours in the Mount Elgon National park near Eldoret. Furthermore, the Nairobi City tours and the carnival restaurant.

Tanzania safaris, Lodge and wildlife Camping

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Tanzania safaris Africa

One of the safari destinations for a tour to Africa, Tanzania offers some abundant wildlife and nature. Not many holiday destinations in Africa compares with Tanzania. From the peaks of the highest mountain in Africa, to the endless plains of the Serengeti. See the millions of wildlife, Zebra, Wildebeest, Topi and others on the annual migrations into Kenya.  Primate safaris at the Gombe stream and see troops of Chimpanzees at the sanctuary. Enjoy the Tanzania Safaris and holidays of a lifetime, then have our experienced operations team based in Arusha plan your vacation.

A sample of Tanzania safaris:

 

A Tanzania holiday,

is not only about the wildlife African safari, but the rich cultures of the friendly people. You can experience the Masai tribesmen on the northern Tanzania circuit. The Bush tribesmen have maintained their tradition of hunting and gathering around the Lake Eyasi and the Ngorongoro highlands. Following the arrival into Tanzania, our tours, begin from the Kilimanjaro International Airport with a night in Arusha or Dar Es Salaam. Shopping after a wildlife viewing holiday in Tanzania, is available at the border crossings of Namanga. Also at the airport and some curio shops owned by the local Samburu and Masai. For those with a limited time in Tanzania, you may want to visit some cultural centers. Experience local traditions of the population close to the main cities.

The Serengeti game reserve

The Serengeti  Tanzania features very prominently on an African Wildlife Safari.  Millions of Wildebeest, Zebra, Gazelle, Cheetah, Rhino and countless birds can be seen on your Vacation in the Tanzanian wilderness. The annual migration best observed from the beginning of the year, till around August, when the migrating wildlife moves through the different sections of the Serengeti on their voyage into the Masai Mara in Kenya. Large prides of Lion, Cheetah, Jackal, Hyena, wild dog and vultures congregate during this magnificent natural phenomenon.

Zanzibar

For a holiday of Tanzania into Zanzibar, one would usually end their big five trip tour by flying , driving or sailing into the Zanzibar Islands. The options include; Visiting the Old Stone Town with the ancient architecture brought about by the Arabs during the slave trade era. The beach holidays of Tanzania, provide some relaxation and spa service. Other activities include water spots and scuba diving in clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. You may also take time to explore the spice Islands, visiting the local Swahili people who work on these farms, sample their home prepared foods and get to enjoy the white sandy beaches at the coast.

Southern Circuit

In the south of the country, Tanzania offers walking safaris, as well as river cruises. Walking safaris are then conducted from lodges or Safari camps with ranger guide. Or as close as a few meters by the guided boat safaris on the Rufiji river. Wildlife in this area is not seen in the other national parks of Tanzania. It is possible to see large packs of hunting dogs outrunning and feeding on wildebeest, you could also see the rare Greater Kudu, Roan Antelope and the Oryx. Hippos and Nile crocodiles bask by the river banks. The colorful birds like the pelicans, fish along rivers with the occasional Cape buffalo in the Miombo woodland swamps.

Wildlife safaris

A safari into the Ngorongoro Crater, guarantees wildlife viewing, since most of the animals are non migratory. Game can be seen all year around and you would also be able to see the millions of flamingos here, as well as on Lake Manyara. The colorful pink birds, can be seen feeding on the algae in the shallow volcanic Lakes. The Black Rhinos are very common in the Ngorongoro, while for the historically leaning safari enthusiast, the home of the Nut cracker fossil and the millions year old stone tools at the Olduvai gorge museum will provide some background to human evolution.

Nature walks

The wildlife Lodges in the Serengeti Game Reserve, Lake Mnayara, Tarangire, as well as the Selous and Mikumi National parks offer guided walking safaris close to their properties. The resident local Masai guides will be able to show you around. They interpret nature and follow animal spoors while identifying birds, plant life and offering lectures on the history of the area.

Balloon Safaris

The Balloon safaris are usually offered in the Serengeti plains, where you fly in a hydrogen powered craft, floating over the African Savannah. The animals below are a sight to behold as you glide peacefully over Elephant, Zebra, Lion, cheetah and other wildlife, before landing for a sumptuous buffet bush breakfast with champagne. This is usually available with advance booking through the safari company.

