DESTINATION/ Wild and Remarkable East Africa

East Africa is a remarkable region offering wild beauty and fascinating culture. While the countries try to boost tourism with new initiatives, violence is still a serious issue frightening off tourists in some places.



East Africa: Stunning Places and Attractions

Dan Rang

East Africa made up of 19 nations including Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda is home to isolated terrain and rugged landscape which makes it a popular destination for all outdoor enthusiasts. It has grown in popularity especially with tourists who love conflict aftermath or wildlife. Travelers to this region of the world enjoy spectacular scenery, welcoming people and a vibrant culture. The attractions range from discovering ruins, hiking and safari tours. Kenya Kenya is one of th...

EAC: New Initiatives to Help the Tourism Sector

Richard Moor

In an effort to attract more tourists and tap into new markets, both locally and globally, East African Community leaders have agreed to jointly market Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda as a single tourism attraction entity at the approaching expos and key events in the East African Community and globally. Citizens came to learn of these incentives from the national co-ordinator of the tripartite initiative, Monica Mukaruliza, when she was reporting on the development of the marketing initiative at th...

Burundi Rises to Reclaim Its Place in Tourism

Gregory Dolgos

A few weeks ago, we witnessed breaking news when Ms. Carmen Nibigiria was appointed Director-General of the Burundi-National Tourism-Office. It seems as if Burundi is rising from the ashes to reclaim her place amongst other powerhouses in East African tourism like Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. This was the signal sent out as the news heralded its intention to become an active player in promoting its tourism actively. Unknown to many, Burundi has part of Lake Tanganyika and shares Nyungw...

Kenya's Tourism Hit Hard by Violence

Chris Grad

The recent killing of over 60 people in Mpeketoni in Lamu County which is in the Kenyan north coast hit Kenya’s tourism industry seriously. The sleepy Mpeketoni town on the mainland is 34 km from the tourist resort and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lamu Island. The road distance from the Kenyan capital Nairobi via the coastal city of Mombasa, to Mpeketoni is 800km. The latest attacks have seriously dented Kenya’s image abroad and badly affected the tourism sector which has been on a...