hotel lobby

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Before our recent African Safari on credit card points and miles (that didn’t happen), we were supposed to spend a couple of nights at the JW Marriott Nairobi. We used 37K Marriott points/night for this hotel, which has an average cash price of about $300-$350/night. We still stayed at this hotel before we left Africa […]

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When we decided to use credit card points and miles to book an African safari in Kenya, I knew I wanted to go to another country or island since we had traveled so far. I considered the Seychelles and Mauritius and settled on Mauritius on credit card points and miles.  Mauritius is a small island […]

vehicle going down road at sundown

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Last year, shortly after the  JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge opened, I heard that rooms could be booked for about 75K Marriott Bonvoy Rewards per night, including a safari. Having previously been on a safari, I was anxious to see if I could book this with my stash of Marriott Bonvoy points. The 75k/night deal […]

Large market in Africa

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Our fabulous Digital Business Manager and Facebook Group Moderator, Megan Condello, wrote up a trip report about 10 days in Morocco using points and miles. She usually uses a combination of cash, points, and miles for her trips, and this was no different. She paid for her hotels with credit cards and earned points and […]

Jeep on African plains with animals present

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A couple of years ago, I booked flights, a pre-safari hotel, and a post-safari trip to Zanzibar. I paid cash for a safari at TAASA Lodge in Tanzania with a TravelZoo deal. This time, I have booked a safari entirely with points and miles! Here’s how booking an African safari with points is possible. Recently, […]

Animal with long neck walking in dry grass

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Africa has always been a place of beauty and mystery.  For many, the allure of seeing Africa’s treasures is offset when they think of traveling such a long distance to such an unknown destination.  There is no doubt that the journey to get to Africa (especially South Africa) is long and tiresome. Thanks to Trent […]

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When we planned our Safari to Africa, we decide that since we were traveling so far to get there, we wanted to see another area so we decided to add Zanzibar, the Spice Island, to our trip. We used credit card points and miles for all of this part of our trip except for the […]

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I just completed one of my bucket list destinations using points and miles for a portion of it. Africa and Zanzibar on points and miles was an absolute dream! While we had purchased our safari on Travelzoo with cash, the flights, hotel in Arusha, and all of Zanzibar was done with points and miles. Here […]

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