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Top 10 Incredible Places to Visit in East Africa

Top 10 Incredible Places to Visit in East Africa


East Africa is home to diverse wildlife species, unique landscapes, beautiful lakes and a rich culture. It’s one of the best tourist destinations for all sorts of adventure seekers.

Here are the top 10 incredible places to visit in East Africa:


  1. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park is one of the most magnificent national parks in East Africa. It’s home to the Great Migration of Serengeti, which is the migration of millions of wildebeests and occurs every year. Apart from the migration, you can also spot the Big 5 here!


  1. Mafia Island, Tanzania

Mafia island is a hidden gem in Tanzania. It’s home to many fun activities that you should try. These include swimming with the whale sharks, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing and windsurfing. You can also watch the adorable baby turtles hatch during their hatching season!


  1. Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

Head over to the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania and take a hiking or biking tour to the top of the mountain! The views at the top are worth the hike. 


  1. Rubondo Island National Park, Lake Victoria, Tanzania

Rubondo Island National Park is located on an island in Lake Victoria. It’s a beautiful park where you can observe many birds and animals including elephants, giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, chimpanzees, pythons and crocodiles. 

It’s also home to stunning beaches where you can chill and enjoy the beautiful views.


  1. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

On the Kenyan side of the border, the Great Migration can be seen at the Masai Mara National Reserve. It’s a beautiful reserve where you can also spot numerous other species including elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, zebras, wildebeests, lions, cheetahs and hyenas.


  1. Amboseli National Park, Kenya

At the Amboseli National Park, you can capture beautiful views of Mount Kilimanjaro that’s located on the other side of the border, in Tanzania. Moreover, you can spot other wildlife species including four of the big five (rhinos can’t be spotted here), hyenas, giraffes, buffaloes and zebras.


  1. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in East Africa! The hike up the mountain can be pretty challenging, so if you’re not up for it, you should at least visit the base camps and enjoy the views from there. On your way up, you’ll face a diverse variety of ecosystems, which makes the experience all the more worthwhile.


  1. Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park is an excellent spot for birdwatching. It’s home to over 500 bird species including the long-tailed widowbird. Other than the birds, you can also spot many wildlife species here including the critically endangered black and white rhinos!


  1. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world. It’s a giant crater that’s full of abundant wildlife. It’s also one of the best places to spot the Big 5. The rhinos here aren’t shy so you can spot them easily here!


  1. Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar island is home to a unique culture, impressive wildlife, and beautiful beaches. It’s known for its spices, which gave it the name of “Spice Island.”

The beaches there offer numerous activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, kitesurfing, kayaking and fishing. Check out our Zanzibar Travel Guide for more information.


So, what are you waiting for? Head over to these 10 incredible places in East Africa.