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Travel Africa with these 5 bucket list trips!

Travel Africa for a magical experience. Africa is the second largest continent in the world. Home to 54 different countries, landscapes, languages and cultures it’s bound to offer many fascinating adventures. Africa is the perfect place to explore. From safaris to luxurious beach destinations. Africa has something to satisfy all tastes!

 

Here you will see the most amazing wildlife on earth and explore vast landscapes. Bear witness the Great Migration of the wildebeest through Ngorongoro, travel by rail to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls, onboard the most luxurious train in the world, or play a few rounds on South Africa’s beautiful golf courses.

 

With so much to do and see in Africa, it is daunting to select your next trip, but that’s why we are here to help! As a result we have rounded up the Top 5 attractions we have on offer in Africa for a magical experience. See our top 5 travel trips below!

 

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

 

Reach for the skies and summit to the highest peak in Africa. Kilimanjaro is located on the border between Kenya and Tanzania. Climbing to the top of this dormant volcano is one of Africa’s most exhilarating experiences. However, reaching the top is as much about your body’s reaction to extreme altitude as it is about fitness. Although beautiful the climb is gruelling. The fastest ascent-descent has been recorded by the Swiss-Ecuadorian mountain guide Karl Egloff who ran to the top and back in 6 hours and 42 minutes on 13 August 2014.

 

Picture of Mount Kilimanjaro in the background in Tanzania.

Picture of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

 

Explore the Serengeti

 

Arguably the best game viewing areas on the continent. The Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, which helps secure it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, as well as one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. The Serengeti is also renowned for its large lion population. It is one of the best places to observe prides in their natural environment. The safari runs at a leisurely pace allowing ample time to discover the wild, free spirit of this vast, awe-inspiring country.

 

Serengeti landscape at sunset in Africa.

Picture of the Serengeti landscape at sunset.

 

 

Go gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

 

This rare as well as incredible experience is a must to get up close to a family of endangered mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas are extremely rare with only an estimated 880 remaining in the wild. Gorilla tracking is fairly strenuous with treks ranging from 30 mins up to six hours or longer, at high altitudes, but is so worth it.

 

Gorilla walking in the jungle

Get up close and personal with the Gorillas in the jungle.

 

See the Victoria Falls

 

The Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The local people call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya” – the smoke that thunders and the Falls are remarkable. The Victoria falls is 1 708 meters wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 90m and 107m into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 550,000 cubic metres of water plummet over the edge every minute.

 

View of the Victoria Falls.

Aerial view of the Victoria Falls.

 

Climb sand dunes in Namibia

 

Namibia is unlike any other place. After Mongolia, Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world! Sossusvlei is a photogenic area famous for its large, red sand dunes, which are some of the tallest sand dunes in the world and is also one of Namibia’s most visited attractions. Camp in the dessert and behold the beautiful night sky with thousands and thousands of stars – an incredible sight! Go for a hike in the early morning on top of the popular and mighty Dune 54 to see the dessert slowly waking up. This moment will leave you speechless as the dunes turn golden.

 

Sand dunes in Namibia with wildlife

See the wildlife between the sand dunes of Namibia.

 

In conclusion we’ve just used one hand to count these bucket list trips. It doesn’t mean there isn’t another hand, fingers and toes worth of bucket list trips in Africa. The opportunities are endless! Get in touch with us today for more information or to plan your magical trip to Africa! www.igoafrica.com

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ABOUT AMANDA SAMPAIO

Amanda Sampaio

A bit about me: I am Rhodesian born, grew up in Zululand, South Africa. Post matriculation, I studied a 3 year Travel & Tourism National Diploma; I then spent 7.5 years (during the mid-90’s) working in various operational roles for SAA at the old Durban Airport; My husband, son & I then moved to the UK and lived in south-west London (Worcester Park) for 10.5 years – I worked for 3.5 years in Local Government (at Epsom & Ewell Borough Council) and then for 7 years for QANTAS as part of the Cabin Crew Ground Management Team based at Heathrow and later with Qantas Corporate Sales based in their London Hammersmith office. My family and I have been back in South Africa for almost 3 years now (having missed too much of our family, SA sunshine and braai’s) and during our time back, we are also delighted to have welcomed our 17 month old baby girl into our family! Travel is definitely my passion and is in my ‘blood’ as I am firmly back in the travel seat with my current role within Sales and Marketing at iGo Travel and look after this for our newly launched brand ‘iGO Africa’.