Bucket list worthy places to visit on your next vacation

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Hand-picked destinations that will spark imagination and curiosity

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BY Jessica

Published on January 7, 2020

East Africa is a land of diverse cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and rich wildlife. Whether you’re an adventurer, a culture enthusiast, or a nature lover, this region has something to offer everyone. To help you plan your next trip, we’ve hand-picked some destinations that will spark your imagination and curiosity.

Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is one of the most famous wildlife destinations in the world. It’s home to over 2 million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles, as well as predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Imagine yourself on a safari, watching the Great Migration and witnessing one of the most spectacular natural events on the planet.

The wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park

Ethiopia’s Lalibela

This ancient town is home to 11 rock-hewn churches, some of which date back to the 12th century. These churches are not only architectural wonders but also hold great religious significance. Walking through the underground tunnels and visiting the monolithic churches will spark your imagination and curiosity about the history and culture of Ethiopia.

A historical church hewn from rock in Lalibela, Ethiopia

Kenya’s Maasai Mara

This reserve is known for its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Imagine yourself hot-air ballooning over the Mara, watching the sun rise over the savannah while observing herds of wildebeest and zebras below. You can also witness the Great Migration, which takes place from July to October, during which over 2 million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles travel from the Serengeti to the Mara.

Ecotourism in Masai Mara, Kenya

Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

This park is home to the endangered mountain gorillas, and is one of the few places in the world where you can see them in their natural habitat. Imagine yourself trekking through the lush rainforests, coming face to face with these majestic primates, and learning about their behavior and ecology from experienced guides.

Tourists embarking on a gorilla trek in Rwanda’s Volcanoes Nationa Park

Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This national park is also home to the endangered mountain gorillas, and offers a different experience to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Imagine yourself trekking through the dense rainforest, surrounded by diverse plant and bird life, and coming face to face with one of the last remaining mountain gorilla families in the world.

Gorillas in a grooming session in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

These are just a few examples of the many destinations that East Africa has to offer. Each destination will spark your imagination and curiosity in different ways, and will give you a unique and unforgettable experience.

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