Camping tours

Camping Tanzania safaris, are a good way of experiencing the wildlife of Tanzania at an affordable price but not so comfortable sleeping arrangements. In a private or shared safari land cruiser, clients will be staying in mobile tents in the open Savannah and the private chef will be cooking the meals off a mobile Kitchen while on safari.

The mountain climbing expeditions into the Kilimanjaro, meanwhile, hike through Mountain vegetation into the peaks of Africa’s highest point. Glaciers and snow are eventually reached on a multi day climb with Tanzanian local guides. This trip can also be combined with other tours in Tanzania, or a trek of the primates in Mahale. You may also encounter some birds on your African safari where the notable Martial Eagle and the Secretary bird may be on the lookout for the snakes and rodents on your African Holiday.
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Tanzania Travel guide, Safaris Information

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Travel Guide to Tanzania, Destination planning.

TANZANIA SAFARIS

Tanzania travel guide for a first time traveler to Africa. Boasting, Tanzania has large wildlife populations still roaming in the wilderness of the African plains on the Serengeti. As well as the southern parks of the Selous, Mikumi, Ruaha, Rufiji conservation areas. Wildlife viewing, has remained undisturbed through chaotic political instability that has affected most of the African nations from the 1960s. This is one of the remaining places in Africa where you are able to experience peaceful unrivaled wildlife safari experiences. See the plains game in their natural habitat in Tanzania in custom built vehicles or walking safaris.

Tanzania’s National parks and game reserves include the Serengeti Game reserve, the migrations are observed as they cross into Kenya. Wildebeest return to calve in the rainy seasons, meanwhile, the Ngorongoro Crater animals live in an extinct  Caldera base. Mount Kilimanjaro, attracts climbers and novice hikers into the snowy peaks along the Equator. Mahale Mountains and the Gombe stream host populations of primates in the forest margins of Lake Tanganyika. After a week or so after the safari, visitors enjoy white sands and culture at the Beaches of Zanzibar. Alternatively,  some deep sea diving on the Islands of Mafia or Pemba.

Flights into Tanzania

Most flights servicing Tanzania are from Europe, United States of America, Canada, Australia and the far east. These connect through European cities and fly either into Kilimanjaro International Airport or Dar Es Salaam. Out of  USA flying on a national carrier, Canada, South America or from the far East into Europe. Then would connect to Tanzania by any of the following flights: British Airways through London, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Other flights are Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines through Istanbul, Swiss Air from Zurich or Qatar Air through Doha;

For regional flights out of South Africa, direct flights from Johannesburg using south African Airways and Air Tanzania. You are welcome to check details at the time of planning.

International Airports

The airports that serve Tanzania’s arriving guests are the following;

* The Kilimanjaro International Airport which is approximately one hour from Arusha town.
* Dar es Salaam International Airport close to the City and alongside the Indian Ocean, just minutes for a transfer.
* Though not as frequently used, Mwanza airport serves as a regional airport, serving areas near the western Serengeti park.
* Lastly, Zanzibar Airport is used by the travelers who are headed to the Beach or to stone town.

Travel documentation passports or Visas
A valid visa is required by a traveler to Tanzania. The visa to Tanzania costs US$50 for a single entry and are obtainable at the point of entry into Tanzania. However, the following nationals do not require a visa to enter into Tanzania; Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Hong Kong and Kenya. Also, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Health Requirements

It is a requirement from arriving Tanzania safari guests to have cholera and yellow fever vaccination international certificates. This is a requirement for traveling in East Africa which falls in a yellow fever zone. You may also consider taking shots against polio, hepatitis, typhoid and any other shots recommended by the home Health authority. Travelers on a trip to Tanzania, are also required to take anti malaria medication before traveling to Tanzania.  This builds the Malaria resistance for the time one is on their African Safari.

Otherwise, in case of medical emergencies, clients are required to take Travel/medical insurance. This covers medical, as well as evacuation services in case of falling ill while on safari. Our outfit would be happy to assist with transporting to the local medical care facilities.

