5 Slow Travel Holidays in Africa | Luxury Africa Holidays | Lightfoot Travel
There’s no need to rush when you’re visiting one of the most beautiful places in the world. As the locals say “Pole pole… [slowly, slowly]” 
 
01
Ride In A Hot Air Balloon 
Drift across the Masai Mara at dawn as the sun starts to climb into the sky. Keep your camera lens poised on the land below that’s filled with elephants, lions, zebras and during the migration – wildebeest. When you touch down you can pore over your images as the Governors’ Camp team prepare your champagne breakfast. 
 

Masai Mara balloon ride

02
Walk With A Warrior Through The Bush

Want to get up close and personal to the action? Then join a Samburu or Maasai warrior for a walk through the Ol Lentille reserve in Kenya. Not only will you have a chance to spy elephant herds and wild dog packs, but you will also be able to hear stories first-hand about this ancient land.
 
Ol Lentille
 
 
03
Catch The Blue Train 

Go back in time as you take The Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. Enjoy a glass of South African wine or if it takes your fancy, a Montecristo Havana cigar as the train rumbles through the vast plains. Enjoy a stop at the historic town of Matjiesfontein or if you want to add a few sparklers to your collection, the diamond-mining town or Kimberley. 

Blue Train

04
Sleep Under The Stars

You could rush back to your villa or you embrace the quiet life and sleep out under the stars. Ask your Lightfoot Travel Designer to arrange for you a true wilderness experience – a night sleeping in the bush. During the day, you will enjoy a walking safari to your pop-up camp, then you will hunker down in your sleeping bag in the bush. You will wake to fresh air and a breakfast cooked over a camp fire. Available at camps in Kenya and Tanzania.
 
Fly camping Africa
 
 
 
05
Take A Biplane Flight

With a land that has movie location looks, it should be no surprise that an actual Hollywood prop can be found within it shores. The biplane that took Robert Redford and Meryl Streep into the clouds during Out of Africa is now a resident at Segera Retreat in Laikipia. What’s more exciting is that you too can now enjoy a ride in the yellow biplane across the bush. Paparazzis at the ready…
 
segera biplane
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From $10,500 pp

Classic Taiwan

Taiwan

  • Hiking in Taroko National Park 
  • Taking a dip in Taiwan’s famed hot springs 
  • Experiencing a handful of Taiwan’s iconic night markets – you will not go hungry on this trip!
  • Spending a few days in the capital Taipei getting a sense of the island’s unique history

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 11 nights

From $14,300 pp

Russian High Arctic

Russia The Arctic

  • Sail around the Russian High Arctic in luxury with all modern comforts onboard Sea Spirit 
  • Experience a true expedition cruise to the rarely visited Franz Josef Land archipelago
  • Visit a soviet-era research facility, once a base for polar exploration
  • Look out for colonies of nesting seabirds on the rugged, steep cliffs of the islands
  • Spot polar bears, walrus and endangered bowhead whales around the archipelago

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 13 nights

From $7,500 pp

Trekking in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar & Central Heartland

  • A camping trek through some of the most remote parts of Mongolia, the western Altai Mountains
  • Meeting the famed eagle hunters and staying alongside a host family
  • Exploring some of the most beautiful parts of Mongolia’s heartland, including the stunning Orkhon Valley
  • Spending the night in Mandala Mongolia – the most luxurious and intimate accommodation available in the country

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 11 nights
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Waiting for the elephants at the Chobe National Park

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