21 Top Africa Travel Experiences

Need convincing why you should plan an Africa trip? Looking for ideas to add to your bucket list?  Here are our Top 21 Things To Do In Africa

 1. Climb Table Mountain

Table Mountain looms spectacularly over Cape Town! Most visitors take the cableway to the top, but it’s great to hike up too. Home to the richest, yet smallest floral kingdom on earth, it is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

2. Get up close to the Big Five in the Kruger National Park

There is nothing more thrilling than seeing Africa’s wildest and most powerful animals close up, going about their day in their natural habitat – hunting, feeding, having babies. The Kruger region is a massive tract of protected wildlife reserve.

3. Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa

The migration of over a million wildebeest and zebra takes place on the grassy plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara National Parks. It is the largest mass movement of land animals on the planet. Ask us about when to go and where to be based for the best opportunities to see the famous river crossings.

4. Drive along the Garden Route on South Africa

The Garden Route stretches from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. It is dotted with quaint towns, impressive mountain passes, vineyards, lagoons, forests and the most beautiful beaches.

5. Go Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda or Uganda

Spending time with a family of Mountain Gorillas is an unforgettable experience and a privilege. Access to the gorillas is restricted. Get in touch for information about permits and where to stay to make the most of your trek.

6. Swim in Devil’s Pool on the very edge of Victoria Falls

Swimming in Devil’s Pool is an exhilarating experience! It’s the world’s wildest infinity pool with a view over the edge of the Victoria Falls. It is only possible from the Zambian side and during low water season.

7. Dive With Great White Sharks

Great White Shark cage diving is possible all year round off the Cape coast. The sharks are attracted by the large Seal colonies that inhabit Dyer Island off the coast of Gansbaai and Seal Island in False Bay.

8.  Visit the Southern Tip of Africa 

Cape Agulhas is the most southerly tip of the African continent as well as the dividing line between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The hazardous coastline is famous for many historic shipwrecks. A pilgrimage to the tip of Africa is a great selfie opportunity!

9. Glide Along The Waterways of the Okavango Delta 

A Mokoro is a traditional dug out canoe and is perfect for gliding silently along the channels in the delta looking for natures small delights – rare birds, frogs and water lillies.

10.  See Hundreds of Elephants in the Chobe National Park

chobe national park teeming with largest concentration of elephants

The Chobe National Park in Botswana teems with largest concentration of African elephants in the world.

11. Float over Kenya’s Masai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon

Kenya, Masai Mara, Narok County, Masai Mara National Reserve, Hot air balloons floating over landscape Wildebeest migration

Floating in a hot air balloon over the wildebeest migration is a must-do bucket list activity if you’re going to the Masai Mara.

12. Do a Walking Safari in Zambia

Chindeni Bushcamp

Zambia is synonymous with walking safaris. The excellent quality of the guides, the variety of wildlife, the remote and exclusive location of the camps. It is the perfect destination for nature lovers returning to Africa to experience the next level of going-on-safari.

13. Climb the Highest Sand Dunes in the World at Sossusvlei  

Sossusvlei’s large red sand dunes are Namibia’s most famous attraction. Photographer’s love the contrast and light at sunrise and sunset. At 400 meters, they are the highest dunes in the world. We recommend hiking to the top of Big Daddy at sunrise.

14. Meet the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert

Bushmen of the Kalahari

With careful planning, we can arrange an excursion into the Kalahari accompanied by the Bushmen. Guests respectfully observe the rituals and traditions and contribute to sustainable cultural tourism and preservation of the Bushmen culture.

15. Taste World-Class Wines in the Cape 

Dramatic mountain ranges, historic manor houses, fine dining restaurants, charming guesthouses and world-class wines characterise the Cape Winelands. All within close proximity of Cape Town.

16. White Water Raft down the Zambezi 

White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River as it goes through the Batoka Gorge just below the Falls is an adrenaline rush that is not to be missed.

17. Track Desert Rhino in Namibia

Tracking the endangered desert adapted black rhino on foot or by vehicle in Damaraland is a unique safari experience.

18.  See Abundant Wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater  

Ngorongoro Crater zebras flamingos

Once a gigantic volcano, the Nogorongoro Crater is now a 3 million year old caldera and home to one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves on the planet. To avoid the other visitors,  ask us about the best safari lodge on the crater rim.

19. Go Whale Watching in Hermanus  

Hermanus is known for its land based whale watching. No need to go out on a boat. The Southern Right Whales come into the protected bay to calve and the best view is from the rocks!

20. Walk in Nelson Mandela’s Footsteps on Robben Island

Visiting Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life is an important and poignant Human Rights pilgrimage a for many visitors to South Africa.

21.  Snorkel the Coal Reefs of Mozambique

Remote and pristine, the Quirimbas Archipelago coral reefs off the coast of northern Mozambique are a treasure trove.