The immense spaces of East Africa beckon with their animal-rich savannahs, snow-capped mountains, and beguiling ancient cultures. This is where the African safari came to be, land of the big cats, the great primates – gorilla and chimpanzee, and home to the mighty rhino and great tusked elephant.
Look to East Africa’s western skies for fiery sunsets and the epic Rift Valley formations, of towering Mt. Kilimanjaro, snow-peaked Mt. Kenya, and the lush realm of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Here in the cradle of civilization, we invite you to meet and get to know the Maasai and Samburu tribes in Kenya, the gracious folk of Tanzania, the ever-striving citizens of Rwanda, and the always welcoming Ugandans.
When thinking of East Africa, you may picture its rolling hills, riverine forests, and sprawling landscapes, but the beaches, islands and marine parks you’ll find here just may be the world’s finest.
This is a spectacular world just waiting for your discovery. The land, the wildlife and the people of East Africa are unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere on our planet.
Lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, gorillas, chimps and monkeys – they are all here in unending abundance. Our wildlife parks specialize in sightings of your favorites.
For the BIG CATS roaming the savannah or lazing about in the trees –
Kenya is the land that created the safari. Chances are when you imagine yourself in a 4 x 4 Jeep rumbling over the savannah with lions, elephants and great herds of wildlife, you are picturing a Kenyan safari holiday. The big cats, rhinos, exotic flamingoes, and uncountable wildebeests – they are all here on a landscape that is otherworldly in its size, variety, colour, and beauty. In Kenya you’ll find snow-capped mountains towering over the equator, acacia trees framing a fiery sunset, the drama of soaring Rift Valley formations, thick forests with a primeval lushness, and a magnificent coastline of diamond beaches fronting emerald seas.
Masai Mara National Reserve – perhaps the greatest density of lion, leopard, and cheetah.
Tsavo East National Park – sightings are common here over the sparse terrain.
Samburu National Reserve – a beautiful and austere landscape hosts multitudes of the great creatures.
Ol Pejeta – the largest number of black rhinos in East Africa also the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary shelters Kenya’s only refuge for chimps.
Nairobi National Park – the densest concentration of black rhinos in the world… and within sight of the capital of Nairobi.
Lamu – a series of charming islands off the coast of historic Lamu City.
Watamu Marine National Park – magnificent beach fronting colourful coral reefs with fish and sea turtles galore.
Tiwi, Diani and Kilifi Beaches – white sand perfection resting alongside the aquamarine Indian Ocean.
History meets the white-powdered sands throughout East Africa’s golden coast. For hundreds of years a trading hub of Middle Eastern, Asian and Swahili cultures, their influences still wash over the coastal life you’ll find here. From Zanzibar Island to the Lamu archipelago to Watamu Marine National Park, look for perfect beaches, world-class coral reefs, and spectacular diving.
Zanzibar – historic settings amongst picture-perfect beaches.
Rubando Island – a stunning island in Lake Victoria complete with elephants and chimps.
Let us create for you an experience with memories that you’ll cherish for years.
The Serengeti. Zanzibar. Mount Kilimanjaro. The names sound exotic. The destinations are even more so. This is Tanzania – an epic land of snow-capped peaks, powdery beaches and immense savannah giving birth to the largest animal migration on the planet.
Here you’ll find the world’s highest free-standing mountain and its largest extinct volcanic caldera – a richly forested habitat filled with lions, cheetahs, tusker elephants, and even pink flamingoes.
Serengeti National Park – over 3,000 lions, more than any other park. Tanzania is blessed with spectacular natural landscapes supporting a universe of wildlife all expressed in a series of vibrant national parks. Close to fifty percent of the country is devoted to conservation, so you can easily travel between these vast green spaces, enjoying one safari experience after another.
As unforgettable as the land and its stirring populations of wildlife are, so too is the coastal experience of Tanzania’s beaches and offshore islands. For eons, this region was the trading hub between Africa, the Middle East, and Asia – a swirl of cultures that is still seen today in architecture, cuisine and traditional sailing dhows plying the Indian Ocean coast.
A visit to the spice island of Zanzibar is a journey through time with its historic Stone Town, spice farms, and crystalline beaches, all alive with a wash of regional cultures.
But perhaps just as alluring as its natural wonders, Tanzania enchants visitors with the gracious hospitality of its welcoming people. Whether in the cities chatting at a market or joining a ceremonial dance at a local village, the opportunities to meet the Tanzanians themselves are limitless.
Perhaps you’ll share a meal with the locals in Dar es Salem or sing with the Maasai people at their traditional boma. Your time in Tanzania will be measured by the depth and quality of these priceless moments, maybe as much as your time with its amazing wildlife
Half of the world’s surviving gorillas live in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. But families of other primates dominate the landscapes and parks – you’ll find chimpanzees and 10 other species of monkeys in these hills and rainforests.
But Uganda is not all monkey business, at reserves like Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth Park you’ll experience animals usually seen on the savannah such as giraffes, lions, buffaloes, and elephants.
Queen Elizabeth National Park – known for its leopards and tree-climbing lions.
Meru National Park – this uncrowded park features both white and black rhinos
East Africa is quite simply the best place on the planet to view PRIMATES – mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and monkeys.
East Africa’s “Giants”, the ELEPHANTS and RHINOS are grand and noble beings, symbols of endurance and they’re just plain fascinating.
When you think of Rwanda what comes to mind? Impossibly green rolling hills and mountains? Brilliantly rich national parks? Bamboo forests and the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas? Or, chimpanzees, golden monkeys, and olive baboons?
Probably you’ve thought all of the above and more. But did you know that Rwanda is also ranked as one of the safest countries in the world? Its capital, Kigali is the safest capital city in Africa. And you probably never knew that Rwanda is the cleanest country in Africa. Its citizens all participate in a monthly clean-up program called Umuganda, which means “coming together in common purpose to achieve an outcome”.
But there’s so much more happening here culturally and environmentally – Rwanda is a world leader in eco-green development – the first country to ban single-use plastic bags. The Rwandan people are committed to increasing their forest acreage to cover 30 percent of the country, and they’ve created three additional national parks. All of this to protect the natural biosphere and ensure a safe place where wildlife can thrive.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – so many mountain gorillas inhabit the park that sightings are all but guaranteed.
From the highland rainforests of Aberdare National Park to snow-capped Mt. Kenya, from the towers of the Great Rift Valley to the sweep of the epic Masai Mara and infinite Serengeti, the landscapes of East Africa are boundless with colour, history and the textures of nature at its most profound.Stand on a great plain and gaze at an impossibly blazing sunset. Journey into the green biosphere of the world’s largest intact volcanic crater. Stand atop the highest free-standing mountain on the planet, taking in the world below.
The possibilities for excitement, adventure and discovery never cease on the luminous landscapes of East Africa.
But they all have a distinct way of welcoming you into their lives as if you were expected. Come to East Africa and make that someday… today.
Let the excitement begin in a land and with people you’ll never forget. Natural World Kenya Safaris specializes in safaris in the countries of East Africa and its finest parks.
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