Any trip, however far and for however long, can be an adventure. But sometimes a journey is so brilliant, so all-encompassing, so (yes, we’re going to say it) epic, that it crosses over into something else all together.
Overland travel mixes must-see highlights with local, off the beaten track experiences that it’s tough to get by travelling any other way. We’re talking detours to a remote Ethiopian village to meet the Hamar or Mursi tribes, crossing the Bolivian altiplano, learning to cook traditional food and helping out at the local school. You know, those moments you look back on and think “that really made my time there”.
In December a group of 9 STA’ers headed to Tanzania to conquer the mighty Kili and raise money for the STA Travel Foundation. With the experience still fresh in their minds we sat 5 of them down and asked them the questions anyone thinking of climbing Africa’s highest mountain needs to know…
The Commonwealth games have come and gone for another 4 years and what a show it was (the dancing teacakes specifically – we’re still hungry). If you looked at the medal table and saw a travel checklist never fear, we’ve pulled together 12 weird and wonderful facts about the lesser known member states of the Commonwealth, as well as some of the big boys.
As one of the most sought after adventures on the planet, an African safari will take you straight through the heart of some of the largest, and most exciting terrain to be found anywhere in the world.
Adventures don’t come much more electrifying than this; feel your heart beat through your chest as you come up close to some of the biggest, most powerful animals on the planet, including the notorious ‘Big 5’, the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo.
Here are the ‘Big 5′ of my very own, here’s our five favourite epic African safaris.
Search for the 'Big 5' on the great plains of Africa.
So, January has rolled around again, and while we’ve got a whole heap of amazing sale offers that are here for the entire month, we’ve decided, just ‘cause we like you so much, that we’re going to up the ante that bit more and offer some incredible – and totally unbeatable we might add – savings on a selection of some of our favourite adventure tours.
This flash sale, the cherry on the top of our January sale sundae, will be here every Friday in January, for just a few days and that’s it. So don’t wait around, jump on these offers before they’re gone, and someone else gets to have all the fun.
Chase the Big 5 in Africa.