Africa’s top five vacation experiences

Africa has got a lot of amazing experiences that you can enjoy while you are on your holiday.

The presence of a variety of amazing holiday experience on the continent just presents the travelers with a selection dilemma of their best destination to spend their vacation.

However, with our thorough research, we have compiled this list of five out of Africa’s top holiday experiences to guide make the best choice.

Gorilla trekking

Trekking mountain gorillas in the jungles surrounding the Virunga Mountains in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda reigns as the best wildlife experience on the continent. With these endangered primates found nowhere else in the world, Africa stands as the monopoly provider of this incredible experience to the whole world.

 There are about 1000 mountain gorillas that reside in only two locations in the world; the Virunga Mountains that straddle the borders of DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda and in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

The national parks within the Virunga Mountains where these amazing and sought after apes are found include Virunga National Park in DR Congo, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. More than half of the total population of mountain gorillas are found within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

Bush to Beach Safari

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Arguably one of the best combined travel experiences in the world. The combined land and aquatic experiences in Africa introduces to some of the continent’s wildlife experiences like game drives, hiking and mountain climbing before embarking on breathtaking water and beach excursions like scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing and more.

There are not many experiences that can equated to the combination of exploring the vast savanna plains, wildlife viewing, towering mountains and then tat the same time embarking on the breathtaking coastal activities.

At the coast of the Indian ocean is where you can enjoy Africa’s beach safaris in countries like Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia and South Africa with each of them having amazing inland experiences ranging from wildlife to hiking and desert encounters.

Climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro

Africa’s highest Kilimanjaro in northeastern Tanzania stands at an impressive 19,341 ft. the highest point on the continent. The massive volcanic summit is the highest free-standing mountain in the world with glacial conditions that are very rare in Africa’s temperate climate. Those who dare to hike Kilimanjaro go through its five different ecological zones with decreasing temperatures as they ascend to the summit.

Trekkers of Kilimanjaro are also rewarded with the wildlife beauty of Kilimanjaro National Park where they can view wild game like leopard, elephant, buffalo, mongoose and many more.

Victoria Falls

The mighty falls shared by both Zambia and Zimbabwe and flowing from the Zambezi River is one of the seven wonders of the world. Travelers to Victoria Falls can adventurous activities like bungee jumping, kayaking and abseiling while the brave ones can take a plunge in the famous Devil’s pool.

For the less adventurous, a boat cruise is available to take you through the Zambezi towards the top of the falls overlooking the edge.

A maximum of 24 people is allowed at the time into this adrenalin-pumping swimming hole as a safety precaution.

Sahara Desert

Africa’s great desert, the Sahara is the third largest in the world after Antarctica, and the Arctic deserts. The Sahara is demarcated with several geographical/historical divisions including the Sahel, the Nubian desert, the Libyan desert and the eastern desert.

The vast Sahara Desert is spread over 11 African countries including Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Chad, Mauritania, Tunisia, Mali, Niger, Sudan and Western Sahara.  

Travelers who want to traverse the Sahara can access through any of those countries however, majority prefer to enter it through Egypt and Morocco.

The Sahara can be visited by either sailing down the Nile or by riding on a Carmel. Sailing the Nile rewards you with magnificent views along the ancient Nile River, occasional wildlife and colorful villages.

On the other hand, a Carmel ride allows you to see the beautiful star-filled sky at night and also leads you to the nomads who live in the tents as their way of life in the desert.

The desert trip also leads to the rare desert animals like mountain sheep, antelopes, cats, desert bird species, rodents, gazelles, among others. The desert also contains dinosaur fossils that were found recently by the archeologists.  

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