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AFRICA

and the Middle East

2018-19 Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Israel & the Palestinian Territories, Kenya, Jordan, Madagascar, Morocco, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, The Gambia, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Contents ACCOMMODATION

6

LIMITED TRIPS

10

PRIVATE GROUPS

12

FAQS

13

AFRICA’S GRAND SAFARI

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EAST AFRICA

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SOUTHERN AFRICA

34

ETHIOPIA

46

MOROCCO

50

THE MIDDLE EAST

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ADVENTURE CRUISING

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A traveller ’s tale Final - USE THIS ONE

For years I have travelled independently, and although I still travel on my own for part of a trip, travelling with a small group takes away all the hassle and time spent researching everything from transport to accommodation. It’s also far more sociable; enjoying a beer and sharing stories with fellow travellers is a great way to finish the day. Our Peregrine leader was very well-informed, friendly and helpful – something you miss out on if you are travelling independently. Peregrine arranged a great variety of accommodation including a houseboat, a desert lodge with private outside bathroom (quite an experience having a shower under the stars!), and a beautiful safari lodge – all quite different but very comfortable and interesting. Travelling with Peregrine overland from Victoria Falls to Cape Town was a fascinating, enriching experience enjoyed with a small group of likeminded people. The range of activities on offer – from canoeing down the Orange River, climbing dune 45 and seeing the stunning colours at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, to a dugout canoe ride in the Okavango Delta – catered to everyone on the tour. There was also time to spend exploring on your own and enjoy some of the optional activities. With so much on offer, it is difficult to pick out any one highlight, but having a large herd of elephants pass right beside our vehicle on their way to cross the Chobe river was especially memorable. The distances covered are vast, so be prepared for some long days in the vehicle – and as some of the roads are rough, also be prepared for the odd puncture! However, the guide and driver quickly changed tyres and we were soon on our way. It all adds to the interest and memories of the trip.

Rosie Cozens Delta, Dunes and Falls, Page 38


Small group journeys What makes travelling in small groups so special? For some companies, the term ‘small group’ means sharing a bus with 45 other people. That’s where we differ. The average group size on our journeys is just 10 people, and there’ll never be more than 12 on our classic itineraries. It’s the perfect number for a candlelit dinner party in Reniala Park, or a memorable mokoro ride on the Okavango Delta. Better still, a more intimate group size elevates those extraordinary moments to something truly special.

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Unparalleled access We visit areas often restricted to larger groups, allowing you to immerse yourself in the destination (away from the jostling masses).

Get to know your group We know it can be hard to bond with a busload of strangers. Being in a small group means you can really get to know your travelling companions and create special memories together.

Sustainable travel Travelling in smaller groups is a more sustainable way to see the world. Better still, Peregrine carbon offsets each of its tours on your behalf.

A considered pace Instead of packing and unpacking (and then repacking) each day, there’s more time to explore, to soak up the atmosphere, to relax and unwind at your own pace.


Accommodation options Small groups have the flexibility to stay in a wider range of lodgings. Think fewer big chains and more unique and quality accommodation.

Less time waiting With fewer travellers in our groups, you’ll spend less time checking into hotels and getting on (and off) transport, and more time seeing the sights.

Award-winning leaders Smaller group sizes also mean you’ll have more time to spend with our expert leaders, who can answer questions and share insider tips only a local can know.

Move around with ease Some subscribe to the theory that, if it’s comfortable it isn’t a true adventure. Not us. We’re all for taking the hassles out of group travel and delivering peace of mind at every step.

Unforgettable dining While bigger tour groups may struggle to get seats at restaurants, your local leader will get you a table at the most authentic (and delicious) locations.

Better photo opportunities Less people means a greater chance of capturing that incredible shot of the Cinque Terre, not the back of someone’s head.

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Local knowledge Twenty years ago, we became the first travel company of our kind to exclusively employ local leaders in the regions we visit. After all, who better to guide you through the back streets than someone who lives there? Our tours will start with the highlights, but when the large tour groups hop back on their coach and leave, our local leaders will help you find a more unique, personal experience that gets you closer to the people and the culture you came to discover. “I love my job. It’s really good to meet with people from different cultures and to show off my country – to be really proud of what we have here. What I love most about my country is the people, who are so friendly and helpful, as well as our amazing wildlife that people travel from around the world to come and see.”

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Moments to remember Seeing the famous sights is a must, but it’s often the unexpected moments that are the most special. We’ll take you beyond the highlights and travel at a relaxed pace that allows you to stop and savour each moment along the way. Throughout this brochure, you’ll find ‘Peregrine Moments’ on each of our trips. These are just a few of the special experiences you’ll have with Peregrine; the highlights you’ll only have while travelling in a small group with a local leader. We’ll still

get that perfect photograph of the Ngorongoro Crater, or wildlife on the Serengeti, but sharing stories with the Maasai around the fire and learning how they have preserved their culture for generations is a memory you’ll cherish long after the trip has ended.

Peregrine Moments Cocktails at sunset – Okavango Delta Catch an African sunset from your houseboat deck and listen to the sound of breaching hippos and trilling cicadas (page 18).

Meerkat experience – Oudtshoorn Peek into the world of meerkats on a tour with our experienced guide, Devey, and spy these curious creatures peeking out from their burrows (page 39). Photo: Robert Livingstone-Ward

Cape Town, South Africa

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Where we stay Travelling in small groups means we aren’t restricted to staying in larger chain hotels. Our destination experts can seek out smaller quality hotels that better reflect the style of the region. All of our accommodation is carefully hand-picked for its quality, amenities anad convenient location to ensure you can spend less time checking in and more time soaking up a destination over a glass of wine.

Namib Desert Lodge, Namibia

Thamalakane River Lodge, Botswana

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Hotel Ksar Kaissar, Atlas Mountains, Morocco


Exclusive Feature Stays Almost all of our tours include at least one night in a Feature Stay – a stand out property that offers a deeper level of cultural immersion or unique perspective on a destination. It could be a comfortable thatched hut in the Great Rift Valley, a heritage riad in Morocco or a luxury tent in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Look for the Feature Stay stamp throughout this brochure for more information on some of our favourites.

Pom Pom Camp, Botswana

Staying longer? Lake Nakuru Lodge, Kenya

Starting your trip a few days early or staying a little longer? We can book your pre and post travel accommodation – just inform us at the time of booking.

Travelling with ease At Peregrine we adapt our transportation for each destination, without compromising on comfort. In Africa we travel using our overland vehicles, which are custom built for the Peregrine experience and come equipped with a local leader and driver, onboard inverters

for charging equipment, onboard fridge and safe, and large sliding windows perfect for viewing wildlife. After some time on the road it’ll start to feel like a second home, the perfect place to form bonds with your group while travelling across this remarkable continent.

Ngorongoro Farmhouse, Tanzania

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Responsible travel Responsible travel is at the core of our ethos. We employ our own local guides and staff from the destinations in which we operate; we eat in local restaurants and stay in quality, locally run accommodation that directly contributes to employment and the economy.

Planet

We do all of this as part of our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact. Everything we do, from choosing our transport to organising a homestay, is guided by our five key sustainability initiatives, which we call the The 5 P’s.

People We treat all people with fairness and respect. It’s our aim to promote justice and equality across our global communities and offer protection to our most vulnerable societies.

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We protect the environment by using resources in an efficient, fair and responsible way. Our trips are designed to limit their physical and environmental impact, and preserve destinations for generations to come.

Prosperity We implement best practices in everything we do to reduce inequalities and support local economies. We do this while achieving responsible and sustainable growth for our business.

Peace We foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies by promoting cross-cultural understanding and diversity. Our approach is built on the idea that sustainable grassroots travel can be fundamental in preventing prejudice, bigotry and misunderstanding.

Partnerships We develop and mantain healthy cross-cultural partnerships across our business, particularly through our non-profit, The Intrepid Foundation. These partnerships are created to benefit the poorest and most vulnerable members of society.


The Intrepid Foundation Photo: Robert Livingstone-Ward

In 2002, our parent company, the Intrepid Group, founded The Intrepid Foundation – a not-forprofit organisation that allows our travellers to give back to the communities they visit. Since then the Foundation has contributed more than $5 million to more than 50 non-profit organisations around the world that address issues such as education, child welfare, environmental and wildlife protection. The best bit? We cover 100% of the administrative costs and match every donation, dollar for dollar*.

How to donate You can donate to The Intrepid Foundation anytime: either through your travel agent or Peregrine specialist, or on The Intrepid Foundation homepage. Learn more at theintrepidfoundation.org *up to AUD 1,000 per donor and a total of AUD 400,000 for all donors each financial year (excludes emergency appeals)

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Limited Edition trips Peregrine has created a range of unique new journeys for travellers looking to combine their special interests with their love of travel. From history and archaeology, to literature and food, our Limited Edition small group trips have been crafted just for you. Led by expert local guides, staying in quality accommodation and with only one or two departures on each trip, these are true Limited Edition adventures. Head to peregrineadventures.com for more information.

East Africa Migration Safari

Uganda Gorilla Expedition & Safari

Pyramids, Mummies and Pharoahs

World Sacred Music Festival in Fes

Take a front row seat at the greatest show on earth during a nine-day safari through the Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve.

Get close to the rare mountain gorillas of Uganda on this intimate and unforgettable adventure.

Discover the history and mythology of Egypt as you explore Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and the Nile.

Journey into the heart of Morocco and watch as musicians perform at the World Sacred Music Festival.

• Meet with a representative of Gorilla Doctors and learn about their important veterinary and conservation efforts.

• Ahmed, your local leader, has worked registering hieroglyphic texts on the Pyramids of Giza plateaus. Who better to take you on a journey through Egypt’s fascinating history?

• Take part in a festival that uses art and music to help build and maintain an open dialogue between the world’s religions.

• Choose from an array of optional activities – nature walks, a Maasai tribe village visit, and a breathtaking hot-air balloon ride over the park. • Our Serengeti camp gives you the chance to see the great migration of over a million wildebeest as they trek for fresh grazing. 10 // peregrineadventures.com

• Spend two days trekking through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and see Uganda’s rare mountain gorillas from up close.

• Visit Memphis, the ancient capital of Lower Egypt, and the famous Red and Bent pyramids

• Learn the tea making secrets of the Berber tribespeople at an exclusive demonstration with a local family.


40 years of moments After 40 years of travelling the globe you’d think we’ve seen it all? Not even close. Our spirit for adventure is just as strong now as it was when we launched our first small-group adventure in Nepal way back in 1978. While we might have grown since then, our focus has always been on continuing to create special moments on every Peregrine trip. These unique experiences are only made possible thanks to our emphasis on smallgroup travel, our local leaders, and our close relationships with the local communities we visit.

To commemorate this milestone birthday in 2018, we’ll be celebrating with special giveaways and offers throughout the year to give you an opportunity to experience our Peregrine Moments for yourself. For more information, and to learn more about our story, visit www.peregrineadventures.com/ special-moments

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Private & Tailored options Photo: Robert Livingstone-Ward

Independent Experiences Departing for a group tour on a specific date doesn’t suit everyone. Designed for one to three people, take a private Independent Experience before or after a small group tour, or mix and match a few Experiences to create your ideal trip combination. It’s independent travel without the stress.

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Private groups We understand that some travellers would prefer to see the world with a group of your own choosing. We can help you create a tailor-made trip to suit any group, whether it’s large or small. Choose from one of our existing itineraries and talk to our team about enhancing it. We can add activities, elevate your accommodation to a luxury level, tailor the itinerary to a particular

interest and you can select a departure date to suit your group. You can also speak to us about creating something truly memorable and use our expertise to design a unique trip for you. It’s not just about the big groups though, we can take smaller groups as well - for family or friends of two or more, who simply want to share the travel experience together.


Frequently Asked Questions Where do I find more information on a specific tour? Visit our website, type the trip name or code into the search box at the top of the page, and away you go! At the end of each trip page is essential trip information, such as a comprehensive itinerary, inclusions and other useful information. Do I need a visa or travel insurance? Many countries require you to have a visa before arrival. After you’ve booked your trip, we’ll send you a pre-departure checklist containing all the visa information you’ll need. It’s important to get your visa organised well in advance. Travel insurance is also compulsory on all Peregrine trips.

Do I need to book flights? The prices quoted in this brochure and on our website do not include flights, however our sales team can help you book these. Just ask when you’re making your booking. How do I book my tour? You can book any Peregrine trip through our website, over the phone, in person or through your local travel agent. I’m travelling on my own. Do I need to pay more? Not at all! All our trips are twin-share (solo-travelling ladies share with ladies, while gents share with gents) so there’s no single supplement to pay. If you’d prefer your own room, we can arrange this on most trips at an additional cost. Let us know when you book.

Are there age limits or do I need to have a certain level of fitness? There’s no specific age limit, however Peregrine passengers are often in their 40s, 50s and 60s. For those concerned with fitness, we’ve attached a physical rating to each trip (see below). How many people will I travel with? The maximum group size on all trips is 12, however groups usually consist of about 10 travellers. The exception is our Adventure Cruising and Polar trips, where we use small ships. What’s included in the price of a tour? An experienced English-speaking leader local to the region, airport arrival transfer (most itineraries), all transport (mostly private), all accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees, plus many meals.

