When considering East Africa, the first options popping to mind are Kenya and Tanzania! One thinks of vast open plains; dotted picturesque acacia trees, grazing herbivores and Africa's ever fierce predators. Yes, East Africa is well known for big game and the game-viewing here is definitely geared around the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra through the greater Serengeti eco-system. Anything from 1.4 million wildebeest and a few hundred thousand zebras moving through the Serengeti (Tanzania) and Masai Mara (Kenya) in search of good grazing, which in turn attracts and excites the territorial predatory population along the way.
In addition to Tanzania and Kenya, East Africa also includes new and exciting options for travel to Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda. To complete a full circle of biodiversity and cultural immersion, I would recommend combining a number of these destinations into one journey; or ending your safari experience on the stunning island of Zanzibar to bathe away your safari dust in the crystal clear Indian Ocean.