1. South Africa
A festive break in South Africa is ideal for a Christmas family holiday in 2023. Immerse yourself in warm South African hospitality and experience a traditional Christmas braai, washed down with South Africa’s famous vintages in this twinned experience that takes in the buzz and beauty of Cape Town – followed by a safari spent tracking the Big Five. Could there be a better present than that?
A great alternative to the Maldives, the Christmas season in Mauritius is marked by a mix of traditions from different cultures, including Hindu, Christian and Muslim celebrations. Whether you’re lounging on the beach, exploring coral reefs or indulging in the island’s delectable cuisine, a festive break in Mauritius promises an unconventional, sun-kissed and culturally enriching adventure.
This southwestern African nation is celebrated for its striking landscapes, vast deserts and rich biodiversity, making it an extraordinary destination for holiday exploration. From exploring the otherworldly beauty of Sossusvlei and embarking on safari adventures in Etosha National Park to or immersing yourself in the rich cultural traditions of Namibia’s ethnic groups, this is undoubtedly one of Africa’s best travel destinations in December for a Christmas journey to remember.
Tanzania’s Northern Circuit is renowned for its iconic national parks, including the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which offer some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. As Christmas traditions unfold in many parts of the globe, the Northern Circuit provides a contrasting experience with its warm climate, vast savannahs, and a landscape teeming with wildlife.
It’s peak dry season at this time of year, making Uganda one of the best places to visit in December, with a warm climate, lush landscape and remarkable wildlife providing a refreshing and contrasting backdrop for your Christmas journey. From thrilling safaris to interactions with local communities, why not embrace the spirit of giving, celebration and exploration in an extraordinary African setting.
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