By Iminza Keboge
Published November 1, 2016
When do you start planning for your Festive Season holiday?
Holiday planners, transporters and hotels in Nairobi have over the past two months been announcing their getaway travel packages for the Festive Season.
Royal Dutch Airline, for instance, has announced a special Christmas sale from Nairobi to Europe and North America.
KLM says its travel offer is valid for purchase until November 15, 2016 and that it is valid for travel until April 30, 2017.
Qatar, Emirates, British Airways and Kenya Airways, too, say they have discounted fares for holidaymakers.
Also available are offers for local holiday-making in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Western, Coast, Central and Maasai Mara tourism attraction hubs.
On offer are travel by air, self-drive and road transport for three-day and two-night holiday-making across Kenya’s travel and tourism circuit.
While a two-day flying package to Spirit of the Masai Mara costs from Sh81800 per person sharing, a similar service to Saruni Ocean in the south coast goes for Sh85500.
But what does Spirit of the Masai Mara offer you for Sh81800?
*Accommodation in one of our luxury suites with a lounge, separate bedroom, bathroom with bathtub and shower, a separate toilet and a private verandah
*Return flights from Nairobi
*All meals and all alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (excludes premium spirits)
*All day and night game drives in the Siana Conservancy and the Masai Mara National Reserve
*A nature walk and a sundowner in the Siana Conservancy
*Laundry and free WIFI in the main building
*Airstrip transfers in the Masai Mara
*Conservancy fees and all taxes
This offer is valid till December 15, 2016.
The flying package to Saruni Ocean, on the other hand, covers:
*Return flights to Ukunda Airstrip
*Return transfers from Ukunda Airstrip
*Full board accommodation
*VIP welcome with a bottle of Prosecco at arrival
*Late breakfast served in the intimacy of your suite
*1 treatment (60 mins) chosen on the advice of their Spa expert.
*1 beach /pool side dinner set up
*Complimentary scheduled yoga classes
*Complimentary Water Sports activities.
This offer, that is valid till December 19, 2016, also has special rates for children:
*Under 5 years: Sh22500
*6-11 years: Sh50500
*12 -16 years: Sh57500.
While a round trip from Nairobi to Taita Hills and Saltlick Game Lodges costs Sh38850 per adult and Sh29940 per child aged 7-11 years, a similar trip to Kiboko Bay in Kisumu costs Sh39750 per adult and Sh29995 per 3-11-year-old child.
You may also holiday in Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru, Naivasha, Lake Elementeita, Shimba Hills, Amboseli, Meru National Park,Mount Kenya, Aberdares, Shaba Game Reserve and in a host of many other popular destinations across Kenya and East African coast.