Top 4 activities in Africa (3 minute read)

(Last Updated On: November 29, 2021)

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 four activities you can take part in on your next trip to Africa.

1. Whale watching in Hermanus

Whales off the coast of Hermanus
Whales off the coast of 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!

2. Walking safari in The Kruger National Park

Wild giraffe in Africa
Wild giraffe in Africa

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.

3. Flight over the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta from the air
The Okavango Delta from the air

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!

4. Colonial charm in East Africa

Game-viewing in the Masai Mara
Game-viewing in the Masai Mara

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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