Birding in Africa – Our Guide to the Top 5 Birding Hotspots

Depending on one’s personal view you can say that Africa is the greatest birding continent on the entire planet, it is definitely a fantastic destination for bird watchers.

Some of the countries that provide the best experience to serious bird watchers include countries in the Eastern Africa region like Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya other countries that are also ideal for bird watching are South Africa and Namibia. The ideal time for visiting this region is during the African summer which starts from November and ends in March. Read More

Serengeti: The Jewel of Africa

One of the most famous national parks in the east African region is the Serengeti park. It is known for its high concentration of wild animals together with breathtaking physical sceneries and it is also home to the world’s largest migration of wild animals.

It occupies about 30,000 square kilometers extending from the southern areas of Kenya towards northern Tanzania and is adjacent to the Ngorongoro conservation, the Muswa reservation Maasai Mara and the Grumeti National Reservations. It is also a part of Tanzania’s  the Northern Safari Circuit comprising of the Tarangire National Park, the Lake Manyara National Park, and the  Arusha National park. It was also listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage list in the year 1981. Read More

Best Known National Parks and Reserves of East Africa

Prior to the year 1990 when various environmentalists called out for responsible traveling in natural areas to conserve both the locals as well as the environment, there was no such thing as Ecotourism. However, there had been a solid effort to conserve the natural environment and wildlife for the benefit of the locals ever since national parks were established within the United States and Australia way back in the 1870’s.

It later took half a decade before a national park was created in Africa- the Virunga National park located in the Democratic Republic of Congo 1925. It was then followed by the Kruger National park in South Africa. However, most would argue that currently the most impressive national parks all over Africa are based in East Africa. Read More

Watching African Elephants in the Wild

If you are thinking of traveling alone, taking a family holiday, or a going on your honeymoon then an elephant safari would be an unforgettable experience.

Elephants or as commonly referred to “the gentle giants of Africa” are a spectacular sight to see for both locals and tourists alike. The gentle giants of Africa enhance every trip to the continent and are always highly enjoyed sightings amongst both locals and tourists alike. Some of the areas that you would see these magnificent creatures would be:  Read More

Exploring the Ngorongoro

Tanzania is the home to spectacular wildlife and beautiful sceneries, however, the Ngorongoro crater is one unique feature that can only be seen in close range so as to be described.

It provides an incredible view from the ridges at the top showcasing the center stage action occurring down below at the crater’s floor. It is an embodiment of unspoiled scenes and the constant stir of wildlife that is sure to keep any viewer engrossed. Read More