The Best Hikes in Africa

Cindy Baker at Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park, Erongo, NamibiaNamib-Naukluft National ParkErongo, NamibiaThe Desert Express Train from Windhoek to Swakopmund, Namibia stops in the middle of the Namib Desert so that travelers can hike and climb the...Namib-Naukluft National Park, Erongo, NamibiaNamib-Naukluft National ParkErongo, NamibiaClimb the dunes outside of Swakopmund, Namibia. And then slide down in your bare feet! #hikingSemien Mountains, Amhara, EthiopiaSemien MountainsAmhara, EthiopiaThe Simien Mountains in Ethiopia are one of the best trekking destinations in the world. Jaw dropping views, wall to wall sunshine, generous...Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South AfricaTable Mountain National ParkCape Town, South AfricaThis is the view from Table Mountain of the "Lions Head", so-named for its resemblance to a crouching lion. The views on a clear day are not to be...Table mountain, Cape Town, South AfricaTable mountainCape Town, South AfricaAmazing view from the top of " Table mounting" in Capetown. You can hike ( wich I prefer) or you can take the cable car ! The name of the mountain...Mt Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaMt KilimanjaroKilimanjaro, TanzaniaIce on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro continues to retreat rapidly, declining 26 percent since 2000 (www.pnas.org). #NationalPark #hiking #blueVictoria Falls, ZambiaVictoria FallsZambia#troveon November is a great time to visit the falls. While the water is not at its peak, it does reveal Livingstone Island. The island offers epic...Maasai Mara National Reserve, Talek, KenyaMaasai Mara National ReserveTalek, KenyaA beautiful and powerful tribal dance by the Maasai warriors of Southeast Kenya. After I took this photo we talked with the tribal leader, who took...Cape Point, South AfricaCape PointSouth AfricaThe view of Cape of Good Hope from Cape Point. This is where the Indian ocean and the Atlantic ocean come together. Worth the hike or if you are...Livingstone, ZimbabweLivingstoneZimbabwe#troveon One of the best ways to experience Victoria Falls is late in the year, when the water is lower, exposing Victoria Island. From there, a...Table Mountain, Cape Town, South AfricaTable MountainCape Town, South AfricaView from my hotelroom "The Table Bay" on the most best-know mountain in South Africa : The Table Mountain. It's a flat-topped mountain forming a...Mahialambo, Toliara, MadagascarMahialamboToliara, MadagascarHiking through the Malagasy hillsImlil, MoroccoImlilMoroccoThis was our view from our guest room at Kasbah Toubkal. I've stayed in amazing places in my travels and Kasbah de Toubkal is one of the most...Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South AfricaGolden Gate Highlands National ParkGolden Gate Highlands National Park, South AfricaA moderately easy hike and stunning view, plus the sunset reflecting on the rocks is gorgeous (and how the park earned its name!). Not far from...Tugela Falls, Giants Castle Game Reserve, South AfricaTugela FallsGiants Castle Game Reserve, South AfricaThe second tallest waterfall in the world at the top of the sentinel peak - amphitheater hike. Definitely do this while in the free state!Mt Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaMt KilimanjaroKilimanjaro, TanzaniaSlowly reaching the top of Mt. Kibo from midnight to 7 AM after a 6-day expedition at Mt. Kilimandjaro #NationalPark #hikingImlil, MoroccoImlilMoroccoA beautiful view of a mosque minaret in the village of Imlil in the High Atlas and Toubkal National Park. We were there in March when the temps...Mt Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaMt KilimanjaroKilimanjaro, TanzaniaThe dance of the good fortune before we undertake the final stage of the 8-day expedition. #hikingSerengeti Cultural Centre, Mara, TanzaniaSerengeti Cultural CentreMara, TanzaniaAfrican zebra crossing!!! Serengeti is so expensive but after doing numerous safaris in many African countries it really is the best for the...Mt Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaMt KilimanjaroKilimanjaro, Tanzania6 AM at Karanga Camp, the kind of cloudy morning everyone likes ! #hiking
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