The festive season is well and truly underway, and if you are looking to party like it’s 1999 on 31st December 2017, there’s a huge list of New Year’s Eve Party Destinations to choose from. London, New York, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, and of course, Edinburgh are all top contenders for the world’s best place to spend the last night of the year, but if you are looking for something a little bit different, here’s a few ideas to tickle your travel taste buds…
Tonga, South Pacific Ocean
If you want to be one of the first people in the world to welcome 2018, pack your bags and head on down to Tonga in the South Pacific! Admittedly, it’s a long way to go, but the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga homes more than 170 magnificent islands, and if you are looking to spend New Year’s Eve on the beach drinking sunset cocktails – you’ll find your own spot in paradise right here in the South Pacific Ocean.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls is an amazing place to visit at any time of the year, but if you like party, and you like to party hard, Zimbabwe could be your perfect New Year’s Eve destination. The Vic Falls Carnival is a 3-day event that welcomes the New Year in style. Described by the event organisers as, “An unforgettable New Year’s at one of the Seven Wonder’s of the World”, this three-day bonanza includes non-stop entertainment, a secret bush party, and much more!
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
If you are looking for fireworks and cocktail bars, you may want to scroll past this one, but if you are looking for amazing landscapes and magical experiences, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni could be the perfect destination for your New Year’s celebrations. The Thunupa Festival is a live music concert that takes place in the middle of the Salar de Uyuni on New Year’s Eve, and if partying under the stars in one of the most remote (and beautiful) places in South America sounds like your idea of fun – we doubt you’ll be disappointed!
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Climbing Kilimanjaro on New Year’s Eve is a Bucket List dream for many, but despite hiking to 5,895m above sea-level, you won’t escape the crowds here. Christmas and New Year are busy times on Africa’s highest mountain, but the atmosphere is simply electric, and despite struggling for breath, you may just find yourself singing and dancing all the way to Uhuru Peak if you choose to summit on December 31st.
Wherever you decide to spend New Year’s Eve this year, we hope you have a wonderful evening and a Happy, Healthy & Travel Packed 2018!