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Travelling in January

Explore below to discover the best travel experiences in January. Explore below to discover the best travel experiences in January.
Explore below to discover the best travel experiences in January. Explore below to discover the best travel experiences in January.
Where to Visit in January
We've selected some the best destinations to explore in January. Embark on inspiration. When you are ready, our travel experts are on hand to match your travel aspirations to a unique blend of places and experiences.We've selected some the best destinations to explore in January. Embark on inspiration. When you are ready, our travel experts are on hand to match your travel aspirations to a unique blend of places and experiences.
Cape Town Sunset Portrait Tobias Reich Unsplash
Cape Town Sunset Portrait Tobias Reich Unsplash
Enjoy Glorious Weather in the Cape
January is high summer in South Africa; from Cape Town through the gorgeous winelands all the way along the scenic Garden Route. The perfect antidote to a northern hemisphere winter.
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Southern Patagonia Istock 511281025
Discover Chilean Patagonia
January is in the middle of Patagonia’s summer, so although there is still snow on the peaks, it’s an unbeatable time for hiking. Trek mountain trails, cross a glacier on foot, and kayak on lakes and rivers whilst admiring pristine landscapes.
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Istock 1140104805
Great Value in Botswana
The 'green season' brings great value for money and fewer travellers. African showers turn the landscape into a tapestry of green. Herds of birthing plains game are followed by predators provide action packed safaris, and the birding is excellent.
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Photographing Penguin Istock 95265562 By Keithszafranski
Photographing Penguin Istock 95265562 By Keithszafranski
Antarctica by Land, Air and Sea
The world’s least explored continent must be seen from every angle. In January the sun barely sets, so it’s the ideal time to sail beside whale, walk through penguin colonies on the beaches, and witness the mighty albatross soar.
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Blue Macaw Pantanal Brazil
Blue Macaw Pantanal Brazil
Brilliant Birding in Pantanal
When the rains arrive in Brazilian Pantanal - the world’s largest tropical wetland - the birds are in their element. More than 1,000 species - resident and migrant - have been recorded, including hyacinth macaw and crowned solitary eagle.
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Zebras Kalahari Botswana Istock 1254119546
Zebra Migration in the Kalahari Desert
Hundreds of thousands of zebra gather on the Serengeti’s short grass plains ready to act as a giant lawnmower, eating the longer tough grasses before the million following wildebeest.
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Volcanoes Costa Rica Istock 1403107653
Two Faces of Costa Rica
January is our favourite time to visit Costa Rica, as you can combine the natural treasures of the rainforest with the laidback delights of the beach. Temperatures are warm and there’s little rain on the Pacific coast.
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Shoebill Bird Uganda Istock 1162291981
Unmatched birding in Uganda
If you’re a keen birder, you’ll already know that Uganda is one of East Africa’s birding hotspot with more than 1,030 recorded species. Visit in January to see shoebill, green breasted pitta, African green broadbill, and more.
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Easter Island Moai Statue Istock 466024975
Explore Easter Island
Volcanic Easter Island is famed for its mysterious moai, but there’s far more to the island than the stone heads. In January you can hike, bike, and even scuba dive on the coral reef. There’s even a moai under the sea!
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Snow Leopard Posing In The Snowy Outdoors Istock 186723473 Small
Snow Leopard Posing In The Snowy Outdoors Istock 186723473 Small
Spot Snow Leopards in India
Your best chance of encountering the elusive snow leopard is in Ladakh, in the Indian Himalayas.The best time is during the winter months, from January to March, when it is truly a winter wonderland and the cats are found hunting on the lower slopes.
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Canoe Boat Safari With Elephant Chongwe River Camp
Canoe Boat Safari With Elephant Chongwe River Camp
Emerald season in Zambia
Make the most of the wet season in Zambia by taking to the water. Kayaking on the Zambezi, the Kafue, or the Luangwa Rivers in the early morning is the best way to see birds, and nothing is more romantic than a river boat cruise as the sun goes down.
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Gorillas In The Virunga Mountains Rwanda Ss By Onyx9
Gorillas In The Virunga Mountains Rwanda Ss By Onyx9
Track Gorilla and Chimpanzee
Start the year with some family time, getting to know your closest primate relatives better! The mountain gorilla are the biggest draw in Uganda and Rwanda, but we also adore watching the more active chimpanzee, who build their nests high in the trees.
