East African destinations cover different countries’ cultures, landscapes, and ecosystems where everyone can have something of interest.
Masai Mara National Reserve is one of Africa’s most rewarding destinations with diverse wildlife all year round. It is home to the Big Five and famous for its annual wildebeest migration happening in the dry months of July to November.
In particular, watching the wildebeests and zebras crossing the Mara River is a spectacle that gives you a lifetime experience. Cultural visits to local Maasai villages are another highlight of this spectacular East African destination.
Volcanoes National Park nestles deep with the Virunga Mountains draped in mist and full of vegetation. It is one of the best destinations in the world to encounter critically endangered mountain gorillas. Sharing a moment with them in their natural environment is an unforgettable experience and should be at the top of any wildlife lover’s bucket list. The park is also home to a variety of bird species.
Zanzibar is located off the coast of Tanzania surrounded by waters of the Indian Ocean. It is renowned for its fascinating history and its incredible beaches. Here the Arab rulers would trade for slaves but today it is one of the biggest island’s attractions, boasting ornate houses, mosques, and Sultan’s palace. The beaches are ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Serengeti National Park is an incredible destination for those searching for the ultimate safari experience. Breathtaking open plains are dotted with acacia trees and grazing game it is a great place to spot predators like cheetahs and lions in action, especially on the southern Serengeti when the wildebeest are giving birth, the newborn calves make easy prey for hungry cats. However, the game viewing remains exceptional all year round even after the wildebeest migration to Masai Mara.
Watamu is located in the middle of Kenya’s exquisite coastline. It is considered to be relaxed, quiet, full of history, and an enclave of peace. It is renowned for its stunning bays, palm-fringed beaches, and prolific coral reefs. On land, beachfront restaurants serve fresh seafood, Mida Creek boasts stunning birdlife, and Gedi Ruins offers an insight into the life of the 13th-century Swahili people. Deep sea fishing and scuba diving can be done at leisure.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is dominated by the ancient Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is the world’s largest intact caldera and one of East Africa’s most incredible natural spectacles. Within its rim, various wildlife species range across the grassy plains of the crater floor including the critically endangered black rhinos and elephants. A Flock of flamingoes also appears on the crater’s soda lake during the breeding season.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest peak in Africa and the world’s highest freestanding mountain at a height of 5895 meters. It is one of the most iconic sights in Africa standing in perfect isolation against the foreground of the African savannah. Climbing is ideal for those with a good level of fitness and a keen sense of adventure. Depending on the route you take, trekking takes five to nine days.
Lake Nakuru is a soda lake with the highlight of Rift Valley Park. It is renowned for its stunning flamingo population depending on the time of the year. During the dry season, the water level falls and the lake becomes more alkaline generating more algae for the birds. At this time, the flamingos can swell to as many as a million birds giving the lake a pink color. The park is home to a variety of wildlife species including the rare species of black and white rhinos.
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