5 Great Summer Vacation Ideas For You In 2020
Updated: Mar 18
Spring has sprung!
You know what that means; one it’s getting warmer outside and two, we can all start planning for summer vacation. “Isn’t it a little too early Danielle?” Some may ask. “Nope!” The best trips are those you plan in advance. Best laid plans… Since moving to Europe a few months ago, I have been dreaming of summer and have been racking my brain over the perfect summer vacation ideas for 2020. What better destination than my lovely home for 21 years, Tanzania. Yep! My five great summer vacation ideas for 2020 are all inspired by Tanzania. Here goes:
Stargazing in Ngorongoro Crater
This is one of my all-time favourite spots and a popular weekend getaway spot for local tourists. The crater pans 260 KM and stands as one of the very few largest and unbroken craters in the world, making it a UNESCO World Heritage site. Just a 2 and half hours drive from Arusha Town, Ngorongoro Crater is a world-famous landmark and might just be one to add on your summer vacations ideas list.
Watching the Wildebeest Migration
How about watching about 1.5 million wildebeest, 400,000 zebras and 200,000 gazelles take part in the Great Wildebeest Migration this summer? This has to be the most heart-stopping safari activity I have indulged in and you have to see it for yourself to believe it. Every year, flocks of majestic animals migrate from the Maasai Mara National Park in Southern Kenya to the Serengeti National Park in Northern Tanzania in search of pasture and water. My family and I have over the years made this mind-blowing scenery a routine must-see. Check out my migration itinerary and join me in the Serengeti this summer for a taste of this world wonder.
Horse riding in the Serengeti
Sounds exciting right? That’s not it… You could watch the Great Wildebeest Migration while horseback riding. So country right? I have many of my guests jump for this sort of activity because they were able to access areas that are not accessible via tour-trucks. This would make for a fantastic summer experience you’ll be telling your friends and family for a long long time.
Kitesurfing in Zanzibar
Feeling tropical? Say, a beach holiday? I suggest Zanzibar - it’s a beautiful island, with expansive white sandy beaches, clubs and hotels for occasional nights out, amazing seafood delicacies, and a world-famous hotspot for kitesurfing. Definitely a great summer vacation idea this 2020 don't you think?
Whether you want to visit this island alone or with friends, a new favourite sport is kitesurfing (also known as kiteboarding). Kitesurfing combines certain aspects of skateboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing and surfing. It might sound complex but it is actually an easy sport to learn.
Into climbing and extreme sports? Our climbing Kilimanjaro itinerary will be perfect for you. I believe that Mt Kilimanjaro is on everyone’s summer vacation bucket list. Why? It is one of the world’s greatest wonders as Africa’s highest mountain and it’s snow-covered and located on the equator. Truth be told, I thought it would be hard climbing it but getting up to the peak was pretty easy the first time I did it.
Tell you what, if you are looking to do something transitional this year, Kili is the one for the books.
These suggestions are perfect for a solo trip, family and groups of friends. I hope you found these five great summer vacation ideas for you this 2020 useful. So make your summer a bit more adventurous this year. Fancy booking a summer safari with me and my crew or would like to inquire about a more custom-made trip? Send me a message.