Do you ever have one of those days when you look out the window, taking a break from your computer, only to let your mind wander off to some faraway place? Well, that just happened to me (shh, don’t tell the boss!), and I traveled back to the Mosel River Valley of Germany, one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet!
The main memory that floated into my mind when drifting back to my Mosel Valley trip were the long stretches of flat bike paths connecting quaint German towns interspersed along the calmly flowing Mosel River. (Did I mention that the wind was at my back the whole way too?!) I picture myself lazily pedaling along miles of paths amongst endless, terraced grape vine plots, stopping in each town along the way to snack on Pommes Frites (French fries) with mayo (a very popular appetizer in Germany) and taking a few photographs of the locals and unique architecture.
But oh, there is so much more for the biker buff out there, who wants just a little more than the flat valley floor. Remember when I mentioned “terraced” hills? Your guides provide you with any number of extensions each day that include heart-pumping hill action, breathtaking vistas extending as far as the eye can see, and winding down hills taking you back to the main Mosel River paths. If you want variety in the slope of your bike path, Germany is the ultimate European Vacation!
To sum it all up, Germany to me is the absolute perfect biking destination for not only adults but families too! There is complete variety in the grade of the bike paths and road extensions so you can choose the difficulty of your vacation. Germany bike tours are an Austin-Lehman specialty and when you take me up on my suggestion of cycling around this beautiful European country, don’t forget to take in the beauty of the river valley, sip the variety of German wines, and eat a few Pommes Frites for me!
See you on your next adventure!
South American wines have really started to come into their own in the wine world in recent years. Wine lovers around the world are now discovering the high quality wines coming from Chile and Argentina. With plenty of sunshine, a temperate climate and the gorgeous Andes Mountains as your backdrop, the wine regions of Argentina and Chile are the perfect place to discover your new favorite variety.
The Argentine Malbecs are deep and fruity, the Chilean Cabernets are rich, complex and have just a hint of green pepper and the coastal Chardonnays are smooth and refreshing. My personal favorite is a lesser known varietal nearly unique to Chile, the Carmenere. If there was ever a wine with a great story to tell it would be the Carmenere. This is actually lost French varietal that was thought to have died out in Europe when the French vineyards were destroyed by disease in the 1800s. Chilean wine makers actually brought the grape vine to Chile from Bordeaux before the devastation and for years it was growing under the mistaken identity of Merlot. Some wine producers noticed some of their “Merlot” was a bit different and finally in the 1990s DNA testing of the vines proved it was the long lost varietal from Bordeaux thriving half a world away! Now if that story does not warrant giving the Carmenere a try, I don’t know what does! The Chilean Carmenere is aromatic, deep, earthy, cherry-like and perfectly paired with spicy foods or grilled meats.
Wind your way from Mendoza, Argentina to Santiago, Chile tasting fantastic wines and you will find out for yourself why the wine regions of South America are coming up in the world. It truly is the perfect place for your next wine tour!
Your Friendly Travel Consultant,
Is there any better way of experiencing a place than cycling the back roads of a destination? I think not!
Making your way to Old Faithful Geyser via bike will surely be a memorable part of your Yellowstone National Park vacations. Cruising the rolling hills of California’s Wine Country, or the sea side trails of the San Juan Islands add an adventurous element to your trip that shouldn’t be missed. Feeling the breeze on your face as you explore the natural wonders of not only our domestic destinations, but all across the globe, really helps give you a sense of peace and place as you travel.
Biking for vacation can seem overwhelming if you haven't done it before, but once you are on that seat, participating in all the elements around you, I promise, you will soon realize there is nothing better! Imagine pedaling your way through the small villages of Europe, coasting down hills to the salt pans of Peru, or biking the Michelson Trail in South Dakota. Why not trade your 4 wheels in for 2 and see where it takes you! With so much to see and do I hope you will try incorporating biking into your future adventure vacation packages.
Your Friendly Adventure Consultant,
There is no bad time of year to be in California’s wine country, but perhaps the best time of year to plan your visit to this bountiful region is for the harvest. The harvest in the Napa Valley begins as early as August and can continue through early November, but the prime time is October.
