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As the holiday season unfolds, Jetset Squad's founder, Malaika Lue, is gearing up for an unforgettable Detty December.

What is "Detty December"???


Tis the season we've all been waiting for – the time when the African continent becomes the epicenter of joy and celebration, known far and wide as 'Detty December'. In this festive period, the pulsating heartbeats of cities like Lagos and Accra synchronize with the rhythm of music, the vibrancy of arts, the richness of culture, and the sheer excitement of entertainment.

In today's blog, we've got you covered with tips on how to navigate this holiday season in Africa. From last-minute flights to safety precautions, let's dive in!

1. Last-Minute Flights: If you're still on the fence about your Detty December plans, fear not! We've got the scoop on snagging those last-minute flights. Use reliable travel apps, check multiple platforms for deals, and consider flexible dates for the best prices. Pro tip: Be spontaneous and seize those last-minute offers!

Here are some tips:

  • Try using Skyscanner or Skiplagged for flight deals
  • Check if you have any points/miles available to use from your Travel Credit Card
  • Try booking (2) one-way flights instead of roundtrips 

2. Safety First: Africa is vast and diverse, so safety is a top priority. Research your destinations, stay informed about local customs, and be aware of any travel advisories. Keep your belongings secure, use reputable transportation services, and have emergency contacts and local authorities' information handy.

Here are some tips:

  • Find a reputable private driver and secure them for the entire trip
  • Use Uber at your own discretion 
  • Carpool with your friends to save money

3. Packing Hacks: Packing for Detty December requires a bit of finesse. Depending on your itinerary, you should pack a variety of clothing for sight-seeing, tours, dinners, and nightlife. Pack lightweight, breathable clothing, a good pair of walking shoes, and essentials like sunscreen and insect repellent. Roll your clothes to save space, and don't forget a universal adapter for your electronic devices.

Here are some tips:

  • Use packing cubes to organize your clothing 
  • Carry all your valuables in your carry-on and not in your checked suitcase

4. Local Experiences: Immerse yourself in the local culture by trying traditional foods, participating in local festivities, and interacting with the friendly locals. This is what Detty December is all about—creating unforgettable memories and embracing new experiences.

5. Flexible Itinerary: While planning is key, leave room for spontaneity. Sometimes the best adventures are the ones you didn't plan for. Be open to new opportunities, connect with fellow travelers, and let the Detty December spirit guide your journey.

And there you have it, Jetsetters! Your ultimate guide to navigating Detty December in Africa.

If you found these tips helpful, please share with your friends and family. Wishing you a fantastic holiday season filled with adventures, joy, and Detty December vibes. Until next time, stay safe, stay festive, and keep jetsetting! ✈️🌍🎄