Serengeti & Silverbacks

By the time the first Briton entered the Serengeti in 1913, the Maasai had already been grazing their livestock on the plains for over 200 years. To combat the hunting of lions, which was rife at the time, the British transformed 800 acres of the plains into a game reserve. In 1951 the Serengeti National Park was established, and its native wildlife has flourished.

Departure days – Thursday

All departures guaranteed.

Inclusions – Peregrine tour leaders, and experienced driver/guide in Rwanda specialist local guides, arrival transfer, transport, game activities, one gorilla permit and entrance fees.

Accommodation – 4 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights safari lodge, 1 night basic hotel, 6 nights permanent tented camp.

Transport – Overland truck, 4WD vehicle, plane, private vehicle

Meals – 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners

Group Size – maximum 16.

Prices on request depending on tour date.

Day 1 Kigali - Ruhengeri
Arrive in Kigali and transfer to your lodge, which is nestled on the lower slopes of Sabuinyo Volcano.
Day 2 Gorilla Trek
Trek to see the endangered mountain gorillas in Parc National des Volcans – there are fewer than 800 left in the world.
Day 3 Optional Treks
Today is free to enjoy some optional activities. Choose form a second gorilla trek, trek to Dian Fossey’s grave or to see golden monkeys (recommended). Drive back to Kigali.
Day 4 Kigali - Nairobi
Take a morning city tour, which includes the Genocide Memorial. Transfer to Kigali Airport for your unescorted flight to Nairobi (not included), where the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 5 Lake Elementaita
Visit Elsamere this morning, where author Joy Adamson (Born Free) once lived. Spot wildlife on a cruise around Lake Navaisha.
Day 6 Lake Nakuru National Park
Go on a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, renowned for its flamingos, who at certain times of year gather here in their millions.
Day 7 - 8 Masai Mara National Reserve
Embark on game drives in the Masai Mara Reserve, home to one of the highest densities of wildlife on the continent.
Day 9 Migori
Leave the Masai Mara and travel to Migori for the night, stopping at a local soapstone factory on the way – the figurines make great collectables.
Day 10-11 Serengeti National Park
Cross border into Tanzania early on Day 10 and continue onwards to the Serengeti, with its natural beauty and abundant wildlife.
Day 12 - 13 Ngorongoro Highlands
Climb into a 4×4 to discover the Ngorongoro Crate, arguably the world’s greatest natural amphitheatre and teeming with wildlife.
Day 14 Ngorongoro - Nairobi
Drive via Arusha back to Nairobi, where your trip ends.

 

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