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Kenya, Air/Safari/6 Nights, From $1,999

Scratch one off your bucket list with this weeklong tour of Kenya, from the big city to the Big Five.

Kenya, Africa

Lion cubs in Kenya.

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The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Nairobi on Turkish Airlines; three nights in Nairobi at InterContinental Hotel Nairobi; one night near Lake Naivasha at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort; two nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve at Keekorok Lodge; five breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners; sightseeing tours of Nairobi with English-speaking guides; a game-viewing safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve; boat safari on Lake Naivasha; all transfers; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $1,999—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of $110.

When Jan. 14, 28, Feb 11, 25, Mar. 24, Apr. 21, 2012 ($1,999).

Gateways New York City ($1,999); additional gateways available on request.

The Fine Print Does not include up to $110 in taxes and fees, plus a $50 visa fee (Friendly Planet provides travelers with all information necessary to obtain their visas and recommends a service to help). Based on double occupancy; single supplement for March 31, Apr. 7, 2011 is $499; single supplement for all other departures is from $399. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By December 15, 2011 for $300 in savings.

Contact Friendly Planet Travel, 800/555-5765, friendlyplanet.com.

Why It’s a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare between New York City and Nairobi starts from $1,066 with taxes for travel in late March (Virgin Airlines). Add to that $362 per person, including tax, for three nights at InterContinental Hotel Nairobi, about $175 per person for one night at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, and $350 per person for two nights at Keekorok Lodge, and you’d be paying $1,953 for airfare and accommodations. For just $156 more than that, this package covers the flight, six nights’ accommodations, 12 meals, sightseeing tours of Nairobi, a boat safari on Lake Naivasha, a game-viewing safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve, the service of English-speaking guides, all transfers, and all taxes and fees.

More Additional activities are available, including a hot-air-balloon safari over Maasai Mara National Reserve for $425 per person. Extend your stay at the InterContinental Hotel Nairobi starting from $113 per person per night, based on double occupancy (with an additional $100 per person charge for changing flights).

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
 

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