Using this brochure Every Peregrine trip has been given a physical activity rating, on a scale of 1-5.

l l l l Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy it, as most activities will be challenging.

GROUP WALKING TOURS

This indicates two or three trips combined. On these trips, some travellers will do the whole journey while others will join halfway through. It can also mean the leader will change on different sections of the trip. Transfers between trips are usually included.

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Most of our itineraries are designed for people with an average level of fitness, but some involve a little bit of huff and puff (such as trekking to see gorillas in Parc National des Volcans) and others demand a serious level of fitness (for instance, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro).

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l These trips are a relaxing break. You don’t have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.

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It’s hard for us to choose favourites but there are some key trips that are consistently in high demand and are often

quick to sell out. If you’re looking for the best of the best, keep an eye out for our Signature Trips icon – these indicate our top-selling trips.

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Combination Trips Final - USE THIS ONE

We like to spend a little more time in each destination so you have more time to explore, soak up the atmosphere and relax. As well as slowing the pace, this year we are offering more ‘combination trips’ that link our regular trips together to create bigger, bolder journeys – this means you may get two or three different groups of travellers and local leaders in a single trip. See these maps (and the trip pages) for our full selection of ‘combos’.

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PGNV

Nile Valley Highlights 9 days, page 58

PFLN

Highlights of Ethiopia 10 days, page 48

PFED

East Africa Discovery 12 days, page 25

PFLT

Lost Tribes of Ethiopia 10 days, page 49

PFEB

Experience Botswana 10 days, page 36

PGJE

Jordan Explorer 8 days, page 59

PFCN

Classic Namibia 15 days, page 37

PGTO

A Taste of Oman 7 days, page 64

PFGR

South Africa’s Garden Route 10 days, page 39

PGTI

Journey through Israel & the Palestinian Territories 7 days, page 59

…INTO A COMBO TRIP

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PFGAC

Grand Africa – Cairo to Cape Town 48 days, pages 18-19

PFASC

Classic Africa Safari 39 days, pages 20-21

PFBSC

Grand Africa – Nairobi to Port Elizabeth 49 days, enter PFBSC on our website

PFDDC

Delta, Dunes & Falls 24 days, page 38

PFUSC

Ultimate Southern Africa 34 days, enter PFUSC on our website

PFNRC

Namibia & South Africa’s Garden Route 25 days, enter PFNRC on our website

PFLEC

Ethiopia Experience 19 days, page 47

PGOJC

Egypt, Jordan & Oman 22 days, page 63

PGOAC

Jordan & Oman 14 days, page 65

PGEJC

Classical Egypt & Jordan 16 days, page 60

PGDIC

Discover Egypt, Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories 22 days, page 62


Haifa Nazareth PGTI Bethlehem Tiberias Tel Aviv Jerash Jerusalem Amman Dead Sea

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PGNV

PGJE

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EGYPT

Luxor Edfu

Africa and the Middle East

JORDAN PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

Petra Wadi Rum Aqaba

Cairo

Al Hazm Jebel Shams Nakhal PGTO Misfah Muscat Al Hamra Wadi Bani Bahla Khalid Jabrin Nizwa Ibra Wahiba Sands

Aswan

Abu Simbel

OMAN

Simien Mountains NP Gondar Bahr Dar

Axum Lalibela

PFLN Addis Ababa

ETHIOPIA Jinka Turmi

Migori Serengeti NP Ngorongoro Crater

PFED

Okavango Delta

Damaraland Swakopmund

PFCN

Windhoek

ZIMBABWE

Maun Ghanzi

Zanzibar

Victoria Falls

Chobe NP Etosha NP

Lake Naivasha Nairobi Arusha

TANZANIA

PFEB

PFLT

KENYA

Lake Nakuru NP Masai Mara

Arba Minch Nechisar NP Konso

Makgadikgadi Pans

BOTSWANA

NAMIBIA Sossusvlei Johannesburg Fish River Canyon

Orange River

SOUTH AFRICA Trawal Cape Town Cape of Good Hope Stellenbosch

Cango Caves

Flight between trips included Tsitsikamma NP Addo Elephant Park

Knysna Oudtshoorn Hermanus

Flight between trips not included

Port Elizabeth

PFGR

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Africa’s

Grand Safari

Our two biggest overland trips across Africa slowly reveal the complexity, beauty and history of some 27 regions. Crumbling temples and pyramids give way to great lakes, vast plains and the wild creatures that inhabit them, each sunrise filled with the promise of new experiences and new understandings. These are the perfect journeys for travellers with an open mind and the spirit for adventure. Travelling on an overland adventure means not only seeing more of Africa, but more time for creating those special bonds with your fellow travellers, leaders and drivers. As with all the best adventures, these trips are as much about the journey as the destination. Keep an eye out for this truck symbol throughout the brochure, as this indicates that the trip is an overlanding experience. All days on these trips are spent exploring in Peregrine overland trucks unless otherwise stated in the ‘What to Know’ section.

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Our overland vehicles are custom built and come equipped with: n

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Learn more about our overland expeditions by visiting www.peregrineadventures.com/africa-overland

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Grand Africa – Cairo to Cape Town 48 Days Day 1 Cairo Welcome to Cairo. Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Day 2 Memphis Drive to Memphis, which lies on the border of the desert. Visit the nearby tombs of the nobles of this ancient city and see bas-reliefs depicting age-old life.

Peregrine Moments Maasai cultural experience – Masai Mara Meet your Maasai hosts in a natural reserve and enjoy an insightful talk about this remarkable culture from a village elder.

Cocktails at sunset – Okavango Delta Pull up a chair and catch an African sunset from your houseboat deck to the sound of breaching hippos and trilling cicadas.

A picnic to remember – Fish River Canyon Sit down to breakfast on the edge of Africa’s largest canyon and take in an unforgettable sunrise.

Day 3 Cairo – Pyramids & Sphinx Venture out to see the pyramids and the Sphinx in the morning, then witness King Tutankhamun’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum. In the evening, take a sleeper train to Luxor. Day 4 Luxor Learn about the history behind Karnak Temple before boarding a cruise boat. The rest of the afternoon is free to relax, shop in the bazaar or soak up the atmosphere of a local teahouse.

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Days 5-7 Nile Cruise Visit the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Cruise upriver to Kom Ombo Temple.

Days 17-18 Serengeti National Park Cross the border into Tanzania. Keep your eyes peeled for animals including lions, leopards, elephants and buffalo on game drives.

Day 8 Aswan Visit iconic Abu Simbel by plane. With four gargantuan statues of Ramses guarding the Great Temple, this is one of Egypt’s most impressive landmarks. The rest of the day is free for you to make your own discoveries.

Days 19-20 Ngorongoro Highlands Explore Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact crater.

Day 9 Cairo – Nairobi Fly back to Cairo. Visit the medieval quarter, including the Gayer-Anderson Museum, Ibn Tulun Mosque and Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. In the evening fly to Nairobi (unescorted). Day 10 Nairobi Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a free day to relax and see the sights, such as David Sheldrick’s Wildlife Trust or the Karen Blixen Museum, and perhaps enjoy a meal at Carnivore restaurant. Day 11 Lake Naivasha/Lake Nakuru Visit Elsamere, former home of Born Free writer Joy Adamson. Afterwards, take a cruise around Lake Naivasha. Day 12 Lake Nakuru National Park Enjoy a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, perhaps spotting a rhino or two. Days 13-15 Masai Mara Visit a traditional Maasai village, then embark on one of the world’s great safaris through the Masai Mara National Reserve. Day 16 Migori Head towards Tanzania, stopping overnight in Migori.

Days 21-22 Zanzibar Relax at the comfortable Zanzibar resort, located on a white sandy beach with a swimming pool, water sports, restaurants and bars (unescorted). Explore Stone Town’s maze of narrow streets and whitewashed stone buildings. Day 23 Stone Town Explore Stone Town’s maze of narrow streets and whitewashed coral stone buildings (unescorted). Day 24 Johannesburg Fly to Johannesburg. Stay the night in South Africa’s largest city before flying to Victoria Falls (unescorted). Days 25-26 Victoria Falls Visit one of the world’s natural wonders, Victoria Falls, and relish a night in one of our feature properties. Built on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge boasts outstanding views to the horizon. Days 27-28 Chobe National Park Cross the Zambezi River and enter Botswana, making tracks for Chobe National Park. Enjoy a game drive the following morning, then set sail on a sunset cruise along the Chobe River. Day 29 Makgadikgadi Pans Visit the vast Makgadikgadi Pans, one of the world’s largest salt flats. Venture out to the pans, where you may be lucky enough to spot meerkats.


AFRICA’S GRAND SAFARI

Cairo

EGYPT Ni le

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Luxor Edfu Abu Simbel

Aswan Lake Nasser

DIJBOUTI

Lake Naivasha Lake Nakuru NP Masai Mara Nairobi Migori

KENYA

Serengeti NP Ngorongoro Crater Arusha

Zanzibar

TANZANIA ANGOLA MALAWI MOZAMBIQUE

Victoria Falls Chobe NP Etosha NP ZIMBABWE Okavango Victoria Falls ZAMBIADelta Maun Damaraland Makgadikgadi Damaraland Etosha N.P. Ghanzi Pans Chobe N.P. Windhoek Swakopmund BOTSWANA

NAMIBIA

Sossusvlei Orange River

Fish River Canyon

SOUTH AFRICA

Day 30 Maun Travel to Maun, a major hub of Botswana and gateway to the incredible Okavango Delta. Days 31-32 Okavango Delta Travel by motorboat through the Okavango Delta to a houseboat base. Spend the days looking for animals and the nights relaxing on the boat. Day 33 Ghanzi Learn from the San Bushmen through traditional dancing and storytelling around the campfire. Day 34 Windhoek Travel to the Namibian capital, Windhoek. Explore its vibrant cafe culture and Germanic architecture. Days 35-36 Etosha National Park Head to Etosha National Park. Discover its abundant wildlife with morning and afternoon game drives and see the immense Etosha salt pan. Days 37-38 Damaraland Take in a surreal environment of diverse mountain scenery, curious Welwitschia plants and ancient rock paintings. Days 39-40 Swakopmund Continue to Swakopmund, perhaps using the free time available to go fishing or relax in a cafe.

Days 41-42 Sossusvlei Rise early to climb the most famous dune of the Namib Desert and watch the colours change with the sunrise. Explore Sesriem Canyon and Deadvlei. Days 43-44 Fish River Canyon Witness a magical sunrise over the world’s second largest chasm. Enjoy a rest day, or set out on optional activities like 4WD drives along Wildebeest Drive in search of wildlife. Day 45 Orange River Travel to the border village of Noordoewer and canoe down a stretch of South Africa’s longest river. Day 46 Trawal Cross into South Africa. Spend a day and night on a working wine farm situated at the foot of the Cedarberg mountain range. In the evening, indulge in a wine tasting of the local produce. Days 47-48 Cape Town Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa’s attractive coastal city. In the evening head to the colourful neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap for a memorable dinner and story-telling with local host, Faldela. This adventure comes to an end on the morning of Day 48.

FEATURE STAY

Nile River Cruise, Egypt (Days 4-7) A four-night river cruise with full-board hospitality is the ideal way to experience the legendary River Nile. Rest and relax on the sundeck and in the pool while scenes of local life unfold along the banks.

COMBINATION TRIP INFORMATION This is a combination of itineraries PGNV, PFED, PFEB and PFCN. For more information on Combination Trips please see page 13-15.

Trawal Cape Town

TRIP CODE: PFGAC PHYSICAL RATING l l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 15 nights comfortable lodge, 10 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights permanent tented camp, 4 nights feature stay Nile cruise riverboat, 2 nights feature stay Serengeti National Park, 2 nights feature stay Victoria Falls, 2 nights feature stay Fish River Canyon, 2 nights beach resort, 2 nights houseboat, 1 night guest farm, 1 night basic hotel, 1 night aircon sleeper train, 1 night overnight flight, 1 night cabin Transport Overland truck, 4WD vehicle, boat, houseboat, mokoro, open 4WD vehicle, plane, private aircon bus, private vehicle, riverboat, sleeper train, felucca Meals 47 breakfasts, 34 lunches, 32 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Fridays Enter trip code PFGAC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover WHAT TO KNOW Flights on days 9, 21, 24 and 25 are unescorted. Days 21-25 are also unescorted. Days 10-48 are operated in a Peregrine overland truck.

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Classic Africa Safari 39 Days Day 1 Nairobi Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to the hotel. Use this free day to see the sights, including David Sheldrick’s Wildlife Trust and the Karen Blixen Museum. Perhaps enjoy dinner at Carnivore restaurant. Day 2 Lake Naivasha/Lake Nakuru Visit Elsamere, where writer and naturalist Joy Adamson once lived. Cruise across Naivasha.

Days 8-9 Serengeti National Park Cross the border into Tanzania. The first stop is the Serengeti, where spectacular game drives and iconic scenery await. Spend the night at the Kati Kati camp, located in the heart of the Serengeti.

