10 Unforgettable Experiences in Africa

From safaris to swimming with sharks, discover 10 unforgettable experiences you can have when traveling through Africa.

10 Unforgettable Experiences in Africa

Venture into Africa and you'll find that the fun never ends. If there were a continent that had something for everyone, it would be Africa. From the best safari experience to swimming with sharks, outdoor adventures, sightseeing and nightlife, the possibilities are endless and endlessly enjoyable. So if you're planning a vacation on this wonderful continent that not only encompasses the best of modernity, but also nature and wildlife, you're in luck because we've chosen these 10 unforgettable experiences in Africa just for you.

The word safari often brings to mind images of elephants in a watering hole and lions on the prowl. Safari came into English in the early 19th century to describe weeks-long hunting trips on the African plains. Nowadays, it normally describes any adventure focusing on wildlife in Africa. There's nothing more iconic than waking up at dawn to go out looking for wildlife.

Your first safari will bring with it a wave of emotion and expectation. Stellenbosch, the second oldest European settlement in South Africa after Cape Town, is home to more than 200 wineries and vineyards that are part of the original Stellenbosch wine region. Many of the wineries feature classic Cape Dutch architecture with thatched roofs and stucco walls. At 19,341 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is not only the highest mountain in Africa, but it is also the highest independent mountain in the world.

Mount Kilimanjaro emerged from the plains of Tanzania more than a million years ago, forming an imposing volcano that is now inactive. It is possible to complete the climb in 5 days for people who are very fit and who are already acclimated to high altitudes. One way to adapt is to climb Tanzania's Mount Meru, about 43 miles away and 14,967 feet high, before climbing Kili. Boat cruises can be taken at dawn, dusk, or in the middle of the day and generally last 2 to 4 hours.

The atmosphere is more relaxed than that of a safari and can include cocktails and snacks, especially for sunset cruises. Balloon safaris provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to view wildlife in a whole new way. Hot air balloon safaris usually start at dawn to enjoy the best weather and the best views. The pilot controls the altitude of the balloon, sometimes flying at the height of the treetops to observe the animals up close, and other times it rises to 300 meters so that you can enjoy the enormity of the horizon.

Whether you prefer the thrill of flying over Victoria Falls or the quieter promise of a sunrise over the Indian Ocean, Africa has something for everyone. Ujuzi African Travel can include one or all of these top 10 activities in a personalized itinerary just for you. Depending on your travel style, a trip to Africa can be very cheap or extremely expensive. There are so many reasons to travel to Morocco that a backpacker or luxury traveler would be just as satisfied.

Africa is an enchanting continent that offers so much to its travelers that it is almost overwhelming and yet too pleasant to leave.

Tia Szymansky
Tia Szymansky

Having Spent 8 Years Travelling, I have decided to Live in Africa for the past 2 years. Love every moment of it and sharing my best guides and tips if you plan on travelling here. Africa is always oversighted due to media and I believe with my blog, I can help revive the African Travel and Tourism Industry and invite you all here for a fantastic time :)

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