ADVENTURE

In addition to Safari, there are many other sources of adventure in Africa. Let our experts guide you through your next sea dive, mountain bike excursion, camel ride, gorilla trek, or ascent up Mount Kilimanjaro. Adventure is abundant in Africa, let our extensive experience and knowledge bring you to it!

 

Click the images below to learn what each country has to offer.

 

Botswana

Whether you are enjoying game drives in open 4×4 safaris, Okavango Delta game activities including mokoro (canoe) and motorboat safaris, fishing, bird watching and visits to nearby heron colonies, or a fabulous photographic adventure, there is much to offer in Botswana. Incredible and exclusive game viewing experiences like nowhere else on earth exist here. For the more adventurous, one can always head off on a walking safari lead by excellent guides or imagine watching a pride of lions for hours without seeing another human being until returning to camp that night.

 

For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
 

  • Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
  • Belmond Khwai River Lodge
  • Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
  • DumaTau
  • Egypt

    Egypt is a country of rugged, harsh beauty mixed with reminders of what was arguably the most impressive ancient civilization history has ever known. The awe-inspiring treasures and stunning landscapes of this country are perfectly complemented by the warmth and hospitality of its people. You can’t travel back in time (at least, not yet), but exploring Egypt is close enough. Venture deep into the desert; safaris to Western Desert oases, the stunning Great Sand Sea desert and the Sinai desert are engrossing adventures. Rev your engine, quad biking in the Eastern Desert is a rush. Hiking the mountains of the Sinai is a gripping experience. Camping in the White Desert is surreal.

     

    Discover the unexpected; diving from the coasts of Egypt constantly unravels underwater treasures and an abundance of undersea life. You can choose to go for German submarine and Napoleonic era warship wreck dives, coral reef diving in the Red Sea or explore underwater ruins in the Mediterranean that date back from the golden age of the pharaohs up to the reign of Cleopatra. If you don’t care to dive but would still love to get wet, harness the wind! Kite surfing in Safaga is adrenaline packed fun.

    Ethiopia

    In a country this diverse, there is an endless amount of adventure excursions, sightseeing, and cultural activities to experience. Ethiopia’s dramatic landscapes are full of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and arid deserts, including the Danakil Depression, one of the world’s most remote spots and a part of the Earth that remains geologically unstable and in constant flux. To the south, the Simien Mountains National Park and Bale Mountains National Park are ideal for trekking and spotting animals and birds that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.

    Kenya

    Amboseli is one of Kenya’s largest national parks, nestled immediately northwest of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. Originally, this park was to be a reserve when it was founded in 1968, but was finally established as a National Park in 1974. At Amboseli, there are large varieties of wildlife all year round, and Amboseli proves to be a popular tourist destination.

     

    The Rift Valley Province of Kenya is named for its Great African Rift that runs all the way through Kenya starting where it crosses over from Ethiopia, and south by some of Kenya’s famous lakes. Enjoy birding, hiking, rock climbing, and biking throughout this breathtaking valley.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • Mahali Mzuri
  • And Beyond Bateleur Camp
  • Fairmont Mara Safari Club
  • Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
  • Fairmont The Norfolk
  • Morocco

    Discover a land where you can gaze upon never ending ripples of red sand from atop the back of a camel or sail the coast alongside windsurfers in the northeast seaside town of Essaouira. You can embark on a trek by mule to a remote Berber community for a local lunch and amazing view of the valley. See the city sights on a guided tour and embark on a picturesque horseback ride on your final day in the city. Your horse will kick up sand as you travel along the shore with the waves of the Mediterranean and Essaouira’s ancient city walls as your view.

     

    Wander through the mountains on the back of a mule, enjoy the unique accommodation of a beach camp, or cycle through the Atlas Mountains. With a landscape as diverse as Morocco, the transportation must be built to match. The simple pleasures of getting around are essential to this activity-heavy excursion into the desert kingdom: Mule treks into the Atlas Mountains, bike rides through ruggedly beautiful mountain passes, even a leisurely coastal walk to a campsite in the desert. But it’s not all tramping about in the dunes and hills; you’ll also have the chance to explore Essaouira, the fortified city on the Atlantic coast that was once a haven for pirates.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • Amanjena
  • Kasbah Tamadot—Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan Retreat
  • La Mamounia
  • Namibia

    Marvel at Sossusvlei’s towering dunes and take a catamaran cruise from Walvis Bay. Watch the parade of thirsty animals at the life-sustaining springs in immense Etosha National Park. Slumber blissfully in your well-equipped tented camps beneath an infinite blanket of stars dotting the clear African skies.

