Water Sports in Africa
If you’re someone that enjoys the adventures by the waters, there are several getaway destinations in Africa that make it the ideal spot for adrenaline-pumping water adventures. The next time you plan your safari vacation in Africa, find a country with various options such as white water rafting, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving, canoeing, boat rides and sport fishing. Try one of these and you’ll never be disappointed with Africa’s water adventures!
The coast of East and Southern Africa is a popular gateway for renowned international divers with guided opportunities for snorkelling and diving into the magnificent coral reefs. In South Africa, the Cape Town coast is popular for high speed boating, jet skiing, whale watching at Garden route and the Annual sardine run on the Natal coast. Tropical beauty is found in Mombasa’s coral reefs of Watamu, Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park and Mtwapa creek. Explore Diani beach’s spectacular marine life, teeming with plenty of aquarium fish and beautiful coral gardens. If you’ve never tried kite surfing, you might want to consider it during your vacation. Kitesurfing is quickly becoming a favorite pastime for water enthusiasts on the coast. You’ll need a kitesurfing kite, board and bindings.
Sport fishing is another popular sport that accompanies river and water adventures from lakes and rivers of Africa. The record breaking Nile perch from Lake Victoria waters and tiger fish of central Africa make delicacies by the waters. Aquarium fish is another catch from Lake Tanganyika and the coastal coral reefs. If you don’t have your own equipment, most likely you’ll be able to find a local shop that rents fishing tools, equipment and gear.
White water rafting
Many of us may not even be aware that whitewater rafting, but this sport is taking Africa’s number one water sporting place. There are several companies providing rafting equipment, gear and adventures on some of the great rivers of Africa. River Nile is excellent and abundant on its rapids and falls are good for white water rafting expeditions. Bugajali falls is one of the adventure centers with thrilling rafting, jerrycan swimming and kayaking in Uganda. River Zambezi in Zambia and Zimbabwe offers excellent white water rafting spots below the Victoria Falls. In Kenya, savor this adventure from River Tana and Athi with long sections of class IV and V rapids, also good for kayaking, canoeing, boat rides and then watch Kenya’s birdlife and wild animals along the route.
All trips are fully supported and carefully ranged with the help of experienced kayakers and guides to ensure your safety first and at the same enjoy yourself. Your guide or trainer will be able to provide you more information and tips on how to deal with the waters, danger spots and so on. Novices or beginners are generally accompanied by their trainers and can be rest assured that they are in safe hands.
Canoeing and boat rides are another way to enjoy the vast waters of Africa lakes. Many of the lakes have beautiful scenery besides being home to several species of birds and animals like buffalos, crocodiles and schools of hippos. East Africa’s crater lakes like Naivasha, Nakuru, Magadi and others are often camouflaged with pink flamingos, pelicans and a host of other birds. Lake Kariba in Zambia is famous for Houseboating besides canoeing and boat rides. With the right equipment and gear, you can rest assured that your entire trip will be truly adventurous and fantastic too. Enjoying these exciting water sports on the beautiful lakes or at the serene coastal resorts all over Africa.