5 Destinations to add to your travel plans in 2019

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 17/01/2019
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  • Looking for new exciting destinations to add to your travel list this year? Whether you want to indulge your passion for nature, adventure or excitement on a luxury African Safari Holiday or laze around on an exotic Indian Ocean beach, we have just what you’re looking for. With over 50 years’ of experience, we are incredibly passionate about our destinations as the leading Luxury Safari Specialist and pride ourselves on continuing to be a family-run business with a personal touch.

    Kenya

    Kenya Safari

    A Kenyan safari is probably the best way to see magnificent wildlife including the ‘big five’.

    Suggested itineraries:

    Currently on sale from £1700 inc flights, one of our most popular safaris is the Cheetah Safari which is a 7-night itinerary visiting the Aberdares, Samburu the Rift Valley Lakes and the Masai Mara.

    Cheetah Safari

    A safari of distinction, fit for royalty, visiting Kenya’s finest game reserves and enjoying some of Kenya’s finest lodges and camps.

    Kenya Royal Safari

    More information: https://www.somak.com/kenya-safari

    Rwanda

    Rwanda

    With volcanoes, rainforests and rivers, and some of the rarest primates in the world, Rwanda has been blessed with its natural beauty. ‘The land of 1000 hills’ is set at altitude and lush green adorns its sweeping slopes before disappearing high into misty peaks. Amongst the steamy summits is Rwanda’s biggest draw – gorillas. It’s the experience of a lifetime for wildlife enthusiasts to trek and be among these graceful giants in their natural habitat.

    Suggested itineraries:

    Chimps and Gorillas is a five-night itinerary in Rwanda, combining a visit to chimps in the Nyungwe National Park and gorillas in the Parc National de Volcans. Both experiences are amazing and not to be missed.

    Chimps and Gorillas

    Gorillas in the Wild takes you on a tour of Parc National de Volcans where you can experience a journey through the beautiful terraced hillside that characterises much of Rwanda’s landscape. Climb the base of the awesome Virunga volcanoes.

    Gorillas in the Wild

    More information: https://www.somak.com/rwanda

    Tanzania and Zanzibar

    Tanzania

    Home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, as well as the enigmatic Ngorongoro Crater and world-famous Serengeti plains, Tanzania draws awe-inspired visitors from across the world.

    The range of dramatic landscapes is truly special with rich plains, home to an abundance of striking wildlife, and crystal clear waters and stunning sandy beaches in Zanzibar. Wildlife, scenery, culture, and beaches – Tanzania has it all!

    Suggested itineraries:

    Our Serena Serengeti Safari is an extraordinary journey through contrasting landscapes with excellent opportunities for game viewing in Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.

    Our Selous, Saadani & Zanzibar is a superb 10-night safari by air, combining a calming beach retreat with captivating game viewing.

    Selous, Saadani & Zanzibar

    More information: https://www.somak.com/tanzania

     Botswana

    Botswana

    Botswana may have diamond-rich deserts but it is the shimmer of the Okavango Delta’s crystal clear water, the perplexing perspective of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and the sight of hundreds of majestic elephants in the Chobe National Park that make it a rare beauty. A country of wild variety, dramatic scenery and untamed parks, Botswana is one of Africa’s diamonds, and one to add to your travel radar.

    Suggested itineraries

    Best of Chobe with a 4-night stay at Chobe Game Lodge which includes a multitude of experiences such as full-day trips to the remote parts of the park, exclusive lunch cruises on the Chobe River, cultural experiences with the local community, and a complimentary upgrade to the Luxury Suite with your own private infinity pool and spacious lounge.

    Our Luxury Belmond Safari is a wonderful 5-star, 8-night tour that reveals the main highlights of Botswana along with the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

    More information: https://www.somak.com/botswana-holidays

    South Africa

    South Africa

    South Africa is an excellent all-round and family-friendly destination. With striking landscapes, excellent wildlife and safari routes, diverse cultures, history, wine tasting and much more, this is a country in which to cherry-pick your dream experiences and put together the holiday of a lifetime.

    Suggested itineraries

    An exciting 8-night tour which includes 3 nights in fabulous Cape Town, a 2-night stay on the luxurious Blue Train, a night in Johannesburg and 2 nights safari at a private game reserve.

    Enjoy a couple of nights in Port Elizabeth, known as the ‘friendly city’, and the chance to explore a sanctuary of gentle giants at Addo Elephant National Park.

    More information https://www.somak.com/south_africa

     

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    Inspired to visit one of these destinations for a unique experience?

    Call us on 020 8423 3000 or complete an enquiry form to receive a quotation from our booking experts.

    You can also find out more on our website: https://www.somak.com

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