Firm slates 'Affordable Africa' series


NEW YORK--Are your clients looking for an affordable African safari complete with a payment plan interest free for the initial 90 days?

An archeologist holds a fossil at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. British Airways Holidays offers just that with their 'Affordable Africa' vacation packages that can be purchased on a British Airways Visa card.

Using the British Airways Visa card to purchase one of the packages allows clients a 4.9% fixed introductory APR (payments are interest free for the first 90 days), no annual fee for the first year and Executive Club mileage with every purchase.

The packages are billed as a five-star experience at a three- star price, and include the following air-inclusive itineraries: Kenya Kaleidoscope, Tanzania Treasures, South African Splendor, and Egyptian Enchantment.

The Kenya Kaleidoscope is a 12-day safari that includes a stay at Sweetwaters Tented Camp, a deluxe camp with all amenities, and an overnight at the world-famous Mount Kenya Safari Club. Prices start at $3,119 per person.

Game drives through the Serengeti and Lake Manyara National Park are part of the 11-day Tanzania Treasures. Also included are visits to Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge. Prices start at $3,149 per person.

A hot air balloon ride at dawn can be added on to both the Kenya and Tanzania itineraries at a cost of $375 or $385, depending on location. Included in the cost is the one-hour ride, transportation to and from the lodge, a full English breakfast and champagne.

The 12-day South African Splendor package combines urban Cape Town and Johannesburg with rural Kruger National Park. Also included are scenic drives along the coast of the Indian Ocean. Prices start at $3,229 per person and includes three domestic flights.

Victoria Falls can be added on the South African itinerary at a cost of $1,069 per person, double occupancy. This excursion includes roundtrip airfare between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls, hotel accommodations, most meals and park entry fees.

A Sundowner cruise will take clients along the Zambezi River to view the wildlife and a tour will explore the African crafts market.

British Airways Holidays

Phone: (800) 359-8722


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