Destinations

Beads have been an integral component of African history from time immemorial; we specialize in offering the best and most unique properties and locations for our clients safety and enjoyment and tailor made to their needs across East African destinations.

KENYA

The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator. With the Indian Ocean to its south-east, it is bordered by Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya has a land area of 580,000 km2 and a population of a little over 43 million residents. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a significant landmark and second among Africa’s highest mountain peaks. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. Modern day Mount Kenya was originally referred to as ‘Mt. Kirinyaga’ by the indigenous people.

‘Kirinyaga’, meaning ‘mountain of whiteness’ because of its snow capped peak; the name was subsequently changed to Mt. Kenya due to the inability of the British to pronounce ‘Kirinyaga’ correctly. Kenya is famous for its safaris and diverse wildlife reserves and national parks such as the East and West Tsavo National Park, the Maasai Mara, Nakuru National Park, and Aberdares National Park. It has several world heritage sites (Lamu) and world renowned beaches such as Kilifi where the international yachting competitions are held each year.

TANZANIA

The United Republic of Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa and is bordered by Kenya and Uganda on the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo on the west, and Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique on the south. On the east, it borders the Indian Ocean. Tanzania is the home of the world-famous Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Serengeti National Park is world famous and has spectacular seasonal migrations of animals.

The Ngorongoro Reserve is an extinct volcanic caldera with excellent game viewing from the crater rim. The reserve has large herds of wildebeest and zebra, and lions and the endangered black rhinoceros. Tourism is also focused on the coast, especially the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia. Game fishing and diving are the main attractions in these islands.

UGANDA

The Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. Uganda is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania.

Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. Tourism in Uganda is focused on Uganda’s landscape and wildlife. Uganda has a very diverse culture, landscape, flora, and fauna. Major Attractions include: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; Mgahinga Gorilla National Park; Mount Elgon; Queen Elizabeth National Park and Rwenzori Mountains.

RWANDA

Rwanda, a small landlocked country in East Africa bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The major economic sectors are tourism, mining and agriculture. The three official languages are Kinyarwanda, English and French. Major attractions include: Kigali Genocide Museum, Akagera National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe National Park, Lake Kivu, Lake Muhanzi, Virunga National Park and many more.

ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church. Ethiopia is a multilingual nation with around 80 ethnolinguistic groups, the four largest of which are the Oromo, Amhara, Somali and Tigrayans.

Most people in the country speak Afroasiatic languages of the Cushitic or Semitic branches. Additionally, Omotic languages are spoken by ethnic minority groups inhabiting the southern regions. Nilo-Saharan languages are also spoken by the nation’s Nilotic ethnic minorities. Ethiopia is a global center of avian diversity. To date more than 856 bird species have been recorded in Ethiopia, twenty of which are endemic to the country. Sixteen species are endangered or critically endangered.

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