The harvest is truly a magical time to be in wine country. There is a special energy in the air that creates a bit more hustle, puts a spring in everyone’s step while the smell of fresh wine lingers in the air. It is the first taste of the season’s grapes, it is the hope that this year, just might, produce the most perfect bottle of wine and it is the culmination of an entire season of hard work. It truly is a time for celebration! It is the perfect time to really immerse yourself in the wine-making process. During the harvest bushels of grapes are handpicked, sorted and then head off to be pressed before starting the fermenting process. From grape to glass the process is really fascinating!
With the days a bit shorter and the evenings a little cooler October is the perfect time for adventure vacation packages or cycling tours in the Napa Valley. There is something for everyone in California's wine country; whether you are a foodie, a wine connoisseur, a cycling enthusiast or you are just in need of some rest and relaxation this is the perfect vacation spot!
Your Friendly Travel Consultant,
Ahem... Cue my best Julie Andrew’s voice…
Experience a few of my favorite things on our California Wine Country Adventure! This trip is 6 days and 5 nights packed with wine tastings, delicious meals, winery tours, biking, hiking, kayaking, redwoods, and even a little seaside relaxation. California wine country satisfies my taste buds and feeds my adventurous spirit, leaving me relaxed and quite content. It is my perfect vacation! Come see why California Wine Country has some of the best adventure vacations for couples. For dates and full trip details download the full itinerary here.
Your Friendly Travel Consultant,
California makes an excellent adventure vacation destination for any time of year. With its temperate climate and sunny conditions, visiting the California wine country will bring out the relaxed adventurer and gourmet in everyone who attends our adventure tours of the region.
The one thing visitors to Napa and Sonoma will want to bring along with them is their appetites. There’s nothing like sipping on luscious California Pinot Noir while sampling hors d'oeuvre and relaxing with friends and family.
Cycling tours over the Golden Gate Bridge offer unparalleled views of Presidio Park and the Bay, and hiking through the forests bring travelers to outstanding views of the Pacific and the skyline of San Francisco.
Most that journey to this part of the United States stand in awe as they go through the forest of Redwoods. The immensity of these tall stalwarts of nature can truly take your breath away especially when you consider how old they are – if only they could tell their secrets!
The stunning landscapes, views and water of our adventure vacations to California offer one of the finest trips anyone can experience. Be sure to check out this itinerary online and then book travel for trips in June, September or October today.
The summer is heating up for adventure vacations to exotic and faraway destinations. If you are looking for a holiday that combines family fun with biking, hiking, boating and a safari, then you need look no further than our South African adventure vacation from Cape Town to Kruger.
In eleven days you’ll traverse the city and countryside seeing all the historical sites, wildlife and culture that uniquely belong to this exciting continent. Adventure tours to South Africa feature tram rides to magnificent views of Cape Town, and view firsthand the Robbin Island prison cell where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 year prison sentence.
Cycling tours to South Africa’s wine country lead you through picturesque landscapes while stopping for frequent wine tastings during the journey. Adventure continues with kayaking to where African penguins play and whale’s float resting in the clear waters. Horseback riding, bush walks and open vehicle tours through Sabi Sabi will take you hunting for animals that are typically seen in Western zoos. Giraffe, zebra, lions, hippos, rhinos and more make their home here, and travelers will enjoy seeing them in their natural habitat.
And the journey isn’t complete without savoring the fresh seafood and wines that come from this part of the world while relaxing in comfortable lodging. Make Africa part of your vacation plans this summer. Simply give us a call to learn more or request a catalog of all our exciting destinations.
While all of our adventure vacations are filled with some sort of physical activity such as biking, hiking and kayaking, we don’t want all the foodies out there to think we forgot them. In fact, as most anyone who has been on our trips will tell you, the food is incredible.
No matter which country or which adventure, our guests start out the day with a high energy breakfast to get them ready to go experience all the thrills of their destination. Each evening will find them back dining on deliciously prepared campfire vittles or five star gourmet fare. And many of our European vacations will also find adults sipping fine wines from the best regions of wine country.
Our gourmet adventures are combined with the best of our biking and hiking vacations. Our adventurers may choose the gourmet fare of wine regions in California, Chile/Argentina or the rich, delectable foods of Italy, France and Germany. Some of our adventures even include cooking classes to get you started making your own gourmet goodies.
Stop by our website to find out more about gourmet adventures to your choice of destination and get started planning your trip of a lifetime today.
When guests are first trying to decide on their destination, we are often asked which one of our cycling tours is the best. Frankly, they all are. We put a lot of time and effort into planning and arranging the locations, activities and accommodations for our bike adventure vacation packages. That’s what adventure travel companies such as ours are all about – to handle every detail of your vacation so that you can sit back, and well, enjoy the ride.
