Eastern Africa Safaris - Great Safaris

Eastern Africa Safaris

See Elephant and Mount Kilimanjaro on our Great Eastern Africa SafarisKilimanjaro, the Great Migration, the Masai, the Serengeti… magical migrations, mountains and places await you in Eastern Africa! Our Eastern Africa Safaris offer a vast array of experiences from Addis Ababa to Zanzibar in countries as varied as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and the Seychelles for you to explore. Contact our safari experts about our Eastern Africa Safaris and plan your very own Eastern Africa Safari.

Kenya’s landscapes are rich in diversity, from snow-clad mountain and glaciers to arid deserts, from dry savannah to lush lakes and dense forest. The Great Rift Valley, its floor littered with lakes and extinct volcanoes, cuts through Kenya from north to south. On the Equator majestic Mount Kenya with its snow-capped peaks rises above endless grassland plains. The Aberdares are a beautiful mountain range in the central highlands of Kenya, for the most part, over 10,000 feet in altitude. Amboseli National Park lies below the most famous symbol of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,340 feet it is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free standing mountain in the world. The surrounding area is flat, covered by savannah and acacia scrub and the animals stand in silhouette against this towering majestic giant, its snow-clad peak floating in the stark blue African sky. Masai Mara National Reserve is situated to the west of Nairobi, on Tanzania’s northern border, and is the northern extension of the larger Serengeti National Park. The Masai Mara offers wonderful scenery and is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. To the west is Lake Victoria, the largest of Africa’s lakes and the legendary source of the Nile. To the South, the Indian Ocean coast offers sandy white beaches, and turquoise seas protected by a fascinating coral reef. Kenya is one of the world’s great holiday destinations.

Tanzania is a stunning country containing a kaleidoscope of landscape, wildlife and people that is infinite in variety. Situated just south of the Equator, Tanzania is the largest East African nation bordered by shimmering lakes and the Indian Ocean; off its white sandy beaches lie the sleepy islands of Pemba, Mafia and exotic Zanzibar. Lake Tanganyika, Africa’s longest and deepest freshwater lake and the second deepest in the world, runs along its western border. In the northwest, in a massive shallow depression, is the source of the Nile, Lake Victoria. Tanzania is also home to the famous vast roaming herds of the Serengeti plains game and the snow-capped wonder of legendary Mount Kilimanjaro. Rising 19,340 feet from the stark flat dry savannah plains, snow-capped Kilimanjaro is a spectacle of pure unadulterated beauty. The mountain owes its existence to the formation of the Great Rift Valley and is actually three volcanic cones, Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo that, due to their proximity, became one; together they make the highest free standing mountain in the world. Between Ngorongoro Crater, 11 miles across and the largest perfect caldera in the world, and Serengeti plains lies the narrow 31 mile long legendary Olduvai Gorge, where some of the most important fossil humanoid remains have been unearthed. The Serengeti, its name coming from the Masai siringet meaning ‘endless plains’, is home to an estimated 3 million large animals within its 5,000 square miles. It is from here that the famous army of grazers begins its legendary trek, the Great Migration, in search of new grazing lands.

Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. In this impossibly lush country one can observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rain forest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippo and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to stare deep into the eyes of a mountain gorilla. Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa”, is no ordinary safari destination.

Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the African Great Lakes region. Located a few degrees south of the Equator and highly elevated, with geography dominated by mountains in the west and to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country, this landlocked East African country is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills”. Its renowned Volcanoes National Park is THE place for viewing endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. Bordering Congo and Uganda, the park encompasses 4,507 meters-tall Mt. Karisimbi and 4 other forested volcanoes. The mountain gorillas are reached after a trek of 3 to 8 hours up and through the rain forest, which requires that participants should be in good health and able to sustain a slow climbing pace. Such effort earns the amazing reward of seeing these “gentle giants” up-close in their home environment.

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela and its 12th-13th century rock-cut Christian churches, and Aksum, the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church. Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, is a large, modern city celebrated for its many Christian and Muslim sites.

