Although it feels a long way off now, #WeWillTravelAgain.
So why not use this gift of time as a way to prepare for your perfect holiday? Here are five tips to help you plan your bucket-list vacation:
- DESIGN THE PERFECT TRIP
Now is the time to dream up that perfect once-in-a-lifetime trip. Get creative, check that bucket list, research and discover what the possibilities are!
Situated in one of Africa’s last wild places, Zambezi Grande Private Game Experience offers the complete package; from luxury accommodation in a remote location on the banks of the majestic Zambezi River to travel and flight assistance.
2. RESEARCH YOUR DESTINATION
How often did you have enough time to properly research the places you were about to visit? Often finding out after you had returned home that you missed out on something truly wonderful, purely because you didn’t do your homework.
This current enforced travel sabbatical offers an unparalleled opportunity to really research your destination and make sure you make the absolute most out of your post-coronavirus adventure.
- PREPARE WHAT YOU NEED NOW
Last minute purchases can be stressful, expensive and time consuming. And wandering around a new city looking for something you either forgot or didn’t realise you needed isn’t much fun either.
With plenty of time to prepare for your next adventure, why not take the opportunity to get the gear you need organised ahead of time? Here is what we recommend for your Zambezi Grande Private Game Experience trip:
- Clothes in khaki, green, beige and neutral colours
- Long-sleeved shirts – protection from the sun and mosquitoes
- Shorts or a light skirt
- Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days
- Jackets and sweaters for early morning and late afternoon game drives
- A lightweight waterproof jacket in case of rain
- Comfortable walking shoes
- A hat
- Insect repellent
- Lip salve
- HONE YOUR SKILLS AS A TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER
If your love travel, chances are you love taking photos. Here is the perfect opportunity to take your skills with your camera to the next level! Get to know your camera better and acquaint yourself with all its functions and abilities; the instructions that came with it are a good place to start. YouTube has some wonderful, practical videos. The Zambezi Grande Private Game Experience Photography Blog 1 and Photography Blog 2 have some terrific location-focused advice, such as tips for perfect results with African lighting and getting the composition right from a safari vehicle.
- SORT OUT YOUR OLD PHOTOS
As it has become easier to take photos on your journeys, it has become just as easy to ignore them, letting them gather digital dust on your phone, on a hard drive or in the Cloud.
Why not sort them out and have a digital spring clean? And in turn, reminisce over old memories and get you excited for the next one!