Days 10-11 Ngorongoro Highlands Spend the day in the Ngorongoro Crater – the largest intact crater in the world. Animals here are less wary of people and safari Peregrine Moments vehicles, so it’s easier to view them from up close. Learn the secrets of the San – Kalahari Desert Witness a San Bushmen healing ceremony that Days 12-13 Zanzibar Continue via involves dancing in a circle around open flames. Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport and fly to the island of Zanzibar. After settling into your beachside accommodation, spend two days getting to know this exotic island known for its spices (unescorted).

Wine and cheese tasting – Trawal Sample seven of the Olifants River Valley’s finest wines under the guidance of your friendly local host ‘Sparky’.

Day 3 Lake Nakuru National Park Discover the wildlife of Lake Nakuru National Park. Witness some of its 50 different mammal species and perhaps its famous rhinos. Days 4-6 Masai Mara Call in on a Maasai village, then look for leopards and lions on a safari through Masai Mara National Reserve. Day 7 Migori Leave the Mara behind and head towards Tanzania, stopping in Migori for the night.

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Day 14 Stone Town Wander through Stone Town’s maze of narrow streets and whitewashed stone buildings (unescorted). Day 15 Johannesburg Fly to Johannesburg. Stay the night in South Africa’s largest city before flying to Victoria Falls. Days 16-17 Victoria Falls Experience the roar of one of the world’s great natural wonders – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’.

Days 18-19 Chobe National Park Cross the Zambezi River and drive to Chobe National Park. Set out on a morning game drive in search of animals, then head out on a sunset cruise down the Chobe River. Day 20 Makgadikgadi Pans Visit the sprawling salt flats of the Makgadikgadi Pans. Day 21 Maun Head to the town of Maun, portal to the Okavango Delta, and perhaps take a scenic flight over the waterways. Days 22-23 Okavango Delta Travel by motorboat along the upper reaches of the Okavango Delta, then climb aboard your home for the next two nights – a wellappointed houseboat. Day 24 Ghanzi Travel on to Ghanzi, the ‘capital of the Kalahari’. Stay at a lodge owned and run by the local San Bushmen and become immersed in their culture with singing and storytelling around the campfire. Day 25 Windhoek Enter Windhoek, the social and economic centre of Namibia. Days 26-27 Etosha National Park Discover the stunning wildlife of Etosha National Park and the Etosha Salt Pan on morning and afternoon game drives.


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Lake Naivasha Lake Nakuru NP Masai Mara Nairobi Migori

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Serengeti NP Ngorongoro Crater Arusha

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Victoria Falls ZAMBIAChobe NP Victoria Falls Damaraland Etosha NP Etosha N.P. ZIMBABWE Okavango Chobe N.P. Delta Maun Makgadikgadi Damaraland Ghanzi Pans Windhoek Swakopmund BOTSWANA

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Sossusvlei Orange River

Fish River Canyon

SOUTH AFRICA Trawal Cape Town

Days 28-29 Damaraland Travel into Damaraland. Ponder the region’s ancient rock engravings or visit the colossal fallen trees of the petrified forest. Days 30-31 Swakopmund Continue to the seaside town of Swakopmund for free time. Days 32-33 Sossusvlei Rise early to witness the dawn colours of the Namib Desert’s dunes. Explore the Sesriem Canyon, Sossusvlei and Deadvlei regions on foot.

Day 37 Trawal Travel over the border to Highlanders, a working wine farm located in the Olifants River area. Days 38-39 Cape Town Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa’s attractive coastal city. In the evening head to the colourful neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap for a memorable dinner and story-telling with local host, Faldela. This adventure comes to an end on the morning of Day 39.

Days 34-35 Fish River Canyon Settle into your unique accommodation nestled between granite koppies. Witness a colourful sunrise from the edge of Fish River Canyon and savour a picnic breakfast. Day 36 Orange River Paddle down South Africa’s longest river on a canoe ride.

TRIP CODE: PFASC PHYSICAL RATING l l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 15 nights comfortable lodge, 7 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights permanent tented camp, 2 nights feature stay Serengeti National Park, 2 nights feature stay Victoria Falls, 2 nights feature stay Fish River Canyon, 2 nights beach resort, 2 nights houseboat, 1 night guest farm, 1 night cabin, 1 night basic hotel Transport Overland truck, 4WD vehicle, boat, houseboat, mokoro, plane, private aircon bus, private vehicle Meals 38 breakfasts, 28 lunches, 29 dinners

COMBINATION TRIP INFORMATION This is a combination of itineraries PFED, PFEB and PFCN. For more information on Combination Trips please see page 13-15.

ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Sundays Enter trip code PFASC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates

FEATURE STAY

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe (Days 16-17) There are few better places to stop on this safari adventure. Settle into a comfortable seat on the terrace and enjoy a drink as herds of elephants gather at the waterhole below.

Price See inside front cover WHAT TO KNOW Flights on days 12, 15 and 16 are unescorted. Days 12-16 are also unescorted. This trip is operated in a Peregrine overland truck.

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Maasai village, Masai Mara

East Africa For many travellers, it’s the dream of seeing Africa’s iconic animals up close and in the wild that first inspires their journey. As far as wildlife encounters go, there really is nothing like spying a lion on the prowl, watching herds of zebra and wildebeest storm the Serengeti or keeping company with mountain gorillas in the misty highlands of Uganda and Rwanda. Yet it’s often encounters with Africa’s other inhabitants that end up leaving the greatest impressions. Whether engrossed in a story told by a Maasai or a joke shared with a porter along the Kilimanjaro trail, the grace and good humour of East Africa’s people is legendary. 22 // peregrineadventures.com


Traveller Tales

Our guide Isaya showed his experience to go above and beyond. We saw so much during this safari.

Margaret Cleary Serengeti & Ngorongoro Experience, Page 31

Peregrine offer a surprise every day. I did things I normally never would have done - my new love in life is Africa and I have an African smile thanks to Peregrine.

Gail Mason East Africa Discovery, Page 25

Very hot & dry 35oC+ Hot & dry 30-35oC Monsoon 25-35oC Pleasantly warm 20-30oC Warm & wet 20-25oC Cool 15-20oC EAST AFRICA Kenya Rwanda Tanzania Uganda

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Very hot & dry 35oC+ Hot & dry 30-35oC Monsoon 25-35oC Pleasantly warm 20-30oC Warm & wet 20-25oC Cool 15-20oC

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Extraordinary experience, one to be remembered always. Fabulous tour guide and driver made it a journey of good humour, excitement and anticipation whilst feeling completely safe at all times.

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A spectacle like no other The sight of wildebeest crossing a river churning with crocodiles can inspire many different emotions. The slow, sure-footed step of these creatures can seem more like a nervous limp as we will the herd to go faster, hoping in vain they’ll all make it across the water. Yet we can also sympathise with the hungry crocs waiting in the wings, scanning the herd for suitable targets with hunger in their eyes. The kill is a whole different story – a display of Mother Nature’s duality.

With Peregrine, you’ll witness the iconic beasts that are so symbolic of the African wild: the cheetahs, leopards and lions; the elephants, hippos and rhinos; the eagles, kestrels and sparrowhawks. You’ll also have the chance to go further and deeper into the wild, where the rare and lesser-known gems dwell – the lemur of Madagascar, the snakebirds of the Okavango Delta and the mountain gorillas in the dense rainforests of Rwanda and Uganda.

East Africa’s wildest spectacle is all part of a much greater drama that unfolds year-round and continent wide. From Pendjari in the west across to Ngorongoro in the east and down to Kruger in the south, the circle of life plays out in Africa on a daily basis.

Each year, the Great Migration of some two million animals – driven north and back again by shifts in rainfall – turns the plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara into a theatre like no other. For a migration specific trip, see our Limited Edition – East Africa Migration Safari on page 10.

East Africa migration map Lake Victoria

Nairobi

Olanana Lodge AUG

Mara Leisure Tented Camp

Mara River

Talek River

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Grumeti River MAY

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Ngorongoro Farm House

Arusha

Kilimanjaro International Airport


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East Africa Discovery 12 Days Day 1 Nairobi Arrive in Nairobi and meet with your Peregrine representative, who will transfer you to the hotel.

Peregrine Moments Meet the Maasai tribe – Masai Mara Visit the Maasai, known for their vibrant red dress and elaborate jewellery, and enjoy a fascinating talk, full of insights into this remarkable and ancient culture.

Dine under the stars – Serengeti Enjoy a private dinner under the twinkling African night sky as the Serengeti comes alive with the sounds of nocturnal animals.

Day 2 Lake Naivasha/Lake Nakuru Go on a morning visit to Elsamere, former home to Born Free author Joy Adamson. Spot wildlife on a cruise around Lake Naivasha. Day 3 Lake Nakuru National Park Take a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, renowned for its concentrations of birdlife. Days 4-6 Masai Mara Visit a traditional Maasai village, then head into the Masai Mara to find wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. With a bit of WHAT TO KNOW On the final day you can end this tour in either Arusha or Nairobi. This trip is operated in a Peregrine overland truck.

luck you may spot a few predators stalking their prey. Day 7 Migori Farewell the Masai Mara and head to Migori, stopping en route at a local soapstone factory where local artists craft a variety of beautiful figurines from stone. Days 8-9 Serengeti National Park Cross the border into Tanzania and head to the Serengeti. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives on these wildlife-rich plains. Days 10-11 Ngorongoro Highlands Game drive in 4WDs down into the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, a great green bowl filled with Africa’s most amazing animals, including all of the ‘big five’. In the afternoon, choose from a number of optional walking activities on offer from your farmhouse accommodation. Day 12 Arusha Continue to Arusha, where your journey ends. Alternatively, continue on to finish in Nairobi.

Lake Nakuru NP Lake Naivasha

Masai Mara Migori

Serengeti NP Ngorongoro Crater

Nairobi

Arusha

TANZANIA

TRIP CODE: PFED PHYSICAL RATING l l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 4 nights comfortable lodge, 3 nights permanent tented camp, 2 nights feature stay Serengeti National Park, 1 night comfortable hotel, 1 night basic hotel Transport Overland truck, 4WD vehicle Meals 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Sundays Enter trip code PFED on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover FEATURE STAY

Kati Kati Camp, Serengeti NP (Days 8-9) Doze off to the sounds of the bush from the comfort of your tent. This eco-friendly mobile tented camp in the very heart of the Serengeti is a wildlife experience not to be missed.

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UGANDA

Serengeti & Silverbacks 16 Days Day 1 Entebbe – Lake Mburo National Park Arrive at Entebbe airport and take the scenic drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Discover the abundant wildlife throughout the reserve’s impressive lakes and woodlands.

Peregrine Moments Mountain gorilla experience – Bwindi Forest Spend an unforgettable hour in the presence of majestic mountain gorillas. These encounters surpass any other wildlife experience we know of.

4WD safari adventure – Ngorongoro Crater After panoramic views from the rim of the extinct volcano, drive into the World Heritage-listed Ngorongoro Crater to explore its abundant wildlife.

Day 2 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where nearly half the world’s remaining mountain gorillas live. Settle into your lodge and take in your tranquil surrounds. Day 3 Gorilla Trek – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Embark on a memorable gorilla trek through the dense forestlands. Spend time with one of the rare gorilla families before heading back down to the lodge. Day 4 Entebbe Depart from the great forest on a long drive to Entebbe (approx. 8 hours). The trip will be broken up along the way by a picnic lunch. Once you arrive, spend the night at the hotel in preparation for your adventures to Nairobi tomorrow. Day 5 Nairobi This morning you will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your self-purchased flight to Nairobi. On arrival in Nairobi, you'll have a day free to do as you please. Day 6 Lake Naivasha/Lake Nakuru Begin the day with a morning visit to Elsamere – where Born Free author Joy Adamson once lived. Spot wildlife on a cruise around Lake Naivasha before heading to your lodge at Lake Nakuru National Park. Day 7 Lake Nakuru National Park Undertake a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park and search for the elusive black rhino.

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Bwindi Entebbe Impenetrable Forest Lake Mburo Migori NP Gorilla Trek

Lake Nakuru NP

Lake Naivasha

Masai Mara

Nairobi

KENYA

Serengeti NP

Day 8 Masai Mara Cross the Great Rift Valley on the way to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Stop at the remote Loita Hills and visit the home of the Maasai. Learn about this fascinating culture from a local elder, and tour around their home and cattle enclosures. Continue on to 'The Mara', game driving on the way to the camp. Day 9 Masai Mara Head into the Masai Mara to find wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. With some luck you may spot lurking predators keeping a casual eye on their movements. Day 10 Masai Mara Continue your exploration of arguably one of the finest game reserves on the continent. Game drive in the morning and afternoon, while during the heat of the day there’s time to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the bush, punctuated only by the intermittent calls of nearby birds. Day 11 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).

Ngorongoro Crater

Arusha

TANZANIA Flight not included

TRIP CODE: PFSSC PHYSICAL RATING l l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 2 nights farmstay, 2 nights comfortable hotel, 4 nights lodge, 4 nights permanent tented camp, 2 nights feature stay Serengeti National Park, 1 night basic hotel Transport Overland truck, 4WD vehicle, private vehicle Meals 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Wednesdays Enter trip code PFSSC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover COMBINATION TRIP INFORMATION This is a combination of itineraries PFUGX and PFED. For more information on Combination Trips please see page 13.

