Another glorious year is right around the corner and we have more inquiries to visit Africa in 2014 then ever before!
So why is it that so many families, honeymooners, and discerning travelers want to visit Africa in 2014? There are dozens of reasons, but I’m going to outline just 12 of the top reasons why travelers are seeking out Africa in 2014 and why it should be on YOUR travel list this year!
See below for our 12 reasons:
You’re not getting any younger! Yes, I know, it’s not fun hearing that you’re only getting older, but it’s a fact of life . . . So embrace your youth (and by youth I mean ANY age, whether you’re 25 or 75) and this glorious season in your life, for no one knows what the future may bring. How amazing would it be to tell your grandchildren one day that you climbed Mount Kilimanjaro or got in a cage with a great white shark? Now is the time to take the adventure . . .
Mark off a handful of bucket list items at once: If you have a bucket list or any type of “must-do-before-I-die” list, then Africa is calling your name. Some of the most popular bucket list items that can be crossed off during a trip to Africa include: gorilla trekking, hot air ballooning, shark cage diving, visiting the Seven Natural Wonders of the World (Victoria Falls is in Zimbabwe), witnessing The Big Five, volunteering at an orphanage, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, observing the Great Migration, and so much more!
It’s time to do something daring: Have you been living life in the “safe lane”? Take the adventure of a lifetime in 2014 and make it your best year yet! Just imagine coming home to tell your friends and family that you went shark cage diving in shark-infested waters, hot air ballooning over the Masai Mara, sky diving over the vast African plains, white water rafting in the mighty Zambezi River, zip lining over the thundering Victoria Falls, sand dune sledding in Namibia, or trekking through thick rainforest to witness a gorilla family in the wild . . . The possibilities of adventure are endless in Africa.
You deserve a break: It’s been a hectic year for you, I’m sure. So in 2014, why not reward yourself with a relaxing vacation to arguably the MOST beautiful place on earth? When you visit Africa, you’ll find it utterly refreshing to disconnect from technology, revitalize your mind, body, and soul, and immerse yourself into pure wilderness (with all of the modern amenities you desire). Whether you want to experience a relaxing wine tasting tour through the Cape Winelands, unwind in a bush bath, get a massage as you overlook the ocean, do yoga in the African bush, or simply sit in complete solitude as you listen to the soothing sounds of nature in its truest form, Africa can give you it all . . .
Image above of a bush bath at The Hide Safari Camp in Zimbabwe
Finally experience a vacation without tons of tourists: One of the things travelers love MOST about Africa is that they can be completely secluded from droves of tourists. You can literally come within just a few feet of a lion making a fresh kill, an elephant and her baby playing in the water, or a wild dog pups romping around without any other tourists in sight; just you, your family, and nature.
You’ll feel inspired in a whole new way: Africa is the land of inspiration. Whether you’re at a crossroads in your life, lack the drive to take your business to the next level, or simply need an inspirational boost in your life, an African safari vacation is exactly where you’ll find the motivation to take the next step in your life. From the people to the raw wildernesses, and the food to the rich culture and history, there is something mysterious and invigorating about the continent of Africa that beckons to be explored.
An African safari vacation is the trip of a lifetime—what better time than now to take the trip of a lifetime? Africa will undoubtedly change your life. Whether it’s a little or a lot, I assure you, you will be moved by the sheer beauty of the land and its people and wildlife. The various destinations within Africa are remote and unparalleled to any other place on earth, which is why a vacation in Africa is often considered the trip of a lifetime.
You can get into the best accommodations for December 2014 when you book now: December is one of the best times of year to visit South Africa (which is one of the most popular destinations in Africa) and many of the best accommodations fill up a year in advance. So, if you’re thinking about taking a trip to Africa in December of 2014, now is the time to start booking your accommodations!
Celebrate a lifetime milestone in the most enchanting place on earth: Do you have a 60th birthday approaching? Is your child graduating from high school or college? Perhaps you have a big anniversary coming up? If 2014 is the year of celebration for you, there is no better place on earth to celebrate than in Africa. It’s the trip of a lifetime and these moments of celebration only happen once in your life.
The price is right: Many areas within southern Africa provide some of the best game viewing at an affordable price. For example, two of my favorite safari destinations in Africa are Zambia and Zimbabwe, and both of these countries are more affordable than other areas within southern, eastern, and central Africa. But as they become increasingly popular, we will most likely see prices rise on these destinations, as well. So take advantage of the lower prices and book your trip to Zimbabwe or Zambia for 2014!
The political climate is stable in dozens of countries in southern, eastern, and central Africa: During the mid to late 1900s southern, eastern, and central Africa have been spotlighted in the news for their political unrest. But today, the various countries within the central, eastern, and southern regions of Africa are politically stable and completely safe to visit. Although we don’t see any changes in this over the next several years, the world is always changing and so are the political climates—plus, we can’t foresee the future! This is why if you’ve been thinking of taking a trip to Africa in the next five years, consider taking it in 2014. The time is right and the political and economical environments are stable.
It’s time to experience nature in its purest form: With tourist levels rising in Africa and sky-high in hundreds of destinations across the globe, it would behoove you to take your dream trip to Africa in 2014 to ensure that you experience Africa in its completely natural form. As one of the last natural frontiers on the planet, Africa is a true gem that is steadily developing. To be able to experience this continent as it was hundreds of years ago is truly a rare opportunity.