Camping In Eastern Africa

Think camping in Africa, Eastern Africa should ring first in your mind. This one of Africa’s region that is rich in people’s cultures, wildlife, vegetation, and other natural physical features. Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest peak in Africa. Lake Victoria co shared by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda is Africa’s largest lake and Africa’s longest river; River Nile drains Lake Victoria.

This region receives millions of both domestic and foreign tourists who come for holiday, business, and education among other things. One would enjoy the features around but it would not be complete without going out in the wild and camp.

These are some of the places that are well known for camping:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area:

There is so much here to experience and hardly need a single day to see it all.

camping in Ngorongoro

The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area is located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara. It is home to the famous Ngorongoro Crater which is the largest unbroken caldera in the world.The Crater is a spectacular setting in which to experience your African safari. Here you come across unique attractions near the historical caldera where man and wildlife are living together without harming one another. Get a chance to observe wildlife including Lion, Elephant, Hippo, Wildebeest, Warthog and Zebra. From Ngorongoro you will also see also Lake Magadi, Lerai Forest and Ngoitokito swamp.

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Maasai Mara National Reserve:

The Mara is world famous for its vast assemblages of plains game, together with their associated predators. The Mara possesses the largest population of lion to be found in Kenya. It also boasts large herds of topi and a small population of roan antelope, animals not found in many other Kenya reserves. Among the great variety of large beasts are elephant, buffalo, black rhino and hippo. Other mammals include leopard cheetah, zebras, Coke’s hartebeest, wildebeest, eland, Thomson & Grant’s gazelle and warthog. The game is swelled during the months of July, August and September when the great wildebeests’ migration comes onto the plains.

camping in masai mara

Serengeti National Park:

Covers 14,763 km2 of endless rolling plains, which reach up to the Kenyan border and extends almost to Lake Victoria. The park is flourishing with magnificent wildlife. An estimated 3 million large animals roam the plains.

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The Serengeti boasts large herds of antelope including Patterson’s eland, klipspringer, dik dik, Zebra, gazelles, lion, impala, leopard, cheetah, hyena and other larger mammals like the rhino, giraffe, elephant and hippopotamus. Nearly 500 species of birds have been recorded in the park. The Serengeti is an opportunity for one of the best game-viewing in Africa.

Awash National Park:


Awash National Park in Ethiopia occupies a total area of 291 square miles in the Great Rift Valley’s northern region. The parks landscapes include the Awash River, Mt. Fantale dormant volcano, hot springs, waterfalls, and plains. The park is mostly arid, and it is characterized by grassland and woodland. Vegetation is composed of acacia, scrubs, riverine forests, and pockets of Doum Palm. The park boasts populations of baboons, warthogs, hippopotamus, greater kudus, East African oryx, crocodiles, Defassa waterbuck, lions, and leopards.

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