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East Africa is home to numerous national parks, endless safari trails, towering mountains, stunning beaches, and a rich culture and history. Not only this – the food is to die for!

East Africa should definitely be on your 2021 bucket list owing to the extensive diversity you’ll find there. The place has something in store for everyone!

Here are 5 reasons why East Africa should be on your 2021 bucket list:

  1. East Africa is the best place to satisfy your thirst for an adrenaline rush

East Africa is filled to the brim with exciting activities, one after the other. Here are a few of the top adventurous activities you can embark on:

  • Mountain climbing

Home the highest and second highest mountains in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya, respectively, East Africa makes for a perfect destination for those interested in this sport!

 

  • Scuba diving

The Indian Ocean surrounding Zanzibar Island contains some of the most abundant coral reefs and magnificent marine life, with a long visibility range, making it a great place for scuba diving year-round.

 

  • Windsurfing and kitesurfing

Zanzibar is a hub for windsurfing, kitesurfing and many other adventurous watersports activities like stand-up paddle-boarding.

 

  1. The wildlife is worth observing

Get enthralled by the magnificent wildlife of Africa! You can spot the Big 5 at various locations in East Africa including the Masai Mara in Kenya and Serengeti and Ngorongoro in Tanzania.

In fact, Serengeti and Masai Mara are also home to the Great Migration, one of the most interesting natural phenomena in the world whereby millions of herbivores migrate in unison.

East Africa is home to stunning national parks and reserves where you can enjoy aerial safaris, horseback safaris and even hot air balloon safaris!

 

  1. The rich local culture is very welcoming

Home to numerous tribes, East Africa is known for its rich culture and heritage. You can explore the villages of the various tribes living there including the Masai, Chagga and Kikuyu. Most of the villagers are very welcoming and hospitable towards tourists.

Learn more about their interesting culture and traditions while living with them! You might also be able to attend cultural events while you’re there.

 

  1. East Africa is home to stunning beaches and islands

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or some fun time with your family, East Africa’s beaches make for the perfect getaway! From the private Mnemba and Fanjove islands to the stunning and popular Zanzibar Island, you’ll find tons of pristine and beautiful picture-perfect white sandy beaches lined by palm trees.

 

  1. You get to camp and glamp!

Camping and glamping are one of the best ways to rediscover yourself. There’s just something beautiful about living in a camp that makes you realize how insignificant worldly things can be and how you just need food, water and a shelter over your head for survival. Moreover, you get a digital break from your gadgets too!

 

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to East Africa and explore the beautiful destinations it has to offer.

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