Rwanda & The Serengeti

Rwanda & The Serengeti

Walking in the Footsteps of Giants

THE EXPERIENCE

Experience a unique chance to come face to face with the power and beauty that Africa is known for. Beginning with the mist covered heights of Rwanda, explore lush jungles while looking for the ultimate primate – the mountain gorilla. Continue on to complete your African adventure with the opportunity to see one of Mother Nature’s greatest spectacles. The natural migration in its thunderous glory is simply a bucket list must-see.


This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to a 2019 Silversea cruise.
Please see below and embark on your greatest adventure to date.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Duration
6 nights
Departure date
03 Apr 2019
From
Mombasa
To
Kilimanjaro
Fares from
Rwanda
Rwanda
Rwanda
Rwanda
Rwanda

HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy t...

Enjoy the luxury of the award-winning Bisate Camp.

Charter...

Chartered private flights (Pilatus PC12) throughout the safari.

Stay in...

Stay in an exclusive erected Silversea tented camp in the Serengeti.

Explore...

Explore with 2 days gorilla trekking.

ITINERARY

Itinerary map

DAY BY DAY
ITINERARY

DAY 1
After disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your private charter flight to Kigali. After clearance into Rwanda, you will have lunch before your scenic drive through the Albertine Rift to Ruhengeri and the Volcanoes National Park. We will then check into the Wilderness Safaris’ Bisate Lodge –with spectacular views of the brooding volcanoes Bisoke, Karisimbi and Mikeno. Just before dinner an important and mandatory briefing on gorilla etiquette will take place.
DAY 2
After breakfast, we will head for the park headquarters to meet the park rangers and porters. Depending on the habituated gorilla groups, we will be separated into small groups to trek into gorilla territory –each group will see a different group of gorillas. Depending on the length of the trek we might have a picnic or go back to the lodge for lunch. During the afternoon, an activity in the Volcanoes National Park or an interactive encounter with the Tuzamurane community will be on offer. In the evening, Dr. Ian McCullum will give a special presentation on conservation and the soul. The day’s events will be discussed before dinner.
DAY 3
This second day of trekking offers the opportunity to see a different group of gorillas and spend more time with these rare primates. Those who prefer a more relaxed day can choose to partake in a birding and golden monkey walk in the forest, or take a scenic flip over the forest by helicopter. A tree planting ceremony will also take place. Pre-dinner drinks, Recap & Briefing and dinner will be had at the Bisate Lodge.
DAY 4
After an early breakfast, we drive back to Kigali for our charter flight from Kigali to Serengeti –with a technical stop in Mwanza to clear into Tanzania. Custom 4x4s will take us to the specially erected luxurious camp –at a place selected to have the best view of the natural migration of animals. In the afternoon, join Conrad Hennig for a presentation on the Serengeti Ecosystem and a preview of the activities planned. A first game drive will follow and later dinner will be served under the stars in the luxury camp.
DAY 5
An early breakfast will lead to the first morning drive in 4x4s looking for the “Big Five”. The chances of seeing big cats are best in the morning, and we will return for brunch to the camp. It is best to go out early and late, resting in the early afternoon. In the late afternoon another game drive will take place, before returning to the camp for showers, a discussion on the animals seen during the day, drinks and dinner.
DAY 6
A second day of looking for the “Big Five”, plus cheetahs and African wild dogs with the possibility to stay out for the full day during our game drive, packing a picnic brunch and refreshments. In the evening a last Recap & Briefing will take place, followed by a special dinner under the stars.
DAY 7
After breakfast, transfer to airstrip for private charter to Arusha. In Arusha use a day room at Legendary lodge until your departure flight at Kilimanjaro Airport.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Private charter flight with a Pilatus PC12 whilst on safari
  • Transfers as specified
  • All hotel stay and luxury lodge and camp accommodation throughout your stay
  • Two day gorilla trekking permit or a choice of other activities
  • Private game drives with English speaking rangers

COMBINED CRUISES

This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to the following 2019 Silversea cruises.

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16 days
Silver Whisper – Voyage 4906
18 Mar – 3 Apr 2019
From Singapore to Mombasa
7 days
Rwanda and Serengeti
3 – 9 Apr 2019
From Mombasa to Kilimanjaro
Silver Whisper

Silver Whisper
Cruise 4906

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