Considering how any times I have been to South Africa with my family I think that you would find it hard to believe that I have never been to a national park, unless you count seeing crocodiles and elephants on the way to my grandmothers house. However I do plan on going to Kruger National park within the next few years as it is one of the top places to visit on my bucket list!
Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest and one of the worlds most famous and greatest game reserves ever! If you haven’t heard of it, you’ve been living under a rock for your entire life! Its high density of wild animals includes all of Africa’s iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra. It’s truly an amazing place to visit and an experience that you will carry with you for the rest of your life.
The good thing about the park is that it is open all year round. Depending on your preference and schedule you can visit the park at any time. However June to September is the best time for Wildlife viewing as although it is winter this is when the park is at it’s driest and animals meet at waterholes. From January to March it is very hot and quiet and seeing as schools are open accommodation is easy to find. In April and May it is rutting-season and you can see animals such as the impala, wildebeest and other species go head to head.
Things to Do
Travelling has been a passion of mine since I could remember, most three year olds would be afraid to get on a plane but not me. My family constantly remind me of how excited I was to get on my very first ever plane at the age of 3 and surprisingly 13 years later nothing has changed. I still love that feeling of getting on a plane and knowing that there’s a whole other world out there that’s just waiting for me to discover it, a new culture for me to experience and new memories for me to create.
Throughout my life I have been lucky enough to travel to amazing places around the world such as Amsterdam, Spain, the south of France, Qatar and South Africa but there’s still so much that I have left to see and experience. I am extremely grateful for where I am today as I realise that not many people get the opportunity to travel and I plan on taking as much advantage of this as possible.
Reasons why making a bucket list is the best thing you’ll ever do;
In my opinion travelling not only educates you as a human being but it also challenges you by teaching you new skills you never thought you could do and it helps you to get in touch with yourself, grow as a person and helps you to figure out what it is that you want from life. It gives you a whole new perspective. But Most importantly travelling makes history come alive. You get the chance to see and experience everything that you had ever read about.
My journey around the world starts now! And deep down I know that I will never regret my decision to start traveling at such a young age because we only live once and we need to make every single moment count. 10 years from now I don’t ever want to regret the decisions that I made. And sometimes I feel that as people we over think everything and although taking responsibility for our lives is important our happiness should come first above everything else, sometimes you just need to be spontaneous and do whatever it is to make sure that your living the best life possible.
The first part of my bucket list is dedicated to Europe so If you can’t think of anywhere to go, I hope my bucket list gives you some ideas. When most people think about spending their summer in Europe they always think backpacking, however I’m the complete opposite as you see im not the backpacking or hostel type. I have extremely high standards and if I were to spend my entire summer in Europe it would have to be spent at the most luxurious hotels and resorts. Can’t have it any other way, after all I want to give you as my readers the best experiences that the world has to offer.
Amalfi coast, Italy
St. Tropez, France
Prague, Czech Republic
Zakynthos Island, Greece
If you don’t have a bucket list I suggest you go and make one right now and put evrery single thing that you wish to achieve throughout your life! Creating a bucket list is one of the best things that you will ever do. Thank me later.
Is it just me or are the late 90s and early 2000s coming back more popular than ever? I am a 2000s baby and I love 90s fashion so for me this is a dream come true but for most of you it’s probably a spot of dejavu.
If you thought athleisure wear was popular last year,you haven’t seen anything yet as I predict that it will hit its peak this year in the year of 2017. Never has it ever been more acceptable than it is now to wear your workout clothes outside of the gym. The rise of athleisure wear has called for traditional designers and high street stores around the world to release their own collections or in some cases collaborate with sports brands such as adidas to create their own collections to cater to the mass of people following this rapidly growing trend. Going from the gym to the office has never looked so good!
