East Africa is an extraordinary region offering some of Africa’s most iconic landscapes and wildlife experiences. The main countries for safari are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia. Many of Africa’s most famous destinations are found in this region, including the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Mt Kilimanjaro, Volcanoes National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar.
With a beautiful variety of landscapes, wildlife and cultures, East Africa holds endless possibilities for adventure. Soar over the Great Wildebeest Migration in a hot air balloon, see cheetahs in full sprint, trek to see wild gorillas and chimpanzees or watch herds of elephant and giraffe with Mt Kilimanjaro in the background. Go on a walking safari with a Masai tribesman, dine on freshly caught seafood beachside in Zanzibar or marvel at the otherworldly colors of the Danakil Depression on a private helicopter excursion.
Whether your travel style is luxurious and chic, off-the-beaten track or somewhere in between, we have scoped out the best properties in the most coveted locations across East Africa. From private-use houses perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater to mobile camps that chase migration or stylish retreats in the heart of the misty rainforest, there is something for every type of traveler.
Click on the different countries to discover each destination and what makes it so wonderful.