The Best Wildlife Experiences of East Africa

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The Best Wildlife Experiences of East Africa

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the untamed landscapes and discover the best wildlife experiences of East Africa, where nature’s wonders come alive in captivating ways. With its diverse landscapes and incredible wildlife, East Africa is rightly regarded as one of the top safari destinations in the world. From the vast grassy plains of Tanzania to the expansive savannah of Kenya, the glistening lakes and wetlands of Uganda to the towering mountains and lush rainforests of Rwanda, the region’s natural beauty and scenic wonders are simply breathtaking. East Africa is an exceptional choice for wildlife enthusiasts seeking a remarkable and unforgettable adventure and there are many reasons to venture to this part of the African continent.

Here are 5 of the Best Wildlife Experiences to relish:

Great Wildebeest Migration

East Africa is home to some of the world’s most iconic wilderness areas, including the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Witness the awe-inspiring annual mass movement of millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles as they traverse the Serengeti and the Masai Mara during The Great Migration. It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that showcases the cycle of life and the struggles of survival. Read more about the Wildebeest Migration Tours

Wildebeest Migration Tours
Wildebeest Migration Tours

Mountain Gorilla Tracking

There is no better place on earth than East Africa to experience the extraordinary excursion that is a gorilla and primate safari. Trek through the lush forests of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda and come face-to-face with the endangered mountain gorilla. Walk in the shoes of revered chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall with visits to Gombe and Mahale Mountains National Parks in Tanzania as you learn more about these enigmatic species.

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Ngorongoro Crater

Nestled within the stunning landscapes of Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater occupies an exceptional spot as a top-rated East African wildlife destination. This UNESCO World Heritage Site teems with an incredible array of fauna and flora in the most unique ecosystem and pristine natural surroundings. Watch as elephants roam alongside grazing zebras while herds of wildebeest and gazelles migrate across the plains on a Ngorongoro excursion. Lions, cheetahs and leopards stealthily prowl the savannah, while elegant flamingos grace the waters.

View from rim of Ngorongoro crater
Scenic view from the rim of Ngorongoro crater, Tanzania

Tree-climbing Lions

The tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda and Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania are a remarkable sight to behold as far as East African wildlife experiences go. They have mastered the art of ascending tall trees, often seeking refuge or a better vantage point to spot their prey. Be amazed as these majestic big cats show their prowess while scaling the branches high above the ground.

Tree Climbing Lions
Tree Climbing Lions

Great Flamingo Flocks

Captivating travellers from across the globe, the great flamingo flocks of East Africa are one of the region’s most mesmerising wildlife spectacles. Stretching across the picturesque Lake Natron in Tanzania and the prime spots of Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria and Lake Elmenteita in Kenya, these magnificent birds paint the landscape in a kaleidoscope of pink. Seeing thousands of flamingos taking to the skies in perfect synchronisation evokes awe and wonder.

Lake Nakuru Flamingos
Lake Nakuru Flamingos

Indulging in the best wildlife experiences of East Africa is an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the awe-inspiring beauty and diversity of this remarkable region.

Safari Travel Packages

Our travel consultants are able to assist with tailor-made tours and travel packages for your unique needs. JENMAN African Safaris offer a handful of tailor-made travel packages, private tours and small guided group tours to the wildlife wonderland that is East Africa.

The 15-day East Africa Migration Discoverer is a small guided group tour through Tanzania and Kenya, starting and ending in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Highlights include game drives in the famed Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater as well as stops in the Amboseli, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks. 

The itinerary of the 6-day Unrivalled Tanzania safari package will satisfy the most discerning traveller. Discover the bustling city of Arusha before venturing into the wilderness to be amazed at the magnificent scenery of the Serengeti and Lake Manyara National Parks as well as the Ngorongoro Crater.

The 11-day Highlights of Uganda guided group tour is the perfect opportunity to explore the very best the country has to offer. Make your way from the Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda’s biggest) to the Queen Elizabeth National Park (tree-climbing lions) and then the ultimate highlight – gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. 

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