Onnaedo Okafor | 11:24 | 10.12.2015
The twenties mark a period of self-discovery, and embarking on these trips can help provide a broader, better defined outlook on life.
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When last did you do something utterly, indulgently adventurous – never, a year ago? Well, we say it’s time you changed that.
The twenties mark the period of self-discovery. At this point, you must have started earn a living and forging your path in life’s course.
You also fully begin to learn about the ways of the world and nothing provides a better view of this than experiencing other cultures and lifestyles, all of which add up to make us more wholesome individuals and better citizens of the world.
That said, here are 10 life-changing trips every Nigerian should take before hitting 30 for a broader, better defined outlook on life.
Read: 10 breathtaking pictures that’ll make you want to travel round Nigeria
Climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro: There’s no better feeling than the sense of accomplishment, and motivation that can come from climbing what stands as the highest mountain in Africa (it’s 5,895 metres tall – if you add the heights of Burj Khalifa, Eiffel Tower and One World Trade Centre, it still doesn’t add up to HALF of Mount Kilimanjaro).
Go snorkeling/scuba diving in Mauritius/Zanzibar: Explore the aquatic splendour of the Mauritius/Zanzibar waters, or any of the numerous snorkeling destinations in Africa and the rest of the world for that matter. It’s truly spectacular.
Go river rafting on the Zambezi: Build your sense of team work and navigation with this extreme water sport. The Zambezi is the fourth longest river in Africa and provides great spots for river rafting.
Go sky diving: Nothing will make you appreciate life better than staring death in the face which is what sky diving can be – navigating out of a potentially disastrous situation.
Go on a safari trip: See nature in it’s purest element and appreciate what we have as humans.
Watch the Great Migration at Serengeti: Every year, thousands of wildebeest journey to and from the Seregenti area in Tanzania, to the Grumeti and Mara rivers in search of grass to graze on. On the crossing of the river, crocodiles usually lie in wait for the migrating animals, watch survival of the fittest first hand during these dramatic moments.
Swim with sharks in South Africa: You haven’t lived until you’ve tested your mortality, ’nuff said.
Take a road trip to Ghana: Experience our neighbouring countries first hand and get a better perspective on how things work in said places.
Visit tourist sites around Nigeria: Learn of the great history of places in Nigeria and also get acquainted with other places in the country outside your base. Olumo Rock in Ogun, Ikogosi Warm Springs in Ekiti and Ogbunike Cave, Enugu are just some of the places you can check out this holiday.
Go hiking: Step out of your comfort zone for a while and go hiking. The Fish River Canyon, Namibia, Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and Tanzania offer some great hiking trails. You’ll be more appreciative of the little luxuries afterwards.
is a General Editor at Pulse.ng.
She writes the daily Pulse VIP Chronicles – the insight into the daily VIP lifestyle of Nigeria and the people who shape it.