Dazzling Dubai & Kenya Safari

Dubai, Kigio Conservancy & Masai Mara National Game Reserve

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10 days from $2899 $2599
per person, double occupancy, including airfare*
Book by Nov. 17, 2015 to save up to $300!


Style Small Group
24 travelers max, tour escorts & guides for some segments
Departures Scheduled Dates: Select a departure from December 2015 – May 2016
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights via Emirates Airlines including fuel surcharges, taxes and fees
  • 7 nights accommodations in deluxe hotels and safari camps
  • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
  • All transfers and ground transportation
  • 4 game drives with professional English-speaking drivers and game rangers in Kenya
  • Exciting optional excursions in Dubai and Kenya
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Washington Dulles (IAD), Chicago O'Hare (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH) (flight schedule)
Highlights Independent stay in Dubai, and Safari in Kenya including Nairobi, Kigio Conservancy and Masai Mara National Game Reserve
Themes Active,  Nature & Wildlife
What to Expect This moderately-paced, partially escorted tour includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking and requires an average level of physical fitness. This tour also includes long scenic drives between destinations, sometimes on bumpy unpaved roads and may have limited rest stops.
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Dazzling Dubai & Kenya Safari tour itinerary Prepare to be dazzled twice on this innovative tour package to Dubai and Kenya. Dubai is home to the world's tallest building, a man-made island archipelago created for luxury living and vacationing, an indoor ski resort complete with ski lift, plenty of fine dining, and an ancient culture that has leapt from desert tent to skyscraper condo in less than 50 years. But your vacation in Dubai is only one-half of this exotic tour package.

In Kenya, you'll explore legendary game reserves filled with magnificent wildlife and sweeping vistas that seem to go on forever. Everywhere you go, from Nairobi to the Kigio Conservancy and the plains of the Masai Mara, the people are friendly and welcoming.

But don't wait to reserve your place. Space is definitely limited, and at these prices, it will surely sell out fast!

Dates, Prices & Options

Departure Dates & Prices

Early Booking Discount: Book by 11:59 p.m. ET on Nov. 17 to save up to $300 per person!
Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*
Depart Return Price Book by
Nov 17
Sun Oct 4 2015 Tue Oct 13 2015 $2899   Departed
Sun Oct 18 2015 Tue Oct 27 2015 $2899   Closed
Sun Nov 8 2015 Tue Nov 17 2015 $2799   Closed
Sun Nov 22 2015 Tue Dec 1 2015 $3099 $2799 Closed
Sun Dec 6 2015 Tue Dec 15 2015 $3099 $2799 Available
Sun Jan 17 2016 Tue Jan 26 2016 $2899 $2599 Available
Sun Feb 14 2016 Tue Feb 23 2016 $2899 $2599 Available
Sun Feb 21 2016 Tue Mar 1 2016 $2899 $2599 Available
Sun Mar 6 2016 Tue Mar 15 2016 $2899 $2599 Available
Sun Mar 20 2016 Tue Mar 29 2016 $2899 $2599 Available
Sun Apr 3 2016 Tue Apr 12 2016 $2899 $2599 Available
Sun Apr 17 2016 Tue Apr 26 2016 $2899 $2599 Available
Sun May 1 2016 Tue May 10 2016 $2899 $2599 Available
Sun May 15 2016 Tue May 24 2016 $2899 $2599 Available

Want to stay longer? We may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers. Contact us about prices and availability.

Options, Excursions & Fees

Dazzling Dubai & Kenya Safari
Rooming Selection
Double occupancy included
Single room supplement
Jan 17, Feb 14, Feb 21, Mar 6, Mar 20, Apr 3, Apr 17, May 1, May 15 +$649
All other departures +$799
Optional Excursions
Dubai Optional Excursions Package1 +$290

1. Includes: Half Day Dubai City Tour, Burj Khalifa, Desert Safari with Dinner, and Abu Dhabi Day Tour

Seperately Paid Fees
Kenya Visa Fee (paid separately) +$50

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
Chicago O'Hare (ORD) included
Houston (IAH)
Dec 6 unavailable
All other departures included
Los Angeles (LAX)
Jan 17, Feb 14, Feb 21, Mar 6, Mar 20, Apr 3, Apr 17, May 1, May 15 included
Nov 22 unavailable
All other departures +$100
San Francisco (SFO)
Jan 17, Feb 14, Feb 21, Mar 6, Mar 20, Apr 3, Apr 17, May 1, May 15 +$50
Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6 unavailable
All other departures +$100
New York Kennedy (JFK)
Dec 6, Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 6 +$100
Feb 14 +$300
All other departures +$150
Washington Dulles (IAD)
Jan 17, Feb 14, Feb 21, Mar 20, Apr 3, Apr 17, May 1, May 15 +$150
All other departures +$200
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Jan 17, Feb 14, Feb 21, Mar 6, Mar 20, Apr 3, Apr 17, May 1, May 15 +$150
All other departures +$250

