East Africa is home to some of the continent's most famous
sights, but also some of its least explored corners. Kenya and
Tanzania are rightly renowned for their wildlife, and a safari here
simply must be on your bucket list; there's nothing quite like
seeing lions and giraffes in their natural setting.
But there is far more to East Africa than the Masai Mara,
including alluring islands such as Zanzibar, with its fascinating
history of sultans and slave traders, and Madagascar, home to
unique indigenous species such as the lemur, an animal not found on
the African mainland in spite of its proximity.
Further east still are the scattered islands of the Indian
Ocean, whose isolation has fostered a variety of indigenous bird
and marine life unreplicated anywhere else on earth. The major
tourist destinations of the Maldives and Mauritius are but a
gateway to an extraordinary natural world, and as you travel to the
remote islands of the Comoros, Seychelles and Mascarenes you will
view some of the world's most endangered species.