     

    Explore Sossuvlei and the world’s largest dunes on a thrilling off-road adventure. Discover Namibia’s endemic Heaviside’s dolphins and locally-cultivated oysters on a catamaran cruise from Walvis Bay near Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. Namibia is waiting to be explored, from the breathtaking Skeleton Coast with shipwrecks from legends and lore, to the Himba, an ancient and beautiful people, survivors of some of the most rugged country in the world.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • Little Kulala
  • Rwanda

    Follow in the footsteps of late activist Dian Fossey and observe the shy “Gorillas in the Mist” on this extraordinary journey into Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains and Parc National Des Volcans. Enjoy panoramic views of the park’s lakes and volcanoes, trek with expert trackers to view the habituated mountain gorilla families, and opt for various hikes to view golden monkeys in the forest, climb a volcano or meet the children in the local community.

     

    Experience a profound intimacy and connection to the magnificent mountain gorillas as you observe them tenderly interact with their families. Discover the site of Dian Fossey’s primate research when you hike to the remains of her Karisoke Center.

    South-Africa

    South Africa is the quintessential African experience. First time travelers and seasoned veterans of Africa will tell you that South Africa’s diverse offerings are what make this destination a favorite. Enjoy Cape Town’s favorite and unique entertainment. Active travelers will delight with options such as nature drives, canoeing, fly-fishing, mountain biking, golf, mountain trekking, and diving.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • Royal Malewane
  • Singita Ebony & Boulders Lodges
  • Singita Lebombo & Sweni Lodges
  • One & Only Cape Town
  • La Residence
  • 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa
  • And Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve
  • And Beyond Sabi Sand Lodges
  • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
  • Birkenhead House
  • Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
  • Cape Cadogan
  • Cape Grace
  • Ellerman House
  • Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
  • Mont Rochelle
  • Savanna Private Game Reserve
  • Saxon Hotel, Villas, and Spa
  • Taj Cape Town
  • The Oyster Box
  • Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
  • Tanzania

    Discover the spectacular scenery created by gigantic baobabs silhouetted against the African sky. It is said that Tanzania is one of the last great places left on earth. The plains of the Serengeti stretch out before you and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro rises like a beacon on the horizon. Ascend soaring Mount Kilimanjaro, skirting highland mountains and dense rubber tree forests, haunting volcanic lava landscapes, and breathtaking canyons en route. Experience the descent into the most unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater, often called the Eden of Africa. Enjoy wildlife viewing in Lake Manyara as renowned for its pink flamingos coloring its shores, as for its nimble monkeys and tree climbing lions.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • And Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
  • Singita Grumeti
  • Uganda

    Venture to the verdant Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to track and observe the habituated primates with your expert guides. Immerse yourself in the sheer magnificence of Uganda’s physical beauty – view its endless panoramas of emerald forests, jewel-like crater lakes and the striking Kyambura gorge from your intimate lodges. Explore the Kazinga Channel aboard a small boat in search of pink backed pelicans, saddle billed storks, buffalo, Nile crocodile and hippo. Discover the forest dwelling indigenous pygmy tribes of Uganda. Experience the coveted hour with Uganda’s rare and endangered mountain gorillas. Watch the family – its dominant male silverback leader and protector, their attentive mothers, and playful juveniles – move through their forest home.

     

    Local attractions in Jinja include white-water rafting, the “Source of the Nile”, and a large brewery. There is a private Sailing Club on the shores of Lake Victoria as well as an animal sanctuary at Buwenge. There is also a beautiful 9 hole (18 tee) golf course that was originally laid out in the mid 1920’s; it famously had a local rule allowing a free drop of the ball if it came to rest in a hippo’s hoof print. The course has tremendous views of the Nile and Lake Victoria and the second green is within a ‘lob wedge’ of the source of the Nile.

    Zambia

    Canoeing along the Lower Zambezi River past island-hopping buffalo, taking game drives among one of Africa’s densest concentrations of leopards and casting for fighting tiger fish are just a sampling of the once-in-a lifetime adventures you’ll discover on this wing safari to Zambia’s untamed wilderness. Explore South Luangwa National Park, where walking safaris were pioneered, and Lower Zambezi National Park, a massive wildlife sanctuary adjacent to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools Reserve.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • The Royal Livingstone
  • Toka Leya Camp
  • Zimbabwe

    Hwange National Park is a sanctuary for some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife. The landscape itself is widely diverse as well and includes everything from desert sand to sparse woodland to grasslands and granite. The south is sandy with large forests and open grassland featuring ancient fossil dunes. Walking, driving, and horseback safaris are a popular way of seeing the spectacular Hwange and all it has to offer. Birdlife is also plentiful in Mana Pools National Park with numerous local species including collared palm-thrush, racket-tailed roller, purple-banded sunbird and black-throated wattle-eyes.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • Little Makalolo