Many travelers spend so much time planning and preparing for their vacations that by the time they get back home, they need a vacation from their vacation. That’s not what happens on an Austin-Lehman adventure at all. Our friendly and professional guides give you the experience of a lifetime so you just need to bring yourself, friends or family and a camera. We take care of every little element in our 17 biking tours. Our cycling adventures are for singles, couples and families and all skill levels.
Our biking vacations will take you to South Dakota or various locales in Europe including Austria, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Spain or Holland. We even have a biking vacation in the South American wine country of Chile and Argentina.
No matter which bike adventure you choose, we are here to make your vacation memories last a lifetime.
Visiting South America proves to be an adventure vacation like no other. If you read our last adventure travel post on the wine country region of Chile and Argentina, we hope you got a taste for the wonders of their wines, food and culture.
But just off the coast of Ecuador in northern South America, there is another location that no true adventurer will want to miss in their lifetime. The Galapagos Islands represent the epitome of every adventure seekers quest for thrilling and challenging environments rarely seen by tourists.
Water lovers will be absolutely fascinated in the bounty of activities just waiting to be explored. How about getting up close to fearless creatures like 150 year old tortoises weighing 600 pounds? Did you know you can swim with penguins in the warm waters of Ecuador?
Our adventure trips to the land of Galapagos offers travelers all the kayaking, snorkeling and swimming in richly colored reefs you could ever want. The amazing ecosystem of the area offers scenic views, a large variety of differing wildlife species, geological rock formations and volcanic landscapes that are truly incredible.
After days adventuring on foot and in sea, guests with a need for a little pampering will appreciate the luxury yacht that offers stunning accommodations, gourmet food and drinks and the ultimate in relaxation. Share the Galapagos adventure vacations with us by visiting our online catalog today to get started planning your trip of a lifetime.
If you are looking for something a little different for this year’s vacation, why not try adventure travel to South America? There’s plenty of biking, hiking, rafting and horseback riding to satisfy even the most adventurous of travelers, and with all the thrilling action, you might even have enough time to learn a little about ancient civilizations, culture and archaeology as well!
What do you think of when you hear country names like Chile, Argentina, Ecuador or Peru? It might surprise you to know that there is so much to do and learn in South American countries that once you experience it, you’ll be surprised you waited so long for the journey.
Visiting the western and southernmost tip of the South American continent is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. With pristinely clear waters, high mountaintops and even the driest desert in the world, the ability to strike out on a different path from typical beach or resort travel will really separate the tourist from the adventurer in you. Our Chilean and Argentinian wine country journey takes you to important wine making regions. With our adventure vacation packages, you’ll experience nine days of hiking, biking and horseback riding along with plenty of gourmet dining and sampling delectable Cabernet, Syrah and Malbec wines.
Planning adventure trips to Chile and Argentina is as simple as navigating to our online travel catalog or giving us a call today. Our vacations truly put the adventure back into holiday travel.
Sample renowned wines and take in stunning scenery during your Argentinian/Chilean journey with Austin Lehman Adventures. The food, drinks and natural beauty surrounding you will reawaken your senses and guarantee unforgettable memories.
Adventure vacations provide a great way for travelers to get to know a new place and have as much fun as possible while doing it. And our adventure tours through Chile and Argentina are sure to satisfy everyone. Wine enthusiasts will be amazed by the sight of one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world, gently hidden beneath the gigantic peaks of the Andes.
Get ready to hike, bike and travel by horseback to explore the expansive countryside, exciting wineries and towering mountainous terrain. Check out Santiago’s spectacular Plaza de Armas, dating back from the 1500’s when the city was founded. Bike to the picturesque town of Chacras de Coria. Taste esteemed Malbecs and Cabernets at a winery located in the foothills of the Andes, where the desert climate is perfect for the development of red wines. Adventure vacation packages to wine country are sure to provide travelers with a delicious experience.
Adventure travel companies take care of the details to ensure your trip is hassle-free. Call us today to plan your next vacation.
The San Juan Islands in the State of Washington provide exciting opportunities for great adventure trips. With different islands as your playground, there are absolutely no dull moments. The three islands – Orcas Island, San Juan Island and Lopez Island offer very different island experiences.
