The Real Deal Safari vacation package to Kenya includes airfare from New York on Brussels Airlines; three nights (two at the start of the trip and the last night) at the Intercontinental Nairobi (or the EKA Hotel for 2013 departures); one night at the Lake Naivasha Country Club (or the Naivasha Sopa Lodge for 2013 departures); two nights at the Keekorok Lodge at the Masai Mara Game Resort; all intra-Africa land transportation and transfers; a boat safari on Lake Naivasha; 12 meals including five full buffet breakfasts, three lunches, and four dinners; comprehensive sightseeing program including a Nairobi city tour and several game-viewing drives; guaranteed window seat and access to pop-up roof hatch in a vehicle with no more than six people; and the services of an experienced game-spotter and local English-speaking guide; from $2,249 per person including all taxes and fees.
When Nov. 24, 2012 ($2,249); add $50 for Dec, 1, 2012; Jan. 12, Feb. 2, 2013; add $150 for Mar. 16, Apr. 27, May 25, 2013; add $550 for Mar. 23, Jun. 22, Jul. 13, 2013.
Gateways New York City ($2,249).
The Fine Print Package price does not include $50 Kenya Visa fee (paid separately). Airport taxes and fees are included in the package price. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $399. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By Oct. 2, 2012.
Contact Friendly Planet Travel, 800/555-5765, friendlyplanet.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare between New York City and Kenya starts at $1,006 in mid-November (Brussels Airlines/Lufthansa). Add to that $383 per person without taxes for three nights at the InterContinental Nairobi, $140 per person without taxes for one night at the Naivasha Country Club, and $270 per person including taxes for two nights at the Keekorok Lodge, and you're already spending $1,799 on airfare and accommodation alone. For $450 more than that, this travel package gives you airfare and hotel nights, plus all intra-Africa transportation and transfers, a comprehensive touring program including a Nairobi city tour and game-viewing drives with the services of a professional game-spotter, guaranteed window seats, as well as most meals and all taxes and fees.
More Several optional tours are also available, including an in-depth visit to a Masai Village for $25 per person including meals, or a balloon safari with a champagne breakfast for $450 per person.
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