East Africa is a region composed of a number of countries in the Eastern side of the African continent. It is a land full of travel destinations to explore and enjoy your vacation. The geography of the place is quite stunning. Most of the East African countries are known for all the animal species they possess in their different parks and reserves.
When it comes to beautiful sandy beaches, East Africa is not left behind. With the presence of long coastlines on countries like Kenya and Tanzania, scuba divers, swimmers and tourists have something to look cure the imagination.
If you are an explorer, tourist or someone who likes travelling, below are some places you might want to visit in East Africa.
Diani Beach Kenya
Did you know that Diani Beach has been ranked as one of the best beaches in Africa multiple times? If you are looking for beautiful white sandy beaches then this is the place to visit. Diani has a lot to offer apart from the stunning sandy beaches. A place like Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park on Diani Beach has a variety of aquatic life such as sea turtles and whales. It also provides its visitors with all the necessary diving equipment together with guided tours around the park.
Along its coastline, you will find the sacred Kaya forests, which is a cultural piece for about nine tribal groups in Kenya. The renowned Mijikenda tribe is one of these groups who have a diverse culture that is worth to explore and experience. Diani also has a variety of mouth-watering Swahili food delicacies ensuring your stay is tastier.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Mt Kilimanjaro is located in northeastern Tanzania, near the Kenyan Border. At an elevation of about 6000 meters, it is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. The mountain and the forests around it are designated as a game reserve than any tourist or traveler can tour and explore. The mountain has a breathtaking snow-clad dome that brings out its beauty to visitors.
It is a great destination for the people who love hiking. They will get a chance to climb the mountain to achieve their goals. Mt Kilimanjaro and its reserve are a great place to have a getaway either alone or with family.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
It is a national park located on the southwestern part of Uganda. It consists of rainforests that have been in existence for more than 25,000 years with a wide variety of plants species. It serves as a home to quite a large number of Mountain Gorillas that are present in the world. The word ‘Bwindi’ means darkness in the Ugandan language. It was named ‘bwindi’ due to the situation underneath the thick trees. It is a great tourist destination for those who like to explore dark and extreme places. The animal and nature lovers also have their fair share of attractions in the forest.
Pyramids of Meroe, Sudan
Most of the world’s population has only heard about the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Egypt hosts the world’s largest and most famous pyramids but Sudan actually has the highest number of Pyramids. It can take travelers and tourists a day going North of the Sudanese (Khartoum) to reach these ancient masterpieces. They represent the last resting location for the last lineage of royal black pharaohs in the city of Meroe. It is an attractive destination for the ancient history enthusiasts together with people who love desert safaris.
Kigali City, Rwanda
Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda. The city is an attraction because it is ranked as the cleanest city in the African continent. Apart from its cleanliness, the city is beautiful in terms of the infrastructure in place. It’s quiet and calm atmosphere are something worth to experience. A number of attractions are present in the city. These attractions include Kigali Memorial center, Gorilla Statue, Presidential Palace Museum among others. This is a city worth spending a vacation or holiday.
Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela- Ethiopia
These are 11 churches each carved out of rock and standing free on their own created by excavating surrounding rock. They are located approximately 160 kilometers east of Lake Tana. To get to each any of the churches, one needs to go down through a tunnel from a neighboring church. These types of churches demonstrate an Ethiopian building tradition that has existed for many centuries.
This is one of the best places to tour, explore, and learn about the Ethiopian culture and traditions. Lalibela also gives visitors a chance to travel around the remote and mountainous parts of Ethiopia.
Visit Zanzibar Island, in Tanzania
This is a beautiful Indian Ocean Island located off the coast of Tanzania. The religion and architecture present in the island reflects its long history. Its history is filled with the trade of spices for many years with merchants sailing from places like the Middle East and Europe. The magical Island is surrounded by stunning sandy beaches that give travelers and tourists a great vacation environment. Apart from the beaches, the Island offers a variety of food choices to choose from. It is also referred to as ‘Spice Island’ because of all the different types of spices that are found and used in the Island. There are many accommodation facilities present on the island which cater for every traveler and tourist depending on their budget and needs.
In conclusion, East Africa has proven to have many destinations to tour for vacations, holidays, weekends or even honeymoons. To travel to all the tourist attractions, present in east Africa can be memorable because the sites are amazing. In all matters concerning traveling, exploration and having an amazing experience, the region got you covered. It is a great place to plan for a getaway or vacation and you will have the best experience.
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