Reasons To visit East Africa

If you love fun and adventure, Kenya is a melting pot with an endless array of activities and destinations that promise undiluted fun. East Africa has unusual, exotic, remote and wilderness attractions that meet the expectations and tastes of varied enthusiasts of fun and adventure. The region has an array of activities and destinations that promise that fun and adrenaline kind of adventure.

Enjoy wildlife safaris, bird watching, windsurfing, horseback riding, golfing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, mountain biking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hot air ballooning, mountain climbing, hiking, fishing, , gorilla trekking, heritage & cultural tours, white water rafting, deep sea diving &fishing, water sports, rock climbing, bungee jumping, paragliding, sky diving, zip lining just to mention a few. There is something for everyone.

The climate of East Africa is typically equatorial with high temperatures year round and little seasonal variation, especially closer to the equator. Climatic conditions vary from tropical to temperate, depending on altitude. There are two rain seasons: the long rains from late March to early May, and the short rains, from late October to early December. Temperatures, except on the hot and generally humid coastal belt, are moderate with highs of 25 °C (77 °F) and lows of 15°C (59 °F) at an altitude of 1,500 meters (4,921 ft.). At altitudes above 2,500 meters (8,202 ft.), frosts are common during the dry season and highs are typically around 21 °C (70 °F) or less.

Most of our tourist sites in East Africa are supported by a functioning infrastructure that allows tourists to access sites and move around with ease and comfort. The region can be accessed by air or road, while Tanzania and Kenya are additionally accessible by sea. The region is connected to the world by a network of international airports, most of which are located in or adjacent to the region’s major cities. Smaller airports and airstrips take tourists closer to the national parks and reserves, coastal towns and business hubs.
The region is also in the process of implementing the East African Community criteria for classification of hotels, restaurants and other tourist facilities to ensure that the destination operates on common standards. East Africa community boasts of diversity in world class facilities ranging from Airports, national parks and reserves, marine parks and reserves, conservancies and ranches, golf courses, conference facilities, tented camps and various spa resorts, hotels and lodges

With a favorable exchange rate against many international currencies, East Africa is a fairly inexpensive tourist destination. cities and towns in the east Africa community are affordable in terms of facilities like accommodation that range from motels, 1star to five star hotels, lodges, bandas, conference facilities attraction sites and shopping that will give you variety from the state of the art shopping malls, open air markets and off beaten track curio shops all located in strategic locations for convenience.
East Africa is a place of diversity be it cultural experience, adventure, heritage and culture. Culture is diverse in every part of the region which contributed by the many ethnic communities, wildlife which is almost the same but different in each region and experience the Big six of East Africa, the vibe in each country is different as is with the people living in different areas, heritage and adventure. East Africa is where there is something new to experience at all times.

Responsible and sustainable tourism practices are ingrained in the travel and tourism industry in East Africa to ensure that these attractions are available for present and future use.

The region is in the process of harmonizing policies and legislation on wildlife conservation and management and adopting a regional approach to the protection of wildlife resources against poaching and the illegal trade of wildlife products. Additionally, there is a regional initiative towards incorporating communities in tourism as a conservation model.

East Africa is renowned as a wildlife paradise. There is an extraordinary diversity of mammals, particularly in the savannahs and the eastern edge of the rainforests, not to mention the hugely varied and abundant birdlife that make this part of Africa truly remarkable.

The vast wildlife range includes mammals such as the now referred to as Big Six – Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant and Gorilla. Others include the whale sharks, dolphins, whales, marine turtles, birds, reptiles, butterflies and insects, and a range of flora.

The region’s parks and reserves are some of the world’s most famed and iconic, and 12 have been inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, owing to their unique natural and cultural heritage. The famed annual Wildebeest Migration in the Maasai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park has been dubbed the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’.
The natural features of East Africa are stunning and scenic. Shaped by global plate tectonic forces that created the East African Rift Valley its extinct volcanoes and hot springs, East Africa is home to the beautiful snow peaked Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, the two tallest peaks in Africa. The region is also home to the world’s second largest freshwater lake; Lake Victoria, the world’s second deepest lake; Lake Tanganyika and Lake Turkana, the world’s largest permanent desert lake and the world’s largest alkaline lake. Other lakes in the region are a host to wildlife and birds like the flamingoes in Lake Nakuru and its breeding site in Tanzania are Lake Natron and the hot springs in Lake Bogoria in Kenya. The River Nile is regarded as the longest river in the world that derives its water from, amongst others, Lake Victoria. East Africa is also home to some of the most diverse flora in the world due to its varying climate. The vegetation varies from savannah grasslands, bamboo forests, equatorial forests, mangrove forests and Afro-Alpine zones.

East Africa’s varied experiences and facilities offer opportunities to tailor make holidays to meet and exceed needs and expectations of different tourists and budgets. Tourists may also choose to take advantage of either the shoulder, off peak or peak seasons.
Additionally, tourists have a choice of a wide range of tour packages sold as country or multi country destinations giving you the best value for money.