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How to Prepare for a Tanzania Safari

Tanzania safari is by far Africa’s visual masterpiece especially in the famous Serengeti national park. It’s a land of breathtaking natural beauty, incredible wildlife viewing, powder white beaches, charming ancient towns, and archaeological UNESCO world heritage sites. Tanzania’s Great Migration, where mighty herds of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras thunder across the Serengeti plains, is one of the most dramatic periods for a classic African safari. However, the country has much more to offer than a Big Five …

Best Places to see Rhinos in Wild Kenya

Kenya is in the top best safari destinations to see rhinos in Africa. It is home to both black and white rhinos, including the world’s only two remaining northern white rhinos. Kenya had at least 20,000 black rhinos but currently the numbers are less than 300 in the previous two decades. However, the black rhino population is rapidly recovering as a result of increasing conservation efforts, and there are presently over 600 black rhinos in Kenya. Here are the best …

How to do laundry while on an African Safari Holiday

Planning for an African safari vacation can be difficult, especially if you haven’t been on one before. You can find yourself wondering about several factors; What are you supposed to pack, are you taking too much, or too little, what will the weather be like, and are there laundry services? Packing all of your safari essentials especially with gorilla trekking and mountain hiking entails selecting both lightweight clothing that will fit inside a duffle bag plus the boots. When it …

10 reasons why Uganda should be on your bucket list

A Uganda safari because of the people, gorilla trek, climate and breathtaking scenery. Uganda encompasses the typical African travel experience any traveller could ever dream of. It is the confluence of African nature, landscape and cultural melting pot. Here are 10 reasons why Uganda should be on your bucket list. 1. Ugandans: Warm and Friendly People People come to Uganda for gorilla safaris but leave with good impressions of the people. Ugandans are some of the friendliest and most welcoming people …

Wildlife viewing precautions while on safari

Most of the safaris we offer at Kagera safaris include wildlife viewing – either while on a game drive in a vehicle or nature walks and trekking of wildlife especially rhinos and primates, which is a highlight for most people. Nature experiences include; gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, colobus monkey trekking, golden monkey trekking, rhino trekking, nature walks and forest walks/hikes etc. This article helps provide some form of guidance on how to avoid danger while viewing wildlife. Wildlife viewing is …

Top 10 Safari destinations in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the top African safari destinations offering a vast range of national parks and game reserves. The East African country is home to all Africa’s big five, a variety of rare and endangered species, countless birdlife, superb beaches and islands, and of course the Great Migration – the greatest wildlife spectacle in the globe. Out of its 947,303 square kilometres, about 38% is reserved as protected areas which include game reserves and national parks offering different travel …

Tipping Guidelines when on safari

Most people on safari ask these questions; is tipping compulsory? Who should I tip? How much should I tip? At Kagera Safaris, we remind you that tipping is not compulsory even though most of the people on our safaris do tip especially when they are happy with the service offered. We are aware that most of our staff offer excellent service and are often very helpful beyond what the job requires. The number of potential people to tip varies depending …

Top 10 Safari Destinations in Kenya

Kenya is by far the most famous safari destination in the world endowed with diverse and natural beauty. The country ranks the 48th world’s largest country at 580,367 square kilometres. In this article we share what we think are Kenya’s top ten safari destinations. If you do not have so much time and budget to visit all, at least choose some of them. They should be included on your Kenya itinerary. Kenya is known for fantastic wildlife safaris, birding safaris, …

Uganda Removes Covid-19 PCR Test Requirement for travellers

The Ministry of Health in Uganda has released information in regard to Covid-19 travel tests for inbound and outbound travellers. The travel trade in Uganda is happy to learn that the mandatory PCR testing for inbound and outbound travellers in for the fully vaccinated travellers. There has been a massive drop in the number of Covid-19 patients admitted in health facilities since February 2022. The government notes that many Ugandans have received the vaccine and continue to follow the Standard …

Rwanda Beyond the Gorillas

Without a doubt, Rwanda’s most known tourist attraction is the mountain gorillas. These benevolent but endangered creatures in Rwanda are found in Volcanoes National Park. Hundreds of people flock the country all year round to spend an hour in the presence of these large primates in their habitat of volcanoes national park in the north of the country. Most travelers to Rwanda do not know what else to explore beyond the gorillas. Rwanda is home to other primates which can …