The summer holiday season is officially underway, and if you loathe to spend your annual leave on an overcrowded beach in the Mediterranean, why not head below the equator, and enjoy cheap long-haul flight prices, discounted hotels, and tourist free travellers throughout the most beautiful countries in the world.
S is for South Africa
With a whopping 19.6 Rand to the Pound, South Africa is one of the cheapest destinations to visit right now, and if your idea of the perfect summer holiday includes a safari, great food, brilliant wines, and endless outdoor activities, this should be your number #1 choice! The weather might not be brilliant at this time of the year, but who needs sun when you’ve got a roaring fire and a bottle of Pinotage in the middle of the African bush!
U is for Uganda
The home of the Gorilla Safari, Uganda is the perfect destination for those who are looking for a unique animal experience in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It’s not the cheapest holiday one can take this summer, but most people who view the world’s last remaining Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat believe this trip to be priceless…
M is for the Maldives
Hot, sunny, and simply breath-taking, the Maldives remain one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations thanks to the beautiful beaches, luxury over-water bungalows, and endless water activities. A great choice for those who really want to get away from it all, these magical islands never fail to impress.
M is for Madagascar
Madagascar may be a ‘newbie’ in the world of holiday destinations, but it is a nature lover’s paradise. With unique landscapes bursting with unusual flora and fauna, pristine beaches, and of course, the national treasure – the lemurs, this is definitely on my bucket list!
E is for Ecuador
We are balancing precariously on the edge of the equator here, but if you are looking for a South American Adventure this summer, Ecuador is the perfect place to start. From the mountains of Cotopaxi to the beaches of Tortuga Bay, there really is something for everyone in Ecuador.
R is for Rwanda
Uganda’s next door neighbour, Rwanda is another hotspot for Gorilla Trekking Tours, and if you are short on time, a trip to the Volcanoes National Park will fit right into your travel itinerary. Many people add a 3-day Gorilla Trekking Tour in Rwanda to their Kilimanjaro Climb – it works perfectly!