Top Destinations East Africa
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East Africa brings its own unique kind of magic to the authentic African safari experience. This safari destination has something for everyone, from adventurous gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda and Uganda to the endless plains of a Serengeti safari and Masai Mara safari. East Africa hosts beach holidays too, namely those of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba; popular destinations for sun, sand and fun.
East Africa is known for being one of Africa’s last true wilderness regions. Great Migration Safaris occur in Tanzania and Kenya, a particularly popular travel experience.
You’ll find plenty of rich history and culture in East Africa and the warmth of the people who reside there makes this destination an absolute pleasure to visit. A multitude of wildlife species, birds and varied terrain means that East Africa hides surprises in every corner. Enjoy the Big Five and countless other astonishing species.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites dot the East Africa region, with many of Africa’s most famous landmarks unique to the area. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain peak, the Ngorongoro Crater, Virunga Mountains and Stone Town in Zanzibar are among the many must-visit places in East Africa.
Kenya is one of the iconic safari destinations in Africa. It is home to some of the most sought after wildlife reserves, including the Masai Mara, which together with the Serengeti, hosts the Great Migration from July to October. Kenya is East Africa's premier safari destination and fondly regarded as the 'Jewel of Africa'. We can't deny that Kenya has it all, including incredible wildlife, beautiful mountains, deserts, salt lakes, cities, traditional culture, and modern arts.
Tanzania is one of the unique destinations on the African continent that has yet to be discovered by many. It is a land of many wonders harboring an un-paralleled diversity of fauna and flora. Kilimanjaro, the highest permanently snow-capped free standing mountain in Africa, the exotic Islands of Zanzibar, the finest game sanctuaries of Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Ruaha, Selous and the Marine Park of Mafia Island are only but a few of the living examples.
Uganda, known as 'The Pearl of Africa', is a country filled with rolling hills, adventurous activities, beautiful scenery, and most famously, the Mountain Gorillas. Uganda offers natural beauty and is rich in tribal culture with over 30 indigenous languages and 5 linguistic groups. Locals in Uganda are of the Batwa and Bambuti Pygmy tribes, showcasing their unique music art and handcrafts for visitors. Popular sites within Uganda include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Nyero Rock Shelter, Kasubi tombs, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the newly discovered homes of early mankind in Karamoja.
Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is one of the world's smallest countries and is in a landlocked position between Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. All of Rwanda is at high elevation, with mountains in the west, savannah in the east, and numerous lakes throughout the country. The Volcanoes National Park is where Rwanda's renowned gorilla safaris take place; attracting thousands of visitors every year.
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