This package includes round-trip flights from the cities listed above, subject to availability. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

Coming from somewhere else? Unfortunately, we don't offer departures from cities that are not listed, but you can book your own connecting flights separately.

Coming from Dallas (DFW) or Washington D.C. (IAD): Due to Emirates Airlines' schedule, passengers returning from Nairobi to DFW or IAD will need to overnight in Nairobi Day 9, then continue Day 10 on an overnight flight via Dubai returning one day later than the return dates listed above. Please refer to the flight schedule for details.

Transfers: Transfers for this package are provided on a group basis only. For passengers deviating in any way from the group program, transfers are not provided. Individual, private transfers can be arranged at a supplement in price. Taxis and other forms of transportation are also available and may cost less than private transfers. If you wish to arrange private transfers, please request this service at the time of reservation.

How to Make a Reservation

To make a reservation, simply select an available departure date and reserve online using our secure booking system. Or call us one of our travel specialists at 800-555-5765, Mon–Fri 9:30–6:00 Eastern time. But first, check out our Things to Know section.

We only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package, and is generally non-refundable (details). The balance is due 75 days prior to departure (or within 72 hours, if you're booking less than 75 days prior to departure), and can be paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money order.

Standard Deposit $1500


Day 1: Depart USA. Your exciting journey to Dubai and Kenya begins today as you check in for your wide-body jet flight via Emirates Airlines, voted one of the world's 5 best.

Day 2: Dubai. Arrive today in Dubai. After completing arrival formalities, meet our representatives, and transfer to your centrally located hotel. Accommodations: JW Marriott Marquis.

Day 3: Dubai. Enjoy the day at leisure in one of the most dazzling cities in the world. Breakfast provided.

Optional Excursion: Half Day Dubai City Tour, $65. Today's exciting optional morning tour will take you Dubai's picturesque Creek, which divides the city into two parts, the Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the south. This is your first photo opportunity and one that gives you a magnificent panorama of the city and its amazing futuristic skyline.

A Dubai mosque and skylineNext stop is the Bastakiya district, where traditional courtyard houses, with characteristic wind towers that cleverly catch the breezes to cool the houses, line the narrow alleys. Many of the houses in this picturesque area of Dubai, previously home to the city's merchants, have been lovingly restored by proud locals who wish to preserve the unique ambience of the district. Continue to the Dubai Museum, housed in the massive, restored Al Fahidi Fort. Inside, lifelike dioramas offer a fascinating view of life in Dubai before the discovery of oil. You'll learn the importance of the date palm to the desert culture, the maritime traditions of fishing and pearl-diving, boat building and much more. Take a walk through the bustling, exotic souks, where you'll find beautiful and bargain-priced textiles, spices and gold. Another highlight of your city tour is a chance to take one of Dubai's most reliable and inexpensive forms of transportation, the Abra Water taxi. Your coach will bring you back to your hotel.

Optional Excursion: Burj Khalifa, $59. In the afternoon, you may choose to independently visit the Burj Khalifa (formerly known as Burj Dubai) “At the Top” observation deck, which officially opened in 2010 as the tallest building in the world. This miracle of international cooperation and coordination houses a luxury Armani hotel, offices of some of the world's most successful companies, and for a lucky few, residences that are as high as the clouds.

Optional Excursion: Desert Safari & BBQ Dinner, $90. For those in the mood for adventure, in the late afternoon, set out on an optional desert safari tour, where you'll discover the vastness and stark beauty of the sand dunes that surround Dubai. You'll also enjoy a BBQ dinner and live belly-dancing entertainment on this exciting optional tour.

