Want to get a better deal on Africa? You can still take advantage of our November special and save 30% on your next overland jaunt, but as we’re nearing the end of the year we thought you might like a little insider info on the best wildlife, budget and up and coming destinations in Africa for 2011.
Kenya’s always been a big hitter for wildlife wanderers, but neighbouring Tanzania’s tree climbing lions, found near Lake Manyara, put the destination right at the top of our Acacia list. And, knowing that you nomads like to pack in MUCH more than the average traveller, why not twin your game drive with a trek to the highest point of Africa? Yes, tantalizing Tanzania has it all, and now you can head overland on our 17-day Zanzibar To Kilimanjaro tour climb the BIG one, view the Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater and snap up some sun, sea and sand on the Spice Island. Bliss!
When it comes to splashing less cash in Africa, Namibia is a hard one to beat. The 'Sand & Surf' paradise also features in Lonely Planet’s “Best In Travel 2011” book – the credit crunching country appearing in a list described as a ‘bargainous bounty of budget friendly destinations!’
According to those gifted globetrotters, the average backpacker might expect to spend (roughly) 30 hard earned British pounds a day, but why deal with all the logistics when you can hop on our 11-day Cape Desert Safari overland tour for around five extra beers! Of course, we’ll throw in a charismatic tour leader, a few local guides, 24-7 game viewing in Etosha National Park, some impromtu bouldering at Spitzkoppe and a visit to the Cape Cross Seal Colony – priceless!
And not forgetting you die hard FIFA fans!!! Post World Cup sterling is still in a strong position against the South African Rand, so if your safari ends in Cape Town you might want to chill for a few days on a city break and contemplate your next adventure in Africa.
We saved Zimbabwe for the last slot, as it is, without a doubt, the number one up and coming destination on the continent. With crowd free game viewing in the Hwange National Park, rhino fuelled walks in the Matobo Hills, and conservation encounters in Gweru that have captured the imagination of over 4.8 million viewers this year alone, it’s a “must do” destination. Overlanding junkies might want to try our new 32-day Southern Explorer or alternatively you can hop on our 7-day Rediscover Zimbabwe small group safari for only £445pp + local payment from £198pp.