Father’s Day in the Bush – 5 Reasons to Travel to Africa With Dad

This Father's Day celebrate the men in your life, who instilled a love of travel in you, with this list of ‘Dad-Approved’ experiences to make memories for a lifetime.

1. Tiger Fish on the Zambezi

Try fishing at Victoria Falls River Lodge.

The Zambezi River is the fourth largest river in Africa and is home to one of the continent’s most sought-after freshwater game fish, the Tiger Fish. Both the Upper and Lower Zambezi are targeted destinations for fisherman intent on this extremely aggressive predator that feeds on smaller fish. There is a range of fishing activities for the novice angler to the professional fly fisherman. Fun fact: Tiger Fish can weigh as much as 30 lb.

2. Adventure Activities in Victoria Falls

Unforgettable views microlighting in Victoria Falls.

The Victoria Falls, Africa’s most famous waterfall, is 'Africa’s adventure capital.' For the high-energy dad, wild whitewater rafting; the second highest bungee jump on the planet; river boarding; microlight flips; canoe trails; kayaking and walking trails will keep him busy. Get your adrenaline pumping on either side of the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe or Zambia.

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3. Mobile Safaris in Kenya

Get off the beaten trail at Ol Malo Nomad.

For the outdoors enthusiast in your life, mobile safaris allow you to get one-step closer to the spectacular wilderness on safari. Move from camp to camp either on foot with camels alongside or on horseback. Tents are designed for stargazing. Lie back and enjoy the vast African night sky after your well-earned hot, bucket shower. The evenings are rounded off with drinks around the campfire, swapping safari stories.

4. Kilimanjaro Climbs

Trek to the heights of sky-scraping Kilimanjaro.

For the strong man dad, conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. At 19,340 feet, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro offers a spectacular and unique excursion through different ecological and climatic zones, and views of Africa that must be experienced to be appreciated. You are challenged physically and fulfilled emotionally and spiritually.

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5. The World’s Best Photo

Test out your skills and learn a few new ones at Mara Bushtops!

Whether you’re a hobbyist photographer or a seasoned pro, tours with international award-winning photographers cater for all. Learn the basics of equipment, settings and techniques from award winning experts to get the best shots possible in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya or just over the Tanzania border within the Serengeti National Park. Both locations are African wildlife hotspots, especially for the famous Wildebeest Migration. Bonus: The night skies are incredible.

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