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    Safari Activities

    Adventure across Africa

    Exploring Africa on a safari is high on the bucket list of most travellers. The multitude of options to observe the continent’s wildlife and marvel at the scenic landscapes are sure to cater to the needs of all and sundry, including those who are keen to actively participate in activities.

    The best way to leave behind the stress and strife of the concrete jungle and immerse oneself completely and utterly in the natural world is on a walking safari that will provide the freedom to discover at will. Exploring the continent on foot brings a unique perspective to the intricacies of the wilderness.

    Experience an adrenaline rush like nowhere else when traversing the vast stretches of grasslands, savannah and woodlands of Africa on a cycling safari. Encounters of the up close and personal kind while peddling along is not to be disregarded. On a diving safari, participants will be overwhelmed by the diverse characteristics of an array of aquatic species. The unique habitat existing along the African coastline provides a haven for a great number of species, including birds, fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, seals and penguins.

    Getting in the saddle to marvel at wild and wonderful creatures of the continent is about so much more than a mere trot through the landscape. Participating in a horseback safari is sure to bring about enthralling encounters of the natural kind for young and old.

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    Walking Safaris

    The best way to leave behind the stress and strive of the concrete jungle and immerse oneself completely and utterly in the natural world is on an African walking safari that will provide the freedom to discover at will. Exploring the continent on foot brings a unique perspective to the intricacies of the wilderness.

    With heightened senses, visitors will be in tune with the sights and sounds and smells of the local environment—the aroma of wild sage, the unmistakable cackle of a hyena in the distance, the rustling of mopane leaves in the wind, and the fluttering of wings as Egyptian geese take off. Experienced guides and rangers with intimate knowledge of the local landscape and its inhabitants (as well as an appropriate weapon for safety) will guide visitors in this safari that has been described as one where participants should “take only memories, leave only footprints”.

    Cycling Safaris

    Marvel at the impressive wildlife-filled landscapes of Africa with a cycling safari. Using two wheels instead of four offers a unique perspective, allowing safari-goers to dwell deep into the African bush. There are a variety of options available through specialised tour operators when opting for a cycling safari. Small groups moving leisurely along well-trodden paths are ideal for families, while mountain bike races with a connection to conservation issues will suit the more adventurous.

    A cycling safari, led by an experienced guide, is activity driven and it requires at least some level of fitness for those who opt to go this route. It mostly passes through flat landscapes, but the occasional hill will ask for some extra effort from participants. Distances from between 20 and 50 kilometres during a couple of hours can be covered, with a welcomed refreshment stop in between.

    Diving Safaris

    Discover another side of the wonderful wildlife of Africa on a diving safari, and explore a water world teeming with a myriad of extraordinary fauna and flora. Get a new appreciation for the natural world when participating in this alternative and unique excursion in the waters of the Indian Ocean.

    On a diving safari, participants will be overwhelmed by the diverse characteristics of an array of aquatic species. The unique habitat existing along the African coastline provides a haven for a great number of species, including birds, fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, seals and penguins. Snorkelling, scuba diving and open water diving offer participants of all fitness levels an opportunity to explore the world underneath the surface and discover its many gems. It will be a sensory overload with an array of species big and small inhabiting the waters, reefs, nooks and crannies.

    Horseback Safaris

    The great statesman Winston Churchill once said of horses: “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle”. And this is the absolute truth when it comes to a horseback safari in Africa—a unique and all-encompassing wildlife experience. Getting in the saddle to marvel at wild and wonderful creatures of the continent is about so much more than a mere trot across the landscape.

    With a properly trained and experienced guide at the helm, encounters of with plains game can be expected during a horseback safari. These type of animals generally won’t recognise the rider as separate from the horse, and this relaxed atmosphere makes for a memorable experience. Horseback safaris are gaining in popularity as it can be adapted to make provision for all budgets.

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