Safari Holidays are the way to see all those scenes most people saw on Animal Planet. These tours are good for both group and solo travelers and they are also one of the best wildlife experiences you can have on this planet. Good tours combine wildlife and culture, so besides seeing wild animals, tourists can also meet people who live on some of the most secluded places on earth and get introduced to their culture, customs and everyday life. Although some of the best tours are located on the African continent there are plenty of other places where people can enjoy safari tours and see wild animals in several different eco-systems.
Classic Serengeti Safari Tours in Kenya
This is the place where this kind of tourism originated from and it is by far the most popular place on Earth for a safari. Authentic Masai villages are one of the most interesting parts of these trips and there tourists can even spend the night in the tribal bungalows made out of dried mud. When it comes to animals, some tours are organized when Masai Mara/ Serengeti Great Migration takes place. This way people are able to see this breathtaking natural phenomenon that includes millions of wildlife animals migrating to find fresh water.
Australian Safari Tours
Australian outback is a great environment for classic safari tours. Those include riding around some of the most secluded Australian National Parks in four wheel drive vehicles and sleeping in safari tents that include full size beds, electricity and fans. Some of these tours are very educative and offer an insight into the richness of Aboriginal culture. If you choose a tour in the Northern Territory you will see the magnificent Uluru, one of the most outstanding rock formations in the world. In Australia you’re probably not going to see elephants and lions, but dozens of kangaroo’s and other exotic animals are definitely going to leave you speechless.
Gorilla Safari in Uganda
This country is called the pearl of Africa and it surely deserves the name. It has some of the greatest natural treasure sights on the whole continent and the best way to see some of the wonders of this magnificent country is by booking some of the gorilla safari tours. Here you will be able to see these magnificent apes, while walking through dense forests protected by UNESCO. Visiting Gorilla Forest Camps that sometimes come without barriers will be the closest encounter to African wildlife you will ever have had.
Elephant Trekking Safari Tours in Thailand
Thailand offers several different environments that are perfect for safari holidays. Tourists can choose between authentic Thailand’s rainforest safari sightseeing and safari theme parks with the mix of wild animals from Africa and Asia. Some of the safari parks even have their marine parts where it is possible to see dolphin shows. In the safari theme parks visitors are able to watch tiger and lion feeding. Rainforest safari on the other hand gives visitors the opportunity to see animals in the wild and this includes elephants, orangutans and tigers. These safari tours sometimes include canoeing trips and camping, but also there are much more upscale options for people who want to combine wildlife experience and comfort. One of those is an elephant trekking tour that includes a stay in luxury villa on Koh Samui island. These more luxurious tours offer everything you would expect from an upscale African safari trip.
Safari in South Africa
It is hard for South African safaris to compete with similar tours in Kenyan Serengeti or Rwandan or Ugandan gorilla trekking. That’s why tourist workers in this country invented different kind of tours that combine wildlife spotting, city tours and visits to the vineyard country. Here you will be able to see similar wildlife as in most other African countries, and in addition to that you will see some of the most vibrant cities on the continent, stay in luxury villas and drink some of the finest wines in the world.
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Travel in December is a good idea for you if you want a vacation that is during the slow season. Here are the best places to travel in December, when everyone else is home celebrating the holidays.
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The Ultimate American Road Trip: Route 66
If you’re looking for the omega American road trip then you’ve got to hit the Mother Road, otherwise known as Route 66. From Chicago to LA, it’s a journey that’ll provide the experience of a lifetime, showing you the heart of a great nation.
Start in Chicago & Chase the Sun
In reality, the best always head west. Would you rather end the trip in the Windy City, or just in time to catch a gorgeous L.A. sunset on the beach? There’s just something deeply spiritual for folks when we head west. It becomes an adventure. It becomes a vehicular voyage to the sea. Here are some of the highlights you can expect in order:
• Illinois: It’s a pretty straight shot through the state from Chicago through Springfield (which has some stretches of restored Route 66) and southwest to St. Louis. There’s a bit of the bright lights of big cities, but also a good calm stretch of rural to cruise through as well; vast fields of corn and farmland for close to 300 miles.
• Missouri: Once you hit East St. Louis you’ll again be greeted by sky scrapers, industrial areas and the mark of modernity but then it’s another SE straight shot through the entire belly of the state.
• Kansas: You’re only going to spend a little time in the good’ol Kansas heartland. And by little we mean a whopping 14 miles far down in the bottom south east corner. You’ll go through two towns: Galena and Baxter Springs but rest assured there’s great classic restaurants and places that’ve been open as long as Route 66 has been around. In fact, it’s because of road tripper like you just passin’on through that keep’em goin.
• Oklahoma: You’re going to go through two huge metropolises that have “country” written all over’em: Tulsa first and then into Oklahoma City before heading directly west towards the Pan Handle. Of all 8 states, it’s here that they take Route 66 the most seriously. It’s got the most preserved still-drivable miles and you’ll be able to see the remnants of Kiowa, Apache and Comanche Native American land. And, you’ll get to take the same route as families long ago in the Dust Bowl took to escape.
• Texas: You’re going to go through the upper tip of the Texas Pan Handle that takes you through Amarillo. It looks short on a map but the 200-mile stretch of plains is a sight to behold like none other. If you can time it so you cut through here in the afternoon on a sunny day your spirit will be recharged. Just try not to pay any attention to all the truckers!
• New Mexico: Welcome to the Land of Enchantment where you’ll pass through Sun Belt city and Albuquerque. These days, it can be a bit challenging to stay strictly on the old road but with all the sandstone mesas and pine forests it’s definitely worth it.
• Arizona: In Arizona you’ll stay in the northern plains rather than heading down into the really hot areas around Phoenix. Instead, you’ll pass directly through Flagstaff which is a mountain town and where Northern Arizona University is located. The sights here are like a completely different world from everything you’ve seen so far, especially once you begin to head south right before passing into California. Oh, and because of the high speeds on the I-40, this will feel like one of those awesome car track days.
• California: Once you reach this point get ready to cruise through rolling hills, vineyards, orchards, stunning landscapes and then at Barstow you should begin smelling the sea. From San Bernardino and Pasadena to Santa Monica it’s simply breathtaking.
This is only a taste of the experience really. You’ve just got to get out and do it. There’s plenty of great resources online to keep you on track and if you have the time you don’t have to miss a thing. Enjoy!