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5 Musts on your trip to Africa

Africa has rapidly become my favorite continent to visit. If you want to experience rich history, diverse culture, the wildlife,luxury, get your hands dirt building a school well, Africa is the place to visit. Africa is unlike any other part of the world.

The second-largest continent on Earth is becoming one of the most-frequented travel destinations for adventure seekers. Africa is chock-full of exciting things to do, from safaris and pyramid tours to sunbathing and swimming with sharks. When you visit, there's no doubt you'll find something to give you an adrenaline rush.

Here are five of our faves:

Wildlife Safaris

Most people immediately think of lions and giraffes when they imagine their African trip, and there's no shortage of them in the wild. You'll come face-to-face with tons of animals, including gorillas, leopards, elephants and cheetahs. (Or as face-to-face as you can safely get.) There are multiple ways to spot these majestic creatures, whether on self-drive safaris, via a hot air balloon, game vehicle, or even on foot.

Best places to view specific animals include:

Etosha National Park, Namibia – cheetahs, black rhinos, and other big cats