100 Epic Things to Add to Your Africa Bucket List

by | Africa

Mar 3, 2023

Africa is a continent of endless adventures, diverse cultures, and breathtaking landscapes. From the towering mountains of Kilimanjaro to the sun-kissed beaches of Zanzibar, Africa offers an array of epic experiences that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. In this blog post, we’ve compiled a list of 100 epic things to add to your Africa bucket list.

  1. Take a Danfo bus from Lagos mainland to Lagos Island to experience what it means to be a Lagosian.
  2. Dress in African native attire and go out
  3. Go to a bar in Abuja and dance to afro beats music
  4. Smash 2 Amala and Ewedu soup in Ibadan, Nigeria.
  5. Listen to people argue about who is richer between Cristiano Ronaldo and Dangote.
  6. Make sure you eat suya (roasted meat sold on the street side)
  7. Learn how to pronounce some pidgin English words and surprise a Nigerian or Ghanian by speaking pidgin English
  8. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  9. Go on a safari in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
  10. Taste Kpomo (cow skin) and the famous Jollof rice in Nigeria
  11. Witness the Great Migration in Masai Mara, Kenya
  12. Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  13. Rock an Ankara dress in Nampula, Mozambique
  14. Explore the Victoria Falls, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  15. Discover the history of Marrakesh, Morocco
  16. Relax on the beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania
  17. Hike through the Atlas Mountains, Morocco
  18. Experience the nightlife in Lagos, Nigeria
  19. Take a boat ride on the Nile River in Egypt
  20. Visit one of the wine cellars in Cape Town and taste a vintage wine.
  21. Explore the ancient city of Petra, Jordan
  22. Watch the sunrise over the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert, Morocco
  23. Bow your head as you greet an elderly person
  24. Attend a traditional Maasai village ceremony in Kenya
  25. Go on a camel ride in the desert of Morocco
  26. Visit the Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia
  27. Discover the history of Alexandria, Egypt
  28. See the Big Five animals in Kruger National Park, South Africa
  29. Go on a river safari in Chobe National Park, Botswana
  30. Visit the beaches of Cape Town, South Africa
  31. Explore the Okavango Delta, Botswana
  32. Take a quad bike ride through the dunes of the Namib Desert, Namibia
  33. Visit the ancient city of Timbuktu, Mali
  34. Attend the Timkat Festival in Ethiopia
  35. Visit the Henna Museum in Fes, Morocco
  36. Trek to see the mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park, Congo
  37. Go whale watching in Hermanus, South Africa
  38. Visit the Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali, Rwanda
  39. Chill and have fun in a popular Zambia club 
  40. Attend the Ouidah Voodoo Festival in Benin
  41. Explore the beaches of Essaouira, Morocco
  42. Visit the Royal Palace of Casablanca, Morocco
  43. Go on a wine-tasting tour in Stellenbosch, South Africa
  44. Explore the bustling markets of Marrakesh, Morocco
  45. Visit the colorful houses of Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
  46. Go on a sunset and river cruise on the Zambezi River, Zambia
  47. Take a horse riding safari in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
  48. Visit the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
  49. Attend the Festival of Masks in Burkina Faso
  50. Explore the Fish River Canyon, Namibia
  51. Visit the Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali
  52. Go on a walking safari in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
  53. Visit the Pyramids of Meroe, Sudan
  54. Take a trip to the island of Lamu, Kenya
  55. Go scuba diving in the Red Sea, Egypt
  56. Explore the ancient city of Axum, Ethiopia
  57. Visit the Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
  58. Attend the Festival in the Desert in Timbuktu, Mali
  59. Go on a birdwatching safari in Ethiopia
  60. Visit the Lake Victoria in Kenya and Tanzania
  61. Go on a boat ride on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe
  62. Visit the Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe
  63. Visit the Matobo Hills National Park in Zimbabwe
  64. Visit the Victoria Falls Bridge in Zimbabwe
  65. Visit the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa
  66. Visit the Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park in South Africa
  67. Visit the Mapungubwe National Park in South Africa
  68. Visit the Augrabies Falls National Park in South Africa
  69. Visit the Cango Caves in South Africa
  70. Go on a bungee jumping adventure in Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa
  71. Visit the Big Hole in Kimberley, South Africa
  72. Go on a canopy tour in Tsitsikamma, South Africa.
  73. Take a trip to the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa
  74. Visit the Skeleton Coast in Namibia
  75. Join children on the street to build a house with white sand
  76. Visit the Etosha National Park in Namibia
  77. Visit Kasama, Zambia and catch a feel of the air, watch the bustling streets, the buses fleeting past.
  78. Enter the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa
  79. Visit Robben Island in Cape Town, South Africa
  80. Visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa
  81. Ask a Zambian woman any questions. They like to answer questions.
  82. Go on a shark cage diving adventure in Cape Town, South Africa.
  83. Go to the Alaba International market at Ojo, Lagos.
  84. Visit the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa
  85. Visit the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in South Africa
  86. Try the wines and desserts in Mbabane, Swaziland.
  87. Visit the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya
  88. Swim with dolphins in Mozambique
  89. Take a boat ride on Lake Malawi
  90. Turn up at a restaurant in Cape Town and order Bobotie with pork chops.
  91. Go hiking at Erin Ijesha Waterfall, Osun State Nigeria
  92. Hold a conversation for 30 minutes with a girl from Pemba, Mozambique.
  93. Whisper to a girl on the street at Warri, Nigeria, and strike up a conversation if she comes to you.
  94. Use a chewing stick to clean your teeth at Ibadan instead of a toothbrush at least once
  95. Dance in the rain with kids
  96. Eat a catfish and pepper soup with a bottle of Star beer in Lagos 
  97. Watch a Nollywood movie with a Nigerian woman.
  98. Argue with a Nigerian about who is the better singer between Davido and Wizkid.
  99. Go to a viewing center to watch a football game.
  100. Meet a girl on the street and say Hi in the common Swahili in Uganda.

Read: The 15 Best Places to Visit in Africa

Final Thought

Have as much fun as you can during your trip to Africa. Africa is a vast continent with so much to explore and experience. The continent is a traveler’s paradise. If you’re planning a trip to Africa, remember to add these 100 epic things to your Africa bucket list.

By Lonely Africa Editors

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