When the weather gets dull and dreary in January, we could recommend many places to visit to escape the doldrums. This January, we think you should consider an adventure in Africa. It’s crowd-free and wild as can be.
Asilia Adventures Basecamp
Go way out at the Asilia Adventures Basecamp in the Northern Serengeti. From January to April 2020, this small tented camp near the Mara River in the Kogatende region will accommodate just four guests, and include all of the services and hospitality you desire.
The catch: Asilia Adventures Basecamp won’t be around for very long. Think of it like a safari version of a pop-up shop.
Escape the crowds on guided bush walks and game drives. Grab your camera, there’s a lot to capture: lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalo, hippo, and plentiful wildlife running, hopping, skipping, and jumping.
Kids over the age of five can join this one-of-a-kind African adventure. Twin and double beds, mosquito netting, and safe boxes are available in your tents. Bucket showers and an en suite bathroom with bath amenities will refresh you after a day out on safari in this corner of Tanzania.
Year-Round at Kanana and Dinaka
Usually these Botswana camps close for annual leave, training, maintenance, and refurbishments. Luckily for safari-goers in 2020, Kanana and Dinaka plan to stay open year-round giving you all the more opportunity to get your fill of outdoor adventure.
These two camps pair perfectly, offering guests unique experiences in two of Botswana’s very different environments: the Okavango Delta and Central Kalahari. If The Lion King has you inspired to see a safari for yourself, Botswana is a great place to start.
Secret Season in Kenya
Kenya’s green season is just the time to go to Africa, starting your visit in one of the most unique places you will ever stay: Giraffe Manor. What could be more thrilling than a Rothschild giraffe’s long neck poking through a window to curiously check out what you are eating for breakfast?
Next, head off to Solio Lodge. Its address couldn’t be more perfect. Nestled between the Aberdare Mountains and Mount Kenya, the views here are unmatched and the acacia forests are full of animals. Next up is Sasaab, where bathing elephants frolic in the flowing river. Since green season sees fewer travelers, you will have an even better opportunity for an exclusive safari experience.
Let us help you plan a tailor-made, memorable January Africa adventure. Contact a Ker & Downey designer to get your trip started.