East Africa is not only home to stunning and diverse wildlife, but it also has magnificent natural wonders that will take your breath away (literally in some cases where you need to go hiking!). Its rugged landscape, scenic forests and various water bodies will give you an unmatchable adrenaline rush.
Here are some of the best natural wonders to visit on your East African vacation:
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa. It’s a snow-capped mountain with three peaks. You can attempt to climb the mountain or reach its base camp. On your way, you’ll get to witness diverse ecosystems and stunning views.
Mount Kenya, Kenya
Mount Kenya is the second-tallest mountain in Africa. Climbing the mountain is an exceptional experience and you get to witness exciting views as the landscape changes from bamboos to alpine forest to moors and then finally, little volcanic craters.
Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania
Ol Doinyo Lengai is an active volcano, famous for having the coldest lava in the world. The lava has a black color to it owing to the carbonatite particles it contains. You can climb the mountain and even take a peek at the lava inside!
Mount Meru, Tanzania
Mount Meru is another beautiful natural wonder located in East Africa. However, the mountain isn’t easy to climb because it has a very sleep incline. Make sure you have adequate experience before attempting to climb the mountain!
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world. It’s a picturesque crater that’s home to the Big Five. The crater lowlands host diverse species of flora and fauna.
The Great Migration
The Great Migration of Serengeti is a beautiful phenomenon that’s also been termed as one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.” The Great Migration refers to the migration of over a million wildebeests (and thousands of zebras) from Serengeti to Masai Mara and vice versa.
Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Lake Nakuru is an alkaline lake that’s draws diverse wildlife and birds to its shores. The lake often seems to have a pinkish hue owing to the thousands of flamingoes that line. Lake Nakuru National Park is also home to the rare white rhinos!
Lake Turkana, Kenya
The largest desert lake of the world, Lake Turkana, is immensely beautiful with its greenish-blue tints. The lake contains a huge population of crocodiles, so make sure you don’t go too deep in the water.
Hell’s Gate National Park
Hell’s Gate National Park is known for its rugged landscape with gorges, dunes, caves and beautiful rock formations. You can go hiking, mountain biking and even rock-climbing. The Park is also home to many hot springs.
Make sure you’re fit enough to walk through the rugged landscape before you head over to the park. You may have to climb up and down rocks.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to East Africa and have a great time exploring these natural wonders! Don’t forget to check the Guide for Air Travel in Tanzania while you’re there.