Uganda make up the region known as
and is probably one of the most well known and popular
safari destinations in the world. East Africa with its
majestic landscapes is a photographers dream.
highlight in East Africa is the yearly migration of more
than two million wildebeest , as well as numerous zebra,
antelope and their natural predators. The animals
migrate from the Serengeti in
to the Masai Mara in
migration is the biggest
movement of land mammals on the
planet. The sight and sound of
ten thousand wildebeest massed
in one place is truly
The reason all
these animals are on the move is
because they are on a constant
search for new pastures. As they
finish the good grazing in one
area, they head onwards towards
Kenya where they instinctively
know that the rains in April and
May will have produced green
If you are
visiting either the Masai Mara in Kenya or the
Serengeti in Tanzania,
it is important to know
where the migration is
so that you know which
safari camps and lodges are best
placed to see it.
Ngorongoro Crater and Tanzania’s Northern Circuit is the
best self-contained safari destination in the world.
Often referred to as the 'Garden of Eden', the rich
pasture and permanent water of the crater floor shelters
a large population of animals.
The Selous and Tanzania’s
Southern Circuit is the largest conservation area in the
Uganda is a country of shimmering lakes, lofty
mountains and mysterious forests and is most famous for
its Gorillas to look a massive silverback directly in
the eye is undisputedly one of the most special wildlife
encounters on earth.
How to plan your trip?
It may be stating the obvious, but the more time you
have to go on safari the more you will see. East
Africa's rich wildlife diversity means that you will
always see new species and new behaviors.
Try to do some research before you go (this website has
been developed to give you some ideas) to find the areas
with the key wildlife that matches your interests.
Let AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS do the hard job to
organize each stage of the trip for you.
One week is the minimum requirement for a
worthwhile wildlife safari, allowing you time to visit
two to three reserves comfortable.
If it is your first trip to East Africa, we recommend
you to spend three or four days in one of the major
Mara), which are famous
for their high concentration of large mammals, to get a
feel for the great herds of herbivores and their
We highly recommend you to spend a couple of day's in
the more secluded and beautiful
Two weeks will allow you to add a
Zanzibar and Pemba
islands to your one week itinerary, or you will have
time to summit
Three weeks extra time will allow you to take in
a few wildlife parks at a more relaxed pace. Once again,
first time travelers should visit one of the popular
reserves; Serengeti, Ngorongoro
Crater or Masai
Follow this with a trip to one of the semiarid parks: Selous
Samburu and Buffalo
Consider exploring the coral reefs and coastal forest
and Pemba, maybe
Birdwatchers may want to head to hotspots such as
Udzungwa Mountains NP
in Tanzania or Lake
Nakuru for flamingos.
Africa's unbeatable safari country
Tanzania is our unrivalled favorite among the African
If a top list over Africa's ten natural wonders had been
established, Tanzania would certainly have four of the
Northern Tanzania is the best
place for the first time traveler to see leopard, lion,
buffalo, elephant, and rhino -
Africa's Big Five.
Some of the finest cultural experiences you will find in
their natural setting in the Great Rift Valley. And for
ape lovers there are the destinations of
Southern Tanzania offers two first class semi arid
reserves off the beaten track: the wild game parks of
Relaxation on beautiful beaches, adventurous scuba
diving and historical experiences you will find in
Zanzibar and Pemba.