Africa could just be the perfect destination for a quick Eid Al Adha holiday. With proper planning and a bespoke itinerary, there are plenty of options for a five-day visit that will see you make the most of every minute.
With direct flights from Dubai to Nairobi, you can get to Kenya quickly and start your holiday sooner. In five days, you can fit in a safari and adventure activities, from mountain biking to walking to helicopter rides. You’ll have enough time for three unique safari experiences: the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, wildlife in the Masai Mara and the savannah of Amboseli backed by views of Mt Kilimanjaro.
2. Get the full safari experience in Tanzania
Board the plane in Dubai and arrive in Tanzania six hours later for a safari trip in what’s known as the northern circuit. Over five days, you can get the full safari experience, complete with game drives to spot the Big Five, nights spent glamping in mobile tents near the Ngorongoro Crater, and a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.
Depending on your itinerary, you may need to allow for one or two long drives during your trip, because safari experiences are spread out in Tanzania. Rest assured, you’ll be in good company with excellent driver guides and a good camera.
At this time of year, you can experience South Africa‘s Garden Route at lower prices. Fly into Cape Town direct from Dubai, arriving in just 8 hours.
Be ready for the best of South Africa‘s food and wine, historical and cultural experiences, whale watching and shopping. Because it’s winter, temperatures – and prices – are lower. While evenings can be a bit chilly, days are mostly bright and warm. Pack some warm clothes and we’ll arrange cosy accommodation and share the best spots for a warming meal.
4. Travel to Zambia for a traditional safari experience
In just six hours, you can take yourself from Dubai to Zambia for an authentic, off-the-beaten track safari experience. This is where you come for a safari without the glitz and glamour. It’s uncrowded, rustic and a true taste of Africa.
Fill five days with game drives, getting to know the locals and safari experiences that have the personal touch.
The flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe from Dubai requires a transit stop on the way, but once you’re there, settle in, because adventure and safari is within arms reach.
Take a helicopter ride over the impressive Victoria Falls or go whitewater rafting through the rapids. Zipline over the Bakota Gorge. Finish your trip with a good value safari in Hwange National Park, where you’ll be in the company of some of the best safari guides in Africa.