Taking a safari, like using night-vision binoculars to watch raccoons separate paper and plastic, reveals how animals truly behave in nature. Immerse yourself in the wilds of Kenya with today's Getaway from Odyssey Safaris. Choose from the following options:Airfare is priced per person, but hotel stays are based on double occupancy, so single travelers should purchase the one-person option in order to get the full package. Click here to see the eight-day itinerary. Jets will depart New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and touch down in Nairobi, where Odyssey Safaris staff await to shuttle guests to the Nairobi Safari Park Hotel, tucked amid 50 acres of manicured gardens. Wayfarers can explore the Kenyan capital for the day or rest up on the hotel's antique four-poster beds. The next morning, the group journeys to the northern plains of Samburu National Reserve for two days in pursuit of elephants, beisa oryx, zebras, and giraffes, grazing against a stunning backdrop of Mount Kenya. After the sun dips below the Rift Valley horizon, tuckered travelers doze off within their luxe tents at Ashnil Samburu camp as the calls of distant animals carry through the night.The following day and a half is spent trekking through Lake Nakuru National Park, with a trip to the shores of the eponymous watering hole, aflutter with millions of pink flamingos on vacation from America's lawns and the occasional rhino trotting along the shore. The cozy, chalet-style rooms at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge ensure a good night's sleep, and sunrise on the private patios overlooking Lake Nakuru ushers in an adventure-filled day. The expedition culminates at the Masai Mara National Reserve, one of Kenya's premiere wildlife sanctuaries, punctuated by undulating hills and an abundance of fauna, including more than 53 bird-of-prey species. Elephants lumber about as gazelles dart spritely through the grasslands. Safari-goers may glimpse lions, leopards, and cheetahs stalking prey, or snap photos of hippos sparring in the Mara River. Come nightfall, the well-appointed tents at the Ashnil Mara camp beckon.
Writing a letter or eating a rotisserie chicken aren’t things you should do while driving. During trips to JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, or a range of other locations with drivers from Five Star Limo Car Service Inc., though, patrons don’t have to keep their eyes on the road. As the gleaming vehicles slip through traffic, passengers relax to prepare for stressful business meetings or hammock-modeling gigs.
There are five main reasons to choose OnBoard Tours for your voyage through New York, Washington D.C., or Las Vegas.
First, the tour guides don't just deliver their spiels from the comfort of the bus, they'll hop off with their passengers for a more up-close look. Second, riders need a ticket for the comfortable, climate-controlled buses, so no tourist will be left unseated on the trip. Third, they limit each group to 35 people, meaning everyone can see and hear the guide at all times, and will have a chance to ask them specific questions. (And small, private tours can also be arranged.) Fourth, the guides are all locals, and tell stories from an insider's point of view. Finally, all tours feature free water bottles, allowing guests to stay hydrated, save money, and avoid the hassle of trying to drink from any decorative fountains.
It's hard to know New York better than one of Skyline Sightseeing's double-decker buses. Day in and day out, they roam the city's streets on three different tour routes. For the Downtown Liberty Tour, they glide between downtown landmarks, from bustling Chinatown to the Statue of Liberty.
Alternatively, the buses can showcase Central Park's Strawberry Fields memorial and resplendent greenery on the Uptown Central Park Tour. In the winter, meanwhile, the Night Time City Lights tour reroutes itself to highlight Manhattan's Christmas decorations, which range from festive light displays to a single jingle bell balanced on top of the Empire State Building. All-day packages offer unlimited access to all three tours, and the company often bundles them with access to other city attractions.
Good food, meet people. People, meet good food. Harlem Sweet & Savory Food Tour functions as something of a culinary matchmaker, pairing curious diners with unexpected new cuisine on interactive walking tours. During exploratory jaunts that last up to three hours, participants become acquainted with some of New York City's best eats?all without getting set up on a blind date with a cheeseburger.
Harlem serves as the backdrop, and its melting pot of cultures and ethnicities provides an unpredictable mixture of different recipes and flavors. Along the route, groups sample dishes and marvel at some of Harlem's historical sites, such as the Apollo Theater, Astor Row, and the Studio Museum.
Once boarding one of these red double-decker buses, guests can hop on and off explore sites at their own pace, then rejoin the guided excursion whenever they’re ready. The Uptown and Harlem tour includes stops at the Time Warner Center and the Dakota apartment building, and also includes a free Bronx Tour.