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Top four winter holiday ideas

With winter drawing in, a holiday somewhere warm and tropical can be just the ticket. Choosing where you want to go is part of the fun, but with so many options, it can be difficult to know where to start.

To help make things a little easier for you, we've put together a list of our favourite winter holiday ideas.

1. See incredible wildlife on an African safari

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa

If you’ve always dreamed of embarking on a safari holiday, now is a great time to do it. In Kenya, you can view the ‘Big Five’ and a staggering variety of other species from luxurious mobile safari camps. Our expert guides know where the best wildlife-viewing spots are, and they’ll get you there in style.

Across the border in Tanzania, the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Selous Game Reserve are primed for exploration. And in Uganda, you can you can trek through the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to witness families of lowland gorilla in their natural habitat.

East Africa safari holidays

2. Unwind on a tropical beach break

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

When the nights are drawing in and there’s a distinct chill in the air, white sands and gentle rolling waves are a welcoming thought. Whether you're longing to relax on Caribbean beaches or yearning to swim in the tranquil waters of the Maldives, a sun-kissed beach holiday is always a good idea.

We’ve put together a suggested Caribbean Island Hopping itinerary, which gives just a flavour of what the Caribbean islands can offer. Or you can combine cosmopolitan city with white-sand beaches on our sensational Dubai & the Maldives trip. No matter where you want to go, our beach holiday specialists have got you covered.

Beach holidays

3. Uncover ancient Egyptian history on a Nile cruise

Aswan, Egypt

A luxury Nile cruise is a wonderful way to explore the ancient wonders of Egypt. On-board your elegant river boat, you’ll enjoy well-appointed cabins, delicious food and plenty of opportunity to relax on deck.

Stopping at key historic sites along the way, your knowledgeable guide will walk you through crumbling temples, extravagant tombs and help you to discover the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt.

Nile cruise holidays

4. Set sail on a whale-watching tour in Sri Lanka

Blue whale, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's southern coast is surprisingly close to the deep waters of the continent shelf - an ideal home for the impressive blue whale. The coastline offers an unprecedented reliability of sightings, extremely close to land. And with the whale-watching season at its peak, December is the best time to visit.

Sri Lanka holidays

 

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