Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is a rich tapestry of cultures, religions, flavors, and landscapes. The magnificent, flat-topped Table Mountain may be the star—and one of the most stunning hiking trails in the world—but it’s far from the only scenic spot. Case in point: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Point Nature Reserve, and Green Point Urban Park. Of course, the Mother City is more than natural beauty, it’s also steeped in history. Bo-Kaap is dotted with colorful facades washed in shades of lilac, lime, magenta, and turquoise. And Robben Island, the former prison where Nelson Mandela served the majority of his sentence, is now a memorial and museum.
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Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park, in northern Tanzania, is known for its massive annual migration of wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras. It’s also (arguably) the most famous safari destination in the world. Each year, this spectacular setting draws upwards of 350,000 visitors to its grassy plains, savanna, hills, crocodile-infested rivers, and woodlands. And when it comes to accommodation, there are plenty of options inside the park, from luxury lodges to rustic and more budget-friendly campsites. Don’t miss these 11 unforgettable bucket list trips that won’t break the bank.