Best Cities to Visit in East Africa?
Africa as a continent is a major tourist attraction. People from all over the world visit Africa and enjoy nature in all its splendour. However, we are going to limit ourselves to the best cities that you can visit in East Africa. There are many wonderful cities in East Africa which every traveller should visit at least once in his or her lifetime.
Dar es Salaam – Dar as the city is known in local parlance, Dar es Salaam was the erstwhile capital of Tanzania. Though it is not the capital of Tanzania anymore, it is still the largest city and the best known. There are a lot of attractions in the city and close inshore off the beaches, and you will not feel bored at all. You can learn about the culture of the people here. The night life is great in the city and the food is just out of the world. You should try the pilau and the biryani when in the city.
Zanzibar – This is another place in Tanzania which every traveller should visit. Reaching Zanzibar is easy as there are many cheap flights in Tanzania. The white sand beaches are a major attraction. Zanzibar is a snorkeler’s paradise. It is one of the top destinations for snorkelers worldwide. It was a major spice trading port and you can get the most exotic spices here. The world famous Rock restaurant is also located here. Eating here at least once should be on your list when you visit Zanzibar. The place is also famous for kitesurfing. Places like Paje are known for kitesurfing. The coral reefs and the marine life are also something that you should explore when you are here. If you want to rest and relax then Zanzibar should be on top of your travel destination list.
Nairobi – Nairobi is the capital and the largest city in Kenya. Kenya is also blessed with a lot of natural beauty and many people visit the country to go on Safaris. Nairobi is the place they come to first before moving to other places in Kenya. The Great Migration starts from Tanzania but a part of the Great Migration happens in Kenya too and many people visit Kenya to view one of the natural wonders of the world. Also Nairobi is a great place with great nightlife and you can have a lot of fun here.
Arusha – The city of Arusha is near Mount Meru. It is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation, the Olduvai Gorge etc. The city came into international recognition when the Hollywood movie Hatari was made here. Who can forget the Baby Elephant Walk music from the movie. The National Museum in Arusha is a place that all visitors should visit. It contains fossils of our early ancestors.
There are many other cities in East Africa that you can visit but these are some of the prominent ones. In fact travellers who visit these cities keep coming back again and again.
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