Monday
Jul082013

Top 5 Thrilling African Safaris

 

Our speciality at Epic Road is taking travelers on unique African safaris. You might think a safari is limited to scoping out wild cats and zebras, but ER’s luxury African safaris are a one of a kind experience. From tracking gorillas through Rwanda to walking safaris with the Maasai, Epic Road redefines the term 'safari' and shows travelers how unforgettable-and thrilling!-Africa can really be.


Wildlife of Uganda

Spend your safari tracking endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Along the way you will encounter a variety of Uganda's wildlife including hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and many other spectacular creatures. This classic safari also allows travelers the rare experience to meet and learn from the Batwa Pygmies of Uganda. Embark on a truly fascinating combination of wildlife and cultural immersion with this safari!

The Great Migration

Step back and marvel as millions of Africa's wild creatures migrate a thousand miles in search of food and water. This safari is certainly unlike anything you have experienced before, as zebra, giraffes, elephants, wildebeests, and various other animals dart past on their quest for sustenance. You have the option to take a balloon ride over the Serengeti to get an aerial view of all the action. For a more up-close look, travelers can also take in the excitement by foot or from an open car.

Bow and Arrow Hunt

Encounter a few of Africa's culture-rich tribes in the Lake Eyasi Region. This safari is how you get to heart of authentic African culture. Join in on a bow and arrow hunt to search for food with the nomadic Hadzabe tribe or partake in a traditional jumping lesson with the Maasai. There are opportunities to hike mountains or watch members of the Dakota tribe make arrowheads and jewelry. Each tribe has a different memorable experience to offer.

Gorilla Tracking

Observe the playful habits of mountain gorillas in the rain forests of Rwanda. With only 800 of these gentle giants left in the world, this African safari is a very special experience that might not be around much longer. On your safari you will track a specific gorilla family each day and get to know their personalities while watching them eat, climb, and interact. Encounter other wildlife along the way, such as troops of rare golden monkeys. In your spare time, there is a nearby agricultural market to explore and get a taste of the local produce.

Tribes of Ethiopia

On this enriching safari, travelers will learn the differences between the Mursi, Hamer, Benna, Tsemai, Konso, Karo, Arbore and Surma tribes. Each of these Ethiopian tribes has developed their own specific culture which you will get to experience first hand. Discover their distinct language, dress, and rituals which have been minimally influenced by outside forces, due to Ethiopia's remoteness. While it is an incredibly peaceful and welcoming country, many tribes still practice violent rituals like Donga Stick-Fighting in the Surma tribe which you can watch from the sidelines!
 

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