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Know Before You Go | East Africa Safaris

Whether you're traveling to witness the Great Migration or just want to learn more about East Africa, peruse this array of helpful resources. Our wildlife guides, packing tips and safari stories will give you a true taste of wild Africa. The links below open each article in a new tab.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Kenya or Tanzania? We've got answers! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about the Great Migration, African wildlife, camps, transportation, weather and more.
Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

Learn about the Great Migration, regal predators and the other wildlife you may encounter on your East Africa safari. 
Africa's Great Migration

Africa's Great Migration

This interactive map shows the seasonal migration patterns of nearly two million wildebeest and zebra as they move across the plains of Tanzania's Serengeti and Kenya's Maasai Mara.
African Wildlife Trivia Quiz

African Wildlife Trivia Quiz

Take our African safari wildlife quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with your family and friends to see who knows the most about life on the savanna!
Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out the typical weather conditions and climate of East Africa's ecosystems during the dry and rainy seasons.
Packing List

Packing List

We’ve made a comprehensive list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack so you'll be well prepared for your East Africa safari. 
Travel Stories & Articles
10 Things to Take On Your Africa Safari

10 Things to Take On Your Africa Safari

—By Wendy Worrall Redal
Are you planning an African safari? You’ll no doubt be consulting detailed packing lists that advise you to bring various essentials such as binoculars...
Avid photographer? Put your camera down (sometimes)!

Avid photographer? Put your camera down (sometimes)!

—By Wendy Worrall Redal
Most serious adventure travelers take pleasure and pride in documenting their exploits through...
Family Ties on a Kenya Migration Photo Safari

Family Ties on a Kenya Migration Photo Safari

—By Nick Grossman
Something that stood out during my Kenya Migration Photo Safari was the presence of family connection throughout so many aspects of our nature...
Kenya Migration: The Full Circle of Life

Kenya Migration: The Full Circle of Life

—By Dain Lewis
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...
Kenya or Tanzania: Which to Choose?

Kenya or Tanzania: Which to Choose?

—By Elissa Poma
Natural Habitat Adventures and WWF offer migration-oriented tours to both Tanzania and Kenya. But which to choose? During migration season in Tanzania...
Meeting Maasai in Tanzania

Meeting Maasai in Tanzania

—By Don Martinson
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...
Six Facts About the Wildebeest Migration Across the Serengeti

Six Facts About the Wildebeest Migration Across the Serengeti

—By Chris Kassar
Imagine enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra traversing the East African plains while predators...
Why a Great Safari Guide Makes All the Difference

Why a Great Safari Guide Makes All the Difference

—By Wendy Worrall Redal
As afternoon edged toward sunset in the private game reserve, our guide slowed the Land Rover to a halt as he studied the ground on the side...
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