Where to go in East Africa

East Africa is a rich spot with amazing places to visit when in the region. Mainly comprising four countries geographically: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. These countries suggest hotspots for your travel suggestions in any of the countries. Being naturally endowed with a wider spray of vegetation, ranging right from the equatorial tropical rainforests, thickets, savannah woods, and plains to the semiarid vegetation, it is home to a variety of animals. Stunning features like mountains, rivers, lakes, and valleys are great places to visit, as are the unique Indian Ocean white sand beaches.

So, when planning to visit the East African region on a holiday vacation, we bring you some of the most thrilling places to enable you to determine which place to visit while in the region.

Serengeti National Park

Situated in the northern part of Tanzania, Serengeti National Park is an all-time phenomenon for safaris in Tanzania and East Africa at large. One of the largest parks in the country, and hold the pleasure of the region. Serengeti has, for about 5 years, been recognized as the best safari destination in the world by the World Travel Awards. Serengeti National Park ranks best among east African protected areas for hosting the annual wild dramatic show of the great wildebeest migration, where these animals, in combination with other species, assemble in one accord for an exodus in search of fresh survival (water and water). Sure eye catches at Serengeti include wildebeest, zebras, lions, buffalos, elephants, giraffes, leopards, and cheetahs. This park hosts thousands of lions, cheetahs, and many more; it’s one of the most rewarding as far as watching games is concerned.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Through the southwestern wing of Uganda is the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The tropical rainforest is becoming more and more popular due to its major inhabitants, mountain gorillas. The park is known for accommodating over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. And it’s the best gorilla trekking destination across the globe; the park accommodates over 450 endangered mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas are humans’s closest cousins, sharing 98% of their DNA. They’re intelligent apes, imitating many of their human behaviors. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, for decades, is going to remain Uganda’s top-most protected area, and the region is becoming ranked in the elite club.

Masai Mara National Reserve

The extension of the Serengeti accelerates to southern Kenya, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Africa Wild Drama Show continues here, which features the two parks most popular in the East Africa region. Masai Mara Reserve is Kenya’s protected area, which hosts the largest population of wildlife, making it so enticing for an adventure. The rich ecosystem of Masai Mara positions it for perfect exploration experiences. Mainly, travelers at this reserve are driven to watch the thousands of wildebeests crossing the Mara River. The dramatic Great Migration is a combination of wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras. Other animals to expect when visiting the reserve are elephants, antelopes, giraffes, lions, leopards, black and white rhinos, cheetahs, a huge population of flamingos, etc.

The source of the Nile River

The Nile River source spotted in the eastern region of Uganda, Jinja City, was branded by the Nile River as the East African capital of adrenaline adventures. The flow of the Nile from its mouth is made up of various features, among which are the stunning waterfalls. These waterfalls are spacious for rafting, clips are better for bungee jumping, and the still waters at the source are greater for the boat ride to the source of the Nile. The source of the Nile is an independent tourist destination where one can opt to stay for days due to various activities that can be engaged in.

Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park

Without doubt, the arrangement of bringing Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park in 2nd has no critics; this has always been an amazing choice for many travelers. A trek to Kilimanjaro positions you at Africa’s highest point of about 5896m at Uhuru Peak, and reaching this peak can take a maximum of 5 days. The Marangu route has always been the highest trekking trail. Mt. Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain peak of all seasons. Wildlife encounters are another thrilling consideration of the park, which include buffalos, elephants, leopards, and several antelope species.

Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda’s most popular tourist destination, when you don’t want to trek gorillas at any other destination. Volcanoes National Park, located in the northern part of Rwanda, is an extension of the great Virunga Conservation Area, hosting the highest population in the conservation area. Gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park is known for its upmarket trekking offers. Rwanda benefits from having the volcanoes, which are part of the continuation of the Virunga chain of mountains. Luxury trekkers stand to find their pleasure, and the peak is becoming an east African darling as mountain gorilla trekking is coming to the top of the most intellectual parks in Africa.

Zanzibar Archipelago

The independent Zanzibar archipelago proposes such a beautiful tourist destination that everyone would wish to visit on a tour of East Africa. Zanzibar is a historical island that holds much of the Kiswahili culture. The island is a place to be for a relaxed holiday vacation after exploring the rich biodiversity of the Tanzanian mainland. From Dar es Salaam, one boards a ferry, which leads to this amazing island. The island is made of several islands, with the major stone town being the most attractive place to be. Among the things to explore while on Zanzibar Island are the old stone town, Cheetah’s Rock, Prison Island, sunset dhow cruises, and quad biking, among many others.

The foreign occupations and intermarriages influenced the architecture and cultural heritage of the island. There is a heavy mix of African (Swahili) and Arabic culture. It is also important to note that because of the heavy Islamic influences, residents of the island are more conservative and down to earth than in mainland Tanzania.

Amboseli National Park

The southern part of Kenya from Nairobi is the Amboseli National Park. The park is rightly rich with that perfect view of the Kilimanjaro range. It’s one of Kenya’s most rewarding safaris to visit on a safari visit to Kenya or East Africa. This park is in the middle of the rich bracket, at the edges of western Kenya, sloping to the north. Major eye catches include elephants, lions, antelopes, over 300 bird species, wildebeests, zebras, and spotted hyenas, among many others.

Murchison Falls National Park

Uganda’s most popular parks receive the largest number of tourists among all the other parks in the country. Murchison Falls is also Uganda’s biggest among all protected areas and one of the most populated parks with wildlife in Uganda, which also suggests the possibility of sighting the Big Five. The park is mostly popular for its mighty Murchison Falls that pour on the Victoria Nile, and these are arguably the world’s most powerful waterfalls. The park is located in the northern region, and among the major eye catches are lions, buffalos, elephants, giraffes, antelopes, warthogs, and chimpanzees, with over 300 bird species.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

The tropical rainforest is categorized as one of the most significant biodiversity forests in central Africa and is under the International Union for Nature Conservation (IUCN). The park holds a number of species and is mainly known for the popular chimpanzee tracking and the artificial canopy walks, which are not found elsewhere in east Africa.