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Eastern Africa

Eastern Africa is the site of Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya as well as Lake Victoria and Lake Tangunyika. Safaris are one of the major travel attractions.
Eastern Africa is often refer to the part of Africa that comprises the countries of Kenya , Tanzania , Uganda , Somalia , Rwanda and Burundi. Madagascar is usually considered part of Southern Africa . Ethiopia , Eritrea and Sudan part of Northern Africa although these three countries together with Somalia often collectively are known as the Horn of Africa.

The geography of Eastern Africa is often stunning and scenic. Shaped by global plate tectonic forces that have created the Great Rift Valley. Eastern Africa is also the site of Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, the two tallest peaks in Africa, and where you find the world's second largest freshwater lake, Lake Victoria, and the world's second deepest lake, Lake Tangunyika.

Some parts of Eastern Africa are reknowned for their concentration of wild animals, and safaris in these areas are one of the major tourist attractions. The beaches along the Indian Ocean are regarded as some of the resorts and hotels available.

The climate in Eastern Africa is rather atypical of equatorial regions. Except on the hot and humid coastal belt, temperatures are moderate, with maxima of around 25 C (59 F). At altitudes of above 2,500 meters (8,200 ft), frosts are common during the dry season and the highest day temoeratures are about 21 C (70 F) or less. The annual rainfall generally increases towards the south, and with altitude. The lower-lying areas of northern Kenya and Somalia are extremely dry. On the coasts of Somaliland and Puntland many years have no rain at all.

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