Reasons why you should visit East Africa
Do you love fun and adventure? If you do, then East Africa should be your next travel destination. The four countries of Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania pack amazing sites and activities that will just bowl you over, making you to fall in love with nature and wildlife. And with friendly people and varied cultures, East Africa is a favourite destination for everyone. It has unusual, remote, exotic wilderness attractions which meet the tastes of different enthusiasts.
You can enjoy bird watching, wildlife safaris, sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, golfing, mountain biking, sailing, hot air ballooning, gorilla trekking, fishing, rock climbing, white water rafting, sky diving, bungee jumping, paragliding, heritage and cultural tours just to mention a few. For East Africa has something for everyone.
The East Africa climate typically is equatorial with high altitude temperatures all year round though with little seasonal variations, particularly closer to the equator. The regions climatic conditions vary from temperate to tropical, depending on the altitude. Here, you are going to find two rainy seasons: the long rains starting from late march to early May, and the short rains starting from late October to early December. Except on the hot and normally humid coastal belt, temperatures are moderate with highs of 25 °C (77 °F) and lows of 15°C (59 °F), at an altitude of 1500 metres. At altitudes over 2,500 metres, frosts are common during the dry seasons and highs are normally around 21 °C (70 °F) Or Less.
Good Infrastructure and Facilities
Majority of East Africa tourist attraction sites are supported by a functional infrastructure which allows tourists to have access to the sites, and move around with some comfort and ease. The region may be accessed by road or air, while Kenya and Tanzania are furthermore accessible by sea. This region is linked to the world by a network of international airports, majority of which are found in, or adjacent to, the region’s main cities. Smaller airports plus airstrips take visitors closer to the major national parks and reserves, business hubs and coastal towns.
With favourable exchange rates against several international currencies, East Africa is a fairly inexpensive tourist destination. Towns and cities here are affordable when it comes to facilities like accommodation, which range from motels, hotels, conference facilities, bandas, shopping and attraction sites. East Africa packs different state-of-the-art shopping malls together with open air markets and off beaten track curio shops and these are all situated in strategic locations for your convenience.
East Africa is that place of diversity; be it heritage and culture or cultural experience adventure. Culture is quite diverse in every part of the region because of multiplicity of different ethnic communities. This is a place where you are going to have something new to experience always.
Responsible and sustainable tourism practices are ingrained in East Africa travel and tourism industry to make sure its attractive tourist attractions are available for the current and future use. There’s a regional initiative geared towards incorporating communities in tourism as a conservation model.
East Africa is famous as a wildlife paradise. Here you are going to find an extraordinary diversity of animals, particularly in the savannas and the eastern edge of rainforests, not to mention the hugely varied and abundant birdlife which make the region quite amazing.
East Africa’s vast range of animals include the Big Six: Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, and the Gorilla. Others include dolphins, whale sharks, marine turtles, butterflies, whales, birds, marine turtles, insects and a vast range of flora.
Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites
East Africa parks and reserves are among the world’s most famed and iconic. A dozen of them have been inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites due to their unique natural and cultural heritage. And the renowned wildebeest migration in both Maasai Mara national reserve and Serengeti National Park has been dubbed the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’.
The natural features of this region are quite stunning and scenic. Shaped by global plate tectonic forces which created the famous East Africa Rift Valley, its extinct volcanoes plus hot springs and beautiful snow peaked Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya makes attractive sites to see. You are also going to see the wold’s second largest freshwater lake; Lake Victoria, the world’s second deepest lake; Lake Tanganyika. Other lakes here host wildlife and birds, like the flamingos found in Lake Nakuru and its breeding sites in Tanzania are Lake Natron and hot springs in Lake Lake Bogoria in Kenya. The River Nile is regarded as the world’s longest river, and derives its waters from Lake Victoria among others.
Best Value Destination
East Africa different experiences and world class facilities provide opportunities tailored to meet your expectations as a visitor. Tourists also may take advantage of either off peak seasons when everything becomes cheap. Furthermore, tourists have different options of wide range of tour packages sold as a country, or multi-country destinations. This provides you the best value for your money.
There are countless reasons to visit East Africa, varously described as the Cradle of Mankind. This is where nature abounds in its pristine. You are going to see the famous Big Five animals, apart from the rare mountain gorillas. The region has remained a favorite place for many tourists to enjoy nature, wildlife and culture