East Africa is a land of contrasts full of adventures and a lot of things that are nowhere to be seen in the world. Every planet has its own things but the earth is an extra ordinary planet.
Did you know that Africa is the land of black people but some parts really have brown persons that were not because of intermarriages? Animals, culture climate and above all Uganda the pearl of Africa.
Uganda is a very small country compared to all the African countries around. It’s commonly known as the pearl of Africa because Uganda has got a little bit of everything in the world apart from snow. Though it does once in a while- this does not last for hours still.
East Africa in particular is a region teeming with unbelievable normal activities aside from the national park. Tasting the best mouthwatering rainbow foods, Hiking to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, experiencing the savannah of the Serengeti, trekking with the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda, and observing the cultural dances and normal African lifestyles of South Africa.
The great wild beast migration in the Maasai Mara is a well-known bucket list items in East Africa. While this is what everyone thinks about Africa has got incredible adventures and sight seeing’s.
Check out our guide to some of the best hidden gems in East Africa for your next trip.
- The Rainbow cultural food in Uganda and East Africa
When it comes to food, Uganda has a rainbow on your plate. Their different cultures in Uganda, 52 in number with all serving differently when it comes to lunch time. The luwombo typically the delicacy for the central region and has been adopted by almost all the other parts of the country.
This is a delicacy though it’s usually served on big occasions like wedding and x’mass celebrations. Ugandans who can afford and most especially when this luwobo comes from the Baganda usually cook it on weekends to enjoy their meals.
This is a must eat when you come to Uganda, it’s usually cooked or started on the previous day. All the meals are like steamed in banana leaves (plantain) for about 6 hours.
Trust me you will get all the colors of the rainbow in your plate here in Africa as well as a river flowing down your through with the Uganda waraji Gin.
- Masai culture and Wild Beast migration in Kenya
Kenya is well known for the rich culture of the masai people. They are similar to the Ugandan Karamajong in the north neighboring.
In the mara region lies the masai mara national reserve, this place is a must see nature in its truthfulness, the wildlife, the Masi people who live in harmony with nature.
These people have a unique authentic culture that is rich in all ways of life.They most of the time use natural things made by them and herbs of nature as treatment and food. When you go to the masi mara region all you will encounter is the truthfulness of adventure and travel.
- Akagera National Park – Rwanda
Everyone knows that Rwanda is very little but more of a luxury destination. It has put its national park on the state of art and mixed nature.Rwanda has put the Akagera national park to the international level of tourism in small palaces.
The mixture of birds , wildlife and boat cruise in a hilly place surrounding The park is just spectacular .More to what makes the perk a unique destination is the local communities are also benefiting directly through a revenue-sharing scheme.
- The mountain Gorillas of Uganda
Uganda the pearl of Africa has the world left Uganda gorillas. Mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda is the best experience to get you so close to the wild. Or lets say getting you closer to knowing our ancestors, because we share 98%DNA with the giant gorillas as well as a big % with the monkeys and chimpanzees.
In Bwindi impenetrable national park , deep down in southern Uganda we share the gorillas with our neighbors of Congo and Rwanda. In most cases the Gorillas are in Uganda that is the big number and the shared again Mghahinga national park that is also shared with the volcanoes.
For only 600 dollars you can have this up-close experience with the gorillas or 1500 dollars to spend almost a day with the giant apes and rub shoulders.
- Rubondo Island National Park – Tanzania East Africa
This is what they call the virgin destination, less touristy but full of life of the wild. Very Remote Island in Tanzania that is popularly dense with rain forests in the southern Lake Victoria.
This island will give you a one on one with the chimpanzees, elephants, giraffe’s antelopes and so much more. The best part here is that you will take good time to walk on the island to see all these in their wildlife form without any interruptions.
Fishing and fish eating is a must as you relax and enjoy the cool breath from the fresh water of Lake Victoria.
- Congo in Africa
The democratic republic of Congo is a very new travel destination in Africa. Congo in Africa is commonly known as the destination for minerals like Gold timber and so much more.
Congo is also one of the rocky mountainous countries in Africa, if you are in love with hill hmm this is a go zone. Though it was still politically unstable Congo is very safe to travel too.
The active volcanic mountain of Nyiragongo in Congo, this is ever active and so lovely to hike up there and see what hell would probably look like. The thick rain forests of Congo have got animals that we all know but in a different form because of them staying in the very dense populates forests