We’ve rounded up 6 reasons why a visit to Africa = ultimate travel goals. Come and check out why Africa should be right at the top of your travel bucket list.
Africa. It’s got incredible wildlife, beautiful landscapes and inspiring cultures. But with so much to see and do, it can be hard to pick where you wanna go. To give you some inspiration, take a look at why we seriously rate a visit to Africa. Ultimate travel goals? Let’s do this.
Cameras at the ready!
1. You can bungy jump at Victoria Falls (Zambia)
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or this is your first foray into adventure activities, bungy jumping at the mighty Victoria Falls will take your breath away. Literally.
Nestled on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls has been named one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is around double the height of Niagara Falls AND is the largest curtain of falling water in the entire world. Can we get a round of applause please?
At over 100 metres high, your jump over the Zambezi River from Victoria Falls Bridge is a travel goal you won’t want to miss. Trust us.
Come and bungy with Topdeck on our African Insight trip.
2. You can see endangered wild mountain gorillas in their natural habitat (Uganda)
The epic Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is home to a huge amount of wildlife. There’s hundreds of bird species, butterflies, plants and more.
But what draws visitors from around the world every year is the fact that the rainforest is also home to most of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. And you can trek to go and see them. Eeeek!
The sometimes tricky trekking terrain is so so so worth it. As soon as you spot a family of mountain gorillas on your hike, you won’t believe your eyes. These gentle giants are mesmerising to watch and it’s a truly emotional experience to see our closest living relatives in the flesh.
Plus, if you’re trekking at certain times of the year, you may even get to see baby mountain gorillas. Get ready for cuteness overload.
Don’t wanna miss out on a visit to Africa? Find out more about our Gorilla Encounter trip.
3. You can go snorkelling in Zanzibar (Tanzania)
Off the East African coast, you’ll find Zanzibar. If you type “paradise” into Google, we’re pretty sure Zanzibar will come up somewhere.
Head to the northern beaches and make the most of the Indian Ocean with some water activities. With such crystal-clear waters, snorkelling or diving here is a no-brainer.
You could get the chance to see beautiful coral reef, turtles, rays, giant clams, reef sharks and loads of species of fish.
Underwater adventure not your thang? There are heaps of white sandy beaches where you can get your tan on, sit back with a cold beer and watch the world go by. It’s a tough life, hey?
Ready to get your snorkel on? Check this out.
4. You can camp in Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Let’s talk about camping in Serengeti National Park. After a memorable day of spotting the Big 5 in the wild (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, buffaloes), gear up for a night you definitely won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
You can fall asleep listening to the not-so-distant sounds of lions, hyenas, elephants, leopards and cheetahs. Pretty badass right?
To make you feel even more at one with nature, there’s no signal, no wi-fi and no light pollution here. Some call this bliss… we sure do. Be sure to take a peek out of your tent at night to see one heck of a starry sky above you. If there’s ever a time you’ll feel small in the grand scheme of things, this will be it.
Pay a visit to Africa and experience nature on our Kenya & Tanzania Adventure.
5. You can go wine tasting near Cape Town (South Africa)
Get your clink on in the Cape Winelands, a large wine growing region in South Africa. Here, you’ll get the chance to taste some of the finest local wines in the town of Stellenbosch.
You’ll be able to check out the vineyards, meet the locals who keep the place ticking along and sample some of the sweet stuff. Count us in!
Could a wine tasting sesh get any better, we hear you cry? Well, yeah actually. Whilst you sip away, you’ll also get incred views of the epic Table Mountain. Aaah stop it Africa, you’re spoiling us silly here.
Try some of the local produce on this trip that goes through Cape Town.
6. You can come face to face with rhinos (Zimbabwe)
Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe is home to a large concentration of black and white rhinos and, provided the conditions are right, local guides will lead you in search of these incredible animals.
Keeping a safe distance away, you’ll be able to watch the rhinos go about their day. It’s only when seeing them for real that you realise how powerful yet beautiful these animals are.
Have your camera at the ready, they could be just around the corner!
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