Is a spectacle anyone interested in birds can take part in and enjoy the experience. East Africa offers a variety and diversity of bird life from the savannah grasslands, forest birds, water birds one can surely be satisfied with the variety and spectacle that comes with bird watching.
Virunga Mountain Ranges is one of only two places in the world where it is possible to visit the endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat. Virunga Mountain Ranges spans three countries - Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo. The mountain ranges is comprised of a chain of 8 volcanoes, with 3 that peak at 4,127m, 3,674m and 3,474m in Uganda; and 5 that peak at 4,507m ,4,127m, 3,711m, 3,674m and 3,474m in Rwanda. These volcanoes are extinct, except for two which are located in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The marine park is located on the south coast, 40km from Ukunda town in Msambeni District of coast province. The ecosystem covers a marine area with four small islands surrounded by coral-reef. Kisite island is covered in low grass and herbs while Mpunguti Islands have dense coastal equatorial forest. Sea grasses Cymodocea serrulata and Syringodium isoetifolium cover a large area of the sub-littoral zone of the reef
East Africa has an expansive beach running from the Kenyan coastline to the Zanzibar coastline the beaches are among the best in the world. For all the lovers of Sun, Sea and sand the East Africa coastline will indulge all the activities that come with the ocean. From family gathering and get always to the various and magnificent water sports which range from snorkeling to boat rides to deep sea diving among many others.
Most major cities have perhaps the most developed and enjoyable nightlife scene in Africa. There are many niches like themed lounge bars and nightclubs, which combine a nice mix of culture and events. There are also dozens of vibrant street bars in the main cities that play live music and screen local and international sports leagues.
For movie and concert lovers, major malls and theaters will offer you a rewarding experience.
Most capital cities and major towns in East Africa are host to a number of high end shopping malls that have a good number of global brands and restaurants with the latest must-have collectables and brands, shopaholics are spoiled for choice and brand. For one looking to buy African artifacts and curios filled with collectable handicrafts to bargain-stuffed, numerous “Markets” exist in strategic locations for your convenience.
Rugby is receiving unprecedented love from an ever expanding fan base and corporates who are now spoiling for a fight over sponsorships. It is arguably now the biggest sport in parts of East Africa in terms of gate collections going by the crowds and ticket pricing and sales. Some of the big events include the Safaricom Sevens, the Bamburi Rugby Super Series, the Elgon Cup etc.
East Africa has many internationally recognized marathons. These include the Maasai Mara Marathon, Safaricom Marathon, Sotokoto Safari Marathon and the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon in Kenya. In Tanzania, there are the Kilimanjaro Marathon, Mt. Kilimanjaro Marathon and Safari International Marathon. Uganda hosts the MTN Kampala Marathon while Rwanda hosts the International Peace Marathon of Kigali and the Rwanda Challenge Marathon.