Off the Beaten Track – Experience Your Africa
Africa is one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations, so it makes sense that your visit should be as magnificent as the country itself. You need to experience Africa your own way, away from obvious tourist traps and cliché destinations in order to fully understand it.
Here are some of the best ways to get off the beaten track and experience Africa holidays in the best way possible.
South Africa’s Private Residences
It doesn’t get more off the beaten track than holidaying in a luxurious private residence. These exclusive accommodations are carefully selected to give you the ideal location and setting for your visit to South Africa. There is such a wide variety of locations and residences, from Cape Edwardian mansions to private villas in Franschhoek or an exclusive lodge in Zululand – if you want luxury and relaxation without compromising on a genuine African experience then this really is the holiday for you.
Enjoy an Island Paradise
Africa is one of the last places on earth where you can truly slip off the grid without having to give up life’s little luxuries. Madagascar is the place to be, as it is an island paradise that’s away from all the hustle and bustle of modern life. You can completely relax on deserted beaches, miles away from anyone else or be a bit more active and go snorkelling in the pristine blue waters. This is not a typical beach holiday, this is a luxurious hammock on a beach, picture perfect postcard type of holiday that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Take the Blue Train
While you don’t get beaten tracks more than a train tracks, this is a holiday that many people don’t take due to a misunderstanding of what exactly it is. This is an experience that takes you to the bygone era of luxurious train journeys, allowing holiday makers to take in some of Africa’s most spectacular destinations in a single two week trip. It isn’t just a fantastic way to see the real Africa, the five star train allows you to travel in style from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town with special emphasis on style, grandeur and service. There really is nothing quite like the Blue Train, making this a truly unique way to explore all that Africa has to offer.
Africa’s endangered mountain gorillas are the ultimate in game viewing and they can only be seen in three locations in the entire world (Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo) which makes this a very desirable activity. Due to the nature of the environment and the preservation of the gorillas, only a limited number of people can trek to see them each year making this a very exclusive tour. You will require a certain degree of fitness and stamina in order to carry out the gorilla trek in Africa, but the reward of sighting these magnificent primates in the wild is more than worth it.
There’s nothing quite like getting off the beaten track as much as going on a safari in Africa’s unspoiled bush. Go and spot the Big Five in their natural environment, while staying in a lodge or luxury campsite close to all the action. With so many destinations to choose from it can be extremely difficult to decide, especially considering that they all bring something new into the mix. Why not visit Malawi and have a mind-blowing bush and beach experience, taking in the ultimate in game viewing and relaxation alike!
At Africa Travel we can put together holidays to Africa that are completely tailored to your needs. Whether you want to see the Big Five in all their glory or simply wile away the days on a pristine beach, we’ll ensure you have an unforgettable experience.