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High Five… South Africa!

As diverse as it is beautiful, South Africa is a melting pot of cultures and traditions wrapped up in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes.

Whether you’re exploring its fascinating and poignant history, driving the routes of the wildlife rich national parks, or just chilling out on the beach, this is a country that it’s very hard to get enough of.

So grab your vuvuzela and check out our picks for South Africa’s top five experiences…

A spectacular view of Cape Town.

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Ask the Experts: How Can I Combine my Love of Football and Travel?

Another Friday means another opportunity to ask our Travel Experts your burning travel questions. If you want to put your own question to Claire or Amy, send them an email now and they’ll answer for you right here on the blog soon.

But, for now, it’s back to this week and a question sent in from Danny in Cardiff, go for it Danny…

I’m a massive football fan, any trips you can recommend where I can incorporate sport and travel? Danny, Cardiff

Great question! There are a number of ways in which you can combine travel and sport, so let’s see what Claire suggests for you…

Cape Town is beautiful and the perfect place to combine travel and sport.

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Ask the Experts: What Should I Do on my Gap Year in Africa?

Iiiiiiiiiit’s Friday! And that means one thing here at STA Travel… It’s Ask the Experts time! This week Amy from STA Travel Vicar Lane steps up to take the spotlight once again, to answer one of your travel questions.

If you’d like Amy, or Claire to have a go at answering that travel question that’s been puzzling you for ages, get in touch and we’ll test them with it right here on the blog soon. But, back to this week and Anthony from Wigan is here with a question about his gap year in Africa, hit us with it Anthony…

I’m thinking of taking a gap year in 2014 and going to Africa but it’s such a big place and I have no idea where to start with planning. Could you advise on things I could do to make my year away special? Anthony, Wigan.

Yowza, that’s a doozy, but we’ve not found anything that’s stumped our Experts yet, I’m confident they’ll knock this one out of the park. Let’s see what ideas Amy has for you Anthony…

The African Serengeti.

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High Five… Kenya!

It would be hard to find somewhere that encompasses the spirit of Africa in the same way as Kenya. It’s a very raw example of many of the things that make Africa so amazing.

You can expect huge, green plains, buzzing with life and nature, traditional African warriors hunting and spear fishing, and cities full of people, all buzzing through the busy, congested streets.

If you want to experience an interesting and all encompassing mix of rural, urban, traditional and modern Africa, then Kenya is the place to go.

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High Five… Tanzania!

Home to every element that makes Africa such a monumentally epic place to visit, including daunting trekking adventures through deserted landscapes, rural villages and some of the largest and most captivating wildlife to be found anywhere in the world. Tanzania is one of the continent’s most visited countries, and for good reason.

Whatever your idea of an amazing trip, Tanzania will make sure you’re not left disappointed. Pristine beaches meet some of the clearest most spectacular water you’re ever likely to see, huge, wild animals roam freely and local people live as simply as they did thousands of years ago. It’s a place that will grab you by the shoulders and shake you up, and you’ll love it!

The beaches of Zanzibar are some of the most pristine in the world.

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