San Juan Island
When you visit San Juan Island, you will know why so many residents fell in love with this place. You can leisurely walk around the island to visit shops, museums and cafés. With many delightful things that can fill your day, everything is within walking distance. Hike to the Lime Kiln Point State Park and allot some time for whale watching.
Kayaking around Orcas Island will have you looking out for the whales (as the name implies) so be ready to take plenty of photos of these magnificent creatures. Try hiking to the island’s highest peak, Mount Constitution, to take in the 360 degree view of the island. Walk around the town of Eastsound, visit the farmer’s market and enjoy the splendid sounds of live musical performances.
Cycling tours around Lopez Island prepare you for a sumptuous seafood meal and wine tasting at the local winery. You will feel right at home in this place as locals greet visitors with warm, friendly smiles. The birds visiting the island make this place the ideal locale for bird watching with many bald eagles spotted often visiting the area. Kayaking allows travelers to fully discover the unspoiled wonders of nature in this part of the country.
Experience the island life in one of the many adventure vacation packages offered by Austin-Lehman. Visit us online to learn more about our exciting travel destinations.
Enjoy adventure vacations with different flavors as you take a trip to the California wine country. Before you embark on your six day wine adventure, cycling tours around the Presidio National Park and over the Golden Gate Bridge are wonderful preludes to a great vacation.
Hiking tours around the Mt. Tamalpais State Park allow you to surround yourself within the redwood groves. Mt. Tamalpais is a good vantage point for a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco skyline. Spend time in Tomales Bay in a kayak. If you are lucky, you’ll see sleeping seals along the shore.
The start of your wine country tour is Sonoma. Taste the wines of this region and be enchanted by its acres of vineyards. A large percentage of the wine in the United States comes from Napa Valley so continue your adventure to Napa and visit Beringer Vineyards, the oldest winery. You’ll receive a short lesson on wine tasting before touring around the winery while sipping wine. Work up an appetite by hiking Napa Valley State Park to reach Coyote Peak. It is a short two hour hike, which gives you just enough time to freshen up and enjoy a nice meal paired with a great wine.
This kind of wine tour is one of the many adventure vacations for couples that we offer so visit us online today to learn more about our travel destinations.
Adventure vacations for couples can be fun and fulfilling in Chile and Argentina. There may be other countries in the world that earn accolades for their winemaking, but there is a hidden gem to be discovered in the wineries of Mendoza, Argentina.
This wine region is a favorite destination for tourists and wine connoisseurs. Usually, many wine regions offer only a wine tasting experience while they keep their techniques a secret. Not so in Mendoza. In fact, they often share their recipes and techniques. Tourists enjoy getting a first-hand experience in winemaking. After filling up on sumptuous Argentine cuisine and wine, travelers participating in our cycling tours can look forward to enjoying a great view of the Andes making adventure vacations such as this one hard to forget.
Adventure trips to this region of the world are even more breathtaking as you go horseback riding along Colchagua Valley in Chile. Chile’s wine-tasting experience offers delightful experiences to tantalize the taste buds. Take your time exploring Plaza de Armas in Santiago, Chile and discover why this place was voted #1 on the list of places to go by the New York Times. Gastronomic adventures begin at the Mercado Central where guests can sample deliciously fresh Chilean fare. Be enveloped in the dynamic ambiance of a lively market that is housed in a structure with very ornate and pleasing aesthetics.
Book your trip with Austin-Lehman to experience these exciting adventure destinations in South America today.
If a European vacation is on your agenda for your next scheduled time off work, then most people will tell you to prepare well ahead of time so that your plans go much more smoothly. Fortunately, the great benefit of travelling with Austin Lehman is that we plan everything for you so that you can experience an extraordinary adventure vacation without any fuss. All you need to bring is the right clothing, your passport and an attitude of readiness for the time of your life.
For 38 years we have created adventure vacation packages to allow our guests the freedom to experience all the cultural, artistic and historical features of any European country they visit. We offer more than just guided tours. Our goal is to help our travelers truly experience the life and culture of the local people. And everything is experienced on a small scale so that the encounter is truly intimate in nature. In fact, our adult trips have only 12 guests in attendance while our family adventures have 18. That makes our guide to guest ratio much lower so that they can truly make the whole trip special for each attendee.
So whether planning cycling tours through Spain or a wine tasting adventure in the heart of Tuscany, travelers can sit back and relax knowing that every detail is handled so they can truly enjoy their time away. Visit us online to view our full European travel catalog or give our 24 hour support line a call for more information (800) 575-1540.
