Spending a Christmas holiday in Africa can be full of surprises. Whereas the eastern part of Africa can be very hot as it is near or along the equator, the other parts such as the north, south, and Indian Ocean islands offer great weather and dazzling landscapes.
Classic Egypt Holiday
Due to its proximity to Europe, a lot of Europeans visit Egypt during the Christmas holidays every year. A flight from London to Cairo only takes around five hours while a flight from New York lasts for almost twelve hours.
Christmas in Egypt is a great experience. Egypt offers great weather and excellent hotels at modest prices. This is the best time of the year for sightseeing as it’s not too hot. The cold months in Egypt are from November to February with January being the coldest.
Christmas in Egypt combines a traditional holiday with its rich culture and history. Who wouldn’t want to see the Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and the Valley of the Kings in real-life on a 10-night Classic Egypt holiday?
For many years, Egypt has been a popular destination for foreign tourists especially during the Christmas holidays. Recent political troubles, which led to the removal from power of President Mubarak, have somewhat discouraged tourists from visiting Egypt, but now tour operators are giving great discounts and business owners are bringing prices down to attract tourists in the hope of bringing the tourism industry back to its original level. So, now could be the best time to spend your Christmas holidays in Egypt.
Family Safaris in South Africa
South Africa is a perfect destination for families: it is malaria free, there are lots of good accommodations, and the weather is great.
South Africa with its rich wildlife, flora and fauna is famous for its wide choice of safaris. You’ll find that the variety of birds and animals you will see means that your safari in South Africa will be money well spent.
South African safaris vary from standard to exclusive and luxurious, from private to self-drive to escorted, and from three days to 21 days duration.
Some self-drive safaris allow you to explore Cape Town and the Garden Route. This is usually a 13 to 15 day safari where you will have the time to explore Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route, and the Amakhala Game Reserve.
To maximize the enjoyment of your safari in South Africa, you can request a tailor-made safari for your family. This is, of course, based on your budget and length of stay.
Dream Beach Holiday in Mauritius
Mauritius is only a few hours away by air so you need have no fear of jet lag. The country offers great hotels, with many resorts offering free kids’ clubs.
Mauritius has lots of beaches where both individuals and families can spend a holiday. All these beaches are white coral sand and temperatures range from 23 to 29 degrees Celsius all year round.
Beachgoers will always find a beach to their liking. Those who are into water sports can enjoy Flic en Flac, Grand Baie, Trou aux Biches, Mont Choisy, and Le Morne Peninsula. People who love to stay in a secluded place can stay at the Belle Mare or on Île aux Cerfs. Families can spend time together at the Trox aux Biches and also on Île aux Cerfs.
Those who would like to strike a balance between the beauty of a beach and the city atmosphere will definitely love Grand Baie.
Christmas with your family on one of the beaches in Mauritius will definitely provide you with a memorable holiday!