Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Where to go in 2013, Part 2, Africa

With new game reserves in the wild and improved urban infrastructure, Tanzania is attracting a new generation of travelers who want to see something new, unspoilt and truly breathtaking. In addition, new cultural programs are helping visitors learn more about Maasai history and heritage.
New for 2012, the Four Seasons has opened its first Tanzania property with the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. Singita, which already operates several game lodges throughout the Serengeti, opened the Singita Mara River Tented Camp in the northernmost tip of the park.
From the United States, clients fly into Johannesburg on South African Airways and transfer to a flight to Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania. Once in Dar, they’ll transfer to Pioneer Air or other local jets.
Singita Mara River Tented Camp
View of the Serengeti from Singita Mara River Tented Camp in Tanzania.

Ideal for culture-seekers, thrill-seekers and wildlife enthusiasts, Tanzania is brimming with opportunities for visitors to meet with locals and go camping close to elephants and leopards in the vast Serengeti.  —J.T.F.
Victoria Falls
While it is hardly a new destination, Victoria Falls has become increasingly easy to reach thanks to more tour operators offering visits to “The Smoke That Thunders.” A range of accommodations means that all kinds of visitors can tour the Falls for a day, or stay at a nearby lodge for a week.
Local and international tour operators are offering a good selection of tours to the Falls in 2013. Globus, Tauck and African Travel all include tours to Victoria Falls. To get there, clients will fly South African Airways to Johannesburg and transfer to a flight to either Victoria Falls or Livingstone, Zambia.
Couples, families and thrill-seekers who want to go hiking, rafting or even swimming in the notorious “Devil’s Pool” will all have a great time visiting Victoria Falls.  —J.T.F.

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