Your African Private Safari Guide

 East Africa with Xavier Safaris

If you haven’t yet added East Africa safari to your next travel list, you should consider doing so now. A safari gives you the chance to take part in amazing adventures and to get up close and personal with the wildlife and culture of East Africa. While you have probably seen pictures and documentaries on TV, there is something completely different about experiencing a safari in person.

Two male lions close to a safari jeep at Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda Africa

Experience the Nature

Africa has a completely different nature scene that you’ll have to explore for yourself. There is no other place on earth where you can see a wide variety of wild animals that are roaming in their natural habitat. If you visit a zoo close to home you’ll see animals but they are not living in their natural environments. They are being treated more as pets and have become somewhat domesticated. There is no comparison between visiting a gorilla, a lion or a zebra in a zoo versus out on the open range in Africa.

Tourists in a safari jeep viewing a herd of  elephants on the move at Murchison falls National Park Uganda Africa. tourist in safari van viewing lion walk along the road at Akagera National Park Rwanda Africa

You’ll be able to put your feet down on deserts and grasslands that are even more beautiful than they appear in postcards. You’ll see birds that you’ve never seen before and trees that deserve more than one snapshot. You can visit the sea and enjoy the crisp, clear ocean air as you enjoy exciting water sports or simply relax on the beach to take in the sun.

Northern Male Abyssinian ground hornbill at Murchison falls National Park Uganda Africa  Rear shoebil bird at Mabamba swamp Uganda Africa

Experience the Culture

Tourism in Africa continues to grow as more and more people discover the incredible cultures that are needed to this continent. You’ll discover a variety of cultures with diverse and rich histories that differ from one region to the next. You’ll be able to meet lifelong friends and the chances are good that you’ll want to go back to meet up with them again and to see more of the culture that dates back centuries.

The Karamajong tribe  living near Kidepo National park north east of Uganda Africa  The Masai tribe living close to Masai Mara game reserve Kenya Africa

Taking an East African safari needs to be on your next travel  list. Find out more about the different types of safaris available and why they are a cost-effective option for your next holiday by visiting xaviersafaris.com. Once you take a safari, you may just find that it becomes a yearly tradition. Please contact us to book your breathtaking vacation!

Leopard moving along a game track at lake Mburo National Park Uganda Africa Two buffaloes at Lake Mburo National Park Uganda Africa

East Africa is the eastern sub region of the African continent. In the United Nations Statistics Division scheme of geographic regions comprising of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, as the first members of the east African community an later Democratic Republic of Congo and South also joined the East African Community.

While it is so easy to sit at your porch of your home to plan for a trip to Europe with a Schengen visa right on your computer sipping a cup of Coffee, it was not the case for most African countries especially East and southern Africa, where you will have to apply for multiple visas to the east African countries like Rwanda visa $50 single entry Kenya ($50 single entry and Tanzania$50 single entry. The best news is that you can now acquire an East African Tourist Visa online. The Visa Fee is 100 USD (one hundred dollars only) for Multiple Entries and valid for 90 days. The holder of the East Africa Tourist Visa shall enter from the country that issued the visa and is free to travel to the other two countries without applying for another visa or paying any additional visa fees.

sample of the East African visa

Your first country to visit in the east African community is Uganda the pearl of Africa because of the abundant biodiversity, color, profusion, brilliant life and its serene beauty. The country has got a variety of things to offer intact everything you might need in the travel. Uganda’s outstanding features are the largest freshwater lake on the continent, the source of the longest river, the strongest waterfall, the largest number of primates, and the highest number of mountain gorillas worldwide. With 8% of the world’s mammal species can be found in Uganda and has the friendliest people in Africa.

A smiling couple in their coffee plantation Uganda Africa. A family of habituated mountain gorillas at Bwindi impenetrable National Park Uganda Africa

Tree climbing lions at Ishasha Queen ELizabeth National Park Uganda Africa  A herd of Elephants at Murchison Falls National Park Uganda Africa

Uganda is the second largest banana producing country in the world. Uganda is one of the countries in the world where you can find the endangered mountain gorillas. Expert Insider’s 2016 ranking names Uganda as Africa’s Most Attractive Country to live in and 25th in the entire world, Queen Elizabeth National Park region is the most popular tourist destination in Uganda, which is linked to the area’s diversity. The protected area contains many different wildlife-filled habitats, such as forests, wetlands, savanna grasslands, and a number of lakes and Murchison falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park.  Traveling through the villages, rural towns and lush mountainous is a gorgeous journey not to miss out.

A man transporting green bananas on a bicycle to a local market in uganda africa  A stall of fresh fruits and vegetables in Uganda Africa

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