For adrenaline junkies headed to the continent of Africa, here’s a list of adventurous things to do and places to go to.

1. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Often referred to as “the roof of Africa”, the continent’s highest mountain, at 5,895m, is a dormant volcano with three volcanic cones, and part of Kilimanjaro National Park.

For those used to climbing the icy peaks of Mount Everest, this would be a walk in the park, as there is no scaling or rockclimbing required.

But for normal mortals, a good amount of fitness and an ability to adapt to high altitudes is needed. Most treks take about six to eight days to reach the peak.

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2. Go on an African Safari in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

It goes without saying that if you’re going to Africa, there’s no better way to experience its scenic beauty than on an African safari. Some of the places where you can do this include Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Head out in a four-wheel-drive vehicle to witness life in the African bush, from wildlife predators to tribal herdsmen tending their livestock.

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3. Sandboard down the Dragon in South Africa

Similar to snowboarding but on sand, sandboarding on The Dragon, South Africa’s longest sandboarding dune at 300m, is sure to thrill adrenaline junkies.

For first timers, you can still hit the slope with a body board. Just get launched down on your stomach, and steer with your feet.

Be sure to keep your mouth closed though, and don’t wear expensive clothing or jewellery, because you’ll get them full of sand!

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4. Go on one of the world’s longest ziplines in South Africa

Feel the thrill of flying when you zip across one of the world’s longest ziplines, at 2km, in Sun City, South Africa.

At a speed of between 120-160kmph, it’s also one of the world’s fastest ziplines. The zipline is 280m above ground, so hopefully, you don’t have a fear of heights.

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5. Cage diving with great white sharks in South Africa

If you’ve ever wanted to see these majestic sea creatures up close, now’s your chance.

You can go cage diving with great white sharks in South Africa. Three good sites are Mossel Bay, Gansbaii, and Cape Town.

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