10 Best African Adventures Bucket List for 2019

Best African Adventures
La Digue Island, Seychelles | © Jason Wang

2019 isn’t over and we’ve been able to check quite a few African adventures off our massive African bucket list. There are millions of things to do and see in Africa, many activities that will allow you to get to know Africa and indeed yourself better. So, we’ve compiled a list of our 10 favourite epic and awe-inspiring adventures in Africa that you must add to your 2019 bucket list before the year is over!

Serengeti balloon safaris

guide to Serengeti National Park
Wildlife and landscapes at the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania | © Wild Mind Travel Co

The Serengeti hot air balloon safari ride is an African adventure like no other. Serengeti National Park is one of the best national parks in Africa, the game viewing here is an unforgettable safari experience that will forever stir your soul. See the sights and experience the land from above – nature, wildlife and satisfaction!

Hike the Fish River Canyon

The Most Stunning Natural Wonders in Namibia
Fish river Canyon, Namibia. © Philippe Maraud/Flickr

If you are looking for a heart-pounding action, you’re in luck, the Fish River Canyon is the perfect African adventure for adrenaline junkies. Sitting 500 meters deep and more than 160 kilometers long, Fish River Canyon is the world’s second largest canyon and the largest in Africa. It is one of the continent’s most natural wonders as well as one of the most visited tourist attractions in Namibia. To check the canyon off your bucket list, try to book a 5 to 7-day hike to allow time to discover the vast beauty that lies hidden within.

Canoeing the Lower Zambezi

Canoe safari in the Lower Zambezi | © Chiawa Safaris

The Lower Zambezi region is one of the most visited places in Africa. Lower Zambezi Valley and its national parks draw numerous elephants, hippo, leopard, lion, buffalo and over 400 bird species to the riverbank. With miles of the Zambezi River winding through the nature, visitors can indulge canoe safaris, paddle close up the riverbank to get some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing in Africa. A mesmerizing wilderness with majestic scenery that makes for a great African adventure!

Wine tasting in Cape Town

Image courtesy of Groot Constantia Wine Estate in South Africa

Cape Town is one of the biggest and most historic wine regions in the world, its Constantia Valley is known worldwide for the quality of its vineyards and cellars. From Stellenbosch to Franschhoek and Constantia Valley, there are different wine regions to visit in South Africa, one of the best wine destinations in Africa. For lovers of good wine looking to discover the best of wines, for those looking for unique and authentic experiences in Africa, join Dream Africa in wine tasting in the Constantia Valley, Cape Town. A visit to Cape Town is a journey full of aromas, tastes and wine! The city is also our list of the best travel destinations for food lovers in Africa.

Trekking the Sahara Desert

Tourist on camel tour at the Sahara Desert, Morocco | © MitchyG

The Sahara Desert is the world’s largest hot desert as well as one of Africa’s most iconic tourist destinations. For people looking to explore the mighty Sahara Desert, the best way to experience this African adventure is via a camel safari – camel ride through the Sahara. An African adventure full of dazzling night skies, tales told by the glow of a campfire, and camels carrying you across golden sands. Fly into Morocco through the Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, the busiest airport in Morocco and the fifth busiest in Africa. Packing light is essential for before you set out this Sahara adventure, and do not forget your sun cream!

Sani Pass road trip

Breathtaking view of the Sani Pass from Lesotho. © mac web/flickr

Sitting at 2874 metres above sea level is the Sani Top, on the border between South Africa and Lesotho. Only way to the top is by venturing on Sani Pass road trip on 4×4, navigating the famous Sani Pass and soaking up the scenery. Quite an adventure that rewards with breathtaking views like in heaven above the clouds. Undoubtedly one of the most spectacular and scenic mountain passes in the whole world. At the top is Sani Mountain Lodge (the Highest Pub in Africa), serving guests with hearty meals and drinks. The Sani Pass attracts adventurous travellers from across the globe for some adventures in Africa. Have your passport ready, if you crossing from South Africa to the kingdom of Lesotho, vice versa.

Diving the Blue Hole

Tourist Attractions in Dahab
Divers underwater of the Blue Hole | © Yury Amelchanka

The Blue Hole is one of the best tourist attractions in Egypt. Blue Hole provides a once in a lifetime African adventure opportunity that you cannot miss. It is one of the most famous dive spots in the world, a prime diving destination that attracts adventurous travellers from across the world.

Address: Abu Galum, Qesm Saint Katrin, South Sinai, Egypt 

Hike to the top of Table Mountain

Looking onto Table Mountain from the heart of Cape Town’s harbour | © V&A Waterfront

Hike or take the cable car to the top of the flat-topped Table Mountain, the most iconic landmark and tourist attractions in South Africa. You can get to the mountain’s 1,086m summit by cableway, bicycle, automobile or on foot, and you’ll be rewarded with sweeping stunning views of Cape Town and Table Bay and its beauties. The perfect adventure destination for nature and trekking lovers.

Hike the Kilimanjaro

Climb Africa’s highest peak, the Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Are you a sightseeing enthusiast, or an adrenaline junkie? Step on the grounds of the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate and claim the opportunity to rise above it all at its summit about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft). It’s advisable to be part of a guided tour for this impressive summit adventure in Africa. Closest airport to this adventure is the Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania that serves the cities of Arusha and Moshi.

Go island hopping in Seychelles

The Seychelles is considered to be the most sought-after place for a romantic getaway in the world as well as one of the best island honeymoon destinations in Africa. Seychelles is simply a catalogue of landscapes ideal for island hopping, a paradise made up of over 100 islands in the Indian Ocean. Mahé is the largest island of Seychelles, home to a vast selection of resorts and activities. Its La Digue island is home to Anse Source d’Argent, the #1 beach on our list of Africa’s top 20 best beaches 2019. From affordable luxury to to snorkelling within sight of whale sharks, this beautiful island nation is a destination worthy of your travel bucket list!

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