The Ultimate 2013 Bucket List for Exploring Africa

by Sandy Salle on January 3, 2013

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If you missed Part I of this 2013 bucket list, 25 Things to See & do in Africa in 2013, click here.

See below for part II of our list on 25 things to see and do in Africa in 2013:

16. Embark on a horseback-riding safari through Kenya’s Chyulu Hills and Amboseli National Park: This is one of our favorite horseback safaris in all of Africa. As you explore the most magnificent terrain in all of East Africa, the legendary Mount Kilimanjaro is the backdrop to an already stunning setting.

17. Experience pure adventure on a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro: Did you know that Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in the African continent and that it is higher than 19,000 feet? Because of its high altitude, picturesque scenery, and adventurous terrain, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most popular peaks to climb. 

18. Witness one of the world’s most fascinating natural spectacles, the Great Migration: As the host of The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth, the Serengeti National Park is a wildlife-lover’s heaven. During The Great Migration spectacle nearly 1.3 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra, 250,000 Thompson gazelle, and thousands of lurking predators migrate through the Serengeti plains to follow the rains.

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19. Try your hand at cooking traditional Cape Malay cuisine on a Cape Town cooking tour: Travelers on a Cape Malay Cooking Tour in Cape Town spend an entire day laughing with new-found friends and experiencing flavorful cuisine, culture, and wine.

20. Explore the Masai Mara on an interactive bushwalk with the Maasai people: You’ll have the extremely rewarding opportunity to interact with the local Maasai people when you visit Masai Mara. Whether you wish to journey through the plains on an interactive bush walk with a Maasai guide or explore a nearby Maasai village, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the local Maasai people, learn about their culture and traditions, and witness their everyday life.

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21. Travel to the Mahale Mountains for a chimpanzee trekking safari: With nearly 1,000 chimps living in the Mahale Mountains, you’ll see a variety of chimp families playing, foraging, and socializing on a chimp trekking safari.

22. Check off the Big Marine 5 from your wildlife list on a trip to South Africa: The coast of South Africa is filled with some of the world’s most enchanting creatures, including the Big Marine 5: The great white shark, the African penguin, the Cape fur seal, the southern right whale, and the dolphin.

23. Track the endemic lemurs on the island of Madagascar: Lemurs are found naturally in only one place on earth: Madagascar. So take a trip to this exotic island to witness lemurs in action as they leap from tree to tree.

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24. Visit the world-renowned Tsodilo Hills in Botswana, to witness ancient rock art: As you journey through the Tsodilo Hills with your local Sans tribesman guide, you’ll come across 20,000-year-old rock paintings and learn about their significance in Sans culture.

25. Witness the internationally celebrated red dunes of Namibia: A photographer’s paradise, Namibia’s rolling red dunes are some of the most riveting natural formations on the planet.

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