Just like Tanzania, Zanzibar is three hours in the advance of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). It doesn't operate daylight saving time, and consequently there's no time difference between Zanzibar's summer and winter months.
Uganda is a truly “authentic” safari destination - definitely less sophisticated than Tanzania or Kenya in terms of infrastructure and not in the same “big game” league, but equally untouched and as genuine as Africa gets.
Uganda’s gorillas, chimps, birds and the wider range of special-interest attractions (from butterflies to orchids) makes it a perfect match for first timers and seasoned African visitors alike.
Tanzania home to Africa's most dramatic and famous features. Fantastic wildlife, stunning scenery and idyllic beaches Tanzania is virtually unrivalled in terms of wildlife population and diversity. From the biggest African plains, the Serengeti, to the highest African mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, to the deepest African Lake Tanganyika.
Pemba offers classic tropical beaches to those wanting to get away from the crowds, whilst the Selous Game Reserve never disappoints those looking for lion and elephant!
Often called the "Land of a Thousand Hills" Rwanda has a richly varied landscape. Lake Kivu is one of the most spectacular Rift Valley lakes and is amongst 22 others in Rwanda. There are also five volcanoes, tropical and montane forests and dry savannah. The geography gives reason enough for visiting this small country.
Three national parks protect the wide range of fauna and flora: Akagera National Park, Volacanoes National Park, and Nyungwe National Park. The biggest attraction is the rare mountain gorillas on the slopes of the volcanoes.
Kenya has been home to the traditional safari for over a century now, and still remains one of the foremost destinations in the African continent. Kenya’s tourism industry strives for a balance between a developing country's economic requirements, and the conservation of natural and cultural resources. The result of this is a holiday destination that has a fantastic variety of activities available, for every budget, whilst maintaining the wild experiences that lie at the heart of Africa’s true nature.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is considered to house the most ecologically diverse region on the planet, and is known world-wide for its links to the great apes and other important primates, as well as the classically "deep and dark" African jungles of legend and myth. Beautiful and protective of her secrets, the DRC still guards many mysteries by a mixture of physically challenging access and a discouraging political situation - it is thought that many, many species of flora and fauna are yet to be discovered in her borders.