The window is small, but the savings are great. If you can fly out between 10/09/10 and 10/12/10 you could get to the distant continent of Africa for as little as $995 total (the price is return, and includes all taxes, fees and surcharges). That's the low rate of KLM's current flash sale to Addis Ababa, Nairobi and Entebbe; those who book it can return anytime in the 12 months after those departure dates.
Alas, the booking window is narrow, too: to score this deal, you must put your money down by the end of the day today! Click here to get to the sale page. These prices also hold for Ottawa and Montreal departures.
If a safari is your goal, quickly surf over to the websites of such companies as Lion World Travel, Adventure Center or 2Afrika to get an overview of affordable safari options. Once you've decided on the the length of time in the bush, book the airfare before it disappears. You'll have a number of months before you need to finalize your plans for the safari itself.
(Photo by Paul Mannix)