East African Safaris
With the expansion of the safari business in Arusha in recent years, more and more companies are beginning to offer unusual safaris which don’t just involve driving around the Tanzania game parks. These include safaris to Kenya and Rwanda as well as Uganda.
A few companies in Arusha offer safaris to the Kenyan game parks of Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo and Lake Naivasha and Nakuru but most of them are just agencies for Kenyan safari companies based in Arusha so you might as well go there yourself and organise things from there. It would certainly cost less than doing it in Tanzania since you won’t be paying the agency’s commission.
If your time and budget is limited, however, and you want to take in all or most of the major sights of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara), Rwanda (Volcano National Park), Kenya (Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo and Lake Naivasha and Nakuru) and Uganda (Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the chimpanzees of the Kitale Forest), then it’s worth thinking about booking an extended safari with one of the companies which offers these kind of safaris in Arusha. It would certainly save on the time and expense of having to do all the legwork and organisation yourself plus the uncertainties of knowing whether you’ll be able to join a gorilla or chimpanzee-viewing walk the day after you turn up (this cannot be guaranteed without prior booking).
Shizi Safaris and other several reliable companies are offering such safaris ranging from 10 to 25 days. Please contact us for more details on organizing combined safaris.