Climate of Tanzania

The climate in Tanzania varies with the seasons based on two rain seasons and two dry seasons. These are: From January till the end of February, Tanzania experiences a short dry spell with variable temperatures. Ranging between  10 degrees Celsius or 50 degrees Fahrenheit and as high as 29 degrees Celsius or 84 degrees Fahrenheit. From then, the rains come down in most of Tanzania, bringing about the short rains. In the southern Tanzanian parts of the Serengeti, rain attracts the child birth giving wildebeest during these months. Temperatures fall as low as 09 degrees Celsius and 48 degrees Fahrenheit. This would be the off season, and prices generally drop based on the low occupancy at the safari lodges. Some tented camps usually close during these months.

The high season brings some much needed Favorite sunny conditions for game viewing of the safari animals. The temperatures are averagely between 21 – 30 degrees Celsius or 75 degrees Fahrenheit on some days. Evenings and early morning are too chilly, warm clothing is recommended for morning safaris in the parks. Due to the global warming phenomenon, prediction the climate and weather with precision isn’t 100%. This includes the movement of the wildebeest and rain forecasts.

What to take

A good camera to take wildlife pictures and a spare one to take pictures of the landscapes. Another for backup in case of malfunction should be considered. We recommended a good SLR camera with a good 600mm lens, Image stabilizer, good wide angle lens. Enough disk storage for your photos. Also, a bean/rice bag for taking pictures off your open topped safari vehicle. A good pair of binoculars to spot birds and distant wildlife should be considered. A Video camera to take back the experiences of your safari in Tanzania.

Not forgetting a flashlight and spare batteries for your equipment. Good sunshades and a brimmed hat will be very helpful in the African sun, while the sunscreen will protect your skin from the sun’s rays while in the field. Bug spray and lip balm should also make it easier for you in these high temperatures on the African holiday in the bush.

Funds for extras while on safari take care of additional or optional drinks at the lodge or safari camps. The major lodges take credit card at a surcharge and you may also be able to draw some money off your credit card at the banks in the major towns or at the local banks. When possible, carry some foreign currency used to pay for extras and tips on your tour. It is actually advisable to carry a little more cash just in case the rates of exchange are bad in the remote areas on the safari tour.

Baggage allowance and advice

There is a limit on how much luggage to carry on International flights, as well as domestic flights through East Africa. It is with this limit that we advise travelers to travel as light as possible. Before the tour, store the extra luggage at the Hotel in Arusha while out on your safari in Tanzania.

Language of the local Tanzanians
The most used language for communication in Tanzania is Swahili. However, please note that our English speaking guides will be able to teach you some basic swahili to communicate, should you wish.

Money used in Tanzania
* Tanzania shillings are the national currency units which easily exchange for dollars, pound sterling, euro or other international currency. Guests can exchange Tanzanian shillings at the Forex bureau or airport before departure. Payments by credit or debit cards attract surcharges which may explain the poor rates of exchange should you find a willing establishment that takes this form of payment.

What to expect on a Tanzania safari

A day on safari in Tanzania starts with an early breakfast, and transfer to either a wildlife viewing area which may be quite a bit of a drive. At times, you start the morning safari before breakfast for better wildlife experiences, but after a couple of days, the body adjusts. Please do feel free to communicate your desires to your safari guide to adjust the program for your comfort.

Transit times between the parks may be longer due to several factors and it is advisable that during your trip planning, you consider spending, at least 2 nights at each location to maximize the safari experience, as well as take time to relax after some game viewing. Wildlife is wild in Africa, please follow your guide’s instructions in regards to how you approach an African safari wildlife. The animals have a right of way and you may try to keep a distance in case your guide determines that this would endanger your lives or the lives of the animals.

What to wear

For an African safari in Tanzania, we recommend cotton clothing based on earth colors. Safari clothing from your travel store will provide long breathable cotton pants, shirts, safari jacket for photography as well as carrying a bandana to protect against dust and also to help on chilly days. Avoid wearing dark colors, these attract tsetse flies and may be an inconvenience at game viewing in tsetse infested areas.