Day 12 Serengeti National Park Karibu Tanzania (Welcome to Tanzania)! Cross the border into Tanzania and head to the Serengeti. Enjoy morning and afternoon drives on the wildlife-rich plains.

WHAT TO KNOW

Day 13 Serengeti National Park Perhaps take the unique chance to drift over the plains in a hot air balloon, before more wildlife-filled game drives.

The flight from Entebbe to Nairobi on Day 5 is not included. This flight is not escorted by your leader. Days 6-16 of this trip are operated in a Peregrine overland truck.

Day 14 Ngorongoro Highlands Game drive in the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, literally a great green bowl filled with Africa’s most amazing animals. Choose from a number of walking activities in the afternoon. Day 15 Ngorongoro Highlands Travel around in your 4WD and explore the highlands of Ngorongoro. If you're lucky, you might spot some or all of the 'big five' creatures that rule here. Spend a free afternoon with optional walking activities or a coffee tour. Day 16 Arusha Head back to Arusha where your trip ends, or continue on to Nairobi.

FEATURE STAY

Kati Kati Camp, Serengeti NP (Days 12-13) After a day’s safari, retire to a comfortable Meru-style tent in this eco-friendly, strategically located mobile camp in the Serengeti.


UGANDA, KENYA & TANZANIA

Masai Mara Migori

The Road to Zanzibar

Lake Nakuru NP Lake Naivasha Nairobi

KENYA

Serengeti NP Ngorongoro Crater

Arusha

Kilimanjaro Airport

16 Days Day 1 Nairobi Arrive in Nairobi to a warm welcome and transfer to your hotel.

a refreshing sundowner and some nibbles in this iconic spot.

Day 2 Lake Naivasha/Lake Nakuru Pay a morning visit to the former home of Joy Adamson, followed by a cruise on Naivasha.

Days 10-11 Ngorongoro Highlands Set out on a game drive in the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater. Many animals are commonly seen here including lions, wildebeest, zebras, elands, cheetahs, jackals, buffaloes and rhinos.

Peregrine Moments Zanzibar nights – Stone Town

Staying at the Tembo House Hotel in atmospheric Stone Town, enjoy meals at the beachfront restaurant while watching the locals play beach football.

Maasai tribal village visit – Masai Mara Meet the Maasai and gain an insight into the culture of this proud East African community with a village tour and talks by a local elder.

Day 3 Lake Nakuru National Park Spend the day in Lake Nakuru National Park, renowned for its concentrations of colourful birdlife and southern white rhinos. Days 4-6 Masai Mara Visit a traditional Maasai village, then head out on safari in the Masai Mara, home to one of the highest densities of wildlife on the continent. Among the many animals you may observe are elephants, black-maned lions, leopards and cheetahs. Day 7 Migori Farewell the Mara and visit an indigenous soapstone factory in Kisii before continuing on to Migori for the night. Days 8-9 Serengeti National Park Serengeti means ‘endless plains’ in Maasai – you’ll get a good idea of this park’s vastness on morning and afternoon game drives. When you first arrive, pull up in the park and enjoy

Days 12-13 Stone Town Drive to Arusha Airport for the onward flight to Zanzibar. Explore the atmospheric streets of Stone Town (unescorted). Days 14-15 Zanzibar After a jam-packed safari, it’s time to enjoy a few days of R&R. Snorkel the reefs or simply kick back and relax on the beach at your beachside hotel (unescorted).

Day 16 Zanzibar Your tour ends this morning in Stone Town.

WHAT TO KNOW Extra nights at the end of your trip can be booked either on the east coast or in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Your flight to Zanzibar on Day 12, and your time in Zanzibar, will be unescorted. Days 1-11 of this trip are operated in a Peregrine overland truck.

Stone Town

TANZANIA

Zanzibar

TRIP CODE: PFRNC PHYSICAL RATING l l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night basic hotel, 3 nights permanent tented camp, 4 nights comfortable lodge, 2 nights feature stay Serengeti National Park, 2 nights feature stay Zanzibar Transport Overland truck, 4WD vehicle, plane, private vehicle, boat Meals 15 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Sundays Enter trip code PFRNC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover COMBINATION TRIP INFORMATION This is a combination of itineraries including PFED. For more information on Combination Trips please see page 13.

FEATURE STAY

Breezes Beach Club, Zanzibar (Days 14-15) Located on an immaculate, world-class beach, Breezes Beach Club is the perfect spot to enjoy the spice and splendour of Zanzibar Island’s southeast coast.

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Why trek with Peregrine? Our formidable reputation for mountain trekking is built on our commitment to safe and responsible practices. We place high priority on making sure all our trek leaders come fully equipped to help get you from Marangu all the way to Africa’s highest peak. To get you there safely, we’ve invested in our experienced English-speaking guides by providing them with training from medical and altitude specialists from the UK. Our team also carries oxygen tanks and medical kits just in case there’s an emergency. On each trek you’ll be fully briefed by an experienced guide before setting out, and amply supported by a crew of guides, cooks and porters,

with a minimum one guide allocated to every two climbers. All our trekking staff live in the area too, which means this is a great opportunity to learn about the local culture while also taking in the stunning landscape of Mt Kilimanjaro. Trekking with us, there are no hidden extras. Everything you’ll need – National Park entrance fees, climbing fees, camping and hut fees, and rescue services (if required) – is included in the trip price. We don’t just provide the bare minimum either, with complimentary sleeping bags, walking poles and camping equipment all included to keep you comfortable on the route to Uhuru Peak. With all the details taken care of, you can focus on making the most of this unforgettable trek.

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Marangu Route

Uhuru Peak 5,895 m

Kibo Hut 4,703 m

Mawenzi Peak 4,330 m Horombo Hut 3,700 m Mandara Hut 2,700 m

8 Days GROUP WALKING TOUR This is a walking trip. A serious level of fitness is required to summit Africa’s highest mountain. Some sections involve steep ups and downs across varied terrain. You will be walking for 4-15 hours (8-20 km/12 mi) per day. Day 1 Marangu Acclimatise in the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro. Be briefed by an experienced Kilimanjaro climber in preparation for the start of your trek.

Peregrine Moments Hand-delivered tea – Horombo Hut Welcome in each day with a cup of tea delivered to the entrance of your cosy mountain hut.

Sunrise over the ice fields – Gilman’s Point From high above sea level, watch the sun rise from behind Mawenzi Peak as it lights up Kilimanjaro’s vast ice fields.

Day 2 Mandara Hut Observe colourful birds and listen to the chatter of monkeys on a trek towards Mandara Hut. Choose to embark on an optional walk to verdant Maundi Crater.

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Day 3 Horombo Hut Watch as rainforests give way to alpine meadows rolling towards the snow-tipped peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Spend the night in Horombo Hut, which sits wedged between these two mountains. Day 4 Horombo Hut Take a day to acclimatise to the altitude with a trek towards Mawenzi Hut, passing the striped Zebra Rocks along the way. Be rewarded with gorgeous views towards Mt Kibo. Day 5 Kibo Hut/Uhuru Peak Heading towards the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro, notice the landscape transition into a moonscape. Skirt the stark scenery of the Saddle to reach Kibo Hut. Day 6 Horombo Hut The trek to the summit begins beneath the stars, with the group setting off at around midnight. As the sun rises over the highest point in Africa, the dramatic view is unforgettable and the challenging hike makes this sight even more rewarding. Days 7-8 Marangu Return through meadows and rainforests on the way back to Marangu. Treat yourself to a hot shower and celebratory dinner before this trip comes to an end on Day 8.

Marangu

TANZANIA

TRIP CODE: PFMR PHYSICAL RATING l l l l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 5 nights mountain hut, 2 nights hotel Meals 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners Trek altitudes Min 1,830m (6,004 ft), max 5,895m (19,341 ft) ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Mondays Enter trip code PFMR on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover


INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCES

Lake Mburo National Park

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K E N YA

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Masai Mara

Parc National des Volcans R WA N DA

Amboseli NP

Serengeti NP

Ngorongoro Crater

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Zanzibar

EAST AFRICA

Independent Experiences Final - USE THIS ONE

Departing for a group tour on a specific date doesn’t suit everyone. So we’ve created a range of short Independent Experiences, designed for 1 to 3 people, which can be linked together to create unique holidays. Choose your own adventure by adding one to the start or end of a group trip.

ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF: • Daily departures on request

• Quality hand-picked hotels, lodges and tented camps

• Expert local guides for all included activities

• Arrival and departure transfers

• Free time for exploring on your own

• Independent travel without the stress

Safari in style Here’s a selection of the accommodation we use on our Independent Experiences in East Africa.

Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Kati Kati Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park

After a day spent with the rare mountain gorillas of Uganda, retire to one of ten beautiful and individually designed chalets, enjoy a drink on the deck with stunning forest views, and relax with a complimentary massage.

One must go with the flow in the Serengeti, as the wildebeest and other game move with the seasons. This mobile tented camp is strategically located to give the best experience of the park, without compromising on comfort.

Breezes Beach Resort, Zanzibar White powder beaches, blue waters and wonderful sunsets that simply demand an audience. Thankfully this handsomely appointed Spice Island resort comes with everything you need to relax and enjoy the views – drink in hand, of course.

Kibo Safari Camp, Amboseli National Park Situated at the base of the spectacular Mt Kilimanjaro, this safari camp is the ideal nest to explore Amboseli National Park. Wash off the safari dust with a soak in the pool, or dine out under acacia trees and listen to the sound of wildlife.

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INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCES

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Kenya Safari Experience Independent

KENYA

Masai Mara

Nairobi

Amboseli NP

5 Days Day 1 Nairobi – Amboseli National Park Welcome to Kenya. Transfer early in the morning to Wilson Airport and fly to Amboseli National Park. Settle into your central lodge, spot the snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro on the skyline, then head out on safari in search of wildlife. This park is renowned for its elephants, so keep that camera at the ready. Day 2 Amboseli National Park Embark on game drives through this incredible park throughout the day. Home to the ‘big five’ species, this park is also known to many as the best place in the world for seeing elephant herds up close. Day 3 Masai Mara Explore the Masai Mara, one of the finest game reserves on the continent. The vast plains of the Serengeti serve as a stage to the annual wildebeest migration. Enjoy game drives, taking in vistas of rolling green plains and riverine woodlands teeming with wildlife. Dine by candlelight and enjoy a nightcap at the day's end.

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Day 4 Masai Mara Rise early to further explore the reserve on game drives and game walks. Venture also to surrounding private conservation areas. The 570 recorded bird types in the park include the grey-crowned crane and the colourful lilac-breasted roller. Day 5 Masai Mara – Nairobi Enjoy a final sunrise game drive and a leisurely breakfast. Return to Nairobi where your trip comes to an end.

TRIP CODE: PFKSX PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 4 nights permanent tented camp Transport 4WD vehicle, plane Meals 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners Departures run daily on request Enter trip code PFKSX on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover WHAT TO KNOW

Sekenani Camp, Masai Mara

This trip is an independent experience. Keep in mind that you will not be part of a group throughout the course of this adventure.


See page 12 for more information about Independent Experiences

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Experience - Independent

Day 2 Ngorongoro Highlands Discover the enormous Ngorongoro Crater and its lakes and riverine forests. Travel 600 metres down to the crater floor, seeing a wide crosssection of wildlife on the way. Animals here are less timid around humans than in other areas, which increases their visibility. Keep an eye out for the rare black rhino.

Day 4 Serengeti National Park Enjoy further game drives in the morning and afternoon. Keep an eye out for some of the ‘big five’ and other game you may not have witnessed yesterday. Relax and unwind at camp between adventures. Day 5 Serengeti National Park – Kilimanjaro Airport Transfer back to the airport as your trip ends today.

Karatu

Kilimanjaro Airport

TRIP CODE: PFSNX PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 2 nights farmstay, 2 nights permanent tented camp Transport 4WD vehicle Meals 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners Departures run daily on request Enter trip code PFSNX on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates

Day 3 Serengeti National Park Continue to Serengeti National Park, one of the world’s greatest wildlife viewing destinations. Enjoy a game drive on your way to your accommodation and another one in the afternoon. From zebra and Nile crocodiles to around 500 bird species, the park is home to a vast array of creatures, many of which you’re sure to see. Perhaps visit Olduvai Gorge and discover its prehistoric story.

Mt Kilimanjaro

Ngorongoro Crater

TANZANIA

5 Days Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport – Karatu Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport to a warm welcome and transfer to your lodge.

Serengeti NP

Price See inside front cover WHAT TO KNOW

Kati Kati Camp, Serengeti NP

This trip is an independent experience. Keep in mind that you will not be part of a group throughout the course of this adventure.

