Thursday, 21 February 2013

2013 a great year for travel - Safari in Kenya, Holidays to Thailand and more

We've had a busy start to the year and already its becoming clear that a couple of destinations are in favour this year.

Safaris in Kenya and Tanzania are proving to be as popular as ever and remarkably good value. Safaris in Africa do really create memories of a lifetime and everyone in the office has been on safari and we just can't stop talking about them.

I'm a huge fan and below is a picture I took of a stunning Cheetah when on was on the Masai Mara last:

Cheetah on safari on the Masai Mara with Escape Worldwide
Cheetah on the Masai Mara
The wildlife in Kenya is simply stunning and seeing the Big 5 is pretty easy. Tents and Lodges are very comfortable with all the creature comforts us humans insist on.

After the fun and excitement on safari then you should really take a couple of days to kick back and chil on a stunning white beach, so try Mombasa on the Kenyan Coast or the tropical island of Zanzibar in Tanzanaia.

Holidays to Thailand are yet again proving massively popular, largely I think as they are such remarkably good value for money and the standard of accommodation pretty impressive.  We've always been such big fans of Thailand and I think that help us win Top Asia Agent in 2012 from the tour operator Travel2.

Bangkok is pretty much a must, it's a fun lively city with plenty to see and do, though personally a maximum 4 nights here would be enough, anymore and I think you'll go mad! They say you shouldn't but riding in a Tuk Tuk around Bangkok is great fun...I loved it.

Thailand Holidays from Escape Worldwide
Tuk Tuk's in Bangkok
After a stay in Bangkok then head to one of Thailand's amazing beach resorts. Thailand has a beach resort for everyone from the peaceful remote retreats such as Koh Lanta and Koh Samet to the lively resort of Pattaya and Patong in Phuket. Why not come two, say a week partying in Phuket and then a few days chilling in stunning Koh Phi Phi.

I'm a big fan of the beach resort Hua Hin, I find it has a great Thai feel, with plenty of great bars and restaurants and a fantastic night market. It's less commercial than the like of Phuket and a great place to relax but with still enough to do in the evening. 

Other areas such as Cuba and the Maldives are doing well this year. We work closely with key tour operators so much so we were awarded the Kuoni Holidays Specialist Agent of the Year in 2012! 

Wherever you travel to in 2013 we hope you have a fantastic time and create memories that last forever! 

Oh and don't forget if you are in the Wanstead or South Woodford area don't forget you can always pop in for a cuppa and a chat. We've been to many of the places we offer and love to talk about them! 

Escape Worldwide - Home of Long Haul Holidays