In today’s life we all have become chained in our daily routines and grinds. Whether we are students or working we are all stuck in a rut and taking a vacation also seems like a duty towards family and friends instead of being self-gratifying. What we need is adventures in our lives? Wait I do not mean Indianan Jones or Lara croft death defying stunts in the Amazon forests or mount Everest but something which would be different then your usual routine life and boring holiday destinations like Goa or Bali. Here are some of the world’s greatest adventures you must experience.
One of the world’s greatest adventures is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro Mountain is called the roof of Africa at the height of 19,340 ft; the climb rewards you with a panoramic view of Kenya which is breathtakingly beautiful. This is simply worth a visit.
Track rhinos in Namibia
Among the greatest adventures on earth, contribute to the conservation of rare adapted rhinos which are just native to the Damaraland, Namibia. You can rent a luxurious tent and then venture out on 4 wheeled safaris with the “save the rhino” team and later continue on foot on this primal experience where you get to see lions, cheetahs and elephants. And have a view of the serrated empty shores of skeleton coast.
Play with primates in Rwanda
Visit your closet primate cousins in the thick undergrowth of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National park. The rewards are great, personal time with a family of gorillas then the next day time with playful golden monkeys then end it all up with kayaking on Lake Kivu with local fishermen.
See Victoria Falls
This is another of the world’s greatest adventures. Gasp and may be try to grasp the sheer scale of the Zambezi river falls which makes the spectacular Victoria falls, dividing the land into 2 countries Zambia and Zimbabwe, its huge, deafening and awe inspiring.
Meet ancient cultures in Kenya
Meet the tribe of Turkana and Omo valley whose lifestyle is still untouched from the modern world. Situated among the volcanic landscapes of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. You also get to see the churches Lalibela which are rocks hewn and may be track wolves in the Simien Mountains.
Explore Pharaoh Tombs in Sudan
Among greatest adventures on earth are the pyramids of Egypt and pharaoh tombs in Sudan. Dozens of pyramids loom in the east of Nile in Sudan including the tombs of ancient pharaohs and kings and feel the air if ancient civilization grips you from all sides. Roam the sand dunes in an expedition or camp under the stars with the sepulchres of black pharaohs of Kush as your company.
Wild walks in Zimbabwe
Head out for a walking safari in rarely visited Whinge National park of Zimbabwe. Maybe you will be lucky enough to catch glimpse of Lions, leopards, Rhinos. Let the expert guides take you through the forest maze to see cheetahs and wild dogs.
The peaks of China
Another of the world’s greatest adventures in Asia. Follow the footsteps of early 20th century explorer when you visit the mountains, glaciers and rivers of Yunnan China. Have a glimpse of marvellous “Limestone formation” of the stone forest which also has the Jade Dragon Mountain and tiger leaping gorge and the fairy tale city of Lijiang and Shangri-La with their beautiful temples and canals and Buddhist monasteries.
Lose yourself on ‘Forever Mountain’
Highest accessible mountain range in Laos called the Phou Louey- “the Forever Mountain” which is part of a protected area in the remote north east of the nations. These mountains are always covered in dense clouds hiding jewels like leopards, bears and white cheek crested gibbons. Stay in homestays or under the gilt roofed temples and colonial charms of Luang Prabhang.
Cross the Gobi with nomads
Feel your individual insignificance when you step into vast waste lands of Mongolian steppes and Gobi deserts. Sleep amongst the nomadic people in the yurts near the bottomless lake called Khovsgol. Try to visit in July during the Naadam games and try drinking the fermented milk of mare with the winning wrestlers and riders.
Trek into Borneo’s lost world
Visit the Maliau basin in Borneo which is also home to the Sumatra’s endangered species like rhino and clouded leopards, trek into these mystifying rainforests and head towards Danum valley to see more of the leopard cats and be amazed at the bio diversity of this ancient land.
Caves and cultural highs in Vietnam
Among greatest adventures, the Hang-en caved are the third largest in the world and makes for a exciting for an overnight stay. Explore the vast karst cavity via 390 ft high entrance filled with nesting swifts. Camp by a subterranean river and then enjoy the imperial capital Hue and Pretty harbour city of Hoi an.
Roam Wadi Rum’s red rocks
Follow the footsteps of the celebrated T.H Lawrence when you too navigate through these sandy passes of Jordan on camel backs. Join the multi activity adventure to wade, abseil, cycle and more camel back rides. Also don’t miss out the hiking routes rose red city of Petra and dunes of Rum.
Watch nomads slug it out in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is situated at the crossroads of the ancient Silk Road and is the heart of central Asia. Nomadic tribes gather here every 2 years for a grand meet and games including wrestling matches, eagle hunting, and headless goat polo. You can visit the pretty meadows, sleep in ger (yurt) camps and watch the nomad games at Issyk Kul Lake.
Explore the Arabian Peninsula
One of the greatest adventures on earth. After crossing the great Hajjar Mountains, Camp among the dunes of Wahiba Sands near the recently unearthed cities which used to trade in frankincense in Southern Oman. Visit the souks of Mutrah and Nizwa and then finally trek around the canyons of Wadi Nakhr or snorkel in the nearby secluded beaches.