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==Regions==
 
==Regions==
  
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===Countries and territories===
  
 
{{Regionlist
 
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| region1name=[[Burundi]]
 
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| region1description=On the shores of Lake Tanganyika; largely deforested and has precious little to interest the visitor
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| region1description=On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, it's the beating heart of Africa. Holds the source of the famous Nile River.
  
 
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| region5description=Africa's second largest population; an old Christian country , home to castles, beautiful monasteries, and wonderful food
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| region5description=Africa's second largest population; an old Christian country, home to castles, beautiful monasteries, and wonderful food
  
 
| region6name=[[Kenya]]
 
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| region7description=Expect the unexpected in the land of the lemurs and the so-called eighth continent
 
| region7description=Expect the unexpected in the land of the lemurs and the so-called eighth continent
  
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| region8description=The warm heart of Africa, around Lake Nyassa
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| region8description=Tropical Indian Ocean island
  
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| region9name=[[Mayotte]]
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| region11description=A group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
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| region12description=One of the least visited nations on earth, it is by no coincidence that the nation is also wrought with political instability, civil war, and rampant kidnapping/abductions
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| region12description=A group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
  
| region13name=[[Tanzania]]
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| region13name=[[Somalia]]
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| region13description=Mt Kilimanjaro and major game parks
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| region13description=One of the least visited nations on earth, it is by no coincidence that the nation is also wrought with political instability, civil war, and rampant kidnapping/abductions
  
| region14name=[[Uganda]]
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| region14name=[[Tanzania]]
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| region14description=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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| region14description=Mt. Kilimanjaro and major game parks
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| region15description=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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===Other islands===
  
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* [[Europa Island]]
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* [[Addis Ababa]] — the huge capital of Ethiopia and a major hub for NGOs and the African Union
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* [[Antananarivo]] — also known as Tana, is the capital of Madagascar
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* [[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
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* [[Kampala]] — the bustling, friendly capital of Uganda
 
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* [[Kigali]] — aside from the genocide memorials, there is little to interest the traveler in Rwanda's capital; this is a passing through city
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* [[Lilongwe]]  — the largest city in Malawi is remarkably green
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* [[Mombasa]] — historic coastal Kenyan city thought to be more than 2,500 years old
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* [[Nairobi]] — the capital of Kenya and the largest city in East Africa
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* [[Port Louis]] - the capital of Mauritius
 
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==Cities==
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*[[Addis Ababa]] — the huge capital of [[Ethiopia]] and a major hub for NGOs and the African Union
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*[[Antananarivo]] — also known as Tana, is the capital of [[Madagascar]]
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*[[Dar es Salaam]] — [[Tanzania|Tanzania's]] hot and humid capital has little to keep the traveler there, but is a major transit point of the region
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*[[Kampala]] — the bustling, friendly capital of [[Uganda]]
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*[[Kigali]] — aside from the genocide memorials, there is little to interest the traveler in [[Rwanda|Rwanda's]] capital; this is a passing through city
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*[[Lilongwe]]  — the largest city in [[Malawi]] is remarkably green
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*[[Mombasa]] — historic coastal [[Kenya|Kenyan]] city thought to be more than 2,500 years old
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*[[Nairobi]] — the capital of [[Kenya]] and the largest city in East Africa
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*[[Port Louis]] - the capital of [[Mauritius]]
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==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
*[[Andringitra National Park]] — one of the most biodiverse areas of extraordinary [[Madagascar]]
 
 
*[[Aksum]] — the ancient capital of [[Ethiopia]] famous for its stelae and the ruins of various palaces
 
  
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* [[Andringitra National Park]] — one of the most biodiverse areas of extraordinary [[Madagascar]]
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* [[Aksum]] — the ancient capital of [[Ethiopia]] famous for its stelae and the ruins of various palaces
 
* [[Mount Kilimanjaro]] — Africa's highest mountain and a great trekking destination in [[Tanzania]]
 
* [[Mount Kilimanjaro]] — Africa's highest mountain and a great trekking destination in [[Tanzania]]
 
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* [[La Digue]] — the quietest, most picturesque and most exclusive Island in the [[Seychelles]]; home of L'Anse Source D'Argent, one of the world's top beaches
*[[La Digue]] — the quietest, most picturesque and most exclusive Island in the [[Seychelles]]; home of L'Anse Source D'Argent, one of the world's top beaches
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* [[Nyika National Park]] — large highland national park in [[Malawi]]
 
* [[Nyika National Park]] — large highland national park in [[Malawi]]
 
 
* [[Rwenzori National Park]] — home of the almost mythical, otherworldly scenery of the Mountains of the Moon in [[Uganda]]  
 
* [[Rwenzori National Park]] — home of the almost mythical, otherworldly scenery of the Mountains of the Moon in [[Uganda]]  
 
 
* [[Serengeti National Park]] — huge national park in [[Tanzania]], perhaps the archetypal African game park; becomes the [[Masai Mara National Park]] over the border in [[Kenya]]
 
* [[Serengeti National Park]] — huge national park in [[Tanzania]], perhaps the archetypal African game park; becomes the [[Masai Mara National Park]] over the border in [[Kenya]]
 
 
* [[Simien National Park]] — stunning mountain scenery and important wildflife populations in [[Ethiopia]]  
 
* [[Simien National Park]] — stunning mountain scenery and important wildflife populations in [[Ethiopia]]  
 
 
* [[Volcanoes National Park]] — in [[Rwanda]] is full of impressive rainforest and volcanic scenery of the Virunga Mountains, and is perhaps the best place in the world to see rare mountain gorillas. Also crosses into [[Uganda]] where it is known as [[Mgahinga Gorilla National Park]]
 
* [[Volcanoes National Park]] — in [[Rwanda]] is full of impressive rainforest and volcanic scenery of the Virunga Mountains, and is perhaps the best place in the world to see rare mountain gorillas. Also crosses into [[Uganda]] where it is known as [[Mgahinga Gorilla National Park]]
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
 
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==Talk==
 
==Talk==
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English is understood throughout some of the East Africa region.
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[[Swahili phrasebook|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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Revision as of 09:45, 17 October 2012

East Africa is a region in Africa.

Contents

Regions

Countries and territories

East Africa regions
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
Mauritius
Tropical Indian Ocean island
Mayotte
Reunion
Rwanda
Gorillas in the mist
Seychelles
A group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
Somalia
One of the least visited nations on earth, it is by no coincidence that the nation is also wrought with political instability, civil war, and rampant kidnapping/abductions
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

Other islands

Cities

  • 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
  • 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

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

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.

Get in

Get around

See

Itineraries

Do

Eat

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