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East Africa brings its own unique kind of magic to the authentic African safari experience. This safari destination has something for everyone, from adventurous gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda and Uganda to the endless plains of a Serengeti safari and Masai Mara safari. East Africa hosts beach holidays too, namely those of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba; popular destinations for sun, sand and fun.

East Africa is known for being one of Africa’s last true wilderness regions. Great Migration Safaris occur in Tanzania and Kenya, a particularly popular travel experience.

You’ll find plenty of rich history and culture in East Africa and the warmth of the people who reside there makes this destination an absolute pleasure to visit. A multitude of wildlife species, birds and varied terrain means that East Africa hides surprises in every corner. Enjoy the Big Five and countless other astonishing species.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites dot the East Africa region, with many of Africa’s most famous landmarks unique to the area. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain peak, the Ngorongoro Crater, Virunga Mountains and Stone Town in Zanzibar are among the many must-visit places in East Africa.

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  • Take adventurous hikes up African mountain peaks
  • Tracking wildlife in the Maasai Mara
  • Bunk with giraffes in Nairobi
  • Take a beach break at the edge of the Indian Ocean

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FAQs about East Africa

  • Parents who are travelling with their child but not their spouse and those who wish to send their child on a trip accompanied by someone other than a parent or unaccompanied require an unabridged birth certificate. (It does not affect those travelling within South Africa.)
  • An Unabridged certificate is a certificate that reflects the particulars of both parents of the child. All children born in South Africa after 14 March 2013 were issued with a valid unabridged birth certificate automatically and free of charge.
  • Everyone born before that and those from countries who do not automatically issue an unabridged certificate must apply for the document well before their travel date.
  • The application process for Unabridged Birth Certificate are as follow; You can apply at your nearest Home Affairs office where your Biometric information will be varied. You will need your ID book along as well as your child’s ID number.
  • All documents submitted must be originals or certified copies. The Unabridged Birth Certificate costs R75. It can take up to eight weeks to acquire an Unabridged Birth Certificate from the date of application.
  • Wi-Fi is the best option when planning on using your smartphone during your African safari. Using apps such as Skype for Android and iOS, Viber for Android and iOS as well as Google Hangouts for Android is the best way to stay in touch with your loved ones. Most camps and lodges have free Wi-Fi for guests to make free calls and texts messages.
  • Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz
  • Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz
  • Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz
  • Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz
  • Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz
  • Namibia: Electric plug M 220V and 50Hz
  • Seychelles: Electrical plug G 240V and 50Hz
  • South Africa: Electric plug M 220/230V and 50Hz, In some areas it’s plug C, G
  • Tanzania: Electric plug D,G 230V and 50Hz
  • Zambia: Electric plug C,D,G 230V and 50Hz
  • Zimbabwe: Electrical plug D,G 220V and 50Hz
  • Africa has a long history of exploration and keeping to the bare basics when it comes to making sure that this serene beauty remains in tact. Many companies have capitalized on this by providing luxury tented mobile camps in the heart of the African bush, there are also options for permanent camps and lodges which all come with hot showers, game drives and three meals a day.
  • South African travelers are exempt from obtaining visas for many African countries, however visa requirements are vastly different from country to country so it's strongly advised to do your research before travel to avoid disappointment.
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