Over 50s specialist, Saga Holidays, launches its new 2013 holidays this week, introducing a tour to the undiscovered African country of Mozambique.
With its beautiful beaches, fascinating wildlife and diverse history, this former Portuguese colony is just finding its way onto the tourism radar. Highlights include the historic city of Maputo, set on the edge of the Indian Ocean with architecture and culture influenced by years of Portuguese colonialism. And who could miss the chance to see the great Limpopo River, hero of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, which flows through Southern Africa to Mozambique?
Saga has introduced the Transfrontier Trail: Mozambique to Kruger. This fascinating 12 night tour includes a stay in Maputo, three nights in Bilene beside a saltwater lagoon on the Indian Ocean, and onward to explore the natural beauty of the remote Greater Limpopo Transfrontier and Kruger National Parks. This tour also includes a sunset safari in Letaba, an optional deep sea fishing trip in Bilene, and the chance to get back to nature as the final five nights are spent in comfortable safari tents in the national parks. Prices start from £2799 per person.
Mozambique is not the only surprising new arrival to Saga’s 2013 portfolio; other exotic hot spots include Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Kerala, Malawi and Zambia, all featured within Saga’s Travellers World brochure.
Some of the new holidays for 2013 include:
Spirit of Cambodia and Laos
This enchanting 14 night tour will take visitors on a journey to experience the unique and contrasting cultures of Cambodia and Laos. Explore serene and rural villages, the ancient temples of Angkor, and the French colonial cities of Vientiane and Luang Prabang. Prices start from £2399 per person.
Furama Resort Danang, Vietnam
A luxurious tropical retreat, Furama Resort is situated on the world famous Danang beach and is just a stone’s throw from several UNESCO World Heritage sites. This 8 night package includes two excursions; one taking in the architecture, landmarks, museums and the world’s finest sculpture collection in Vietnam’s third largest city, Danang. Another excursion visits the stunning mountains and rivers surrounding the city. Prices start from £1449 per person.
Soul of Kerala
One of the most beautiful parts of India, Kerala, offers an array of beautiful scenery and fascinating wildlife. This fascinating 12 night tour includes a cruise through the Kerala backwaters and three nights on a charming houseboat reserved exclusively for Saga customers. Other highlights include visits to a wildlife sanctuary at Periyar and tea and spice plantations, and three nights relaxing on the tropical Malabar coast. Prices start from £2199 per person.
A Last Great Wilderness – Zambia and Malawi
Discover the many bird and animal species of the African wilderness on this 12 night tour which combines an exciting Zambian safari with a relaxing ‘beach-style’ break on the shores of Lake Malawi. Prices start from £2999 per person.
Discovering the world with Saga Holidays offers the added comfort of an organised tour which has been experienced and researched by Saga staff, with knowledgeable tour managers, comfortable accommodation and many excursions included in the price. On all the Travellers World holidays above, customers also enjoy the benefit of Saga’s VIP door-to-door travel service which gives customers a choice between chauffeur service to the airport or, if they prefer to drive themselves, complimentary parking at the airport, wherever they live in mainland UK.
All Saga Holidays are also covered by the Saga Promise. If Saga Holidays reduces the price of a holiday once it has been confirmed, the value of the saving will automatically be passed on to anyone who has already booked, ensuring that early bookers never miss out.