Check out the Big 5 in the Masai Mara, hang with the pink flamingos at Lake Nakuru, gaze into the eyes of a mountain gorilla in Uganda, stalk the hungry lions on the Serengeti, climb Mt Kilimanjaro and relax in the crystal blue waters of Zanzibar. Eastern Africa will excite, enthrall, fascinate and intrigue...
There are 12 countries that make up East Africa, these are: Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Swaziland, Madagascar, Mozambique, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Read below for our five favourites!
With over 40 national parks teeming with zebras, giraffes, lions, rhinos and many more, Kenya is a wildlife lovers dream.
Inhale the fragrant perfume of Zanzibars spice plantations, hunt for the perfect snapshot of the ever-elusive Big Five, feel the thunder of Victoria Falls. Uncover the spectacular highlights of five African countries on this stellar 20-day adventure.
After leaving Nairobi, you head straight to the Maasai Mara for an incredible 3-day jeep safari, with fantastic opportunities to see the 'Big 5' as well as others. Then cross the border into Tanzania, with safaris in both the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro National Parks, both packed with animals and home to spectacular scenery. You will camp near the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro and explore the local village of Mto wa Mbu. The trip ends with a journey to the famous and evocative tropical island of Zanzibar.
Meet mountain gorillas and other amazing wildlife on this two-week overland adventure. Spot chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest and join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colourful cultures and wild landscapes of Kenya and Uganda.
The most popular place to fly to from Australia is Nairobi, Kenya - flight times from Sydney is around 15 hours (plenty of time to catch up on the latest movies!). We've got heaps of airlines which offer low price fares - and remember you can layby your flight for only $99!
For safaris, the best time to visit East Africa is in the dry season - the majority of East African countries experience this between June and October. Dry season means wildlife will be easier to spot as they'll all be chilling around the watering holes. Great Instagram shots guaranteed!
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