With miles of pristine beaches fronting the Indian Ocean, wide plains and grassland savannahs and majestic snow-capped mountains, East Africa is a stunning and varied destination in terms of landscape to explore and wildlife to discover.
But the region is also a melting pot of cultural influences - Arab, Portuguese, British, German and Italian - making it one of the most fascinating and vibrant areas of the African Continent.
Kenya is perhaps the most quintessentially African country. It is where Meryl Streep and Robert Redford fell in love in Out of Africa and where safaris were invented.
Tanzania exudes the essence of Africa. It is the land of the Serengeti, Mt Kilimanjaro and the spice island of Zanzibar, of a climate of warm and sunny days followed by balmy nights, a land rich in culture and traditions and with endless possibilities for adventure - mountain climbing, balloon or more regular safaris, beach bathing, scuba diving, and a variety of resorts and hotels designed to appeal to the most discerning traveller.
Zanzibar's coastline offers some of the best beaches and most idyllic resorts in the world, steeped in history and exuding luxury and from where you can visit working plantations to observe the cultivation of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices that have made the island famous. Or walk down winding streets between a sultan's palace and Portuguese fort and gardens.