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Great Migration in Tansania - Top Ten Things to do in Africa

Top Ten Things to do
in Africa

What are the top ten things to do in Africa?

From golden yellow savanna grasslands to the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro, and gushing waterfalls to spectacular safaris Africa tours can offer you adventures of a lifetime! While the biggest attraction is the safaris offered across the continent in its many Game Reserves teeming with wildlife in countries like South Africa, Kenya, and Botswana among others, there’s so much more you can experience in Africa.

From the relaxing on the beaches of Mauritius and marveling at scenic wonders like the Victoria Falls and Okavango Delta, to enjoying a romantic honeymoon in a luxurious resort in Seychelles, hiking up the Table Mountain in Cape Town in South Africa and going for a self-drive trip along the scenic Garden Route, Africa’s delights are plenty and diverse! The wines of Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, are just as globally renowned as gorilla trekking in Uganda and sighting elephants in Chobe National Park.

If you are wondering when is the best time to plan your African sojourn and how to plan it, our destination experts are at hand to assist you. For starters, here is a list of the top ten things to do in Africa, curated by our Enchanting Travels specialists – safaris, wildlife experiences in its National Parks and self-drive adventures that you simply cannot miss. Plan the best African safari tours that are tailored to your interests with these inputs.

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Wildebeest Migration in the Mara

1 Witness the Great Migration

An unforgettable experience and every African safari enthusiast’s dream: the Great Migration of wildebeest from the Serengeti to Masai Mara features first on our list of African adventures. Each year, more than one million wildebeest, zebras and antelopes cross the border between Tanzania and Kenya.

In search of greener pastures, these beasts traverse a road fraught with danger from crafty big cats and crocodiles lurking in quiet streams. A moving spectacle, the Great Migration aptly illustrates the natural cycle of life and death.

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2 Explore the Spice Islands: Zanzibar

Zanzibar’s history as a trading post for spices is as colorful as it is ancient! Stroll through meandering alleyways of Stone Town, inhale the intoxicating fragrance of exotic spices and discover the rich heritage and culture of Zanzibar, before you set out for dreamy sundowners on idyllic beaches.

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3 Go Gorilla Trekking

African adventures rarely get better than this! The lush forests of Uganda and Rwanda offer the best opportunities to observe wild mountain gorillas in the world! More than half of the world’s population of gorillas live in the volcanic mountains on the border between the two countries.

Desert landscape in Sossusvlei, Namibia

4 Discover the Legendary Sossusvlei

Famous for its haunting, barren landscapes, let your African adventures take you to Sossusvlei in Namibia. A clay sink surrounded by sand dunes that can reach up to 300 meters in height, set out early in the morning to admire the spectacular play of colors as the sun rises.

Beach in Memba Bay, Mosambique

5 Visit the Island of Mozambique

Its endless, dreamy beaches, tree-lined vistas and magnificent colonial buildings make Mozambique one of the most beautiful destinations in Africa. 

Insider tip: Set out for Mozambique now, before the rest of the world finds its way to this untouched paradise.

Canoe trip at Nkwichi at Lake Malawi

6 Enjoy Glittering Lake Malawi

Sprawling over Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique, Lake Malawi is the third largest lake in Africa and the ninth-largest in the world – almost as large as Belgium! An ideal destination for divers and snorkelers, Africa’s aquarium is home to more than 1000 species of fish.

Let your African adventures lead you to numerous quaint fishing villages as well as untouched, paradise beaches, on the banks of the lake.


7Go on a Big Five Safari at Kruger National Park

Your African adventures are incomplete without a visit to this jewel in the crown of South Africa’s wildlife destinations. With incredible opportunities to view the Big Five within a day’s time, it’s no wonder that Kruger National Park remains one of the most famous safari destinations in the world! Tick one off your bucket list as you get to spot lions, rhinoceroses, elephants, leopards and Cape Buffaloes in this world-famous National Park!  

When in South Africa, don’t forget to go on a wine tasting tour in Stellenbosch as well as hike up the Table Mountain in Cape Town. Other popular attractions in Cape Town include the Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island. 

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8 Insider Tip: Lesotho

Perhaps the most charming destination in all of Africa, the Kingdom of Heaven is best discovered on the back of Basotho ponies that this region is famous for.

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9 Marvel at Victoria Falls

Straddling the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, the stunning Victoria Falls are one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. Nearly two kilometers wide and 100 meters high, gain a birds-eye perspective on these thundering falls with an exciting helicopter ride – goosebumps are guaranteed!

Romantic dinner at the beach at hotel Mnemba Island Lodge, Zanzibar, Tanzania - Perfect for Winter travel

10 Relax in Paradise Beaches and Luxury Resorts

Picture perfect panoramas and powdery sand beaches await you in Mauritius and Seychelles. Choose from our hand-picked list of the beautiful, luxurious resorts at the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. Far away from the everyday, urban life, escape the mundane and discover your personal slice of heaven!

Discover these top ten things to do in Africa and many more on your private and tailor-made African adventures. With our destination expertise, passion for travel and desire to plan the perfect trip for you, our travel consultants are happy to design your perfect African vacation to match your interests. Contact us today to receive your personalized, obligation-free itinerary.

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Enchanting Travels custom-designed our African Adventure to include all the specific locations and activities we were interested in. We did not have to worry about any details and were free to enjoy the most extraordinary adventure that was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our first visit to Africa, including activities at Victoria Falls, safari adventures with great guides, and all the accommodations were fantastic.

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