50 Photos That Prove That East Africa Should Be On Your Bucket List

East Africa is a place that everyone dreams to visit. The region stands out with a wide range of natural scenery, wildlife and diverse places to visit. From the national parks, to the wildlife, to the fresh water lakes and waterfalls, East Africa’s unsurpassed attractions fascinate both locals and visitors, always. Holiday makers from all corners of the world visit East African countries to see beautiful sceneries, abundant wildlife, discover the East African cultural activities and other attractions.

East African countries are destinations of many discoveries and are popular travel destinations because they have great geographical features, natural and unique beauty. These countries are Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan. We combed these countries to present you with 50 photos that prove that East Africa should be on your bucket list.

If you are looking for an adventure vacation – places to get your adrenalin fix and you don’t even know where to go, you should probably start from any of these countries. Go backpacking in Kenya, go gorilla trekking in Rwanda, chill by the beach in Zanzibar or discover the beauty of Rwenzori Foothills in Uganda and be truly mesmerized. East Africa has got beautiful attractions that you will not see anywhere else in Africa or the rest of the world.

Visiting East Africa has been made easy. You can visit any of the East African Community (EAC) with a single tourist visa. The East Africa Tourist visa will allow you to travel within the East African community.

1. Sunrise over Mount Kilimanjaro

Sunrise Over Kilimanjaro

Photo Source: Filip Lachowski on Flickr

2. Pyramids of Begrawiya, Sudan

Pyramids of Begrawiya

Photo Source: David Stanley on Flickr

3. Karongi District, Western Province, Rwanda


Photo Source: Rwanda Government on Flickr

 4. Boat Ride in Karongi District, Western Province

Karongi_District, Rwanda

Photo Source: Rwanda Government on Flickr

5. Simien Mountains, Ethiopia

simien mountains ethiopia

Photo Source: mariusz kluzniak on Flickr

6. Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park-

Photo Source: Diana Robinson on Flickr

7. An endless view of Masai Mara

An Endless Mara View
Photo Source: Ross Merritt on Flickr 

8. A traditional house in Wadi Halfa, Sudan

a traditional house in Wadi Halfa, Sudan

Photo Source: David Stanley on Flickr

9. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Photo Source: LM TP on Flickr

10. Lake Victoria ferries from Port Bell in Kampala

Lake Victoria ferries

Photo Source: J J on Flickr

11. Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Lake Nakuru

Photo Source: Aleksey Dorofeev on Flickr

12. Field of Baboons in Ethiopia

Field of Baboons in Ethiopia

Photo Source: Mariusz kluzniak on Flickr

13. Tisisat Waterfall – Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia

Tisisat Waterfall

Photo Source: Mariusz kluzniak on Flickr

14. Pelican on Lake Tana in Gondar, Ethiopia

lake Tana in Gondar, Ethiopia

Photo Source: Mariusz kluzniak on Flickr

15. Scenic Landscape and Mountain in Eritrea


16. Lake Assal, Djibouti


Photo Source: Olivier ROUX on Flickr

17. Moucha Island, Djibouti

Moucha Island, Djibouti

Photo Source: Ryan Kilpatrick on Flickr

18. Ruins of Gede, Kenya

Ruins of Gede

Photo Source: Filip Lachowski on Flickr

19. Lake Tanganyika, Burundi

Lake Tanganyika

Photo Source: Dave Proffer on Flickr

20. A scenic view of Zanzibar

Scenic view of Zanzibar

Photo Source: Eric Persha on Flickr

21. The curve in Burundi

The curve in Burundi

Photo Source: Christine Vaufrey on Flickr

22. Baranco Camp – Mt Kilimanjaro

Baranco Camp - Mt Kilimanjaro

Photo Source: theboseographer on Flickr

23. Scenic Landscape in Tanzania

Tanzania (2)

Photo Source: Larry Johnson on Flickr

24. Zebras at watering hole in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Zebras at watering hole in the Serengeti

Photo Source: Diana Robinson on Flickr

25. Lionesses (Panthera leo), Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Lionesses (Panthera leo), Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania.

