Thursday 25 September 2008

New Peregrine Adventures on the Oldest Continent: Africa

Peregrine has added new adventures to its Africa program to tempt travellers beyond the game
parks to experience the energy and diversity of the world’s oldest inhabited continent.

In East Africa, the company has introduced a twist on the typical safari with its new Essence of
Tanzania adventure, which combines a fully-supported mobile camp (with ensuite toilets) in the
best game parks with a unique and unforgettable cultural experience. There is game viewing:
elephants (and baobab trees) in Tarangire and tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara, as well as
up-close encounters with the ‘big five’ in Ngorongoro Crater and the nearby private
conservation area. The Serengeti is the site of the greatest animal migration on earth, and the
flexibility of the mobile camp ensures the best possible wildlife viewing.

But perhaps the greatest highlight of the trip is spending time with the Hadzabe Bushmen,
Tanzania’s oldest tribe and nomadic hunter-gatherers thought to be related to the San people of
the Kalahari. Very few tourists have had the opportunity to visit their village and join in a hunt.
The 11-day Essence of Tanzania tour departs from Kilimanjaro Airport monthly between June
and March and costs $5335 per person, twin share, including accommodation, transport,
Peregrine leader, most meals, park entry fees and domestic flight.

In Southern Africa, Peregrine has introduced two, eight-day adventures that can be combined to
form the 15-day Botswana and Zambia Discovery tour. For wildlife enthusiasts, this is the
ultimate trip, combining private game reserves and some of Africa’s best-known game parks.
The trip starts at Victoria Falls and heads to remote Kafue National Park for two full days on the
watch for lion, leopard and antelope. The South Luangwa National Park has one of the richest
concentrations of game in Africa – including huge pods of hippos.

Heading into Botswana, first stop is Chobe National Park before the vast, arid expanse of the
Makgadikgadi salt pans (for quad bike exploring) en route for the Khwai River region, bordering
the Moremi Game Reserve – where spotting the ‘big five’ is virtually guaranteed! Botswana’s
most famous attraction is left until the end: the magnificent, tranquil waterways of the Okavango
Delta, where motorised transport is traded for the peace of a paddled canoe (mokoro).

The 15-day Botswana and Zambia Discovery tour departs Victoria Falls every three weeks
between June and October and costs $8895 per person, twin share, including all transport, entry
fees, accommodation, leader and domestic flight.

The cost of all Peregrine trips includes carbon off-setting the land and domestic air portion of
the trip. For further information call your travel agent or Peregrine Travel Centre on 1300 854
500. Download a .pdf of the new Africa brochure or watch a video of Peregrine’s African
adventures at

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