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People who are seeking some adventure on their holidays could be advised to consider a trip to the African nation of Namibia.
Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Gill Charlton detailed some of the creatures she saw while visiting the country.
One of the stops during her trip was Erongo, located approximately two hours north of Windhoek. Here she was treated to a rare sighting of a leopard in broad daylight.
Travellers who want to go on adventure holidays or enjoy trying new activities while on a break will find that there are a wide range of options open to them.
Ian Bradley, spokesperson for the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), explained that people have the opportunity to go on an adventure holiday to almost any country in the world.
He added that AITO members have noticed that more and more travellers want to be active while spending time away.
For a real in-depth day-by-day diary of one an Imaginative Traveller's trip through Egypt, why not take a look at Stanford Chung's excellent blog about his experiences on our Nile Valley and Red Sea tour
Stanford wrote, "I just finished writing about my Egypt trip (Nile Valley and Red Sea). It was the best trip I've ever done. Tour was well organized. It had a good mix of everything. There were visits to museums, temples, and the pyramids.
Gap year travellers looking for an adrenalin rush while on their trip may want to consider heading to China for exciting trekking opportunities.
The Mount Huashan trail in China was picked out as one of the world's scariest hikes by Travel+Leisure magazine.
Located near Huayin, wandering monks use this mountain pass and it is also becoming a popular route among adventure travellers.
Adventure travellers should take time to explore a new location when they arrive and make sure they venture off the beaten track, according to one globetrotter.
Professional surfer Amee Donohoe revealed that she always makes time to go out and explore the places she visits for surf contests.
In an interview with Boots n All magazine, she explained that she will book an extra week or two after a competition "just to explore, look at the culture and meet the people".
While many tourists in New Delhi will visit the same sights and have a similar experience, adventure travellers can get the most out of the city by taking their time to discover its hidden gems.
This is according to Sam Miller, who commented that the city has "a gently addictive quality and deserves to be explored slowly".
Writing for the Observer, Mr Miller noted that any independent travellers with an interest in history and architecture will be spoiled when they visit the Indian capital.
Adventure travellers keen to go on an Africa safari holiday may wish to head to Botswana, which has been described as a haven for all manner of creatures.
According to Tips from the T-List, Botswana is the best African country for holidaymakers who want the ultimate safari experience, as they are more varied than offerings in other nations.
Togo's capital Lome has everything an adventure traveller could want and is the perfect place to go for those with a love of traditional African music.
According to afrol News, Togo is one of the continent's hidden gems and Lome is home to a bustling arts and culture scene just waiting to be explored.
The news provider stated that French-speaking West Africa on the whole is home to an unrivalled nightlife, with a focus on singing and dancing.
The various towns dotted across the Pampas region of Argentina offer adventure travellers to chance to submerge themselves in the country's cowboy culture.
Frances Stanford, a freelance journalist writing for Helium, said that San Antonio de Areco is a good place to learn about the 'gaucho' culture, with a special museum dedicated to it.
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