Day 4: Dubai. Relax and explore on your own, or join an optional day tour to Abu Dhabi. Breakfast provided.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu DhabiOptional Excursion: Full Day Abu Dhabi, $120. Today, see another sophisticated city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. Enjoy a panoramic view of Jebel Ali, the largest man-made port en route to the iconic symbol of Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Later, drive along the Corniche, a contrast of sparkling water of the Persian Gulf and modern skyscrapers, which create a very unique skyline. Visit the Heritage Village, and learn about the history of Abu Dhabi in a reconstructed oasis. Walk through the open-air museum and see craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills. Later, visit the Zayed House, home of the late Sheikh Zayed, the “Father of the Nation”. Stop at Yas Island, where the Ferrari World theme park and Formula 1 race track are located. Return to Dubai.

Optional Excursion: Dhow Dinner Cruise, $85 (purchased locally). This evening, we recommend an optional dinner cruise by dhow boat on the Dubai Creek. A magnificent view of both sides of Dubai Creek illuminated by night adds to the charm of this wonderful way to experience Dubai.

Day 5: Dubai & Nairobi. Enjoy your final breakfast in Dubai, and then transfer to the airport for your flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival, our representatives will assist you with passport and customs formalities and escort you to your hotel. Accommodations: Intercontinental Hotel. Breakfast provided.

NairobiDay 6: Nairobi & Kigio Conservancy. After breakfast, depart Nairobi for the Kigio Conservancy, home to Impala, Buffalo, Dik Dik, Zebra and other animals. The Conservancy also provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe, the most endangered of all the giraffe subspecies and rhino, which are an endangered species throughout the world. You'll arrive at Kigio in time for lunch. Later this afternoon, enjoy a game drive followed by dinner. Accommodations: Kigio Wildlife Camp. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Optional Excursion: Night Game Drive, $55 (purchased locally). An optional night game drive will be available locally.

Young Masai womanDay 7: Kigio Conservancy & Masai Mara National Game Reserve. After breakfast, depart for your drive west, down the scenic Rift Valley escarpments and past the township of Narok in the Masai country to Masai Mara National Reserve. This park offers wonderful scenery and plenty of game viewing. It is perhaps the only region remaining in Kenya where the visitor can see animals in the same abundance as existed a century ago. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Later this afternoon, set off for the afternoon game drive that will continue until sunset. Accommodations: Siana Springs Intrepids. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Rhino and EgretDay 8: Masai Mara National Game Reserve. Continue your discovery of the many species of game in the park today on two drives, one this morning and another later in the afternoon. After lunch, enjoy some leisure time at the lodge, including a refreshing swim in the pool. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Optional Excursion: Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari, $459 (purchased locally). Early this morning, you'll have an opportunity to take an optional balloon ride across the Masai Mara. Weather conditions permitting, your Balloon Safari begins in the pre-dawn hours, a time when the magnificent view over the part is most thrilling. Toward the end of your flight, you'll rise to a height of 1500 feet for a panoramic view of the twisting Mara River and the savannah below.

Day 9: Masai Mara, Nairobi & Dubai. After a leisurely breakfast, drive back to Nairobi. There will be time for a late lunch on your own, and some last minute shopping. Later, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta Airport to check in for your overnight return flight to the USA via Dubai. Breakfast provided.

NOTE: Passengers returning to Dallas (DFW) or Washington D.C. (IAD) will overnight in Nairobi on Day 9, continuing Day 10 on an overnight flight via Dubai arriving to DFW or IAD on Day 11.

Day 10: Arrive USA. Your adventure to Dubai and Kenya ends today as you arrive in the USA.

NOTE: Passengers returning to Dallas (DFW) or Washington D.C. (IAD) will overnight in Nairobi on Day 9, continuing Day 10 on an overnight flight via Dubai arriving to DFW or IAD on Day 11.

Dubai Optional Excursions Package: $290

Save by pre-booking a discounted package of our most popular optional excursions:

  • Dubai City Tour (Day 3)
  • Burj Khalifa (Day 3)
  • Desert Safari & BBQ Dinner (Day 3)
  • Abu Dhabi (Day 4)

You can book these excursions individually in Dubai. But you can save over $40 if you purchase this special package ahead of time—with or before your final payment. These are not "seat in coach" excursions that pick up passengers at various hotels; all are operated for Friendly Planet groups only. (A minimum of 4 passengers is required for optional excursions to operate).


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I just came back from my first Friendly Planet Tour to Kenya and loved it. I will definitely book another one. Our guide Tony, from Vintage Tours, was excellent. Words cannot express the great time I had.

Doretha Rita Davis, Brooklyn, NY

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