There are a lot of things to make you want to travel to all the countries in East Africa. For instance, East Africa has beautiful spaces, amazing food and warm people. Secondly, another great reason is the rich history and culture that can be found almost everywhere. With the EAC passport, it is now easier than ever to visit these globally recognized World Heritage historical sites. Therefore, travel and learn more about ourselves and the ones who came before us.
It was one of the most important trade centres in East Africa and has been very well preserved up-to-date. It still retains its old world charm with its narrow streets. In addition, Lamu has beautiful stone structures built with coral stone and mangrove timber. You can also see different examples of Swahili-inspired architecture, especially in the elaborately designed doors.
Get ready to travel to this historical site and watch ‘the greatest show on earth’. This is when over 1.5 million wildebeest annually migrate across the vast savannah. You can also catch sight of zebras and gazelles, with predators like lions and cheetahs not far behind.
This historical site is considered impenetrable because it contains more than 150 species of trees. This is partly due to the ash released by the now dormant volcanoes in Bwindi over the years. It’s also a biodiversity hotspot which is home to various species of birds, butterflies and half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas.
At the height of its power, the Kingdom of Axum was a marine trading port that controlled most of the trade routes between Africa and Arabia. This ancient civilization has some of the best preserved structures, and you can look forward to seeing major Aksumite monuments like steles and the Pillars of Axum.
‘Tsingy’ is derived from a local word which means ‘ the place where one cannot walk barefoot’ and that is true of the area which is characterized by a forest of incredibly sharp limestone needles. This historical site also has undisturbed mangrove forests which are home to wild birds and lemur populations.
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