With the start of the school holidays kicking off for most children this week, families up and down the country will be planning their annual summer holiday.
The ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) estimates that as many as two million Brits jetted off on holiday at the weekend, with Spain, Turkey and Greece all proving popular.
If you’re looking for something a bit different from your summer holiday this year, and are hoping to avoid the human version of the Great Migration, then a trip to Africa could be just what you’re looking for.
In terms of travel and holidays, Africa is still a relatively under-explored continent. There are plenty of destinations in Africa that are safe, comfortable, and stunningly beautiful.
One such destination is the landlocked country of Zambia, in Southern Africa. With rolling hills, mountainous regions and, of course, part of the epic Victoria Falls, Zambia is a great alternative holiday destination.
The country also offers plenty in the way of wildlife, and the leading tour company Robin Pope Safaris is offering a safari with a difference this summer.
The company is offering mobile walking safaris at a 25 per cent discount per person, giving holidaymakers the chance to explore Zambia’s South Luangwa Valley region from a different perspective.
After two days of acclimatising at the base camp, travellers will embark on a five-day walking exploration of the region.
Robin Pope Safaris was one of the first companies to pioneer walking safaris in the region, and visitors can see local inhabitants up close, from lions to elephants, buffalo to zebras.
It’s not all hard work though, after the five-day tour there is the opportunity to jump in a safari truck to give your feet a rest.
You can save as much as £900 per person on a ten-night safari itinerary, on selected departure dates. This discount is available through Aardvark Safaris.