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Unique African Experiences You Can Check Out On A Budget
Traveling to and within the 54 countries in Africa is not exactly cheap but there are some experiences you can enjoy on a budget once you arrive.
Here are some unique experiences to try:
The Great Migration Safari in Tanzania
East Africa’s Great Migration, also known as the “Wildebeest Migration,” is one of the largest terrestrial mammal migrations in the world.
In Tanzania, the herds of mostly Wildebeest along with some gazelles and zebras, travel cross country between January and March.
And while it’s one of the most popular events in the African safari, it can come with a hefty price tag during peak season.
The good news is there are budget deals that travelers can take advantage of during the low season.
Bourkes’ Luck Potholes in South Africa
At the confluence of the Blyde River and the Treur River in the South African region of Mpumulanga, thousands of years of water erosion have created a unique and otherworldly geological feature known as Bourkes’ Luck Potholes.
The Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, in which the potholes are located, has bridges and viewing platforms that allow visitors to see the interesting rock features from a variety of angles.
The potholes are about 21 miles north of Graskop. The entrance fee is R25 ($1.37) per person.
Kakum National Park In Ghana
The Kakum National Park is made up of mostly undisturbed virgin rainforest and is one of the famous national parks in Ghana.
Located about 20 miles away from Cape Coast, the park is absolutely stunning. The canopy walkway is a must-visit for travelers. The Canopy Walkway suspended 30 meters above the ground and provides treetop views of the forest.
The entrance fee is 25 GHC for residents and 60 GHC for Non-Ghanaians.
Skeleton Coast Safar In Namibia
The Skeleton Coast runs from northern Namibia into Angola and is littered with shipwrecks due to the tempestuous seas.
It’s a unique safari experience where you will find yourself airborne a few thousand feet above the coast in a light aircraft, looking down over shipwrecks and desert-dwelling animals such as black rhino and elephant.