One of the major travel bucket list destinations has to be Africa. Seeing the sun rise over the savannah of the ‘mara’, glimpsing a majestic lion stalking its prey, setting foot on the sacred ground of the Serengeti and hiking through thick vegetation to meet the protected mountain gorillas. Envago have some amazing adventures on offer in Africa from Africa Escapades, offering you the chance to get a front row seat to the greatest wildlife show on earth!
The best of Rwanda safari
Trekking for three to six hours to altitudes of 7,500 feet to see the protected gorillas of Rwanda is said to be one of the most profound natural history experiences in the world. This eight day trip takes you right into the heart of central Africa, through the Akagera National Park, to the king’s palace of Nyanza and to the Nyungwe National Park for an early morning forest walk to spot the native chimpanzees and Colombus monkeys. Culminating at Lake Kivu Volcanoes National Park where you’ll begin your ascent through rough terrain and stunning natural beauty to the home of the mountain gorilla.
Explore Masai Mara
Your location: the Masai Mara game reserve. Your mission: to see the big five- lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. And if you want to the best chance of seeing them, the Masai Mara located in south western Kenya- the continuation of Tanzania’s Serengeti- is an excellent bet. Heading out early in the morning or late in the afternoon, you’ll search for the park’s large populations of wildebeests, gazelles, buffalo, lion, elephants and giraffes before visiting a Masai village. Overnight you’ll stay in a safari lodge with three full days dedicated to exploring this wonderful place.
The Tanzania safarai
Arusha is Tanzania’s safari capital and it is here that you will begin your Tanzanian adventure! In the Tarangire National Park, herds of up to 300 elephants can be seen alongside wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and gazelle as they crowd the shrinking lagoons. This is the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti eco system. But in this seven day trip you will also visit the mighty Serengeti itself, home to more than 1.6 million herbivores and thousands of predators. You’ll also get a feel for northern Tanzanian culture with a visit to a local village of 18,000 inhabitants from 120 tribes, and where you can visit local markets and even enjoy a traditional lunch!
You need a good level of fitness for the trip which takes the quieter yet more demanding Machame route. Climbing through rainforest, across valleys and ridges, this eight day trip will see you climb higher each day, staying overnight in a different camp, to the summit Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 5986m!