By Josephine Wawira
If you are planning your next holiday to the land of unending adventures, Africa, you need to know what places have the experiences you are looking to have. From the very simple tasks as a walk in the park, to the adrenaline filled jaunts that are likely to leave you completely breathless, Africa is an all-inclusive package. These adventure ideas will help conclude your itinerary for your next holiday to Africa.
Camel trekking in the Sahara
Set out on a camel trek in the endless desert of Morocco. Let the humped animals take you around the villages where you can comfortably interact with the warm locals. It is an opportunity to learn one or two things about the country’s culture and customs; while traversing the grand minarets. Do not miss a ride to Merzouga village in the Sahara Desert, where you can camp at the Nasser Palace. Here, after a day’s activities, engage other guests or your troupe to outdoor fireside activities such as dances and storytelling.
Shark Cage Diving in South Africa
If being with the marine mammals gives you the chills, then South Africa is the place to go. Cage diving with the great white sharks is a common adventure for the audacious travelers, teasing the world’s most admired water creatures behind the confines of the cage. Mossel Bay is perhaps the most sort after by cage divers, who seek to come eye to eye with the predators; as it provides a white-knuckle experience that will forever be embedded in your memory.
Experience the Namib Desert
The Namib Desert, the oldest in the world offers a platform for numerous adventures; from mountain biking on the mountainous areas to climbing the enormous red sand dunes. Photographing the white clay pans of Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, horse riding, sandboarding and skydiving are just some of the most enthralling adventures to undertake in the Namib desert. As for the romantic lot, you will never have enough of the stunning sunrise and sunset that excitingly reflects the red of the dunes.
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Had to include this one from Rwanda. Gorilla trekking into the deep and dense Virunga Mountains will give you an electrifying escapade. Waylaying through thick groves of the rain forests into the waiting congregate of dark hairy giants. You are in a habitat that is home to more than half of the world’s (about 900) remaining mountain gorillas. That fact alone leaves you gasping in awe, even as you fervidly search through the thickets to locate those hopping from one tree to another.
Water Rafting in Kenya
The adrenaline junkies would want to head to Sagana in Kenya for an exhilarating white water rafting experience. Navigating the rough waves requires valor, resolve and the oomph to sail through; which is a great opportunity to build teamwork. Water rafting in the Sagana also gives a chance to view different bird species found along the river valley.