Getting there East Africa explains about the region in Africa with coordinates: 1.9577° N, 37.2972° E.
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics.Wikipedia
Getting There – Arrivals
For intercontinental travel arrive through the busiest travel hub in East Africa, Nairobi (Kenya). You can also use other popular routes to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
North Americans will likely stop off in Europe. Direct flights from North America to Africa are seasonal. You will get non-stop flights to the major hubs from:
- Zurich, and many other cities.
- South Americans might connect in Johannesburg which receives daily nonstop flights from São Paulo. There is a longer cheaper option connection in Spain or Italy.
- Asian and Oceania visitors will connect on the Arabian peninsula.
Travel costs are competitive with other destinations. Experiment with dates. Book an open jaw flight – arrive in Nairobi and leave from Dar es Salaam. You can also book short-hop flights separately from the intercontinental flights.
Getting There East Africa – Out and About
East African transport is better organised than Southern Africa’s. Tanzania has the slowest transportation full of potholes.
Eastern Africa offers you an interesting choice of sites and places to enjoy if you love traveling and visiting new places.
East Africa – Cons:
minimal guide qualifications impact on your safari experience.
high season crowds overrun wildlife areas with jostling vehicles trying to access the same animal sightings.
human/wildlife conflict where local populations share wildlife areas.
exorbitant daily park fees are rarely included in accommodation costs. National park facilities do not reflect the investment you make towards parks maintenance.
Great limitations on night drives, game walks and off-road driving unless you opt for the more expensive and exclusive private reserves.
The normal closed safari vehicles in East Africa restrict viewing particularly if you are interested in photography.
Zanzibar is a slice of paradise that experiences huge tidal differences and gets very crowded.
What do you want from an African Safari
An ‘African safari’ evokes images of wildlife, wilderness landscapes and aboriginal cultures. The desire to experience an African safari. Getting there. What to do. What to see. And where. Conjures magic when you think how to make it happen.
The following sections will help make your African safari holiday enjoyable:
- places to visit
- what to do
- what to see
- the reasonable budget and
- why use an African safari specialist.
There are many places to visit in East Africa. Choose your country destination depending on what you want to do and see. Contact us or choose a travel specialist from the list of tour operators listed here.