As if going on safari in Africa wasn’t exciting enough, there are loads of extra activities to take part in that will have your pulse racing. Take a look at five activities you can take part in on your next trip to Africa.
1. Walk with lions
It isn’t every day that you’re able to get up close to the king of the jungle – and with good reason! But this is an exception; in Antelope Park, Gweru, you’re able to spend a few hours with lion cubs – truly an unforgettable experience! This breeding centre allows visitors to stroll through the veld – accompanied by handlers – with hand-reared lion cubs as they learn more about their natural environment. There are photo opportunities galore – definitely something that your friends will be envious of once you return home and show off your holiday snaps! This optional extra is available on all safaris that begin or end in Victoria Falls.
2. Whale watching in Hermanus
Hermanus is the whale-watching capital of Africa, a small town on South Africa’s southern coast. Whales can be seen here from the nearby cliffs as early as June, but if you’re really up for it, it’s best to aim for September, when the arrival of whales and their calves heralds the start of the local whale festivals. Locals welcome visitors with markets and fairs; it’s a great time to visit and soak up the atmosphere!
3. Walking safari in The Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park has been conducting walking safaris for many years, making their rangers some of the most experienced in the world. Accompanied by an armed ranger, groups are able to head out into the wild on foot, for a truly unique look at the extraordinary wildlife in Africa.
4. Flight over the Okavango Delta
Most people see the Okavango Delta up close in a makoro – or dugout canoe – but to get a real sense of the sheer size of this, the world’s largest inland delta, there’s really only one way to do it. The view from the air is spectacular!
5. Colonial charm in East Africa
With relics from Kenya’s colonial past used in the construction of places like Governor’s Camp in Masai Mara and Larsen’s Camp in Samburu, you’ll get a real sense of 1920s colonial charm. This is a great way to experience the grandeur, splendour and luxury of a bygone era.
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