By Irene Gaitirira
Published July 9, 2017
If you are interested in a Kenyan coast getaway from Nairobi, several hotels and SGR Madaraka Express Train have a package for you.
The package covers return train tickets on the SGR, two nights half board accommodation in standard rooms and return shared transfers from the train station in Mombasa to the hotel.
The package, that is valid till August 31, 2017, is available per person sharing for two nights at Bamburi Beach Hotel (Sh14,500); Neptune Beach Hotel (Sh16,000); Travellers Beach Hotel (Sh19,350); Prideinn Paradise Hotel (Sh20,800); and Sarova Whitesands Hotel (Sh 22,600).
Also available for grabs are three-day Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Package and three-day budget camping for Sh22,000 per person that covers transport from Nairobi, two nights full board meals, Camping site fees, game drives and nature treks.
Departure requires a minimum six people and the package is valid July 1-October 31, 2017.
Swiss Airlines is from July 6, 2017 adding a sixth flight to its weekly schedule to and from Nairobi.
Swiss operates an A330 aircraft offering First, Business and Economy Class on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Qantas of Australia will introduce twice daily A330 flights on the Sydney – Auckland route from July 13, 2017. Customers will experience the recently upgraded two-class A330 aircraft, including a 28-seat business cabin. It is also set to launch seasonal flights from Adelaide and Melbourne to Kangaroo Island, providing travelers with a new destination on their extensive domestic network, on December 17, 2017.
On its part, Oman Air has special fares to destinations such as Mumbai, Dubai, Guangzhou, Abu Dhabi, Colombo, New Delhi, Bangkok till July 15, 2017 for travel between September 10 and December 15, 2017.
Meanwhile the ban on the use of electronic devices aboard Qatar, Emirates and Etihad airlines from Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi to the United States of America has been lifted with immediate effect.