Africa is such a huge and varied continent that it almost feels wrong to be writing an article like this. However often people do have a desire to visit the continent and don’t know where to begin, and there are so many guides on where to visit and what countries to go to. But we thought it important to specifically look at the best trips for those that seek excitement, thrills, and adventure. So here are 5 of the best and most exciting trips we think that you can take in Africa. Many of us have African heritage and it is something that is greatly celebrated.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the largest mountain in Africa, standing tall at 5985 m it is an intimidating thought to tackle it for the uninitiated. But with that being said there are many ways to tackle the mountain. The easiest routes can be done, with a guide, by those with very little mountain experience and don’t require any real climbing experience and the most difficult should not be undertaken by those who do not have a high level of experience.
Safari is often the most common thing that comes to mind when you mention thrilling African trips. Travelling out to see animals in their natural habitat is so cool. A Tanzania safari is one thing that I would not hesitate to recommend and don’t know of anyone who has regretted doing this.
The Victoria Falls, situated between Zambia and Zimbabwe are huge, exciting and one of the 7 Wonders of the World. As well as being stunningly beautiful it also hosts some of the most exciting activities. Bungee jumping is one that is considered to be a heart-pumping thrill to seek but it’s not a long activity so you wouldn’t go for just that. Rafting is the one that you can really make a go of and spend a bunch of time here.
Swim With Sharks – South Africa
Swimming with sharks sounds like an idea that only a mad person would undertake does it not? But if done in the correct way and under proper supervision can be a wonderful opportunity to see such majestic creatures at close quarters. There are many locations on the continent that can offer swimming with sharks but we reckon South Africa offers the best chance to do this, the operators in the main take safety seriously and ensure that it’s done with the minimum of risk.
Gorillas are commonly taken to be one of our closest animal relatives and so people love going Gorilla Trekking to visit them and see them in their natural habitat, which is a lot better than zoos and more ethical too. Rwanda is the most popular destination to do this in and has a relatively established tourist industry surrounding it. This is important as going in without guides or poor quality guides is strongly discouraged as Gorillas are huge creatures and should not simply be approached without knowledge.