Adventures in Africa: Untamed and Unforgettable

by Julie on June 6, 2017

Calling all adrenalin-filled adventure seekers, Africa is waiting for you! It’s possibly the most diverse continent on the planet, offering an unmatched variety of escapades perfect for luxury African safaris. From wildlife safaris to mountain gorilla treks, a word doesn’t exist to fully describe the journey that awaits you.

Pondoro Game Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Pondoro Game Lodge, situated in the world-famous Kruger National Park, allows its guests to experience the thrill of the bushveld without sacrificing luxuriousness; it’s all about finding a harmonic balance.

The lodge offers a plethora of activities that will suit everyone’s preference. From early morning game drives to spending the night in a tree house, you are able to create a bespoke adventure.

When you’re not viewing the majestic wildlife, you can rejuvenate your mind and body in the exclusive Serenity Spa. Once you have found your bliss, dinner – a fusion of traditional African and European cuisine – is served.

Pondoro provides you with exhilaration and pure indulgence – it’s a feast for all of your senses. Once you’ve experienced everything that the lodge has to offer, you’ll have found the “spirit of Africa”.

Victoria Falls, Zambia

While the Falls are a sensational sight, there are a plethora of fervent activities for you as well – do you think that you can handle it?

Opened in 1905, the famed Victoria Falls Bridge provides the platform – and the Falls itself, the scene – for adventures that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

  • The bungee: Prepare for a 111-metre freefall that sends you plunging towards the mighty Zambezi River below. It’s a 4-second rush that will test even the most seasoned thrill-seekers

  • The Bridge Swing: This is an 80-metre “scenic” drop into the abyss of the Bakota Gorge. As you’re being winched back up, you’ll have a VIP experience of the natural beauty that surrounds you.

  • The Bridge Slide: This is a zip-line that sashays for 300 metres across the Bakota Gorge.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta is known as the “Last Eden”; it’s a thriving wetland situated in the heart of the Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana.

It is a haven for the safari enthusiast because of the abundance of wildlife that reside there. You can expect to see 160 different mammals, including the infamous “Big Five” – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino. There are also 155 species of reptile and if you’re an avid bird watcher, there are 530 species of bird.

If you want to experience an authentic safari, this is the place for you.

Mountain gorillas, Rwanda

If you love safaris, but are looking for something a bit different, how about going on a trek to find mountain gorillas in Rwanda? Your destination is the Virunga Mountains – home to over 480 gorillas, including the mighty Silverback.

Once you look into the eyes of these gorillas – and they look right back and acknowledge you – your world will be changed forever. You will feel a true connection with them; it’s an incomparable feeling.

The experienced tour guides will be with you every step of the way, so you don’t need to be nervous at all.

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro, which is actually a dormant volcano, is the highest mountain in Africa with a height of 5895 metres. Every year adventure seekers from all over the world travel to Tanzania in an attempt to conquer this beast.

There are seven official trekking routes: Lemosho , Marangu, Mweka, Rongai, Shira, and Umbwe; Machame is considered to be the most attractive. If you’re a novice, it would be best to take the Rongai route even though it’s the least scenic. It will take about six to seven days to reach the summit.

You’ve been searching for the ultimate adventure, now you’ve found it in Africa.

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