Game drives are the most traditional way of experiencing the magic of Africa’s wilderness, however they’re certainly not the only way.
Kayaking is an activity which uses small, relatively narrow, closed-hull boats which are propelled by a double bladed paddle.In Africa, way before the advent of boats and ships, people used canoes and kayaks as their only mode of water transport.
Therefore kayaking is as old as the African continent itself, and many African countries have already turned it into an exciting tourist activity.
Kayaks, first built by the Inuits in North America, were used to hunt on inland lands. Estimated to be at least 4,000 years old, kayaks in their earliest forms were made from stitched seal or other animal skins over a frame made from whalebone. These vessels got their buoyancy with seal bladders filled with air, tucked into the fore and aft sections of the kayak.
A big distinction between kayaking and canoeing is the paddle. Canoes use single-bladed paddles while kayaks use two-bladed paddles.
Today canoeing is also a very popular tourist activity in Kenya. Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha have some great lake tours and you can really see the Pelicans and the hippos up close and personal.
Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.
The origin of the word "travel" is most likely lost to history. The term "travel" may originate from the Old French word travail, which means 'work'. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.
It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words "travail", which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers' Tales (2004), the words "travel" and "travail" both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means "three stakes", as in to impale).