Best time for camping safaris in Africa

Camping in Africa can be done at any time of the year

Camping Safaris In Africa

Camping safaris in Africa is one of the ways to explore the wilderness, sleeping amidst songs of birds, nocturnal animals, and gathering on the camo fires for African stories. Camping safaris in Africa is done in several places most especially in national parks and these include queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, and Kidepo valley national park for the case of Uganda, Akagera national park, and Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda, Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro conservation area in Tanzania, Kahunzi Biega national park in DR Congo and Kenya camping can be done in Masai mara national reserve, Lake Nakuru national park, and Amboseli national park. During camping in the above, there are different activities you can take part in and these are explained below.

Activities to do on camping safaris in Africa

Yes, for those interested in getting close to nature, you recommend you to book camping safaris in Africa as you explore different safari activities. These include;

Game drives in Africa

Africa is one of the blessed continents with the most spectacular wildlife viewing on earth. It’s the best place to explore the wilderness and this can be done in so many national parks in different countries and in the case of Africa. game drives can be best done in Masai mara national park in Kenya, Serengeti national park in Tanzania, Murchison falls national park in Uganda, Akagera national park in Rwanda, Ngorongoro national park in Tanzania, Amboseli national park in Kenya, queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda, Kidepo valley national park in Uganda, lake Nakuru national park in Kenya, and Lake Manyara national park.

Animals you are likely to see on game drives in Africa include lions, rhinos, zebras, buffaloes, impalas, monkeys, leopards, gazelles, elephants, warthogs, kobs, Africa wildcats, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, mongooses, African civets, jackals, bat-eared fox, hippos, oryx, waterbucks, sitatunga, lesser kudu, duikers, dik-dik, honey badger, aardvark, oribis, springbok, bush pig, giant forest hogs, baboons, and crocodile to mention but a few.

Birding in Africa

Africa is the best place for bird-watching holidays in the world. When we stick to camping, places like Serengeti national park, Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Masai mara national reserve, Lake Nakuru national park, Ngorongoro crater national park, Akagera national park, Nyungwe forest national park, and so many others. Some of the bird species in Africa include flamingoes, shoebill, hamerkop, ostrich, bulbul, African jacana, grey crowned crane, papyrus gonolek, hamerkop, saddle-billed stork, augur buzzard, African fish eagle, black-headed weaver bird, southern ground hornbill, black-headed heron, superb starling, hadada ibis, crowned lapwing, yellow-billed stork, bee-eater, herons, kingfishers, pittas, secretary bird, marabou stork, vulture, saddle-billed stork, pelican, cormorant, African fish eagle, Yellow-billed kite, Kori bustard, and cattle egret among.

Hiking in Africa

People who come for hiking safaris in Africa get the advantage of staying at affordable camping sites/ camps. These camping sites are on different levels of hiking and camping on these mountains is the best way to experience the mountain in its glory. Some of the most hiked mountains in Africa include Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Rwenzori in Uganda, Mount Nyiragongo in DR Congo, Mount Elgon in Uganda, Mount Kenya, Mount Meru in Tanzania. Hiking these mountains exposed you to wild animals that live on the mountain slopes such as elephants, chimpanzees, warthogs, giant forest hogs, and different bird species. Hiking these mountains can be done at any time of the year but the dry season is the best when the hiking trails are dry. The dry season happens from June to September and December to February.

Hot air balloon in Africa

Hot air ballooning in Africa is one of the best ways to encounter wildlife in their natural habitats. The hot air balloons in East Africa are done in different national parks of the country. The activity gives you an opportunity to have an aerial view of the wild animals in parks such as lions, antelopes, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, wildebeests, zebras, and vegetation of the park. In Masai Mara and Serengeti national parks, the hot air balloon is the best way to witness the wildebeest migration of wildebeest, gazelles, and zebras to and from Serengeti national park of Tanzania as they go to search for greener pasture.

Gorilla Trekking experiences 

Most guests coming to Africa for camping experiences tend to go for the adventurous mountain gorilla trekking experiences in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park, Virunga national park in DR Congo and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Currently the gorilla trekking permits goes for $700 per person per trek in Uganda, $1500 in Rwanda and $400 in DR Congo.

Best time for camping safaris in Africa

Camping safaris in Africa can be done at any time of the year but the best time to go camping in Africa is the dry season which happens from June to September and December to February. During the dry season there is little or no rainfall, the vegetation is thin, the roads leading to the park are passable and the tracks in the parks are not muddy and slippery.

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