Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Africa Adventure Tours

It is perhaps a prejudicial reputation, springing from the colonial wells of the past: Africa is an exotic mix of underdevelopment, relatively untouched cultures, and rich, teeming wildlife amongst verdant natural resources. Yet while the continent has its fair share of modern metropolis, sophisticated technologies, and developed baubles, it nonetheless still draws hundreds of adventurers to its more remote, and wild corners where, still, adventure awaits the adventurous.

What this stereotype of exoticness may hide under the broad homogenous depiction of a unified continent of adventure is the sheer diversity of paths to tread between, and even within, various nations.

Gorillas in Uganda

Of all the wildlife to behold in Africa tours, which allow you to see the majestic yet mysterious gorilla, are to be treasured. The source of the Nile and the cradle of Lake Victoria, the unique and lush forests of Uganda hide the last remaining silverback gorillas in the natural habitat. A trek through these vibrant green low-lying mountain forests may give you a chance to glimpse the famed patriarch between his harem, and even an elusive newborn gorilla.

Zanzibar, Malawi and Victoria Falls

From low-lying mountain forests to cascading waterfalls, there is no denying the variety of landscapes in Africa. Tours through Zanzibar, Malawi and ending ultimately in the world famous and wondrous Victoria Falls truly give you a chance to experience this diversity. You can party by the glistening waters of Lake Malawi, relax on the golden shores and by the long sails of the spice island of Zanzibar, and top it all off by witnessing the largest falling sheet of water in the world at Victoria Falls.

Botswana's Chobe National Park

Hidden in Botswana, a nation dominated by the Kalahari and landlocked within Africa tours to the Chobe National Park will exhilarate and excite by exposing you to some of the world's most fascinating wildlife. Having one of the largest concentrations of game in the continent, this park gets you up close and personal with lions, leopards, cheetahs, wildebeest, hippopotamus, elephants, hyenas and many more types of wildlife.

Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya

However, parks are not simply about game in Africa. Tours in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya give you a chance to witness first-hand the customs and rituals of the iconic Masai tribesmen. You can also combine this culturally unique experience with solid trekking and walking through the park, past herds of wildebeest and flocks of pink flamingos. A visit to the capital Nairobi will also provide a chance to see the modern and cosmopolitan side of the continent.


Finally, you can traverse from basins, lakes, low-lying mountains, and lush valleys to the highest nation in the world - the kingdom in the sky that is Lesotho. From its unique coastline, its elephant reserves, and the Drakensberg Mountains, Lesotho will take you to a lesser-known part of the continent that will nonetheless ring true for all adventure seekers.


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