To journey to Spain is to experience a rich reward of fine food, delectable wines and enchanting history. Our adventure trips to Rioja promise to bring all three to travellers seeking European vacations with a little more than just plain tourist activities.
The Spanish scenery offers dramatic mountains and hills for adventure opportunities for the thrill seeker in everyone committed to experiencing a true adventure vacation. Climbing, hiking, bungee jumping, paragliding and canoeing in local rivers are all popular sports. Spanish holidays also feature hunting, fishing and even hot air balloon trips that give an otherworldly view of this country far from its ever popular sun and surf found in the south.
Cycling tours through Rioja offer a journey into greater fitness as well as an inspiring picture of the dramatic landscapes as well. Venturing into the foothills of the Great Pyrenees will reveal century’s old fortified castles and settlements that provide a look into life in a time long ago.
The romance of local area names is matched only by the fine red wines this region produces. European vacations to this part of the world allow travellers to delight in the fine tastes of red and white wines as well as the traditional bodegas that pedal aged vintages to visitors and locals alike.
You, too, can journey with us as we explore the romantic and noble Spain of today and yesteryear. Contact us online for more information about our vacation packages for singles, couples and families.
For adventure trips with a real difference, think Morocco. Once you have a clear picture of this dramatically different country, thoughts will often inevitably move toward food. The largest Arab souk in the world is located in Marrakesh, also known as the Red City. The feast of sight, sound and smell fill traveler’s senses, and for those looking for a bargain, the market traders will entice you with their goods all while dancers move to the sound of drum beats and songs of artists play in the background. Each morning, the smell of fresh baked pastries and sun sweetened oranges permeate the air along with the aromatic spices that fill the marketplace just waiting to be discovered.
On our cycling tours of Morocco a must place to visit is the souk where local produce and fresh ingredients are in abundant quantities. Preserved or fresh lemons, clementine oranges, figs and dates are all beautifully arranged in stacks that look like works of art in their own right. A keen eye might even spot newly emerging tastes such as Tunisian harissa pastes and tasty stew tagines full of all the flavor and spice of this truly unique country.
Wine is also abundant, and any adventure vacation to Morocco would be incomplete without experiencing the lush vineyards. The cooling effect of the Atlantic combines with the North African sun make this an ideal place for growing juicy Syrah and Muscat grapes.
Experience the sights, tastes and sounds of Morocco by joining Austin Lehman on our adventure vacations of a lifetime. See our online travel catalog for details.
The People of Africa (Diverse and Fascinating) “We are not Africans because we are born in Africa, we are Africans because Africa is born in us.”
Chester Higgins Jr.
There is no continent more blessed with the incredible beauty and sweeping diversity than that of Africa. From this diversity Africans “parented” the rest of humanity. However, all this diversity has a tangible and intangible commonality which merges into one family! Who hasn’t looked at a collection of photos or videos and “marveled’ at the stoic Maasai Tribe…tall, handsome and often dressed in red – a semi nomadic people located in Kenya and Tanzania. They are among the best known and recognizable African ethnic groups and are often found working the many game camps and lodges in the region.
Or who hasn’t heard of the Zulu? The reason you have heard of them just might be that they are the largest ethnic group in southern Africa and beyond. They are well known for their beautiful, brightly colored beads and baskets as well as other small carvings. The Zulu are practically divided in half with about 50% living in cities and engaging in domestic work and another 50% working on farms.
My personal favorite might be the Himba. (Picture the tribe that uses the “red” die to color their hair and skin.) This ancient tribe of semi nomadic herders and farmers is made up of extraordinary people who have resisted change and preserved their unique cultural heritage. It’s hard to travel through Namibia without visiting a village of the Himba.
Okay, so that is just three of the over 500 tribes that make up the indigenous people of Southern and East Africa…but when many, if not most of us think about Africa, how can we not think about Nelson Mandela and his struggle and ultimate leadership in ending Apartheid? A trip to Cape Town or a visit to District 6 or Robin Island will take you back and leave you thirsting for more insight about this period in African history.
As I said early on, the people of Africa are diverse: Sheep herders, gold miners, peasants and millionaires. It would be hard to stereotype Africa’s population and be even close.
