Top Holiday Destinations in January 2018

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There is nothing blue this January here at Jumia Travel other than the blue color of the sky and the ocean. January comes with dry hot weather which either makes it the perfect weather to spend time in the clear blue water beaches or travelling the impenetrable rain-forests which are too cold and wet in other months.

Here Are The Top Holiday Destinations in January 

1. Zanzibar-East African Coast  

There is no better place to spend the hot sunny January than in the magical Zanzibar. Water, Sun and Sand; haaaa isn’t that the perfect combination and destination?

Well, it’s the top destination for scuba diving and snorkeling and where you get to enjoy dhow cruises at sunset.

Where to stay: Some of the top hotels include Dream of Zanzibar, The Swahili House and Seyyida Hotel & Spa.

Zanzibar Beach

2. Southern Serengeti-Tanzania

Having migrated to Serengeti in the previous months, January is the month where thousands of Wildebeest calves are born each day.

This is one of the top holiday destinations in January for those wanting to experience the birth of a new generation.
Other than that, the big cats are frequently sighted in this area as they prey on the Wildebeest. It’s also common to see jackals and hyenas that add to the grisly action.

Where to stay: There are several tented camps in Serengeti which include Ikoma Safari Camp, Robanda Tented Camp and Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.

Recommended: Tanzania: Best beaches in Zanzibar 

3. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest-Uganda

January being a dry season on most of East Africa countries makes it the best month to trek Bwindi rain-forest. The dry weather makes it possible to trek in the forest; which doesn’t necessarily mean that the place is desert dry but just not as wet as it normally is in the rainy season.

It’s a top destination for viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Where to stay: Rushaga Gorilla Camp is one of the popular and affordable Bwindi hotels in Uganda. Others include: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge and Mahogany Springs Luxury Lodge

Mountain Gorilla

4. Western Cape-South Africa

After December and new year’s celebrations are done and dusted Western Cape-South Africa becomes another top holiday destinations in January.

There are so many reasons to visit South Africa, but mostly it’s because of the warm sandy beaches not forgetting the amazing food and wine.

At this time of the year there is less congestion and travelers can make it to different destinations with ease. Some of these include: Kirstenbosch Gardens, Table Mountain, Cape Winelands not forgetting the crystal clear warm beaches on Indian ocean.

5. Sharm el-Sheikh-Egypt

It is the Southern Red Sea coast in Egypt and January offers warm weather for swimming in the ocean especially for international tourist from way colder countries.

Sharm el-Sheikh is famous for its warm sandy beaches, clear waters and coral reefs.

It is a scuba diving heaven where divers get a view of exotic fish darting in and out of the coral reefs

A beach in Sharm el-Sheikh

Well, there you go. January need not be a blue month.


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