We Fly Together

Guide to East Africa’s Most Visited Cities

East Africa is a beautiful place to visit for your next vacation. The East African region is about culture, history, traditions, and safaris. The East African people are welcoming and proud of their heritage. You can learn so many things from their rich museums and colorful marketplaces. The cities in East Africa also allow you to learn about daily city life. Some of the most visited cities in East Africa include:

Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha is a popular destination because it connects so many different routes for safaris. You can take a direct flight to Mount Kilimanjaro  International Airport or book a car from Dar-es-Salaam. However, Arusha is not only a stopover destination. It is a breathtaking city, with Mount Meru in the background, making it an ever more scenic place to visit. Once in Arusha, you must explore the Arusha National Park, visit the Tanzanite Experience museum, visit the Cultural Heritage Center, check out the Meserani Snake Park, and explore the Maasai Market Curios and Crafts.

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Dar-es-Salaam is the perfect city to explore Tanzania’s city life and history. Dar-es-Salaam is the liveliest city in the East African region because it is its commercial hub. Dar-es-Salaam is home to many historical museums, including the National Museum & House of Culture, the Village Museum, Nafasi Art, and the Dar-es-Salaam Centre for Architectural Heritage. There are so many other places to visit apart from exploring the region’s rich history through its museums. You can take a trip to Mbudya Island or Bongoyo Island to get away from the crowded streets or visit the Slipway Shopping Center to buy some locally made goods. Dar-es-Salaam also has one of the biggest water parks in the region, Wellworth Kunduchi Wet’ N’ Wild Water Park, which is perfect for families.

Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa is a coastal city in Kenya, famous for its beaches and history. It is also the second-largest city in Kenya. The coastal city borders the Indian Ocean, and many of its well-known beaches are recognized as the best in the world. With pristine waters and white sandy beaches, it is the perfect city for people who want a laid-back vacation. When you arrive in Mombasa, you must visit Diani Beach, Nyali Beach, Bamburi Beach, and Tiwi Beach. You can also visit Fort Jesus and Old Town for a historical and cultural tour. In addition to the beaches and the historical sites, you can also visit Mamba Village, Haller Park, Mombasa Marine Park, and the Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Center.

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, is a unique city with adventurous nightlife. There are so many things to do in Nairobi that you can get lost in the city and its atmosphere. From the wildlife-related attractions to the bar-hopping adventures at night. You should take a safari at the Nairobi National Park and then visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where you can interact with and feed baby elephants. You can also visit the Giraffe Center to get close to these magnificent creatures. Nairobi, like Dar-es-Salaam, also has many cultural museums to visit, including the Nairobi National Museum and the Karen Blixen Museum.


East Africa is a unique and exciting place to visit. There are so many beautiful cities to visit and activities to do that will provide you with a lifetime vacation. Tanzania is one of the best countries to visit in the region. You can learn more about it in our Tanzania Travel Guide.