East Africa’s Thrilling Adventures

The East African region being an equatorial spot, as descried much with the vast landscapes, diverse wildlife, and that breathtaking natural ambiance. These have created an incredible space for adventure enthusiasts in the region to remain well catered for. The Eastern region of Africa has always been on the pinnacle of guaranteeing such greater adventure encounters for safaris. So, we bring you close to the most thrilling adventures that you can do when you decide to visit the countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda.

Climbing Mountain Kilimanjaro

The adventure of climbing the Africa’s highest summit to an elevation of 5,895 meters above sea level is among that thrillers which not many of the travelers in Tanzania and the region at large have neglected. The park is Africa’s highest as far as heights as concerned, and this has left Mountain Kilimanjaro one of the most famous national park in the country.

Mountain Kilimanjaro not like other mountains in the region, it’s a snow capped peak solo tower exalted above the plain savannah. This makes it one of that unique parks which you can visit for hiking thrills and as well encounter greater number of wildlife on the savannah zone. One of the fewer parks where you visit for trek to the snowcapped peak, and afterwards you enjoy the other side of wildlife on a game drive.
Like other hiking trails in other mountains, the Kilimanjaro hiking adventure is easier and can be managed by a lot of potential hikers. The best way to climb the mountain is to spend more days at the park; however, accelerating to the summit may require 5 to 9 days. There are several trekking trails at Kilimanjaro; even there are trails you can take for a period of hours of one full day, though these may not lead to the peak but reward you with such a hiking experience.

Boat Cruise Safaris

Boat cruiser safaris can as well be referred to as the wild boat trip safaris which particularly take place within certain protected areas mainly national parks. On a safari in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda expect to have a boat cruising safari in the wild. The boat safaris are far different from the boat trips done on lakes and oceans, the concerned here is getting close to nature but in a boat.
The boat cruise safaris are done on either a public or private boat or take you around within the water limits of those protected areas, forwarding wildlife sightings. Along the wildlife boat safari, you encounter several aquatic life, land mammals around the banks of the river or lake chilling, feeding, or taking water, and several water and land birdlife. The boat is always accompanied by experienced guides who take you around, explaining events and features of the trip.
In Tanania, boat safaris are mainly done on Lake Manyara and Nyerere national parks; in Kenya, the safari is open on Lake Nakuru and Naivasha; in Uganda, it’s one of the best thrillers you can’t miss here; it’s one on Murchison Falls along the Victoria Nile, Kazinga channel at Queen Elizabeth NP, Lake Mburo NP; and in Rwanda, this thriller is done at Akagera National Park.

White Water Rafting

This thrilling trip takes place near the Nile River’s source, the longest river in the world, and is one of the most unusual experiences undertaken in East Africa. Whitewater rafting is uncommon; it is dependent on the infrequently occurring water forces (rapids) in rivers, which often take the form of water rapids that can be found in any river. Thus, the Nile’s source features a type of water rapid that has made it possible to have an exceptional rafting experience that is unmatched in East Africa.

Rafting is done at Jinja city eastern of Kampala, this is a thrilling adventure which has made Jinja city to be called the East African capital of adrenaline adventures. Rafting here is done right from the bachelor’s level to the most experienced grad 5. There are segments which determines you area of rafting and this comes with the confidence.
With an experienced rafting guide, you have a briefing on the rafting adventure, then must have something filled your belly before this thriller. With your tube with accommodates about 5 rafters then you bump the Nile to face these tough and amazing rapids but starting on the calm waters to the grad 5 rapids. All safety measures are ensured for a perfect raft.

Gorilla Trekking

The adventure thriller traces your background, which spans over 7 million years, through deep, impenetrable forests and volcanic terrain. Trekking gorillas is not for the timid; rather, it is for people who are willing to confront the elements. One of the most unique experiences on Earth is gorilla trekking, and these endangered species are native to the jungles of East Africa.

In East Africa, mountain gorillas are trekked in Uganda, Rwanda, and even DR Congo. And these destinations are endemic to mountain gorillas; the chance to find these kinds of species across the world is only here.
In addition to being unique and thrilling due to their endangered and endemic status, mountain gorillas are notable for the difficulty involved in getting up close and personal with them. Following an instruction on proper trekking etiquette, this continues as you make your way through the valleys and hills of the volcanic terrain and into dense, impenetrable forests and bamboo. When searching for the endangered human-like species, the hike can take anywhere from 30 minutes to over 5 hours. After locating the gorillas, you are allowed to spend an hour in their company as directed.

Mountain gorillas are trekked from Bwindi Impenetrable NP and Mgahinga Gorilla NP in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Virunga National Park in DR Congo. A permit to trek gorillas in Rwanda is $1,500; to trek in Uganda, it’s $700; and to trek in the DR Congo, it’s $450.

Wildebeest Viewing

Witness the most spectacular natural spectacle as millions of animals traverse the plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. An absolutely amazing sight is the Great Wildebeest Migration, which takes place every year when enormous herds of grazers travel through northern Tanzania and Kenya. In quest of green grass, millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles travel in predictable patterns throughout the Serengeti and Masai Mara environments. Due to migration, Kenya and Tanzania are now known as the birthplaces of safari adventures in East Africa. Furthermore, more people have visited these two parks than any other in the area.
The trail is done all year around, however watching dramatic show takes seasons crossing from Tanzania to Kenya. July to October is when the wildebeest are in the northern Serengeti plains, and you have a chance of sighting millions crossing the great Mara River. As the view of the wildebeest crossing the so dramatic, the period is well-thought-out by many to be the most desirable time to grasp the plain crossing.

Cultural tours

Visiting the local communities located near to many tourist destination has been another adventure to explore. It’s a thrill encounter to engage with these other people of the opposite side. The local people have a lot to learn from and interesting stories which create a sense of human more than you thought. Visiting the local communities they entertain you with their traditional dances, songs and stories. And visiting these communities is more than just a visit, but adding a brick to their standard of life. The Karamoja people in northern Uganda, Batwa in southern Uganda and northern Rwanda, the Masai people in the southern of Kenya and northern Tanzania have a greater cultural encounter to visitors in their place.

Chimpanzee Tracking

Almost like the gorillas, another adventure thriller you would not dare miss is chimpanzee tracking. This adventure suggests you come closer to nature and walk through the unmade paths as you search for habituated chimpanzees. The adventure of tracking chimpanzees is about going into the natural forests and initiating a search for the apes. This is done under the guidance of experienced ranger guides. The chimpanzee are habituated that on their seen, they will not shy away on the sight of human.
In East Africa, the chimpanzee tracking adventure thriller is mainly done in Kibale National Park in Uganda, Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda, and Gombe National Park in Tanzania. However, there are various tourist destinations in those countries where one can track habituated chimpanzees.

Game drive

Though listed as the last adventure, but game drive safari adventures are the face of all thrilling adventures you do while in East Africa. Drives are common almost in all countries, this kind of adventure is guaranteed. This is an adventure done through savanna plains and woods across the region. It’s the most rewarding as far as watching variety of wild species.