Not for the Faint of Heart

Not for the Faint of Heart

Sure, Africa is studded with world-class safari destinations, but the continent's adventures go far beyond those that can be enjoyed from the back seat of a Land Cruiser. From towering sand dunes and vibrant sulfur fields to crystal-blue waters teeming with life, Africa abounds with a diversity of natural beauty that invites exploration. Here, we choose just a few of our top picks for how to get your heart pumping while taking in the terrain.

Namibian Dunes

The Namib Desert's awe-striking "sand sea" dates back roughly 5 million years - making its desolate dunes among the world's oldest. Daring travelers can not only climb and walk along the dunes - such as Namibia's 170-meter-tall "Dune 45," shown here - but also "san...

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