Tailor-made East Africa tours are what safari dreams are made of. This part of the continent is straight off the pages and film set of “Out of Africa”, “The Lion King” and “Gorillas in the Mist”. And, yes, it's just as spectacularly stunning as depicted in these stories! We delve a bit deeper into what makes East Africa so special.
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Rhino Africa is what you'd call the alpha silverback gorilla of African travel (if we do say so ourselves), and if that image appeals to you, then our East Africa tours will, too. This corner of the continent is simply brimming with attractions.
Whether you want to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda, marvel at the Great Migration in Kenya on an East African Safari, go volcano-viewing in Tanzania, or beach bathing on Zanzibar Island – this region has got it all!
East Africa is a land of abundance and unparalleled diversity. It's also a place of unique contrasts – from lush rainforests and lakes to dormant volcanoes, open grassland, and opalescent beaches.
As the World's Leading Safari Company, we work with the top suppliers in East Africa, so your itinerary will include only the best accommodation options. From luxury safari lodges in the savannah and sunny, sandy beach resorts to quiet tropical retreats secreted in lush rainforests, there really is something for everyone.
Now that you're itching to get to East Africa, you might have a million questions, like when to visit, where to go, and what to see. Well, don't despair, as our Rhino Africa Travel Experts know all the ins and outs of Africa and what you can expect. They will recommend the best, well, everything when you start planning! But, for now, here's a quick overview of the why and when you should visit these East African countries.
Tanzania is best known for being one of the host countries for the greatest wildlife show on Earth, the Great Migration. However, it has many other year-round treasures like Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, Big 5 safari adventures, Lake Victoria, cultural gems, and more. You can even combine it with a beach getaway at the nearby Zanzibar! The best time to visit Tanzania depends entirely on what you wish to do and see. However, timing is key if you want to witness the Great Migration and other animals in action, and you should then plan to visit around June to September.
Kenya, neighboring Tanzania, is also host to the Great Migration. However, it's not only the wildlife that makes this country special. The Maasai Mara is a colourful, culturally-rich nation and the classic de
piction of Kenya. It also has spectacular scenery, from Mount Kenya's snow-capped peak to Big 5 reserves, forests, and beaches. Kenya is also a year-round destination, but you will want to visit between July and November to witness the Great Migration when it's in town.
Rwanda is famous for gorilla trekking and is one of only three countries in the world where you can see them in their natural habitat (the others being Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo). The largest living primate, coming face to face with a gorilla is a moving experience. Rwanda is considered a year-round destination. However, the best time to go gorilla trekking is during the dry season, from June to September and again between January and February. Gorilla trekking in drier seasons is better because the terrain is less slippery.
Another one of the three countries in the world where you can go gorilla trekking, Uganda, is known as the "Pearl of Africa". The source of the Nile River, you can enjoy plenty of water-based activities and safaris in the many game reserves around the country. Another highlight is seeing the unique tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park! Uganda is excellentall year, but its peak seasons are from January to February and between June to September when it's driest, making gorilla trekking easier.