We have been exploring Southern and East Africa’s Extraordinary Experiences and inspirational destinations for almost 10 years. As part of our Extraordinary Experiences in Africa bucket list, we would like to introduce you to 2 of our most favourite, awe inspiring and off the beaten track experiences.
From seeing Africa’s great apes and extinct volcanoes in Rwanda, to staying in an exclusive private villa in the Kruger, horse ride on the beautiful beaches of Mozambique, stay in a shipwreck style luxury lodge situated in the very remote Skeleton Coast National Park…. there is nowhere like it on earth!
Meet with meerkats in their own habitat, go turtle tracking off the beautiful Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. Stay in a Zulu Zen glass house on safari in a Big 5 private game reserve in South Africa.
3. Stay in a shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Shipwreck Lodge officially opened in June and is the only lodge situated in the Skeleton Coast National Park. Uniquely designed around the enigmatic shipwrecks that line Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. It’s a raw, rugged and impossibly remote slice of African wilderness. Stay at the shipwreck safari lodge and game drive in search of desert-dwelling fauna; discover the enchanting desert flora (succulents and lichens); sit atop the dunes as the sun sinks below the horizon; spend the day beach-combing for whale bones and debris from centuries of shipwrecks; and marvel at the geologically-remarkable Clay Castles. Really, there’s nowhere like it on earth.
4. Horse safari, Mozambique
The beach in Vilanculos stretches for tens of kilometres allowing riders plenty of opportunities for exhilarating canters and long trots. The views from the towering cliffs overlooking the Bazaruto Archipelago are extraordinary and will be a memory you will never forget. There are a variety of rides along the coast and inland that cater for beginners to experienced riders. Combine your horse riding safari with a luxury stay at the beautiful Santorini Mozambique and explore the rest of the magic this lodge has on offer.