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East Africa

East Africa Tours & Vacation Packages

Vacations to East Africa

Our recommendation to visit East Africa

Explore the countries in East Africa

Extraordinary East Africa Tours & Vacation Packages

Our East Africa tours unlock the quintessential safari destination in a varied and unique region. The geography and wildlife concentrations make East Africa a premier bucket-list option.

Choose Exoticca to make your dream journey to the savannah a reality. Escape your comfort zone with packages that include most flights, hotels, transfers, tours, and even some meals. We arrange everything so you can tick off sights and experiences to last a lifetime.

Best trips to East Africa from Canada

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Our East Africa tours from Canada transport you to a diverse, enthralling area. There are plenty of reasons to visit this gorgeous region. The unique wildlife, mind-blowing geography, and friendly locals make for an unforgettable trip.

It borders the Indian Ocean to the east. Iconic Kilimanjaro towers over the savannah. Lake Victoria (the largest lake) is the origin of the Nile (the longest river). The Great African Rift Valley runs 6,400 km (4,000 miles) from Lebanon to Mozambique. 

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans the largest intact volcanic crater on Earth. Don’t miss the Maasai Mara, the Serengeti, or the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Track chimpanzees and gorillas to make lifelong memories.

Explore charming, captivating cities with varied ethnicities, traditions, and cultures. East Africa features many historical attractions and offers valuable insights into the evolution of our species.

 

Top tours & vacation packages to East Africa

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An East Africa vacation promises incredible wildlife, breathtaking sights, and a warm welcome from most locals. Discover some of the top attractions below.

Savannah, Safari, & Maasai Mara

A classic East Africa safari tour starts in Nairobi, the cosmopolitan capital. Relax in local bars and cafés to soak up the unique atmosphere.

Then, drive into the vast expanse of the savannah. See iconic Kilimanjaro become your backdrop as you enter Amboseli National Park. Famed for its elephant herds, the sunrise game drives promise incredible interactions.

Marvel at dramatic Rift Valley landscapes, like Thompson Falls and Lake Naivasha. The highlight is the celebrated Maasai Mara National Reserve. View the Big Five and a dizzying array of mammals and bird life.

 

Land of the primates

East Africa tours take you to an archeological treasure trove. Fossils tell the story of primate and human evolution. Start your trip near Lake Victoria, in charming Entebbe. Track chimpanzees, our closest relatives, in the rainforest of Kibale National Park.
 
Spend the night in the admired Queen Elizabeth National Park. Start your day with an energizing sunrise game drive. Later, cruise the Kanziga Channel to spot massive hippos and Nile crocodiles.
 
The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park contains approximately 400 mountain gorillas. That’s nearly half of the planet’s population. Track and observe these powerful primates for an unforgettable experience.

 

Monolithic churches & ancient tribes

Ethiopia is a fascinating landlocked nation. The Great Rift Valley divides the “Horn of Africa” in two. The sprawling capital, Addis Ababa, overlooks the valley from the highlands. 

Visit historical Lalibela for incredible medieval churches. Locals call these monolithic temples the 8th Wonder of the World. Taste the exceptional local coffee as part of many East Africa vacation packages.

Check out stunning Gondar with its timeless castles and churches. Visit the Amhara, Dorze, Daasanach, Konso, and Mursi indigenous populations. They each present distinct cultures, architecture, and ways of life.

 

Book your East Africa vacation package with Exoticca

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Allow Exoticca to widen your horizons with our extraordinary East Africa tours. The region offers a stunning diversity of geography, culture, wildlife, and bucket-list highlights

Flights, hotels, tours, & transfers all-inclusive

Our East Africa tours from Canada include most flights, accommodation, transfers, and excursions. These packages may also incorporate meals in some cases. Check your preferred option carefully before booking.

East Africa tours partially or fully guided

Our East Africa safari tours include guided, escorted, semi-escorted, and independent options. We empower you to journey to faraway destinations with confidence. Let us organize everything so you can unwind and disconnect.

Crafted by our own travel experts

Exoticca’s travel experts lean on decades of experience to create epic East Africa vacation packages. Our team has organized more than 300 itineraries across 60 destinations. Enjoy an expertly crafted vacation that covers all the top spots and hidden gems.

We partner with knowledgeable and experienced local guides to provide an authentic aspect to your trip.

East Africa vacation packages from Canada

Our East Africa tours depart from Canada. Flights leave from cities like Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Edmonton.

Exoticca’s best-selling East Africa trips

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Ready to take the vacation of a lifetime? We showcase a few of our most sought-after East Africa adventure tours and safaris below.

Kenya vacation packages

Kenya vacation packages promise the dream safari experience with incredible wildlife concentrations and diversity.

Marvel at the astonishing Great Migration in the Maasai Mara, possibly the most famous African reserve. Spot the Big Five and hundreds of other animals and birds. The Maasai tribe has distinct clothes and customs.

Witness impressive elephant herds in Amboseli National Park. Your backdrop is the iconic Kilimanjaro. Explore the Great Rift Valley with Lake Naivasha’s flamingos. Gorgeous Diani Beach is one of the best in Africa.

Ethiopia vacation packages

Ethiopia vacation packages take you to a landlocked nation famous for its ancient dynasties and traditional tribes.

The capital, Addis Ababa, is trendy and captivating. It’s the cultural and commercial center of the country. There’s also the Camelot of Africa in Gondar, where medieval castles once housed kings and queens.

Hike the epic Simien Mountains and spot endemic Gelada baboons. Peer over the rim of a live volcano in the Danakil Depression to spot the lava lake on your East Africa tour.

Uganda vacation packages

Uganda vacation packages provide an authentic, unspoiled experience. Get up close with the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park residents. The reserve houses half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. It also has Colobus monkeys and chimps.

The capital, Kampala, sits on Lake Victoria and is the main urban sprawl. Don’t forget a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park. It offers a traditional safari experience. There are thriving lion, leopard, hippo, and Ugandan kob antelope populations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best month to visit East Africa?

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There’s always a great time to go to East Africa. The dry season from July to November is the most popular. It’s peak safari time with the wildebeest migration in full swing.

Is East Africa worth visiting?

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East Africa is the world’s prime safari destination. It combines breathtaking landscapes and unbeatable wildlife. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, it also boasts picture-perfect beaches and paradise islands.

What part of Africa has the best safari tours?

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The best safari tours are in southern and eastern Africa. Tanzania and Kenya boast legendary reserves. Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park features Big Five sightings. 

What is East Africa best known for?

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East Africa is renowned for its vast wildlife populations. Enormous herds of zebras and wildebeest continually roam the savannah. It also boasts an extensive Indian Ocean coastline. There are gorgeous beaches with superb marine life.

Is Kenya or Uganda better for safari?

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Kenya provides the quintessential safari experience. The rolling plains sustain huge numbers and diversity, but there’s more than the Big Five. Uganda promises similar experiences at the Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.