18-24 year olds going on holidays to Africa

Some 17 per cent of 18-24 year olds have been on a trip to Africa, newly-released research has found.

This is according to a study by the Post Office and means some of them may have gone on safari holidays.

As well as this, 79 per cent of people from this age range visited foreign climes at least four times before they turned 16 and 60 per cent of those currently under that age went to a different country for the first time when they were four.

Sarah Munro, head of travel insurance at the Post Office, said: "Children today have the opportunity to experience different countries, cultures and ways of life for themselves."

Travel journalist and broadcaster Alison Rice added: "So many of us now take holidays abroad for granted."

For those travelling to Africa, there is the chance to see the Big Five game – buffalo, elephants, rhinoceroses, leopards and lions.