Best Things to do in Africa - Bucket list Africa

Best Things to do in Africa

From spectacular safaris in Africa tours to the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro, and gushing waterfalls of Victoria Falls to snorkeling with Whale Sharks, Africa offers adventures of a lifetime! While the biggest attraction is the safaris offered across the continent teeming with wildlife in countries like South Africa, Kenya, and Botswana among others, there’s so much more you can experience in Africa.

This list features some of the best and most interesting things to do in Africa, that need to be on your Bucket list, so let us jump into it!

Luxor Temple, Egypt

Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple, there’s no question this ancient city in Egypt is one of Egypt’s top things to do, and heading here is definitely one of the best things to do in Africa for anyone.

Luxor temple egypt

Luxor Temple is beautiful at any time of the day, but it is especially beautiful after dark when the beautiful illumination of riverside beauty takes on a charm that’s remained unchanged for thousands of years.

Explore Desert Dreams in Namibia’s Sossusvlei

Get your cameras ready when you are visiting Namibia’s Sossusvlei, this stunning desert features silhouettes of the ancient forest against the blue sky and orange sand dunes. There are a number of tours that you can take to visit Namibia’s Sossusvlei.

Sossusvlei namibia dessert

Penguins in South Africa

Penguins in South Africa, is this real life? These cute African Penguins that call Boulders Beach in South Africa their home, are amazingly friendly and cute. If you are ever visiting Cape Town, you have to visit the Cape of Good Hope Peninsula, which has one of the most unique animal encounters.

penguins on a beach

Cruise the Nile

Cruising the Nile is one of the best things to do in Africa and one of the most iconic things as well. But also this cruise doesn’t need to be expensive and there are many cruises even after dark that are a must-do, and need to be on your bucket list.

Boats cruising on nile river in africa

Snorkeling adventures with Whale Sharks in Mozambique

If you love adventure and snorkeling, then this is a perfect thing to do in Mozambique, Africa. To get to this adventure head to Tofo – the main beachside resort in the province of Inhambane, for your best chance to snorkel with Whale Sharks in Mozambique.

whale shark in ocean

Victoria Falls

Located at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, the stunning Victoria Falls are one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. Spanning to nearly two kilometers wide and 100 meters high it needs to be on your bucket list of things to do in Africa!

victoria falls in zimbabwe

Rhinos in Swaziland

You ever dreamed of walking with rhinos? You can do that in Swaziland. Located near the borders of South Africa, this small African nation has several national parks, but Hlane Royal is the best one to visit thanks to how up close and personal you can get with some of the most endangered animals in the world.

rhinos walking on dirt road

Relax at Zanzibar Beach

Looking for a beach to relax at in Africa? Look no further than Zanzibar beaches, this large island off the coast of Tanzania by the Indian Ocean, having a turquoise color of the water, contrasted against the white sand and swaying palm trees, it puts beaches of Zanzibar in another league!

zanzibar beach

Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro

Known as the ceiling of Africa, this giant lies in Tanzania and definitely requires some preparation given the gear you’ll need and the altitude levels you’ll experience. That being said guided tours are a must, but get yourself organized and this will prove amazing beyond words!

mount kilimanjaro

Big Five Safari at Kruger National Park

Crown jewel of South Africa’s wildlife, Kruger National Park features incredible opportunities to view the Big Five within a day’s time. With this one Thing do to you will be able to tick off multiple bucket list things by seeing lions, rhinoceroses, elephants, leopards, and Cape Buffaloes in this world-famous National Park!

zebras near water kruger national park

Pyramids of Giza

The Giza pyramid complex is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau. It is located just outside of Cairo and is made up of the three Great Pyramids, as well as the instantly recognizable Great Sphinx.

People in front of pyramids in Egypt

Pyramids of Giza need to be on your bucket if you are visiting Africa, but they are also a must visit if you are going to Egypt.

Lake Malawi

The third-largest lake in Africa, Lake Malawi sprawls over Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique. It is an ideal destination for divers and snorkelers, Africa’s aquarium is home to more than 1000 species of fish.

People at Lake malawi

Lake Malawi also has numerous quaint fishing villages as well as untouched, paradise beaches, on the banks of the lake.

Things to do in Africa
Things to do in Africa

Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.



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