8 East Africa Tourist Questions
8 East Africa Tourist Questions are the frequently / commonly asked questions by travelers and tourists ask before and after they set off for East Africa. As most tourists plan to visit East Africa for one of the many safaris the region of offers, many of them find themselves with a bucket of questions about the safari and other things that they may need to help them better prepare for their safari and enjoy their time on the safari. So in this article, we want to tackle 8 of the most common questions tourists ask as they come to East Africa.
8 East Africa Tourist Questions
- What safaris are in East Africa?
- How much do I need for a Safari in East Africa?
- Is it possible to have a safari in all the East African countries in one trip?
- When is the best time to have a mountain gorilla safari?
- What should I carry with me for an East African Safari?
- What meal options are there for tourists in East Africa?
- Is Yellow Fever Vaccination Important to enter East Africa?
- How do I move within the country of my safari?
1. What safaris are in East Africa?
Well when you say East Africa, your literally saying one or all of these countries, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda mainly, then Burundi and south Sudan at times; because these are the countries that make up the East African Community.
Well for a safari, especially for the first four mentioned countries you will have a sea of options to choose from your safari. All four countries have numerous, wildlife parks that offer the greatest wildlife experiences, amazing sights to see and recreational activities as well as incredible cultures of people that you interact with, you will be thrilled at your safari in the region,
These countries also have unique wildlife that is primates in Uganda and Rwanda, which include the endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys and many more, and the wildebeest in Kenya and Tanzania that migrates every year from Kenya’s Maasai Mara to Tanzania Serengeti and vice versa.
Other safaris in the region include hiking on the numerous mountains in the region, Launch cruises on the several water bodies in the regions, canopy walks, and nature tours among others.
2. How much do I need for a Safari in East Africa?
You will be pleased to know that to have a safari in East Africa will cost you as much as you are willing to spend on your safari; the region offers a wide range of safaris from Budget, midrange, and luxury. So whatever you would like to spend can fit in either the three categories of the safaris. Also during the low seasons, the region offers safari discounts so you can take advantage of those and have even had a safari for less.
3. Is it possible to have a safari in all the East African countries in one trip?
Yes, it is possible; however you should know this safari in all the East African countries will take at least 20 days or more, so you should plan to be in the region longer. Your tour operator will advise you on you the details of the safari
4. When is the best time to have a mountain gorilla safari?
Any time of the year is good to have a mountain gorilla safari, however, the dry seasons are more favorable for a mountain gorilla safari because the gorilla trekking trails are dried and easy to trek.
5. What should I carry with me for an East African Safari?
There is no rule to what you should carry for an East African Safari, however since the region is tropical meaning it experiences both rains and sun, you should carry appropriate clothing for the temperatures. other items you may need on your safari to East Africa may include but not limited to sunscreen, cameras, safari shoes, hiking boots if you plan to go hiking, waterproof items in case you are having a safari during the rainy season, personal medication if you need it and many more things that a tour operator normally communicates to you.
6. What meal options are there for tourists in East Africa?
Meal options in East Africa will include a mixture of the local African and regional cuisines and global cuisines that include Asian, American, European and Oceanic. You can choose to eat from any of the cuisines you are familiar with or if you are up to taste the African cuisines and other cuisines you have never tasted before.
7. Is Yellow Fever Vaccination Important to enter East Africa?
Yes, all East African countries require that you have a certificate of yellow fever vaccination to prove that you have been vaccinated from yellow fever, so it would be wise for you to get the vaccination before you travel to the region.
8. How do I move within the country of my safari?
Tourist movements within the countries of the safari are normally road movements and if you booked your safari through a tour operator the tour operator will avail you with a safari car and a driver to take you around on your safari. You can also hire a car for self-drive from the various car rentals in the region. Some destinations in the regions are very long drives so domestic flights are offered to help you get to your destination in time and not to be worn out by the long travel. Your tour operator will advise on the best movement plan and means.
Tour operators are helpful in helping you answer these questions and more plus helping you organize your safari, so consider contacting one for all your travel preparations.