Picture yourself exploring Big Five territory in the Kruger, bungee jumping against the backdrop of Victoria Falls or enjoying a cultural encounter with the San Bushmen—one of over 500 tribes in the sub-Saharan region. Whether you’re camping overland style, opting for a small group safari or planning to volunteer, on Acacia Africa’s itineraries you pay for the basics so you can choose to do more in Africa and experience Africa on a budget; from walking with lions in Zimbabwe to giving back for a day in Uganda.
Each of the ten countries we cover is brimming over with animal magnetism; the Mara’s chart topping annual migration is one of many yearly wildlife spectacles. Visit South Africa and dive into the greatest gathering of predators on the planet or quad bike across the Makgadikgadi Pans and watch thousands of zebra thunder across Botswana’s plains. For the ultimate travel brag, add in gorilla viewing – a one-hour audience with the Silverback and his band topped off with a visit to see our evolutionary cousins, the chimpanzees.
With great beach spots in spades this continent is a sand, surf and scuba paradise. Swim with dolphins in Zanzibar, kayak across the turquoise waters of Mozambique, ride the waves at Coffee Bay in South Africa (a point break haunt) or flipper up at Lake Malawi and send your camera into freshwater fish overdrive.
Take the adrenaline rush to the next level in Livingstone (southern Africa’s Adventure Capital), and hang on in there for white water rafting on Zambezi’s grade five rapids and breathtaking micro-flights over the Victoria Falls. Alternatively, experience a hot air balloon safari in the Serengeti, sky dive in Namibia, or for the ultimate hard core challenge, climb Kilimanjaro: the highest peak on the African continent and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world!
Explore more of Africa! If you’re strapped for cash, flash us your student ISIC card and you can grab a 5% discount on selected expeditions.
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This article was in partnership with Acacia Africa