Great Safaris and Etihad Airways give travelers double the adventure with a new Abu Dhabi stopover en route to an unforgettable safari in Africa
GLENDALE, Cali. – Stopovers are quickly gaining attention from international travelers, giving them the chance to explore an amazing city before reaching their final destination. Many opportunities only provide a few hours or one extra day between flights, but now you can forget the airport for an extended period while on a multi-day stopover with Great Safaris. This award-winning luxury African safari tour operator is now working with Etihad Airways and Emirates to provide a four-day Arabian Adventure in Abu Dhabi before jetting off to Africa for an exciting safari.
Abu Dhabi has a vibrant cosmopolitan capital with a myriad of ancient and modern attractions. Spectacular fountains and luxuriant gardens strewn about the Manhattan-like cityscape are just begging to be explored. Discover this ever-changing metropolis on a guided tour and witness how Islamic traditions interweave with modern lifestyles of the UAE.
Guests will learn about the city’s roots, discuss traditions of the Islamic faith, admire the innovative architecture and simply marvel at the opulent urban surroundings. Observe daily life at the fruit and dates market, then see the latest attractions on Yas Island, followed by a trip to Masdar City, an arcology project and planned city designed to rely on renewable energy sources. Escape the urban environment and experience the calm island waters of Abu Dhabi onboard the capital's largest 74-foot Catamaran.
The fun won’t end there because after four days of exciting activities in Abu Dhabi, guests will now board an Etihad or Emirates flight to Africa for a once-in-a-lifetime journey with Great Safaris. Select a high-end safari from 16 countries in Southern Africa, Eastern Africa and Egypt. With more than 80 years of combined experience in the Africa tourism industry, the Great Safaris’ leadership team has created high quality, competitively priced packages customized to fit their clients’ wishes.
Here are a few new safari tours to consider:
Romancing Africa (13 Days): South Africa and Zimbabwe
This exclusive, 13-day itinerary will get any traveler's heart racing with exhilarating activities, exciting game drives, and romantic moments, including: a shark cage diving adventure, private tour through the Winelands, a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, elephant-back safari, helicopter ride or bungee jump over Victoria Falls, hot-air balloon ride and so much more!
Lands of the Great Migration (13 Days): Kenya and Tanzania
One of the world’s greatest natural wonders is the Great Migration, when millions of wildebeest and zebra travel from northern Kenya's Masai Mara, south across the great rivers and into Tanzania's great Serengeti plains. This trip was designed to give you the greatest chance to see the herds in action, exploring the best and most prolific game reserves as well as staying in some of the finest lodges and tented camps that Africa has to offer.
Safari in Style with Relais & Châteaux (12 Days): South Africa and Zambia
This itinerary showcases Relais and Châteaux properties in Cape Town, Kruger Park, Johannesburg and Victoria Falls, providing an elevated level of luxury and customer service. The journey will commence in Cape Town, where guests can discover the Cape of Good Hope and tour vineyards in the Winelands. Once in Kruger National Park, guests will venture out on morning and afternoon game drives in search of the Big Five. Safari-goers will make a brief stop in the vibrant capital of Johannesburg on their way to Victoria Falls and a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River.
For the Abu Dhabi stopover, guests can choose the Premier Level (from $1,175 per person) or Luxe Level (from $995 per person) accommodations. To find out more information about the Abu Dhabi tour, visit http://www.greatsafaris.com/pre-and-post-extensions.php. To find your perfect Africa safari and to book these amazing journeys, visit www.greatsafaris.com or call 800-409-7755.
About Great Safaris:
Great Safaris is an award-winning luxury African safari outfitter offering the convenience of a US booking office coupled with seven fully-staffed on-site offices in Africa. Destinations include Botswana, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Great Safaris offers luxury programs to help adventurous travelers explore Africa and create enriching life experiences. For more information please visit Great Safaris’ web site at www.greatsafaris.com. Great Safaris is a recipient of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime award, and a proud member of the United States Tour Operators Association, ASTA Tops, and ARC.