Africa Senior Tours & Holidays
If you hit the planet earth somewhere between the 1930s and 70s and are yearning for the best group Africa senior tours advice, you have reached your final reliable Africa tour operator.
Now we have come up with another category of the senior group Africa tours where we cater to only the elderly who love discovering new creatures before they retire.
Best Africa Senior Tours to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Congo, and Tanzania
Since 2001, we’ve custom-made African tours for different categories of travelers (Couples, Seniors, Students, and family) from across the globe. Our African travel experts know the ins and outs of every East Africa safari destination, they will provide unbiased advice based on first-hand experience, and they can curate an itinerary that matches your personal travel needs. If you are retired and maybe planning to retire, provided you have time to travel for your dream vacation and holiday, Africa should be your first choice. Here is the best tour and destinations travel advice on senior tours to Africa. You can either travel alone or travel as a group of seniors to tour this mighty destination in Africa.
Best African Safari Destinations for Seniors
Uganda Senior Tours – Africa Senior Safari Holidays
In case you have ever yearned to chill with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, then Uganda safaris tour will deliver on your exact expectations. Boasting over 84% success chance at finding the habituated mountain gorilla groups in the ultimate gorilla safari destination – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, gorilla trekking tours in Uganda have become one of East Africa’s most unforgettable wildlife experiences, and such is its fulfillment that the mountain gorilla population is increasing rapidly. Never think that Uganda tours are only about mountain gorillas trekking in the rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga gorilla. This African landlocked beautiful nation is home to several diverse national parks and a strong contender for one of the world’s birding safari destinations. When you visit Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, and or Queen Elizabeth national parks for exclusive game drives, boat rides, sightseeing, and chimpanzee tracking in the Kibale forest national park.
Best Uganda Safaris Tour Holidays
Chimpanzee Tracking in Africa Senior Tours
Kibale forest national park in western Uganda forms an exclusive wildlife and primates corridor with the oldest national park in Uganda – Queen Elizabeth National Park. The corridor is used by migrating Africa Elephants in search of fresh water. A mixture of rainforests, swamps, and green grasslands, the Kibale forest supports the biggest population of chimpanzees and other primates in the whole world, given the name Primates Capital of the World. Kibale forest national park is the most popular safari destination for those yearning to track primates on their Uganda safaris tour, including mountain gorillas, and with about 330 recorded species of birds. It is a haven for great adventures.
Best Chimpanzee Tracking Tours
Kenya Safari Holidays
Kenya is a wonderful African tour destination for seniors. We do, however, recommend opting for a fly-in itinerary, as distances between safari areas are large and road transfers can get rather long and uncomfortable. If you are mobile enough to step onto and off small airplanes, flying between camps and lodges will offer a great deal of comfort and more time on safari.
Masai Mara National Reserve
Kenya’s most visited safari destination is the Masai Mara National Reserve. Its wide-open plains provide a sanctuary for an abundance of animals like elephants, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hyena, and Mara’s famous big cats: lion, leopard, and cheetah. Thanks to its high numbers of resident wildlife and temperate climate, the Mara is widely regarded as a fantastic year-round safari destination. Its wide and open plains mean there is virtually always something to see – no matter what time of year you visit.
Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies
The Mara’s private conservancies (conservation areas owned by local Maasai that border the national reserve) provide travelers with exclusivity, excellent game viewing in sole-use areas, and activities like night drives, bush walks and off-road games viewing – not permitted in the national reserve. When the annual Wildebeest Migration makes its turn in the Masai Mara between about August and November, the neighboring private conservancies offer a tranquil retreat from the spectacle (the national reserve can get rather busy), yet you’re still close enough to all the Migration hot spots.
Amboseli National Park
Another fantastic destination for a senior safari in Kenya is Amboseli National Park. With its perennial wetlands flourishing beneath towering Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park is the best place in East Africa to see massive herds of elephants. And if you’re looking for that iconic postcard image of wildlife against a Kilimanjaro backdrop, this is the place to get the shot.
Best Things to Do on Senior Tours in Kenya – Africa
Tanzania Safari Tours
From the Wildebeest Migration and the Big 5 to tropical beaches, Tanzania offers senior travelers in Africa a wonderful diversity of wildlife, landscapes, and experiences. Furthermore, the country’s popular ‘northern safari circuit’ (Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire) is a convenient route and a fantastic way to see the best of Tanzania. Like Kenya, we recommend opting for a fly-in itinerary to save you the long and uncomfortable road transfers.
Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park is arguably the most famous safari destination in the world. It is the place to go in Tanzania for game viewing at its most dramatic. It hosts the lion’s share of the annual Wildebeest Migration (January to August) and is home to one of our planet’s greatest concentrations of wildlife like zebra, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard, and cheetah. Serengeti’s sheer size, accessibility, top-quality lodges and camps, and year-round abundance of wildlife make it one of the best African tour destinations for seniors.
Visit Ngorongoro Crater
The Ngorongoro Crater was created about 3 million years ago when a big volcano exploded and collapsed on itself. Today, it’s the biggest intact volcanic caldera on Earth. It’s one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders and supports over 25 000 animals, including the Big 5. It offers senior tour travelers the most reliable Big 5 sightings in East Africa – you can see all five members in one day! Throw in some out-of-this-world cliff-top accommodation, and the result is an unforgettable senior tour experience in an unbelievably unique setting.
Tarangire National Park
Why We Love Tanzania for Senior Tours Africa
- Easily accessible ‘northern safari circuit’ offers a convenient way to see the best of Tanzania
- Sensational game viewing in the Serengeti
- Top-quality lodges and camps
- Home to the lion’s share of the Wildebeest Migration (January to August)
Best Tanzania Safaris Tours for Senior Travelers to Africa
Our Best African Tour Travel Advice for Seniors
How Important is Fitness When Planning Tours for Seniors?
Your level of fitness is dependent on the type of safari you want to plan. Strictly speaking, you don’t need to be fit to go on safari and if you have minor mobility issues, these can also be catered for. The more activities (guided walks, etc.) you want to add to your itinerary, the fitter you should be. But fitness is not important when it comes to African tours for seniors – being agile enough to step aboard a 4×4 safari vehicle, boat, small airplane, or hot-air balloon is more than adequate.
Gorilla Trekking Africa Senior Tours
For a gorilla trekking safari though, fitness is essential. The high altitudes and unpredictable movements of gorillas, coupled with thick vegetation, can make for a strenuous experience that tests all fitness levels. That being said, travelers with mobility issues can experience this one-of-a-kind animal encounter – some porters are trained to carry you. In most cases, preference is given to senior travelers in Africa to trek to a gorilla family that is closer to the starting point of the wildlife park.
If you’re planning East African tours for seniors, it’s important to remember that distances are vast, so a fly-in tour will be much more comfortable than a road tour – especially if you have back problems. At Acacia Safaris Uganda, we tailor-make safari vacations based on your personal travel needs. Whether that’s securing a room close to public areas at a lodge with no stairs, or booking suitable accommodation for mobility-impaired travelers, our experts know the ins and outs of planning unforgettable African tours for seniors.
Are There African Safari Tours for Seniors Who Want to Travel Solo?
Absolutely! If you work with a travel agent with regular, first-hand safari experience and a tried-and-trusted network of suppliers, Africa is a fantastic destination for a solo adventure. A great travel agent will know exactly which lodges and camps to book for your solo trip, and slot in seamless transfers and activities.
Again, rather opt for a fly-in safari during which you’ll easily meet fellow travelers as you share exciting charter flights and game drives. Going on a solo senior tour with Acacia Safaris Uganda also means you have a direct, 24/7 phone line to get help or advice at any time once you are in Africa.
Our African Tours for Seniors Escorted or Guided?
When you travel with Acacia Safaris Uganda, every single detail of your trip is taken care of. Meet-and-greet services and transfers organized by a full-service travel agent ensure there’s always someone to meet you every step of the way. When you’re on a senior tour, you will always be in the safe and competent hands of professional guides: highly skilled and trained individuals who ensure that your tour is as memorable as it can be. It is also possible to arrange VIP meet-and-greet packages, as well as private guides who will travel with you every step of the way.
I’ve Never Been on an African Tour Before. What Are Some of the Most Important Things to Know?
Travel insurance is always a must for the safekeeping of your vacation. It can take into account any pre-existing medical conditions you might have, and also cover you in case of any medical treatment you might need on African Tours for seniors.
If you travel with prescription medication, it’s always a good idea to have a note from your doctor about the various medications and what they treat. That’s in case you can’t get your usual medication in another country or need assistance while traveling. Take note of the various tour vehicles, boats, and small charter aircraft you will have to use during your tour so that you have a good idea of what to expect of your agility.