If you are a thrill-seeker looking for a getaway to deliver the extreme rush you crave, then these are the ultimate trips for you.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Aside from being one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see, Victoria Falls offers a bunch of awesome ways to get that adrenaline pumping. Forget about Niagara Falls, Matabeleland North Province of Zimbabwe is more magnificent than you can imagine. The waterfall rests on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and has a history that dates back more than 2 million years. It’s over 330 feet high and a mile across. From February to April, Victoria Falls is considered the largest body of falling water in the world. Thrill-seekers can bungee jump, rappel, zip line or raft. And if that’s not enough, there’s always the option of walking with lions or taking an elephant-back safari.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
If you want wild, really wild, then look no further than the Serengeti. Located in the northern portion of Tanzania, (Africa just south of the Equator), the Serengeti National Park actually only sees about 100,000 tourists per year. Compared to the amount of wild life abundant in the region, that is an infinitesimally small number. Imagine getting up close and personal with wildebeests, lions, zebras, gazelle, buffalo and crocodiles. If you want to take a safari tour, you have the choice of exploring the terrain in from a vehicle – or a hot-air balloon! To see the mass wildebeest migration, make sure you visit between December and July. But if you’re going to check out big predators like lions, plan on taking your trip anytime from June through October. Prepare for an unforgettable experience.
Copper Canyon, Mexico
If you’ve ever been to the Grand Canyon, its massive presence is enough to overwhelm you. Multiply that by 1,000 and you have Copper Canyon. Located in Northern Mexico, this collection of over 20 canyons was made by half a dozen rivers and is roughly seven times the size of Arizona’s treasured, Grand Canyon. The indigenous people maintain a simple way of life in the surrounding area and certain tour groups offer excursions for visitors to observe the locals among the Tarahumara Mountains. You can fully appreciate the terrain by train if you wish. It runs over 39 bridges and through 86 tunnels – an incredible way to enjoy this spectacular sight. Or, you can travel by foot. Take your time, set your own pace and hike throughout the area. For an even greater thrill, explore by bike, on horseback and cool off with white-water rafting.
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