4 highlights of travelling in East-Africa

Lake Bunyonyi - Highlight in East-Africa (Uganda)

Friends often ask me what I like so much about East-Africa as I keep going back and back. I fell in love with East-Africa when I first step foot on the continent during an organized group trip to Kenya in 2010. In 2012, I was enrolled at the Jimma University in Ethiopia to conduct soil surveys for my master’s thesis in Geology. During 2014-2015, I spent about 5 months living and working on Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania for my PhD research and I backpacked with my dad in Uganda. I returned to Kenya in 2016 to exploit the sediment record of Lake Challa, again in the framework of my PhD. Picking a favorite country in East-Africa is difficult as I visited several countries with different purposes. Nevertheless, I selected the 4 most memorable experiences from all those journeys.

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How to travel East-Africa independently?

How to travel East-Africa independently?

Travelers often forget about the continent of Africa when planning their next backpacking trip as they think it is expensive, unsafe or impossible to get around independently. I will not claim that East-Africa is as easy as for example SE Asia to travel around, but it is certainly doable. There is so much more on this continent beyond the classic safari. I hope to stoke a little East-African wanderlust with the practical tips and tricks in this beginner’s guide.

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