October 1

Everything’s Bigger in Africa


October 1, 2023

When it comes to going big, Africa doesn't do things by halves. Texas may boast that "everything is bigger" there, but Africa takes that claim to a whole new level. From colossal dunes to mighty rivers and gigantic waterfalls to the world's biggest wildlife, Africa is a playground for those seeking larger-than-life experiences. Join us on a journey through the biggest and best of Africa.

Big Daddy Dune – Namibia

Dunes in Sossusvlei, Namibia

The famous Sossusvlei dunes are a must-see on your luxury safari in Nambia

Our extra-large African adventure starts by conquering Big Daddy Dune, found within the otherworldly landscapes of Namibia's Sossusvlei. Towering at over 1,000 feet, this colossal dune is the highest in the world. As you ascend, you'll be rewarded with sweeping vistas of endless desert plains and the mesmerising Deadvlei, a surreal white clay pan dotted with ancient, skeletal trees. The climb might be tough, but the view from the top is worth every sandy step of the way.

Zambezi River – The Lifeline of Africa

The Zambezi River in Zambezi National Park

The Zambezi River is the fourth-longest in Africa, Image Credit: Victoria Falls River Lodge

Next up, we have the mighty Zambezi River, Southern Africa's lifeline. The Zambezi is a massive artery that winds through six countries, including Zambia and Zimbabwe. It's a river that commands respect for its sheer size and power, providing life to countless animals and communities along its banks. A stop along the Zambezi offers a front-row view of Africa's vibrant wildlife, from herds of elephants quenching their thirst to mighty hippos and crocodiles basking in the sun. And if that's not enough, our next supersized stop also happens to be on its course.

Victoria Falls – The Smoke That Thunders

Rainbow over Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is the largest sheet of falling water in the world

Our next showstopper is the world's largest waterfall, Victoria Falls. Often referred to as "The Smoke that Thunders," the Zambezi plunges into a mile-wide chasm that forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia with a deafening roar and sends misty spray into the air that can be seen from miles away. Twice as high and wide as Niagara Falls, this marvel of nature is one of the most breathtaking sights on the African continent. And if anything says "Africa is bigger", it's Victoria Falls.

Giant Animals – From Shore to Sea 

An elephant in Chobe National Park

An elephant stands on the horizon in Botswana's Chobe Region

If that's not big enough for you, there's even more coming right up. Africa is home to some of the largest land animals on Earth, and encountering them in the wild is a truly monumental experience. Giraffes, the tallest creatures on the planet, tower above the savannah, gracefully reaching for the canopy in national parks like the world-famous Maasai Mara in Kenya. Humongous hippos call rivers and waterholes their home, yawning to display their substantial tusks to all who venture too close. Even Africa's oceans are filled with colossal creatures. Whether it's whale watching or diving with the world's biggest sharks, the giants of the ocean are all in attendance around Africa's coastline.

The Big 5 – Africa's Crown Jewels

Leopard climbing a tree

Seeing a leopard is a highlight on any safari

If you're not convinced by now that bigger is better, we've saved the best for last. When it comes to African safaris, it's all about the "Big 5." These are the most sought-after and iconic animals, namely the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros. Tracking them down in their natural habitats is on millions of bucket lists worldwide. From the Serengeti of TanzaniaSouth Africa's Kruger National Park, or Botswana's Okavango Delta, the excitement of spending time with these majestic creatures in the wild is simply beyond measure.

Naturally, Everything is Bigger in Africa

So, if you're seeking experiences embodying the spirit of "everything is bigger," there's nowhere better than Africa. From dramatic dunes and rushing rivers to awe-inspiring waterfalls and massive wildlife, Africa offers an epic scale of natural wonders that will leave you with larger-than-life memories that last a lifetime.

Tropical forest and marsh with meandering waterways

A tropical rainforest bursting at the seams with fauna and flora, Image Credit: Lango Camp

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At Rhino Africa, we specialise in crafting bespoke, luxury African adventures that allow you to explore the continent's grandeur in style. Contact us today to embark on a journey to the land where everything is truly "Bigger in Africa."

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About the author 

Brad Mitchell

With a deep-set love of the outdoors and making moments count in all aspects of life, nothing makes Brad happier than taking in sunrises and sunsets. He can often be found either running, surfing or playing sports somewhere in Cape Town. Having grown up a stone's throw from Kruger, Brad jumped at the chance to live in the Cape and has never looked back since! With a background in all things Marketing, he is driven by creativity and turning crazy ideas into real-life actions!

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