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5 Exciting Things to Do Only in Africa.

December 21, 2018 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.comIf Africa is not on your bucket list of places to visit in your lifetime, then you may want to add it. There are so many great things that you can only experience in Africa and you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to enjoy them. If you ever get a chance to go to Africa, grab it with both hands.

Here are 5 exciting things to do in Africa:

  1. Go on safari

Thousands of people flock into the continent to go on safari every year. Most people who have had the experience of safari tours in Africa will tell you that they are some of the best adventures they have been on. Countries in eastern and southern parts of the continent are highly popular safari destinations. The wildebeest migration which happens every year in the Maasai Mara in East Africa is one of the Wonders of the World. In southern Africa, you will have an opportunity to spot the Big Five from close quarters.

  1. Mountain hikes

For every mountain enthusiast, Africa is the place to go to. From Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro in East Africa to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, there is no shortage of trekking or hiking opportunities. Yet these are not the only mountains. The Ruwenzori Mountains in Uganda, Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa and the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia are great locations to take a hike to some of the highest peaks of Africa.

  1. Learn Africa’s history

Starting with the story of human evolution which starts in Africa then moving on to the ancient history of Egypt, Africa has such a rich history that would excite anyone. If you want to learn about our bipedal ancestors, the Olduvai Gorge is an ideal place for you to visit. You also have the ancient cities of Marrakech and Fez in Morocco that were bustling with activities in the medieval era that are still thriving up to today.

  1. Shop for African artifacts

There are so many bazaars and markets all over Africa where you can get an opportunity to see artisans creating some of the most amazing artifacts. In these places, you will also get a great insight into the food and culture of different African countries. If your bargaining skills are not up to par, you can improve them in these places as you stock up on unique souvenirs.

  1. Attend local festivals

There are thousands of cultural activities that happen every year in the different ethnic groups in Africa that would interest people from other cultures. From local harvests to religious festivals to rites of passage, there is so much that you will experience about Africa’s rich cultural heritage. Africans are very welcoming and they will have no problem with you recording their events on your camera. If you are into sport, make sure you attend a soccer match in one of the villages and enjoy the great atmosphere.

In Summary

The sheer vastness of the continent of Africa makes it a treasure-trove of fun activities. The continent receives very negative coverage in the media but everyone who has visited has only good things to say about the place. You have an opportunity to visit and see for yourself.

Staff Writer; Doug Hall

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