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Myth #2: Africa’s main attractions are just animal safaris

90% of the wildlife we saw in Madagascar, cannot be found anywhere else in the world. We spent a night under the stars at the Sahara Desert during our trip to Morocco. We witnessed the endangered mountain gorilla species in Rwanda. In fact during our various trips to Africa, we didn’t partake in a safari tour because we wanted to experience Africa the non-conventional way. 

This may come as a surprise, but it does snow in Africa too. There are ski resorts in Morocco where you can whizz down the slopes. If you’re game for some hiking and trekking opportunities, you can go on a half-day or multi-day trek up South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains or Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains. Mountain enthusiasts can challenge themselves to attempt Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. If you prefer engaging in high-octane adventure, you can go bungee-jumping, white-water rafting, sand-boarding, snorkelling and scuba-diving. We would have done them if we had more time to squeeze — definitely another reason to head back to this magical land.