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East Africa is a region in Africa.

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East Africa regions
Burundi
On the shores on Lake Tanganyika; largely deforested and has precious little to interest the visitor
Comoros (Grand Comore, Moheli, Anjouan)
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 (Coastal Eritrea, Central Eritrea)
This relatively small nation has heavy Arab and African influences
Ethiopia (Afar, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumaz, Gambela, Oromia, Somali, Southern Ethiopia, Tigray)
Africa's second largest population; an old Christian country , home to castles, beautiful monasteries, and wonderful food
Kenya (Northern Rift Valley, Southern Rift Valley, Coastal Kenya, Eastern Kenya, Western Kenya)
Known for its world-class safaris and beautiful beaches
Madagascar (Antananarivo Province, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga, Toamasina Province, Toliara Province)
Expect the unexpected in the land of the lemurs and the so-called eighth continent
Malawi (Northern, Central, Southern)
The warm heart of Africa, around Lake Nyassa
Mauritius
Tropical Indian Ocean island
Rwanda (Kigali district, Northern Rwanda, Western Rwanda, Eastern Rwanda, Southern Rwanda)
Gorillas in the mist
Seychelles
A group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
Somalia (Gedo, Somaliland, Puntland, Galmudug)
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 (Central Tanzania, Northeast Tanzania, Northwest Tanzania, Pembwe and the Southeast, Southern Highlands, Ruaha National Park, Zanzibar)
Mt Kilimanjaro and major game parks
Uganda (Central, Eastern, Northern, Western)
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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  • Aksum — the ancient capital of Ethiopia famous for its stelae and the ruins of various palaces
  • 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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