Christmas Getaway In Africa: 3 Countries To Go Now For The Holiday Season

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Tis the season to be jolly and although there’s no place as cozy and as warm like home during this time, a little getaway from your home country is a great idea to end 2021 on a great note. And for those who already have enough of the snow-covered destination, how about sun-drenched destinations rich with wildlife wonders and history? Africa will then be the best answer for your Christmas getaway this year

South Africa

If what you are after is an otherworldly beauty that gives off a larger-than-life yet humble and approachable sense, head to South Africa for that and more. Ever since we’ve seen Somebody Feed Phil: Capetown, South Africa episode, the country has secured a place on the top 10 on our #RadarList. The stunning seascapes where the deep-blue sea kisses the white-sand shores, the fantastic food and wine scene and amazing game reserves and national parks where the Big 5 of Africa dwell – these give us all the more reason to want to be there in a flash. 

South Africa welcomes visitors from all countries with open arms. All travelers must present a negative PCR test issued within 72 hours before departure. 

Top Three Hotels On Our Radar: 

  1. Kruger Shalati
  2. Babylonstoren
  3. Grootbos Nature Reserve


On a hunt for a memorable safari adventure? Kenya should be your move. And for those who have long been wanting to visit The Masai Mara National Reserve, there are a variety of Christmas and New Year tour packages for up to 9 days, depending on how long you wish to soak up in the magical wilderness. Luxury options like a stay in deluxe lodges and tents glamping sites are available too. Beachside hotels and resorts are also great options if all you want is a serene slash splendid vacation by the deep blue sea. 

Kenya is also open for tourists, except from India. All travelers must present a negative PCR test issued within 96 hours and get verified digitally via Trusted Travel Initiative as well as fill out the online Covid-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before departure on their Jitenge App. Daily health reports also must be submitted throughout the 14 days after entering the country. However, travellers from the UK, Brunei, Thailand, Kuwait and Pakistan are not exempt from the 14-day quarantine. 

Top Three Hotels On Our Radar: 

  1. Lewa Safari Camp
  2. Saruni Lodges
  3. Vipingo Ridge


One of the best things about visiting Egypt during Christmas and New Year is that the history-rich country offers you a chance to celebrate the glorious past whilst appreciating the coming of a new year all at the same time. So for history aficionados from all countries, you can now travel to the land of pyramids and get lost in ancient history while immersing yourself in the pool of luxury at five-star hotels. 

Egypt welcomes visitors from all countries. Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative PCR test issued within 72 hours before departure and vaccinated travelers must present proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those who recently travel to Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, India, Latin America, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or Vietnam in the 14 days before a departure to Egypt, vaccinated or unvaccinated, you must do the rapid ID NOW™ COVID-19 test upon arrival to the country. 

Top Three Hotels On Our Radar: 

  1. ​​Adrère Amellal
  2. Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh
  3. Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary