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Top 10 countries to visit in 2016

27 Apr 2016

Here are the top 10 countries to visit as voted for The Telegraph Travel Awards 2015-16. All long haul destinations but each with their own intrinsic attractions and charms and every one of them provides wonderful inspiration for that next holiday!

1st Place – New Zealand

Voted number one country to visit for the fourth year in a row.

2nd Place – Maldives

An idyllic tropical island retreat.

3rd Place – South Africa

A perennial favourite with a wonderful combination of experiences on offer.

4th Place – Japan

A welcoming, safe and very, very different country.

5th – Burma

Now so popular, you need to book your trip well in advance.

6th – Australia

Always popular, warm winters, excellent food and wine, lots to see and do.

7th – Seychelles

Beautiful sandy  beaches, excellent accommodation. Not a cheap destination but well worth it.

8th – Tanzania

A spectacular country perfect for an African safari – the Serengeti Plain, Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro crater are big attractions.

9th – Namibia

A country of barren, iconic beauty – desert dunes and the Skeleton Coast.

10th – Botswana

A great safari destination with contrasts between the Kalahari Desert, home to lions, leopards and cheetahs and the wetlands of the Okavango Delta which teems with wildlife.

We love travel and these top 10 countries to visit fill us with excitement as they are all great destinations. Ask Ultimate Destinations for more information or indeed, inspiration and let us help you plan a holiday of lifetime. We are an independent travel agent which means we are free to find you the very best holiday possible both in terms of quality and cost.  Call us on 01923 284148 today or send an email to – we will be delighted to hear from you.

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