If you are currently creating a travel bucket list, Africa should definitely on it! Being the second-largest continent in the world, you will never run out of new things to see and do. You can only imagine what awaits you on this incredible travel destination that is one of the best in the world. This incredible continent, with its perfect blend of ancient and modern, of wild and urban, of East and West, offers you tons of opportunities to collect countless unforgettable experiences.
Planning your trip can be too overwhelming. But whatever happens, make sure to try all these things on your travel to Africa to make the most of the experience! You don’t always get to experience some of these and Africa might be the only destination to offer you these opportunities. Here are our top picks of the things that you SHOULD do on your travel.
Meet the San Bushmen of Botswana
This will definitely be a remarkable experience if you are on who has an interest in tribal cultures. Besides marveling on the surreal landscape of central Kalahari’s vast grass plains and sat pans, you should also get to know bushmen native’s culture by listening to their stories. They will be very pleased to share to interested visitors the elements of their traditional life. Never miss the chance to learn from the bushmen tribes
Go Whale Watching in Whale Coast
One of the best things in the world is whale watching in South Africa! Southeast of Capetown, along the Atlantic shoreline, is home to some of the best whale watching opportunities on the planet - the Whale Coast. Prepare to be astounded by these gentle giants as they propel out of the waves. A whale the size of a jumbo jet rising out of the water just in front of your boat or where you are standing at is definitely a must-see and an opportunity you should never let pass.
Kenya Hot Air Ballooning
Of course, hot air balloon rides are thrilling in any setting, but riding a hot air balloon over the Maasai Mara is an experience like no other. Experience absolute peace of the immense vista views, crisp fresh air, and muted colors as you you are silently being carried by the balloons above it all.
Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
Sitting in the silence for 50 minutes on the cold ground of a Ugandan forest might be one of your life’s greatest moments. Gorilla trekking is an exhilarating primate experience that any visitor should not miss out. This activity allows you to be in touch with fewer than 900 mountain gorillas in existence to observe these mysterious but gentle primates’ everyday interactions.
Take a Walking Safari in Zambia
An African safari allows you to get more connected with nature and just detach away from everything else. Zambia, the home of the walking safari, South Luangwa in particular is the perfect place to explore the bush on foot. While you can take the jeep in some safaris, walking is the best way to enjoy and appreciate this one-of-a-kind experience that brings you close to the place that the animals call home.
Explore Bazaruto on a Traditional Dhow
There is nothing more relaxing than drifting along calm waters, guided by the ocean breezes on a boat. Get this remarkable experience by hopping aboard a traditional dhow, a wooden vessel with a triangular sail commonly used by the island’s locals for fishing. Enjoy by marveling at the illuminated waters or watching the sun set over the islands of Bazaruto Archipelago as you sail.
Wine Tasting at Stellenbosch
Your travel will not be complete unless you taste some of the world’s best wine from South Africa. Spend a lovely day in Stellenboch, it is one of the towns which is best-known for its remarkable treats of wine and cheese tasting. Take a tour to the wine cellar and witness how your favorite wine has been made in barrels and tanks. Be sure to purchase freshly-made wine and for your wine night. You might also want to bring one home as its unique taste is not one that you can find anywhere in the world.
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