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5 days of Christmas in Africa


 



Escape the Christmas Turkey. If you’re on the lookout for a change this Christmas season, why not flip off the tv, kick off the snow boots, pack away the winter woollies, say to icy gray days and head for the airport. In as little as eight hours you might be within the sunshine heading for a vacation poles aside from a standard Christmas. Right here’s a pattern of some uncommon concepts from a number of our favorite camps to spend Christmas in Africa:

Camels silhouette Sabuk Laikipia Kenya Christmas safaris

Keep in northern Kenya and swap reindeers for camels or horses and trip via herds of giraffe, zebra and better kudu. Get pleasure from a wonderful bush picnic on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River adopted by a pure spa mud tub within the river – superb for the pores and skin and freed from cost! Finish the watching the sundown, a drink in hand, ready for the celebrities to fill the African sky.

Christmas dinner at Fugitives Drive Lodge KwaZulu Natal South Africa

Go to KwaZulu Natal and attend the Christmas service at Rorke’s Drift, of the notorious Anglo/Zulu conflict battles in South Africa. This can be a really distinctive alternative to replicate on a bit of extraordinary African past. Take one of many outstanding battlefield excursions adopted by sundown overlooking the Buffalo River.

Christmas dinner on Lake Baringo, Samatian Island, Kenya

Strive a spot of water golf on Samatian Island the place you can be armed with floating golf balls and might tee off into the lake (all balls retrieved on the finish of the sport) – a bit extra fascinating than the native driving vary. Youngsters will benefit from the enormous water trampoline anchored near the lake shore and if this doesn’t exhaust everybody, attempt your hand at lighting the bonfire within the conventional Pokot approach by rubbing a few sticks collectively. Sip conventional Kenyan cocktails whereas ready for the BBQ to be cooked in entrance of you.

Riding with rhinos at Ants Nest, Waterberg South Africa

The Waterberg area, a simple three hour drive from Johannesburg, is dwelling to a handful of excellent personal recreation reserves. Decide one of many lodges right here and also you’ll discover Christmas lunch served as a standard South African BBQ on a ravishing mountain- perch overlooking the plains beneath. After a day recreation drive or horse trip meet for sundowners because the native choir serenade you.

Romantic Christmas dinner on the beach at Tongabezi, Livingstone, Zambia

When you will need to have turkey, how about having it delivered by canoe to a candle lit sampan floating on the good Zambezi River or by yourself personal sandbank seaside? This particular deal with could be organized in a number of secluded spots simply upstream from Livingstone and the Victoria Falls, over Christmas in Zambia.

Richard Smith is Operations Director at Aardvark Safaris.

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