Are you prepared for the moment you find out you’re a multimillionaire? Today we’re exploring the top 4 adventures you must try once in your lifetime. Let’s explore!
Jungle Safari in the Amazon
The Great Migration in the Serengeti National Park
See The Grand Canyon in person
Drive along The Great Ocean Road
In 1541 when Francisco de Orellana explored the Brazilian forests the last thing he expected to encounter was pitched battles between tribes of female warriors. The experience reminded this Spanish soldier of the Amazon warriors in Greek mythology and he felt inspired - so he named the lush landscape he found himself the Amazon.
Today, the Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest with over 30000 plant species, 311 different types of mammals, 165 amphibian species, 1800 fish species and 1300 bird species. Every twist and turn you take will not only reveal a different part of nature, but the Amazon also covers much of Northwestern Brazil, extending into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries. So you can pick and choose which country you would like to explore the Amazon in! After winning the lottery, you can choose to hop from country to country.
The best way to explore the Amazon: because of the sheer size of this tropical rainforest, there are many thrilling ways to explore this jungle. You can choose to canoe through flooded areas of the forest or to hike through dense trails.
Always be ready for: wildlife to come up to you. Creatures are curious and they’re going to be interested in you. You’ll see everything from jaguars to sloths to river dolphins and monkeys. This will be an adventure you won’t forget any time soon!
The Serengeti National Park spans over 14 750 km² of Northern Tanzania, and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the annual migration that takes place over this massive area. Thanks to this declaration the area is legally protected by international treaties and has strict anti-poaching rules in place to preserve the natural beauty and wildlife. This means that the annual natural phenomenon that occurs between July and October will be safeguarded and waiting for you after you win big and can live free!
Watching the Great Migration is equivalent to stepping into a capturing National Geographic documentary - but better! Every year over 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebra move between the Mara and Simiyu regions in search of new pastures. They move from their breeding grounds in the North all the way to the fresh lands in the South. Different herds will take different routes but many choose to cross the crocodile-infested Grumeti River in the West. Others head Northeast to the hills of Lobo which is the home of the black eagles or through the granite outcrops of the Moru Kopjes which is home to the black rhinos.
The best way to explore the Serengeti National Park during the Great Migration: a classic safari tour with an open top for perfect viewing is the first suggestion that comes to mind. However, with millions in the bank and being truly inspired by Lotto247, a hot air balloon safari is a must! Take the experience to the next level with a hot air balloon experience during sunrise. Don’t forget to take your camera along, because this is an experience you’ll want to relive over and over again.
Always be ready for: the unexpected. Nature cannot be tamed and while experts and guides can try and predict what’s going to happen, always be ready to witness anything.
It’s one thing to see this iconic landmark in a photograph, but it’s an entirely different experience seeing it for yourself.
The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s natural wonders and the moment you set your eyes on it, you'll understand why. It’s a natural formation of layers and layers of colourful rock that took millions of years to form. Spanning over 445,8 kilometres, there’s nothing but incredible views to appreciate here.
The best way to explore The Grand Canyon: an epic hike. This is only for the bravest Lotto247 lottery winners though. The Grand Canyon is known for having the cleanest air on the planet so while the views might be breathtaking, the crisp air won’t leave you breathless! We heard that the North Rim offers some of the most stunning views and at 8200 feet in the air, we can understand why too.
Always be ready for: a sense of remoteness. This massive expanse of land could make anyone feel small, so be prepared to be slightly overwhelmed at first - then take in every moment you’re there.
Australia’s city life and beautiful beaches are often what people imagine when they think about a vacation here. While we’ll definitely put these at the top of our to-do list, we can’t ignore The Great Ocean Road.
In 1918 the timber and tourism industry was growing in Australia and the coastal settlements agreed that it was crucial for business that a proper road be built. They started working on what was initially called the South Coast Road and later, in November 1932, we have what is today known as The Great Ocean Road.
This road is an Australian National Heritage that stretches for 243 kilometres along the South-eastern coast of Australia and runs between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford.
The best way to explore the Great Ocean Road: in a luxury car with the top down. Driving from one end to the other takes about 10 hours depending on how fast you’re travelling. However, with the top down, the sun shining on your shoulders and a gentle sea-breeze in the air, it will be time well spent.
Always be ready for: a picture-perfect experience. There’s a lot to see so be sure to plan stops along the way so you can take in every stunning moment.
What’s your favourite adventure on this list? Tell us in the comments section below!