Seeing wildlife up close and personal and in their own habitat is what a lot of people dream about. And because of this African safari vacations have become very popular and there are lots of companies that provide packages designed to bring a bit of adventure under expert supervision. Accommodation is usually in lodges and camps, equipped with hot showers.
The main destinations for this type of vacation is Kenya and a beach holiday could be combined with an African safari. The country has 40 National Parks and game reserves. One of the most amazing is the Kimana Game Sanctuary, which is located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Rich rain forest is the terrain at the Mount Kenya National Park and stretching plains dominate the Masai Mara. Guides drive parties in 4×4 vehicles or in open back trucks. Sometimes, they travel in mini buses.
South Africa is one more beautiful country, teeming with wild animals. An African safari here offers a great variety of landscape, including wetlands, semi-desert, open grassland and old forest. The Phinda region is popular and can be explored on foot, by vehicle or light aircraft. Some parties are taken by boat on the waterways.The Madikwe Game Reserve contains leopards, elephants and packs of hyenas and wild dogs.
For a truly unique experience, there are travel companies that organise an African safari travel vacation package to Uganda and Rwanda. Uganda has a population of lowland gorillas and chimpanzees. There is also game in the savannahs of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and the chance to see elephants, giraffes, antelope and birds. There are always extra expenses attached to any travel vacation package, but some deals are better than others. As long as you understand the cost of your package, plus taxes, and what expenses might still be added once you arrive, you aren’t going to be caught unaware and under prepared.
To watch the gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or at the Mgahinga Volcanoes, parties are taken on foot through the tropical rainforest, which is home to many different species of birds. The Murchisson Falls National Park can be reached by boat on the River Nile. The waterfall is breathtaking and the animals in the area include warthogs, zebras and baboons. Rwanda is famous for its mountain gorillas and there is said to be 350 of them in the tree lined slopes of the Parc National des Volcans. The Uganda and Rwanda region, with its volcanoes, falls, lakes and forests is a treasured area and presents the best area of seeing gorillas in their natural surroundings.