East Africa is a region in Africa.
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Burundi On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, it's the beating heart of Africa. Holds the source of the famous Nile River.
Comoros Tiny Indian Ocean island group between Madagascar and Mozambique
Djibouti Small country across the Gulf of Aden from Yemen and largely Arabic in nature
Eritrea This relatively small nation has heavy Arab and African influences
Ethiopia Africa's second largest population; an old Christian country, home to castles, beautiful monasteries, and wonderful food
Kenya Known for its world-class safaris and beautiful beaches
Madagascar Expect the unexpected in the land of the lemurs and the so-called eighth continent
Seychelles A group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
Somalia Despite dangers from Pirates, Somalia has many wonderous beaches as it has the longest coastline in Africa. The country also some game parks to the south
Tanzania Mt. Kilimanjaro and major game parks
Uganda Wildlife abounds and this is the best place for treks into the Congolese jungle to visit the nearly extinct mountain gorillas
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Addis Ababa — the huge capital of Ethiopia and a major hub for NGOs and the African Union
Antananarivo — also known as Tana, is the capital of Madagascar
Dar es Salaam — Tanzania's hot and humid metropolis has little to keep the traveler there, but is a major transit point of the region
Kampala — the bustling, friendly capital of Uganda
Kigali — aside from the genocide memorials, there is little to interest the traveler in Rwanda's capital; this is a passing through city
Lilongwe — the largest city in Malawi is remarkably green
Mogadishu — this city in the south of Somalia was once a beautiful coastal city; despite war and pirates, it still has beautiful beaches and Islamic architecture
Mombasa — historic coastal Kenyan city thought to be more than 2,500 years old
Nairobi — the capital of Kenya and the largest city in East Africa
Port Louis - the capital of Mauritius
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English is understood throughout some of the East Africa region.
Swahili is understood and spoken by a large number of people, especially Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, where it is an official language.
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East Africa has generally better organised transport than Southern Africa, but Tanzania has probably the slowest.
In East Africa, wildlife safaris and adventure travel include sight seeing and wildlife viewing tours to see all Big 5 wildlife animals, chimpanzee, gorilla tracking, wildebeest migration and mount kilimanjaro climbing trips.
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6 days Machame route kilimanjaro trekking
7 days Lemosho route climbing kilimanjaro
Tanzania wildlife safaris 7 days
Uganda Gorilla tracking 5 days
Gorilla tracking 4 days
Explore East Africa
Jungle Adventure Safaris starting from Tanzania and Rwanda or Uganda
Kilimanjaro Safaris ( East Africa), . Wildlife safaris trips in Tanzania include budget camping safaris,luxury tented camps, lodge safaris and photographic safaris. East African safari covers Gorilla tracking in Rwanda,Tanzania safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro climbing,walking safaris, Maasai tribe culture tours and beach holidays in Zanzibar island and Mombasa. East Africa travel deals also include Uganda tours and Kenya Amboseli safaris. edit
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