Safari or Not To Safari (Types of Programs Throughout Africa)
Now back to the task at hand – preparing you to determine the best African Adventure for you and yours. As I see it there are really just a few different types of African vacations. Obviously #1 is the classic African Safari. Option #2 might be more of an “Active” African adventure, and option #3 might be a combination of the two. There is of course a #4, sitting on a beach somewhere drinking tropical drinks with an umbrella but really, why travel all the way to Africa for what you can do in Florida or Hawaii? To this end I will spend a few minutes talking about #1, #2 and #3 (#4 I will leave to your imagination).
The Classic African Safari! First we need to remember, Africa wrote the book on luxury camping and over the top customer service. While it may be possible to locate a large multi-unit hotel style complex, I am just not sure where or why you would want to stay in one when much better options are available. The “average” accommodation, if there is such a thing in Africa, is a small super deluxe permanent camp style setting. Yes, there are permanent lodges and/or mobile camps, but for the most part you will find a permanent tent style camp. Why tent style? Often times the “landlord” can only lease the land, so the idea is there cannot be a permanent structure. That said, these permanent “camps” are about as far from camping as you can get: running hot and cold water, incredibly plush bedding and service beyond your wildest expectations. Guest to staff ratios in excess of four staff to one guest is not uncommon.
These camps are often on nature conservatories or game reserves in the heart of the best game viewing possible. I have had the pleasure of having White Rhinos visit the dinner table and Hippos brush my tent in the middle of the night. This is clearly how you can get up close and personal to the game. In my book African safaris has to be the perfect adventure vacations for couples.
One thing to keep in mind – not all camps have all game. Therefore, one must start considering what it is they really want to see. Similar for each region, you may be able to see the Big Five for example, but it may take a few days at this camp and a few days at that one and so forth. Each camp (and area) has its own “specialty”.
The overall experience can vary as well. A “private” experience in Africa is quite common…this is when you and say, your family of four, has their own vehicle and guide for the duration of your stay. The guide driver will escort you from camp to camp or region to region, always in your own vehicle. Another option is to “fly” into the bigger camps…here you meet a group of likeminded travelers and each day load up into a “safari” vehicle (sometimes seating as many as a dozen plus) and go out for your game drives together. After a few days you may move to another camp and meet another group.
Each camp or lodge for that matter has a different “setting”. Each region has different vegetation and geography. Start asking yourself questions: are you a desert person or do you prefer thick forestation, dunes or river valleys, red rocks or granite peaks, six tent compounds or more expansive forty room lodges with a hot tub?
#2 Active Adventure. Here is the challenge, by the sheer nature of the beast (pun intended): it is difficult at best, but not impossible, to have a very active safari. Why? Simply put, there are things out there that would be delighted to eat you and wandering around is just not a good idea. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a day here or there of biking, rafting or horseback riding (in fact, there are some great safari options that include a little of both). It’s easy to fit in an active day here or there. But for a truly active adventure one has to think along the lines of civilization, at least by African standards.
South Africa vacations are a smorgasbord of possible activities. Biking the Garden Route, kayaking Point of Good Hope, shark diving with Great Whites, hiking Table Mountain, etc. It may be easiest to base in one of the many hotel style properties. There are lots of opportunities to explore the culture (think townships and Robin Island) or fine dining and wine tasting (South Africa is not to be overlooked for its own wine country).
As with any civilized destination, the options for hotel types and quality are endless. Everything is available from five star luxury resorts to the more affordable three start comfort hotels. Don’t overlook Africa’s beaches – some of the best in the world! (Just remember their “season” is opposite of that in the US).
#3 Combination. This option seems to fit the best for most adventurous souls. Simply put, five to seven days of safari can be a lot. As pointed out, most safaris entail a lot of “seat time”. So how about starting with an “active” on-the-go vacation and then graduating to a safari style? This may be easier than you think. You see, the toughest part of an African vacation is just getting there. Depending on where you start, this could be a 15-20 or even 24 hour flight! But once you get to Africa it’s not all that tough to take in-country flights from one country or destination to another. Let’s say your “hub” is Johannesburg (as it often is)…you can fly to Johannesburg and then on to Cape Town and spend the week exploring, biking, hiking, kayaking, you name it. Then, either take a commuter small plane to one of the game reserves like Sabi Sabi near Krueger National Park or fly back to Johannesburg and transfer via one of the in-country carriers like South African Airways to Windhoek to visit a wide range of camps in Namibia. Or via Johannesburg, fly back up to Nairobi and treat yourself to a Kenya or Tanzania safari.
The options are limitless...
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