East African Community

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of six (6) Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. East Africa is a place that everyone dreams to visit. The region stands out with a wide range of natural scenery, wildlife and diverse places to visit. From the national parks to the wildlife, to the freshwater lakes and waterfalls, East Africa’s unsurpassed attractions fascinate both locals and visitors always. Visitors from all corners of the world visit East African countries to see beautiful sceneries, abundant wildlife, discover the East African cultural activities and other attractions. East African countries are destinations of many discoveries and are popular travel destinations because they have great geographical features, natural and unique beauty. The following are among the most famous places in East Africa to blow your mind; Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, Zanzibar, Serengeti National Park, Watamu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Mount Kilimanjaro, Lalibela, Lake Nakuru, etc.

Uganda Destinations

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. attractions include:-

  • Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park
  • Elgon National Park
  • Kibaale Forest National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Kidepo Valley  National Park
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Rwenzori Mountain National Park
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Semuliki National Park
  • Mgahinga National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kenya Destinations

Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It's also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. attractions include:-

  • Masai Mara National Park
  • Samburu national reserve
  • nakuru national park
  • Tsavo West national park
  • TsavoEast national park
  • Amboseli national park
  • Buffalo Springs national park
  • Lake Turkana national park

Rwanda Destinations

Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa, where the African Great Lakes region and Southeast Africa converge. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. attractions include:-

  • Akagera National Park
  • Nyungwe National Park
  • Volcanoes National Park

Tanzania Destinations

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. attractions include:-

  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Arusha National Park
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Zanzibar

At 19,340 ft., Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. Surrounding the base of this huge dormant volcano is tropical montane forest rich with unique flora and fauna. Further up, heath forest opens into a moorland dotted with giant senecio and lobilia. A magnificent zone of rock and ice leads to the summit crater where sulfur gas still emits from the ash pit. Just above the crater floor is Uhuru Peak, the mountain’s true summit.
Climbing Kilimanjaro has become increasingly popular in recent years. The Marangu (Tourist) Route in particular has become severely congested. In an effort to keep our experience high quality, African Environments decided to stop using the Marangu Route in 1995 and to develop new routes on the spectacular western side of the mountain. Our clients on these western routes not only enjoy a pristine wilderness experience, they also ascend more gradually, allowing their bodies to acclimatize more fully to the extreme elevations. The journey is far more pleasant and avoids many of the potentially life-threatening high altitude medical problems associated with a shorter climb.                                                                   

In the Maasai language, Serengeti means “wide open space.” This vast park must be seen to be believed, both for the landscape and for the world’s largest migrations of mammals. The Serengeti is located in northern Tanzania, lying adjacent to the smaller Maasai Mara Reserve in southern Kenya. The border between the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara is closed to tourist traffic, but wildlife flows across freely. Serengeti National Park is a 6-8 hour drive from Arusha, much of it along poor dirt roads. Most people choose to break the journey with a night at either Ngorongoro Crater or Lake Manyara. Flying to the Serengeti from Arusha may also be arranged via scheduled light aircraft or private charter. Although one could easily spend weeks exploring the vast Serengeti, safaris in the Park are commonly 4-8 days in length.                                                   

Ngorongoro Crater formed when a massive volcano collapsed in upon itself, leaving the largest intact caldera (crater) in the world. Inside the 12 mile diameter Crater, the concentration and diversity of wildlife is probably greater than anywhere else in Africa. Clients spending a day in the Crater (accessible only by 4-wheel-drive vehicles) enjoy tremendous wildlife viewing at close range. There are no accommodations in the Crater, but several outstanding lodges on the Crater rim offer spectacular overviews and are fine staging locations for game drives into the Crater. Campsites on the eastern slope of the Crater wall also allow superb access to the wildlife. We often place our luxury camps in these locations as bases for clients spending one or more days exploring the Crater floor.
With the Crater as its centerpiece, the surrounding Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a stunning multiple-use region almost as large as the Serengeti. Forested mountains, rugged highlands, smaller volcanic craters, and expansive plains feature spectacular vistas and game viewing, and almost no other tourists. Unlike the national parks, the conservation area is still home to Maasai people who maintain their traditional pastoral lifestyle in harmony with wildlife. Cool temperatures, opportunities to become acquainted with the Maasai, and fantastic hiking make this area ideal for our walking safaris.

Just off the coast of mainland Tanzania lies famous spice island of Zanzibar. A rich blend of African, Arabic, and Indian cultures has given this place a unique character. The historical ‘Old town’ with its tiny winding alleyways, beautiful decorated doors, colorful bazaars, Mosques, and courtyards, reflects the islands long and varied past. Around the island there are many beautiful white sand beaches bordering an azure sea, filled with colorful tropical fish, and spectacular coral. Only a short fight from Arusha, Zanzibar is a refreshing contrast to the parks and mountains of Northern Tanzania, and provides an excellent place to rest and relax.

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