Your Ultimate Easter Getaway
Book one of our top 7 picks before it’s too late!
You may already know that the best destinations in Africa book up far in advance, but you’re not too late, you still have 6 months to plan & book your incredible Easter escape!
Whether it’s bush, beach – or a bit of both you’re after – April is a fantastic time of year to visit Southern or East Africa.
The hottest months are long-gone, the summer rains have subsided, the bush is still a vibrant green & prices are very often reduced!
Most importantly though, don’t waste all those holiday days sitting at home!
See our top Easter 2020 picks below…
“BIG 5” SAFARI
SABI SANDS GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA
Arguably South Africa’s most sought-after wildlife destination, this reserve has some of the country’s best rhino and leopard sightings! Seeing the “Big 5” is almost guaranteed, and it’s home to a host of world-class lodges that offer both game drives and walking safaris. The reserve has a fenceless border with the Kruger National Park, so animals roam freely too. Sabi Sands is perfect for a romantic getaway or for the whole family, and there are no long travel days – direct flights from Jo’burg get you straight into the Sabi Reserve!
FAMILY ROAD TRIP
SOSSUSVLEI & ETOSHA, NAMIBIA
The phenomenal scenery of Sossusvlei’s giant sand dunes and moon-like landscape, combined with the exceptional wildlife experience at Etosha (elephant, black rhino & lion sightings are excellent) means that this will be an unforgettable African adventure for the whole family. The desert’s cold winter nights have not yet set in, but the unbearable midday summer heat is on its way out. Namibia is safe to self-drive in & roads are excellent. This promises to be a rewarding experience in one of Africa’s most dramatic & spectacularly beautiful countries!
BAZARUTO ARCHIPELAGO, MOZAMBIQUE
Scuba diving, snorkeling, lazy seafood lunches & warm turquoise waters – what more could you want from your Easter vacation?! Bazaruto & Benguerra islands are home to some of the most gorgeous, white sandy beaches and unspoiled reefs, not to mention 5-star luxury beach lodges that will make it difficult to ever leave! If one of these islands is a step too far for your budget, then Mozambique’s mainland coast also offers some exceptional beach options! This coastline is a quick flight away from the Greater Kruger area, so a safari/beach combo is a must!
VICTORIA FALLS & HWANGE, ZIMBABWE
April is when Victoria Falls is at her most impressive! Brave travelers can take on the Zambezi River’s famous rapids on a full-day white-water rafting adventure, while others can connect with the local culture, enjoy evening boat cruises on the spectacular Zambezi (keep your eyes peeled for hippos, crocs, & colorful birds), or embark on a fun 1-day canoe safari! Combine Victoria Falls with an authentic safari in Zimbabwe’s biggest National Park – Hwange – a safe haven for some of the country’s biggest herds of elephants, prides of lions & endangered wild dogs!
BUSH & BEACH
KWA-ZULU NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa’s East Coast is a lush, laid-back & easily accessible safari destination that is also off the tourist-track! The 5-star Phinda Private Game Reserve (famous for its cheetah & rhino populations) is just an hour away from some of the country’s most unspoiled & undeveloped beaches. Spend a few days on safari, then explore this wild South African coastline with its estuaries, beaches, and mangrove swamps – go kayaking, scuba diving, or enjoy a walking safari in Africa’s biggest wetland reserve – the Isimangaliso Wetland Park!
OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
Easily considered Africa’s most sought-after safari destination, the Okavango Delta is a bucket-list vacation for any nature-lover! Embark on a “mobile safari” (glamping at its best!), where you won’t see another person, & follow this with a stay at an authentic, colonial-style tented bush camp. Enjoy a mekoro ride (traditional canoe) in the gorgeous swamps and get ready for some of the best leopard, lion and elephant sightings on the continent! April is also considered “shoulder season” where prices are a little lower. You can trust us, the Okavango will not disappoint!
SOUTHERN SERENGETI, TANZANIA
The wildebeest calves that were born in January are now strong enough to join the rest of the herd, & a wildlife spectacle awaits you! Millions of animals now gather together in the Southern Serengeti to begin their long trek north. Stay in a gorgeous tented safari camp that overlooks the lush, green plains, and watch as predators (especially cheetah) go on the prowl, looking for young & vulnerable calves! The sheer beauty of the area coupled with a herd that stretches from one horizon to the next is a photographic spectacle second to none!
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