These breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list—whether you’re looking to relax on a beach, get off the grid, or explore a city.
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
A subspecies of the wider-ranging eastern gorilla, there are only around 800 of these amazing animals left.
Zanzibar’s white-sand beaches are postcard-perfect, and its reefs are ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Those in search of the ultimate safari experience should consider combining a trip to the Maasai Mara with a visit to Serengeti National Park in neighboring Tanzania.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
At 19,340 feet/5,895 meters, it is the tallest peak in Africa and the world’s highest free-standing mountain. Depending on your route, the climb takes five to nine days.
Biete Medhani Alem, is believed to be the largest monolithic church in the world, and all of them are a testament to the devotion of their creators.
Watamu is modest, laidback, and steeped in history. It is recognized for its beautiful coves and palm-fringed beaches, as well as its abundant coral reefs.
Omo River Region, Ethiopia
Join a tour to get the most out of your Omo River experience, as some of them combine cultural trips with white-water rafting on the region’s legendary rapids.
Sipi Falls, Uganda
One of our favorite things to do in East Africa is see what the local landscapes have to offer. There aren’t many things more incredible than hiking from waterfall to waterfall on the misty slopes of a volcano.
Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
This breathtaking lake is comprised of peaceful islands, dugout canoes, and rope swings. If you’re looking for somewhere to engage in a little relaxing exploration on your trip to East Africa, this is the place.
There are plenty of hippos around the lovely Ngoitoktok Springs picnic site, and Lake Magadi attracts flocks of flamingos to its shallows in the rainy season.
Kigali Genocide Memorial
This memorial honours the estimated 250,000 people buried here in mass graves and also has an excellent exhibition that tries to explain how it was that the world watched as the 1994 genocide unfolded.
Ruaha National Park
unning through the park are several ‘sand’ rivers, most of which dry up during the dry season, when they are used by wildlife as corridors to reach areas where water remains.