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Revision as of 09:45, 17 October 2012

East Africa is a region in Africa.


Countries and territories

East Africa regions
On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, it's the beating heart of Africa. Holds the source of the famous Nile River.
Tiny Indian Ocean island group between Madagascar and Mozambique
Small country across the Gulf of Aden from Yemen and largely Arabic in nature
This relatively small nation has heavy Arab and African influences
Africa's second largest population; an old Christian country, home to castles, beautiful monasteries, and wonderful food
Known for its world-class safaris and beautiful beaches
Expect the unexpected in the land of the lemurs and the so-called eighth continent
Tropical Indian Ocean island
Gorillas in the mist
A group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
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
Mt. Kilimanjaro and major game parks
Wildlife abounds and this is the best place for treks into the Congolese jungle to visit the nearly extinct mountain gorillas

Other islands


  • 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

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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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