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3 Best Ways to Experience Africa

One of the best ways to experience Africa is its sunsets.

Africa is an exquisite continent with a myriad of destinations boasting natural and historic experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Our guest author offers a 3 of the best ways to experience Africa and its timeless beauty.

One of the best ways to experience Africa is its sunsets.

One of the best ways to experience Africa is its sunsets. Photo: Pixaby

3 Best Ways to Experience Africa

1. Experience Africa Safaris
2. Trekking
3. Beach Escapes

Africa is one of those bucket list countries that appear on many travelers’ lists of places to visit. Our guest writer offers his take on 3 best ways to experience Africa.

1. Experience Africa Safaris

Experience Africa and its amazing wildlife on an African safari

Experience Africa and its amazing wildlife on an African safari. Photo: Pixabay

Africa is privileged to be home to a diversity of wildlife and bird species. A safari offers you the opportunity to live in their world, witness the raw reality of the wild and revel in its untamed beauty.

Hundreds of game lodges throughout Southern Africa offer a true safari experience. However, if you want a luxurious, exclusive safari, look no further than Pondoro Game Lodge.

Owing to its prime location in the Balule Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park, the award-winning lodge offers its guests private game drives; the expert guides will do everything that they can to ensure you see the famed Big 5: lion, elephant, rhino, leopard, and buffalo.

Pondoro boasts five opulent suites offering ultimate comfort. They’re also equipped with a private patio and views of the river.

2. Trekking

Experience Africa by trekking to watch giant silverback gorillas relaxing in shady alcoves

Experience Africa by trekking to watch giant silverback gorillas relaxing in shady alcoves. Photo: Pixabay

Trekking is not for the faint of heart; it requires a certain level of fitness – but the rewards are absolutely unrivaled.

Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are go-to destinations for you to witness gorillas, monkeys and other primates living in their natural habitat. Once you’ve laid your eyes on these awe-inspiring creatures, you’ll have etched a memory in your mind that will last forever.

Your journey will consist of trekking through the dense jungle. This adventure could take hours before you find them, but it’s worth it. Nothing compares to watching giant silverback gorillas relaxing in shady alcoves or mischievous chimps swinging through the trees. Make sure you have your camera on hand to capture these exquisite moments.

If you travel to Rwanda, book your gorilla trekking experience at Volcanoes National Park; if in Uganda, choose Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and in DRC, Virunga National Park.

3. Beach Escapes

And then there are beach escapes to add to your best ways to experience Africa. Photo: Pixabay

And then there are beach escapes to add to your best ways to experience Africa. Photo: Pixabay

Africa offers some of the best beach holiday destinations in the world. Mozambique and Zanzibar are two that have to be on your bucket list. Both paradises have a multitude of beach-side resorts that are synonymous with pure bliss.

Here, you can turn off your phone and let all stress just melt away under the rays of the sun. While sitting in a deck chair, cocktail in hand, or swimming in the clear blue water, time doesn’t exist. This is the pinnacle of living in the moment.

You also have the opportunity to enjoy a number of activities such as snorkeling, diving, and sunset boat cruises. In between all of this, you can indulge in delectable local cuisine and experience the fascinating culture.

It honestly doesn’t matter which ways you choose to experience Africa you choose. All will give you a taste of Africa’s spirit. You will leave with a new soul-enriched perspective and appreciation for the wonders of this continent that make it feel as if time really does stand still.

3 best ways to experience Africa. Photos: Pixabay

Guest Author BIO: Mark works for Pondoro, loves to travel and has been writing about his experiences across the globe for a few years now. He is passionate about sustainability and Eco-travel, working hard to educate and inform wherever possible along the way.