Although Africa has been man’s home since the beginning of time, it has also been synonymous with adventure. Adventure tourism can be seen as any tourist activity that takes travellers outside their comfort zone. There is hardly a country in Africa that does not have some kind of challenging adventurous activity. Here we can only offer a small sample;
Mountaineering hiking and 4WD excursions in the mountains can be done from the north of Africa in the Atlas mountains to the many mountains in South Africa, e.g. the Drakensberg. Not to be forgotten are Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya in central Africa to name but a few.
Physical challenges include bungee jumping. A 216m (over 700 feet) bungee jump off the Bloukrans river bridge is the longest drop off a man-made structure.
White Water Rafting
White-water rafting can be extremely adventurous. The Zambezi river has some of the most difficult white-water rafting in the world.
Adventure tourism also includes getting close to wildlife, e.g. gorilla tracking in Uganda.
Game viewing can be quite an adventure, as some tourists would attest after having their car chased by elephants.
Self Drive 4X4
Crossing the Namib or the Sahara deserts in a 4×4 will prove to be an unforgettable adventure.