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.
After much debate, we've narrowed down our list and included our favorites below.
Which of these are on your bucket list? We'd love to hear from you!
1. Kenya - ultimate safari and beach combo
The Masai Mara is teaming with wildlife, home to some of the densest concentrations of big cats on the planet, plus is where the famous river crossing takes place during Wildebeest Migration is an absolute no-brainer. A must if you are looking to see as much wildlife in a short space of time.
But, if you have the time, and inclination, we would always recommend teaming the Masai Mara with another area of Kenya so that you can experience the varied landscape and wildlife the country has to offer. Samburu with its colourful tribesmen, dramatic arid landscapes and famous 'Samburu Five' is a favourite, or Amboseli where you can see great herds of elephants trundling past Mount Kilimanjaro in a postcard-perfect snap, or Laikipia which has a very healthy population of black rhino, and where you can enjoy camel safaris, as well as walking and sleeping out under the stars.
A Kenyan 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.
Take a look at our Kenyan Big Five and Beach honeymon.
2. Serengeti, Tanzania - the definitive safari destination
Our top tip for the Serengeti? Get out of your vehicle and try a walking safari.
3. Victoria Falls - Zambia and Zimbabwe
To see the falls in all their glory, visit after April when water levels will be at their highest after the rains. There are plenty of activities to enjoy here from ziplining through the forest, to bungee jumping for those looking for a stronger adrenaline rush and white water rafting.
Victoria Falls combines perfectly with Botswana, Zambia or Zimbabwe as the start or end to a safari trip.
4. Sao Tome and Principe - Untouched, tropical island relaxation
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 place hits the front pages for its stunning offerings and the handful of hotels that currently offer a very comfortable but intimate experience become inundated.
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.
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.
Rwanda - gorillas in luxury
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.
Ben, our Founder says: "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 in the Virunga Volcanoes was thrilling. “
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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