East Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, formed by the countries Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi
East Africa is very well known for its concentrations of wild animals, such as the “big five” of elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino. Other animals include cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo and crocodile. And in the jungles mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and 15 other monkey species. East Africa has over 1500 recorded bird species!!!
The worlds most well known national parks are in East Africa, national parks like Serengeti, Masai Mara, the Ngorongoro Crater, Selous, Samburu, Bwindi and the Volcanoes National Park.
The geography and landscape of East Africa is often stunning and scenic. Shaped by global plate tectonic forces that have created the Great Rift Valley, East Africa is the site of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, the two tallest peaks in Africa. It also includes the world’s second largest freshwater lake, Lake Victoria, and the world’s second deepest lake, Lake Tanganyika.
National Parks of East Africa
This website and sub-websites contain information of all the national parks of East Africa, divided by country. There are websites for each country and each national park. People are free to add their comments, add photos or information.
Popular National Parks
- Ngorongoro Crater National Park
- Masai Mara National Park
- Serengeti National Park
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Selous Game Reserve
- Kibale Forest National Park
Follow the Big Wildebeest Migration
The great annual migration of millions of zebra, wildebeest (gnu) and other antelope in East Africa tops almost every list of safari experiences. When you plan your trip, you’ll need information about the annual migration, the best times to witness this wildlife spectacle, where to stay, and when to see it in Kenya and Tanzania.
Go Gorilla Trekking
Gorilla Trekking is one of the best experiential safaris in Africa. The impenetrable jungles of Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo offer a great experience to watch the mountain gorillas in their natural homes. There are four national parks where this thrilling adventure is taken.