Travelling 2015. African Hot Spot Recommendations to beat those January Blues (all year round!).
Africa specialists Robert Mark Safaris share expert insider tips on the spots to visit at specific times of year in Africa.
January 2015) With the holiday season over and the world returning to work, Robert Mark Safaris, a specialist African Safari company tailoring once in a lifetime bespoke African adventures, share their insider knowledge on where to go and what to see when in Africa this year, to beat the January blues and plan the trip of a lifetime.
Stacey Cara Rohwer, travel specialist at Robert Mark Safaris said “January is the perfect time to look at the year ahead and plan something extraordinary to look forward to. An African safari trip really is the adventure of a lifetime, with the continent offering unique experiences throughout every single month of the year that many people may want to learn about.”
“Our team of experts here at Robert Mark Safaris have spent many years travelling throughout Africa getting to know its hidden gems. So whether it’s a safari trip for the whole family, or a honeymoon getaway with a safari, city or beach combination, we’ve got something to suit everyone’s personalised needs, whatever time of year you chose to travel”, he continued.
With bases in Hong Kong and South Africa, Robert Mark Safaris is owned and managed by native South Africans who truly understand and have a deep passion for the true essence of Africa. Their team of experts plan and organise truly bespoke ‘rustic luxury’ experiences for their clients, with the aim of bringing enlightening African experiences to travellers in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region.
Robert Mark Safaris recommends where to go, what to do and when to see it in Africa next Spring:
VISIT: SOUTH AFRICA (Cape Town, the Garden Route and Kruger).
This is the best month of the year to be in Cape Town, so if you’re in Africa during March, this is where you should be. Temperatures are spot on and there is less wind towards the end of the African summer which means beautiful long, balmy days with warm evenings.
Conditions are perfect for trips to the winelands and journeys up the garden route for a magical experience and trip of a lifetime.
VISIT: NAMIBIA (Sossusvlei & Etosha Pan) & BOTSWANA.
April is the perfect time to travel for those on a budget and particularly to Southern Africa where the start of shoulder season means lower rates and great weather conditions.
For something unique visit Namibia – at its best in the shoulder seasons (April – May). Luxury desert resorts come to life as temperatures have dropped slightly after the summer, leaving crisp clear days that produce perfect photographic results and outstanding hiking conditions. Head to Sossusvlei for a unique desert holiday, and combine with a trip to the remote game lodges in the Etosha Pan to see Namibia’s most prominent large-wildlife reserve, centered on a perennial salt-pan.
Botswana is also a great option to visit at this time of year before rates go up for the peak season providing a great opportunity to experience some of the top lodges in Africa – at an affordable rate!
VISIT: SOUTH AFRICA (Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand Game Reserve) & THE SEYCHELLES.
Head to South Africa’s Kruger National Park & Sabi Sand Game Reserve to take advantage of the best winter game viewing. During this time you can expect the best wildlife viewing of the year as the drier conditions bring shorter grasses. Although it is peak season, without the floodwaters experienced in other countries such as Botswana, it is far less seasonal so prices remain more or less the same throughout the year. Skip Cape Town at this time of year if you’re looking for its sunshine and sunny summer weather, and add one or two snug “country” winter days in the wine-lands instead if you’d like to experience something extra.
Add a beach break in the Seychelles for a safari / beach combination to relax and round off your trip after the excitement of the safari experience. This time of year is the shoulder season in the Seychelles so rates are less expensive than at peak time.