If you are willing to shop around
for a safari holiday you may be surprised at how cheap you can actually pick
one up for. You can land a great deal if you look online, where it is easy to
compare prices and packages.
If you are going as a family
group, safety is going to be a priority so taking guided tours may be your
wisest choice. An itinerary which will include breaks for food and overnight
stays if necessary, will be provided, thus guaranteeing peace of mind.
South Africa is a good choice for
a family safari holiday as direct flights from the UK are available and there
is a good selection of low cost, comfortable accommodation available. The well-maintained roads mean that travel is
a pleasant experience as you visit the reserves where you will be able to see a
plenty of wildlife including the big five. This can all be done from the
comfort and safety of your safari vehicle. These holidays are often once in a
lifetime experiences and will make memories that stay with you and your family
forever so don’t forget the camera to ensure you have something to look back on
in years to come.
Whether your idea of heaven on
earth is relaxing on a gorgeous sandy beach or dancing into the night with newly
discovered friends the Greek Islands should be top of your list of must see
destinations and with travel flights direct from the UK to the major Islands it
could not be simpler getting there when things get back to normal.
Your choice of island will depend
on the sort of holiday you want as some islands are serenely quiet and only
have a few small bars and restaurants whereas others have more of a party
atmosphere with bars and nightclubs open until the early hours.
Many holidaymakers like the idea
of booking an all-inclusive stay when they are planning a holiday, but it is better
in Greece to be either self-catering or bed and breakfast as there are so many fantastic
restaurants and bars offering very reasonably priced food and drink in all the
main holiday resorts.
Excursions around the Islands or
to a different Island are advertised in many places and are a good opportunity
to see the stunning scenery without the hassle of hiring a car and driving. It
is usually cheaper to book these direct with the local guides rather than
through the travel company you booked your holiday with.
Although it is probably unwise to
go on a safari holiday at the moment the hope is that in the near future safari
holidays will be back on the cards for those wanting an unforgettable holiday adventure.
What is possible at the present time is booking that safari holiday as many
companies are open for business and actively encouraging travellers to book for
the latter part of the year and next year. Most of these travel companies are
offering a guarantee that any holiday booked with them can be transferred to a
different date without charge giving holiday makers the confidence to book
knowing that if anything changes they will not be out of pocket.
Before booking that incredible
safari experience it is a good idea to do a bit of research on the area you
want to visit and the type of safari experience you want as there are a variety
on offer ranging from a luxurious hotel stay with daily wildlife reserve
excursions to a full-blown, back to basics adventure where you will be camping
under canvas in the African bush.
A safari holiday can even be
combined with a beach holiday if that is what you enjoy as South Africa has
some breathtakingly beautiful beaches along its coast.
Although a traditional beach
holiday either at home or abroad is still a popular choice for holiday makers
many people are considering an exciting adventure holiday instead where they
can try out activities that they would not normally do such as taking a safari
in South Africa, visiting the ancient temples of India or trekking the Inca
Trail however to avoid the possibility of costly medical bills in the case of
illness or accident it is important that comprehensive travel insurance is
arranged before travel.
It is essential that the
appropriate level of travel insurance is purchased if you are considering an
adventure type holiday as the normal level of cover may not cover what may be
considered risky pursuits. The terms and conditions of any policy that you are
thinking about taking out should be read thoroughly to check which specific
activities are covered and if in doubt a telephone call to the insurers should
If you are an older traveller it
is worth noting that after the age of sixty-five travel insurance premiums usually
increase but it is unwise to travel without insurance as medical costs can be
exorbitant if you find yourself injured whilst on your trip. Any pre-existing
medical conditions, however small should be declared when applying for cover but
many insurance companies, as long as the conditions are stable will still
provide cover albeit with an additional premium.
If you have never experienced the
excitement of taking a safari holiday before you may be wondering where the
ideal place is to go to get the most from the trip especially if you are going
with a particular experience in mind for instance seeing many different animal
species or getting to see the amazing landscape.
One of the most popular
destinations to visit in Africa is Kenya as it has an outstanding amount of
wildlife to see, and the Kenyans are experts when it comes to safari
accommodation and transport between wildlife reserves. The choice of where to
stay depends very much on personal preference but whether you prefer a luxury
hotel or a safari lodge there are plenty to choose from.
Expert guides will be able to show
you the incredible native animals such as elephants, big cats and rhino in
their natural habitat whilst keeping your party safe a long as you follow their
instructions. Be sure to have your camera ready to record this experience of a
lifetime and to be able to share the photographs with friends and family when
you return home.
Although some people try to avoid
the bustling city of Nairobi as the streets can get extremely busy it is worth
a quick visit and gives the traveller a taste of life in this part of the