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, known for its beaches, coral reefs, diving, nature reserves and rare wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé island, with an international airport, is a key transport hub, home to the capital Victoria, the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and white-sand beaches including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka. Heaven for beach lovers, the Seychelles archipelago has resorts and hotels to cater to all tastes. Whether your style is a quaint B&B or a super luxurious resort, the white powder beaches and green-blue waters embrace, soothe and seduce.

Eastern Africa is a land of magical migrations and mountains, unique cultures and people and exotic islands and beaches. Peruse our great Eastern Africa safaris listed below; select one or let them be a starting point for your own safari of a lifetime, our safari experts will be happy to assist you in planning your Eastern Africa Safari.

Our Eastern Africa Safaris

Cape to Cairo Ultimate Journey of a Lifetime

Rovos Rail Steam Train class 19D-I

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Egypt Tour Length: 32 days Cape to Cairo Ultimate Journey of a Lifetime. This epic 32-day journey of a lifetime takes in an Africa that people only dream of. It includes life-changing “bucket-list” experiences, stays at iconic hotels, and some of the most spectacular scenery on the
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Classic Wing Safari – Kenya

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Kenya Tour Length: 10 days Nairobi | Amboseli | Samburu | Masai Mara 10 Days – Kenya There is nothing quite like flying above the wildlife between camps and lodges over the wilds of East Africa on our Classic Wing Safari – Kenya. This tour hits three wondrous and unique areas dedicated to game drives
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Great Safaris Singita Explorer – Tanzania

Great Safaris Singita Explorer - Tanzania experience

Tanzania Tour Length: 4 days The Great Safaris Singita Explorer – Tanzania: Singita 4 Days – Tanzania The Great Safaris Singita Explorer – Tanzania is a completely exclusive, genuine mobile camp – a modern safari experience unlike any other. Everything about the camp is designed for minimal energy consumption with little environmental impact. With access
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Great Tanzania Wing Safari

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Tanzania Tour Length: 10 days Arusha | Tarangire | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti National Park 10 Days – Tanzania The greatest wildlife destinations on Earth… by air on our Great Tanzania Wing Safari! Wing across the savannah, to find destinations, brought to you by Elewana, that give you a varied experience of terrain and game
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Greatest Show on Earth

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Tanzania Tour Length: 10 days Arusha | Lake Manyara | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti Park 10 Days – Tanzania Focused on getting you to the most prolific, game-rich areas of Tanzania, this tour is a focused journey follows the best spots to see the great migration. From $4,795 to $8,695 per person Since time began,
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Kenya – 5 Days

Kenya - 5 Days elephants

The wildlife heart of Africa, Kenya is where the true photographic safari was born. On Great Safaris Kenya – 5 Days extension, start you own photographic safari with one night accommodation, transfers and breakfast in Nairobi. After a restful night in Nairobi, wing to the famed Masai Mara for four days of four-legged encounters. Exciting
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Kenya Adventure Safari – Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara

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Kenya Tour Length: 9 days Nairobi | Samburu | Lake Nakuru | Masai Mara 9 Days – Kenya Kenya is home to the safari and our Kenya Adventure Safari – Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara scheduled departure safari visits a variety of wonderful environments by road, for a more economical experience. The lodges and
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Kenya Express Safari

Kenya Express safari

Kenya                                              Tour Length: 5 days Nairobi | Masai Mara Game Reserve 5 Days – Kenya The wildlife heart of Africa, Kenya is where the true photographic safari was born. Begin your Kenya Express safari with one night accommodation, transfers and breakfast in Nairobi. After a restful night in Nairobi, wing to the famed Masai Mara
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Kenya Flying Safari

Kenya Flying Safari Cessna Caravan

Wing your way to Kenya’s premiere wildlife hot spots in the lap of luxury on our Kenya Flying Safari. A private SkySafari Grand Caravan has been custom outfitted to ensure your comfort and convenience. Combine this with incomparable game viewing opportunities, luxurious accommodations and intimate dining choices and the result is – without exception –
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Lands of the Great Migration

the great migration

Ensuring an unbelievable wildlife experience, our Lands of the Great Migration – Kenya & Tanzania safari travels by both land and air to the absolute best highlights of East Africa. A must for anyone who wants the widest experience of wildlife viewing in Africa. Kenya & Tanzania Tour Length: 13 days Nairobi | Samburu |
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Rwanda Gorilla Trekking – 4 Days

