Bucket List Safaris in Africa
Experience the best of Africa
Africa is an adventurer’s utopia, with exhilarating offerings scattered across the continent that are sure to get even the most seasoned thrill-seekers adrenaline pumping. It is also home to some of the most incredible man-made and natural marvels on the planet, ranging from the ancient pyramids of Giza in Egypt, to the world’s largest sheet of falling water on the mighty Zambezi River.
The allure of an adventure in Africa exists not only in the depth of extreme and exciting experiences, but also in the richness of the culture and history of the oldest inhabited continent in the world. It is a land like no other, and a luxury African bucket list adventure with an out-of-this-world twist is guaranteed to be a life-changing experience.
Top recommended bucket list experiences in Africa
Table Mountain, South Africa
Table Mountain, situated in Cape Town, is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The 240-million-year-old mountain is a timeless icon with a rich history and floral biodiversity and is home to over 8200 species of plant. A hike up this natural spectacle is an absolute must for an African adventure bucket list and the jaw-dropping scenic views from the top are out-of-this-world.
The Great Wildebeest Migration, Tanzania and Kenya
Widely known as ‘The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth’, the Great Migration in East Africa is the world’s quintessential wildlife experience that sees millions of wildebeest, zebra, and other antelope species make the treacherous journey across Tanzania into Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve each year. It is a classic example of survival of the fittest, in some of the most wildlife-rich regions in the world.
Mokoro Safari, Botswana
To those looking to get-off-the-beaten-track in Botswana, a dynamic experience awaits. A mokoro safari is one such experience and undoubtedly the most intimate way to explore the winding floodplains and river channels of the great Okavango Delta. Navigating the wild waters with nothing but a wooden dug-out canoe between you and the local hippos and crocodiles of the Delta is a thrilling safari bucket list must.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia
Twice the height of Niagara Falls, and nearly a mile wide, Victoria Falls is considered to be the planet’s largest sheet of falling water and is a truly mega natural wonder worthy of any traveler’s bucket list. Known by locals as Mosi-o-Tunya meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’ this mighty waterfall divides the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia and is characterised by its massive plumes of mist as it roars and crashes to the ground.
The Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Witnessing the truly breathtaking natural beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania is a sight to behold. This UNESCO-listed area is the world’s largest inactive and unfilled volcanic caldera, 600m deep, and home to the most spectacular wildlife havens on earth. The grasslands, swamps, acacia forests and soda lake found in the crater are home to a variety of Africa’s most iconic wildlife.
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Gorilla Trekking, Rwanda
Walk in the footsteps of Dian Fossey, traversing the same rainforest slopes and misty cliffs to come face to face with the remarkable mountain gorillas that call the jungle home. The profound experience with these charismatic creatures is a wildlife encounter like no other in the world. Their uncanny resemblance to humans that translates into their behaviour, is something you will never forget.
Hot Air Balloon Flight, Morocco
Watching the sun rise over the epic snow-capped High Atlas Mountains, diverse landscapes, soft deserts and villages of Morocco from a hot air balloon soaring high in the Africa sky is an unforgettable experience. If romance and untamed beauty is something that gets your blood pumping, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything like it.
Lemur Trekking, Madagascar
Madagascar is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, with unique plants and animals that are only found there. Renowned for its giant baobab trees, grand waterfalls, pristine beaches and jungles, the country is also home to 100 different species of lemurs, amongst other indigenous animals. A trek through the jungle to track these charismatic, and oddly humanlike creatures is a must when visiting this beautiful country.
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