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The Pearl of Africa
Welcome to the “Gorilla in the mist” country and the source of the White Nile River. What more could one ask for in an African adventure than for a chance to visit our closest relative. A gorilla trek is a highlight of all visits done in Uganda. There are countless ways to experience this enthralling country with Expedition Africa. Take in the awe-inspiring sights of the natural landscape, the Rwenzori Mountains, Lake Victoria as well as the culture of the pygmy village on the shores of Lake Bunyoni. Activities in Jinja (source of the White Nile River) include white water rafting, quadbiking and bunjee jumping.
Its reputation as ‘Africa’s friendliest country’ is not only accredited to its likeable people, but also to its redevelopment as an eco-friendly environment, with its introduction of eco-tourism projects, adventure sports and unique gorilla-trekking opportunities that have put the country back on the tourist circuit. After years of misrule, hardship and war under Idi Amin, Uganda is once again receiving positive global interest due to its forward-thinking policies and wealth of tourist attractions. Uganda offers the traveler a safe traveling experience, sixty protected areas, ten national parks, an exciting safari environment and the markets of Kampala have their own captivating allure.
Uganda has a tropical climate with temperatures in the mid-20 degrees. The mountainous areas are much cooler and the top of Mount Elgon is often covered with snow. The hottest months are December to February although temperatures could drop in the evenings.
March – May and October – November are the heavy rainy seasons and this is when road travel can become difficult. The best time for travelling is during the dry seasons between January – February and June – September. This is the time when game viewing is optimal as they are concentrated at the water sources.
There are two wet seasons: mid-September to November and March to May. There are two dry seasons: December to February (there is less rain but parks remain fairly wet) and June to July (considerably drier).
The best time for travelling is during the dry seasons between January – February and June – September. This is the time when game viewing is optimal as they are concentrated at the water sources
Meet the Masai Tribe
Kenya is a land of so many experiences; truly a dream vacation destination. Kenya is home to the Masai Warriors and its capital, Nairobi, is the bustling gateway to the vibrant economic community of East African states.
The Serengeti ecosystem extends into south western Kenya where one will see the metamorphosis of the natural landscape as masses of wildebeest, zebra and graceful gazelles make their annual migratory trek across the plain to greener pastures. The Big Five are almost always in attendance to thrill the safari adventure seeker. Our Kenyan adventure also takes in the sights of the Great Rift Valley, experiences with the locals and the warrior dance of the Masai Warriors. Expedition Africa will bring the African warmth of Kenya to your traveling itinerary.
Kenya has a definite rainy season that occurs from March to May. It is known as the ‘long rains’ and it is common to find sunny morning weather and sudden downpours later in the day. The rains are short and not unpleasant.
Summer: December – March
Autumn: April – June
Winter: July – August
Spring: September – November
A diverse geography means a variable climate across the country but Kenya is considered a year-round destination for safaris.
Tanzania, located on the eastern coast of Africa, is home to seven UNESCO world heritage sights. A visit to Tanzania as part of a tented/accommodated tour with Expedition Africa will get you close to the home of the top 3 sights and natural wonders of Africa:
The Serengeti National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro & the Ngorongoro Crater. These are a few of the breathtaking sights to be woven into another authentic experience with Expedition Africa.
A game viewing experience in a rustic, unspoilt environment with experienced ground staff will yield memorable sightings of herds of magnificent wildebeest, zebra, lions, leopard, cheetah and elephant.
Here the journey truly tops the destination. You are invited to film, photograph or simply relax and enjoy the sightings from the safety of your adventure truck.
Beautiful beaches abound along Tanzania’s coastline. Zanzibar, Tanzania’s world-renowned spice island, beckons. Walk along its beautiful white-sanded beaches, enjoy a sunset cruise in a traditional dhow, dive or explore the old stone town. A visit to Zanzibar promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Tanzania has an interesting geography which contributes to its differing climatic conditions. The Indian Ocean islands off the coast of Tanzania have a hot, humid climate. Tanzania can be cool at night because of its high plateau. The north east enjoys temperate climates.
Summer: December – February
Autumn: March – April
Winter: April – May
Spring: June – November