Tourism is an emerging business in southern Africa, with the growth of tourism in South Africa more than three times the global tourism rate. This is no surprise given the many and varied options on offer. Find an entire world at the end of Africa from beautiful experiences such as biking, wildlife, hiking, safaris, fishing and many more. Below, you will find a comprehensive list of 10 incredible Southern African Experiences from different destinations of Southern Africa:
NB: The order of the list does not matter.
1. Various scenic drives/Biking/Hiking – Table Mountain National Park (SA)
Table Mountain, South Africa is a must for any visitor to Cape Town. Visitors can enjoy excellent characteristic wonders amid an assortment of picturesque drives through the recreation center, including Chapman’s Peak Drive, Boyes Drive, Victoria Road, the route from Simon’s Town to Smitswinkel Bay and the drive from Kommetjie to Scarborough.
If you’re looking for an adventure of a lifetime, join the three-day Hoerikwaggo Table Mountain Trail Tour. This tour consists of a three-day guided hiking experience that combines the cultural history of Cape Town with the national heritage of Table Mountain.
Other activities include mountain biking, mountaineering, hiking trails, hang gliding and paragliding.
2.View over the edge of the falls – Victoria Falls (Zambia)
Victoria Falls, Zambia, is considered one of the true natural wonders of the world and stretches for 2 km along the great column of the Victoria Falls and is the largest curtain of falling water in the world.
When the flow rate drops, tourists can descend into a rocky basin on the lip of the cliff, known as the Devil’s Pool, which allows the brave to look over the water’s edge.
3. Untamed life and the enchantment of Africa – Chobe National Park (Botswana)
Chobe National Park isn’t just the second biggest national stop in Botswana, yet, in addition, has one of the biggest centralizations of natural life on the African landmass.
All things considered, it’s intelligent to take a gander at the natural life and experience the enchantment of Africa. Amid the rainy season, you can see a bewildering number of various types of flying creatures in the recreation center and in addition lions, hyenas, and zebras. Now and again, you may spot a cheetah. If you can’t visit during the wet season, fear not, there is lots to see during the dry season; you can see warthogs, kudu, impala, zebra, wildebeest and the ruler of Chobe National Park, the elephant.
On the off chance that you need to encounter a substantial movement of creatures, you should visit the Savuti Marsh. It is known for its yearly relocation of zebras and predators.
Be that as it may, the genuine fascination of Chobe National Park is its elephant populace. You didn’t encounter the genuine soul of Chobe National Park until the point that you saw the African elephant.
4. Skeleton Coast Safaris/ Unforgettable Memories – The Skeleton Coast Park (Namibia)
The Skeleton Coast Park, Namibia, is the graveyard of ships and everything else that dares to approach.
As you explore the coast, you will realize that not only shipwrecks line the beach, but also the bones of many whales and seals. You can also go on and cross the desert to the Ugab formations – an almost lifeless moonscape of numerous black ridges in stark contrast to the white desert floor. Walking among rock formations you spot plants that are too old for museums.
Flying low over the Hoarusib River – You will see your first (and last) desert elephants. The sight is so magnetic that you will keep returning to these beautiful creatures.
You can also enjoy an early morning boat ride on the Kunene River, which flows through the picturesque desert landscape, observing birdlife and a few crocodiles. Again, the ecosystem differs significantly from the two previous locations. The birds differ from aquatic animals in perennial waters to endemic desert species and those living in dense river vegetation.
When you reflect on the timelessness of the Skeleton Coast, the unforgettable rocks of Damaraland and the endless Kunene-Skeleton Coast you look at life and cherish memories never to forget.
5. Golden Beaches/Clear Waters – Lake Malawi (Malawi)
The Lake Malawi is a diving paradise with warm, clear water, ideal for diving among the endemic cichlid fish. The Warm Heart of Africa offers visitors incredible holiday experiences that will satisfy every interest and budget!
Sandy beaches and Lake Malawi Island retreats (such as Mumbo Island) offer ideal honeymoon vacations, and beautifully designed luxury lodges provide tourists with a wonderfully off the beaten track experience.
For many, an African holiday is a chance to engage with local cultures, collaborate on community projects and to travel back. Lake Malawi provides this for many a visitor.
6. Diving/Snorkeling – Bazaruto National Park (Mozambique)
Although the resorts and lodges are sophisticated, luxury here means being as close to nature as possible.
The 25-minute boat ride to Benguerra Island will be a perfect arrival. The contrast between the deep blue sky, the turquoise waters and the white sandbanks rising from the sea can be one of the most memorable images of your journey. Snorkeling and diving on the pristine coral reef of the archipelago is an unforgettable experience. After this, you will want to see more of Mozambique.
7. Beautiful animals in their natural habitat – South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)
Experience beautiful, powerful, magnificent animals in their natural habitat, a trip to the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is unforgettable. South Luangwa is one of the most diverse and richest nature reserves in the world and visitors are greeted by elephants, hippos, crowned cranes, baboons, buffaloes, giraffes, crocodiles, and impressive pack lions.
South Luangwa is also well-known for its leopard population- so if you want to see this majestic cat, South Luangwa is the place to go. The best way to see the park is certainly on foot. Walking safaris were pioneered and made famous in the Luangwa Valley.
8. Experience Fishing – Kariba Lake (Zambia)
Lake Kariba in Zambia is the largest man-made lake in the world. It was completed in 1959 and was to provide hydropower to Zambia and Zimbabwe. 280 km of the river was transformed into a huge 5,200 km2 lake!
Today the lake is rich in fish and water life and its shores are rich in wildlife and beauty. This is a great place for fishing, a place for quiet relaxation in a stunning natural environment and a place to go on safari – a kind of three in one experience!
9. Excellent Safari Holidays – Kapama Private Game Reserve (South Africa)
Kapama Game Reserve is located in Limpopo Province, an area known for its excellent safari experience. At Kapama, you can see an array of magnificent creatures including the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino.
10. Reach The Clouds – Mt. Mulanje (Malawi)
For adventure seekers and nature enthusiast’s alike, a trek along the Mulanje Massif, in Malawi, is an unforgettable experience. Mount Mulanje provides several trails, some challenging such as to the peak, Sapitwa. Sapitwa is Central Africa’s highest point, at 3,002m.
Regardless of the trail you select, you will see beautiful lakes, waterfalls and Malawi’s national tree, Mulanje Cedar. It only occurs naturally on Mulanje Mountain.
Africa offers a great variety of attractions and travel, ranging from the Arab North through the jungles of Central Africa to the rich wilds of southern Africa. Travel with a spirit of discovery and enjoyment to experience this wonderful and diverse continent.