One of my most memorable travel experiences has to be a family trip to Zimbabwe. We went at Christmas time a few years ago and spending Christmas on safari in the middle of Hwange National Park was surreal. Even more special was spotting my first male lion on Christmas Eve, Christmas really did come early that year! We stayed in an authentic, characterful Zimbabwean safari camp, located on the edge of the vast Ngamo Plains. Getting to camp was an experience in itself – aboard the novel Elephant Express. Almost immediately after boarding this dual-engine single tram we saw our first animals roaming the tracks. Stopping anytime an animal was spotted, the train was a fantastic way to journey to camp. If that wasn’t good enough, refreshments were served along the way. A gin and tonic in the afternoon while winding through the African bush is a pretty memorable experience!