1.Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania:
Towering over the plains of this African nation, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in the region and one of the most iconic landmarks in the entire world. Reaching its peak is a strenuous undertaking that requires special equipment and knowledgeable Kilimanjaro guides, but the reward of spectacular views from the summit is worth every ounce of effort.
Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains are home to some of Africa’s most spectacular landscapes, featuring ancient forests, soaring peaks and deep ravines. The best way to explore them is on two wheels; guided mountain biking tours offer the chance to traverse challenging terrain to discover the region’s captivating beauty.
The Sahara Desert is one of the most surreal places on Earth, and trekking through its shifting sand dunes is an experience not to be missed. Guided tours offer the chance to traverse this vast landscape and discover the ancient ruins that lie beneath its surface.
Botswana boasts one of the world’s largest inland delta systems, the beautiful Okavango Delta. A variety of Africa Safaris & tour companies offer guided mokoro trips, or river excursions, through this incredible region, giving visitors a unique view of its abundant wildlife.
Namibia is home to one of the world’s oldest deserts, the gnarled Namib Desert, but it is also home to some of the most spectacular canyonlands in the region. Explore these incredible landscapes from the comfort of a vehicle or hike the cliff faces of the Fish River Canyon for an unforgettable adventure.
Stretching across the vast Namib Desert, the night sky here is breathtaking. Stargazers are rewarded with clear, dazzling views of the Milky Way, and watching shooting stars streak across the sky alongside the silhouettes of ancient sand dunes is an experience not to be missed.
This unique island off the coast of East Africa is home to some of the most intriguing ancient ruins to be found in Africa. Exploring the forgotten stone cities of the Sakalav people who once lived here is a unique and humbling experience.
South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains offer some of the most grueling yet rewarding hikes in the entire region; trekkers who make it to the top are rewarded with stunning views of the region from atop its dragon-back spine.
One of the most iconic places for wildlife-viewing, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park is home to countless species of animals and a spectrum of incredible landscapes. Plan your Tanzania Safari visit to coincide with the great migration, a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle of almost two million wildebeests and zebras.
10. Exploring the White Beaches of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands,
Tanzania: Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, off the coast of Tanzania, boast some of the finest, most pristine beaches in the north of the continent; here, sand and ocean merge in a breathtaking crescendo of color and texture. Relax and unwind with a few unforgettable days by the sea after a Tanzania Safari Expedition.