European languages borrowed the word “safari” from Swahili. At first, it meant exotic hunting in Africa. Nowadays, safari is most often a detailed inspection of the reserve. But no one will say that they took a safari tour of Saxon Switzerland or the Lake District of Britain. This word still means, first of all, a trip to the African continent.
Where to go on a safari for the first time is not an idle question for a European. Each of the African countries is not like Europe, but each in its own way. The climate, infrastructure, prices for tourist services, food, medicine, hygiene standards, the danger of meeting pathogens of exotic diseases can be strikingly different. Continue reading
New Zealand is one of the farthest corners of the planet, which many travelers want to visit. In addition to the world famous hot springs, geysers and acid lakes, as well as the extraordinary landscapes of the Tongariro volcanic massif, this country is attracted by the mysterious world of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Tours to places related to the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece are immensely popular with tourists around the world. This phenomenon has already been dubbed Tolkien Tourism and has become an important part of the New Zealand entertainment industry. Continue reading
To be honest, the pandemic announced in the spring broke vacation plans for thousands of people. And it hit hard on the economy of tourist countries.
By the end of the summer, when the situation had stabilized somewhat, the leaders of the world tourism industry began to make active attempts to “save the season” by opening their countries to tourist visits and offering unprecedentedly favorable conditions for high-class recreation. Continue reading