East Africa is home to some of the world’s most beautiful wonders. Whether you are looking for whale sharks in Djibouti, exploring the Serengeti, or touring the historic churches of Ethiopia’s Entono Hills, there is always something new to see.
East Africa is a region includes among others, these seven countries, all with distinct cultures:
A safari through the treasures of East Africa is a wonderous experience that every American, European and Asian should complete at least once. Below are some of the reasons you should book a safari and visit East Africa.
Seven Reasons You Should Visit East Africa
The Exotic Wildlife
East Africa is a haven for one-of-a-kind wildlife whether you’re on land or in the water. The lions of Kenya offer a majestic, and truly African wildlife experience. There are beautiful national parks everywhere, that offer all kinds of wildlife at your fingertips. You can explore the big-game viewing within the Serengeti or explore pristine coral reefs while scuba diving.
Depending on your destination, you can expect to find:
- Lions, leopards, cheetahs and other large cats
- Gorillas, and other primates
- And many more!
To experience African wildlife in an up close and personal way is a life-changing experience that you will never forget.
Beaches and Islands
The Indian Ocean coastline along the Kenyan and Tanzanian border offer pristine beaches and breathtaking views. This coastline is the gateway into an ancient world, and the home to centuries-old trading networks with Asia and the Middle East. Come relax on beautiful white-sand beaches, explore nearby cities, or scuba dive through lively coral reefs. You can even sail on a dhow, an ancient Arabic sailing vessel.
Explore the Dahlak Islands, Lamu, and other coastline treasures. Visit Eritrea and see the Red Sea.
Explore the Culture
Whatever your East African travel itinerary entails, you’ll have countless opportunities to get to know the East African people in all their beauty. This region of the continent is filled with fascinating history, warmth, and hospitality. There is a wide range of diversity between the countries in this region, with varying languages and customs.
In addition to the safari parks and wildlife reserves, this region of the world has plenty of urban feel, too. East African cities are home to world-class art, food, and music.
A wide range of ethnic cuisine is available in East Africa, due to globalist influences throughout history. You’ll find Arabic, Indian, British, Chinese, Belgian, French, and German influences on the food. When you work your way through East African restaurants and cafes, you’ll be impressed with the wide range of culinary choices available.
The natural East Africa terrain can give you a feel for what life looked like before urban development. This is a land filled with natural parks, and a wide range of ecosystems. Explore the mountains, savannahs, ocean, and desert. You can make your way through the Serengeti, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the Masai Mara. You can witness the world in ways that you’ve previously only imagined.
You can catch the view of the sun setting over the Serengeti in person.
The jewelry, handcrafted leather, and baskets made in this region can provide a meaningful souvenir that you’ll cherish long after you return from your African adventure. These goods are available throughout the region and the style may vary from country to country.
An Unparalleled Urban Experience – While the safari parks in Tanzania and Kenya offer a breath-taking wildlife experience, there is culture to be experienced in nearby cities, too. You can find world-class restaurants, artwork, and music within the cities in this area of the world. There are plenty of museums and artwork on display in Nairobi and other local urban areas.
East Africa offers an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a pristine land and culture. You’ll enjoy seeing wildlife, nature, and landscapes as you’ve never seen them before. You’ll experience history and culture as you’ve never experienced. The East African region is one of our favorites for so many reasons, and we’re confident that you’ll love it, too.