Quad biking is the perfect activity for people who identify as both adrenaline junkies and nature lovers because you get to take a quad bike (also known as an all-terrain vehicle) through an environment that you thought you could only see on postcards – lush forests, outstanding sand dunes, and wildlands filled with exotic flora and fauna. There are a lot of places to quad bike nowadays, but not all could compare to the following:
Places Around the World for Safari Quad Biking
Republic of Mauritius
An island nation situated in the Indian Ocean relatively near the African continent, Mauritius is home to Casela Nature and Leisure Park. Together with a couple of experienced guides in the lead, this is where you can experience one of the most visually rewarding quad bikes offered in the world.
For one to two hours, you can tour on a rugged plateau and drive through a real safari. As stated on mauritiusdiscoverytours.com, this tour allows you to observe over 1,500 animals such as ostriches, African antelopes, and zebras – all in their natural habitats. And it won’t feel like a regular excursion to the zoo where you’re just seeing them from far away. Some of the animals, such as the zebras, are used to the presence of people, especially to the guides that bring food. So, if you’re lucky, the zebras can approach your bike, and then, if they’ll let you, you can pet them.
What makes this tour so special is that you can cross over to the bordering Yemen Natural Reserve from Casela Park (you may have the chance to see the Ghumdan Palace!) . Its indigenous forest is home to more animal attractions, including one-of-a-kind birds, wild boars, and Java deer. Because there are a lot of opportunities to take photos, which could be captured by a professional photographer who can tag along on the tour, your friends back home can’t doubt that you drove alongside a moving ostrich.
You can book your visit to Casela Park online, and arrange a trip to the park through your travel agents or your hotel.
Republic of Zambia
Although famous for its majestic Victoria Falls, the Republic of Zambia has other tricks up its sleeve for both cautious adventurers and experienced daredevils.
The Livingstone Quad Company offers quad bike tours on two trails: the eco trail at Batoka Land and the village trail. The first lasts about an hour and takes you through 42 acres of untouched African bush, with its rugged terrain, sharp turns, and sudden drops. Some say going through the trail at night adds another layer of thrill. Should you want to try that, just remember to keep safe by having reflective equipment on you.
If reading that made you feel more nervous than excited, then the village trail is probably more suitable for you. But don’t take that to mean that this won’t give you a good adrenaline rush. Aside from a guided tour of the area from Mukuni village past Muchenje, the village trail also gives you the chance to ride your quad bike up over dunes and past a heavy bush through Sichilobe village. To top it all off, you could also choose to interact with the locals.
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Hurghada, primarily known for being a scuba diving hotspot, is a city in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. What it’s lesser-known for is being the home of another exceptional quad biking experience.
The tour, offered by Viator, starts right at your hotel’s doorstep, since you’ll be picked up and brought to a station where you’ll get and test drive your own quad bike. You’ll then make your way through 18.5 miles of desert and sand dunes on your way to a Bedouin village. The village is definitely one of the highlights of this tour; it’s where you’ll get the chance to speak with the locals about their culture while sipping sweet tea on Arabian carpets. You could also opt to shop for traditional, hand-made Bedouin crafts while at the village or enjoy a shisha water pipe.
That’s only half of the whole experience. From and through the village, you’ll ride a camel and cross the desert. To top it all off, you’ll enjoy a breathtaking sunset against the backdrop of the desert while you’re having dinner or otherwise atop a picture-perfect sand dune. It truly is a scene that you’ll only get to witness once in your life – twice if you’re lucky.
There you have it – the best places to go quad biking in the world. What are you waiting for? Go see for yourself.