The chilly mornings and evenings, a fleece jacket with a hood is a good idea. For the ladies, shorts on the safari are appropriate due to the humidity and the high temperatures, when going out in the public places away from the tourist areas, it is advisable to cover up for reasons of different cultures. Case in point is for Zanzibar where the religious faiths determine a different dress code for women at public places.If in doubt, you are welcome to contact your guide or immediate point of contact.

A wide brimmed hat protects you from the mid afternoon sun rays and helps with the glare. You may also be able to spend time in the swimming pool after the morning safari, which means, consider a swimsuit for your packing list.

Warm gear for the Mountain climbs include thermal vests, socks, underwear, waterproof trekking shoes, snow goggles, balaclava,snow mittens or snow gloves, good waterproof rain jacket, lightweight poncho and a heavy duty fleece.

Tipping on a Tanzania Safari

A tip for your Tanzania safari guide or hotel room attendant may not be obligatory, however you can use a guideline of USD20-40 per day for exceptional service or a 10% off your restaurant meal for the waiters. A tip box at the lodges or private safari camps exists for a collective staff tip.

Travel or Medical Insurance
Please consider an appropriate Insurance policy for Travel to Africa when traveling. This should be able to cover for missed flights, medical cover, force of nature, lost baggage, personal injury or accidents.

Prohibited photography
Please consult your guide in regards prohibited places before taking pictures on your fist or last night of your safari in Tanzania. For your information, pictures of military installations, personnel, local airports police personnel, head of state motorcade, statehouse and related features.

Security
Please take special care to keep your belongings safe by leaving your belongings at the hotel security deposit section. If possible, keep your jewellery at your hotel and all your valuables kept safe in your room. Only carry valuables as you move into busy towns and trading centers and have all your safari vehicle windows locked at all times. Should you intend to stay out longer in town either enjoying the nightlife,your security is more important to us and we recommend you only visit more security conscious establishments. Avoid walking through dark alleys or deserted streets and always take a marked cab when returning to your overnight accommodation.

Tanzania Tours and Safaris

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Tanzania Tours and Safaris

A list of Tanzania tours and safaris feature the best African Safaris and wildlife in Tanzania by Travelust African Safaris. Our safaris begin from the Arusha National park, where tours include walking safaris and game drives. Safaris are based  on custom built vehicles meanwhile and some feature otional boat trips. Anyone with a limited time of visiting Tanzania is able to see wildlife on one or multi day trip.  Elephants, Zebras and giraffes feeding on the Savannah plains in the close proximity to the Mount Meru.

A list of recommended Tours in Tanzania:

Chimpanzee trekking safaris feature in the Gombe stream National park established by Jane Goodall on Lake Tanganyika. Forest walks following these habituated troops of chimpanzees as well as other primate safaris are possible in the Mahale Mountains. Other primate viewing of the red colubus occurs in some sections of the Zanzibar Islands.

Tours of Lake Manyara National park include bird watching trips to see water birds on the Lake, including the flamingos. Hippos in addition to Elephant herds, crowd at the water banks near Karatu. Meanwhile, see the Lions and the big five including African rock pythons on the safari holiday of Tanzania.

Mikumi and Selous Safari Tanzania

National parks offer safaris to the southern Tanzania to see the rare African wild dogs or hunting dogs. Also, and other non migratory wildlife in remote surroundings. Lake cruises by boats in addition, walking safaris are more popular in these wildlife sanctuaries. Mikumi and Selous remains off the beaten track for the mass tourist destination. These trips operate from the Dar Es Salaam area. Easily connect to the Islands of Zanzibar for marine safaris or beach holidays for relaxing by the beach.

The Kilimanjaro climb safari of Tanzania is available as a few days trek or as long as 9 days. Walking through some unique vegetation and different land formations as one climbs to the peaks of the Africa’s highest mountain. Climbing holidays combine with a trip to the Serengeti plains or a combination of Kilimanjaro and gorilla trek in Uganda or Rwanda.

Ngorongoro craters in Tanzania’s rift is a remnant of a caldera which hosts some of the largest concentration of wildlife in Africa. Daily half day tours operate by 4×4 safari vehicles into the crater, the last remaining Black Rhinos flourish in their natural habitat. Others include the Hippos, Lions, flamingos Zebra and a variety of birds. Olduvai gorge tours included on a trip to the Ngorongoro feature the fossils of the early humans on earth.

