8. ETHIOPIA

Sunday Tribune - - TRAVEL -

An­other African des­ti­na­tion mak­ing trav­ellers’ wish-lists is Ethiopia. Con­sider the route from Ad­dis Abba to Axum and back, ex­plor­ing the Simien Moun­tains Na­tional Park, a UN Ed­u­ca­tional, Sci­en­tific and Cul­tural Or­gan­i­sa­tion World Her­itage site, and guided hik­ing ex­cur­sions around Lake Tana to wit­ness the Blue Nile Falls.

9. ITALY

Italy will cel­e­brate the 500th an­niver­sary of artist Leonardo da Vinci’s death on May 2 and there will be a host of cel­e­bra­tions. A pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion among South Africans, there are still plenty of places to ex­plore out­side the ma­jor cities, from Tus­cany to Ca­pal­bio.

10. PATAG­O­NIA (AR­GENTINA)

De­mand for G Ad­ven­tures’ trips to Ar­gentina has been steadily ris­ing over the past five years. Trekksoft re­ports one in five peo­ple plans to take health and well-be­ing trips, so this is just the place to try one. Ar­gentina on July 2 will be treated to a so­lar eclipse.

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