Travel Guide – Overview

Kenya is where the first commercial safaris were pioneered, back in the 1930s, and it remains one of the world?s top wildlife-viewing and beach destinations. Tropical beaches protected by offshore reefs, ideal for diving and snorkeling. Vast swathes of savannah, where lions and elephants roam below the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro. The spectacular contours of the Great Rift Valley, its floor studded with lakes tinged pink with flamingos. Jungle-bound ruins of medieval trading outposts and lava-strewn badlands inhabited by desert nomads.

Kenya is a land of extraordinary scenic variety. Bordered by Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, and Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia to the north, it owes much of this diversity to the combination of an equatorial location and latitudinal span that ranges from the sultry Indian Ocean, along its eastern border, to the glacial peaks that cap the central highlands.

Kenya’s immense scenery is matched by its rare biodiversity. This was the original home of the safari. And it remains an exceptional wildlife destination, though the modern safari industry emphasizes photography rather than hunting, and is increasingly geared towards community-based conservancies.

Travel Guide Tanzania.

Tanzania boasts some of the most impressive National Parks and game reserves in all of Africa. The plains and savannahs of the Serengeti National Park are considered the premier spot on the continent to see wildlife roam unheeded across vast plains. Nearby, within the steep walls of the Ngorongoro Crater lies one of the most densely concentrated populations of African animals on earth. These include wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and even the elusive white rhino. Not to be forgotten, the Selous Game Reserve is larger than Switzerland, and is wild, remote and virtually untouched by any human presence save for a handful of safari camps in the north. Other parks like Ruaha will appeal to those who want to experience magnificent game watching well off the popular tourist trail of the northern circuit parks and reserves, while, for those with a penchant to get off the beaten track, the parks in the extreme west of the country, Gombe Stream and Mahale, offer the unique opportunity to track chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

Before you travel to Uganda, there a few aspects that you may need to know. About travel documents what kind of documentation do you need to come to Uganda and when, accommodation, climate when is the dry season and when is the rainy season, transport is it road, rail, water or air, health and safety what vaccinations do I require to visit the Pearl of Africa, all is presented below.

Where is Uganda located?

Uganda lies astride the Equator in Eastern Africa between longitudes 29 ½° East and 35° East and between latitudes 4 ½° North and ½° South, at an average altitude of 1,100 meters above sea- level. The total area is 236,580sq.Km. The country is bordered by South Sudan in the North, Kenya in the East, Democratic Republic of Congo in the West, Tanzania in the South and Rwanda in the South West.

  1. Say Hello, to all other travelers. You never know when you need help.
  1. Theft.
  • While the privacy of a guest’s room is normally always respected, theft has been reported in some hotels. Belongings are left at your own risk unless you put them in the hotel safe box or hand them to the hotel receptions & ask for an agreed receipt.
  • Petty theft on the street is present in Addis Ababa & big towns and there are these hassles to deal with. Unlike some African countries it would be accurate to say the level of general crime is very low.
  1. Passport:
  • Store your passport, travel check information in your e-mail box or Scan it.
  • Additionally leave a copy of your passport of Operator office and/or for the guide.
  1. Tips: Drivers, guides, porters, waitress and other service providers (it is all up to your interest and satisfaction) and that is not mandatory.