Planning new African adventures can be very confusing, time taking, or even overwhelming procedures while thinking of a new destination can be extremely worrying as you will be out of your comfort zone; there are relatively few things you would want to put into consideration, such as safety and budget. But did you know you're entirely immersing yourself in calmness paradise by choosing Eastern African destinations? In this article, we will showcase the most unexplored areas that are silent atmospheres and will entice the sense of your humor; you can plan to tour there with your loved ones and families, solo or as a group.
Check out our top bucket list below;
- Serengeti National Park.
The Serengeti is a fascinating place to travel. The park has a wide array of wildlife. Anyone who wants to explore the wildebeest immigration visits the Serengeti national park. Famous people worldwide, including Hollywood A-listers, have enjoyed the park.
Serengeti is expansive, and tourists that want to enjoy the migration book weeks in advance before it happens. It has terrific views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
There is plenty to add value to your safari while in Serengeti National Park; walking safaris, a night game drive, balloon safaris, bush dinners, bush breakfasts, and sundowners are the best additional hits on your trip.
Western and Eastern sides of the park are still hidden germs with fewer tourists visiting; if you need to escape from the touristy lodges, plan to spend most of your time in these places.
- Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara is the way to go if you want to do something out of the box. Watch the wildebeest migration while enjoying the thrill of watching the animals up close. Watch in awes as wildebeest birth and stay away from predators while crossing over the Mara River.
You can do the balloon over Maasai Mara. The balloon experience is spectacular when you can spot herds of buffalos, elephants, and wildebeests below. Additionally, stay out in the wild and enjoy a cultural interaction with the Maasai at the reserve.
- Mafia Island
Zanzibar offers a spectacular coastal tour. You can experience the best of spices in a land of white sand. Explore water sports like snorkeling, deep-sea diving, and swimming. It mimics the Kenyan coast in many adventures, including buzzing nightlife.
Additionally, sample fun recipes or visit marine reserves along the coast. Enjoy the best hospitality with spicy local and international recipes with a local twist. There are plenty of sights to see and enjoy in East Africa. You can have a fun safari when you book a tour in any of the places above.
- Bwindi National Park
Bwindi is home to several gorilla families in Uganda. It is a delight to see families like Mweza, Nshogi, and Kyaguliro. A trek through the forest helps tourists observe their way of life. There are 22 gorilla families in Uganda, and many more are in the habituation process.
Besides the gorilla families, tourists can watch birds and visit the Batwa community. The Batwa community is a small tribe in the South Western part of Uganda that relies on hunting small animals and gathering fruits for a living.
Spending time at higher-end accommodations like Bwindi Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, or Buhoma Lodge will change your life forever.
- Lake Victoria
Just after lake Baikal in Russia, Lake Victoria is the second largest freshwater lake in the world; Northern Tanzania is a beautiful place to unwind. Situated at 3720 feet, Lake Victoria receives a large amount of water from the river Nile; this stunning lake offers incredible activities like fishing, cultural tours around the lake area, and boating tours.
If you're looking for a calm area to spend your vacation in Africa, consider booking a trip to Lake Victoria; luxury accommodations like Rubondo Island Camp and Malaika Beach Resort are available.
Getting to Lake Victoria is super easy; you can fly from Arusha airstrip, or it's reachable via road driving from either Serengeti National Park or Masai Mara National Reserve.
- Mahale National Park
A home to Chimpanzee families, where forests meet the deepest lake on Earth, Lake Tanganyika! Just a three-hour flight from Arusha is a paradise, the unbeatable Mahale National Park, which lies miles away in western Tanzania.
The park is decorated by a blue lake stretching five hundred miles south, home to a large fish village. This is a perfect miniature garden for families or couples; the park boosts marine life and wild animals such as leopards, bushbucks, wild-hunting dogs, hippos, and countless bird species.
Spending time in this area can be a life-changing experience; the luxury lodges are just behind the small Mahale mountains, built in old-African Stylish-Dhow Wood Bandas overlooking the lake by Nomad Tanzania will completely steal your heart.
You should plan to visit here from November through March; during this time, the Mahale is very green, the water is clear, chimps are everywhere, the tracking is now easy than ever before, the forest is decorated by beautiful butterflies, and tropical flowers are producing the attractive scents birds are flocking in.
A trip to Mahale can be combined with Serengeti National Park; ideally, seven days safari for both Serengeti and Mahale are enough to amaze you.