These are the enchanting landscapes which so captivated Karen Blixen and countless other travelers - the great savannah grasslands, deep lakes and volcanic mountains of the Rift Valley.
Spectacular game parks abound in Kenya and Tanzania, allowing the visitor to drive freely among herds of game or float skywards in a hot air balloon.
Perhaps the greatest wildlife extravaganza of all is the annual migration of massive herds of wildebeest and zebra between Masai Mara and Serengeti, followed closely by the predators - lion, leopard and cheetah. The coastline of Kenya is a haven for sun seekers while the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia off the Tanzania coast are perfect destinations for diving, fishing and honeymoons.
Neighboring Uganda and Rwanda are famous for their primates, particularly the magnificent mountain gorillas.
For the international traveler, East Africa travel access is easiest from either London or Amsterdam, which have direct daily flights to Nairobi and Kilimanjaro. For regional travelers, Johannesburg is the best point of departure, with daily flights to Nairobi, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam, while Entebbe/Kampala and Kigali are served three times a week.
When planning travel to East Africa, it is best to consider a minimum of two or three nights per destination. We have provided detailed information on each region and wildlife park, along with recommended accommodation and tours. Click on the map to read more about the four countries in our East Africa collection: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, or use the left navigation to research your country of choice.