SAFARI ELEGANCE BUSH SAFARIS

Safari Elegance Tours and Travel agency arranges special itineraries for the authentic essence of Kenya’s most independent people.

Learn from them to throw a spear, track a goat, make fire, and all the other skills. Walk in the bush with the Warriors, see their environment through their eyes, listen to the hidden clues in animal calls, feel for yourself what it’s like to wear a shuka, share stories, ideas, values.

Join us to try new activities, get insights into a different culture- and perhaps your own, all while enjoying a relaxing and comfortable break in the remote East African Bush.

East Africa plays host to the largest animal movement in the world during the annual migration into the Masai Mara, which is home to the ‘big five’ – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and has a heritage and culture which fascinates all those who visit.

Take a safari in some of eastern Africa’s most famed wildlife destinations: The Tsavo ,Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National, Samburu Park before heading to Kenya’s Masai Mara, home to Kenya’s largest predator population.

Visit Lake Nakuru National Park where you can see the Amazing Flamingos, Buffalo and huge troops of baboons. Then Travel East to the amazing Tsavo national park, famed by the man eating lions of tsavo. Then Fly down to the legendary and breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater where the wildlife abounds followed by the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti hosts the largest concentration of wildlife in the world, and is home to one of the great wonders in the world, the Great Migration.

KENYA

Kenya is home to many tourist Attractions make sure you visit

  • Aberdare National Park — cool and cloudy Rift Valley park with lots of large game, and over 250 species of bird recorded
  • Amboseli National Park — a swampy lowland Masai park that is one of the best places anywhere in Africa to view large mammals
  • Hell’s Gate National Park – a rather small National Park close to Nairobi, which allows you to get out of the car and offers some nice opportunities for rock climbing and some game.
  • Lake Nakuru National Park — a stunning 400 species of bird have been recorded here including the largest flocks of Flamingos anywhere on earth
  • Lake Elementaita — One of the smaller lakes in the Great Rift Valley recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site. scenic and rich in bird life.
  • Masai Mara National Park — probably the most popular reserve in Kenya due to the high concentration of large cats
  • Mount Kenya National Park — challenging trekking on high peaks
  • Nairobi National Park — virtually in Nairobi and a great option to see large game for those on a tight schedule
  • Tsavo East National Park — major game park on the main road from Nairobi to Mombasa
  • Tsavo West National Park — popular destination on account of its magnificent scenery, Mzima Springs, rich and varied wildlife, good road system, rhino reserve, rock climbing potential and guided walks along the Tsavo River.
  • Meru National Park – It has a wide range of wild beasts like elephant, hippopotamus, lion, leopard, cheetah, black rhinoceros and some rare antelopes.
  • Shimba Hills National Park
  • Sibiloi National Park – listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a part of Lake Turkana National Parks.
  • Mount Elgon National Park

TANZANIA

Serengeti National Park, made famous by numerous Discovery Channel specials, hosts a wide range of wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, hippopotamuses, elephants, zebra, buffalo, water buck, crocodiles, gazelle, warthogs, and wildebeest. One major attraction is the wildebeest migration, which occurs continuously between the Serengeti and Masai Mara (Kenya). Park fees are $50/person/day as of July 2008, and a guide with a 4-wheel drive vehicle is required. If the migration is your main purpose for visiting the Serengeti, you should advise your tour company as this may require travel much further afield and could be more costly.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area also hosts an abundance of wildlife, particularly in the Ngorongoro crater. Formed by the same volcanic activity that generated Kilimanjaro and the Great Rift Valley, Ngorongoro consists of the highlands around the crater (rich in elephants) and the crater itself (similar animals to Serengeti, but at higher densities and with a small population of black rhino). Park fees are $50/day/person as of July 2007, plus $200 per vehicle for a six-hour game drive in the crater.
Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve are far less popular but very enjoyable. You will find much greater variety of wildlife than you would in the Serengeti, if you’re looking for a destination with fewer tourists these parks are for you. Ruaha is known for having the largest elephant and giraffe population of any park in Africa and often goes by the name ‘Giraffic Park’, it is also a good place to see large prides of lion and the elusive and rare hunting dogs. Additionally, Selous is the only other place besides Ngorongoro where you may see a rhino. You can also visit the Uduzungwa Mountains Park for a truly wilderness hike through unspoiled and spectacular scenery. There are few places left in the world like this one. With new gates opened up on the Iringa side of the park with great camping it is a great addition to any visit to Tanzania.
Tarangire National Park is in the northern circuit of Tanzania and was named after the Tarangire river flowing within the park. The park area is approximately 2,600 sq km. Similar to Serengeti, the park has a high concentrations of wildlife during the dry seasons. Also, over 570 bird species have been identified, and the place is surely a birdwatchers’ paradise. Safari accommodation is available in quality safari lodges and campsites.

