East Africa Nutz and Bolts Travel Articles

 
Tanzania – Don’t go local
Kimberly Beck reflects on her time in Tanzania.
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Egypt Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Egypt Where is it?: Egypt lies in northern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea. Why do people go here?: Travelers visit Egypt for visiting the amazing archeological sites, such as the Pyramids at Giza and many of the temples in Luxor and Karnak. What are the main entry points?: Generally travelers fly into […]
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Ethiopia Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Ethiopia Where is it?: Ethiopia is in East Africa, just west of Somalia and north of Kenya Why do people go here?: Despite being known for famine and poverty, Ethiopia has a very rich Orthodox Christian culture, which travelers come to see in areas like Askum What are the main entry points?: […]
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Kenya Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Kenya Where is it?: Kenya straddles the equator on the Indian Ocean in East Africa Why do people go here?: Kenya is one of the safari capitals of East Africa. It’s also home to the second highest mountain in East Africa, Mt. Kenya. What are the main entry points?: Most people enter […]
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Rwanda Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Rwanda Where is it?: Just south of the equator, Rwanda is west of both Tanzania and Kenya near Lake Victoria Why do people go here?: Generally travelers come to check out some of the last inhabitants of mountain gorillas. More aid workers and volunteers populate the country than travelers. What are the […]
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Somalia Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Somalia Where is it?: Somalia is on the horn of Africa where the Gulf of Aden meets the Indian Ocean Why do people go here?: Most people avoid Somalia at all costs What are the main entry points?: The only way to get to Somalia is overland from Kenya Currency used: Somali […]
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Tanzania Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Tanzania Where is it?: Tanzania is located in eastern Africa, just south of the equator on the Indian Ocean. Why do people go here?: Tanzania is home to the highest concentration of wildlife parks in all of Africa. With famous parks like the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater, travelers tend to visit Tanzania […]
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Uganda Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Uganda Where is it?: Uganda sits on the equator west of Kenya near Lake Victoria Why do people go here?: Travelers flock to Uganda for a number of reason. Uganda is home to some of the last families of mountain gorillas – and therefore makes it excellent for gorilla trekking. Furthermore, the […]
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Nairobi Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Nairobi Where is it located?: Nairobi is in southern Kenya, a few hours from the boarder of Tanzania. Why do people go there?: People use Nairobi as a transit point for heading elsewhere around both Kenya and Tanzania. How do travelers get there?: Since it’s an international hub, there are buses […]
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Dar es Salaam Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Dar es Salaam Where is it located?: Dar es Salaam is on the Indian Ocean. Why do people go there?: Compared with Nairobi, it’s a big safe city, with nice beaches, good food, lots of expats, and friendly people. How do travelers get there?: You can easily reach Dar es Salaam […]
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