Are you planning to spend your vacation in Africa? Africa is not just a continent — it is now becoming the adventure capital of the world. Africa has breathtaking landscapes, amazing food, diverse culture, friendly people, endless adventurous activities, and of course, fascinating animals. Thus, if you are traveling to Africa to take your well-deserved break, here are some fun things to do during your vacation.
Going to Africa without experiencing the safari is an unforgivable sin. Most people go to Africa for the African safari. One of the iconic places to enjoy wildlife is the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Here, you can gaze at Africa’s best wildlife including lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, wild dogs, buffalos, hyenas, zebras, and hundreds of other wild animals. If you happen to be in Africa between July and October, you may want to see the Great Migration in Masai Mara in Kenya. It is a genuinely spectacular migration of 2 million wildebeests, so don’t forget to bring your camera!
Hiking and trekking must be on the bucket list of those who love outdoor activities and want an exciting, adrenaline-packed vacation. Africa’s terrain includes towering mountains like Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa. At 5,895 meters high, it is considered the roof of Africa. However, be aware that trekking this mountain is not for the faint-hearted. You need to be fit and healthy since the average hike lasts for six hours. Reaching the top and exploring the snow-capped peak is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
What about the food in Africa? They say you must not leave the African soil without trying their specialties. Do you have the stomach for ostrich omelet? Ostrich is the largest bird in the world, and its egg is no exception. Do you know how big it is? One ostrich egg is equal to 24 chicken eggs. This delicacy, believe it or not, is a traditional dish, especially in South Africa. If you happen to be in Cape Town, Beluga, you may want to eat at The Hussar Grill, which is among the few restaurants that serve this delightful delicacy. Other crazy food to try are the termite popcorns, mopane worm (also known as Imbrasia belina), giant bullfrog, and smileys (sheep’s head).
Who loves jumping? How about leaping 111 meters from the top of the world’s largest waterfall? That would be fun, indeed! Victoria Falls Bungee Jump is truly an adrenaline-pumping experience. Aside from jumping, they also offer bridge swing, bridge slide or zip lining, and helicopter flights.
Are you still unsatisfied? Then get ready to visit Cape Town and cage-dive with the great whites. But don’t worry, there’s a steel bar that separates you and this apex predator. If you are hesitant to get up close with the sharks, you can still observe them safely from the boat. So there you have it; hopefully, these tips will help guide you on fun things to do during your vacation in Africa and also give you some insights on how to make the most out of your visit.