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    Amazing African Adventures to Have Right Now

From a classic safari to a unique cycling trip to a thrilling trek through the bush, these getaways are worth adding to your bucket list

From The African Queen to Out of Africa to the Lion King, Africa has always exerted a powerful hold on our imagination. For many, it has become the ultimate adventure destination — full of exotic cultures, extraordinary scenery, and an abundance of wildlife seen nowhere else on earth.

Here are two African adventures worthy of adding to your bucket list.

Group of giraffes in the Serengeti National Park on a sunset background with rays of sunlight. African safari.

Kenya Safari

Search for the “Big Five” — African elephant, black rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, African lion, and African leopard — on a 13-day “African Safari” in Kenya with Holiday Vacations. In addition to such elusive big game, you’ll be able to spot a myriad of other animals, including giraffe, oryx, cheetah, chimpanzee, reedbuck, bushbuck, warthog, baboon, and 400 species of birds in such places as Aberdare National Park, Samburu Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Sweetwaters Game Reserve, as well as Jane Goodall’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary and David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, a refuge for elephant orphans, rhinos and other animals.

Thrill to one of the greatest spectacles on earth: the Great Migration in the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. Watch more than a million wildebeest and thousands of zebra and antelope migrate across the Mara River from Tanzania in search of food and water. Along the way, you’ll stay in lodges and tented camps with unparalleled access to the wildlife.

While animals are the focus of this itinerary, you can also enjoy other activities: Play golf on the 18-hole course built on the former coffee estate of pioneer Karen Blixen, whose life was depicted in the film, Out of Africa. Observe a local school. Visit a women’s self-help project that trains women in surrounding villages in the craft of spinning, knitting, and weaving. And tour the National Museums of Kenya, to see exhibitions on contemporary art and the peoples and headdresses of Kenya.

A wide picture of Clifton Beach in Cape Town, South Africa at late afternoon in a beautiful sunset. Colorful and satured taken with a Canon 6D.

South Africa Sojourn

Begin this 12-day bike trip in Cape Town, considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and wind your way through the Little Karoo Valley before ending on the iconic Garden Route. Along the way, take in the spectacular coastline, dramatic mountain scenery, and glorious wine country on this “ Cycling South Africa: Cape Town & the Garden Route” tour from VBT.

Special experiences include visiting the summit of iconic Table Mountain and the famed Kristenbosch Botanical Gardens, touring an ostrich farm, visiting a penguin colony, dining with a local family, exploring Cape Town’s Langa township with a guide, and sampling delectable South African vintages at their source. You’ll cycle through rainforest and farmland, peaceful forests and gentle vineyards, rolling roads and wildflower-filled valleys. Round out your journey with an unforgettable meal in scenic Franschhoek, regarded as the food and wine capital of South Africa, or even with a dip in the Indian Ocean. Either way, impressions of your South African adventure will linger long after you’ve returned home.

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