East African Cultural Encounters
- Private Journey
- 7 days Price available upon request
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Highlights of the Tour
- Best place in East Africa to track gorillas and other primate groups.
- Easy access to twelve habituated gorilla groups.
- Search for endangered and rare species like the Beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, and Patas monkeys.
- Visit the evocative Kegali Genocide museum.
- Plant trees with locals at Bisate and interact with them.
- Meet the Maasai and other indigenous tribes and learn their way of traditional living
- Segera provides a conservation corridor between western and eastern Laikipia, enabling free movement for elephants, Grevy’s zebra, wild dogs. A relaxing contrast to the migration experience
- The aim of Bisate is to be a model of sustainable ecotourism in Rwanda. Its reforestation and rehabilitation project has each guest partnering with us in contributing to conservation and local community upliftment, with a positive impact on the iconic endangered mountain gorilla.
Kigali | Volcanoes National Park | Laikipia Plateau| Nairobi
Experience the finest Gorilla trekking in Rwanda along with interaction with the Masaai in Kenya. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of East Africa. Start in Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, with a visit to the unforgettable Genocide Memorial before heading to the Virunga Massif for mountain gorilla trekking and planting a tree at Bisate as part of its vital reforestation program. From here, you head to Kenya for a classic African safari, taking in the wide-open savannah and resident plains game and predators of the country’s sweeping Laikipia Plateau. Segera’s understated luxury creates the ideal backdrop for the retreat’s world-class art collection and sensitive cultural encounters with local Maasai and other indigenous tribes.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 2-3Volcanes National Park
Day 4Laikipia Plateau - Kenya
Day 5-6Laikipia Plateau - Kenya
Day 7Depart for home or extend your journey
Volcanes National Park
Laikipia Plateau - Kenya
Laikipia Plateau - Kenya
Depart for home or extend your journey
Price available on request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-650-384-0033.
Bisate Lodge: Bisate Lodge, a Premier Camp, has dramatic views of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcano peaks rising through the forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. It is within easy driving distance of Park Headquarters, from where once-in-a-lifetime gorilla treks depart daily. Exploring around Bisate includes community visits, birding, golden monkey tracking, and helping reforest the area, Gorilla Guardian Village, the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, as well as Dian Fossey’s burial site.
Six opulent en-suite Forest Villas are warmed by a central fireplace and have breathtaking views from the deck. The main area comprises a lounge, dining and bar area, wine cellar, and viewing deck. Both the architecture and interiors are rooted in Rwandan cultural traditions.
Segera Retreat: Overlooking snow-capped Mount Kenya, luxurious Segera Retreat is found on Laikipia’s savannah grasslands, home to the second-highest density of wildlife in Kenya. Game drives, guided nature walks, and cultural activities showcase the environment.
Beautifully renovated stables form the core of the main area, while six large luxurious villas rise on wooden platforms above a profusion of botanical life. The lavish new Farmhouse Homestead, Segera House, and perfectly-positioned Villa Segera boast even greater privacy and luxury. Throughout, the Retreat and its gardens are filled with selected paintings and other art from amongst Africa’s most inspiring artists from The Zeitz Collection. Other delights include a spa and gym, as well as the unique Nay Palad Bird’s Nest sleep-out. The sumptuous cuisine comprises Segera’s own free-range beef and organic vegetables.
Our Safari Journeys:
Choose from three categories of accommodation – Adventure, Classic, and Premier – with the exclusivity of your experience and the level of authentic, sustainable luxury indicated by the category and price.
However, the fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of luxury or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to vast tracts of Africa’s best wildlife areas, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy, and space.
In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of all these areas. Our dedicated team works together with you to design a journey that suits your budget and bucket list desires.
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