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking: gorilla close-up

The ultimate wildlife adventure, Rwanda is THE place for viewing endangered mountain gorillas and the best way to do so is with Great Safaris Rwanda Gorilla Trekking. These gentle giants, which share 98% of our DNA, are found in Volcanoes National Park / Park National des Volcans (PNV), home to mountain gorilla,  golden monkeys, spotted
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Safari & Seychelles Adventure

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Kenya & Seychelles Tour Length: 15 days Nairobi | Samburu | Lake Nakuru | Masai Mara | Seychelles 7 Nights Kenya & 5 Nights Seychelles Our Safari & Seychelles Adventure visits diverse wildlife destinations for seven nights on an economical Kenya road adventure, followed by five nights at paradise on Earth: the crystalline, aqua-marine waters
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Safari to Serengeti – Tanzania

Safari to Serengeti - Tanzania elephants and Mt Kilimanjaro

Tanzania Tour Length: 10 days Arusha | Lake Manyara | Serengeti | Ngorongoro Crater | Tarangire 10 Days – Tanzania Our Safari to Serengeti – Tanzania is an excellent scheduled road safari that covers all of the best wildlife locales in Tanzania with quality and affordable lodges. From $3,795 per person Safari to Serengeti –
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Seychelles – 5 Days

Seychelles - 5 Days unspoilt beach

Great Safaris Seychelles – 5 Days extension takes you to “heaven for beach lovers”, the Seychelles. The Seychelles archipelago is comprised of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. Aside from its numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, it also hosts rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. The main island, Mahé,
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Tanzania – 5 Days

Tanzania - 5 Days the great migration

A frequent guest star on the Nature Channel, Tanzania is a safari purist’s dream. Our Great Safaris Tanzania – 5 Days extension highlights the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the natural wonders of the world, and the incomparable Serengeti, host to the Great Migration, an annual mass movement of millions of wildebeest (gnu), zebra and other
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Tanzania Adventure

Tanzania Adventure flamingoes beyond Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania Tour Length: 10 days Arusha | Lake Manyara | Serengeti Park | Ngorongoro Crater | Tarangire 10 Days – Tanzania Our Tanzania Adventure is a great value safari, visiting amazing, game-rich areas of Tanzania, this scheduled departure features classic-level accommodations that keep this an economical solution without sacrificing quality. From $4,995 per person Special
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Tanzania Express Safari

Tanzania Express safari Ngorongoro Crater game viewing

Tanzania Tour Length: 6 days Arusha | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti Park | 6 Days – Tanzania The well-paced Tanzania Express safari takes in the highlights of safari country… with PRIVATE* departures available any day of the week! With your personal game ranger and vehicle, you will be able to visit the game-rich parks of
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Uganda Discovery Safari

Uganda Discovery Safari gorillas in Bwindi

Our Uganda Discovery Safari highlights wildlife experiences, boat trips on the Nile below Murchison Falls and on the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, morning and evening game drives offering sighting opportunities of lion, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, hartebeest, Uganda kob, waterbuck, elephant and 450 bird species. The highlight is undoubtedly mountain gorilla trekking in
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Uganda Primate Adventure

Uganda Primate Adventure chimpanzee

Our Uganda Primate Adventure is the antithesis of the sedentary safari experience without being overly strenuous and showcases the beauty and rich bio-diversity of the country.  It is a primate enthusiasts dream with chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park.  Add an extension for gorilla trekking and your primate experience will be
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Zanzibar – 4 Days

Stone Town, Zanzibar on our Zanzibar - 4 Days extension

Our Zanzibar – 4 Days extension takes us to this exotic playground off the coast of Tanzania. Zanzibar is a perfect getaway for romantic couples, families or safari-goers who are looking for a relaxing beach retreat. Old Stone Town showcases mosques and slave quarters. Located on the western coast of the main island of the
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