Learning to Scuba Dive on Holiday

Scuba diving is an amazing experience, allowing you to see the underwater world in a whole new way. You are able to breathe underwater, giving you the opportunity to experience things you wouldn’t usually be able to. Tropical or warm climates are the perfect place to learn as they have more interesting underwater life and will usually provide more pleasant diving conditions. Choose a reputable diving school to teach you to scuba dive. You will be able to put your skills to use all around the world so it’s important to learn properly. The most common is PADI, a widely-recognised name in scuba diving. You will be taught how to... Read More »

Choosing Activities Whilst on Holiday

There are a lot of different activities you can do on holiday, whatever part of the world you might be visiting. If you are going to Africa especially, there will be lots of opportunities to see animals, to do various sports and to see some incredible landscapes that nowhere else in the world can compare to. You may want to book some of the more popular activities before you go on holiday. Many tour operators around the world will now have a website that you can use to make your booking. The downside of this is that you might well be charged more to pay online using a card. However,... Read More »

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Zambia

After the de riguer mammals are ticked off your checklist, Zambia’s rare species and migrations are sure to excite even the most jaded safari-goer. In Kasanka National Park in the northeast, eight million fruit bats darken the sky in November and December, and sitatungas, a semi-aquatic and highly elusive antelope, are commonly spotted. Nearby in the Bangweulu wetlands, herds of thousands of black lechwe roam; this is the only place in Africa you can see the antelope in large numbers. In November, tens of thousands of blue wildebeest gather on the plains of Liuwa Plain National Park, and in Kafue National Park lions can be seen swimming in swamps and... Read More »

Things to do in Marrakesh

Marrakesh is the fourth largest city of Morocco and has been a popular tourist destination for decades for Europeans. With a hot, dry climate and relatively little rainfall, you are guaranteed round-the-clock sunshine throughout the year. However, you may want to avoid the hottest moths of July and August when temperatures can reach the mid-40 degrees Celsius. The huge expanse of the Jemaa El-Fnaa Square is well worth a visit and is a great place for “people watching” and enjoying the hustle and bustle of the city. There are stalls selling refreshing freshly squeezed orange juice, snake charmers, dancers, pedlars and musicians playing African drums and tambourines. Enjoy wandering around... Read More »

Safe destinations in Africa

It is a concern for many travellers venturing outside of Europe. Is my holiday destination a safe place to visit? Nowhere, of course, can be guaranteed as 100% safe and there are risks in whatever we do; from flying by plane to crossing the road and even trying local delicacies. However, if you are keen to visit Africa, then you may want to consider a holiday in one of the countries mentioned below. Botswana is one of the few very stable countries in Africa and is a good destination for a safari holiday with plenty of game to spot. The people are friendly and the infrastructure is good, making it... Read More »