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INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCES

Photo: Kristy Flay

Masai Mara Experience

Rwanda Experience

4 Days

4 Days

With its high concentration of big cats, hundreds of bird varieties and the annual Great Migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles, the Masai Mara National Reserve makes for an action-packed short trip. Stay for three nights in a permanent tented camp and embark on game drives and game walks, also exploring private conservation areas. Keep an eye out for leopards, lions and cheetahs along the way. The 570 recorded bird types in the park include the greycrowned crane and the colourful lilac-breasted roller.

Trekking through the Rwandan jungle can be strenuous, but the reward of coming face to face with a family of gorillas is a memory that will stay with you forever. Travel to Kigali and visit the Genocide Museum before transferring to your lodge, which has incredble views of the nearby volcanoes. Rise early to trek into the lush bamboo forestlands of Parc National des Volcans, home of the rare gorillas. Also perhaps visit Dian Fossey’s grave, the golden monkeys, or the gorillas for a second time. Your adventure ends in Kigali.

TRIP CODE: PFWMX

TRIP CODE: PFRGX

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Accommodation 1 night comfortable hotel, 2 nights lodge

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Transport 4WD vehicle, private vehicle

Meals 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Meals 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

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Stone Town, Zanzibar

East Coast Zanzibar

Uganda Experience

5 Days

5 Days

The famous ‘Spice Island’ offers a colourful mixture of coastal serenity and historical allure. Arrive in Stone Town, Zanzibar City’s old area, and perhaps visit The House of Wonders on the seafront. Tour a local spice plantation, tasting some of its spices and fruits and learning a little about them. Travel to the East Coast, where immaculate beaches await. Choose from a variety of activities such as snorkelling, windsurfing and waterskiing, or simply relax in the beachfront accommodation with a drink by the pool.

Head into the dense jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where a rigorous hike yields the ultimate reward. Start in Entebbe and make the scenic drive to Lake Mburo National Park, scouring the reserve’s lakes and woodlands for animals. The next day, travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where nearly half the world’s remaining mountain gorillas live. Spend time with one of the gorilla families before returning to the lodge. En route back to Entebbe, stop for lunch and snap some photos at the equator.

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Accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights beach resort

Accommodation 3 nights safari lodge, 1 night comfortable hotel

Transport Private vehicle

Meals 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport 4WD vehicle, boat

Meals 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners

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Okavango Delta, Botswana

Southern Africa It’s for good reason that Southern Africa has become synonymous with safaris over the years. Kruger’s wild savannas, the Okavango’s lush waterways, Etosha’s vast dust pans, Isalo’s bulging granite buttes – this region’s national parks (and their opportunities for wildlife watching) are world-class. Yet they’re also only the beginning. Add in the world’s mightiest waterfall and highest sand dunes, and cultures as diverse as the vintners of the Cape Winelands and San of the Kalahari, and you might just have discovered Africa’s most rewarding destination.

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Traveller Tales

From our first day at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge watching wildlife at the waterhole, to the last at Windhoek, every day was spectacular. We are going back!

Greta Creed Experience Botswana, Page 36

Namibia is like no other part of Africa I have been to! It has everything lovers of geography and natural wonders will enjoy.

Claire Wheeler Classic Namibia, Page 37

Very hot & dry 35oC+ Hot & dry 30-35oC Monsoon 25-35oC Pleasantly warm 20-30oC Warm & wet 20-25oC Cool 15-20oC Cool & wet 15-20oC SOUTHERN AFRICA Botswana Malawi Namibia South Africa - Cape Town South Africa - Kruger Zimbabwe

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Very hot & dry 35oC+ Hot & dry 30-35oC Monsoon 25-35oC Pleasantly warm 20-30oC Warm & wet 20-25oC Cool 15-20oC Cool & wet 15-20oC

Very hot & dry 35oC+ Hot & dry 30-35oC Monsoon 25-35oC Pleasantly warm 20-30oC Warm & wet 20-25oC JAN FEB Cool MAR15-20 APRoCMAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Cool & wet 15-20oC

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The Magic of Madagascar was a wonderful tour that gave us an understanding and appreciation of the area’s history and culture. The guides provided us with very helpful information.

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Experience Botswana 10 Days Day 2 Victoria Falls Discover why Victoria Falls was named Mosi-oa Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) by the local Kololo tribe.

Days 7-8 Okavango Delta Drive to the Okavango Delta, where you’ll board a houseboat – your base for the next two days. Float down the waterways in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes) searching for wildlife. In the evening, enjoy a sunset from the houseboat deck.

Grab a sundowner and watch elephants meandering their way down to the watering hole while the sun sets behind the baobabs.

Secrets of the San tribe – Kalahari Desert Watch as the San Bushmen dance around open flames as part of a healing ceremony.

Days 3-4 Chobe National Park Drive to the nearby Chobe National Park. Enjoy the company of elephants and hippos – this area boasts one of Africa’s highest concentrations of game. Day 5 Makgadikgadi Pans Experience the vast expanse of the Makgadikgadi Pans, one of the world’s largest salt flats. Marvel at the remains of a super lake – once the size of Switzerland but dried up around 10,000 years ago – and keep your eyes peeled for the resident meerkats.

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Day 9 Ghanzi Experience firsthand the culture of the San Bushmen as they share their knowledge of the Kalahari through dancing and storytelling around a campfire. Day 10 Windhoek Travel to Namibia’s capital, where your trip ends.

Victoria Falls

Maun Ghanzi

Windhoek

Day 6 Maun Head to the town of Maun, portal to the Okavango Delta.

Elephants at sunset – Makgadikgadi Pans

Okavango Delta

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Day 1 Victoria Falls Touch down in Victoria Falls anytime today and transfer to your hotel.

Peregrine Moments

Chobe NP

ZIMBABWE Makgadikgadi Pans

BOTSWANA

TRIP CODE: PFEB PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 4 nights comfortable lodge, 2 nights feature stay Victoria Falls, 2 nights houseboat, 1 night cultural village Transport Overland truck, 4WD vehicle, houseboat, mokoro, private vehicle Meals 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED

WHAT TO KNOW

Selected Fridays Enter trip code PFEB on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates

This trip is operated in an overland truck.

Price See inside front cover FEATURE STAY

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Days 1-2) This outstanding lodge sits right next to a waterhole in the sprawling Zimbabwe bush, and the views from the pool are spectacular. Keep an eye out for afternoon vulture feedings.


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Etosha NP Damaraland

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Swakopmund

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15 Days Day 1 Windhoek Arrive in Windhoek, the capital city and economic hub of Namibia. Days 2-3 Etosha National Park Drive to Etosha National Park, home to a salt pan so broad it’s visible from outer space. Take a game drive to see rhinos, zebras and some of the park’s 340 different bird species.

Orange River

settlement of Solitaire – the only supply stop in this sparsely populated area. Continue on to your lodge just north of Sesriem. Cross the clay pan of Dead Vlei, which is surrounded by some of the world's highest dunes.

Days 10-11 Fish River Canyon Depart Sossusvlei and travel to Fish River Canyon. Settle into your unique accommodation, a lodge nestled between granite koppies Peregrine Moments on the edge of the world’s second largest canyon. Rise early and witness Sun sets over the woodland – Damaraland a stunningly colourful sunrise from the End the day taking in sweeping sunset views over the edge of the canyon. Mopane woodland from a viewing platform.

Wine and cheese tasting – Trawal Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting session at Highlanders, a working wine farm in the Olifants River Valley, with your knowledgable host ‘Sparky’.

Days 4-5 Damaraland Visit the rolling plains of Damaraland, one of Namibia’s most picturesque landscapes, on the look out for roaming desert elephants. Spend the night in Mopane Lodge, ascending a nearby hill for sweeping views of the Mopane woodland. Discover rock paintings and engravings in the Twyfelfontein Heritage Site and explore the fascinating Petrified Forest. Learn about the 'lost culture’ of the Damara in the Living Museum, the only museum of its kind. Days 6-7 Swakopmund Travel to Swakopmund, uniquely located with the Namib Desert on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Choose to journey out to Cape Cross, the breeding site for Cape fur seals. Days 8-9 Sossusvlei Head south today, seeing the eerie rocky granite landscape of Moon Valley and stopping in the small

NAMIBIA Windhoek

Day 12 Orange River Travel to the border village of Noordoewer. Begin a leisurely canoe downstream while paddlling along the Orange River.

Day 13 Trawal Cross the border into South Africa and travel down to a wine farm in Trawal. In the evening, enjoy a unique wine tasting, which takes in seven of the region’s finest drops. Days 14-15 Cape Town Travel to the South African capital, Cape Town. In the evening head to Bo-Kaap, a neighbourhood characterised by colourful houses, and share a memorable dinner of traditional dishes, history and stories with your host, Faldela. This journey through Namibia and South Africa comes to an end on Day 15.

Fish River Canyon

SOUTH AFRICA Trawal Cape Town

TRIP CODE: PFCN PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 6 nights comfortable lodge, 4 nights hotel, 2 nights feature stay Fish River Canyon, 1 night cabin, 1 night farmstay Transport Overland truck, 4WD vehicle, private vehicle, canoe Meals 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Mondays Enter trip code PFCN on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover WHAT TO KNOW This trip is operated in an overland truck.

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Canyon Lodge, Fish River Canyon (Days 10-11) A fusion of farmhouse flavour and natural splendour. Walkways lead to 25 natural stone chalets nestled amongst granite boulders and perfectly landscaped gardens, making it feel like an oasis in the middle of nowhere.

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Victoria Falls

Delta, Dunes & Falls

Days 3-4 Chobe National Park Drive to the nearby Chobe National Park, a sanctuary for elephants and hippos.

Peregrine Moments Home-cooked Malay cuisine – Cape Town Tuck into a Malay-style home-cooked dinner as prepared by local host, Faldela, and be treated to an insider’s telling of Bo-Kaap’s colourful history.

Days 7-8 Okavango Delta Drive to the Okavango Delta and board a houseboat – your base for the next two days. Float down the waterways in mokoros (dugout canoes) searching for wildlife. Day 9 Ghanzi Experience the culture of the San Bushmen as they share their knowledge of the Kalahari through dancing and storytelling around the campfire. Day 10 Windhoek Spend some time in Windhoek, Namibia’s European-style capital, and explore its cafes and markets. Days 11-12 Etosha National Park Take a game drive to see black rhinos, Hartmann’s mountain zebras and some of the park’s 340 species of bird.

Days 13-14 Damaraland Visit the rolling plains of Damaraland, one of Namibia’s most picturesque landscapes, in search of roaming desert elephants. Learn about the ‘lost culture’ of the Damara in the Living Museum, then enjoy the rest of the day to relax. Days 15-16 Swakopmund Travel to Swakopmund, a city situated with the Namib Desert on one side and Atlantic Ocean on the other. See its rich German colonial architecture or perhaps take up some outdoor adventures.

River Canyon. Settle into your unique accommodation nestled between giant granite koppies. Rise early the next day to witness a colourful sunrise from the edge of Fish River Canyon, the world’s second largest chasm of its sort.

Trawal Cape Town

TRIP CODE: PFDDC PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 10 nights lodge, 4 nights hotel, 2 nights houseboat, 1 night farmstay, 2 nights feature stay Victoria Falls, 2 nights feature stay Fish River Canyon, 1 night cabin, 1 night cultural village Transport Overland truck, 4WD vehicle, plane, private vehicle, houseboat, speedboat, mokoro Meals 23 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 19 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Fridays Enter trip code PFDDC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover COMBINATION TRIP INFORMATION This is a combination of itineraries PFEB and PFCN. For more information on Combination Trips please see page 13-15.

Day 21 Orange River Travel to the border village of Noordoewer and enjoy a canoe ride down the Orange River. Day 22 Trawal Visit a wine farm at the foot of the Cedarberg mountain range. Days 23-24 Cape Town Arrive at the South African capital, where your journey ends on Day 24.

FEATURE STAY

Canyon Lodge, Fish River Canyon (Days 19-20) WHAT TO KNOW This trip is operated in an overland truck.

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Fish River Canyon

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Days 17-18 Sossusvlei See the eerie granite landscape of Moon Valley and stop in at the small settlement of Solitaire Houseboat stay – Okavango Delta – the only supply stop in this sparsely Pull up a chair and catch an African sunset from your populated area. Climb to the top of Dune houseboat deck to the sound of breaching hippos and 45, then cross the clay pan of Dead Vlei, trilling cicadas. which is surrounded by some of the world’s highest dunes, and explore the natural corridor of the Sesriem Gorge. Day 5 Makgadikgadi Pans Experience the vast expanse of the Makgadikgadi Pans, one Days 19-20 Fish River Canyon Depart of the world’s largest salt flats. Sossusvlei early and travel to Fish Day 6 Maun Head to the town of Maun, portal to the Okavango Delta.

NAMIBIA BOTSWANA

Sossusvlei Orange River

24 Days Days 1-2 Victoria Falls Touch down in Victoria Falls and discover why the local Kololo tribe named the falls ‘Mosi-oa Tunya’ – The Smoke that Thunders.

Chobe NP Etosha NP Okavango ZIMBABWE Delta Maun Damaraland Makgadikgadi Ghanzi Pans Swakopmund Windhoek

Tucked away behind piles of boulders, Canyon Lodge is almost invisible from the main road. Immaculately landscaped gardens overlooking dry expanses give an oasis-like feel.


