By Kristof Eyckmans on Jan 21, 2021 in Adventure Travel, Africa, Alaska, Asia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Featured, India, Indonesia, North America, Regions, South Africa, Speciality Travel, USA
By now most of us have become so eager to travel that we would even consider taking dodgy low cost carriers and indulge in all-day buffets without any hesitation or thought. Talking about lowering our standards just to get out of our pandemic routine. Personally, I’ve been trying to cope just by planning ahead and dream about all the adventures and luxury experiences we’ve been putting on hold ever since this madness started.
Most of the experiences that are reoccurring in these dreams involve wildlife and luxury accommodations, but the latter shouldn’t be a surprise. Yes, I’m a fan of wildlife and nature in general (don’t get me wrong, I can still enjoy a good old concrete metropolis too) and I’m surely not the only one. When did it start? I don’t really know, but I’m convinced my early trips to the Galapagos Islands almost 30 years ago (before the large crowds arrived) and the Masai Mara must have something to do with it. Luck was on my side when I visited the mountain gorillas in early 2020 right before the pandemic paralysed the whole world, and it reminds me of the fact that we shouldn’t wait too long to take those amazing wildlife trips we’ve been planning for what seems like a lifetime. Hence why I made a list of wildlife experiences which you should definitely consider once we’re living back in pre-covid ages.
Mountain gorillas in Virunga NP, DRC