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Masai Mara National Reserve

 

October is a suitable time to head to Masai Mara National Reserve. During this time, innumerable herds of wildebeests remain at the park before they go back to Tanzania. The migration moves, crossing the Mara River in search of greener pastures. You will have an action-packed adventure when you go to Masai Mara National Reserve during October. It's the same reason why the park is a staple in itineraries of many safari-goers. Wildlife viewing is optimal at the Masai Mara National Reserve during this month as there are plenty of predator and prey interactions. You can encounter tons of different animals during this month such as the Big Five, black rhino, big cats, bat-eared fox, black-backed jackal and spotted hyena, antelope such as impala, reedbuck, Thomson's gazelle, eland and topi, while buffalo, elephant and giraffe. You can also witness the Great Migration, a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon when you choose to include this destination on your African trip. It's a remarkable experience for all types of tourists whether you're going for a solo adventure, with a family or your other half. In fact, Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the top destinations in Kenya; a prime attraction in the country all-year-round.

 

Mombasa, Kenya

 

Mombasa is a beautiful part of Kenya, which offers both the wonders of nature and the culture of a city. You have lots of places to discover in this part of the world, where tons of activities await you. October is a great time to head to Mombasa, which bears hot climate with a little amount of rain. Explore the historical parts of the town such as the Fort Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A collection of pottery and ceramics, as well as ancient architectures, can be found in the area, which is also near to a few famous buildings such as Omani. The weather in October is suitable for a beach trip. So make sure to check Mombasa's tropical paradise. Mombasa Beach and Diana Island are just a few of the places you should see. These beaches are stunning with white sands and clear seas. If you want to escape from the bustle of a city, visiting the Shimba Hills National Reserve is highly suggested.  You can encounter tons of bird and animals as well as exotic plants in this destination, which can surely take your stress away.

 

Mikumi National Park

 

In southern-central  Tanzania, you will find a safari gem called Mikumi National Park. October is a great time to visit this destination due to the dry climate, which will make exploration a lot easier. Wildlife is abundant, and its beautiful landscape is frequently compared to the famous Serengeti Plains.  Various animals dwell in the park such as zebras, wildebeests, buffalos, impalas, giraffes, elephants, lions and spotted hyenas, as well as groups of yellow baboon and vervet monkeys. The location of the Mikumi National Park is also a great choice as en route to places like Selous and Ruaha. Vegetations and trees start to thin down during October, which makes wildlife sighting easier. Baobabs, acacias, and Borassus palms are just a few kinds of plants that you will see in the area. Mikumi National Park is a beautiful, underrated safari, where you can enjoy the same perks of more popular reserves without dealing with a thick crowd.

 

Tarangire National Park

 

Tarangire National Park looks good during October. This month bears a drier climate, which makes exploration, activities, and games a lot more comfortable and enjoyable than the rainy season. The park has blooming plants and vegetation this time of year, which makes stunning photos. With an area coverage of 2850 square kilometers, there's enough space for a dwelling of a high number of varied animals like elephants, migratory wildebeest, elands, gazelles, impalas, zebras, kudus, rhinos, hartebeest buffalos and more. If you're an avid birdwatcher, you'll love what you will see at the park such as more than 550 different bird species strewn across Tarangire. Visitors head to this park and never miss witnessing its most dominant feature, the Tarangire River, which is surrounded by baobab trees, acacias, and other vegetation.

 

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

 

Mt. Kilimanjaro is an excellent destination to experience in October. October is the best month for a Kilimanjaro trip due to agreeable weather, which gives you a high chance to reach the summit. June to November, as well as February, are also suitable months to climb the mountain as there are fewer chances for rain. Crowned as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site, tons of hikers include its summit on top of their lists. Wildlife is inexhaustible in the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. You will witness majestic animals like baboons, mongooses, bush pigs, elephants and more. At the edge of the mountain, you can also explore the wonderful Lake Chala. The lake’s crystal waters with turquoise and emerald green hues will take your breath away. Along with your hike, you will see different species of plants and vegetations, ferns and humongous trees. There are endless surprises that you will find as you reach the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. It will stimulate your senses as you savor a spectacular view of Africa -- its skies, lands, among where abundant wildlife lives.