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Hermanus, South Africa

South Africa’s Garden Route Stellenbosch

10 Days Day 1 Cape Town Welcome to South Africa. Meet your Peregrine representative and transfer to the hotel. Day 2 Stellenbosch Head for Stellenbosch and visit the unique Vergenoegd winery. Watch the resident runner ducks and enjoy a cellar tour and tasting. Stop in at the Lanzarac winery, home of the first bottled Pinotage, for a decadent wine and chocolate pairing.

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toward Oudtshoorn, stopping for a wine tasting at Stanford Hills Tasting Room. Clarke of the Karoo restaurant in Barrydale is a great lunch option. Enjoy a wine and port tasting at Boplass in Calitzdorp. Day 6 Oudtshoorn Spend some time with the elusive meerkat in the morning, observing these creatures in the wild as they forage and frolick. Take the World Heritage-listed Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert, and visit the Cango Caves.

Oyster cruise – Knysna Taste the difference between wild and cultivated oysters as you cruise around Knysna Lagoon – it includes a half-dozen oysters and a glass of wine!

Meerkat experience – Oudtshoorn Peek into the world of the meerkats on a tour with our experienced guide, Devey, and spy these quirky critters peeking out from their burrows.

Day 3 Hermanus Drive to Hermanus via Betty’s Bay, stopping to visit the penguin colony at Stoney Point and the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens. Arrive in Hermanus and perhaps visit the Heart of Abalone, a working abalone farm, for a tour and a taste. Day 4 Hermanus Take a free day in Hermanus, considered the home of the best land-based whale watching in the world. Take a walk along the scenic Cliff Path or join the famous Whale Crier on a guided tour in spotting season. Beaches, markets and excellent cuisine make this a wonderful stop. Day 5 Oudtshoorn Drive along Route 62

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Day 7 Knysna/Tsitsikamma National Park En route to Tsitsikamma, stop in Knysna for a boat cruise to Knysna Heads, sampling oysters and wine. Arrive in Tsitsikamma and settle into your lodge overlooking the rugged coastline of the Tsitsikamma and a 30-metre waterfall of Sandrift river gorge.

Day 8 Tsitsikamma National Park A highlight of the Garden Route is today’s hike in Tsitsikamma, a beautiful walk through forest canopy, past waterfalls and across a suspension bridge over Storms River Mouth. Look out for cape clawless otters, tortoises, monkeys and birds. Day 9 Addo Elephant National Park Take an afternoon game drive and follow the eyes of the guides to track and spot the many spectacular species of fauna and flora that call this region home. Look out for some of the 700 elephants along the way. Toast a day of safari activities with drinks on the breathtakingly scenic deck.

Betty’s Bay

Cango Caves Addo Oudtshoorn Tsitsikamma Elephant NP NP Hermanus

Knysna

Port Elizabeth

TRIP CODE: PFGR PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 4 nights hotel, 1 nights feature stay Addo Elephant National Park, 2 nights lodge, 2 nights farmstay Transport Private vehicle, boat, 4WD Meals 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Thursdays Enter trip code PFGR on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover FEATURE STAY

Kuzuko Lodge, Addo Elephant National Park (Day 9) Sleep in a spacious chalet with a private deck overlooking the vast natural reserve below. Floor to ceiling windows in the main building ensure sweeping views of the beautiful location.

Day 10 Port Elizabeth Enjoy a morning game drive before departing for Port Elizabeth, where your trip comes to an end.

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Classic Botswana 8 Days Day 1 Victoria Falls Arrive in Victoria Falls. Today is a free day, so you can arrive at any time.

Peregrine Moments Mokoro excursion – Okavango Delta Absorb game reserve scenery as you wind your way through papyrus-clad banks on a traditional mokoro canoe, then pull up on a river bed and enjoy a G&T.

Nature walk – Moremi Game Reserve Explore the Moremi Game Reserve on a walking safari with your personal guide and uncover Botswana’s wild side.

Day 2 Chobe National Park Visit ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ – Victoria Falls – this morning. Head to Chobe National Park, famed for its abundant elephant population, and embark on an afternoon game drive. Day 3 Chobe National Park Discover Chobe National Park on an early game drive and sunset cruise. During the heat of the day, relax at your comfortable accommodation. Day 4 Moremi Game Reserve Fly to your tented camp in Moremi Game Reserve. ‘Moremi Crossing’ is surrounded by wetlands, which you’ll explore by traditional dugout canoes known as mokoros.

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Chobe NP

Victoria Falls

Moremi Game Reserve

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Day 5 Moremi Game Reserve Spend a full day exploring the Moremi Reserve and Boro River regions. There’s a good chance here of spotting giraffes, kudus, impalas, baboons, hippos and crocodiles. Day 6 Okavango Delta Fly to your tented camp, ‘Pom Pom’, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Search for game in the afternoon. Day 7 Okavango Delta Led by local expert guides, spend a full day exploring the superb scenery of the Okavango wilderness by canoe and on foot. Day 8 Maun Fly to Maun, where your tour ends on arrival at the airport.

WHAT TO KNOW Throughout the course of this trip, you will have the services of local guides rather than a tour leader.

TRIP CODE: PFCB PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 8 Accommodation 3 nights lodge, 2 nights feature stay Okavango Delta, 2 nights permanent tented camp Transport 4WD vehicle, ferry, light aircraft, mokoro, open 4WD vehicles, river boat Meals 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Saturdays Enter trip code PFCB on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover FEATURE STAY

Pom Pom Camp, Botswana (Days 6-7) Located on a private island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Pom Pom Camp features traditional Meru safari tents luxuriously appointed with outdoor showers.


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malawi mozambique MADAGASCAR

Magic of Madagascar

Peregrine Moments Al fresco dining in Reniala Park – Ifaty Sit down to a private candlelit dinner at Reniala Park, in the company of magnificent baobab trees.

Scenic camp – Tsaranoro Valley Wake up right at the foot of the marvellous Tsaronaro Massif at the superbly located Tsara camp.

Day 2 Ifaty Fly to Tulear, gateway to the Great Reef that stretches all along Madagascar’s southwest coast. Tonight, enjoy a private candlelit dinner at Reniala Park in the midst of magnificent baobab trees. Day 3 Ifaty Explore Ifaty at leisure. Perhaps try sailing across the crystal clear waters in a pirogue boat to explore the beautiful reef below. Alternatively, take the opportunity to sample some fresh local seafood. Days 4-5 Isalo National Park Transfer to Isalo National Park, known locally as the ‘Malagasy Colorado’ due to its deep canyons. Take a full day to explore the park, searching for its species of lemur, bird, reptile and chameleon, and washing off the heat and dust in a natural swimming pool. Stop by a local NGO and the Arboretum Reserve. Days 6-7 Tsaranoro Valley Travel to the plains of the Tsaranoro Valley. Spend the night in an atmospheric camp overlooked by towering orange and black streaked granite mountains. The next day, choose from easy walks around the landscape to a challenging

Antsirabe Ranomafana NP

13 Days Day 1 Antananarivo Arrive in Antananarivo and get acquainted with this charmingly crowded capital.

Antananarivo

climb up Mt Chameleon. Pass ring-tailed lemurs, waterfalls and traditional villages on a day of stunning views and scenery. Day 8 Fianarantsoa See the deforestation-protected Anja Community Reserve, then visit the Antemoro paper factory and a local vineyard and winery. Continue on to Fianarantsoa – an old town of cobbled streets and splendid churches. Days 9-10 Ranomafana National Park Arrive in Ranomafana National Park, a place full of biodiversity. The flora and fauna found in these tropical low cloud forests and high plateau rainforests are among the most varied in Madagascar. Wake early to see the local wildlife, including – if you’re lucky – the critically endangered golden bamboo lemur. Day 11 Antsirabe Travelling north, stop off in Ambositra, a highland town that’s home to the Betsileo ethnic group and famed for its woodcraft and silk production. Arrive in the high-altitude retreat of Antsirabe, a place of thermal baths, tree-lined avenues and colourful rickshaws.

Fianarantsoa Tsaranoro Valley Isalo NP Ifaty Tulear

TRIP CODE: PFMM PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 8 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights feature stay Tsaranoro Valley, 2 nights feature stay Isalo National Park Transport Plane, private vehicle Meals 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Mondays Enter trip code PFMM on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover

Days 12-13 Antananarivo Return to the capital and learn about its regal history, farewelling your group over a final dinner. 

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Le Relais de la Reine, Isalo NP (Days 4-5) This stunning oasis sits on the edge of a canyon in Isalo, surrounded by the beautiful sandstone bluffs for which the park is known.

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INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCES ZAMBIA Livingstone Victoria Falls ZIMBABWE Chobe National Park Okavango Delta B OT SWA N A Kruger National Park

SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town

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Independent Experiences Final - USE THIS ONE

Departing for a group tour on a specific date doesn’t suit everyone. So we’ve created a range of short Independent Experiences, designed for 1 to 3 people, which can be linked together to create unique holidays. Choose your own adventure by adding one to the start or end of a group trip.

ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF: • Daily departures on request • Expert local guides for all included activities • Free time for exploring on your own

• Quality hand-picked hotels,lodges and tented camps • Arrival and departure transfers • Independent travel without the stress

Safari in style Here’s a selection of the accommodation we use on our Independent Experiences in Southern Africa.

Cape Milner Boutique Hotel, Cape Town

Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge, Kruger National Park

Gunn’s Camp, Okavango Delta

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls

With Table Mountain as a backdrop and lively Kloof Street just around the corner, this plush hotel in Tamboerskloof offers a touch of class that’s hard to beat – even in South Africa’s premier coastal destination.

Tucked away in the almost untouched wilderness of Guernsey Private Nature Reserve, Cheetah Paw gets the balance between nature and creature comforts just right. Thirsty zebra and impala often pass right by your tented chalet.

Relax in the shade of palms and African ebony in this classic luxury safari camp situated on cusp of Moremi Game Reserve. Head up to the elevated bar area for stunning views over Chief’s Island.

This outstanding lodge sits next to a waterhole in the sprawling Zimbabwe bush. Bring your camera down to the pool to capture the views across the landscape, and keep an eye out for afternoon vulture feedings.

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Blyde River Canyon Pretoria

Kruger & Cape Town Experience

Johannesburg

12 Days Day 1 Johannesburg Arrive in Johannesburg and settle into the hotel. Enjoy an afternoon of free time. Day 2 Kruger National Park Set off early for Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s biggest game reserves. Settle into your chalet before embarking on your first game drive. Day 3 Kruger National Park Enjoy a full day of spotting birds and mammals in the park, visiting various waterholes along the way. Keep watch for the ‘big five’ mammals – leopards, lions, elephants, black rhinoceros and Cape buffalo. Day 4 Blyde River Canyon Travel to the Drakensberg Escarpment, taking in the world-class scenery of the Panoramic Route, including God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Treur River. Day 5 Kruger National Park Today is a free day to relax at the lodge or head back into the national park.

Kruger NP

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an afternoon tour of Kimberley Open Mine Museum on a stop along the way. Day 8 Cape Town After breakfast and a threecourse lunch on the train, roll into Cape Town. Transfer to the hotel, situated between Signal Hill and the majestic Table Mountain, in Tamboerskloof. Walk among the town's Victorian-style homes and perhaps explore nightlife around Long and Kloof streets. Day 9 Cape Town Explore the history of Cape Town, taking in its sights on a walking tour. Stop by the Castle of Good Hope, Grand Parade and historically important slavery sites. Day 10 Cape Town – Stellenbosch Sample wine and cheese in the aptly-named Winelands region. En route, see the prison Nelson Mandela was released from in 1990. Travel to Stellenbosch for a guided city tour and free time to explore. Day 11 Cape Town Spend your time in Cape Town as you please. Perhaps take in the views from atop Table Mountain or head to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was first imprisoned.

Day 6 Pretoria Embrace another early start for a guided bush walk. Along the way, learn about tree identification, spoors (the tracks or scent of an animal) and birds. En route back to Johannesburg and finally Pretoria, perhaps stop along the way for views over the spectacular Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels.

WHAT TO KNOW

Day 7 Blue Train Ride the luxury Blue Train bound for Cape Town. Enjoy brunch, high tea, and a formal dinner on board, as well as

This trip is an independent experience. Keep in mind that you will not be part of a group throughout the course of this adventure.

Cape Town

Stellenbosch

TRIP CODE: PFKCX PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 4 nights lodge, 6 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night luxury train Transport Open 4WD vehicles Meals 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays Enter trip code PFKCX on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover

Day 12 Cape Town This Kruger and Cape Town experience comes to a close today.

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INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCES

Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

Okavango

Kruger NP

Cape Town

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Begin this four-day Botswana adventure in the semi-rural frontier town of Maun before travelling by light aircraft to a fully catered luxury camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Choose between such activities as mokoro excursions through the delta, wildlife spotting in the Moremi Game Reserve, or exploring the waterways’ islands on foot with an experienced guide. Perhaps choose to explore the Boro River and watch as the sunset washes over the Okavango Delta, enjoying the night camped out in nature on a truly authentic safari experience.

