List Of Top 5 Best African Safari Destination In December Holidays
2020 has been a hard year, and it may seem like all the joy and fun has been taken away from it. Travel plans had to be cancelled without hope in sight. But the year is not over yet and there is a time to salvage the last bit of the year with a trip. There is nothing like a good-pick-me-up such as a holiday somewhere in Africa. Here are some places that you can visit this December holiday.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
After being stuck indoors all year there is a need for some fresh air and there is no place better to get fresh air than in a wide-open national park. The Serengeti is a beautiful place to visit and watch nature do what it does best. But December is an even better time to go and see the wild animals because it is the time when the Wildebeest Great Migration has reached the Ngorongoro crater and the southern side of the Serengeti. One of the best places to stay for this experience would be the Ndutu Safari Lodge. This is something to remember.
Kalahari Dessert, Bostwana
This might seem like a strange idea, a visit to the dessert, but another wide-open space can be refreshing to the mind. December is a great place to visit the Kalahari, as it is the rainy season or known as the green season and the grass has grown which is very inviting to all kinds of wild animals and their predators. This makes for a great adventure the story that you can tell about paradise in the middle of a dessert. One of the places that come highly recommended to stay is Tau Pan Safari Camp. This is beautifully situated with views from on top of an ancient dune.
Kenyan Southern Coast
If you want a break from the wild safari excursions then I would say why not head to the Southern Coast of Kenya, here you will find beautiful white sandy beaches and clear blue water. There is nothing as calming to the soul as listening to the waves of the ocean or taking a swim in its cool calm waters. The South Coast boasts with a lot of beauty and relaxing places to stay. Why not try the award-winning luxury beach resort, The Sands at Nomad. You will not be disappointed, with the fine dining, the extensive wine collection, diving into the untouched reef and so many more activities to suit everyone.
Tour the Cape Winelands, South Africa
If you are a wine connoisseur looking for a rich experience touring wine farms or you love wine and breathtaking scenery then this is for you. It is a holiday with a difference. Several wine routes can be enjoyed. These include; the Constantia Wine Route, you will be visiting vineyards dating back to the 1650s with world-famous Constantia wines. There is also one of the most popular routes, the Stellenbosch Wine Route, with 148 wine farms to choose from while staying at some luxurious hotels like Lanzerac. You can also pick the Helderberg wine route, Durbanville wine route and the Franschhoek wine route. The options are many and you get to refresh and unwind with some very good wine.
Atlas Mountain, Morocco
After such a crazy year going somewhere, you can check out and focus on you and find peace, tranquillity and practice meditation so you can let go of the stress and anxiety you have been carrying this year. The Atlas Mountain in Morocco is just the place for you. You can go trekking, do mountain yoga and mindfulness; you can work on letting go of all the tension and immerse yourself in the wonderful culture of the village of Imlil. You can stay at the Kasbah Du Toubkal. This place has beautiful views, comfortable rooms and the food is highlighted by local produce and a traditional menu that speaks to the culture of the region. You can also book trip packages that are custom made with different tours.
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Namibia is beautiful this time of the year because of the rainy season. A usually dry place comes to life with the waterholes filling up and inviting an assortment of wildlife. An especially unique place to visit during this December holiday is the Etosha National Park that has a rare thing you will not find anywhere else in Africa. This is the salt pan, it is said to be so big that is can even be seen from space. The national park can give you a desert on one end, grassland on the other diverse vegetation. This is truly a great experience. There are several camps in the National Park where you can stay and experience the true wilderness. One of these camps is Okaukuejo Rest Camp. It may be called a camp but it is comfortable and caters to your needs just like a hotel, with a restaurant with great food, a bar and even a pool for when you want to a dip on hot days. This particular camp has Chalets that face the waterhole, and even floodlights that will light up the watering hole so that even at night you can sit and watch lions and other animals drink water. Now that is a sight.
Despite the rough year, there is still hope for a great December holiday. So many places to try out.