East Africa Nutz and Bolts Travel Articles

 
Tanzania – Don’t go local
Kimberly Beck reflects on her time in Tanzania.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Burundi Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Burundi Where is it?: Burundi is east of Democratic Republic of the Congo Why do people go here?: Generally not a good place for travelers now What are the main entry points?: Gatumba, Unda, Buganola, Rubombo, and Cibitoke Currency used: Burundi franc Country Code for Phones: 257 Religion: Roman Catholic 65%, Protestant […]
Djibouti Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Djibouti Where is it?: Djibouti is in eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, between Eritrea and Somalia Why do people go here?: Travelers primarily go to Djibouti in order to relax and take pleasure from the delight of an untouched nature. What are the main entry points?: […]
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 […]
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?: […]
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 […]