Here are our nominees for Africa's ultimate Adventure. These are some of the best life experiences one can have, they are unique and allow participants to engage with their natural and cultural surrounds like no other. It's all about the campfire stories afterwards. Touch, taste, feel, hear and smell Africa more than you ever would from inside the protected confines of a lodge or hotel. Help crown Africa's ultimate Adventure by voting now.

Now do your bit and vote for who you think is most deserving of the Ultimate African Adventure. And remember, if you have experienced any of the trips that are listed below first hand, your vote can count twice - just email the relevant company or the Safari Index team and you will be given a coupon code that doubles your vote count. And of course, those that have entered stand a chance of winning some great prizes, including a 2-night stay at a luxury game lodge.

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Botswana Self-drive Safaris

Why we like it: Amazing wildlife viewing; Diverse scenery; Safe country; Exciting 4x4 options

A self-drive safari through Botswana is an amazing experience. Botswana hosts some of Africa's finest safari destinations with some of the highest wildlife concentrations on earth. These range from the arid Tuli region and Kalahari desert to the water wonderlands of the Okavango Delta, Chobe River and Linyanti swamps. Mystical landscapes will touch the soul in the Makgadigadi Pans, and…

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4 Votes

Classic 7 Day Primate Tour, Wild Frontiers

Why we like it: Exceptional chimpanzee and gorilla trekking. Tree-climbing lions. Great value for money

For those with time constraints Wild Frontier's 7 Day Classic Primate Tour is the perfect solution. Do it all in a short period of time with highlights including visiting 3 of Uganda's premier national parks (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibali Forest and Queen Elizabeth) in search of gorillas, chimpanzees and Africa's traditional big game species. One can expect to come across…

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Climb Kilimanjaro – Marangu Route

Why we like it: Climbing Africa's Highest Peak, Amazing life experience, 7 day tour

Situated south of the equator in Tanzania at 19 340 feet, (5 895m), Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, and spectacular views and beautiful ice formations are the reward for the successful trekker, as well as the satisfaction of conquering this mighty peak. Not for…

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4 Votes

Cycle Mashatu – Tuli Cycling Safari

Why we like it: Unique and thrilling safari experience; Close encounters with big game; Camping under the stars

Looking for something unique... Cycling through the Northern Tuli Reserve of Botswana is one of the most enjoyable and adventurous safari experiences on offer. Led by armed and knowledgeable local guides, the Cycle Mashatu Wilderness Trail provides a unique opportunity to ride at leisure along ancient elephant migration paths, cycle amongst great herds of wildlife and sleep under starlit African…

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Malawi Island Hopping Kayak Tour

Why we like it: Untouched natural beauty; Thrill of kayaking between islands; Exciting activities at Mumbo and Domwe Islands

This tour is an adventurous sea kayaking trail on the picturesque Lake Malawi. The tour covers 25km over three days, with the kayakers paddling between Domwe and Mumbo Islands on Lake Malawi. Accommodation is provided at the camps on each island- Mumbo Camp and Domwe Camp. The tour is fully-catered. The tour's starting and ending points are in Johannesburg, South…

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Malawian Style Southern Explorer

Why we like it: Visits most of Malawi's top attractions, Available in either 7 or 11 days; Exciting activities

Welcome to Malawi, the warm heart of Africa! This safari tour takes you on a bush and beach adventure through Malawi's beautiful southern regions. There are three different budget options for the tour, with varying accommodation styles for each. The tour is available for either 7 days or 11 days. You will visit many of Malawi's most stunning destinations on…

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106 Votes

Nomad Cape Town to Vic Falls Overland Tour

Why we like it: Hits Southern Africa's greatest tourist destinations; Incredible game-viewing opportunities, Adventure activities

Long term overland tour operator Nomad's classic and affordable overland tour links Cape Town to Victoria Falls (and vice versa). This 20 Day tour highlights Southern Africa’s most incredible sights. The tour starts in the shadow of South Africa's spectacular Table Mountain in Cape Town, and winds up the West Coast to the barren but game-rich salt pans of Etosha…

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Shayamanzi Houseboats, Lake Jozini

Why we like it: Unique safari experience; Game viewing from boat decks; Tiger fishing; Relaxing atmosphere

Shayamanzi River Tours operates two houseboats on South Africa’s fourth largest dam – Lake Jozini. The houseboats have six and ten double rooms respectively, all with huge windows with impressive views on to the water. All rooms are en-suite (however, the toilets and shower areas are relatively small). The smaller boat has electric fans in all rooms, and the larger,…

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35 Votes

Tuskers Bush Camp, Okavango Region

Why we like it: Genuine wilderness experience; Rustic yet well-appointed accommodation; Beautiful surrounds teeming with wildlife

Tuskers Bush Camp is loacted in the Okavango and Moremi region of Botswana. It is a classic tented safari camp, located among the trees and overlooking a busy watering hole. The camp can accommodate just eight guests, and is located in its own private concession, providing an exclusive safari experience. The six Meru-style tents and made of canvas and feature…

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Xobega Island Camp, Okavango

Why we like it: Stunning setting and surrounds; Prolific wildlife and birdlife, including Big 5; Unique boating and canoe safaris; Eco-friendly

The great value Xobega Island Camp is located in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, one of the world's most phenomenal nature and safari destinations. Situated on a tree-filled island among the Delta's lagoons and waterways, the camp is accessed by boat and is surrounded by wildlife, birdlife and spectacular natural beauty. The camp consists of 10 Meru-style canvas tents, each…

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