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Iguazu Falls Istock 636343524 By Espiegle
Iguazu Falls Istock 636343524 By Espiegle
Powerful Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil. The river is in full spate during the rains in January, so the falls are at their fullest and most impressive. The neighbouring parks and lodges are relatively quiet.
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Ubuntu South Migration
Ubuntu South Migration
Migration in the Southern Serengeti
In January the Great Migration - the world’s most spectacular movement of animals - settles in the plains of the southern Serengeti. Travel now to Tanzania to see the herds of zebra and wildebeest, and the predators following in their wake.
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Trip Ideas for January
Every itinerary we create is tailored to your interests and preferences. These handcrafted, luxury experiences, curated by our travel specialist, offer a glimpse into the possibilities when you travel with Journeysmiths in January.Every itinerary we create is tailored to your interests and preferences. These handcrafted, luxury experiences, curated by our travel specialist, offer a glimpse into the possibilities when you travel with Journeysmiths in January.
Guest Tent Duba Plains Camp
Guest Tent Duba Plains Camp
Explore Desert and Delta
Ultimate Luxury Botswana Safari
From the pristine wilderness of Linyanti, to the glistening floodplains of the Okavango Delta, and beyond to the shimmering salt flats of Makgadikgadi - this Botswana safari will leave you with incredible memories from beginning to end. Experience the diverse ecosystems and wildlife Botswana has to offer in this epic journey from plains, to delta to desert.
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Mokoro Exporation From Xigera Safari Lodge
Mokoro Exporation From Xigera Safari Lodge
Botswana and Cape Town Trip Idea
Safari and City in Ultimate Luxury
Travel across Southern Africa in complete luxury, staying at some of the most exclusive properties on the continent. With every single detail taken care of by exceptional guides and staff at each location, you can concentrate on what really matters - immersing yourself in an exclusive African safari experience.
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Main Lodge Pool With Elephant Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
Main Lodge Pool With Elephant Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
South Africa Trip Idea
Malaria Free South Africa
The only country able to offer malaria-free safaris, South Africa is a wonderful choice for many looking for a luxury safari experience. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife on offer in some of the most exclusive private reserves, before exploring cosmopolitan Cape Town, where the glamour of the city meets the rugged outdoors.
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Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Kenya Trip Idea
Kenya Safari and Beach Adventure
Merge thrilling safari experiences amid iconic wildlife-rich landscapes with tranquil beachfront relaxation along the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, creating an unforgettable journey of contrasts and indulgence.
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Mountain Gorilla In Rwanda Istock 154952227
Rwanda Trip Idea
Rwanda and Tanzania
Experience a safari holiday like no other, with a journey across the remarkable landscapes of Rwanda and Tanzania. Be captivated by big game, search for primates in the rainforest, enjoy spectacular birdwatching and see the epic migration of wildebeest and plains game - all in one unforgettable trip you will regale for a lifetime.
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Atacama Chile Ss
Atacama Chile Ss
Chile Trip Idea
Epic Chile Adventure
Experience the unbelievable diversity of Chile, on an epic one month long adventure. From shimmering glaciers and aquamarine lakes, to jagged mountain peaks and mars-like deserts - immerse yourself in countless spectacular vistas, while enjoying the rich wildlife on offer.
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Table Mountan Hike Cape Town Istock 1216765189
Table Mountan Hike Cape Town Istock 1216765189
South Africa Family Trip Idea
South Africa Family Safari
See the splendour of South Africa as a family on this exclusive safari. Spend your days exploring captivating Cape Town, enjoying the delights of the Winelands and on safari, seeking out the abundant wildlife that roams the wilderness. No matter your age, this iconic safari will leave you with memories for a lifetime.
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Lion Mother Of Notches Rongai Pride With Cub In Masai Mara Kenya Ss Maggy Meyer
Lion Mother Of Notches Rongai Pride With Cub In Masai Mara Kenya Ss Maggy Meyer
Kenya Family Trip Idea
Family Safari in Kenya
From the iconic Masai Mara to the awe-inspiring Laikipia, explore Kenya as a family. Witness breathtaking wildlife and immerse yourselves in rich traditions for an unforgettable adventure in a land where the untamed wilderness thrives alongside vibrant cultures.
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Elephants In Tanzania Ss
Elephants In Tanzania Ss
Tanzania Family Trip Idea
Tanzania Family Safari
Create memories of a lifetime together on an epic family safari in Tanzania. Witness the endless, game-filled plains of the Serengeti, explore the natural wonder of the Ngorongoro Crater and experience the magnificent wildlife in Tarangire.
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