Suggested itineraries in December

Experience a thrilling and vibrant Christmas on the African continent where Father Christmas is more likely to be seen on water-skies than on a sleigh! December is a really exciting month to visit Southern Africa with peak season in full flow. This is in contrast to the safari hot spots where the peak season is traditionally in the winter months due to the better game viewing conditions. Having said that, December is a really fun month to travel to Southern Africa and whilst the bush in the more northerly countries (Botswana, Northern Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia) tend to be quieter, they still have exceptional birdlife and the landscapes are awash with young antelope, colourful birds, wild flowers and brightly-coloured butterflies. The rains in Mozambique have begun, although these tend to be short, sharp downfalls in the late afternoon followed almost immediately by clear skies and sunshine. All in all, a fabulous place to escape the European winter and immerse yourself in a sunshine Christmas!

>> Read our blog: How to say Merry Christmas in 26 different languages

South Africa with the Kids: A Zero Jet Lag Family Holiday

Grootbos Hermanus South Africa 46

11 days from £3,870

Exploring the world through children’s eyes can be a magical experience and South Africa is an absolutely fantastic family holiday...

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Gourmet South Africa: Cape, Winelands & Garden Route

The Dostdy Eastern Cape South Africa 10

14 days from £4,100

One of the best ways to get to know South Africa is by sampling its local specialities and remarkable wines...

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Self-drive South Africa: An Epic Road Trip

South Africa Self Drive South Africa 2 3

10 days from £2,195

Experience all the romance and adventure of an epic road trip, whilst staying in the lap of luxury as you...

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Beach, Wildlife & Waterfalls - An epic holiday to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia & Mozambique

Tongabezi Lodge Victoria Falls Zambia52

16 days from £10,245

If you have time on your hands and are seeking an unforgettable African adventure which leaves no stone unturned, look...

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From Namibia to South Africa - Whales, Dunes, Shipwrecks & Wildlife

Namibia Hoanib Skeleton Coast Skeleton Coast Namibia 6

13 days from £10,240

Take a spectacular coastal expedition beginning in Namibia at the greatest dunes on Earth in Sossusvlei and ending along the...

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An African Extravaganza: Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Mozambique

Matetsi River Lodge Victoria Falls Zimbabwe27

22 days from £13,385

This once-in-a-lifetime holiday is a celebration of Africa’s most prized hotspots. A sweeping journey from the highest dunes in Africa...

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- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
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- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
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- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
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From our Instagram

"They've spotted us!" 🦒 #OkavangoDelta in #Botswana
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One of the most sought-after wilderness destinations in the world. Reigning over 15,000 Square kilometers of land - there's no wonder that its home to 200 different species of mammals!
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If you'd like to be in with the chance of spotting one of these for yourselves, get in touch to start planning your safari adventure! 📸 @ravalli1 @mlabgol @mo_naser 
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As the year begins to draw in, here at Ampersand HQ we've been thinking about where our adventures in 2020 will be, but where will be yours? 🌍
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Will it be on the soft white sand beaches of #Cambodia @songsaaprivateisland, indulging in the colourful cuisine of #Vietnam, rejuvenating at @vanajourney, #India, hiding away beneath the #okavangodelta or exploring the endless shrines and Temples found in #Japan...
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It's never too early to start planning! For inspiration, get in touch with one of our experts today to start your 2020 adventure.
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'Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever' 🙏
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Today, 2nd October 2019, marks 150 years of celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. The celebration of Gandhi Jayanti is observed in India as a national holiday, where ceremonies and tributes are conducted across the nation.
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If you would like to celebrate this special time of year in India, do get in touch and let us help you plan a trip for 2020. 🇮🇳
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Wander through the bustling fruit and vegetable markets in #Pondicherry to experience the true essence of #TamilNadu 🇮🇳🥬🍎
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A team of Ampersander's have officially landed in #Rajasthan. First stop, the Capital - #Jaipur 💗
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Also known as the Pink City because of its trademark colour throughout, its hard to miss a picture perfect moment in front of one of Jaipur's landmark doorways.
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For more inspiration and to follow the teams journey through the Golden Triangle, keep an eye over on our Instagram stories and get in touch if you want to begin your trip!
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✨Beautiful Udaipur✨
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A pleasure palace built in the 1700s, the location for Octopussy and many a love story, @tajlakepalace is so magical, you can’t quite believe your eyes
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📸 @the_adventuresofus during their whirlwind tour of India 🧡🇮🇳
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Glide down #ThePerfumeRiver to experience #Hue’s scenery, passing mausoleums as you go 🍃🌿
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📸 Beautifully captured by @soaipham
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🇨🇳 Drift down the #LijiangRiver while touring #China with us to find yourself surrounded by towering karst mountains, mirror-still waterways and sunsets like this 🌅
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💧#WaAle is calling our name this Monday
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Set on a secluded island in the #MerguiArchipelago, this eco resort makes for the perfect tropical escape
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If you’re also tempted by these shots of the aquamarine #AndamanSea, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to start planning your trip!
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