Travel challenge - A wildebeest migration safari
Saturday 25 April 2009
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular holiday. Today: a two-week Great Migration safari, for two people departing in August.
£3,996: Maasai Mara Safari and Kenya Beach Package. Includes flights from Heathrow to Nairobi, internal flights and transfers, four nights' full board at the Mara Porini Eco-Camp, game drives and nine nights' half board at the Pinewood Village. "The Mara Porini Camp offers an unparalleled safari experience which includes a trek with Maasai warriors to a nearby village, as well as day and night game drives with a local Maasai to exclusive wilderness areas where guests can witness the wildebeest migration," says Africa Sky's Robyn Grieves-Cook. (0870 904 0925; africasky.co.uk).
£3,438: Thorn Tree Safari and beach extension. Includes flights from Heathrow to Nairobi, 10 nights' half board at the Southern Palms Beach Resort, four nights' full board safari at the Mara Simba Lodge and transfers.
"A stay at the Mara Simba in summer means the opportunity to view migrating wildebeest and the predators that pursue them," says Somak's Louise Newton. "The lodge offers night-time viewing from the comfort of its open veranda". (020-8423 3000; somak.co.uk)
Acacia Adventure Holidays
£1,508: Kenya & Tanzania Adventure. The camping tour departs Nairobi on 16 and 30 August and finishes in Dar es Salaam. Includes a three-day migration safari in the Serengeti and a stop in Zanzibar, as well as all camping equipment and food, except in Zanzibar.
International flights are not included. Acacia Adventure Holidays' Kate Plummer says: "The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best places to catch the 'Big Five'. A local payment is included in the price and is given to local guides as part of the company's responsible tourism policy." (020-7706 4700; acacia-africa.com)
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