Exploring Africa: The Best Things to See and Do

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Africa is a terrain of incredible experience, memories, and adventures to be had, not to mention a beating heart of amazing wildlife, scenery, and mountains (or beaches, if that’s your preference) just waiting to be walked on, photographed and embedded in your memory forever.

It’s a place that’s sure to be on everybody’s bucket list, and if it’s on the top of yours, you’re number one go-to is to find out the best activities available to you in Africa, and this guide can help to point you in the right direction.

Head Out On Safari In Tanzania

The first thing which comes to mind when planning a trip to Africa is, of course, the safari.

Certainly most places in the continent will offer an incredible safari experience, but one of the best places to try it out is Tanzania: this region houses some of the best parks, lodges, and wildlife, and companies such as Tanzania Odyssey are on hand to create an authentic, captivating and unbelievable safari experience for you. Get up close and personal with the breath-taking scenery and wildlife, the likes of which you’ll never forget.

Try the Beaches in South Africa

When you think of Africa, you might think only of rugged terrain rather than sandy white beaches, but the continent has some beautiful shorelines to tempt you with. Better still, if you head for the beaches towards the South, they are usually less crowded than the North area (so less of a risk of being photobombed).

You can do anything from grabbing a beach hut in idyllic Zanzibar to surfing on the awesome waves, and there’s even a chance you might bump into a penguin or two the further South you go.

If that isn’t enough for you adrenaline junkies, why not try diving with great white sharks?

Spend a Day Bike Riding in Cape Town

A lot of people forget the simple mode of transport that is the bicycle – and although it sounds a peaceful and easy way to get around, it can actually be challenging when you’re riding on tough African terrain – but that’s what makes it all the more exciting.

Without the confines of public transport or a hire car, you can feel the full effect of he fresh African air and the wonders around you when traveling by bike – and you can stop and take it all in whenever you feel like it.

Take a Hike Up Mount Kilimanjaro

There are many, many hiking opportunities in this glorious continent, but one obvious choice for mountain and walking enthusiasts is Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s the highest mountain in Africa, which means you can brag to all your friends when you get home that you’ve hiked up it. Some things to remember if you’re considering it:

  • A good time to climb is during a dry month, mainly January/February or August/September.
  • Decide on a date.
  • Decide on your chosen route.

But don’t worry – nobody will judge you if you choose an easier option.

Happy trekking!