x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Travel Deals: Kenya, London, Singapore, Milan and Mongolia

A round-up of the best travel deals of the moment.

Save money on safari in Kenya's Masai Mara

Specialist tour operator Africa Rose is offering 30 per cent off selected lodges in Kenya for travel until July 31. Enjoy the Masai Mara wildebeest migration based at Elephant Pepper Camp, a luxurious tented camp with en-suite bathrooms, which offers day and night game drives, guided bush walks, bush breakfasts and cultural visits led by professional guides. The experience costs £266 (Dh1,532) per person, per night, on an all-inclusive basis but not including £60 (Dh346) park and conservation fees charged per person, per night.

To book, visit www.africarosetravel.com or call 00 44 1666 880 111.


Spend, spend, spend in London and Singapore

Travellers wanting value for money should book a European holiday to Budapest this summer, according to the latest TripAdvisor TripIndex. A one-night stay at a four-star hotel, dinner for two and a taxi journey will set you back US$194 (Dh713) in the Hungarian capital over the next few months compared with London, the costliest city, at $518 (Dh1,903). Other bargain destinations for those with the dollar (or dirham) in their pocket include many cities in Asia: Hanoi in Vietnam costs $141 (Dh517); Bangkok in Thailand costs $162 (Dh595), to give two examples. Places to avoid include many other European and US favourites: New York ($457; Dh1,679), Zurich ($485; Dh1,782), Paris ($480; Dh1,763) and Singapore ($375; Dh1,377).


A designer home away from home in Milan

Italy's fashion capital is now home to a second smart TownHouse Street property, this time just a few steps from the Duomo Cathedral. The four-star TownHouse Street Milano Duomo offers one and two-bed studios from €200 (Dh926) per night, including taxes. Formerly an office building, interior design touches include floor-to-ceiling black-and-white images of the city, and blue neon lighting. Not for the fainthearted.

Go to www.townhouse.it.


Take a long trek into the wilds of Mongolia

Panoramic Journeys offers tailor-made trips and small group tours to some of the world's more unusual destinations, namely Mongolia, Myanmar and Bhutan. For something a little bit different sign up for a 14-day trek through Uvs province over varied terrain, enjoying Mongolia's most spectacular landscapes. The journey includes 10 days camping and trekking through the Kharkhiraa mountain range, as well as a tour of the capital, Ulan Bator. Trip departs on August 5 and costs £2,426 (Dh13,970) per person, excluding international flights. Only the hardy need apply.

To find out more, call 00 44 1608 811183 or visit www.panoramicjourneys.com.