3 Mouthwatering African Experiences
Throughout all of my years of traveling I can honestly say that Africa is my favorite continent, full of so much to see and do, so many different cultures and so much to teach you about yourself. There are still however, far too many people in my view who tell me that they have never really considered Africa as a travel destination, so I wanted to share with you some of the best African experiences that I have been fortunate enough to enjoy, in an effort to change your mind on the appeal of Africa.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
One of the greatest experiences in Africa is scaling one of the world’s 7 summits, and reaching the top of what they call the ‘Roof of Africa’. Mount Kilimanjaro is actually not a difficult climb in terms of the technical ability which you’ll need, and as long as you are in good physical condition, you should be absolutely fine to climb to the top. The climb will take around 15 days in total, unless you select the faster route which takes around 9 days, you will carry the climb out with a guide, and altitude is the biggest worry on your journey. All of this will be worth it when you get to the top however.
To go gorilla trekking in Uganda is an absolutely amazing experience and one which you are never going to forget. Over half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas call Uganda their home, in particular the Bwindi national forest reserve. What is brilliant about going to see these beats in Uganda is that the tour companies do so in such a way that completely respects the privacy of the gorillas, and ensures that their habitat is not spoiled by tourists. There are only a few hours in the day when you can see the gorillas, and the guides are incredibly knowledgeable both about the gorillas, and the surrounding environment. To witness these gorillas up close and personal is an experience like no other, and you will be blown away at the sheer size and girth of these magnificent animals.
The Great Wildebeest Migration
Something very special happens in eastern Africa each and every year, as more than one million wildebeest move in a collective unit, in a loop of almost 3,000 km, in search of fresh grazing lands. You can witness this spectacular natural phenomenon in many parts of both Kenya and Tanzania, depending on the time of year that you happen to be visiting. I was lucky enough to witness this mind blowing exhibit of wildlife a couple of years ago, from the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya, an experience incomparable to any other. If you want to see one of nature’s most impressive spectacles, look no further than the Great Wildebeest Migration.
Forget what you think you know about Africa and get yourself booked up ASAP.