Home to the original safari
East Africa is the quintessential ‘colonial’ safari capital. It’s a wild realm of spectacular wilderness, extraordinary wildlife and colourful cultures.
It’s the land of the Masai Mara and the Serengeti, burning sunsets behind flat-topped acacia trees. There are endless grass plains, home to the greatest wildlife show on earth, the Great Wildebeest Migration. There are other famous names like a Hollywood roll call – Mt Kilimanjaro for Africa’s tallest mountain challenge, the Ngorongoro Crater for a volcano floor safari, Rift Valley lakes and the Rwenzoris. It’s also home to some of humankind’s earliest footprints.
Wherever you go in East Africa, it’s the people who will bring a smile to your face, especially getting to know some of the red-shawled Maasai warriors. The cultures are captivating and go beyond the Maasai to the ancient Hadzabe people of Lake Eyasi.
While East Africa is certainly the home of the traditional African Safari, it’s so much more than that. Mountains and forests are home to many different primates, beaches and islands boast some of the most spectacular marine environments in the world and you may just find paradise on one of the remote islands.
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