4 amazing ideas for your Summer Holiday
Still not planned your summer holiday? It’s not too late to book your annual getaway, so take a look at these ideas for some last-minute inspiration and make this year’s holiday one remember.
1. Witness the Great Migration in Kenya
If seeing the Great Migration is on your bucket list, August is the time to visit Kenya’s Masai Mara. The largest movement of animals in the world, the Great Migration sees over a million wildebeest and zebra swimming across the perilous Mara River en masse. It’s a breathtaking spectacle and a fantastic time to go on safari. July and August fall within Kenya’s Dry Season, so you’ll be in with a great chance of seeing the country’s wildlife flocking around the watering holes.
2. See a total solar eclipse in the US
On 21 August 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible across a band of the US, as seen on this map. Coincidentally, around the same time (from 11 – 19 August), the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death is being commemorated with a series of musical events in Memphis, Tennessee. Why not combine a trip to “the largest Elvis Week ever” at Graceland – the King’s home and now a museum to his life – with seeing the solar eclipse in all its glory?
3. Drive the Ring Road in Iceland
Think of Iceland and you’ll probably think of snowy landscapes and Northern Lights, but there are many great reasons to visit this charming country in the summer months. With the roads free from the perilous snow that can close all but the biggest roads in the depths of winter, summer is the time to do a road trip and see more of the country than just its cute capital, Reykjavik. The days are long thanks to the ‘midnight sun’, so although it won’t be dark enough to see the Northern Lights, you could hit the so-called ‘Ring Road’ and drive the whole perimeter of the country, taking in delightful fishing villages and stunning natural beauty along the way.
4. Relax on a beach in the Scilly Isles
A bit closer to home compared to the other destinations on this list, the Scilly Isles are at their best in the summer months. Cars are only allowed on the main island, St Mary’s, so if you’re looking for a peaceful traffic-free escape, some of the Scilly Isles’ other islands, such as Tresco or Bryher, are the place to go. Spend some of your holiday island hopping, keeping your eyes peeled for some of the native birds and other wildlife. In between discovering delightful spots such as Tresco Abbey Garden or the islands’ many galleries, leave some time for relaxing on one of the beautiful white sandy beaches for which the group of islands is justly famous.
For a great way to start and end your holiday, don’t forget to book your airport transfers to get you to the airport stress-free and in style in a beautiful chauffeur-driven Mercedes.