Video: Packing for a Drakensberg Hike

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Are you ready for hiking, the most popular mountains in South Africa, the Drakensberg Mountains ? We know you'd be very impatient to go for the challenge.

Are you sure you're prepared for this challenge ? Listen some advices from experienced hikers. It's very important.

When you go for hiking or trekking in the Drakensberg, one of the most important aspects of a successful hike is to ensure you have the correct equipment. Conditions in the Drakensberg Mountains can change drastically. Sunny, warm weather can suddenly change into cold rainy conditions within an hour. It is for this reason hikers always need to be well prepared for the worst case scenario. The seasons will also play a vital role in the type of equipment you will need for a multi-day hike in the Drakensberg. This video gives you an in depth look at what an expert guide recommends. 

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Video: Trekking and Hiking in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia

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We consider trekking and hiking in the Simiem Mountains is Ethiopia's signature adventure. Having an epic adventure travel in Ethiopia without going to the Simien Mountains doesn't worth it.

The Semien Mountains (Amharic: ስሜን ተራሮች), in northern Ethiopia, north east of Gondar in Amhara region, are part of the Ethiopian Highlands. They are a World Heritage Site and include the Simien Mountains National Park. The mountains consist of plateaus separated by valleys and rising to pinnacles. The tallest peak is Ras Dejen (4,550 m); other notable heights include Mounts Biuat (4,437 m) and Kidis Yared (4,453 m). Because of their geological origins, the mountains are almost unique, with only South Africa's Drakensberg having been formed in the same manner and thus appearing similar. Notable animals in the mountains include the walia ibex, gelada, and caracal. 

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Videos: Trekking in Region of Man, Côte d’Ivoire

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Man is a city situated in western Côte d'Ivoire. Man is part of Montagnes District and is an important market town lying between mountains, including Mount Toura and Mount Tonkoui (the two highest in Côte d'Ivoire), and La Dent de Man (the tooth of Man). 

The main attractions around Man are La Cascade waterfall, a large rocky outcrop which overlooks the town known as the La Dent de Man, and the monkey forest. La Cascade waterfall is situated at the west side of the town, and is surrounded by a bamboo forest, which is the habitat of many colorful dragonflies and a wide variety of butterflies. The monkey forest is a wooded area in which monkeys live; for a small fee tourists can persuade local residents to call the monkeys out of their forest habitat.

Since few years, Man and its region have become a more popular destination for hikers and rock climbers, according to Lonely Planet. This is another reason why we consider Côte d'Ivoire is an emerging destination for adventure travels activities in Africa. We present a video of five British climbers who visited this region for rock climbing in January 2019.

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Hiking the Budawangs, Australia

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The Budawang Range, commonly called The Budawangs, a rugged mountain range within the Budawang National Park and the Morton National Park, are part of a spur off the Great Dividing Range and are located in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. The highest mountain in the range is Mount Budawang that has an elevation of 1,129 m. The Budawang Range is a great place for hiking.

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Video: Hiking Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

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The Table Mountain is a the major attraction, which is overlooking Cape Town, South Africa. From the top of this mountain, we can have an amazing and impressive sight of not only the city of Cape Town, but also the Cape of Good Hope, where the Atlantic Ocean mix with the Indian Ocean. Adventure travelers will see the Atlantic and Indian Oceans joining each other, from the top of the Table Mountain. Trekkers can try a faboulous walk from Cape Point to Cape of Good Hope, which takes about one hour. If adventure travelers are really fit, they can also take a walk up table mountain, starting from close to the lower cable car station. 

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Trekking Up Mount Cameroon: Feel the Rush!

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If you’ve been hiking for some time now and you’ve always wanted to reward yourself with a paradisal trek that is challenging yet achievable, how does an invitation to take in the imposing view from the summit of Mount Cameroon sound ? This is one of Global Bush’s most popular activities and it is easy to see why; most of us are so fully immersed in city life that we ignore our need to connect with Nature, to rise to new challenges and above all, to feel like we can pursue goals that lie outside the material/professional. The sensation of making it to the “top” of something so ancient, vast and profound is unbeatable; it is a reminder that there is very little that is “natural” about ignoring the importance of Mother Earth to our physical and mental well-being.

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