Do you love being outdoors? Is your idea of vacation involve spending time observing wildlife in their natural habitat? If so, an African safari vacation may be the ideal vacation for you. African safari vacations are popular right now. They're so popular that you'll find many travel agencies and companies offering packages designed to provide tourists a taste of African safari adventure. These package tours are accompanied by experts. If you choose to go with one of these African safari vacations, you'll mostly stay in lodges and camping grounds. Do not worry though – hot showers will be available. There'll also be a cook in the tour who'll prepare your meals and barbecues.
Kenya is a popular destination for African safari vacations. There are packages that include a beach holiday. With 40 national parks and game reserves, you'll have plenty of things to see in Kenya. For instance, you may travel to the Kimana Game Sanctuary that's located at the foot of the famous Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kenya National Parks and Masai Mara are two other popular Kenyan national parks. The former boasts of a rich rain forest while the latter has plains that stretch for hundreds of miles. If you're headed to Kenya, you'll be accompanied by a guide who will drive you and the others either in open back trucks, 4×4 vehicles or mini buses. If flying is your thing and you want to see the landscapes from high above, there are African safari vacation packages that include flying in a small plane. You'll see giraffes, leopards, crocodiles, gazelles, zebras, hippos and lions during your African safari adventure in Kenya.
South Africa is the ideal destination for your African safari vacation if you'd like to see different landscapes (eg, semi-dessert, old forest, open grassland, wetlands, etc.). South Africa's Phinda region can be explored by foot, air or car. There are also African safari vacation packages that include exploring South Africa by boat. Expect to see lions, buffalo, rhinos, leopards and elephants. You'll see packs of hyenas and wild dogs, leopards and elephants when you tour the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Uganda and Rwanda are also popular African safari destinations. Uganda is the perfect destination if you want to see chimpanzees and lowland gorillas in their natural habitat. Gorillas abound at Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. To see a variety of bird species, pick an African safari vacation that includes a tour to Uganda's Mgahinga Volcanoes in its itinerary. You'll see elephants, giraffes, antelopes and birds when you tour the savannahs in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Another popular destination in Uganda is the Murchisson Falls National Park. The waterfall is a wonderful sight and the wildlife include baboons, warthogs and zebras.
Rwanda is a haven for mountain gorillas. The slopes of the Parc National des Volcans is where you can see about 300 mountain gorillas. If you want to see lakes, forests, volcanoes and waterfalls, and mountain and lowland gorillas in their natural surroundings, go on an African safari vacation to Uganda and Rwanda.