Africa Travel Tips, Safari Guide, Information
Africa is boosts a many species of animals, birds, beautiful scenery, Lakes, Rivers with magnificent water falls and impenetrable forests among others. Though it is regarded to be a dark-continent, many tourists flock into different African countries for holidays with their families. Among the top African tourist destinations include Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zanzibar, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritania, Egypt, Namibia, Morocco, Algeria, Madagascar and Zimbabwe among others. Below are some tips you need to know while planning a safari to any of African destinations. For specific questions, send an email to paultg2009(at)gmail.com
Uganda is a land locked country located in the East Africa, AKA the Pearl of Africa. The country is mostly famous for inhabiting half of the world’s remaining population of the endangered mountain gorillas found in the misty jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park in south western part of the country. The other population is found in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa and attracts many people and among the top destinations include Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park among others. The country not only attract tourists for gorilla tours but also big game viewing, white water rafting, mountain hiking and primate tracking among others.
Before planning a safari in Uganda and Rwanda, there is a lot you should know before taking a safari in East Africa. Here is some important information you need, a complete guide to Rwanda and Uganda, information on how to get to Uganda and Rwanda, what to do and how to do it, Uganda Visa, Rwanda Visa, East Africa Tourist Visa, safari packing list, etc. Click here for more.
Self drive holidays have become very popular in most African countries like Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, Botswana among others. Car rental companies are mushrooming in most African destinations, and due to the fact that roads in most African countries are poor especially up country and in national parks, 4×4 cars are highly recommended and among the most popular cars used in African countries include Toyota Land Cruiser Hard Top / Station wagon, Land Rovers (Defender 110 or Discovery), Toyota Prado TX / TZ, Land Cruiser VX, GX and B8, Toyota Rav 4, Toyota Hilux Surf and double cabin, Nissan Patrol and Nissan safari among others.
Before you hire a car, make sure it is comprehensively insured, always ask for extra spare tire, pressure compressor, jumper cables, tool box, Jack and GPS navigation is so much important to safely enjoy your self drive tour in Africa.
Avoid driving at night because the roads in most African destinations have no street lights and avoid parking on insecure streets. Read More
Rwanda is a small land locked country located in East Africa, bordered by Uganda in the north, Tanzania in the East, Burundi in the south and DR Congo in the West. The country is also known as the Land of a thousand hills. The country had a terrible experience in 1994 where about 1 million people died in the genocide. Today the country is emerging as one of Africa’s popular tourist destinations due to presence of the endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park. According to the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), there are fewer than 1000 mountain gorillas left in the world found in only 3 countries in the world, and Rwanda is one of the blessed countries with mountain gorilla population. Mountain gorilla tours attract many visitors into Rwanda, making tourism as the leading foreign exchange earner in Rwanda. Other attractions include genocide memorial sites, historical and cultural museums, primates in Nyungwe national park and wildlife in Akagera national park. Below is what you need to know about visiting Rwanda, click here.