Depart from Johannesburg on an adventure towards Greater Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s biggest and most impressive game reserves. Spot colourful birds and roaming mammals throughout the park while visiting various waterholes and keeping watch for the Big Five – leopards, lions, elephants, rhinoceros and buffaloes. Push onwards to the dramatic cliffs and striking plateaus of the Drakensberg Escarpment, savouring some of the world-class scenery of the Panoramic Route with gorgeous views of God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

Begin an adventure through South Africa’s beautiful capital with a guided walking tour of the city’s attractions, including the Castle of Good Hope, Grand Parade, and several historically significant slavery sites. Take in impressive scenic views on a coastal drive down the peninsula, via Camps Bay and the penguins of Boulders Beach. Continue on a guided tour around the Stellenbosch winelands, perhaps lunching in Franschok. Be treated to another wine and cheese pairing in Paarl, then visit the prison Nelson Mandela was held in on the return to Cape Town.

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

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Victoria Falls

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Perhaps kick off your African adventure with a hearty welcome feast at the famous Boma Restaurant, where warthog, buffalo and crocodile often feature on the menu. Witness the power of Victoria Falls on a guided morning tour, then embark on a sunset wildlife spotting cruise along the Upper Zambezi River. In free time, choose from a variety of optional activities on offer, such as canoeing, kayaking or whitewater rafting. Accommodation is the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, which features a bar with superb views across a waterhole frequented by elephants and other animals.

After checking into your riverside lodge at The Zambezi Waterfront, spend a leisurely afternoon getting to know Livingstone at your own pace. Much more than simply the place where a Scottish explorer first clapped eyes on Mosi-oa-Tunya, this town is an adventure hub with a suite of excursions and activities on offer. In between exploring Africa’s biggest falls with a local guide and cruising down the Upper Zambezi River in search of wildlife, perhaps sign up for a game drive through Zambezi National Park, a rope-based canopy adventure, or a helicopter flight over the falls and Zambezi Gorges.

From Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, travel by private vehicle across the Botswana border to Chobe Safari Lodge, a set-up of thatched rondavels on the edge of this famous national park. Unwind by the lodge’s elegant bar and pool while enjoying views of the Chobe River, then explore the park on game drives and boat cruises. You’ll almost certainly see elephants drinking at the water’s edge, possibly even zebras, buffalo, hippos and giraffe too. The park’s birdlife is also impressive, with saddle-billed storks, fish eagles, malachite kingfishers, goliath herons and bee-eaters often spotted by the river.

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Gelada baboon, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia

Ethiopia Ethiopia is often touted as the cradle of humankind, the ‘Ground Zero’ of civilisation. Many ancient sites testifying to early human habitation still stand, and in few other places on Earth do myth and history so regularly intertwine: the churches of Lalibela were hewn with Pleasantly warm 20-25oC o the help of angels, our Lady of Zion contains the Ark of the Covenant and the Beta Jewish Warm & wet 20-25 C o C Monsoon 15-20 community is one of the ‘lost tribes’ of Israel. One of only two African countries never to have been colonised, this is Africa through every age. ETHIOPIA Addis Ababa

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Church of Saint George, Lalibela, Ethiopia

Ethiopia Experience Day 2 Bahir Dar Fly north to Bahir Dar, an attractive town that sits on the lush shores of Lake Tana. Take a boat cruise around the lake and its numerous islands, many of which house venerated monasteries.

Peregrine Moments Traditional dinner – Addis Ababa Spend your first night in Addis Ababa treating your tastebuds to traditional Ethiopian fare at Bahir Zaf, a restaurant and social enterprise project in one.

Lake cruise – Bahir Dar Take a cruise around Lake Tana – Ethiopia’s largest body of water and the source of the Nile – enjoying an on-deck sundowner after exploring island monasteries.

Day 3 Bahir Dar Travel out to the Blue Nile Falls, which measure over 400 metres (1,312 feet) wide and descend 48 metres (157 feet) in full flood. Cross the Nile by boat, then relax back in Bahir Dar. Day 4 Gondar The 17th century capital of Ethiopia is famed for its medieval castles and churches. Visit fortifications unlike any other in Africa and see the wonderful murals of the Debre Berhan Selassie church. Day 5 Simien Mountains National Park Continue north to the home of Ethiopia’s highest peak – the Simien Mountains. Walk up into this majestic series of undulating amethyst peaks for stunning mountain views. Days 6-7 Axum Journey to the fabled city of Axum, once the capital of Africa’s oldest

empire. Visit the stele fields, several tombs, the ruins of the Queen of Sheba’s palace and an archaeological museum for insights into this incredible society. Days 8-9 Lalibela Fly to Lalibela, an isolated town of monasteries that is one of Ethiopia’s top attractions, and one of the world’s greatest historical and religious sites. Choose to trek up Abune Josef mountain to the rock church of Asheten Mariam and take in the wonderful views overlooking Lalibela. Day 10 Addis Ababa Return to Addis Ababa and perhaps relax in a coffee shop for the afternoon. Days 11-12 Arba Minch Travel south through a high mountain plateau to Arba Minch, a small town in the Rift Valley that is situated on a cliff overlooking Lake Chamo and Lake Abaya. Visit Nechisar National Park and view diverse wildlife on a game drive. Days 13-14 Jinka Pass through the territories of several different tribes on your way to Jinka. Drive to Mago National Park and visit possibly the most famous of these tribes – the Mursi people.

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19 Days Day 1 Addis Ababa Arrive in bustling Addis Ababa and take an afternoon city tour.

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Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 8 nights comfortable hotel, 5 nights lodge, 1 night feature stay Simien National Park, 2 nights feature stay Arba Minch, 2 nights hotel Transport 4WD vehicle, minibus, plane, boat Meals 18 breakfasts, 8 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Enter trip code PFLEC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover COMBINATION TRIP INFORMATION This is a combination of itineraries PFLN and PFLT. For more information on Combination Trips please see page 13-15.

Days 15-16 Turmi Travel through open savanna, coming across myriad animals. Meet members of the Karo and Hamar tribes. Day 17 Konso Pass through the terraced hills of Konso, keeping an eye out for dik-dik and lesser kudu. Days 18-19 Addis Ababa Return to Arba Minch for the onward fly to Addis Ababa. Venture out for a farewell dinner in one of the capital’s atmospheric restaurants.

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Limalimo Lodge, Simien Mountains (Day 5) Perched on the edge of the Ethiopia’s Simien Escarpment, Limalimo Lodge is a beautiful place to experience Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Simien Mountains NP

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10 Days Day 1 Addis Ababa Arrive in bustling Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city of Italian architecture, interesting churches and friendly inhabitants. Take a tour of the National Museum and Holy Trinity Cathedral, then dine for a cause at Bahir Zaf – both a restaurant and community project.

Peregrine Moments Limalino Lodge stay – Simien Mountains Enjoy the spectacular views over Ethiopia’s Simien Mountain landscape while staying warm around the fire pit or curling up in front of the log fire.

Ben Ababa dinner – Lalibela Sitting 2,500 metres (8,200 feet) above sea-level, Ben Ababa restaurant is a jumble of walkways, viewing platforms and firepits overlooking historic Lalibela.

Day 2 Bahir Dar Fly north to the attractive town of Bahir Dar, which sits on the lush shores of Lake Tana. Take a boat cruise around the lake and its numerous islands, many of which house venerated monasteries. Disembark to view superb ecclesiastical art, then enjoy an onboard sundowner to see out the day. Day 3 Bahir Dar Travel out to the Blue Nile Falls, which measure over 400 metres (1,312 feet) wide and descend 48 metres (157 feet) in full flood. Take a longer scenic walk past the main viewpoint or a shorter walk to reach the foot of the falls. Cross the Nile by boat, then relax in Bahir Dar, visiting the local market or a nearby panoramic viewpoint. Day 4 Gondar Travel north, skirting the edge of Lake Tana, to the city of Gondar. The 17th century capital of Ethiopia, Gondar is famed for its medieval castles and churches.

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Visit fortifications unlike any other in Africa and see the wonderful murals of the Debre Berhan Selassie church. Day 5 Simien Mountains National Park Continue north to the home of Ethiopia’s highest peak – the Simien Mountains. Walk up into this majestic series of undulating amethyst peaks and take in stunning mountain views while keeping eyes peeled for the unique gelada baboon, known for their shaggy coats and red heart chest mark. Day 6 Axum Journey to the fabled city of Axum, once the capital of Africa’s oldest empire. For 600 years, from the start of the 1st millennium AD, the Axumite civilisation – rich, well organized and technologically advanced – was among the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient world. Day 7 Axum Tour the incredible historical sites of Axum. Visit the stele fields, several tombs, the ruins of the Queen of Sheba’s palace and an archaeological museum for insights into this incredible society. The unassuming St Mary of Zion Church is said to house the fabled Ark of the Covenant.

ETHIOPIA Addis Ababa

TRIP CODE: PFLN PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel, 5 nights standard hotel, 1 night Simien Mountains National Park feature stay Transport Minibus, plane, boat Meals 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Enter trip code PFLN on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover Day 10 Addis Ababa This Ethiopian exploration comes to an end back in Addis Ababa.

Day 8 Lalibela Fly to Lalibela, an isolated town that is Ethiopia’s top sight, and one of the world's greatest historical and religious sites. Spend an afternoon exploring several astounding rock-hewn churches. Day 9 Lalibela Choose to trek up Abune Josef mountain to the rock church of Asheten Mariam and take in the wonderful views overlooking Lalibela. Spend the afternoon exploring a second cluster of atmospheric churches, then enjoy sundowner drinks and a special dinner.

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Limalimo Lodge, Simien Mountains (Day 5) Perched on the edge of the Ethiopia’s Simien Escarpment, Limalimo Lodge is a beautiful place to experience Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains.


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Addis Ababa

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10 Days Day 1 Addis Ababa Arrive in Addis Ababa and be transferred to your hotel. Take an afternoon tour of the city.

Peregrine Moments Walking Safari – Arba Minch Venture out on a game drive through the grasslands of the Nechisar Plain in search of zebra, kudu and lions.

Farewell dinner – Addis Ababa Head out to one of the capital’s iconic restaurants for a farewell dinner complete with live music and dance performances – the perfect chance to put your newfound Ethiopian dance moves to the test.

Days 2-3 Arba Minch Travel south across a high mountain plateau to Arba Minch, a small town in the Rift Valley that overlooks Lake Chamo and Lake Abaya. Spend the night at a feature stay, Paradise Lodge, in bamboothatched suites. Spy wildlife on a walking safari through Nechisar National Park. A boat trip on Lake Chamo is sure to feature hippo and crocodile sightings. Days 4-5 Jinka Meet members of the Dorze tribe on the way to Jinka. Drive to Mago National Park and visit the Mursi people, who are famed for the practice of extending their lower lips with clay discs.

Jinka

Days 6-7 Turmi Travel through open savanna, coming across myriad animals. In Murile, meet members of the Karo tribe – masters of body decoration who paint themselves in elaborate patterns and colours – and, the following day, mingle with members of the Hamar tribe. Day 8 Konso Pass through the terraced hills of Konso, keeping an eye out for dik-dik and lesser kudu. End the day with a sundowner drink, local music and dancing at the lodge. Days 9-10 Addis Ababa Drive to Arba Minch for the flight back to Addis Ababa. Head out for a farewell dinner – complete with live music and dance performances – in one of the capital’s iconic restaurants. This Ethiopian adventure comes to an end on the morning of Day 10.

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TRIP CODE: PFLT PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 5 nights comfortable lodge, 2 nights feature stay Arba Minch Transport 4WD vehicle, plane, boat Meals 9 breakfasts, 5 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Enter trip code PFLT on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover FEATURE STAY

Paradise Lodge, Arba Minch (Days 2-3) Paradise Lodge was designed to reflect the distinct cultures of the 30 different tribes that inhabit southern Ethiopia. The comfortable huts are built in the style of the local ethnic Dorze people.

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Morocco In the swirling square of Marrakech’s Djemaa el-Fna, palm readers and sword swallowers mesmerise the crowds. In the great dunes surrounding Merzouga, camels snuffle the night air as stories of the Sahara are told in Bedouin desert camps. In the shaded souqs and labyrinthine streets of Fes, where stalls are arranged by craft and handed down through generations, it could be any year, any century. A little homegrown knowledge goes a long way in making the most of a country as rich, complex and ancient as Morocco. Your Peregrine adventure is led by locals who know the lay of the land intimately – opening the door to opportunities aplenty for chatting, mingling and enjoying the hospitality that’s a point of pride to Arab culture.

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Traveller Tales

Consider Morocco if you want to experience a rich culture, see beautiful sites and eat delicious food. Morocco surpassed my expectations.

Catherine Hewitt Classic Morocco, Page 55

The beautiful people, the stunning cities and the majestic natural wonders bombard the senses. Thanks for an excellent adventure Peregrine.

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camel to a Sahara camp, seeing the sun set along the way.

Day 2 Meknes See the Hassan II Mosque before heading to Rabat. Visit the Chellah, Kasbah des Oudaias and Hassan Minaret, then continue to your feature stay in Meknes.