Photo Source: Anna on Flickr

26. Bujagali Falls, Uganda

Bujagali Falls

Photo Source: J J on Flickr

27. Bahai Temple, Kampala, Uganda

Bahai Temple, Kampala, Uganda

Photo Source: Phil Songa on Flickr

28. Hilly Vegetation near Lake Mutanda, Uganda

Hilly Vegetation near Lake Mutanda

Photo Source: Adam Cohn on Flickr

29. Jinja, Lake Victoria


Jinja, Lake Victoria

Photo Source: laura::simplegifts on Flickr

30. Rice Paddies in Rwanda

Rwanda Rice Paddies

Photo Source: Adam Cohn on Flickr

31. Lalibela Rock-Hewn Churches, Ethiopia

Lalibela Rock-Hewn Churches

Photo Source: Philip Kromer on Flickr

32. Herds of animals in front of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Herds of animals in front of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park
Photo Source: Diana Robinson on Flickr 

33. Masai Mara National Park, Kenya

Masai Mara National Park

34. Zebras in Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Zebras in savanna of Nairobi National Park. Nairobi skyline is v

35. Ruma National Park, Kenya

Ruma National Park

36. Lamu, Kenya


37. Diani Beach, Mombasa

Diani Beach (3)

38. Nyamagabe, Rwanda


Photo Source: Rwanda Government on Flickr

39. Bongoyo Island, Tanzania

Bongoyo Island

Photo Source: Kevin Harber on Flickr

40. Msasani Bay, Dar es Salaam

Msasani Bay, Dar es Salaam

Photo Source: Timothy Forbes on Flickr

41. Kasubi Tombs, Uganda

Kasubi Tombs

Photo Source: Gunnar Ries on Flickr

42. Nyungwe forest, Rwanda

nyungwe forest

43. Sabyinyo group of Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

mountain gorillas atVolcanoes National Park

Photo Source: Kate on Flickr

44. A scenic view of Mogadishu, Somalia

somalia, mogadishu

Photo Source: Frank Keillor on Flickr


45. Bilen house, Eritrea

Bilen house, Eritrea

Photo Source: David Stanley on Flickr

46. Terraced hillsides between Asmara and Keren, Eritrea

Terraced hillsides between Asmara and Keren, Eritrea.

Photo Source: David Stanley on Flickr

47. Banga Burundi

Banga, Burundi

Photo Source: Christine Vaufrey on Flickr

48. Butterfly Spice farm, Zanzibar

Butterfly Spice farm

Photo Source: Kent MacElwee on Flickr

49. Oldonyo Sambu, Arusha, Tanzania

Oldonyo Sambu, Arusha

Photo Source: ivan dupont on Flickr

50. Pemba Island, Zanzibar

Pemba Island, Zanzibar

Photo Source: Eleonora Gorini on Flickr

East Africa is travel destination that everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime. The destinations have got so many things to see and do. If you are planning to visit any of the East African destinations, you can find the cheapest flight with Travelstart Kenya; you can also compare air fares from all major airlines flying to these destinations. If you are also looking for a great place to stay during your vacation, check out the best hotels to stay here. East Africa should be on your bucket list for your next vacation.

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Our Readers Comments

  1. Awesome post. Awesome photos!

  2. The Sudd region in the Republic of South Sudan also deserves your attention.

  3. Really nice post loved the many places we do have around us planning to have my next vacation at one of this places

  4. love the posts. very beautiful sites. you are doing a very lovely job

  5. Thanks for the lovely post, I’m greatly moved since I do love nature. East African countries are truly endowed with fascinating beauty; talk of flora, fauna, landscapes and of course its people! May God bless our region.

  6. very good collection. i love it.

  7. ilove the scenes ssooo much…next time please include man-made river in kilembe, uganda called R.Koboko,the kilembe mines hills also in western uganda,vasco da gama in mombasa kenya,queen elizabeth national park in uganda,congo forest..otherwise iwould wish to travel to those places.thankyu.

  8. great and lovely places

  9. Just wondering, How do you go to No.44 Mogadishu Somali? Incase someone is interested.

  10. Thank you for this. Nice collection indeed!! Done most of this list already.

    Mt. Kenya, Selous, Ruaha, Lake Natron, Mafia Island, Mt. Meru, Ol Doinyo Lengai are all worthy mentions!!

    If anyone is interested in climbing Kilimanjaro in style, contact me please. (www.just-kilimanjaro.com)

  11. Awesome!

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