Press Releases
 
Kenya and Tanzania Among Favoured African Holiday Destinations: Poll

, 16 April 2018 -- Kenya and Tanzania are among the most popular choices of travellers if they had to pick a location in Africa to honeymoon or go on safari, according to the results of a new poll.

Kenya and Tanzania are among the most popular choices of travellers if they had to pick a location in Africa to honeymoon or go on safari, according to the results of a new poll.

The neighbouring countries in the enormous continent of 54 nations and territories emerged as the favourite of people who would plan a trip to Africa if they didn't have to worry about costs. That’s what a Google Surveys poll for UK-based travel firm Africa Odyssey found.

Altogether, 19.7% of respondents chose South Africa, 15.4% said they would be happy to holiday anywhere in Africa, 14.6% opted for Kenya, 9% for Tanzania and 4.5% wished they were in Zanzibar, famous for its pristine and white, sandy beaches.

The Natural Wonder of Africa

Respondents to the Africa Odyssey-organised survey, which was conducted online in the first week of April, were also asked what they would most like to do while on holiday in Africa. Most (48.3%) expressed a desire to see many of the incredible natural wonders the continent is so famous for.

These include the towering, snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, soaring up to 5,895 metres above sea level and the highest mountain in all of Africa, as well as the Serengeti Migration in Tanzania and Kenya and the thundering Victoria Falls on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Other poll respondents said they would like to go on safari in Africa (46.2%) while more said they would prefer to visit traditional villages out in the African countryside (27.8%) and 20.8% said they would like to do little other than laze on an African beach while on holiday on the continent and soak up the sun.

Off on an African Safari

As to where respondents would like to go on safari, most (44%) had heard of the Serengeti, which is mainly in Tanzania but parts extend into southern Kenya, followed by an awareness of Kruger National Park (43.2%), located in South Africa. Others (38.6%) knew of the Masai Mara in Kenya and 6.7% said they had heard of safaris in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.

What were respondents' expectations of what they would see on an African safari? Not surprisingly, most (39%) said it was the exotic wildlife, such as elephants, giraffes and lions; that was their idea of heading out into the African countryside and what they would encounter. Others (38.8%) said they thought an African safari was all about wide, open plains, while others had the notion of dining under a romantic canopy of trees (21.1%) and 10.8% thought the experience would be like something from the classic film Out of Africa.

Trust and Knowledge

Respondents said that if they were going on holiday in Africa, the values they would most appreciate in a travel firm would be solid local knowledge and contacts (52.9%), good prices (43.8%), clear communication (40.6%) and rapid responses to queries (24.6%). They would not visit Africa if they thought their tour company did not have enough experience in the region (43.2%), had a general lack of information about the destination (23.8%), had no knowledge of local languages or customs (22.7%) or if they believed they might not be able to get the food they liked (8.7%).

Marc Harris, director of Africa Odyssey, said the results of the survey showed a clear desire among people to visit Africa, but that there were many unknowns, and expertise was often required to soothe over any fears.

"We can see that a lot of people know that Africa is a tremendous place to visit, but it's also a continent that can be off-putting, due to lack of knowledge about the locals’ ways and customs," he said. "It's therefore up to travel firms such as ours that organise holidays to African countries to provide clear and precise information and support so people can go on the holiday of a lifetime."

Contact:
Marc Harris, Managing Director
Company: Africa Odyssey
Address: London, UK
Tel.: +44 (0) 20 8704 1216
Email:
Website: https://www.africaodyssey.com/

# # #


Submitted by suleman, suleman on Monday, 16 April 2018 at 10:34 PM
Category: Automotive & Travel
 
Related News

Find Best Morocco Destination Management Company To Plan Your Holiday Without Any Hassles
Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018

La differenza tra una rimappatura ed una centralina aggiuntiva
Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018

Discover a quieter side of Trat with a one-night stay in the fisherman’s village of Baan Laem
Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018

Expanding Automotive Industry Coupled with Growing FDI in development of Warehousing Infrastructure
Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018

Get Luxury Airport Transfer & Limo Hire For Business Events With This Melbourne Car Rental Service
Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018

Related Events

AutosPlus London 2018
Monday, 15 Oct 2018

CTI SYMPOSIUM GERMANY – automotive drivetrains, intelligent, electrified
Monday, 3 Dec 2018

Automotive Testing Expo Korea 2019 - Seoul, South Korea - 6-8 March
Wednesday, 6 Mar 2019

Latest News

Antihypertensive Drugs Market Competitive Strategies And Forecasts to 2023
Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

Internal Communications - The Marketer's Friend
Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

Specimen Validity Test (SVT) Reagents Market 2025
Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy Market Size, Share & Trend | Industry Analysis Report, 2020
Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

Boom Trucks Market size, Industry Share, Market players and Forecast to 2025
Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

 
Want to get your press releases, event listings, and job ads on Scoopasia? Register now for a FREE account or login if you already have one!
Scoopasia v1.0b. Copyright © 2018
Today is Thursday, 20 September 2018

About Scoopasia | FAQ | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Press Releases
Event Listings
Job Listings
Arts & Entertainment
Architecture & Construction
Automotive & Travel
Business
Consumer Technology
Economy
Education
Enterprise Technology
Food & Fashion
Government & Policy
Health Care & Medical
Legal/Law
News & Media
Religion
Science & Research
Sports & Fitness
Login / Register
Get Scoopasia through RSS Feeds & Email Notifications!


Journalist's Toolbox
Hello journalist, welcome to Scoopasia--a powerful online resource for media information in Asia. Scoopasia has press releases and media events for every beat and industry. All content on Scoopasia is 100% FREE. You don't even need to login!

  • Scoop Line
    (Instant Information Request)
    The easiest way to ask questions and request information from the PR community.


  • Advanced Search
    Drill down, dig deep, for media information the way you want it.

  • Journalist's Resources
    Resources and tools you can't do without.

  • PR Tools
    Scoopasia Blog Search
    Search the largest handpicked collection of Asia's most prominent and influential blogs.


    Resources
  • PR Bookmarks
  • Web 2.0 Bookmarks
  • Media Bookmarks

    More Coming Soon...

  • Upcoming Events
  • International Symposium Mayo Clinic Model of Care
  • 33rd Annual Congress of the Europ. Assoc. of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology
  • Meditate Heal Relax Retreat
  • 3rd Biennial Arthroplasty Disaster International Conference
  • GRIT for Women in Medicine: Growth, Resilience, Inspiration, and Tenacity

  • Latest Jobs
    Sorry, there are currently no entries posted here.