Five African Adventures for the Outdoorsy

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If you love nature and you’ve been dying for an adventure holiday, Africa is a great place to go. A continent known for diverse wildlife and scenery, Africa offers a wide variety of activities for explorers. Here are five fun ways to enjoy yourself in the great outdoors and how you can do it.


Birding Safari

If you love bird-watching there are safaris geared exclusively to the hobby. You should make sure you do a bit of research first though, as some parts of Africa have endemic species, while others have absolutely none. You can get together with other birders and tour the different parks all over Africa to see some fantastic feathered friends.

Sleepouts and Treehouses

You can actually have your very own luxury safari in the midst of the wilderness, high up in a tree! These treehouses are well-equipped for comfort and safety, and you can have plenty of amenities if you choose. You could rough it out with all the basics, but you could also have a treehouse with minibars, ensuite bathrooms, and other little treats. You have the added benefit of experiencing both the daytime sights as well as the nightlife.

Boating Adventures

Perhaps what you’re into is fishing, in which case you can go down the Nile River on a little expedition and fish in the different countries you visit. You could go sailing or head off on a houseboat cruise. Check out boat rentals and hire a catamaran for the day, or just have a lazy afternoon bareboating. You can even navigate the waters yourself, if you’re an experienced seaman, or hire a skipper to take you on a boating tour.


Another sea adventure you could have involves deep sea diving and snorkeling. You can have an amazing holiday exploring the mysterious oceans and admiring the diverse species of marine life off the coasts of Africa. Expert divers are available to coach you and guide you depending on your experience with these activities. With hundreds of different kinds of creatures to see, the experience of deep sea diving is unparalleled.


Lastly, if you don’t feel like trekking through the jungle and you like water sports, why not go canoeing or kayaking? It’s another thing Africa is beloved for, and you can go exploring on your own or with a group. You can experience the serenity of nature or rough it out in more exciting waters. You can go canoeing or kayaking during the day and sleep in luxury during the nights.

These are just five of the many excursions you can make in the great continent of Africa. Whether it’s for a honeymoon or for sightseeing, a trip to Africa might be just what you need. Even in the wild, you can have the adventure of a lifetime while still enjoying the luxuries you desire. And there’s nothing like the African safaris to get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping!