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The great continent of Africa holds the hidden treasures to reveal to those travel enthusiasts who take enough times to come on a journey of discovery. From the adventurous safaris in Kenya, trekking safaris in Uganda to the stunning natural wonders as well as wildlife of Tanzania, we have some great suggestions for some astonishing must-see places to include in your travel itinerary, for Uganda and Tanzania.
TANZANIA – Four main attraction in Tanzania
1) Mount Kilimanjaro – Climbing
Rising above to the height of 19,340 ft above the plains of the African continent, Kili (Or Mount Kilimanjaro) is the highest free standing mountain across Africa. No doubt, it’s definitely one of the great highlights of any Africa safari tours.
In fact, this mountain is a home to an amazing variety of ecosystems; its arctic summit located above the slopes of the alpine desert, rugged landscapes, a rainforest and even the cultivated agricultural areas. However, the scenery of the mountain peak is breathtaking with huge glaciers forming a heavenly white landscape. To make this an unforgettable escapade for a holiday vacation, the regions surrounding the basement of Mount Kilimanjaro is a home of Africa’s premier wildlife parks, national game reserves, so it’s necessary to know why a visit to Kili is indeed an African ‘must-do’.
2) Serengeti National Park
Is this mass migration the most spectacular natural event throughout the world? The annual, majestic migration of over two million wildebeest, antelope and zebra takes place in the vast, greenish plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania. The wild species start their majestic migration from the south end of the Serengeti, following the rain and fresh pastures to the northern border of the Kenya, the Mara River, which stands out as the greatest hurdle of the wildebeest migration.
The wildebeest migration is a spontaneous and unpredictable activity, being regulated by climate and rainfall so that the exact date varies from year to year. The best time to get the glimpse of migration in the Masai Mara is from month July to end Octomber, when the animals gather to cross the Mara River to make their way to Kenya.
3) Ngoro ngoro Conservancy
Ngoro ngoro conservancy has crater With walls 2,000 ft high and a crater floor that spreads for 102 sq. miles, the crater is a virtual Noah's Ark, inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. In fact, the crater has the greatest concentration of wild life in the planet. It contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake that, from the top, looks like steam, full of flamingoes, a forest and open plains. The large bull elephants that reside here have extremely large tusk, due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. They are the most incredible elephants you'll ever see in your life.
4) Tarangire National Reserve
The park's dominant feature is the Tarangire River. Although it gets very dry, the park is relatively thickly vegetated with acacia shrubs and mixed woodland. Most memorable of which are the huge baobab trees dotted around in big numbers. Herds of up to 300 elephants can be found, looking for underground streams, in the dry riverbeds while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. Dry-country antelope such as fringe-eared Oryx and the long-necked gerenuk are also regularly spotted. Abandoned termite –mounds often house mongoose colonies. All the main predators are present but, because of thick vegetation, not spotted as often as in some of the other parks in northern Tanzania.
UGANDA – The main attractions
For every adventure, wildlife and nature traveler, opting for a guided Africa safari, Uganda will prove to be the right choice. If you want to experience the thrill of watching a herd of impala springing over the Savannah, big bull elephant sloshing in a water hole or graceful giraffe browsing in the acacia trees. Uganda not only offer wildlife safari it’s well-known for Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking.
Below are several parks one need to explore to experience the ultimate adventure in Uganda:
1) Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the Park you will be guided to the forest and experience tracking of the chimps and other primates in their natural habitant (this is the primate capital of the world). The park’s site guide will take you through this adventurous experience where you may be blessed with enormous encounters of various forest primates like the L’hoest, black faced colobus monkeys, baboons and other forest species. The chief highlight of this day will be the chimps. You will enjoy them as they play, sing, communicate and eat. 1 hour is usually allowed with the Chimps. The park is well known for bird watching.
2) Bwindi National Park
Many travelers who come on the Africa safari tours must visit Uganda for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The trekking of mountain gorillas is done in the deep middle of the dense forest, which sometimes offers hard times for travelers, but as an alternative for them to experience natural walks organized in the park.
3) Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destination in Africa for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. Kibale’s 795km2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and with the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees. The Forest covering predominates in the central and northern part of the park on the raised Fort Portal plateau.
Fact about mountain gorilla
The endangered species- Mountain gorillas are apes under the primates’ family and are found in Africa’s Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo. From which Uganda is considered to be one of the most popular mountain gorilla trekking and tracking destination. It is believed that mountain gorillas are endangered species as only 900 of them are estimated to be remaining on the earth. All year round the East African country- Uganda welcomes huge number of tourists from all over the world, from which some are first timers and repeated visitors for enjoying gorilla trekking or tracking safari.