Migrations safaris in Tanzania

Serengeti tours following the wildebeest migrations start from the southern parts of this park where the wildebeests would be calving in the early years. They then move up into the Central Serengeti where the Nile crocodiles and Lions alongside cheetahs would be feeding off them on their annual migration into Kenya. The game viewing tours base on luxury mobile tented camps or riverside camps at the crossing points, see millions of animals crossing on a daily basis.

From the months of September till the late October, the bulk of safaris move to the Kenya side. Meanwhile, the migrating animals return into Tanzania to have their young ones and restart the world’s greatest spectacle. African safari tours to the Serengeti are conducted either as camping, luxury tenting or Lodge options out of Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport and feature lion hunts, Cape Buffalo, Ostriches, Rhinos and Leopards in the wild.

Tanzania holiday tours to Tarangire feature viewing of Africa’s Elephants and Lion prides. In the Baobab forests or on the floodplains of the tarangire river, Hippos and birds roam alongside Zebra and wildebeests.

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Uganda Safaris and gorilla trekking

Uganda is where the East African Savannah meets the West African jungle. Our wildlife tours below are custom designed to Include some of Uganda safaris wildlife viewing in National Parks or reserves. Referred to as the Pearl Of Africa, our tour programs feature the East African Wildlife Rift Valley areas. The concentration of wildlife with the all year around makes Uganda a favorable, single  Africa destination.

A list of some of our Uganda safaris:

  •  Uganda safaris, wouldn’t be complete without enjoying the country’s fresh water Lakes, which come alive with fish and marine life. Prolific bird-life with the record extending over 1100 species, seen on bird watching tours. The Volcanic mountains in the Volcanoes area, provide sanctuary to over 50% Mountain Gorillas. Uganda’s rain forests team with Golden Monkeys, L’hoest Monkeys, Black and White Colubus Monkeys, Olive Baboons, Chimpanzees and butterflies. While the East African Savannah, supports healthy populations of Africa’s Big Five which include; African White Rhino,Cape Buffalo, African Elephant, Leopard and Prides of Lion.
  • Our Uganda safaris trips consequently cover some off the beaten track activities which include:,
  • Chimpanzee and Mountain Gorilla Safaris, or Gorilla tours

    Batwa cultural experiences: Guests, meanwhile join a local bushmen community to learn about these former forest dwellers. The Batwa used to live in the forests prior to gazettement into national parks. It is possible to join the Batwa as they demonstrate gathering honey and hunting. They use medicinal plants from the forest, make bark cloth peeled from the fig trees as their clothing. As well as trapping of duikers and other smaller forest animals. They slept in the open and at times in Caves and their houses built of leaves and bamboo. The cultural safari with optional dancing with Batwa tribesmen/women and the program takes a minimum of about 3 to 5 hours.

  • The white sand beaches in the middle of Lake Victoria, offers a different kind of a Uganda Luxury safari holiday relaxing by the white sand beaches in the lush, forested Lake Victoria. Then enjoy fresh water breezes of Lake Victoria, as well as provide relaxing trips after game viewing. It is also possible to try a hand at fishing with the local fishing communities. The Nile Perch is a monster Fish that grows to over 250 pounds. In addition, explore the trails in the forests to see Vervet monkeys, birds, Monitor Lizards or cruising on the Lake.
  • The Rwenzori Mountains offers a unique product.
  • Visitors find it fascinating to find snow at the Equator some 13,000 feet above sea level. These mountains, named the Mountains of the moon have some of the rarest plant and bird-life, glaciers and Mountain Lakes.
  • White water rafting is offered close to the source of the Nile in Jinja. Therefore, it is possible to visit the Itanda Falls in the vicinity. This is a full day program that covers some grade 5 rapids. Glide along the Mighty River Nile through the ever green forests along the banks. Later on, Quad Biking alongside Horse riding and Bungee Jumping are all available on the banks of the Nile. A boat ride into Lake Victoria gets one at the exact point, where the 6,000mile River Nile starts its journey to the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Activities
    The safaris in Uganda, also feature the River Nile, which is the longest River on planet earth, With the origins at the source out of Lake Victoria near Jinja. The wildlife cruises and relaxing excursions includes some of the best spot fishing for the Nile Perch and the Tilapia, which is a staple food and an economic option for the local Ugandan population.
  • The Travelust African Safaris of Uganda, feature sightseeing holidays into the Mount Elgon National Parks, which includes the most romantic waterfalls in the world, according to the (lonely planet). Mountaineering hikes into the unique Mountain scenery, coupled with the cultural ceremonies of Ugandan teenage circumcision, take place in Eastern Uganda region.
  • The wildlife experience on your African tour covers border areas with Kenya.

