Southern Cross Safaris can help you experience a trip of a lifetime to many of the regions in Africa. Enjoy the wildlife, the scenery and the cultures in some of the major tourist destinations Eastern Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. For beach lovers there are the tropical retreats of Zanzibar.
Located on the Equator in East Africa, Kenya offers a huge diversity of landscapes with game rich savannahs, National Parks and Game Reserves, timeless cultures and tribes unchanged by the 21st century, beautiful sandy beaches and coral reefs, deserts, rain forests and snow-capped mountains. Visitors have endless opportunities for adventure and discovery on safari and rest and relaxation on the tropical coast.
Tanzania is a country rich in culture and traditions, from the early days of mankind’s history, to the merchants and traders along the Swahili coast. With its diversity of landscapes – from the Serengeti savannahs to the lakes, mountains, tropical rain forests and beautiful beaches , Tanzania offers the ideal destination for travellers, be it game viewing on safari in the National Parks and Reserves, climbing the highest Mountain in Africa – Mt Kilimanjaro, or relaxing on the exotic beaches of Zanzibar.
Rwanda is situated in the heart of Africa between the Congo basin and the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. It shares the natural riches of both regions resulting in a country of exquisite beauty and unsurpassed biodiversity. Among its many and enduring attractions are the primates, in particular the world´s last surviving mountain Gorilla populations found in the magnificent Virunga Mountains, and one of the most amazing wildlife encounters in the world.
A short hop from mainland Tanzania, the island is an exotic location for a complete change of pace. Surrounded by pristine coral reefs, azure blue water, natural lagoons, mangrove swamps and beautiful coconut palm fringed sandy beaches, choose to snorkel, dive or relax on the beach and explore the historic charms of Stone Town, a striking labyrinth of Arabian style crooked alleyways, old mansions, palaces and bazaars.
Sprawling across both sides of the equator, a network of 10 national parks and several other protected areas offers wildlife enthusiasts a thrilling opportunity to experience Uganda’s biodiversity: not only the mesmerising tracts of thorn-bush savannah teeming with antelope, buffalo and elephant one tends to associate with equatorial East Africa, but also lush expanses of tropical rainforest, shimmering lakes and rivers heaving with aquatic life, and the glacial peaks of Africa’s tallest mountain range.