While the African continent offers some incredible safari experiences, East Africa offers a very wild and authentic safari. The national parks and reserves and unfenced which means that animals can roam as much as they want, migrating for hundreds of miles in some cases (the wildebeest migration).
There are several safari destinations in East Africa. Uganda and Rwanda are much smaller, and more specialized safari destinations, focusing particularly on primates like the habituated chimpanzees and the mountain gorillas. Ethiopia is not really a core safari destination, but there are some interesting experiences to be had there, like seeing the baboons in the Simeon mountains.
Above all, Kenya and Tanzania are the best destinations to head to for an East Africa safari. They offer a fantastic safari – arguably one of the best in all of Africa. But with two exceptional safari destinations, offering similar experiences, how do you know which destination is best for you? This small guide may help answer just that.
Image: Angama Mara, Kenya