    The virgin safari countryside, no doubt offers some of the rare Uganda safaris wildlife like the Cheetah. Ostrich and Greater Kudu live in their natural environment. This is an unexplored region, hardly visited by large tour groups on their trips in the country.

  • Utilizing, the customized safari vehicles on our Uganda programs, we also feature trips into the wildlife reserves of the Murchison falls, where Uganda Kob, the trail of the Uganda exploration safaris by Florence and Samuel Baker discovered the most beautiful spot on the River Nile. Activities on the Nile feature guided walking safari on foot with the Uganda wildlife Authority ranger guides, crocodile and Hippo cruises and Chimpanzee safaris in the Budongo Forests.
  • Bird watching safaris in Uganda feature the national bird, the Uganda Crowned crane, as well as other special species that migrate during the European winter, to lay their eggs on the islands in lake Victoria. The Shoe billed stork is one of the rare birds seen on a Uganda birding safari holiday. The Ruhija section, of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park, features the African Broad bill, sought after by the world’s leading birdwatchers.
  • Primate safaris of Uganda,

    feature on our wildlife trekking and nature trips. Blue Monkey flourish in the moist forests of Central and south western Uganda, while the Red tailed monkeys, Angola Colubus and the Red colubus, an endangered primate of Kibale forest, reside near the Kanyanchu tourist Center. Chimpanzee trekking safaris of Chambura gorge, Karinzu sanctuary and the Kibale Forest are very organized, and depart, every morning and in the afternoons, led by experienced tour guides.

  • The Uganda safaris guides, usually offer a chimpanzee habituation tour. Here, visitors go out in the forest following a troop of the chimpanzees. Taking data with the researchers and only get to leave the chimps in their overnight nests. The night safaris in the parks also feature, seeing Galagos, and Bush baby, which are the world’s smallest primates.
  • Uganda is arguably known for its gorilla safari tours, which feature gorilla trekking in Bwindi’s Impenetrable National park. At Mount Mgahinga gorilla sanctuary, the Volcanoes can be seen on clear days. Gorilla trips are based on luxury, safari accommodations, as well as the affordable options. Cheap gorilla safaris are available during the low season months of April, May and November. Alternatively, flying  departures from Entebbe International airport, into the Impenetrable Mountain Gorilla sanctuary, are available.
  • Uganda’s unique position,

    across the equator, and at a higher altitude, therefore guarantees an all year good weather, where the wildlife safaris thrive in these climatic conditions. You will be able to see all the Big Five safari animals of Africa, as well as the plants and way of life of the people. Uganda Kobs are plentiful in the Queen Elizabeth National park, where the hungry Lions and the sneaky Hyenas in the meantime lurk in the mating grounds, waiting for a chance to have a meal.

  • The walking safaris also include visits to the Ruwenzori Mountains, referred to as the Mountains of the moon, while the Volcanoes, in the south, at the border with Rwanda, offer some of the best golden Monkey trekking holidays in the whole of Africa. The magnificent scenery of Uganda, coupled with the friendliness of the local Ugandan population, has led to Uganda, being voted as a number one tourist destination in the world, on a number of occasions. Home stays in the local fishing Villages in the Ssese Islands, therefore, offering a hands on experience of a fishing vacation on Uganda’s Lakes. Using the traditional methods of sailing and finding the large Nile Perch Fish, which grows to over 200pounds.
  • The Crater Lakes, which arise as a result of Uganda’s position at the plateau, are a good option for swimming, canoeing by dugout canoes, while the rivers, offer some wildlife viewing. Breeding Nile crocodile and Hippos amass in large numbers, grunting away into the night as they challenge for territory.

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