While it’s clear most of us want to unplug on our travels, recent research reveals Instagram travel inspiration is unlikely to stop in 2017.
Capture yourself on camera and lose yourself in our list of top ten selfie locations for 2017.
Lesotho is the only country in the world which has all its land lying at altitudes in excess of 1,500 metres above sea-level – its scenery so stunning it has to take our number one slot. For ultimate selfie status, snap yourself atop a pony used by the local Basotho herdsman before trekking across Malealea’s mountainous “hair raising” trails.
Swaziland’s Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is just begging to be explored by mountain bike. Filled with plains game including zebra and impala, you should definitely stop to take that Zelfie (Zebra & you) en route.
Head for Swakopmund in Namibia, the country securing the number two spot on Lonely Planet’s Best Value Countries To Visit in 2017! Plummeting out of a plane above the Atlantic Ocean and Namib Desert is an essential bucket list experience and a sky-selfie will definitely earn you extra kudos on Instagram. Filled with more than one jaw dropping location you’ll want to have a dune moment all to yourself in Sossusvlei, this sandy seventh heaven prime selfie territory for the “digital detoxer.”
According to one Amsterdam-based production company, it seems the addictive nature the selfie has gone truly wild. While filming during one of their treks, a young mountain gorilla grabbed the camera and took the first ever mountain gorilla selfie. Trekking across Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has to be one of the world’s ultimate wildlife experiences, and being just ten metres away from the silverback and his band, you won’t want to miss out on a gelfie!
Cape Town also got a shout out on Lonely Planet’s Top Cities To Visit in 2017. The ultimate vantage point for this city selfie has to be Table Mountain. You’ll capture a breathtaking view of the cosmopolitan metropolis from above and the final shot will undoubtedly take your selfie status to new heights. For a selfie that rocks – experts suggest, “Hiking up Lion’s Head during the full moon to experience the sun setting across the ocean and the moon rising above the mountains.”
Nobody wants to play at being a spectator in their chosen destination and in Botswana’s Okavango Delta (you can get a hands on appreciation of local life by pitching in and poling your own mokoro. A good sense of balance is a must, and just in case, perhaps a waterproof iPhone 7.
Go up, up and away on hot air balloon flight over the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. For this one you’d be best advised to take a selfie stick to ensure your photo shows off much more of the game reserve’s impressive landscape. Leaving at dawn you’ll be basking in some brilliant hues of yellow, orange and red and you can put the finishing touches to your selfie at the champagne breakfast. (We advise you to pre-book this activity before your departure).
The Victoria Falls is in full flow from February to May. A rain jacket is a must as you’re bound to get wet. A safer bet if you want to stay dry, on every full moon the Victoria Falls rainforest re-opens in the evening for special tours to witness the mystical magic of the lunar rainbow. You will have to time this trip to perfection, as there’s only a four-day window (from a day before to two days after full moon), but there’s good news as we offer a three day Victoria Falls Adventure with daily departures. Our secret selfie tip: set your camera to long exposure.
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