Fairend Safaris

African Safaris

African Safaris, Best African wildlife encounters

Most travelers around the globe come to Africa to experience the most unique and amazing wildlife safaris that the world can offer. At Fairend Safaris we help you plan for that lifetime experience as you prepare to embark on your safari, all our safari packages and tours are customisable and adjustable to fit in your needs and budget.

Travelers looking forward to family vacations, romantic getaways, honeymoons or educative tours should not hesitate to contact us to make you an itinerary that will meet all your needs, let us help you make unforgettable memories. The wildlife destinations will take you to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and many more. Remember it does not matter if you are a first-time traveler, we will guide you on every step of your journey.

Top Destinations for an African Safari

Uganda Wildlife Safaris

Uganda offers great wildlife safaris where travelers can enjoy many activities ranging from gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is home to half of the population of the remaining endangered gorillas, gorilla trekking can also be done in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which is situated on the Virunga volcanoes in Uganda.

Chimpanzee trekking is also a great safari activity to engage in while visiting Uganda, travelers can have an amazing encounter with chimpanzees at Kibale National Park which is the primate capital of the world since it has an estimated population of 1,500 chimpanzees living in the dense rain forest of Kibale. There are other primates to see like black and white colobus monkeys, red colobus monkeys, gray-cheeked mangabey, blue monkeys, and L’Hoest’s monkeys among others as you trek chimpanzes in Kibale National Park.

Travelers who are more interested in wildlife viewing should not miss visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park which is the most visited national park in Uganda, it offers the best game drives which are usually carried out in the morning, afternoon and also during the night. Ishasha sector is the best to do the game drive where travelers can get a chance to see the unique tree climbing lions which are only in Uganda and Tanzania among the East African Countries.

Birding is among the top activities done on safaris in Uganda, there are over 1073 recorded bird species, accounting for 50 percent of Africa’s bird species and 11 percent of the world’s species thus making Uganda a birding paradise. Birding can be done in Queen Elizabeth national park and Rwenzori National Park which are Uganda’s best birding destinations. Travelers can also engage in adventurous activities like boat cruising, hiking, sport fishing, city tours, whitewater rafting, and cultural encounters among others when they end their safaris in Uganda before heading back to their homelands.

Kenya Wildlife Safaris

Kenya is one of the top safari destinations in Africa offering great sceneries of different landscapes, African Big 5, cultural encounters and tropical beaches. Safaris in Kenya have a lot to offer like the great wildebeest migration which is the most popular and attracts most travelers to Masai Mara National Reserve who witness the movement of millions of herds of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles as they cross the Mara River a place of life or death.

The big 5 can be seen in most national parks in Kenya during game drives which take place in open plains as you get an opportunity to have an encounter with Africa’s top predators. Hiking Mount Kenya is one of the fascinating activity to engage in during a safari in Kenya or one can visit Amboseli National Park to have great views of Mount Kilimanjaro of Tanzania.

Visiting the Masai people who are pastoralists inhabiting in most parts of Kenya, are well known for their distinctive way of clothing and their way of living. They usually have large herds of cattle and visiting them in their local village communities will give you a glimpse of their culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

Most safaris in Kenya end with a beach tour where travelers can relax and chill on tropical islands, whether you are looking for family getaway holiday, honeymoon, or friends trip Kenya will be a place for you, it has amazing accommodation facilities that will fit in your budget whether you are a luxurious traveler or you want to travel n budget.

Rwanda wildlife Safaris

Rwanda offers amazing experiences thanks to its unique diverse ecosystems, volcanoes, and highland rainforests. Travelers around the world visiting Rwanda have increased in number due to government’s promotion of tourism and restoration of most historic sites.

Gorilla trekking is the most thrilling activity that has attracted travelers to Volcanoes National Park which is home to endangered gorillas, it is the only park in Rwanda where travelers can get up close to the gorillas after paying a trekking permit which costs US $1,500. You will encounter birds, primates, insects, and a number of tree species as you hike the rocky terrain of the rain forest which is home to the gentle giants.

Visiting the graveyard of Dian Fossey, a conservationist and primatologist who conducted study on Mountain Gorillas in 1968 is one of the most fulfilling activity to engage in, she was slain in 1986, and it is thought that those who oppose the protection of mountain gorillas like poachers and hunters were responsible. The graveyard contains the remains of gorillas that lost their lives to poachers or natural calamities.

Chimpanzee trekking is mainly done in Nyungwe Forest National Park which is one of the oldest rain forests in Africa and is home to over 500 chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking begins as early as 8 am and starts with a briefing at the park headquarters where travelers are given guidelines to follow, you will be accompanied by a guide or ranger who will help you locate the chimps.

Game drives are carried out in Akagera National Park which is the only savannah park in Rwanda, Akagera is home to the big 5 (Rhinos, elephants, Lions, leopards and elephants) which can be seen in the open savannah grasslands. Gama drives are usually conducted in the morning and evening when the temperatures are not very hot for both the travelers and animals.

Tanzania Wildlife safaris

Tanzania is one of the most visited countries in East Africa where thousands of travelers all around the world visit this country for amazing tourism activities. Most national parks offer great wildlife viewing which is done during game drives which are conducted in the morning, afternoon and sometimes at night.

Serengeti National Park is the most rewarding park for wildlife safaris especially for its great migration. Millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles move towards the north Serengeti from mid-June to November. The highlight of the migration is the river crossing when these species are risking their lives in search of fresh grazing areas.

Primate lovers may participate in chimpanzee trekking which is done at Mahale Mountains National Park which is home to these great primates. Chimps are the closest cousins of humans as they share 98.7% of DNA. Adventurous travelers who are physically fit may visit Kilimanjaro National Park which is home to the highest peak in Africa “Uhuru” which is also known as the roof of Africa.

The Big 5 can be seen in the Ngorongoro Conservation area which is part of the Tanzania northern summit, it is a great area to see lions, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and leopards. It is also well known for the Ngorongoro crater which is the main water reserve for this area. The crater’s floor is about 260 square kilometers and about 30000 animals live around this area.

Travelers who do not love to move long distances for a safari may visit Arusha national park which is conveniently located near Arusha and Moi cities, you will be able to see most wild species can also be seen in the northern circuit. Nyerere National Park formerly known as Selous game reserve is in the southern circuit and is great for travelers who do not like congested parks like those located in the northern circuit.