One of the benefits of the digital nomad lifestyle is that you have ultimate freedom when it comes to traveling. You decide on the ratio work versus travel as all you need is an internet connection to make a living. Since you can’t be working all the time, here are three adventures you should do while living as a digital nomad.
Go on a safari
Going on a safari is one of those adventures every traveler has on its bucket list. One of the best places to go on a safari is Africa, as this is the place where you can look for lions in the savannah grass, see giraffes eating from the acacia trees or seeing the large migration of wildebeest with your own eyes.
Best place to go?
If you only go to Africa to go on a safari, I dare to recommend Kenya or Tanzania. Here, you move from lodge to lodge and the chance to see the big 5 is almost 100%. Moreover, you travel through very varied landscapes. Masai Mara is not comparable with Tsavo East and wildlife spotting with the Kilimanjaro in the background is magical. You can spend the night in all categories and price ranges. From a simple tent to the most luxurious lodge (although that can also be a super deluxe tent). From a few euros to thousands of euros per night.
Another great destination is South Africa, a good option is you want to add some more experiences to your safari. Kruger Park is your best option to see the big five, while Cape Town is a great place for digital nomads and exploring the region.
When to go?
Between July and October, you can experience a unique spectacle in Kenya: the annual migration of zebras and wildebeest takes place during these dry months, with awesome herds of these animals roaring across the plain.
The dry period between January and March is also perfect for a safari: due to the drought, large numbers of animals gather together at lakes and rivers.
Also in South Africa, it is best to go on safari during the dry season, which runs here from June to September. However, you can also go to South Africa outside this period because the roads here are relatively well maintained and are less affected by the rainy season.
Visit Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is one of the seven modern wonders of the world and that means that the site gets around a million tourists every year. The mountain at the end of the Hiram Bingham ‘highway’ lies on the edge of the Peruvian jungle and was well preserved for years. Only in 1911, when Hiram Bingham set up an expedition for Yale University, the wealth of the city came to light.
How to get there?
Most people visit Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, located 110 km from Cusco and at an altitude of 2000 m. There are 2 ways to travel to Aguas Calientes, bus or train, and from there you can travel to Machu Picchu in different ways. A third option, however, is to hike the Inca trail to Aguas Calientes.
The archaeological site of Machu Picchu is located at an altitude of 2400 m and 8 km from Aguas Calientes. It takes about an hour and a half to walk from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. You first walk along the road and the river, but once you have crossed the river you follow a narrow, sometimes slippery path through lush green surroundings. Another option is to take the bus up to Machu Picchu.
When to go?
Peru has two seasons: from November to March is the rainy season and from April to October is the dry season. It is never completely dry in the Andes, but in the dry months, it is more likely that you can visit the hotspot without an umbrella. Machu Picchu is the busiest in the high season in June, July and August. It is then unlikely that you will find a moment in the day when you can take a picture without tourists in the picture. The months of April, May, and October, November are best if you want to avoid the crowds and the worst rain.
Explore Australia’s outback
Australia is big, huge. It is almost impossible to see the entire country properly in a few weeks. One of the best experiences you have in the outback. Freely translated “the interior” or “remote area”. It is certainly remote, there are only a few (main) roads running through the outback. This huge desert-like area only has a few towns and roadhouses along the way. The immense outback covers nearly three-quarters of all of Australia, with portions in the states of Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, and South Australia. The most famous part of Australia’s outback is the “Red Center”, the region famous for its red-colored sand and rocks, including the Ayers Rock. This part is located in the southern desert region of the Northern Territory and is one of the best places to see the real Australia.
When to go?
The Outback is the red, dry heart of Australia. It seldom rains in this region. Therefore, there is no rainy season and a dry season. The temperature determines the best travel time. In the summer (roughly from November to April) it is unbearably hot in the Outback during the day. Temperatures in excess of forty degrees are the rule rather than the exception.
In winter it is a lot more pleasant. It can get very cold at night, but the temperature is well tolerated during the day. An additional advantage is that there are a lot fewer flies in the winter than in the summer.
How to explore?
In the various Outbacks, you can ake several road trips through the beautiful landscape of Australia, since there are possibilities to drive thousands of kilometers in every direction. As far as I’m concerned, one thing is certain: if you are in the desert regions of Australia, you go back-2-basics and feel yourself at one with nature in no time.
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