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Destinations Go to on your first East African tour in 2021

Travel enthusiasts are now looking at 2021 to compensate for East African tour and safari adventures they missed this year. This year 2020 has been greatly affected by the Corona virus pandemic as countries locked down restricting movement including tourists.

As the year is coming to an end, many countries have opened up and some are testing vaccines for the virus. By 2021 there is hope that the vaccine will be fully tested and given to people which will easy tourism. Since many have missed travel this year, there will be great demand for safari getaways, tour and various excursions.

Below are leading tour and wildlife safari destinations you must include only your bucket list for 2021.

These are referred to as the strongest waterfalls in East Africa and among the most outstanding nature attractions in Uganda. The falls are along the great River Nile the longest river in Africa.

Murchison falls are very outstanding tour attractions and form a permanent rainbow as the waters of the Nile plunge into a 7 meters gorge. The falls a magnificent sight to see and one of nature attractions you must not miss in 2021.

The falls are located with the famous Murchison falls national park home to diverse wildlife species. The park is prime for savanna wildlife viewing and here you see a variety on game drives or boat cruises. Notable animals here include Giraffes, elephants, lions, buffaloes, antelopes, Nile crocodiles, hippos and various bird species.

Murchison Falls. East African Tour
Murchison Falls Uganda. Photo by Craig Trexler
2. Nyungwe Forest

Nyungwe forest is located in southwestern Rwanda and is home to mans closest primates the chimpanzees. The forest is a wildlife gem with more than chimpanzees where you meet some of albertine endemic species especially birds.

While on a tour in Rwanda the land of a thousand hills, Nyungwe forest is a destination you must not miss. On your visit to Nyungwe you can engage in a number of tourists activities chimpanzee tracking the list. Other activities include canopy walks, colobus monkey tracking, nature walks, birding, tea plantation walks among others.

The Forest was gazetted into Nyungwe national park and its located in the countryside away from the noisy life in Kigali. While in Nyungwe you enjoy a quiet and calm serenity getting fully immersed in the sights and sounds of nature.

Nyungwe Forest Rwanda. East African Tour
Nyungwe Forest Rwanda. Photo by Jean Marie Wild

Virunga national park is located in Eastern DRC and its among the oldest national parks in Africa. This world heritage site protects the rare mountain gorillas alongside other rare wildlife species including golden monkeys.

The park is by far the most diverse national park in east and central Africa with wildlife species and ecosystems from tropical montane to savannas. Some of the most outstanding attractions here include mount Nyiragongo one of Africa’s most active volcanoes. Mountain gorillas are classics, golden monkeys, birds, beautiful landscapes, lake Kivu and the Virunga volcanoes.

When looking for a combined East African tour featuring diverse wildlife then Virunga national park is the place to be. You can choose from a variety of the activities and you uncover and travel some of the less traveled tour paths.

African Elephants in Virunga National Park. East African Tour
African Elephants in Virunga National Park. Photo by Anthony Caere

Amboseli national park is located near the Kenya and Tanzania border and its the best place in Kenya to see mount Kilimanjaro. The park is famous for the herds of elephants seen freely roaming the plains on the footsteps of mount Kilimanjaro.

The park is home to other wildlife that include leopards, cheetahs, mongoose, lesser kudus, and over 600 bird species. Major activities that can be done here include game drives, birding, mountain climbing, guided walks among others.

Amboseli is among Kenya’s top visited tour destinations and a visit here is truly rewarding. When planning your East African tour in 2021 ensure to add this on your itinerary. The park can be visited any time of the year and every visit offers an incredible safari experience.

Herd of Elephants in Amboseli National Park
Elephants in Amboseli National Park. Courtesy Photo

Serengeti is world’s re-known safari destination and a wildlife wonder of East Africa famous for the wildebeest migration. The park is also home to East Africa’s big cats and savanna’s giants like elephants, hippos and others.

The park has diverse animal species in large populations is the best place for animal viewing for predators and herbivores. Many of these are seen while on game drives in the endless plains of the park.

Most outstanding in Serengeti is the wildebeest migration an annual animal migration that involves mass movement of animals looking for pastures. These move over the open plains and then cross mara river on their journey up north to Kenya’s Masai Mara. This migration is very iconic and attracts many nature lovers seeking to witness this natural phenomenon. Being on tour in Serengeti is most people’s dream therefore ensure to add this on your must visit.

Lioness Serengeti National Park Tour
Lioness in Serengeti National Park. Photo by Yarin Klein

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