East Africa East Africa is the classic ' Out of Africa' safari experience; a picture perfect scene of endless grassy plains teeming with game and dotted with umbrella- like acacia trees. There are spectacular parks in Tanzania and Kenya, mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda and a new, pioneering destination for Wildlife Worldwide - Ethiopia.
NAIROBI Simien Mountains Lalibela Gondar ADDIS ABABA Langano Bale Mountains Laikipia Plateau Lake Nakuru Lake Naivasha Samburu National Reserve Meru National Park Meru National Park Mombasa Arusha National Park Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area Serengeti N. P. The Masai Mara Murchison Falls National Park Kibale Forest N. P. Parc National des Volcans Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Lake Victoria Tarangire N. P. Lake Manyara N. P Selous Game Reserve Katavi N. P. KENYA ETHIOPIA UGANDA TANZANIA RWANDA In focus The Great Migration Climate - Kenya December - April: Serengeti Plains December: Loliondo National Park October: Masai Mara September August July MaySerengeti National Park The migration of millions of white- bearded wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of Burchell's zebra is the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet. Zebra usually lead the way, with gazelles accompanying the herds for short distances. They move by instinct, nature dictating when to move where, and with grazing taking up some sixteen hours each day, the grass plains are left bare within a matter of days. It is a hazardous journey, with lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog, jackal and countless birds of prey constantly on the look out for their next meal, and of course Nile crocodiles lying in wait at fast- fl owing river crossings such as the Grumeti and the Mara. Following the rains, these animals can be seen at various points in the Masai Mara and Serengeti throughout the year and our guide above and map to the left show you the best places for excellent viewings. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temperature max (° C) 25 26 25 24 22 21 21 21 24 24 23 23 Rainfall ( mm) 38 64 125 211 158 46 15 23 31 53 109 86 Top tip: Many people choose to travel in the wet season, which brings clear skies, fewer visitors, beautiful sunsets and the birth of many young. January The calving of the wildebeest in the southern Serengeti. They will stay in the southern and western areas of the park until late June when they begin to head north. Pages 70- 75 July The wildebeest cross the Grumeti River and head into the Masai Mara where they stay until around October. ( Note that it is impossible to know the exact timing of the river crossing). Pages 60- 69 November The wildebeest cross back down the eastern corridor of the Serengeti when they smell the rains approaching. October Generally in Kenya and Tanzania, the last dry month and a great time for viewing large concentrations of game around the main water courses. Pages 60- 75 AFRICA | EAST AFRICA 59