Kenya Introduces Luxurious Golfing Safari Packages to Middle East Travellers
Golfing Safari Package Offers Spectacular African Attractions and Premium Golf Experience
(Dubai, 04th December 2012) The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), in its efforts to further promote Kenya as a tourist destination of choice for visitors from the Middle East, is introducing Kenya's luxurious golfing safari packages. The packages will combine the country's African attractions covering the most spectacular landscape, wildlife and historical monuments on the continent, with premium golf experience, one the niche products that Kenya is marketing aggressively.
While Kenya is widely recognised across the GCC as home of the original safari, golfing safaris are a relatively new concept which offers keen golfers the opportunity to combine the sport with a relaxing holiday either on the coast, in the city or in one of Kenya’s famous game reserves.
John Chirchir, KTB ‘s Regional Marketing Manager pointed out that one of Kenya’s best kept secrets is its numerous golf courses, with many set within some of the country’s most beautiful destinations.
“Golf is increasing in popularity in the Middle East and compared to Asia, Europe or the United States, Kenya can offer golf enthusiasts the world's most desirable courses at a fraction of the cost, while enjoying a unique holiday with their families," said Chirchir.
Kenya's golfing safari packages, which can be purchased from leading tour operators in the UAE and GCC, present an opportunity to play one's favourite game, see the wildlife first-hand and enjoy the country's pleasant climate whilst relaxing on the beautiful white sandy beaches.
Kenya's Golf Courses
Kenya boasts up to 40 golf courses, the oldest being the Royal Nairobi Golf Club which was founded in 1906, whilst one of the latest is the David Jones designed Vipingo Baobab Golf Club on the coast of East Africa.
Located on the slopes of Africa's second highest mountain lying on the equator, the Mount Kenya Safari Club is another exclusive golf property renowned for its luxurious cottages and elegant buildings set amid manicured lawns, which continues to be a favourite destination among well-known international jetsetters.
Many of Kenya’s golf courses offer first-class facilities including well-appointed chalets with fine dining restaurants, swimming pools, tennis courts and the most extravagant spa treatments. The golfing courses on the coast also provide access to an array of water-sports activities from glass-bottom boat rides to scuba diving.
‘Magical Kenya’ as it is commonly referred to in the tourism industry, is a land of intrigue, colour and diversity where a Golfing Safari can offer golfers and their families the opportunity to experience and enjoy a variety of leisure attractions.
From exploring the bustling capital of Nairobi to relaxing by the Indian Ocean in Mombasa or encountering one or all of the ‘big five’ on an early morning game drive in one of Kenya’s many nature reserves and national parks, a Golfing Safari offers something for every member of the family.
In recent years, Kenya’s popularity as a tourist destination for GCC residents has steadily grown. Recent figures released for visitor arrivals from January to September 2012 show a 102% increase with the UAE producing 31,025 visitors compared to 15,357 during the same period in 2011.
For further details regarding Kenya's Golfing Packages, please contact your travel agent or the Kenya Tourist Board, G.C.C. Representative Office:
Kenya Tourist Board, G.C.C. Representative Office
2806A Business Central Towers
Dubai Media City
P.O. Box 502657, Dubai. U.A.E
Tel: +971 (0)4 3753 294
Fax: +971 (0)4 4393 582
Kenya lies in East Africa along the equator and its capital city, Nairobi, is the 2nd largest in Africa after Cairo. Magical Kenya as it is commonly referred to in the tourism industry is a land of intrigue, color and diversity.
Famous for its wildlife, athletes and hospitality, Kenya is one of the foremost tourism destinations in the world boasting 59 national parks and game reserves, each one unique with different wildlife and topography. Home to the original Safari, Kenya guarantees encounters with most, if not all, of the big five – lions, elephants, leopard, buffalo and rhino, and plays host to the world's 7th New Wonder of the World; the annual wildebeest migration that takes place in the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve between July and October.
Not only renowned for its grounded wildlife, Kenya is a bird watcher's paradise, with 30% of the world’s pink flamingoes calling Kenya home, and over 100 species of birds to be spotted in any one day. Supporting this tremendous abundance of life is Kenya's diverse landscape, ranging from semi-deserted plains to lush plantations, dense forests and tropical lowlands, to palm-fringed beaches, grassy savannahs and icy peaks. Similarly, Kenya is culturally rich and diverse with 42 different indigenous tribes, each offering their own unique experiences, and all offering the uniquely warm hospitality that Kenyan's are famous for.
Kenya's coastal regions not only offer pristine beaches and world-class diving and fishing pursuits, but are also steeped in history, with the coastal city of Lamu declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2001.
Kenya provides excellent value for money experiences with accommodation choices to suit every budget and interest; from lying under the open skies and stars, to luxury cameo tent retreats, city hotels and beach resorts. Home to some of the best tea, coffee and cut flowers in the world, Kenya livens the senses!
Come Alive! Come to Magical Kenya!