The world is on its knees as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Many people have been locked down working in their homes or probably not doing anything at all. Nations have banned any unnecessary local and international travel to curb the spread of the virus. You could be taking time with your family at home to bond during your free time. We don’t know how long this may last. Life has become monotonous and you are wondering whether you have an opportunity to get out of the house at least for a while. Some countries in Africa are not on total lockdown. This presents an opportunity for you to travel locally, though, in a limited way. Below are a few options you can consider to unwind during this challenging time:

  1. Picnic by the Riverside

This is probably one of the most exciting ways to catch a fresh breath after a period of an extended stay in the house. All you need to do is to pack enough food and snacks and get ready for the day. The sound of a flowing river can be very refreshing to the body and mind. Remember that the bottom line is to maintain hygiene and minimize close contact with people. How about washing your hands with water from the same river! Be sure to choose an appropriate safe venue for your picnic where you can also play some games with your family.

2. Hiking

climbers hiking through mountain peak during daytime

Group Hike

Working from home for a long time can make you neglect physical activity because the environment may not be conducive. You can take some time to go for weekends hikes. Choose a hill or a mountain with a relatively flat terrain to accommodate the children. If they have never gone for a hike, introduce them now. You can also play some fun games such as football, and rope skipping on site. 

3. Local Road Trips

white Jeep SUV on gray rocky road during daytime

Daytime Road Trip

This is an appropriate time to explore your area. You must plan for your journey appropriately to avoid any inconveniences. Road trips give you the flexibility of discoveries that you have never thought of. Additionally, they provide educational opportunities for your children, where they learn matters to do with nature and the environment.

4. Nature walks

Africa is full of fun-filled nature walk destinations. Check out if the famous national reserves and forests are operating. These may provide a fantastic opportunity for you and your family to stretch and relax after an extended stay at home. Ensure that you carry all you need. No shopping and mingling out with strangers at this time.

Path, Forest, Nature, Season, Green

An Amazing Nature Walk Path

Parting shot:

Coronavirus may limit you but it should not deny you an opportunity to travel, at least locally, and near your residence. Focus more on natural sceneries. Even if hotels are operating in your area, avoid them. Traveling does not necessarily mean that you have to go to a hotel or sleep out. It may be a simple day picnic, hike, road trip, or nature walk. Restrict your visits to your family members and observe hygiene.


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