Adventure SafarisIf you're not satisfied viewing wildlife from a 4x4 vehicle, there are plenty of alternative and more adventurous options available.
- Elephant Safari
The best offer I can find for an elephant back safari is at Abu Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. There are some elephant rides available in Zimbabwe but not an entire safari. Since elephants generally crash through the bush you may not see a lot of game, but the experience of sitting high up on this great beast would be worth it.
- Walking Safari
If you are fit and appreciate an adrenalin rush, then go on a walking safari. The Guides are extremely knowledgeable and being on foot will enable you to get truly close to experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush. Zambia is probably the best place for a walking safari, it started there after all.
- Mountain Bike Safari
An excellent option for cycling enthusiasts, the bike safari offers excitement, flexibility and exercise!
- Canoeing Safari
Floating along the Zambezi River among the hippos and crocodiles; camping under the stars and listening to lions roar deep in to the night; seeing elephants cross the river trunks held high - that in a nutshell was my canoeing safari experience. Magical.
- Balloon Safari
Not for the budget-conscious, but a balloon safari is a once in a lifetime experience and most large National Parks are offering this popular option. The best place for it has to be the Serengeti Plains watching the annual migration of Wildebeest. You will be pleased to note that all balloon flights include champagne.
- Camel Safari
The good thing about a camel safari is that your guides are likely to be local tribesmen. Less gainly than a horse, a camel is nevertheless a fun and relaxing animal to ride and there is something romantic about camping next to your steed at night. You can enjoy camel safaris in many African countries including: Kenya, Tanzania, Mali, Tunisia, and Namibia.
- Horse Riding Safari
You can race zebras and antelope on horseback - what fun! A great way to experience the African bush but you have to be quite fit and an experienced rider to enjoy these safaris.
- Hunting Safari
If you wish to travel to Africa and shoot with a gun rather than a camera, there are lots of options available. For the right price you are guaranteed a trophy of your choice for your living room wall.