The most visited parks and without a doubt should be part of all program are the Serengeti and Masai Mara. Each one with its own characteristics and dimensions. Perhaps it is possible to think that if I visited one park I have already “met all of them”. I have heard it; and such statement is completely wrong. For example, Manyara Park offers a diverse variety of fauna in relation to Serengeti, Ngorongoro or any other park in Tanzania.
While it is true, a park can offer a largest variety of fauna or there is the opportunity to observe a particular specie to a greater extent, allowing the visitor to find, photograph and watch it in its natural environment. The Manyara Park, for example, gives the opportunity to observe large numbers of elephants and baboons among other animal species.Read more
What every visitor expects to find on their visit are the Big Five (5), African Buffalo or Brown Buffalo, Leopard, Black Rhinos, Elephants and Lions. And this can be achieved by organizing a trip that covers a series of parks that allows you, at least, observe these species. Perhaps the most elusive are the Leopard and the Black Rhinos which are very difficult to find, if you visit only one park.
The most visited cities are Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Namibia and South Africa without limiting other included beach destinations. A good option is to visit a country on the continent and end the trip with additional days on the beach.
Accommodation in Africa is extremely comfortable and suitable for all budgets. There are lodgings of all kinds: lodges, tented camps, bungalows and hotels. These are located around parks or even inside the parks. All of them with excellent services, such as internet access and all beverages.
Most of the lodgings in Africa offer a British style service. Many offer to wake you up with a coffee or tea accompanied with cookies or other sweets (pastries) and have breakfast after that. The famous afternoon tea time is served to all guests with traditional tea, biscuits or assorted cakes. Enjoy the experience. Depending on the type of accommodation, dinner is served between 7:30p.m. and 8:00p.m.
Another must-see activity is a visit to the Maasai Village. The Maasai Tribe are an ethnic group living between Tanzania and Kenya. They are a polygamous tribe who main activity is livestock. The activity and wealth of a Maasai is measured by the number of livestock and children they have. They also breed goats and sheep. This visit will allow you to know their way of life at first-hand and take a look at their dances and clothing. You must bring cash if you want to buy necklaces, bracelets and other items are of your interest.
My favorite activity and the one I highly recommend (in capital letters and underlined) is the hot air balloon ride! It is always interesting to have an aerial view and from another perspective of all flatlands, fauna and wildlife The best time is when the large herds gather prior to crossing the Mara River or during the Great Migration when search for better pastures. The balloon ride ends with a generous breakfast in the middle of the plains. It is one of the best experiences that you can live and feel during your visit to Africa.
Important! The tour begins by waking up very early and picking you up at your lodging. You are transferred to the starting point of the Hot Air Balloons ride. You can watch at the entire process of heating and inflating the balloons.
Usually 12 to 14 people travel on each balloon. So it is convenient to be prepared to place yourself in a good spot. I personally like the balloon edges. The ride starts around 6:30 am. Breakfast will be served 2 hours later.
I assure you it will be an experience that you will never forget.
Enjoy your next trip! Live and create memories !!!