Africa, the second largest continent is as diverse as it is vast and has within its boundaries 54 countries, many different landscapes and ethnic groups. Keeping that in mind, it is almost impossible to pick the top 5 adventurous things to do in Africa that make it the hotspot for all those who live for the adrenaline rush! From a wildlife tour in Uganda to chimpanzee trekking in Tanzania, you will be surprised with the abundance of options available to you. Find below a list of the top 5 reasons why Africa is the adventure-capital of the world:
1. Camel trekking in Samburu
• Have you ever thought about riding a camel to get from one place to the next? Since time immemorial, camels have been used as a mode of transportation in the Northern parts of Africa and a few lodges in a relatively untouched region, Samburu offer tourists a chance to get on the camel and have fun. The camels ride through the Golden Savannah and can survive even in the hottest climatic conditions and hold their thirst.
While the mountain Gorillas of Africa share much of the stage space, a group of younger and older chimps playfully being with each other is an intriguing experience in itself. Chimpanzees are famous for being an intelligent species whose creativity and intelligence makes them one of the most exciting animals one can witness. Two recommended and highly rated based to go chimpanzee trekking are Greystoke Mahale and Gombe forest lodge.
3. Uganda safari
The word “safari” literally translates to “journey” in Swahili and a wildlife safari is one of the most popular attractions that lures tourists from around the world to visit Africa. The most popular option is to go looking for endangered mountain gorillas in the rainforests of Uganda and Rwanda. In fact, one can even witness the Great Migration of East Africa in the months of December and January and spot millions of wildebeests in the region. You can make this experience even better by witnessing this phenomena from a hot air balloon up in the sky!
4. Mountain hiking
Apart from all the wildlife tourist attractions that Africa is known for, the land is also famous for offering great hiking and trekking opportunities. Some of the most popular choices amongst trekking enthusiasts are Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Morocco’s Atlas mountains. Another great options for a smaller a day trek are the Drakensberg mountains in South Africa or the Rwenzori mountains in Uganda.
5. White-water rafting, bungee jumping and more
You don’t have to go looking for high-octane adventure in Africa, it will come knocking at your door at every nook and corner. Whether you want to go bungee jumping from a bridge or swim up to the edge id the largest waterfalls in the world or rather go white-water rafting down crazy rapids; Africa has it all!
Whether you love adventure or not, we are sure that reading about the diverse activities that you can partake in Africa will make you want to add it to your bucket list!