Know Before You Go | East Africa Safaris
Frequently Asked Questions
Conservation & Community
Africa's Great Migration
African Wildlife Trivia
Weather & Climate
Mouths of the Maasai Mara
The grasslands of the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Tanzania’s Serengeti sweep you off your feet with stunning scenery and iconic wildlife. During the migration, millions of wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras and other ungulates move through the landscape, feeding on the grasses and, in turn, providing food for others. It’s incredible to imagine the number of mouths this landscape feeds. We want to highlight just a few of them.
Where the Wild Things Roam: The Great Migration and Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater
Tanzania’s Great Migration & Ngorongoro Crater safari is an adventure with a purpose. Both the unkempt, tangled wilderness of the Serengeti and the depth and diversity of the Ngorongoro Crater have captivated intrepid explorers for centuries. Visiting the country today is a vibrant adventure that focuses on the urgency of conservation while exploring the thrilling landscapes that reconnect us with the natural world.
Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater: The Eighth Wonder of the Natural World
20 million years ago, a mountain that never had a chance to be named led to the creation of one of the most beautiful and exciting places on Earth for African safari-goers. The modern-day Ngorongoro Crater remains as amazing as it must have been at its birth. Home to almost every species of African mammal, it is possible to see the “Big Five” in a single game drive.
How to Get Wall-Worthy Pictures of Africa’s Great Migration
Between January and March the epic journey of Africa’s most notorious wildlife begins in the south of the Serengeti, a region that spans the northern part of Tanzania. The largest animal migration in the world occurs here, and luckily for wildlife enthusiasts and experienced photographers, Natural Habitat Adventures provides a front row seat to this marvel.
Ultimate Kenya Safaris – Africa Travel Etiquette Part 2
In part one of this series, we provided some basic greetings and phrases to keep in mind when traveling to Kenya in order to experience one of the greatest animal migrations on earth, while engaging in a true cultural experience with the local Indigenous people. In addition, being aware of a few cultural norms and customs will go a long way to improving your experience in Africa.
Ultimate Kenya Safaris – Africa Travel Etiquette: Language
Kenya is arguably Africa’s most epic safari destination, if not in the world. If you are lucky enough to visit Kenya, here are a few basic local language and travel etiquette tips.
Why a Custom Africa Adventure May be Right for You
While Nat Hab offers a wide selection of group trips to Africa, ranging from a riverboat safari in Zimbabwe to a Madagascar rain forest adventure, the reasons for a custom trip tailored to your schedule, travel style and preferences are plenty. Our Adventure Specialists and Custom Africa team work directly with you to design the itinerary of your dreams!
Africa’s Amazing Birdlife
Here are eight extraordinary avians to keep an eye out for on your next African game drive, or African safari with Nat Hab.
Why a Private Trip May Be Right For You
An increasing number of globe trotters don’t want a cookie-cutter itinerary, and particularly since COVID, the deal is made sweeter still if they can travel with only their family and friends. Private family trips and adventures with small groups of friends are more popular than ever.
Meet the Pioneering Women Changing the Face of the African Safari Industry
For the longest time, women in many wildlife-rich African nations did not work in safari tourism, due to the perception that it’s a “man’s job.” Today, women aren’t just breaking barriers, they’re paving the way for others to follow. They’re working as guides, security officers, head chefs and managers, and saying, “anything a man can do, we can do, too.”
4 Places to See Wildlife on Your East Africa Safari
To ensure you see as many of Africa's majestic creatures as possible, it’s best to combine multiple locations within Kenya and neighboring Tanzania. If you can do so during the Great Migration, even better. Here are our top picks for four of the very places to see wildlife on an East African safari!
Meeting Maasai in Tanzania
Watching my daughter help get milk for a Maasai family that had just allowed us a glimpse of their pastoral life ingrained a lasting impression...
Kenya Migration: The Full Circle of Life
As we set out on our first game drive of The Great Kenya Migration Safari, we didn’t expect that we would witness the full circle of life within the first...