Scientists now claim, watching the BBC TV series Planet Earth for just five minutes has a feel-good effect on our inner psyche, so imagine what a two week trip to Africa can do. The research findings suggest viewing nature triggers positive emotions that are known to lead to increased well-being and physical health.
All the more reason to book a seat on our 14-day Southern Africa Magic small group safari. Getting you even closer to the wilds of Africa, the itinerary includes walking safaris in Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park, Botswana’s Okavango Delta and South Africa’s Polokwane Game Reserve.
You’ll also visit the Victoria Falls National Park (Zimbabwe home to some of the best vantage points), and en route to the Kruger you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at the spectacular Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels rock formation – a free digital detox courtesy of Mother Nature.
Of course, when not in Africa – binge watching Planet Earth II could come a close second best! Our top tip, catch a glimpse of the sequel to the BBC’s Bafta and Emmy-winning 2001 series, as the first episode features a large pod of bottlenose dolphins surfing along giant rollers on the South African coast – Bliss…