x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Travel Deals: Weave a Berber mat or relax on a yacht

This week's review of trips around the world are designed to tempt even the world-weariest traveller.

Go zebra-spotting with Wild Frontiers on a five-day safari in the Serengeti with lodge accommodation within the reserve. AFP
Go zebra-spotting with Wild Frontiers on a five-day safari in the Serengeti with lodge accommodation within the reserve. AFP


Spend five days enjoying game drives in a private 4x4 around Serengeti National Park, one of Africa's best-known game reserves. Spread over 15,000 square kilometres, the park is part of the much larger Serengeti ecosystem, which includes Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve. Expect to see wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, hyenas, serval, eland, oryx, buffaloes and elephants. The five-day package costs from 12,855 South African rand (Dh7,102) per person (based on a group of four), and includes airport transfers, local flights, park fees, all meals while on safari and the services of a trained guide. International flights are not included in the price. Visit www.wildfrontiers.com or call 00 27 72 927 7529 for details.


Try your hand at sea-kayaking in Kas, a lively Turkish coastal town, on an eight-day trip that includes kayaking excursions off the Turquoise Coast, an expedition to the ruined city of Arycanda, paddling over the sunken city of Kekova, and the chance to enjoy some fantastic views along the way. Because the itinerary is loosely planned, it allows you to do as little or as much as you like. All kayaking is done in calm waters, making this an ideal trip for first-timers. A reasonable level of fitness is required for some of the walks, which follow rocky trails in and around Kas. From £379 (Dh2,292) per person, including all local transport, some meals and seven nights' accommodation in hotels. Visit www.exodus.co.uk for more information.


Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched a four-day summer package to Singapore from Dh3,480 per adult and Dh2,320 per child, including accommodation, breakfast, airport transfers, a day pass for SIA's Hop-On bus and tickets to Universal Studios and the famous Night Safari. The offer is valid for travel until the end of the month and includes taxes. Call 02 622 1110 to book.


Responsible Travel has launched new "budget iconic holidays" that include an eight-day trip in the Moroccan Sahara. Stay with a local family, learn to bake bread and weave Berber sleeping mats. The highlight of this no-frills holiday is a series of camel safaris through the Black Desert, with overnight stays with Bedouin families. You'll also go hunting for rose de sable - flower-shaped rock formations found in the region. The package can be tailor-made and is available all year round. The land-only trip costs from £359 (Dh2,171) per person. Visit www.responsibletravel.com.


Stay in the Croatian city in style with the new "celebrity week" deal at the five-star Rixos Dubrovnik. From €291 (Dh1,578) per person, per day, the package includes luxury accommodation (four days in a hotel and three days on a yacht), breakfast and dinner at the hotel's Le Select restaurant, a tour of the Old Town, airport transfers and taxes. Valid until the end of the year. Call 00 385 20 200 030 or visit www.rixos.com.