East Africa Safari destinations by months: East Africa is a hub of safari destinations from primates’ parks, and savannah parks to unique landscapes among other things.

But when people decide to visit the East African region, they always want to know which months will give them a return on investment on their money. Well in this article we break down some of the most popular East African Destinations to visit for which months.

January and February

Start of the year, some people are extending their vacations at this time as others are going back to work to start the year with a bang.

Well in the region the most worthwhile to visit at the time of year are: –

Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Maasai Mara for the wildebeest migration that is happening at the park borders at that time. This wildebeest migration is a popular attraction for these parks and quite thrilling. Those who see it. so, you wouldn’t want to miss it if you were in East Africa in those months.

Uganda’s Bwindi National Park, making the national park. Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and DRC’s Virunga National Park for mountain gorilla trekking. In fact, mountain gorilla trekking is done all year round and is an activity you can look forward to doing any time you’re in the region.

Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park for bird watching and the experience of the waterfall. Usually, the animals in this park are not so out there to be seen in the months but the birds are all over. And the waterfalls are constant all through the year.

March to May:

This is one of the slow seasons in the safari business because there’s not a lot of activity in the wild that people would want to see. However, you will not fail to get something to enjoy in their wild.

Mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi National Park, Mgahinga National Park. Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and DRC’s Virunga National Park can be done so you can try that out.

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda’s Kibale National Park and Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda is also an activity to look out for.

 Kenya’s Amboseli National Park also during these months has an elephant migration that is interesting to see.

Other places to visit at this time may be Uganda’s tourism capital Jinja where activities happen there all through the year, Kigali City in Rwanda for a number of festivals and Zanzibar the coast is always serving holiday ambience.

June to August

This is the most popular season in the safari business. It’s the peak of safari. In Fact, everything you want to see in the wild, you are able to see; so, all the safari destinations are okay to visit. Well in these months you will spoil for choice that the only way to choose where to visit will be on the basis of other reasons not that you will not have to do at a destination. The destinations that should be a must for you are: –

East Africa Safari destinations by months
Elephants in Akagera National Park

In Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park and Nyungwe National. For activities such as mountain gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking, game drives, bird watching, boat rides, chimpanzees trekking and many other activities in the different respectively.

In Kenya and Tanzania; this is the peak of the wildebeest great Migration between Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. the wildebeests crossing the different rivers, being eaten by the big five animals as others escape death, etc. It’s a thriller of a wildlife cycle. In Kenya, you can also be sure to catch action at the lake Nakuru National Park to watch the flamingos and many other things.

Uganda, all the 10 game parks are the perfect destination. You be sure to see the primates in the primate parks savanna wildlife in the savannah parks and even others like the Albertine birds, and shoe bill stork among other birds, butterflies and many more so the top destinations you should visit are Bwindi National Park, queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, kidepo National Park and many more.

These months are also the best for hiking so you should plan to visit and hike Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains, Kenya’s mountain Kenya and Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro and other mountains.

September to November

The peak season is fading away and there’s a lot of activities going on. But be sure to see some unique mammals like the Cheetahs in Uganda’s Kidepo National Park and Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.

Uganda’s lake Mburo National Park is a perfect destination for boat rides in these months.


Just like June to August, all destinations are perfect to visit in December across all East African countries

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