Compared to other tourist destinations, Africa is not as popular as the rest of the continents. This Africa bucket list proves otherwise. The experiences are definitely one of a kind and unforgettable as well and it is better if you have firsthand interactions rather than reading and hearing about them. There is plenty to offer, from amazing scenic beauty, breathtaking wildlife, luxurious lodges and hotels, unique acts of nature as well as an ambience and the rich culture portrayed by the different sets of people you interact with. Additionally, there are lots of places you can visit even when you are on a budget.
Nature is serene and there is some form of uniqueness in terms of the experience. You cannot get it wrong if you visit the numerous perfect destinations here, be it for a honeymoon, camping, retreats, family vocations or basic nature expeditions. There is a perfect balance between ancient and modern as well as between wild and urban.
The continent has by far and wide the best experience if you decide to visit the wildlife present which involves the Big 5. If you decide to make Africa your travel destination, there is a bucket list for a couple of activities you could engage in that will that will definitely make the visit worthwhile. This is however dependent on the country you visit since different destinations offer different experiences. Some of the activities that you should include on your to-do list include
- Take a tour around Cape Town, the ‘Mother City’
The magnificent city of Cape Town, South Africa is quite the scene. There is a lot of history to be learnt from the architecture of the city, which acted as the first settlement point for colonialists in the country. The vibrant city is home to some of the best restaurants and holiday homes in the land and the people there are very welcoming and hospitable.
One of the best vantage points where you get to see the whole city is if you perch on the Lion’s Head. You are able to see the beautiful sea waters that surround the city. The Table Mountains are also a site to behold and hiking them is a perfect idea. You could also visit the splendid beaches. You could also take a chopper ride around the city where you are able to view the naturally beautiful city.
- Take a hike on Mount Kilimanjaro
The majestic Mountain Kilimanjaro which is the tallest mountain in Africa boasts some of the best conditions and features for hiking. It is quite simple to summit the mountain since you do not need a lot of technical help and extreme fitness. Mountain trekking is a unique experience in its own way since you have to put in personal effort to be successful in the endeavor.
The mountain is quite a beauty with a contrast between its snow-capped peak and the surrounding green vegetation. At the peak, you are able to view the volcano towers as well as the beautiful scenery and the epic landscapes below.
- Visit the marvelous Victoria Falls
The sight of the falls following its course is an unforgettable one especially considering the size and power involved. This scenario will make you feel as if you are in a whole new environment altogether. The falls which span across Zambia and Zimbabwe have lots of magical moments to offer.
There are a lot of adrenaline activities you could engage in as well as having a good time in the luxurious hotels and lodges along River Zambezi. One of these is bungee pumping from bridges and other high points which is quite popular due to the thrill involved. You could also cruise the Zambezi using as you unwind and view the beauty nature has to offer. You could also engage in white water rafting down the river as you unwind. The serene environment also plays home to wild animals and once in a while you may spot a zebra or a giraffe grazing.
- Go on a ‘Safari’ in Serengeti National Park
Safari is a native term used to refer to an experience. One of the best experience is a wildlife experience where you get to visit national parks and game reserves. Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is quite unique since you get witness the annual majestic migration of the wildebeests from Masaai Mara national Reserve across River Mara and into Serengeti.
A perfect way of viewing the beautiful scenery is by taking a hot balloon ride. Here you will be able to see the infamous big five and will definitely an experience of a life time. Some of these wild animals are endangered species not found anywhere else but here. One of these is the black and white rhinoceros.
- Visit the infamous Great Pyramids at Giza
The archaeological wonders in Ancient Egypt bring out a rich culture by the people and a lot can be learnt from them. The structures which have existed for centuries basically explain the history of the country and the form of leadership that existed as the pyramids hold homage to tombs of their leaders. This is a perfect destination for lovers of history since you get to learn from the architecture displayed which has been in existence for years.
From the listed destinations above, it in quite clear that Africa has a lot to offer when it comes to luxury, diversity and comfort. The destination you choose is a personal choice and it depends on your tastes and preferences.