*When visiting wildlife parks be sure to stay as close to the viewing areas (center of the parks) as possible and leave as soon as you can in the morning as animals are typically most active soon after sunrise.

UGANDA and RWANDA are world renown for their gorilla sanctuaries , chimpanzee sanctuaries and lush green forest, Known as the pearl of Africa and the land of a thousand hills respectively m in between them they boast the following tourist attractions

  • Lake Kivu in Western Rwanda – a large lake bordering the DRC, it’s a nice place to relax for a week or so.
  • Parc National des Volcans, home of the mountain gorillas, and the setting for Gorillas in the Mist, author Dian Fossey’s research. If you can afford it it’s an excellent experience, and even possible as a daytrip from Kigali. Inquire at through phone or email at  , +(254) 724748577 or reservation@safarielegance.com. You might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a gorilla family. You will just not be allowed to take photos if you see the gorillas on one of these excursions. To get to the Park headquarters, you will have to hire private transportation or ask the local tour companies for a ride share.
  • Nyungwe Forest, in the southwestern region of Rwanda, is one of Africa’s oldest and largest protected mountain rainforest. It is home to one of the largest concentration of chimpanzees and 12 other primate species. Nyungwe is about 4-5 hours from Kigali and you can get there by private transfer or by bus. You can purchase a chimpanzee permit ($90 as of August 2012) at the Nyungwe tourist office or through a tour operator. There are other treks within the park that are well worth a visit.
  • kagera Park (Akagera), Nyagatare, Rwanda (Near Tanzania- Rwanda border

Uganda

  • Ajai Game Reserve is in northern Uganda and boasts a new deluxe safari camp now under construction just out side its border. A small reserve at 16,600 hectares, located on the east bank of the Albert Nile.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the primary gorilla tracking location. There are troops reached from Buhoma (north) and from the south at Nkuringo.
  • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is at the confluence of Rwanda and the DRC. One gorilla troop can be tracked from here. In the past, its range sometimes took the gorilla family into one of the other two countries.
  • Kidepo Valley National Park located in the extreme NE corner of Uganda on the South Sudan border. Incredible wildlife here that comes right up to the Apoka Lodge. Elephant, zebra, nile buffalo, kob often visit the lodge. Kidepo is the only Uganda National Park where you can see cheetah, ostrich and the Secretary Bird.
  • Murchison Falls National Park offers a memorable boat trip getting surrounded by crocodiles and hippos. The nearby waterfall is dramatic and beautiful, as the entire Nile river plunges down 45 m (150 ft) and through a 7 m (23 ft) wide crevice. It is possible to do safaris – Murchison is full of a variety of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, hartbeast, buffalo, and a few lions and leopards. For now it is still a little bit difficult to get as independent traveller. Take an early bus to Masindi and then try to arrange for transport to bring you to the park. With some luck you could get a free ride with the rangers.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park has several sectors. Between Lake Edward and Lake George is a more concentrated version of East African parks as far as animals are concerned, although with less splendid vistas unless the mist-shrouded Ruwenzori Mountains are visible. The Ugandan Kob is an endemic antelope (and is on the country’d coat of arms along with the crested crane, including on currency). Worth considering is a drive among volcanic crater lakes on the south edge of the Ruwenzori Range. The Kazinga Channel at Mweya has a good concentration of hippos. They once numbered 30,000. The park is home to the famous tree climbing lions.
  • Kibale Forest National Park near the town of Fort Portal is famed for chimpanzee tracking and is highly recommended. Kibale Forest has the highest concentration of primates in Africa. It is home to 13 species. Twitchers will know that some of the best birding in central Africa is here too. The Kasese Crater Lakes are in the area.
  • Lake Bunyonyi near the town of Kabale in the South West of Uganda. Lake Bunyonyi is a former Volcano Crater Lake, situated more then 2000 m above sea level. It is referred to as to one of the most beautiful places of Uganda, with 29 small islands, all accessible with local canoe or boat. The region around the Lake is well developed and offers many possibilities for staying and enjoying the lake. A place to visit there is Kirangara (10 minutes by boat), whith its small and cosy campsite lost paradise beach
  • Rwenzori National Park is a mountain range in south-west Uganda bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is 120 km (75 mi) long and 48 km (30 mi) wide with its highest peak at Mt. Stanley (5109 m/16,761 ft). The range was first described in the 2nd century by ancient Greek astronomer Ptolemy as the “Mountains of the moon”, and first ascended in 1896 by Italian explorers. By the end of 2006, its ice cap has retreated from 6.4 square kilometres (2.5 sq mi) a century ago, to less than a 1.28 square kilometres (0.5 sq mi). In the Rwenzori Mountains near Fort Portal you find Mitandi. The place represents an unique opportunity to explore the mountains and get to know the culture of the local Bakonzo mountain people.
  • Ssese Islands is a beautiful stretch of islands on Victoria Lake with isolated beaches and some forest.