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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Camel Trek in Morocco

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Riding through Morocco on camel ? Why not ? This is an original way to discover Sahara Desert in Morocco. Many adventure travelers has ridden through Morocco on camels. They've looked like as if they were in the Indiana Jones movies. They also consider these experiences as an exciting way to discover Morocco's nature, especially Sahara desert in southern Morocco and the marvellous Atlas Mountains. They've also used to sleep in desert tents with berbers. What an so adventurous way to travel and sleep in Morocco, instead of always going to hotels.

Adventurers should hop on a camel back for any trip through the golden Sahara sand dunes at Erg Chebbi, near Merzouga. Spend the night in a desert tent, under the incredibly starred sky. The Sahara is also accessible near the town of Zagora; it's easier to get to from Marrakech but doesn't have the imposing dunes of Erg Chebbi. Somewhat less easy to reach but therefor also less crowded are the dunes of Erg Chigaga near M'hamid. We consider this is a great Morocco experience !

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Trekking and Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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There'd be no epic adventure travel in Tanzania without Trekking and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. There are several routes by which to reach Kibo, or Uhuru Peak, the highest summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, namely, Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe and Machame.

Being one of the most popular mountains in the world, roughly 50,000 trekkers and climbers every year try to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. According to research published by the Climb Kilimanjaro Guide, the average summit success rate across all climbers and routes is 65%. 

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Videos: Trekking to the Erta Ale Volcano, Ethiopia

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Erta Ale is a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia. It is situated in the Afar Depression, a badland desert area. Erta Ale is the most active volcano in Ethiopia. What makes this volcano so extremely rare is Lava Lake hidden in the crater in the centre of volcano caldera. Erta Ale is an important place for any trekking in Ethiopia. Adventure travelers and trekkers will discover the spectacular Lava Lake.

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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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