Things to do in Africa!
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Gorilla Trekking in either Uganda, Rwanda, or DR Congo is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Requiring a certain amount of fitness, you will hack a way through the steamy, dense, African jungle and meet the tranquil beauty of the mountain gorillas at rest and at play.
Devils`s Pool, Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls, on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is also known as The Smoke that Thunders — a name you can only truly appreciate when you stand in the dense mist of the falls. Africa's ultimate infinity pool can be found on the edge of the mighty Victoria Falls (on the Zambian side). Devils Pool is itself a natural rock pool which can only be accessed during the dry season (September - the end of January). Put your hand on the ledge and look down 108m (355 feet) of one of the greatest waterfalls in the world. Not for the faint-hearted and equally unforgettable.
Table Mountain, South Africa
An exhilarating hike up to the Plateau of Table Mountain is rewarded by outstanding views of the scale and sheer beauty of the Cape Town surrounds. You’ll need to set aside two to three hours for the walk-up, but at least you can ride the cableway back down again.
Migration Balloon Safari, Kenya and Tanzania
The Great Migration takes place through the Serengeti and Maasai Mara attracting thousands of wildlife enthusiasts from around the world each year. It’s a stunning natural event that occurs when up to two million wildebeest, and thousands of other plains wildlife, migrate from the dry plains of the Serengeti to the rich grazing in the south of the Maasai Mara Nature Reserve. A migration balloon safari over either Kenya's Masai Mara or Tanzania's Serengeti is without question one of life's most memorable events.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Known locally as the ‘river that never finds the sea’, the Okavango Delta is a lush intricate web of waterways, islands, and hillocks. It is one of Africa’s richest and most diverse concentrations of birds and wildlife including the Big 5, wild dog, and the extremely rare Pel’s Fishing Owl. Explore the Delta in a traditional dug-out canoe called a mokoro for a unique game viewing experience.
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
The Skeleton Coast is one of the world’s great natural wonders. It’s where a blistering desert meets a treacherous, icy ocean current to create a wild, untouched and barren landscape. This is a safari destination like no other. If you are an adventurous traveler it is a must for your Africa bucket list. Climb the soaring sand dunes, photograph historic shipwrecks, hot air balloons over the vast landscapes, engage with local Himba people or go on a game drive to spot the famed desert-adapted lions.
Visitors looking to properly explore the highlands can follow a historical route over several days that includes all major sites worth visiting, including the capital Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar and Lake Tana, Gonder, Simien Mountains, Aksum, and Lalibela. The churches at Lalibela were hewn by hand out of basalt rocks over 700 years ago. Basalt is one of the hardest rock types known to man and the ingenuity, skill, and dedication of craftsmen all those years ago have left a permanent legacy of one of the great wonders of the world.
Climb Mountain Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
One of the most iconic of all African destinations; climbing to the top of the world's tallest freestanding mountain (5,985m) is a must for all adventurers. You will not necessarily need mountaineering experience but a certain standard of fitness is required.
Great White Cage Diving, South Africa
The beautiful coastline of South Africa is dotted with some of the hottest shark diving spots globally, including the famed Gansbaai known as the Capital of the Great White Shark. Shark dive spots not to miss also include Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Durban, and Port Elizabeth.
Road trip from Cairo to Cape Town
Perhaps the biggest — and most daunting — item on many African travel bucket lists is a trip from south to north, or north to south. The epic journey from Cape to Cairo can take many forms — intrepid travelers have achieved the feat on bicycle, motorcycle, in large overland vehicles, in small cars, and even on foot.