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Adventure Travel in Africa

Adventure travel in Africa includes great white shark cage diving, walking safaris, bungee jumping, mountaineering, diving, camel trekking, desert safaris, biking, overlanding and much more. Find articles, links and more to plan your adventure in Africa.

Best treks in Africa
The best treks and hikes in Africa. Challenging peaks can be found from Morocco's Atlas Mountains all the way down to South Africa's Drakensberg. Africa's most popular trekking destination is Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain on the continent. Lesser known ranges like Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains offer an incredible array of snow-capped...

Best Backpacker Spots in Africa
Backpacking in Africa can be hard work and when you find a spot that's cheap, safe, fun and on a beach -- it's simply heaven. Here's a list of my top 10 places to chill out and rest when you're in Africa. These are not places I'd recommend you spend your entire vacation since that would be an utter waste of traveling all the way to Africa for....

Cycling in Africa - Cycling Tours, Cycling Races, Mountain Bike Vacations in...
Cycling in Africa - Cycling Tours, Cycling Races, Mountain Bike Vacations in Africa

Motorcycle Tours in Africa
Motorcycle Tours in Africa. Motorcycle tours through the Sahara Desert, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and more. Recommended motorcycle tours throughout Africa. Advice on what to bring, links to motorcycle trip reports and more.

Adventurous Cruises in Africa
River, lake and ocean cruises in Africa that I highly recommend. Cruises and boat trips listed here include sailing down Africa's major rivers like the Niger, Congo, Zambezi, Nile and Senegal. Sailing vessels include public ferries, pirogues, dhows, feluccas and rafts. My idea of a good cruise in Africa is to avoid package tourists, Somali...

Adventure Safaris in Africa
Get up close to wildlife on the back of a horse, camel, elephant or bicycle. Take a balloon ride over the serengeti or go on foot and come face to face with a lion in Zambia. If you are tired of viewing wildlife from a vehicle then adventure safaris are the option for you.

Overlanding in Africa
Overlanding in Africa is one of the best ways for adventure travelers to experience the beauty and diversity of Africa. Overland trips in Africa often includes travel to several countries and usually last between two weeks to 6 months. Overlanding in Africa is for those who enjoy participatory camping and roughing it a little.

How To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
A practical guide to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. Tips on how to prepare for your trek, operators, what to bring, when to go and what route to choose.

White-Water Rafting on the Zambezi River
White-Water Rafting on the Zambezi River is my top pick for all activities in the Victoria Falls, Africa's "adventure capital". It's the most exciting day you'll have, as well as the best value activity on offer at Victoria Falls. I've rafted the Zambezi four times in the past three decades and every run has been outstanding. Find out all about...

Hot Air Ballooning Serengeti, Tanzania
Hot Air Ballooning over the Serengeti, Tanzania. Images and information about a balloon safari I took in the Serengeti in June, 2010.

Mount Kenya - Routes and Trekking Information for Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is Africa’s second mountain, and despite peaking at over 5,000m it still seems to sit well and truly in Kilimanjaro’s shadow. Enjoy photos and a description of Mount Kenya's routes, to help you plan your trek up Mount Kenya's jagged snow-capped peaks, and through its sweeping glacial valleys.

A Guide to Gorilla Safaris
With only about 650 mountain gorilla's left in the world seeing them in the wild is something only few people will ever have the chance to experience. This Guide to Gorilla Safaris will tell you where you can see gorillas, where to stay, give you an idea of the costs involved and help you choose the best safari company to go with.

Hiking the Hoerikwaggo Trail from Cape Town’s Table Mountain to Cape Point
The Hoerikwaggo Trail is a magnificently scenic 5-day hiking trail from Cape Town’s Table Mountain to Cape Point at the southern tip of Africa.

Bungee Jumping in Africa
A guide to Bungee (bungi) jumping in Africa. South Africa is home to the highest commercial bungee jump in the world, but the most beautiful bungee jump has to be off the Victoria Falls Bridge on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Find out where to bungee in Africa and read about my own jump off the Victoria Falls bridge.

Diving With Great White Sharks
Cage diving with the Great White Shark in South Africa is one of the best adventure travel options Africa has to offer. It's a bit like experiencing a shark attack without the scars. Certainly a once in a lifteime opportunity to see the Great White Shark since there isn't a single one in captivity. This guide to Great White Shark diving in South...

Bungee Jumping in Africa
Information about Bungee jumping in Africa includes links to Bungee jumps in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda and Kenya. The Victoria Falls never looked so good upside down.

Watersports in Cape Town – Cape Town's two ocean playground
The Cape Town coast offers many opportunities for watersports, from sailing and diving to kitesurfing, gamefishing and sea kayaking. Find out where to go if you want to surf, dive, kayak or sail when you visit Cape Town.

The Dakar Rally
Information and fun facts about the Dakar Rally, the world's most gruelling off-road race. Motorcycles, cars and trucks race over 7000 miles from Europe through Africa. Originally the race went from Paris to Dakar but the route changes annually.

Scuba Diving in South Africa
Scuba diving vacations in South Africa, and a couple of listings for Mozambique. Dive with sharks, sardines, shipwrecks, dolphins and more.

Ganvie, Benin
Ganvie in Benin (West Africa) is a unique town built on stilts. Find out more about Ganvie, how to get to Ganvie, where to stay and what to do.

Motorbike Tours in East Africa
Fredlink Tours offer motorbike safaris in Kenya and Tanzania. These tours are designed to be off the beaten track and will take you through the best scenery from the Rift Valley to the Indian Ocean.

Camel Trekking
The only way to explore the desert is on the back of a camel. You can go explore the Sahara from Mali, Morocco, or Tunisia. Travel with the Samburu in Northern Kenya or take a ride in the dunes of Namibia.

White Water Rafting
You can white water raft on the Nile in Egypt, the Orange river in South Africa but the best rafting is on the Zambezi below the Victoria Falls.

Hot Air Ballooning
Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings, the Serengeti, the Karoo whichever takes your fancy. The air is cooler up there and the views are magnificent.

Devil's Pool, Victoria Falls
Swim to the edge of the Victoria Falls in Devil's Pool on the small island of Livingstone. Find out how to get to Devil's Pool at the foot of the Victoria Falls, when you can swim in it, why it's considered safe, how to book your spot and more.

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