While the idea of an African safari itself is already adventurous, it may not be enough for some. The adrenaline junkies among us are constantly searching for ways to elevate their experiences and feel the thrill that comes with a little brush of danger.
If adventure is what you crave for as you go on a once in a lifetime safari, then try some of these exciting experiences!
Kayak With Crocodiles
Crocodiles are one of Africa’s most famous animals, and rightfully so. The crocodiles are the largest living reptiles in the world. The Nile crocodile – a species found widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa – is the second largest in its family. With an explosive bite and strong ambush attacks, the crocodile is a fearsome aquatic reptile.
Take the opportunity to get close to a crocodile in its natural habitat as you kayak the waters they live in! There are two ways to get near a crocodile. You can either travel in a platoon boat on a cruise down the river or kayak instead. The latter option will definitely get your blood pumping!
Be Your Own Safari Guide
What better way to see the wilderness than to drive through it yourself? Going on a self-drive safari allows you the freedom to roam the plains and the flexibility to move about as you please. It also gives you the thrill of spotting the wildlife at your leisure!
As your own guide, you have the luxury of choosing your next destination at your time and pace. If you enjoy driving long distances and travel off the beaten track, self-drive safaris may be the ideal type of safaris for you. Although most countries offer the option of a self-drive safari, the best places to experience independent safari trips are South Africa and Namibia.
Although we encourage you to soak up the thrill of going off on your own, do keep in mind your safety! Always stay in your vehicle and follow the regulations determined by the park.
Go On A Photography Safari
Ever wondered how professional photographers get stunning shots of a pride of lions or the solitary leopard in the wild? Experience it for yourself on a photo safari where you will discover that your heart will be constantly racing.
After all, getting up close and personal with wildlife promises to be life changing! On a photo safari, you will not only watch animals in the wild but also learn photography tips and tricks that will help you capture the animals in their most majestic form. The thrill of a photo safari is somewhat similar to that of fishing – you spend an extended amount of time trying to capture a single shot, but when you do, pure excitement!
Visit The Ngorongoro Crater
Deep in Tanzania in the town of Arusha lies Africa’s most incredible gem. The Ngorongoro Crater is as breathtaking as it is amazing. But as you descend to the bottom of the crater, you will find the crate’s best kept secret. The crater is home to the Big Five and also boasts a healthy population of black rhinos and tusker elephants. Predators are aplenty in the crater, where you will find lions, leopards and hyena roaming the area. You can experience the crater by going on a driven safari, or a walking safari. Either way, you are guaranteed to be in awe of the wildlife population there!
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
And we’ve saved the best for last. Climbing a mountain, much less climbing the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, is not something that a thrill seeker would want to miss! Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and also the tallest freestanding mountain on earth! Located in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania, climbing this stunning mountain is not for the faint-hearted. Climbing the mountain puts you at risk of acute mountain sickness. Climbers also have to take extra precautions when navigating the mountain’s steep portions.
But if adrenaline is what you’re after, this majestic mountain gives you just that!
If you are in search of more thrilling adventures, then consider a safari holiday in Congo where you will witness lowland gorillas and wild chimpanzees!