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Active in Africa

If you are looking for an active adventure then Africa ticks all the boxes. This vast vibrant continent is full of life; exploring on foot, on two wheels or by kayak allows you to see some of the most fascinating countries in a whole new light. Home to the longest river in the world and the largest desert, not forgetting waterfalls, volcanoes and savannah, the diversity of Africa is staggering. Africa is the perfect destination for adventurers looking for an exciting escape with a difference.

Walking and wildlife

Our Africa Product Manager, Naomi, shares her experience on our alternative Walking and Wildlife adventures in Africa – “I feel I really get to know a place when I explore on foot taking in the views and getting to know the people. Africa is well known for its plentiful wildlife spotting opportunities, especially the search for the ‘Big Five’. Taking a game drive across the savannah plains is a thrilling experience, but a walking safari brings you much closer to the animals, searching for tracks and signs of animals is a true adrenaline rush!”

Walking through the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Reserve with a park ranger on our KwaZulu-Natal – Drakensbergh and Wildlife Safari you’ll get a real wilderness experience.  Get away from the crowds and trek past troops of baboons in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia, climbing to the highest point of Ras Dashen (4,543m) on our Simien Mountain Trek and Lalibela trip.

Multi-active Africa

Africa is an up and coming adventure activity destination, offering a growing range of land and water based challenges to try your hand at. Explore’s Multi-Active South Africa trip is ideal for those who like variety, with a kayaking trip up the Kariega River, game drives in Addo Elephant Park, exploring the bush on mountain bikes and searching for hidden waterfalls on foot - there really is something to satisfy every thrill-seeker!

Discover by bike

Arriving into a small village by bike you’re sure to receive the warmest of welcomes. Smiling faces will greet you, intrigued as to how you arrived here. A cycling trip in Africa will take you to less-visited and little known places, pedalling past some stunning sights.

Cycling the Cape in South Africa you will travel along the Western Province past Table Mountain and through the wine lands of Stellenbosch or travel to Madagascar to explore the islands highland plains, rainforest and tea plantations.


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