Concierge: Great Migration

A luxury campsite in the Serengeti with &Beyond.
A luxury campsite in the Serengeti with &Beyond.PHOTO: &BEYOND


Luxury travel company &Beyond's tailor-made African safari itineraries give you a first-hand experience of the Great Migration, when millions of wildebeest move across the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania and into the green hills of Kenya's Maasai Mara.

The travel company has lodges where visitors can see the giant herd up close as the animals journey over nine months in search of drinking water and grass for grazing.

&Beyond's African safari itineraries include a nine-day Treasures of Tanzania Safari.

Activities include day and night safari drives with &Beyond's private guides, bush walking and flying in a hot air balloon over the Serengeti.

The starting price for the &Beyond Treasures of Tanzania Safari nine-day itinerary is US$6,945 (S$9,310) a person.

The company also offers Private Jet Expeditions, including a 15-day tour to experience the highlights of the Great Migration in Africa's most iconic destinations, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. Departures start in February and March 2018 for a maximum of six guests.

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Look out for special fares on British Airways at next weekend's Natas Travel Fair at the Singapore Expo.

The deals include direct flights to London from $1,218 in economy class and from $2,288 in premium economy.

Travellers heading to Australia can enjoy special fares to Sydney, starting at $668 in economy and $1,388 in premium economy.

Fly to Rio de Janeiro via London from just $1,988 in economy and flights from Singapore to New York via London are available from $1,538, also in economy.

For Maybank card-holders, these special return fares are available from now till Aug 22.

The fares are valid for travel from now until June 30 next year and can be booked on


Club Med has partnered Air France to offer a lucky pair a prize of return flights and six nights' accommodation at one of Club Med's ski resorts in Italy or France, such as Club Med Val Thorens Sensations, Club Med Peisey-Vallandry and Club Med Valmorel in France and Club Med Pragelato in Italy.

Go to, answer four questions about what would make the perfect snow holiday, fill out your contact details and share your ideas of a perfect snow holiday on Facebook.

The contest runs till Aug 21.

Winners will be announced on Club Med's Facebook page ( the week after submissions close. For more information, go to


Cruise line Royal Caribbean International has launched a "Sea vs Land" challenge in which competitors have to find as many cruise activities on land for the same price as those offered in its cruise packages.

To enter and qualify as a finalist of the challenge, competitors must upload a 15-second video of themselves or a teammate showing their value hunting skills to

Contestants whose videos receive the most votes will compete in the finals on Sept 17 and the top three entries will receive a twin-sharing balcony stateroom on board the Voyager of the Seas for a seven-night Hong Kong to Singapore cruise on Oct 11; a twin- sharing balcony stateroom on board the Mariner of the Seas to Kuala Lumpur and Phuket on Dec 8; or a twin-sharing balcony stateroom on board the Mariner of the Seas to Kuala Lumpur on Dec 2.

Go to or for more information.

Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 07, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe