East Africa is a region in Africa. East Africa is regarded as the cradle of mankind, as the first species of the Homo genus evolved here, and migrated to the rest of the world.
Popular in East Africa
Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in Africa and is the oldest nation within borders bearing some resemblance to those that existed 500 years ago.
On the Indian Ocean coast between Somalia to the north east and Tanzania to the south, is the Eastern African country of Kenya.
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In East Africa
Somalia is on the Horn of Africa, and is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the north-west, and Kenya on its south-west.
Rwanda is a relatively stable East African country, and easily accessible from Kenya and Uganda.
Eritrea is a country in East Africa, in an area sometimes known as the Horn of Africa, between Djibouti and Sudan, with a long disputed border with Ethiopia and a long coast on the Red Sea.
Madagascar is a country that occupies a large island of the same name, located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa.
Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean situated some 2,000 kilometres from the African continent.
Burundi is a small country in East Africa, although it has some cultural and geographical ties with Central Africa.
The Seychelles are a group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean that lie off the coast of East Africa, northeast of Madagascar.
Djibouti is in the Horn peninsula, bordered by Eritrea to the north, Ethiopia to the west and south, and Somalia to the southeast.
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