Destinations to explore this New Year’s Eve (Part 1)

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The year is quickly coming to an end and it’s time to unwind and get mentally and physically prepared for the coming year. Fortunately, it’s also that time of the year to take advantage of the end of year discounts and packages which afford one luxuries that would normally be put off, travel agencies and hotels also have amazing discounts and voucher codes to make your dream holiday a reality – how amazing is that? Jumia Travel brings you some of Africa’s exotic destinations to add to your travel wish-list in this season.

Seychelles leaves you spoilt for choice!

Undoubtedly, one of the reasons for the flocking of tourists to Sub-Saharan Africa is Seychelles. With up to 155 islands, this archipelago  is surrounded by Madagascar, Comoros and Mauritius amongst others. Its islands range from granitic to coral ones. Of all its islands, Mahe, La Digue and Praslin boast to be the most popular. Mahe’s beautiful beaches and scenic atmosphere is the perfect royal retreat or getaway you could gift yourself or loved ones, La Digue’s jade waters give off this laidback vibe for relaxation beyond your imagination and Praslin is for the adrenaline-rush seeking travellers who long to scuba-dive or snorkel.

The Gambia welcomes you warmly…

Situated in West Africa, the Gambia is bordered on the West by the Atlantic Ocean and on all other sides by Senegal. The Gambia’s intimate small fishing villages are open to travellers seeking to have a peek into the lives and times of the Gambian fishery industry which is a major component of the economy. Its environment-friendly lodges are a dream to the nature-loving tourists and its cosy wildlife parks add an allure to the country. Bird-watching is one of the biggest activities in the Gambia – who would think watching birds could get this interesting?

Enjoy the scenic beauty of Mauritius

Although Mauritius rests kilometres off the southeast coast, it remains one of Africa’s great vacation destinations, situated right in the middle of the Indian Ocean, it is the perfect blend of amazing people, beautiful scenery and a range of engaging activities like birdwatching and  mountain trekking. The ambience is accompanied with a great nightlife and UNESCO Heritage Sites capable of leaving travellers and tourists awestruck!

São Tomé – Africa’s little paradise

São Tomé and Príncipe is particularly known for its volcanic islands and the immense amount of living species – plant and animal peculiar to it. This archipelago, an embodiment of a lush and tropical paradise is reminiscent of what the Garden of Eden could have looked like. Nature-loving travellers would have the perfect time at São Tomé where the ambience is a fusion of sunlight and flora. The zen-searching tourists can lounge on the beach and enjoy the cool evening breeze and sound of the water slapping the rocks. Since the beaches are not always crowded, you get the perk of feeling like you’re lounging on your very own private beach!

This year shouldn’t run out before you start making plans to discover one of these countries! What do you think about these locations?



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