By Ogova Ondego
Published July 9, 2016
Nairobi is currently experiencing a dry and cold July that I know many people just tolerate because they can’t do much about it.
But airlines and travel agents in the Kenyan capital say no one need put up with the cold weather unless they want to. Consequently, they have come up with what could be referred to as Mission ‘Escape Cold July’ flying packages.
The holiday packages are to warm holiday destinations at home, in Africa and abroad. But what is common to all the destinations–Malindi, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Seychelles, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bangkok–is that they all have balmy or hot weathers which are welcome to any one who is averse to the current freezing cold in Nairobi.
A two-night flying package to Medina Palms in Watamu in Kenya costs Sh46000 and Sh30000 per adult and per child, respectively. This covers a two-night accommodation on half board basis, return flights from Nairobi, return shared transfer from Malindi Airport, complimentary stay for children of up to five years on accommodation only, and a 10% discount on selected spa treatment.
The package is valid July 19-October 15, 2016.
A three-night flying package to Bluejay in Zanzibar starts from US$799 per adult sharing and US$444 per child sharing.
Vaild through December 21, 2016, these rates cater for return flights from Nairobi, return transfer from Zanzibar airport, and three nights full board accommodation in superior room.
And one may also opt to holiday in Dubai or Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Three nights in Dubai and another two nights in Abu Dhabi costs US$1590 per person sharing. This also covers buffet breakfast daily, half day Dubai city tour, desert safari, BBQ dinner, Dune bashing – 4×4 land cruiser, Abu Dhabi city tour with Grand Mosque, Private inter hotel transfers (Dubai – Abu Dhabi), Complimentary tickets to Ferrari World and Yas Waterpark, Wi-fi, shuttle services to Yas Beach & Yas Mall at Abu Dhabi, Return transfers from Dubai International Airport to Hotel and Return flights.
This Dubai-Abu Dhabi Combo offer is valid until October 31, 2016.
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Meanwhile, children of cruise enthusiasts may sail seven nights free of charge on a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in the United Arab Emirates in the first two months of 2017. Each adult shall pay US$515 for the trip that leaves Dubai at the beginning of every week in January (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) and February (6, 13, 20, 27). This calls for planning as it is six months away.