Kickstart your travel plans for the new decade with these 5 exciting destinations!

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 06/11/2019
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  • 2020 brings with it a new decade and a fresh start for new travel adventures. Whether you love nature, want some excitement on a luxury African Safari Holiday, or simply want to laze around on an exotic Indian Ocean beach, here are some destinations to provide some inspiration for you on what to put at the top of your list!

    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 for 2020.

    Suggested itineraries

    Best of Chobe with a four-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, eight-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

    Kenya

    Kenya Safari

    If its a safari thats piqued your interest, a Kenyan safari is the best way to see magnificent wildlife including the ‘big five’.

    Suggested itineraries:

    Cheetah Safari

    A traditional seven-night safari visiting Samburu, home to unique wildlife, followed by the Rift Valley Lakes.

    Kenya Royal Safari

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

    Find out more about our full range of itineraries: https://www.somak.com/kenya-safari

    Rwanda

    Rwanda

    With volcanoes, rainforests and rivers, and some of the rarest primates in the world, Rwanda is an absolutely stunning destination. Popularly known as ‘The land of 1000 hills’, it  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 – majestic gorillas. Gorilla Trekking is the experience of a lifetime for wildlife enthusiasts to be amongst these graceful giants in their natural habitat.

    Suggested itineraries:

    Chimps and Gorillas

    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.

    Gorillas in the Wild

    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.

    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.

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

     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 eight-night tour which includes three nights in fabulous Cape Town, a two-night stay on the luxurious Blue Train, a night in Johannesburg and 2a two-night 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.

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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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