August is finally upon us, and if you’ve been waiting until the very last-minute to book your 2017 summer holiday, now is most definitely the time to do it! The world really is you oyster when it comes to travelling at this time of year, but if you want to avoid the mayhem and madness of Europe’s jam-packed tourist resorts, here are a few alternatives that might just set your wanderlust on fire…
If you fancy some safari action this summer, there is perhaps no better place to find it than the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania. During the month of August, the vast herds of the Great Migration start making their way down from the Masai Mara in Kenya to the heart of the Serengeti National Park, where the game viewing is nothing short of spectacular. After 3 or 4 days on safari, head on down to Zanzibar for a week of relaxation on the Island of Spice, where you can expect plenty of sunshine and temperatures averaging around 28 degrees!
If you are looking for cooler temperatures, endless adventures, and some of the most magnificent scenery in the word, a skiing holiday in Queenstown, New Zealand could be your perfect August break. The snow is generally fantastic at this time of the year, so you can spend your days skiing and snowboarding in the Remarkable Mountain Range over-looking Lake Wakatipu, before heading into town for what can only be described as the best Après Ski below the equator!
Getting a last-minute hiking permit for the world-famous Inca Trail to the Lost City of Machu Picchu is virtually impossible at this time of the year, but there are other options available, such as the Lares Trail, which is just as spectacular. You can also go mountain biking in the Sacred Valley or white-water rafting along the Urubamba River, the possibilities for adventure are endless, and August is one of the best months of the year to visit Peru.