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September 3, 2019 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

It might only be September, but Christmas will be here before you know it, and the savvier amongst us are already starting to think about presents.

And if you are stuck for ideas on what to give that special someone, then look no further. Luxury travel company Sanctuary Retreats suggests coming to the rescue with the gift of safari for that special someone this Yuletide.

African safaris are usually at the top of most people’s bucket lists when it comes to wildlife viewing. Africa’s multitude of national parks, reserves and conservation areas number amongst some of the most beautiful places on the planet and are home to an astonishing variety of wild animals, ensuring that a wildlife safari will undoubtedly be a major highlight of your trip.

According to Michael McCall, Sanctuary Retreats’ Director of Sales Australia, NZ & Asia, Christmas is a great time to take the plunge and go. Here are his suggestions for an unforgettable Yuletide safari that you and your loved ones are sure to love.

Wildlife Encounters

Says McCall, “The Christmas period is a great time to discover Africa’s rich tapestry of wildlife on an epic safari. Options include sharing Christmas lunch with a couple of elephantsat the recently renovated Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp in Botswana, or checking out cheetah in one of the last few remaining natural ecosystems where cheetah exist in viable numbers at Sanctuary Kusini in Tanzania. Or for something truly unique, a once-in-a-lifetime mountain gorilla trekking experience in Uganda is truly unmissable.”

African Romanticism

The allure of an African vacation doesn’t just begin and end with the wildlife. According to McCall, many of Sanctuary Retreats’ safari lodges and camps also see the festive season as a chance to show off their romantic side, decorating the ground with flickering fairy lights, lanterns and candles. “This is the perfect opportunity to try out Sanctuary Baines’ Camp’s sumptuous star bath or star bed in Botswana. Or for the more adventurous, try waking up on Christmas morning surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of the South African bush after spending the night on Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge’s secluded sleep hide-out.”

Unique Experiences

If you find yourself bored to tears by the usual festivities, Christmas can be a chance to savour the unexpected. Like exchanging sighting stories around a bush campfire with a G&T in hand, instead of waiting for Santa to slip down the chimney. Or a boat safari along the Zambezi River. “And if just you yearn for a twist on the traditional Christmas”, says McCall, “how about singing Christmas carols with the locals in Zambia’s Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge at Victoria Falls?”

Happy Christmas indeed!


If want to add a little safari to someone’s Christmas stocking, then take advantage of Sanctuary Retreats’ great-value extended stay offer and save up to 40% when you stay at one or more of Sanctuary Retreats luxurious African safari camps or lodges, for 4 nights or more depending on your season of travel.

Stay 4 – 6 nights and save up to 30%.

Stay 7+ nights and save up to 40%.

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