Click on the country of your interest to get the national parks list:

National Parks of East Africa by country



East Africa has dramatic landscapes and geological features, like the Victoria Falls and the Blue Nile Falls. Dramatic hot springs with bright yellow sulfur "stalagmites" are found in the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia.

Blue Nile Falls Ethiopia Sulfur hot springs Lake Asale Ethiopia

Ecotravel: birds, plants, geology, wildlife and safaris

Obviously, East Africa is all about safaris and large mammals. But don't ignore the birds, because Africa has a fabulous wealth of incredibly beautiful and interesting birds. For instance, Ethiopia has 18 endemic birds and another dozen of regional endemic species.

Mountain Nyala Bale Mountains National Park


Ecocruises East Africa

Some of the best nature in the world can best be explored from the water. We offer the best value for money for high quality small ship ecocruises to some of the most hidden locations in the archipelagos in the world. While these are not cheap, we try to help you find reasonably prized packages while securing our high-standards for the programs.

We even takes you under water in East Africa

Visit Planet Ocean! The moment the surface of the water passes by your diving mask, you enter Planet Ocean, a completely different planet from Planet Earth. I shall never forget that moment I was stuck for a long weekend in Belice on a World Bank mission with nothing to do because all offices were closed. So I signed up for a diving course and I slowly sank under water with a tank of air on my back, entering a world I never knew existed. A world of extreme colors, fishes shooting by me as if I were not there and the strangest life forms everywhere around me. Instantly addicted, I never was the same afterwards.

Green Turtle and snorkler East Africa

Ecotravels and photography in East Africa

Many words have been spoken about photography while travelling. Some claim you can't experience the world around you when you always look through the viewer of your camera. But are you one of the privileged few who understand that you see details that other never are aware of? Who know the thrill of the perfect shot? While not a professional photographer and never having won a prize, I certainly appreciate the art of photography, and many of the pictures on this website were taken on my professional expeditions. We encourage you to never forget your camera and even throw in an unprofessional opinion or two .

Ecotravel and culture in East Africa

Many people think that ecotourists are only interested in nature. That is nonsense of course. Why would YOU not be interested in the local culture and historical monuments just because you love nature? We make sure that you get to experience and visit the local cultural highlights in addition to your nature program.

Ecotravel and leisure in East Africa

Does your love for nature mean that you don't appreciate some time browsing the local art stands or spending some time on the beach? Of course not. After all, you are on vacation, and we help you make it an experience just the way you want it.


Who says that on an ecotour, you can't enjoy a relaxing day in a beach resort of try an exiting day of surfing?

Surfing East Africa

Take your children on Safari in East Africa

There is no better time to engrain the love for nature than in childhood. Are you like us, and want to travel with children or even toddlers? Be aware, there are limitations to what children can do. If you decide you want to travel with children, you may need to customize your trip, as not all people in a group may enjoy the company of children. Consult with us if we can accommodate your needs.

child on safari

Our prices

We are family people and we know better than most, that you are not rich and that you can't blast away money. While many ecotravelers have satisfying jobs, we know that for most of you, buying a trip abroad takes a considerable financial effort. We feel a great responsibility that you get value for money. We also know that national parks, particularly in developing countries, need visitors to justify their protection and it is our mission to make that possible. This means they need to be accessible for as many people as possible. So, price matters!  Therefore we  make every effort to secure reasonable prices, often by cutting out the middleman. In many cases, you pay directly to the service provider.



What makes us different from so many other tour operators?

Just look at the quality of our high resolution pictures. We took them all ourselves. We have thousands of high resolution pictures on this website, that you can see enlarged by clicking on them. These pictures show that we have been everywhere in the country of your interest and really know the details. We are professional explorers and biologists with MSc and PhD.


National Parks Tours Worldwide, a social responsibility and conservation company, is a brand name of the World Institute for Conservation & Environment, registered in the Netherlands with headquarters in the USA.


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