Those seeking adrenaline inducing fun on their next holiday should turn their eyes to Africa, a continent renowned for the marvels and mysteries it still hides. From some of the most memorable wildlife encounters, to adrenalin fuelled activities at Victoria Falls, the below activities are ones every thrillseeker should try.
Walk With the Cheetahs in Namibia
Though Okonjima Lodge in Namibia has varied action-packed packages available, there is no feeling comparable to the one you’ll experience as tawny eyes meet yours across the plain on a cheetah trekking adventure. The on-site cheetahs are part of a rehabilitation programme which you can view before they’re released into the surrounding wilderness. Leopard viewing and cub viewing in season is also offered, though they are quite people-shy and sightings of them cannot be guaranteed. The luxurious African lodge offers camp sites, thatched rooms and villas that were created with privacy in mind and are relatively spacious. You can hear the wildlife calls at dusk, after a decadent dinner at the restaurant.
Experience the Towering Sand Dunes of Namibia
The impressive towering sand dunes are one of the highlights of any Namibian holiday, and Soussusvlei Desert Lodge has far more than their fair share of stark desert beauty. Picnics amid the desert dunes are perfect for those who prefer a sedate stay, though quad biking, hikes, and bike excursions are one way to experience the surreal landscape at an action-packed pace. The Soussusvlei Desert Lodge is quite secluded which is ideal for star gazers and those seeking romance; at night you can enjoy lantern-lit dinners on the veranda or amongs the dunes, and during the day you can take a dip in the spring-fed swimming pool.
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