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Despite being the second biggest and one of the most populated continent, a safari to Africa still holds an air of mystery and lure for those familiar with her vast and diverse beauty. With up to 53 independent countries ranging from semi-arid, dessert to tropical climates and thousands of native languages spread across the ancient and rich cultures, Africa is a place that charms millions of travelers year after year.
Sometimes it seems quite uneasy to know where to begin from when considering a safari to Africa; but never let the gigantic size scare you. With adequate research and detailed planning, you can definitely choose the best out of the most iconic experiences that Africa has to offer.
Best time to Visit Africa
June, July, August and September are the best months to see variety of wildlife but the Great Migration in Tanzania is easily seen in June and July whereas July to October are the best months to sight the great migration in Kenya. This is also the best time for tracking primates, especially the mountain gorillas in misty mountains of Rwanda, Congo and Uganda. Rainy seasons run between late October to early December and March to May. This is always a low season for safaris, but travel discounts from various safari operators and accommodation facilities may stimulate your enthusiasm. This season is also better to sight migratory birds, especially between September and April. Mid-January to Early February is the best period for spotting baby animals as this is most prominent time for calving in most destinations.
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Why go on a safari to Africa
Are you a nature and wildlife lover on the search for an unforgettable trip to somewhere in the world? If the answer is “Yes!”, then a Safari to Africa should definitely be part of your travel bucket list! By going on a safari in Africa, you choose to embark on a signature adventure of lifetime that will forever be memorable to you and your loved ones, as you discover faraway wild places, encompassed by iconic landscape, rich cultures and teeming wildlife.There are endless reasons to go on a safari in Africa. Whether you want to spot endangered mountain gorillas in the misty forest of Virunga massif or the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania, get up close encounters with wildlife, climb to the peak of some of the world’s tallest mountains or just relax on a coast line, an African safari will bring all these to reality.
Pondering about taking your maiden safari to a distant small world of wonders? But limited by advice on which is the best travel period. The answer to this is absolutely amazing! Good news is that you can visit Africa any time of the year. Most safari destinations in Africa are located in the equatorial region with friendly climatic patterns all year through. No rain or sunshine is too much or too less to stop an African safari from happening. However, it is still better for one to understand different climatic changes and seasons in Africa, so they can better prepare and properly decide when to travel. In Africa, the dry season happens from June to October and December to February. This is the peak season when animals are closer to game tracks and concentrated around waterholes and so can be easily spotted.
African Travel Highlights
- Conquer East Africa’s largest mountain ranges – the Rwenzoris and Kilimanjaro
- Trek to see the world’s most endangered primate species – the mountain gorillas in misty jungle slopes of Rwanda, Uganda and D.R. Congo.
- Take a safari to spot a profusion of savannah game in Africa’s most wildlife-rich national parks and game reserves.
- Explore thousands of different tribal groups, with different culture, languages, unique cuisine, norms and traditions, amazing cultural performances, and so much more.
- Spend time at the shores of world’s second largest fresh water lake – Lake Victoria and spot the true source of legendary River Nile.
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Rwanda trip went exceptional. This is a trip that had kept pending in our minds, after corona reduced we decided to go gorilla trek to volcanoes in Rwanda and... read more
September 13, 2021
Here is my feedback following a trip with the local agency Epic Uganda Vacation as well as my feedback on the lodges and my itinerary. Please read to the end.
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February 27, 2022
An excellent birding trip with Epic.
I travelled alone at the beginning of March for 12 days birding with Pic and Moses as my guide. It was an amazing trip... read more
March 22, 2022
We are happy to have chosen Epic vacation for our safari in January. The communication was so smooth and Moses, our driver was a great guy. Excellent at spotting, identification... read more
March 3, 2022
I went to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a group of students from the U.S. We had a great time there. Moses is the best tour guide. He is really... read more
September 22, 2018
Moses drove me back to Kampala from Kabale after doing gorilla trekking in Bwindi NP. He was a reliable and save driver. Despite the long and exhausting drive he was... read more
December 11, 2018