East Africa is renowned for its peerless, awe-inspiring concentrations of wildlife. There is an extraordinary diversity of mammals, particularly in the savannahs and eastern edge of the rainforests, not to mention the hugely varied and abundant birdlife that make this part of Africa truly remarkable.
Within an area a little larger than Texas lie some of East Africa’s most beautiful national parks and reserves. In Uganda, primates reach their highest diversity in the pristine rainforests of Kibale Forest NP and Bwindi Impenetrable NP, where Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking lead to thrilling and unforgettable encounters. A cruise along the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth NP reveals myriad waterbirds, Nile Crocodiles and Hippopotamus. There is always a chance of seeing the rare Shoebill along the journey down the Victoria Nile to the base of Murchinson Falls.
Amongst the rolling, open savannahs of Kenya’s Masai Mara NR and Tanzania’s Serengeti NP prides of Lions stalk endless herds of Wildebeests, Zebra and gazelles; Cheetahs watch from the tops of termite mounds for their own opportunities, while Leopards wait for the cover of darkness to pounce. The spectacular Ngorongoro Crater hosts the endangered Black Rhinoceros along with the greatest concentration of large predators including clans of Spotted Hyena. Three of Tanzania’s endemic birds, Ashy Starling, Rufous-tailed Weaver and Yellow-collared Lovebird can be found in Tarangire NP, the latter amongst the baobab trees. Stately Giraffes and herds of Elephants stroll through Amboseli NP against the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and unbroken pink collars of Lesser Flamingos can be seen ringing the shoreline of the soda lake in the Rift Valley’s Nakuru NP, creating one of the world’s greatest avian spectacles.
Our tours offer life-changing experiences with these amazing animals. Each Tour itinerary focuses on a different East African experience, from immersion into the mysteries of the rainforest, to following the stalking predators of the savannah. All tours are suitable for families, and can be customized to focus on birding, photography or other special interests.