THE EPIC EXPERIENCE
Africa is broken into two distinct safari regions of East Africa and Southern Africa.
East Africa includes the countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia. For the ultimate safari and to experience the full diversity of Africa, a good idea is to combine a number of these countries into one journey. And for those needing some beach or relaxation time, the island of Zanzibar in the spectacular Indian Ocean can be easily added on to a safari for the complete experience.
Kenya and Tanzania are famous as big game destinations and game-viewing here is geared around the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra through the greater Serengeti eco-system. A common misconception is that there is a distinct migration season. The migration is actually an all year round event with upward of 1.4 million wildebeest and a few hundred thousand zebra moving in a clock-wise direction around the Serengeti (Tanzania) and Masai Mara (Kenya) in search of good grazing.
Don’t miss majestic Mt Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania. To summit the world’s tallest free-standing mountain at just under 6,000 metres (20,000 foot) on a breathless, blue sky dawn, surely rates as one of life’s great experiences.
And venture to the lesser known countries of Uganda and Rwanda, noted for their primates, particularly mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. These up close wildlife encounters are life changing.
Some East Africa safari journeys to experience:
- The Great Migration through the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania and the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya
- Climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
- Spend a magical hour with the endangered mountain gorillas of Rwanda or Uganda
- Western Tanzania and the Mahale Mountains National Park with its wild chimpanzees
- Enjoy the vast open grasslands and the wealth of game on show.
Of course, anything is possible with Epic, given available time and budget. Experience the remote natural wilderness and unique wildlife of East Africa and create memories to last a lifetime.