Known as one of the best country parks in Kenya, Maasai Mara offers wide range of safaris – hot air balloons, walking, photographing… The reserve, along with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, forms Africa’s most diverse eco-system. The best time to visit is between July and October because of the wildebeest migration, famous as one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World” and also known as The World Cup of Wildlife. You can witness it during a special safari, of course. Even if you go off season, the number of animals you’ll see – from zebras and giraffes to lions, elephants and leopards – is incredible.
With or without official restrictions – a lot fewer after the large Caribbean island and the U.S. renewed diplomatic relations – visiting is easy. And once you do, the options of wild adventures seem endless – cave and scuba diving, rock climbing, hiking (epic peaks and steep climbs in Cuba!), and dancing in the famous Havana salsa clubs. Locals say that to see the “soul” of Cuba you have to visit the “Oriente,” which is the region east of Camagüey. You’ll see many historic sites, propaganda billboards and political thirsts. Some of the country’s most beautiful beaches are there as well.
This is the last year to see the Northern Lights for another 11 years. We are at the beginning of the cycle which means that solar eruptions are less frequent. They can still happen anytime, creating powerful aurora, but they are unpredictable. So if seeing the Lights is on your bucket list, reorganize it and plan for 2016. One of the best places to go is Tromsø, Norway – you can see the natural phenomenon for more than 250 nights a year. Go on an aurora-chasing snowmobile or a bus tour. Greenland is another hot spot where you can see the dancing Northern Lights. Early fall is a good time to go. The best place to view them is the airport settlement of Kangerlussuaq. If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, the best time to see the Lights is between September and mid-April because the nights then are very dark. Many visitors go on guided tours as opposed to drive by themselves, to make sure they don’t miss anything.
If you are looking for adventure, look no further than Peru’s Sacred Valley. Take a risk and go rock climbing, horseback riding, zip lining and surfing. Take one of the Sacred Valley tours; go see the historical Pisac Ruins and Ollantaytambo Ruins. Bring your camera to The Salinas, as you will grasp sight of whole Cuzco area. Then, go hiking on the Classic Inca Trail and trek to Machu Picchu. Visit the Inca Bridge and the Paucarcancha Ruins.