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EAST AFRICA AT A GLANCE:

KENYA:

Kenya is a country of dramatic contrasts. Covering an area of almost 225,000 square miles, it stretches from five degrees north to five degrees south of the Equator. Altitudes range from sea level to the peak of Mount Kenya, at 17,058 feet Africa’s second highest mountain. It possesses an extraordinary variety of natural habitats and terrain, from coral reefs to open grasslands and tropical forest; snow-capped volcanoes to arid desert. Its population of some 35 million includes over 40 ethnic groups, yet its cultural influences derive from all over Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Its national parks and game reserves, among the best in Africa, host the most abundant and varied wildlife in the world. In so many ways, Kenya is almost the entire African continent in microcosm.

Top Attractions:

  • Amboseli National Park
  • Lake Elementaita, Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru
  • Masai Mara National Park
  • Mount Kenya and the Aberdares
  • Samburu and Shaba Game Parks

Population - 34,707,817 (July 2006 est.
Area - 224,961 SQ. Miles
Languages Spoken- English, Kiswahili

TANZANIA:

Tanzania one of the best place in Africa with game reserves the size of some countries and a spectacular coastline, Tanzania is a vast country that offers the adventurous traveler a truly African experience. It is the Africa you have always dreamed about: vast plains teeming with wildlife, colorful Masai herding their cattle and rainforests screeching with monkeys and birds. Choose from one of our existing itineraries or allow us to tailor-make the holiday of your dreams.

Top Attractions:

  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Tarangire National Park

Population -37445392 (2006 Est.)
Area -364,900 Sq Miles
Languages Spoken -Swahili, English, indigenous

UGANDA:

Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa by early explorers, Uganda is most famous for trekking into mountain gorilla country. Located to the west Kenya and bordered by Tanzania in the south, Uganda has diverse lake forests and mountain landscapes and is a haven for the remaining great apes.

Top Attractions:

  • Gorillas in Bwindi
  • Gorillas in the Virungas and Bwindi

Population - 2044147 (2006 Est.)
Area -318580 Sq Miles
Languages Spoken - English (Official), German, Afrikaans and Ovambo

 
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