5 of Africa’s Best Christmas Holiday Destinations 🎄
Christmas is almost here. How excited are you? Well for me, on a scale of 10, I would say 11. If you’re looking to shake things up this Christmas, I’ll recommend going on a well-deserved vacation. Africa has some of the best hidden Christmas holiday destinations in the world. From safaris to beach getaways, Africa has so many breathtaking attractions that I bet you did not even know about.
In no particular order, here are 5 of Africa’s best Christmas holiday destinations you can consider for your Christmas vacation. While you are at it, check out holiday packages we have for you this Christmas.
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Hello and welcome to Tanzania, one of Africa’s best Christmas holiday destinations. Tanzania is a tourist delight. Tanzania is home to some of Africa’s famous natural attractions, including Mount Kilimanjaro. Asides it’s parks and game reserves, it also has some of the best beaches in the world. Pemba Island is Tanzania’s hidden gem located about 100 kilometers from Zanzibar.
Enjoy Tanzania by Swimming in the warm Indian Ocean, Visiting the Serengeti National Park, Taking a walk on the white sandy shores of its beautiful beaches, Kiteboarding, Windsurfing. Other tourist attractions include Selous Game Reserve which is the largest game reserve in Africa, Lake Manyara National Park, Mafia Island.
Nigeria is one of the most exciting African countries to spend Christmas. I’ll recommend you visit Lagos and Cross River, they are both Nigerian states that are packed with lots of social activities. The best parties, events, and concerts are happening in Lagos this season so you are definitely going to experience a true detty december.
Nigeria is also home to the Biggest Street Party in Africa, Calabar Carnival, which is currently ongoing. Calabar Carnival is a popular cultural festival in Calabar state, that displays the African culture. The Carnival holds in December of every year and attracts thousands of visitors and guests from all parts of the world. The colorful parades and cultural displays are so beautiful.
Come experience the love and fun in the air, sounds of firework and Christmas carols in Nigeria.
If you are planning a romantic Christmas getaway with your partner, I’ll recommend Seychelles. A baecation is definitely one of the best Christmas gifts you can give your partner. Here are some romantic Christmas gift ideas.
Seychelles is a very gorgeous modern island country in Africa. It’s home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, coral reefs, resort, nature reserves and an array of wildlife. If you want to indulge in nature and total relaxation, this is it. At this time of the year, the weather is warm and there are many festive activities and concerts. From one of the most photographed beaches in the world – Anse Source D’Argent to the best beach in Praslin; Anse Lazio, I’ll say this again, the beaches in Seychelles are a sight to behold.
So, go Seychelles and explore – from the snow-white, stunning beaches to tropical islands and classy restaurants. Check out these holiday destinations you need to consider for your honeymoon.
For the perfect safari experience, visit Kenya. Kenya is almost synonymous with the word ‘Safari’ because of the country’s abundant wildlife. It is also home to some of the world’s most popular game reserves and safari parks including Massai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Nairobi National Park. Little wonder, Kenya is a multiple award-winning World’s leading safari destination. The weather is also very pleasant in Kenya this season.
When you go visiting, be sure to; Experience the Nairobi nightlife, Go whitewater rafting on the Tana River, Sail the traditional dhow, Windsurf, and Water ski at the sandy beaches of Mombasa. If you don’t feel like going anywhere, you can relax at Diani Beach with a refreshing drink, toasting to the end of the year.
Cape Town, South Africa
If you are a fan of adventure, Cape-town is your go-to-Christmas holiday destination. If you want to celebrate Christmas in South Africa, the best destination to visit would be its capital, Cape Town. In 2014, Cape Town was named World Best City in the Telegraphy Travel Awards. It’s definitely an ideal Africa holiday destination for family holidays, safaris, and beach holidays. Its gorgeous beaches are surrounded by mountains.
Make sure you visit the Table mountain, Cape town’s most famous landmark. On the mountain, you can get a panoramic view of some of South Africa’s most impressive sights. Other tourist attraction in South Africa includes; Robben Island, Kruger National Park, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach, Addo Elephant National Park. So, get your cameras ready, hop onto the red bus and enjoy the sights of Cape Town.
There you have it, some of Africa’s best Christmas holiday destinations. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Need more Christmas destinations? Check out these holiday spots. If you enjoyed reading this, we have more for you here.
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