Popular historical places in East Africa one must explore : East Africa is known for its natural draws. Many of them, like Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks, are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites because they have special natural qualities. This famous safari spot also has a lot of interesting historical and archaeological sites that have been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of their cultural significance. Some, like Stone Town in Zanzibar and Fort Jesus in Mombasa, are big tourist draws. Others, like the beautiful rock art sites near Kondoa and mysterious stone ruins at Thimlich Ohinga, are still hard to find.
Gedi Ruins, Malindi.
The Gedi ruins are one of the biggest riddles in east Africa. The settlement was supposedly established in the early 13th century. Most experts, though, find it hard to find proof. It has a perfect location on the Indian Ocean and is hidden deep in a thick forest.
But the well-known town’s mysterious disappearance and amazing rise have really confused scholars. Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site on the coast to see how the world has changed over time.
Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.
This is one of the best places in the world to see mountain gorillas, which are in danger of dying out. Only 800 of these amazing animals are still alive. They are a subspecies of the much more common eastern gorilla.
Spending time with them in their natural environment is a very moving safari experience. Anyone who loves animals should put this at the top of their list of things to do.
Lamu Old Town, Kenya.
Lamu Old Town is a more relaxed and low-key northern version of Zanzibar Stone Town. It goes back to middle Ages, and its cobblestone streets lined with traditional whitewashed Swahili houses are known for their feeling of being stuck in time and friendly atmosphere.
Ngorongoro conservation Area.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is the only “mixed” World Heritage Site in East Africa. This means that it has both “natural” and “cultural” World Heritage Site rank. The Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s biggest intact volcanic caldera, is the NCA’s ‘natural’ claim to fame. The many fossils and tracks of hominins that have been found in and around Oldupai Gorge that date back almost 4 million years are also interesting from a “cultural” point of view.
Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam.
The goal of this great building is to be the best multi-arts centre and creative place in Dar es Salaam, where people can enjoy art at its fullest.
People who want to learn more about the creative culture of Tanzania should go to this place on a safari. It has everything from concerts to studio places for artists, as well as a number of programs and institutions to help and support new artists. They are also proud of the business side of the visual arts, which is why they set up training and exchange programs.
Namugongo Martyrs Shrine-Uganda.
Namugongo Martyrs Shrine is situated in Wakiso district, not far from Kampala. The beautiful shrine’s front is made up of 22 copper poles that are more than 100 feet long. Thirty-two young men who served as king Mwanga II of Buganda’s pages were honored by the shrine’s construction.
The men were burned to death on June 3, 1886, because they would not deny being Christians. On the anniversary of their deaths, thousands of Christians get together to remember the lives and faith beliefs of the people who died.
Koobi Fora, Turkana.
Some of the most important historical and paleontological sites in the world can be found in East Africa. These sites can help us understand how our species evolved. Near Koobi Fora Ridge is a place called Koobi Fora, where interesting fossils like hominid bones that are more than 3 million years old have been found.
The rock formation called Koobi Fora is made up of lake and river sediments from the eastern side of Lake Turkana. Fossilized remains of hominins from 2.1 to 1.3 million years ago that are in good shape. Visit this history site to learn about where people came from.
Stone Town Zanzibar.
Stone Town is one of Tanzania’s most important historical and tourist spots. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 because of its 19th-century stone buildings and historical importance. Stone Town has many things to see and do besides museums, memorials, and old, famous buildings with inspirations from Arabia, Persia, India, and Europe. According to legend, June through October is the ideal season to come.
Kasubi Tombs were built in 1881 on the Kasubi hill in Kampala as a place for four kabaka’s to be buried. People of the Buganda nation, which is the largest sub-national kingdom in modern-day Uganda, see the graves as signs of the spiritual, political, and social state of a people. While the main palace is being reconstructed, visitors continue to frequent the location despite the sad occurrence.
East Africa has been inhabited by people for a long time, as many great historical places show. There are many interesting examples of how society and time have changed architecture. If you want to see some of East Africa’s historical sites, contact us and we’ll make sure your safari goes smoothly