Before athleisure wear became so popular there was a time that people would rather be caught dead than seen in joggers and a baggy tshirt but now everyone embraces it; paring joggers with heels and rocking over sized tshirts with statement jackets to add all that bit of spark to an outfit. You can’t go wrong with the perfect combination of Comfort and style. However there’s a point where it no longer looks cute or chic in anyway and it just looks chavvy (as the British would say). You want to look as effortlessly as possible so that u don’t seem to be trying to hard but when in actual fact you spent the entire night thinking about your outfit ( but no one has to know, that’s our secret).
Brands such as vestments are fuelling this trend and I Adore their collection of athleisure wear especially their collaboration with champions – a brand that was extremely popular in the late 90s/ early 2000s, the brand is so creative in their way of thinking and how they have put their own personal and unique touch on the the ever growing trend of athleisure wear.
Many celebrities have been rocking this trend day in and day out so why not cop some of their outfits?
Kim Kardashian West
How to get kim’s look;
Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner
Get their look;
Unfortunately Bella’s blue vetements blue is out of stick every where but you can get the red.
2 more weeks and I finally get a chance to relax, the only sad thing is is that i’m not going away this holiday which is very upsetting because I am in desperate need of a vacation, I just need a break from everything and everyone. Sometimes it’s good to get away from reality and get a chance to be alone and spend time with just you and your loved ones and kick back, relax, enjoy life and appreciate everything that it has to offer. Life is so precious and sacred which is why we should make the most of it and travel as much as possible and see as much of he world as we possibly can whilst we’re still active because there so much of the world that is yet to be discovered, we don’t even know the half of it!
Considering that I am of African origin and I go back to South Africa and Zimbabwe every year I still find it hard to believe that I have never been on a safari unless you count seeing elephants and crocodiles on the way to your grandparents house. Recently I was looking for African tour deals online and I stumbled upon Londolozi a company that offers the most luxurious deals and experiences ever! The values of Londolozi are within the name, in Zulu Londolozi translates to protector of all living things and funnily enough Londolozi is a company that is based on eco tourism, (this is where my GCSE geography skills come into use) the aim of ecotourism is to reduce the impact that tourism has, meaning that they try to conserve the environment around them whilst also looking out for the well being of the local people, it is all about creating sustainable travel that Is not only economically beneficial but also environmentally and socially friendly. Although holidays that are based around eco tourism can be expensive they are becoming more and more popular as people are starting to realise just how important the world is and that we need to conserve it as best we can for the future, they are totally worth every penny because as a guest you are educated on the area that you are in and you learn about the history of the local people and how the land came to be or how the animals live etc, there are no other holidays out there like these, they also contribute to sustainable change in helping to keep the environment the way it is for future generations to come it also helps to boost the local economy so that the locals can build hospitals and pay for their education so that they can get well payed jobs and improve their quality of life.
Londolozi offer a range of packages but My favorite has to be Kruger park – Bazaruto, It’s the best of both worlds; a 5 day safari trip and another 5 days on a white sand beach with crystal blue waters. What could be any better than that? You can choose from a platinum and gold package depending on your budget and you can also customise the itinerary to suit your preferences.
The first part of the trip starts off at one of one of Africa’s most luxurious hotels ever – Londolozi in Sabi Sands South Africa close to Kruger National Park, this place has so much to offer from 24 hour safaris to wellness spas. You’ll never be bored. Safaris are once in a lifetime experiences for most people and are like nothing that you will ever experience in your lifetime, this is as close as you will ever get to the big 5 and most of the worlds most well known animals! Safaris are all round great trips whether your going as a family with young kids or as a couple maybe on your honeymoon or even by yourself!
Doesn’t it look amazing? Absolutely breathtaking!
Azura Lodge – Bazaruto
The second part of our journey takes us to Azura lodge on the sandy island of Bazaruto where we will spend 5 nights in a luxurious beach villa, It is located on the largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique. Hands down you will have the time of your life at this all inclusive beach resort, it has some of the worlds best diving and snorkelling you will ever see, it is also Mozambique’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat.
So that ladies and gentlemen is how I would spend my February vacation if I had the money and i’m pretty sure that I would have one hell of a time!