Mountain Treks & Walks
Those who travel to Africa to experience exhilarating mountaineering excursions will not be disappointed.
There is so much to see when you travel to Africa. And exploring the land on foot is a great way to immerse yourself in the natural environment. Because of its picturesque landscapes, Africa is awash with hiking and walking opportunities for all to enjoy.
For those able to walk comfortably, we encourage all our guests to consider a walking safari in a wildlife area, where a professionally trained guide takes you on a guided walk, where the goal is to share with you safe encounters with big game on foot, while also taking time to appreciate the tracks and spoor of game, learning how to track game safely, and learning about the ‘signs in the bush’ that have plenty of stories to tell.
If you’re unsure about how to plan your African walking safari, Jackson’s African Safaris can help you.
Tanzania is home to Africa’s highest mountain peak, the roof of Africa; Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s the most popular and has many routes to choose from. There are alternatives to Mount Kilimanjaro for those looking for mountain, and mountain forest experiences, without all the complexity of high altitude to deal with.
Mount Kenya in Kenya is one to visit, with breath-taking surrounding views and accessible hiking trails to meet everyone’s interest and capabilities from simple walks in the lower forests, to scaling their peaks using the latest climbing gear at over 17,000 feet.
In South Africa’s cosmopolitan coastal city, Cape Town, Table Mountain can’t be missed. It offers experiences for both first timers and experienced climbers. From 1086 meters above the city, the views are simply magnificent.
Mount Mulanje, the ‘island in the sky’ in southern Malawi, is another notable mountain hiking destination and one we love.
The weather naturally is very important to consider while undertaking any hiking expedition.
Walking & Hiking Safaris
Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking
Best in the Drier Seasons – To visit Africa for gorilla encounters, head to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.
Gorilla trekking is an all-year-round activity. However, we do try and pick the drier times of the year, trekking for Gorillas in the rain, is not ideal.
Jackson’s African Safaris can assist you in finding the perfect fit for your gorilla trekking adventure.
Ocean, River, and Lake Activities
Many who travel to Africa come to experience its majestic marine life and freshwater species. Some prefer to explore the land and land animals from the water. And Africa certainly offers plenty of opportunities to indulge each visitor’s fantasy.
While most people visit Africa to see the big five, many travel to the continent to see the whales. Madagascar, Mafia Island, Mozambique, and South Africa are popular whale watching destinations.
Whether your seeking diving experiences with Whale sharks, or a simple family whale watching experience off South Africa’s beautiful coast, we will be sure to bring you ‘up close’ with the whales, as well as dolphins, seals, and other marine life, while being sure to give them their space and support projects that benefit them.
Many famous rivers exist in Africa, and all have so much to offer in different ways. The White and Blue Nile, the mighty Zambezi, The Luangwa, The Rufiji, and so many more, all these rivers have huge diverse experiences; from canoeing adventures to Whitewater rafting, walking safaris along their banks, there are simply so many great camps to stay in along these rivers that give ideal wildlife experiences & encounters, we will work with you to find just what your looking for.
*Be Mindful of Peak Rainy Seasons*
Enjoy the surf and sand when you visit Africa by exploring the continent’s world-renown beaches. Some of the most beautiful beaches can be found in Tanzania, Madagascar, South Africa, Morocco and Kenya. Their coasts are on the Atlantic or the Indian Ocean and feature pristine, white-sand coastlines.
For the ideal beach vacation, be mindful of when the peak rainy seasons are expected and when their peak heat periods are. Cape Town has opposite rain from the rest of Southern Africa. They get winter rain, while the rest of Southern Africa gets summer rain!