A research study released today has found that both Australian men and women chose Africa’s wilderness, wildlife and natural wonders as their top three absolute must experiences…
A research study released today has found that both Australian men and women chose Africa’s wilderness, wildlife and natural wonders as their top three absolute must experiences. Next on the list for women were Africa’s beaches and islands whilst men preferred to explore Africa’s deserts. 41.3% of women said they absolutely must experience Africa’s beach and islands versus 41.3% of men who chose Africa’s desert as one of their top experiences in Africa.
Against traditional expectations, Australian women want to go beyond the usual holiday and explore remote areas with 45.6% choosing fly in and fly out safaris as an absolute must and 50.5% chose luxury tented camps as their preferred accommodation. Australian males rated remote bush camps the highest at 61.8% and 55% of men also chose luxury tented camps as an absolute must experience in Africa.
The survey was conducted by Encompass Africa, a new to market boutique travel company specialising in tailor-made African and Indian Ocean Islands travel.
Jonathon Wilson, Director of Encompass Africa said ‘Africa is the perfect destination for couples to experience – and it isn’t difficult to cater for both sexes. There are outstanding areas of natural beauty abundant with wildlife easily accessible by road or light aircraft with comfort and luxury never compromised.’
‘In all of my years working in the industry in Africa and the UK, the number one most frequently requested itinerary was for two week holidays or honeymoons that incorporated safari style experiences (jeep, walking, boating and horseback safaris), a combination of accommodation (luxury, remote and classic safari camps to boutique hotels, luxury lodges and guest houses) and of course an island getaway either to Mauritius, Seychelles and more recently, Mozambique and its stunning island archipelagos.’
Africa looks set to impress with 51.5% of respondents choosing it as their number one dream holiday location.
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