10 best experiences in Africa

Posted by Elise Kirsten on 2 July 2019

Holidays and travel are all about the experiences. Whether you are a foodie who rates going for a delicious meal at a top restaurant as an adventure, or you prefer to throw yourself out of an airplane to find your happy place, it’s all down to personal preference.

For tried and tested experiences that rank highly with travellers the world over, here’s a look at TripAdvisor’s recently released list of the ‘Top Ten Experiences in Africa’ for 2019 as part of its top bookable experience in the world.

Cape Town is undisputedly a prize-winning destination, with four experiences making the list. The number one spot for 2019 is held by Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys trip, with the Cape Canopy Tour (in the Hottentots Holland mountains) coming in second, and a full day Cape Point and Peninsula trip the third most popular.

Zambezi River rafting, hot air ballooning in Morocco and safaris in Arusha, Tanzania as well as a tour of Kigali, Rwanda are also highly rated.

Here’s a list of the top ten experiences in Africa according to TripAdvisor:

1. High Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys Day Trip, Marrakech, Morocco


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2. Cape Canopy Tour, Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, South Africa

Is this Cape Town in winter or Switzerland in summer? It’s hard to tell.

Read our experience of ziplining through the snow at night under a full moon with Cape Canopy Tours.

3. Full-Day Cape Point and Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour, Cape Town, South Africa

The old lighthouse at Cape Point. Image: Teagan Cunniffe

There’s more to Cape Point than the funicular and taking selfies. We took a look at the area’s rich history recently.

4. Full-Day South African Wine Tour, Cape Town Central, South Africa

5. Camel and Quad Biking Tour, Marrakech, Morocco

6. Two Oceans Scenic Helicopter Flight, Cape Town, South Africa

7. Kigali City Tour, Rwanda


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8. Hot Air Balloon Excursion, Agadir, Morocco


TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Experiences in the World:

  1. Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica Tour – Rome, Italy
  2. Chicago Architecture River Cruise – Chicago, Illinois, USA
  3. Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour – Florence, Italy
  4. Snorkelling Silfra Tour with Pick up – Reykjavik, Iceland
  5. Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Tour – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  6. Private Guided Tour on a Vintage Sidecar from 1 Hour to 7 Hour – Paris, France
  7. 1-Hour Canal Tour starting at Anne Frank House AmsterdamAmsterdam, The Netherlands
  8. Best of Ubud Tour with Jungle Swing – Ubud, Indonesia
  9. Xi’an Evening Food Tour by TukTuk Xi’an, China
  10. Kaituna River White Water – Okere Falls, New Zealand

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