The most visited tourist attractions in East Africa are a collection of everything glorious about the continent; majestic and hospitable people, ancient landscapes, unforgettable experiences, and sublime wildlife. Travelers to the East Africa region welcomed with spectacular scenery, vibrant culture and welcoming people.
Kenya, bordering the Indian Ocean is one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations in East Africa. For the top tourist adventures in East Africa, there are dozens of attractions and activities enticing locals and tourists alike to explore in Kenya, visit the wild life in Masai Mara in western Kenya, where wildlife and the Masai culture which is unparalleled.
Buffalo springs, Shaba National Reserves, Tsavo National Park, for outdoor adventure, hike around Mt.Kenya or for the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands visit the Nandi Hills at the edge of the Great Rift Valley.
Turkana, a place with so much history and the ecosystem that you wouldn’t want to miss. It is one of the six world heritage sites located in Kenya
Burundi may be one of the smallest countries in mainland Africa but it is rich in cultural heritage & sites dome of which includes the best dance groups in the whole of Africa, Ruvubu National Park, Kibira National Park and so much more.
Travelers to Burundi will also enjoy the capital city of Bujumbura for the Living Museum, Independence Monument for the remembrance of the French, Belgian and German rulers, the beautiful beaches of Lake Tanganyika, the source of the Nile or stunning Saga Beach will be popular with tourists.
Thou, Rwanda was locked in a brutal civil war and related conflicts until 1996, and since then, tourism in Rwanda is rapidly increasing. With the reintroduction of lions to Akagera National Park in the east of Rwanda, the premier destination for gorilla tracking, Chimpanzees, and other endangered golden monkeys, black and white colobus found in Nyungwe, the Nyungwe Waterfalls, and National Park.
Rwanda has over 1450 bird species of which 27 are Albertine Rift endemics. Rwanda has truly come into its own as a full-fledged safari destination; it’s not even a day’s drive between each of these world-class attractions.
Tour the Virunga Mountains, a magnificent chain of dormant volcanoes and a home to the world’s last surviving mountain gorilla population. Enjoy mountain Biking, a hike through lakeside villages on the Congo Nile trail, for Kigali’s vibrant dining scene, dozens of historic museums, memorials, and churches, and the forward-looking population just waiting to welcome you to their home, visit the churches at Kigali and St. Famille and sign up for a personal tour by survivors of the horrifying mass massacres. While it might have been the gorillas that entice you to Rwanda, it’s the people of Rwanda who will keep you coming back Ancient traditions of honor.
Tanzania is known for its vast wilderness areas, packed with popular attractions for tourists, who come from all over the world to experience the country’s spectacular scenery and culture. Most visitors pass through Dar Es Salaam or Kilimanjaro, and heading out on a Tanzania safari and various wildlife viewing adventures such as, Mt.Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain peak formed by volcanic movement along the Rift Valley, get a chance to stand in awe of this majestic snow-capped mountain and, for many, to climb to the summit or enjoy a long hike or scenic drive to the summit.
From there, head to the Serengeti National Park for the wildebeest migration, the most impressive natural events and the primary draw for many tourists. Serengeti has large herds of antelope as well as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, bat eared fox, hunting dog and jackal. The annual migration of millions of zebra, and wildebeest takes place in May or early June, and visit the Ngoro Ngoro Crater for spectacular wildlife viewing.
For a more urban experience, travel to Zanzibar for the island of Zanzibar, also called Unguja for the best beaches in the world with varying surf depending on what side of the island you are on and explore the old Stone Town and stunning beaches. Relax on the clean and azure beaches – Zanzibar and Mafia Island.
You cannot call it the Best Tourist adventures in East Africa without visiting Uganda. It has many remarkable attractions for bold tourists. The Mountains of the Moon in Rwenzori National Park, the snow-capped Rwenzori mountains and is the highest range in Africa. Bwindi Impenetrable Forests, for the elusive mountain gorillas.
Queen Elizabeth National park; named after the queen of England is Uganda’s most-visited National Park, it has diverse ecosystems, such as the sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, making it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees, Uganda kob, topis, bushbucks, lions and over 600 species of birds.
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park where the world’s longest river- R.Nile explodes. Tourists can experience world-class whitewater rafting in Jinja, the profuse birdlife, thousands of hippos, and outsized, gape-mouthed crocodiles
The Nile, the longest river in the world submerged beneath the Owen Falls Dam, Uganda’s main source of hydro-electric power is a moving and wondrous experience.
Mt.Elgon, an extinct Volcanic Mountain that lies on the border of Uganda and Kenya and is the largest volcanic base in the world; highest Wagagai peak (4321m). it is also the oldest and largest solitary, volcanic mountain in East Africa. It has 1000 bird species, small antelopes, forest monkeys, elephants, and buffalos also live on the mountainside.
Other tourist attractions in Uganda include; Mburo Np, Kidepo Valley Np, Semuliki National Park and so much, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park rich in endangered mountain Gorillas.
Choosing the best places to visit in eastern Africa for the top adventurous Travels in East Africa can be daunting because this region has so many unique destinations worth visiting, with world-class tourist facilities. But there are some destinations that are particularly more worth visiting than others; there are some Tour guides (Engagi safaris. Bunyonyi safaris and many more) always ready to help. You should be able to visit three countries on a single trip.