Why should I visit East Africa? Best places to see in East Africa.

Arguably the best place in the world for spotting wildlife, East Africa is home to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth national park, Masai Mara, vast Ngorongoro Crater and UNESCO-Listed Serengeti National Park. Expect to see lions, elephants, cheetahs and giraffes spreading in there savannah grassland .Uganda, Rwanda are countries blessed with mountain gorillas.

Bwindi impenetrable National park

Bwindi impenetrable national park is known to be the most biologically diverse forests in Africa, its altitude ranges from1, 160m and 260m above the sea level. The park is located in the south west of Uganda ,more than half the wold’s remaining gorilla population is dwelling in Bwindi: an estimated of over 450 members.

Gorillas in  Bwindi impenetrable national park

Masai Mara Maasai

Mara National Park is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, reed-buck, zebra. Also chance of viewing the wildebeests during their migration (July to November) huge numbers of wildebeest move in.

Lion family posing in open plains in Masai Mara NR

Lion family posing in open plains in Masai Mara

Serengeti National park

Serengeti national park has great endowment of wild animals ranging from Herbivores like wildebeests, zebras, Antelopes, buffalos, Elephants. Carnivals such as Lions, spotted hyenas, jackals, African Bush dogs, Cheetahs, leopards, Primates such as the low land Baboons, the great olive monkeys, Reptiles such as Crocodiles, rock pythons, monitor lizards amongst others. This can all be viewed during your game drive. The place has many activities for tourist to do for example birding, airballon,game drive.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s highest volcanoes, free-standing Mountain on earth, rising above cultivated farmland on the lower levels. Protruding up or emerging tall through lush rainforest to alpine meadows and finally across a lunar landscape to the twin summits of Kibo and Mawenzi.Kilimanjaro’s third volcanic cone, Shira, is on the mountain’s western side. The lower rainforest is home to many animals, including buffaloes, elephants, leopards and monkeys, and elands are occasionally seen in the saddle area between Kibo and Mawenzi.A hike up Kilimanjaro Mountain lures on a yearly basis a huge number of trekkers that are physically fit because it’s possible to walk to the summit without ropes or technical climbing experience. On-technical, however, does not mean easy. The climb is a serious (and expensive) undertaking, and only worth doing with the right preparation. There are also many opportunities to explore the mountain’s lower slopes and to learn about the Maasai and the Chagga, two of the main tribes in the area. Talk to Jewel safaris today for this arrangement to be effected already.

Mount Kilimanjaro hiking

Kilimanjaro Climbing

Queen Elizabeth National park

Queen Elizabeth national park is the most famous national park in Uganda .It was established in 1952 as Kazinga national park, later in 1954 after the visit of Queen Elizabeth II the name became Queen Elizabeth National park up to date. During Idi Amin ‘s era ,it was called Rwenzori National park and its recorded that animals decline due political instability elephant population reduced from high 4,000 to 156 and buffaloes from 1800 to 8000.

The area covers over 1,978km2 having a total of 96 mammals highest of any national park in Uganda. The park is protected by Lake Edward and Lake George and at least containing ten crater lakes. There three sectors (Kyambura sector, Ishasha sector, Kasenyi sector) that make up Queen Elizabeth National park all having unique tourists’ attractions that can make up your Uganda Safari memorable. In Ishasha it’s known for tree –climbing lions currently having 40 members making three prides. Kyambura which hosts the largest chimpanzee for habituation in East Africa. Kasenyi having the salt production, flamingo area. Queen Elizabeth national park contains many animals that can your Uganda Safari a true adventure such as lions, leopards, buffalo, kobs, hyenas, Giant forest hog, and topi among others.

wildlife safaris in Uganda

Tree Climbing lions  in Uganda

The Volcanoes National Park

The Volcanoes National Park is a home to not only the Mountain Gorillas, but also Golden Monkeys, Spotted Hyena, Buffaloes, Elephants, Black-fronted Duiker and Bushbuck. Volcanoes National Park has almost 200 bird species including 29 endemics to Rwenzori Mountains and the Virungas.

Rwanda gorilla trekking in 2021

Murchison falls

The park is known to be the biggest national park among 10 parks in Uganda. The impressive and powerful Murchison Falls located on the course of  great Nile where Victoria Nile river surges through a narrow gap of massive drop, River Nile which happens to be the longest river in the world, Nile-Lake Albert Delta where the tranquil Victoria Nile flows into Lake Albert, Buligi game tracks where the parks’ most game is viewed, Karuma Falls known as the great spot for sport fishing, Kaniyo Pabidi Forest that harbors a habituated chimpanzee group, Rabongo Forest famously known as the birders’ paradise and the biodiverse Budongo forest

Jewel Safaris offers perfectly organized East Africa  Holiday Tour Packages both Budget & Luxury for Wildlife, Wildebeest Migration, Balloon, Mountain Hiking.