African Safaris | Land

African Safaris | Land

African Safaris


Experience iconic wildlife in its natural environment on Bluewater Travel's ultimate land-based African Safaris. We will tailor your dream itinerary to the best African destinations, ensuring your bespoke safari is the trip of a lifetime. Whether it's the breathtaking nature of Tanzania and South Africa, or unforgettable gorilla encounters in Rwanda and Uganda, we will craft the perfect package, just for you.

 

 

African SAFARI DESTINATIONS & WILDLIFE


EAST AFRICA

TANZANIA

Many class Tanzania as the ultimate African safari destination, offering a huge variety of up-close and personal wildlife encounters with the most iconic of African species. While on Safari in Tanzania you can expect to spot lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, and hippos. And that’s just for starters! Tanzania is also home to many different types of antelope and gazelle, as well as various primates, including baboons. If you’re lucky, Tanzania is also the best place to spot the endangered and extremely rare, black rhino.

UGANDA & RWANDA

Tracking mountain gorillas is a rewarding and unforgettable adventure, only experienced by a lucky few. The excitement of coming face to face with a huge silver-back gorilla is a truly thrilling and unique wildlife encounter. Uganda and Rwanda are world-renowned for families of wild mountain gorillas, and are among the only places on the planet where you can interact with these charismatic great apes in their natural habitat.

 

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SOUTH AFRICA

For bold and exciting wildlife encounters where the ‘Big 5’ is your main aim, South Africa is a great option.  The world’s most iconic African safari species; elephants, rhino, lions, leopards and buffalo, can all be spotted here in just one day! There are countless other species to spot during your South African safari, such as cheetah, hyena, warthogs, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeest and many types of antelope. The list goes on…   

In addition to the stunning topside South African wildlife, July to November brings migratory whales to the country’s coast, and you can witness adult humpbacks arriving from the icy Antarctic to mate and give birth in warmer waters. There is also the world-famous sardine run which runs from May through to August. 


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WHEN TO GO on an african safari / CLIMATE


EAST AFRICA

TANZANIA

Between June and October wildlife viewing in Tanzania is at its prime. This is the dry season when animals gather in large numbers around watering holes.

The best time to experience the great wildebeest migration in the Southern Serengeti is between December and March. However, this is also the wet season when long grass and abundant vegetation growth can obscure much of the wildlife.

 

Tanzania Climate

Dry Seasons:  January to March and June to October. Wet Seasons:  Around April to June and November to December

 

UGANDA & RWANDA


Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda is available all year round. 

 

Uganda Climate

Dry Seasons: January and February and from June to September. Wet Seasons: March to May and September to December 


Rwanda Climate

Dry Seasons: June to September and December to February. Wet Seasons: March to May and October to November

 

BWT Uganda Climate

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Between May and September is the best time to safari in South Africa. This coincides with the annual sardine run which runs from May through August.


South African Climate

Dry Seasons: May to October. Wet Seasons: Around November to April

 

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TYPES OF African SAFARI


Walking safaris


During a walking safari you will travel between campsites and/or lodges by vehicle or boat. Once you reach the designated area you will get the opportunity to walk around on foot, under the watchful eye of a guide.


Mobile safaris


Mobile safaris are our most popular type, and probably what you imagine when you think of going on a safari. You will be driven by guides (usually in an open 4X4 vehicle) over a wide area looking for wildlife. The vehicles will make regular stops so that you can spend some time viewing and photographing the various species you see along the way.


Migration safaris

 

These expeditions follow vast animal populations during their annual migrations. Prepare to have a flexible schedule if you undertake a migration safari!


 

 BWT Safari Vehicle

 

 

A TYPICAL DAY ON AN AFRICAN SAFARI


Early mornings on safari are a must, as this time offers the best wildlife viewing opportunities. Wake-up is usually before sunrise! Enjoy a hot beverage and a light breakfast before heading out on your first game drive of the day. Morning game drives can be between 2 to 3 hours long, and can be cool and crisp. Blankets are often provided for you, but be prepared with warm clothing that can be removed as the sun rises and the day warms.

Following the morning game drive you will head back to your accommodation for some food and relaxation. Much of the African wildlife will seek shade and rest during the hottest part of the day, as will you.

. The afternoon usually consists of another game drive to spot the predatory animals as they begin to wake up for an evening of hunting. Alternative activities may be offered depending on the destination, such as canoeing, bird-watching, or cultural trips.

In the evening you will relax and reflect on your day’s activities in front of a crackling fire, while dinner is prepared for you.

Early nights are usually encouraged so that you wake up refreshed and ready for the following day's adventure.


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BLUEWATER'S TANZANIA BIG GAME SAFARI

A GUIDED GROUP TRIP - OCT 2022

Join Bluewater Travel in October 2022 for a Tanzania Big Game Safari. A wealth of stunning wildlife awaits. We visit the world-renowned Serengeti that offers some of the most breathtaking wildlife viewings in Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater, also known as the eighth wonders of the world, the largest intact collapsed caldera on earth filled with every animal species in East Africa. And lastly, the Tarangire National park is known for its congregating herds of elephants, wooded savannahs, and network of swamps.

 

 

OCTOBER 9 - 19, 2022 (10 NIGHTS)

Trip Leader: Mark Hatter

$5,999 per person for shared accommodations.

Upgrades: $1,500 for a private room; $750 for a safari vehicle with only 3 guests (the whole row to yourself)

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Includes Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. 


Click above to find out more, or email us directly at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com to start planning your dream adventure!

  

COVID REQUIREMENTS*

EAST AFRICA

(Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda)

 Fully vaccinated tourists must, upon arrival at the Port of Entry, produce a valid vaccination certificate

Unvaccinated tourists must, upon arrival at the Port of Entry, provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognized by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.

SOUTH AFRICA

Fully vaccinated tourists must, upon arrival at the Port of Entry, produce a valid vaccination certificate

Unvaccinated tourists must, upon arrival at the Port of Entry, provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognized by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.

*The above information is subject to change at any time, please speak with our travel agents at the time of booking for more information.

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