East Africa

When one hears the words ‘East Africa’, romance and adventure will often come to mind. Large open areas teeming with wild animals, birds calling, lakes filled with hippo and crocodiles. Sunsets, dust and campfires. From the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, trekking for gorillas, the open plains of the Serengeti to the spice islands of Zanzibar, you get to enjoy luxury and comfort in some of the wildest surroundings.

giraffe wildebeest migration tanzania east africa


Home to Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, incredible wildlife and beautiful coastlines and islands. Enjoy the wonders and exceptional game-viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. ​

Witness the phenomenon of the great migration, when every year the vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and numerous other species leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of the southern Serengeti and loop in a clockwise direction, through the Serengeti National Park and move north towards the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya.

Explore the spice islands of Zanzibar, swim with whale sharks off the Mafia Archipelago or try to see elephants wandering the beaches of Saadani.

In southern Tanzania there is the vast and little-known Nyerere National Park, formerly known as the Selous Game Reserve, almost 50 000 square kilometres in area and one of Africa’s largest protected areas.

Numerous other protected areas are well worth visiting, such as Tarangire, Ruaha or Katavi National Parks.

Please see some of our sample Tanzanian itineraries, which can be adapted to your requirements or we can totally tailor make any itinerary for you.

A hot air balloon floats above a herd of zebras in East Africa.

Giraffe Manor & Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage in Nairobi

The inescapable fame of the Maasai Mara

Swirling flocks of Flamingo at salt lakes

“Out of Africa”

Camel safaris

When you ‘dream of Africa’, it is most likely images of Kenya that come to mind: flat-topped acacias and endless savannah.  But add snow-topped mountains and stark desert, rainforest and tropical beaches – not forgetting diverse and colourful cultures. Kenya has something for everyone.

See our Kenya page for more inspiration

A black chimpanzee is sitting on a branch in East Africa.

Silverback mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest

tree-climbing lions in the Queen Elizabeth National Park,

the prehistoric looking shoebill stork in the swamps

Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park

Murchison Falls on the Nile River.

A relatively small but beautiful country, where you need to explore the diversely different habitats to see the local wildlife, which is just as diverse and abundant.

The hike through the forest looking for the gorilla families is exciting and exhilarating. Then spending time with the gorillas is incredibly special and memorable and a memory you will always treasure!

See our Uganda page for more inspiration.

Gelada, or bleeding heart monkey. Image by Dave Southwood

A landlocked country in the horn of Africa. A country of wonder, with ancient  civilisations, diverse tribal cultures, colourful festivals, mesmerising landscapes, unique and endemic wildlife.

Dating back to the very beginnings of mankind, Ethiopia is the home of some of the oldest skeletal evidence for anatomically modern humans. The monarchy was also founded under the Queen of Sheba, a place of legendary rulers, fabulous kingdoms, and ancient histories. 

With more than 80 languages and some 200 dialects, each ethnic group preserves its own unique customs and traditions.

Explore some sample itineraries.