East Africa highlights: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi
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East Africa is the most eastern region of the continent of Africa. It is comprised of five countries namely: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Tanzania is the largest of the East African Countries. The five countries form what is known as the East African Community. What you have to remember though, is that when people talk of East Africa, they are generally referring to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, but in a larger scope Rwanda and Burundi are included. East Africa is well known for its wildlife and more popularly what is referred to as the 'Big Five'. The Big Five include the black rhino, buffaloes, elephants, lions and leopards.
Uganda is the best of Africa; it has the best of everything the continent offers all in one basket. Home to Queen Elizabeth National Park , Murchison Falls, sipi Falls, Mountains of the Moon in the Ruwenzori National Park, Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest and the mighty River Nile.
The landscape and scenery is breath-taking. But unlike Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda receives far fewer visitors; in comparison to it’s neighbors the capital city Kampala is among the safest in the region. The people are among the friendliest you are ever going to meet. It is sad when I meet people and tell them I’m from Uganda; the first thing that comes to mind is ‘Idi Amin’. Funny because it has been more than three decades since Amin ruled Uganda, in fact the guy is dead and buried. Uganda was chosen by Lonely Planet as the number 1 country of “Best in Travel: Top 10 countries for 2012”
Kenya is the name synonymous with African Safaris.
Nairobi the capital however leaves a lot to be desired. The crime rate has made it among the most dangerous cities in Africa.
Tanzania has Africa’s most alluring destinations; dream destinations for those who dream of Africa. The popular Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar offer traveler an array of options.
Rwanda: Known as the “land of a thousand hills”, Rwanda is now one of Africa’s safest destinations after the genocide that claimed almost half the population. The undulating lash green hills and plantations give the country outstanding scenery. Like Uganda, it is home to some of the endangered mountain gorillas and a third of all of Africa’s bird species. Highlights of Rwanda include Akagera National Park, Nyungwe National Park, Volcano National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Lake Kivu
For Uganda Safaris, I highly recommend Contacting my former Safari Consultant Robert Ntale. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this website for Uganda Safaris www.cheetahwilderness.com