A new decade is about to begin, and the world is your oyster to explore. Where will you go?
There are so many places we love visiting (and re-visiting) and even though it's our job to travel and we're fortunate to travel more than most, our experts all still have a huge bucket list of places they'd love to see and many favourites they'd like to revisit.
The definitive safari destination – Tanzania
The world’s first and second largest lion populations are found in Selous and Ruaha; the former also being Africa’s biggest game reserve. Of the three, Katavi is the most remote, hence least visited and many safari connoisseurs’ ultimate destination. Coupled with the magnificent Indian Ocean islands that lie just of its coast, Tanzania should be in your top 10 any year!”
Marc, safari fanatic
Curious to find out more about the migration? Have a read of this, or better still, call Marc to book a trip there.
Our rising star - Ethiopia
And the result is uniquely rich culture which you see immediately in its people, its cuisine, its religion, and its fascinating historical and archaeological sites including 9 World Heritage sites. In 2020 with a dynamic Nobel Peace Prize winning leader at the helm, there is a tangible sense that Ethiopia is on the cusp of a re-awakening.... my recommendation; get there quick!! Whatever you’re expecting it will surprise you.“
Ben, MD and Ethiopia Fan – obviously.
Take a look at our historical Ethiopia tourfor inspiration or give Ben a call to find out more.
Untouched, tropical island relaxation - Sao Tome and Principe
At different times of the year you will be able to watch whales breaching, at others you will be able to fight big game fish or witness turtles nest or hatch. Come and see for yourselves before this places hits the front pages for its stunning offerings and the handful of hotels that currently offer a very comfortable but intimate experience become inundated."
Alistair, paradise hunter
Take a look at our turtle nesting holidays or give Alistair a call to find out more.
Penguins, wine and safari - South Africa
The Garden Route is perfect for families and world-class safaris cab be enjoyed around the Kruger National Park. History buffs will love the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars, whilst the beaches around Durban are perfect for relaxing at the end of a busy trip."
Pete, wine and safari enthusiast in equal measures.
Take a look at our self-drive garden route or give Pete a buzz to find out more.
Private tropical island – Fanjove, Zanzibar
Marc, Tanzania fan
Take a little peak at Fanjove island or give Marc a call to find out more and book your trip of a lifetime.
Birdwatching paradise - Gorongosa Mozambique
Located at the southern end of the great rift valley Gorongosa now offers a brilliant wildlife experience... lions, elephants and everything else... and a birders delight... someone counted 130 species in one sitting. I think 2020 is going to be the year Gorongosa completes its rehabilitation to its rightful place as one of Africas top safari destinations.”
Ali – Mozambique expert
If you fancy exploring all that Mozambique has to offer from Gorongosa to its magical beaches, give Ali a call today.
A magical treasure chest to explore - India
All makes our work more interesting and of course the holidays so much better – I don’t think any 2 this year have been remotely similar."
Nathan – India devotee
India always leaves a lasting impression on our travellers and is a country that people return to again and again. If it's your first visit, take a look at our Golden Triangle and Tigers trip, or talk to Nathan about going somewhere more off the beaten track.
Unspoilt and wild - Zambia
Safaris in the stunning Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa National Parks are a must-do, whilst those with more time can head off to the North Luangwa, Liuwa Plains and even the tiny Luambe National Parks to follow the road-less-travelled. Of course a few days in iconic Victoria Falls is easy to add to any itinerary in Zambia, with some stunning places to stay here to round off any Zambian safari."
Pete, Zambia aficionado
If you're considering a romantic getaway and want to escape the crows, take a look at this honeymoon safari trip idea or give Pete a call today to start planning the adventure of a lifetime.
Up close and person with the gorillas - Rwanda
As well as this, they are involved with one of our favourite organisations ever – African Parks – a far sighted conservation NGO that is re-invigorating about 20 National parks in Africa, Rwandas Akagera NP. My recent visit to Rwanda was hands down the most interesting and engaging safari of the year. And of course, coming face to face with a mountain Gorilla for 60 thrilling minutes int he Virunga Volcanoes was thrilling. “
Ben. MD / Rwanda Fan.
If you're interested in finding out more about trekking to see the gorillas, take a look at this awesome itineraryor give our friendly MD, Ben a call.
The ultimate safari and beach combo - Kenya
The safari neatly dove tails in with an easy-access stay on a stunning, coral-white sandy beach stay at Diani, or the cultural UNESCO site of Lamu island. This is definitely the best safari/beach holiday for first timers and as you dig deeper you realise that its also great for veteran safari seekers too."
Ali, safari and sun specialist.
If you're interested in combining the opportunity to see the big five with a little bit of beach relaxation, take a look at this trip idea, or give Ali a ring today to find out more today.
The peal of the Indian ocean - Sri Lanka
It took a big knock – but they’re bouncing back with a smile at every corner. Safety-wise Sri Lanka is now back to normal but tourist numbers are still lower than usual, meaning there’s never been a better time to go and have it all to yourself than now."
Nathan – Sri Lanka admirer
If spending your days exploring temples, visiting tea plantations or spotting elephants swimming appeals, take a look at this wonderful tour of Sri Lanka, or better still, give Nathan a buzz and let him inspire your next trip.
A varied and diverse safari experience - Zimbabwe
A houseboat experience on Lake Kariba is perfect for larger groups, with all visitors to Zimbabwe able to take advantage of Africa’s best guides, who are a hallmark of the amazing safari experiences the country offers."
Pete, Zimbabwe enthusiast
To find out more about Zimbabwe, give Pete a call who will share his enthusiasm and love of the country with you, or take a look at our classic Zimbabwe self-drive trip suggestion.
Feeling inspire? To find out more about any of these destinations and to start planning your next trip, please give us a ring on 01768 603715 - we'd love to share our knowledge with and get you excited about your next holiday!
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