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East Africa includes the countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Seychelles and Zanzibar also falls into this region.

The region is renowned for the concentration of wildlife and home to one of the most famous wildlife events in the world - the Great Wildebeest Migration between the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania and the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. This spectacle is an annual event that sees two million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra and gazelle migrating, congregating and travelling along an ancient circular route between the Serengeti and Masai Mara in search water and suitable grass to feed on. The 40km column of wild animals are shadowed by predators like lion and leopard, with crocodile awaiting their arrival at river crossings.

The East African sub-continent offers exceptional safari and beach destinations, with combinations fo these two a very popular vacation option. You will find some of Africa's wildest wilderness area when visiting places like Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park and Mahale Mountains National Park (famous for chimpanzee trekking). The Indian Ocean beaches are tropical and exotic, with coral reefs, islands and white beaches, perfect to relax after an East African safari. Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia, Seychelles and Mombasa are some of the places to consider for an East Africa beach vacation.

East Africa is also home to Africa's highest mountain - Mount Kilimanjaro. At 5 985m it's the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Getting to the top of Kilimanjaro may not require mountaineering, but a fair physical fitness level is required as well as a strong will with a positive attitude. To reach the summit is a mental, physical and emotional challenge but worth every step.

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Distinctive AFRICA specialises in East Africa safaris to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar and Ethiopia. Be it a private safari for a group of friends or an adventurous holiday exploring the wildlife areas and attractions in East Africa, we ensure that your interests and budget are met when we choose a safari for you.

The Distinctive AFRICA team takes you to some of East Africa's most sought-after wildlife destinations. We specialise in safaris to East Africa - it can be to the wilderness areas of the Serengeti, the wide open spaces of the Masai Mara, and an island add-on to the spice island of Zanzibar.
 
 
Jenman African Safaris provides small group, scheduled and private tailor-made, guided tours and safaris throughout Southern Africa, East Africa and Madagascar. In these incredible countries, we are a premier, mobile safari operator, specializing in both small groups and tailor-made travel.

Established in 1993, we have grown and today our team of dedicated and experienced staff, including 'hands-on' management and a dynamic marketing team, all contribute to who we are. In addition to this we also take pride in building our own safari vehicles thereby ensuring that all our vehicles are built for comfort, durability and safety.
 
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