Africa is a fascinating continent that offers an abundance of activities and adventures for tourists to experience. Here are five unique things for travellers to enjoy.
1. Skywalk in Zimbabwe
Gavin Rennie, Director of Off 2 Africa, suggests experiencing the Skywalk at Aberfoyle Lodge, in the Zimbabwe Eastern Highlands. The steel-roped bridge takes visitors across the second-highest waterfall in Africa, the Mutarazi Falls, and offers some of the most beautiful panoramic views from the middle of the bridge.
2. Gorilla trekking in Uganda
A new vehicle has been launched by Drifters Adventours in Uganda, which will bring an enhanced gorilla trekking experience to visitors, says Marketing Manager, Christiaan Steyn. Destinations such as Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park are excellent destinations to experience gorilla trekking.
3. Seven-day cultural and historical tour in Burundi
Discover the history and culture of Burundi, in a seven-day tour, which includes a half-day tour of Bujumbura and the Snake and Culture Museum; a guided nature walk in Rusizi Forest National Park; exploring the Kiganda Royal grounds, a historic sanctuary where ancient kings were inaugurated; a visit to the Gishora drum sanctuary; forest walks and hiking in Ruvuba National Park; and a visit to the source of the River Nile at Rutovu; amongst many other activities.
4. Stone Town in Zanzibar, the birthplace of Freddie Mercury
For fans of the legendary music band Queen, Stone Town in Zanzibar will hold much significance, as the birthplace of lead singer Freddie Mercury. Step up to the door of Mercury’s home and enjoy a drink at his bar. And while there, walk the alleyways, visit the old fort and experience the night markets.
5. 37-day adventure
Adventure riders who have a taste for Africa can experience a 37-day motorbike ride across the continent with GlobeRiders Adventures. Travelling through South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia in a 6 700km ride, it is limited to 16 riders with their motorcycles.
The tour departs on October 15, 2019, with highlights including a visit to the living Zulu village; a dinner cruise on the Zambezi; a fly-in, fly-out or three-day safari in the Okavango Delta, exploring the waterways in a traditional canoe (mokoro); early-morning drive in the Namibian dunes at Sossusvlei; and tar and gravel riding up South Africa’s Garden Coast Route, across Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, through game reserves in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and down the Skeleton Coast.