There is nothing as refreshing as an African adventure. This experience is indescribable and will leave you with a great appreciation for life. This is why you have to take the time to make a trip of a lifetime. However, choosing which African adventure to go on will not be easy. We have come up with a list of some of our favorites.
Flying Over Victoria Falls In Zambia/ Zimbabwe
If you think gazing at the falls and splashing in the water is incredible, a flight above Victoria Falls is the ultimate African thrill. This helicopter flight over Victoria Falls, also known as the Flight of the Angels, is one of Africa’s most beautiful things to do.
You can obtain panoramic views of the Zambezi River. You will soak in awe-inspiring and breathtaking views of the falls from above and snap Instagram-worthy images of the mighty Victoria Falls. This genuinely wonderful moment must be experienced rather than described in words. So, if you’re seeking a once-in-a-lifetime African adventure, you’ve come to the right place.
Visiting Egypt’s Giza Pyramids
Visit the Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure. They are beautiful structures that should be on everyone’s African adventure bucket list.
The Giza pyramids, built 4,5000 years ago, are Egypt’s most visited attractions, with over 14.7 million people every year. All visitors are baffled about how the ancient Egyptians assembled an estimated 2.3 million block stones to create the spectacular pyramids we see today.
A journey to the Giza pyramids will transport you back in time to ancient Egypt, where you will learn about the pharaohs.
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing in Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro, commonly known as the Roof of Africa, is Africa’s highest mountain and the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, rising 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level.
Mt Kilimanjaro has become one of Africa’s bucket list attractions. The prospect of stepping on Africa’s roof, climbing one of the world’s seven summits, or simply experiencing a glacier-topped peak. Mt. Kilimanjaro’s beauty is undeniable.
Depending on which Kilimanjaro route you take, you’ll see a variety of landscapes on your approach to the summit!
There are seven primary hiking paths to select from, and any of them will provide you with an unforgettable journey. It is truly one of the best African adventures everyone should experience at least once.
From the tropical rainforest layer at the bottom of the foothills to the cloud forest you walk through as you climb up (where you can see several wild animals). The Alpine heath landscape is almost rocky to the snow and ice with glaciers.
Since the hike begins at 1 a.m., the most challenging summit day, this is when most people start to wonder why they signed up for the hike in the first place. Everything makes sense at dawn when you reach the summit and see all of Africa after hiking in utter darkness and gasping for air in the ice-cold wind. That’s when it all sinks you that you’ve just completed one of the most epic African adventures of your life.
Ride a Mokoro in Botswana’s Okavango Delta
Botswana is home to the Big Five and the Okavango Delta, the world’s most significant inland delta, named one of Africa’s seven natural wonders in 2013. The mokoro is a traditional canoe used to get close to the animals and birds while floating across the Okavango’s shallow waters.
A mokoro ride in the Delta is one of the must-do African adventure activities, even though it may appear frightening at first because any minor error by the guide will result in you plunging into the river. Apart from the Mokoro Ride, the Okavango Delta is home to many wild species. They flock to the river for water, especially when all other water sources in Botswana have dried up.
Lions, elephants, and giraffes are among the creatures found in the Okavango region. You can find Red lechwe, giraffes, zebras, and various animals. Self-driving is the ideal way to see Botswana, so here is a self-drive itinerary that will take you through the country and all you need to know about camping in Botswana.
Viewing the Great Migration in Kenya’s Masai Mara
Nothing compares to witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration in all of natural history. The movement of nearly 1.5 million wildebeests and hundreds of zebras across the Mara River to the other side.
The search for fresher pastures and water is a magnificent exhibition of wildlife behaviour. Faced with the threat of being devoured by the Mara river’s voracious crocodiles, wildebeests stand at the river’s edge, stomping their feet firmly on the ground and looking for the safest passage to the other side.
The migration process can take hours until the bravest wildebeest makes the first run into the river, with crocodiles anxiously waiting with their mouths wide open in expectation of easy food.
The joy that fills your heart as the first group of wildebeest enters the river, followed by hundreds, cannot be described. Your heart also breaks a little as crocodiles feast on the young and unfortunate animals that do not make it through the river! When you see some animals make it out of the river alive, your excitement becomes even more, and you want to celebrate on their behalf.
Migration is one of the most amazing things to see. It’s also a case of “survival of the fittest” for the millions of creatures yearning for greener pastures on the other side of the river. Unfortunately, crossing the river means coming face to face with new predators like Lions and Leopards, which are also looking for easy prey.
When the water and pastures in their latest site run out, they must again risk crossing the Mara River to return to where they came from in search of newly sprouting pastures. The migration cycle never ends.
A fascinating aspect of the Great Migration is that no one knows how these animals determine where the meadows are greener and fresher to migrate. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime African adventure wildlife experience that will keep you on the tip of your seat while eliciting a wide range of emotions.