Everybody needs to escape from the day-to-day routine. Treat yourself and choose Africa for your next trip. From safaris at Southern African game lodges to recently-found cities in the desert thought to have been lost forever, this extraordinary continent boasts destinations that will leave you with unique, everlasting memories.
Safari in South Africa
Pondoro Game Lodge is located in Balule Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park. The lodge is the absolute apex of what a lavish safari experience should embody. The personalised, award-winning accommodation ensures supreme comfort and sophistication.
On Pondoro’s epic, exclusive private game drives, you can expect to see the wonderful African wildlife which includes the famed Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo). If you’re up for an adrenaline rush, you can take a guided nature walk, giving you the opportunity to track animals on foot – it’s an experience unlike any other.
At the end of a busy day of sightseeing, it’s time to feast on delicious, local cuisine and if you would like – unwind in the world-class spa.
Great Migration in Maasai Mara, Kenya
The Maasai Mara is located in the east-African country of Kenya. The region is widely regarded as being one of the best places on the continent to see big cats: lions; leopards and cheetahs.
If this weren’t enough, the area is also renowned for the Great Migration of wildebeest. This incredible natural phenomenon consists of millions of wildebeest beginning their migration from Tanzania through the southern Serengeti to the Mara. The best time to visit in order to observe this spectacle, is late July/early August.
Beach holiday bliss in the Seychelles
Besides its idyllic beauty, if you really want to go on a holiday where you can ‘unplug’, Bird Island in the Seychelles is for you – there is absolutely no mobile phone reception there.
The Seychelles is an island paradise made up of 115 islands located in the Indian Ocean. Spend your days relaxing on the beaches or take a romantic along the waves’ edge to view the sunset.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo
From the outset, it needs to be said that trekking is a physically-taxing endeavour – but it’s worth every strenuous step.
Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are go-to destinations for you to witness gorillas, monkeys and other primates living in their natural habitat. So, what is trekking? Think of it as the toughest hike you’ll ever attempt. You’ll be journeying through dense jungle for many hours but once you’ve laid eyes upon silverback gorillas relaxing in shaded nooks or naughty chimps swinging through the trees, any aches and pains you may have, will disappear instantly.
When you think of Egypt, the iconic pyramids and the Sphynx will probably come to mind; they are incredible, and need to be on your bucket list, but there many other attractions you may not know about.
Travel to Al Maadeyah to visit The Lost City of Heracleion: the ruins of a 2300-year-old city that was found in 2000 by French archeologist, Dr. Franck Goddio, under the Mediterranean Ocean. Before this time, it was pure myth; only described in a few ancient texts.
Witness sensational land art in Qesm Hurghada: ‘Desert Breath’ is a one-million square-foot piece of artwork created in the Hurghada desert near the coast of the Red Sea.
These unique architectural and artistic wonders will leave you in awe of what man can achieve.