Africa Group Safaris

Do rewarding activities such as game drives, hiking, primate watching and crater lakes exploration

Africa Group Safaris

Africa group safaris – Are you looking for a very affordable scheduled and private group safari in Africa? We let travelers form groups and organize private group safaris for them too. These may be small or large groups of safaris depending on travel requirements. The best group safari happens here in Africa group safaris in Africa are active and experiential. They reward travelers with opportunities of socializing and connecting with native people from a whole different place of the world, most especially group safaris in East Africa. When you book a group safari to African, you won’t be disappointed by this magical continent.

Where to go on Africa Group Safaris?

Discover Africa by being park of group safaris. Africa is that one blessed continent with animals, mountains, birds of which some cannot survive in other continents. Group safari in Africa give you an opportunity to go chimpanzee trekking, gorilla trekking, camping, game viewing, boat cruising alongside other travelers like you. at Africa Adventure vacations we organize friendly and affordable Africa group safaris basing on your budget and make sure you enjoy Africa.

Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country situated in the eastern part of Africa continent. the country is bordered by DR Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, and Rwanda. Rwanda has several destinations where group safaris can visit and engage in tourism activities. These include national parks like Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park, Kidepo valley national park where you can go for game drives, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park, Kyambura gorge and Budongo forest, gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga national park, birding can be done in most of the parks of the country while hiking is done on mountainous areas.

Tanzania

Tanzania has so many destinations that group safaris in Africa can engage in. The destinations to visit in Tanzania include Mount Kilimanjaro for hiking, Serengeti national park for game drives and wildebeest migration, Zanzibar beaches, Ngorongoro conservation area, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park, Arusha national park, and Gombe streams national park among others.

Kenya

Discover more places to visit in Kenya by visiting places like Masai mara national park, Amboseli national park, Tsavo national park, Nairobi national park, lake Nakuru national park, and Mount Kenya national park. Visiting the above places, you can engage in activities like game drives, birding, hiking, witnessing the wildebeest migration, and have cultural encounters

Rwanda

Rwanda has only 4 national parks that are Akagera national park, Gishwati Mukura national park, volcanoes national park, and Nyungwe forest national park. In Akagera national park you can do game drives, birding, and boat cruise safaris, in Nyungwe there is chimpanzee trekking and Gishwati Mukura national park, in Volcanoes national park there is gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking.

Congo

Located in the central part of Africa, DR Congo has different travel destinations where group safaris can spend some good time participating in different activities. Places to visit in Congo include Virunga national park famous for gorilla trekking and hiking most especially mountain Nyiragongo which is the most active volcano in the world, and Kahuzi Biega national park for chimpanzee trekking.

Activities to do Africa group safaris

Africa is beautiful in its nature with welcoming people, undiscovered attractions, and beautiful sceneries, home to remaining mountain gorilla species in the world also large water bodies such as Lake Victoria in Uganda, the equator, culture, Egyptian pyramids, and many great attractions.

Gorilla trekking / Gorilla habituation

Mountain gorillas in the world are found in three countries that are Rwanda in volcanoes national park, DR Congo in Virunga national park, and in Uganda, they can be trekked in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla park. Group safaris to Africa can do gorilla trekking in any of the following national parks depending on their budget and desires. Gorilla trekking is done in groups not exceeding 8 people and these must be ages 15 and above with a valid gorilla trekking permit or gorilla habituation permit. Permits can be bought from a trusted tour operator, Uganda revenue authority, Rwanda development board, and Virunga national park website. The permits for habituation which is only done in the Rushaga sector are bought at a fee of $1500, gorilla trekking permits for DR Congo cost $450 in the dry season and $200 in the low season, Rwanda permits go for $1500 and lastly, Uganda permits cost $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 foreign residents and UGX250,000 East African Citizens.

Game drives

Game drives are one of the ways to see and appreciate the rich diversity of wildlife in the national parks as well as game reserves of Africa. The parks are homes of different mammal species, primates as well as birds. Mammals to see on group Africa safaris include lions, buffaloes, impalas, monkeys, leopards, elephants, warthogs, kobs, Africa wildcats, cheetahs, springbok, spotted hyenas, rhinos, zebras, mongooses, African civets, jackals, bat-eared fox, hippos, oryx, sitatunga, gazelles, hare, duikers, dik-dik, honey badger, aardvark, oribis, giant forest hogs, porcupine, baboons, bush pigs, lesser kudu, crocodiles, and waterbucks to mention but a few. Most of these animals are widely spread all over the savannah grasslands, looking for what to eat or hunting for prey.

Chimpanzee trekking

Chimpanzees are one of the closest relatives to human beings with over 98% DNA. Chimpanzees are one of the primates that are found in Africa but in different countries. Africa group safaris for chimpanzee trekking can visit Uganda in Kibale forest national park, Budongo forest national park, or Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park. In Rwanda, chimpanzee trekking can be done in Nyungwe forest national park and Gishwati Makura national park while in Tanzania chimpanzee trekking can be done in Mahale mountain national park or Gombe streams national park.

Just like gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking requires a valid chimpanzee trekking permit, and people allowed to trek a single habituated family must be aged 15 years and above. The trekking starts with a briefing at different park headquarters after which a ranger guide leads the trekkers into the jungle in search of these gentle primates. after locating the chimpanzees, the trekkers are given a maximum of one hour to be around them as they take pictures and learn about their habits.

Birding

Africa is a home to different bird species and bird watching is done on the most scenic destinations of southern and east African countries. Group safaris to Africa shouldn’t miss out on bird watching in Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, and Kenya among others. Birds to spot in Africa include woodland, grey heron, heron, green broadbill, grauer’s warbler, less flamingo, pallied harrier, greater spotted eagle, Madagascar pond-heron, African jacana, red-faced barbet, papyrus gonolek, white-minged swamp warbler, ostrich, fox’s weaver, forest flycatchers, blue-headed sunbird, Abyssinian roller, golden pipit, Karamoja apalis, pygmy falcon, African pitta, secretary birds, little sparrow-hawk, kites, wilcocks, rupell’s grifon, Albert owlet, and black-headed apalis.

Hiking

There are so many mountains in Africa which you can hike as a group. These mountains are found in different countries and if we are to focus on east and central Africa. the most hiked mountains include Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, Mount Meru, Mount Rwenzori, Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, and Mount Elgon to mention but a few. Hiking these mountains is best done in the dry season when there is little or no rainfall making the hiking trails dry and less slippery.

Best time for Africa group safaris

Groups safaris to Africa can be done at any time of the year but the best time we can recommend is the dry season which occurs from June to September and December to February. The dry season comes with little or no rainfall which keeps the vegetation thin for clear views of animals, the roads leading to the park are passable and the trekking trails, as well as tracks in the parks, are less muddy and slippery.

In conclusion, group safaris in Africa introduce you to the most olden continent known as “the Dark Continent” with history about the continent such as political, geographical, and cultural history that will make you feed acquainted easily with the continent. Through our experienced staff such as the tour consultants and driver guides, we bring all your dreams into reality and that’s why it has made the life of our clients much easier. Contact us and reserve your place on the next group safari in Africa.

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