Day 7 M’Goun Valley Travel to Todra Gorge for a two-hour walk, then on to the Dades Valley and M’Goun Valley. Enjoy traditional Berber food and hospitality during an exclusive stay with a local family up in the High Atlas Mountains.

Peregrine Moments Dinner and dancing – Desert Camp Feast on a freshly prepared dinner under the stars at a private desert camp. Listen to Bedouin stories and dance to the music performed by your talented camp crew.

Make berber whisky – M’Goun Valley Meet a local family in the M’Goun Valley and learn how to make Berber whisky. Day 3 Fes Explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the old medina and bazaars of Meknes. Drive to Fes. Day 4 Fes Explore the old city of Fes while shopping at selected locations. Visit Mederassa Bou Inania and Funduk Nejjarine before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon, then enjoy a local dinner. Day 5 Midelt Drive to Midelt, a market town nestled between the Middle and High Atlas mountains, at an elevation of just over 1500 metres. After lunch, set off on an easy hike in the nearby hills. Day 6 Merzouga – Sahara Enjoy a morning walk before driving to Merzouga. Ride a

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Day 8 M’Goun Valley Spend a day exploring the M’Goun Valley. During the walk you’ll pass by Berber villages, meeting locals along the way. Day 9 Ait Benhaddou Stop at the oasis of Skoura, home to several privately owned kasbahs. Arrive at Ait Benhaddou, the site for many Hollywood movies. Day 10 Ouirgane Drive to Ouirgane, a small, laid back Berber village nestled in the Atlas Mountains.

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Marrakech

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Merzouga

TRIP CODE: PGHMC PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 6 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night mountain guesthouse, 6 nights traditional riad, 1 night desert camp, 1 night feature stay Meknes Transport Private aircon vehicle, camel Meals 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays Enter trip code PGHMC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates

Day 11 Marrakech Continue to Marrakech and wander through Djemaa el-Fna.

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Day 12 Marrakech Take a guided walking tour, visiting the Bahia Palace. Thread your way through the streets of the old medina.

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Days 13-14 Essaouira Travel to the coastal town of Essaouira. Spend time wandering through the narrow streets and sampling Moroccan seaside cuisine. Days 15-16 Marrakech Enjoy a free morning of relaxation and further exploration in Essaouira before returning to Marrakech. Your trip ends here on the morning of Day 16.

This is a combination trip. Your group makeup may change before leaving Marrakech on day 13.

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Riad Ritaj, Meknes (Day 2) From the palace-like interiors to the private patios, the Riad Ritaj offers a range of amenities to enrich a comfortable stay in Meknes while sitting close to the city’s historic centre.


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Morocco Gourmet Explorer 12 Days

Chefchaouen

Kenitra Casablanca

Volubilis

MOROCCO Marrakech

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Midelt

Mt M’Goun Sahara

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Day 1 Casablanca Welcome to Morocco – home to appetising tagines, fragrant couscous and succulent lamb dishes. This gourmet adventure begins with an important group meeting at 6 pm. Enjoy dinner at Rick's Cafe, a place made famous by the movie Casablanca.

to create one of the city's signature dishes – b’stilla – a spiced poultry pie.

Day 2 Chefchaouen Start the day off with an authentic Casablanca market breakfast – perhaps tasting meloui, a Moroccan pancake often served at street stalls. Stop for a fish lunch at Kenitra and stretch your legs in the delightful fishing village of Asilah before arriving at Chefchaouen.

Day 7 Merzouga Embark on a journey to Merzouga, set to the backdrop of the iconic Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Set up camp for the night and learn to prepare traditional medfouna (Berber pizza).

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Day 8 M'Goun Valley Be welcomed at a traditional family run guesthouse, getting closer to the customs and lifestyle of the Berber people. Be treated this evening to a traditional feast of mechoui – a whole lamb spit-roasted over a barbecue, flavoured with cumin and salt.

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Peregrine Moments Eat like the ancients – Volubilis Relax on a Kilim by the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Feast on soft cheese, olives, bread and wine just like locals would have done in Roman times.

Day 6 Midelt Leave the intensity of the medina behind for the simplicity of the Middle Atlas and get an insight into traditional rural life. Learn the secrets of hand-rolled couscous before enjoying it for lunch.

Day 9 M'Goun Valley Witness Moroccan bread-making techniques in action. Roll couscous by hand – Midelt Wander through the valley of M'Goun, Try your hand at rolling couscous in the Middle Atlas soaking in the untouched Moroccan mountains, an art that’s more than 1000 years old. backcountry before enjoying a picnic lunch. Take time to sit with the Berber people over a cup of tea – a traditional Day 3 Chefchaouen Enjoy a country breakfast invitation of hospitality between friends. before immersing yourself in the sights, Day 10 Marrakech Travel to illustrious sounds and smells of the blue city. Sample Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou. Take a the town's famous goat's cheese or wander food tour through Djemma el-Fna with a through the Kasbah. Finish the day with a passionate local foodie, learning the secrets home-cooked seasonal dinner. of the perfect ras el-hanout before savouring Day 4 Fes Discover the ancient history of a succlent slow cooked tagina – one of the Morocco with an exploration of the Roman specialty dishes of Marrakech. ruins of Volubilis. Savour a memorable picnic Day 11 Marrakech Start the morning with lunch of traditional Roman flavours in the a cooking class set in an organic kitchen shadow of the ancient site. Set foot in the garden, followed by lunch. Then, either sacred pilgrimage town of Moulay Idriss – engage in an optional sightseeing tour or consider sampling some of the famous local spend the rest of the afternoon exploring nougat before arriving at Fes in the evening. Marrakech’s sights and sounds. You can Day 5 Fes Taste your way through the choose to share your last evening with the UNESCO listed medina of Fes. Sample rest of your group at a final dinner. traditional Moroccan flavours such as b’ssara, Day 12 Marrakech Your gourmet expedition chermoula or harira and dip into wild honey. comes to an end this morning. End the day with a cooking class, learning

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Riad Bahia Salam, Marrakech (Days 10-12) It took no less than four years of meticulous work to create this Riad – once the traditional home of a Jewish Moroccan family. The final result is a building dedicated to Bahia (beauty) and Salam (peace), reflected in the mix of ArabBerber influences within its walls. The rooms are gorgeously furnished and offer both comfort and luxury, while the rooftop terrace’s tent style dining area offers a unique evening experience.

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Peregrine Moments Camel ride – Sahara Enjoy a ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ moment as you ride across the desert on the way to your camp, watching the sun set over the dunes of the Sahara.

Berber village life – M’Goun Valley Discover the art of tea-making with a local Berber family and listen to their stories of daily life in the M’Goun Valley.

Day 2 Meknes Visit the Hassan II Mosque, which can accommodate 25,000 worshippers. Drive to Rabat and stop by the Kasbah des Oudaias and Hassan Minaret before continuing to Meknes. Day 3 Fes Visit the city’s old medina and the souq at Meknes, the Roman ruins of Volubilis and then travel to Fes. Day 4 Fes Explore the old city of Fes while shopping at selected locations. Visit Mederassa Bou Inania and Funduk Nejjarine before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon, then enjoy a local dinner. Day 5 Midelt Drive to Midelt and explore the local way of life in the villages. Day 6 Merzouga Ride camels to the edge of the Sahara, watching the sun set along the way. Spend the night at a desert camp, basking under the stars.

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Day 7 M’Goun Valley Drive to Todra Gorge for a walk before continuing to the Dades Valley and M’Goun Valley.

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Day 8 M’Goun Valley Spend a full day exploring and walking in the beautiful M’Goun Valley. Pass through Berber villages and perhaps meet some curious local children.

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13 Days Day 1 Casablanca Arrive in Casablanca at any time and take a private transfer to the hotel.

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Day 9 Ait Benhaddou Set off on the fabled Road of 1000 Kasbahs. Visit the oasis town of Skoura on your way to iconic Ait Benhaddou.

Accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night mountain guesthouse, 1 night desert camp, 5 nights traditional riad, 1 night feature stay Meknes

Day 10 Ouirgane Drive to Ouirgane, a small Berber village nestled in the tranquil foothills of the Atlas Mountains.

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Days 11-13 Marrakech Drive to Marrakech. Take a city tour, visiting the Bahia Palace and the Photography museum. Travel through the old medina and explore lively Djemaa el-Fna. Afterwards, spend some free time exploring the city at your leisure. This adventure comes to an end in the morning of Day 13.

Meals 12 breakfasts, 8 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays Enter trip code PGME on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover

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Riad Ritaj, Meknes (Day 2) Beautiful and opulent, this hotel is a charming example of traditional Moroccan architecture both inside and out. Enjoy the colourful and authentic furnishings, relax by the fountain in the central foyer or enjoy tea on the terrace that overlooks the town. And while situated in the heart of the Meknes Medina and close to all the sights of the city, the Riad Ritaj is a tranquil haven from the bustle and heat of the city outside.


Peregrine Moments Sunset call to prayer – Fes For a magical introduction to Fes, your leader will take you to an atmospheric vantage point to watch the sunset as the call to prayer resonates from the mosques below.

Fresh fish lunch – Essaouira Head down to the lively Essaouira fish market to select fresh fish. Our local friends will prepare and cook your fish for a delicious lunch while you watch.

Day 2 Meknes Visit Casablanca’s colossal Mosque of Hassan II. Drive to Rabat, Morocco’s capital, and visit the Roman settlement of Sala and the remains of the ancient citadel. Continue to Meknes. Day 3 Fes This morning, visit the medina and palaces of the old imperial city of Meknes before driving to Fes via the Roman ruins at Volubilis.

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11 Days Day 1 Casablanca Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel for a welcome meeting.

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Day 4 Fes Experience the medieval medina of Fes on a walking tour.

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Bin el-Ouidane Marrakech

Day 5 Bin el-Ouidane Take a drive to Bin el-Ouidane. Enjoy the riverside setting of your Middle Atlas guesthouse. Day 6 Marrakech Travel to the city of Marrakech. The lively Djemaa el-Fna provides a great introduction to this magical city. Day 7 Marrakech Enjoy a tour of the old medina in the morning and see the Bahia Palace and Marrakech Museum before exploring the lively city in your own time. Days 8-9 Essaouira Explore the narrow streets, squares and markets of this delightful coastal town. Day 10 Marrakech There’s time to pick up some last-minute bargains in the bazaar before heading back to Marrakech. A night at a restaurant overlooking the square would be a fitting way to end your trip. Day 11 Marrakech Your adventure ends this morning after breakfast.

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Day 1 Casablanca Meet a Peregrine representative on arrival in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel.

Day 4 Fes Visit the old city and the fascinating Funduq Nejjarine.

Peregrine Moments Art of tea making – Meknes Take the chance to warm your spirits with this personal demonstration at a local mint tea workshop.

Hidden market – Marrakech Go behind the scenes at the markets in Marrakech with a local guide and get an insight into Moroccan specialities at hidden stalls in the Medina.

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Day 2 Meknes See the Mosque of Hassan II, second in size only to the great mosque at Mecca. Drive to Rabat and visit the earliest known settlement, Sala, and the remains of the citadel. Continue to Meknes. Day 3 Fes Visit the bazaars of Meknes. Explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing to Fes.

Volubilis Rabat

Bin el-Ouidane

TRIP CODE: PGCM PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Day 5 Bin el-Ouidane Spend the evening at a rustic guesthouse surrounded by rocky outcrops and pretty scenery. Day 6 Marrakech Travel to Marrakech. Head to Djemaa el Fna for the evening. Day 7 Marrakech Take a morning tour of the old medina and Bahia Palace. The rest of the day is free to explore further or shop in the crowded bazaar. Day 8 Marrakech Farewell new friends as your trip ends in Marrakech this morning.

Accommodation 1 night comfortable hotel, 3 nights traditional riad, 1 night guesthouse, 2 nights feature stay Fes Transport Private aircon vehicle Meals 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Saturdays and Wednesdays Enter trip code PGCM on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover. FEATURE STAY Fes (Days 3-4)

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Moroccan Serenade


The Monastery, Petra, Jordan

The

Middle East In the Middle East, the ancient seeps steadily into the present. You feel it at the iconic Pyramid of Giza, which has been defining the landscape for 4,000 years, and at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount – a place sacred to three of the world’s most influential faiths. The beauty of Petra, the Rose City, still enchants two millennia on and, amid the golden desert dunes and palm-filled oases of Oman, time feels to stand still. Even in Istanbul’s clamorous Grand Bazaar, or the modern-day souqs of Esfahan, tradition emanates, mixing with rich spice aromas and the daily calls to prayer.

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Traveller Tales

Peregrine take all the stress out of visiting. We just kicked back and enjoyed every day seeing the sights. Can’t speak highly enough of our guides and Peregrine.

Fraser Brodie Jordan Explorer, Page 59

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I was so impressed with the history, culture and most of all the communities of Iran. In all my travels I have not met a more honest, friendly and respectful people.

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Day 2 Pyramids – Sphinx Head out to witness the Pyramids and Sphinx, then visit the famous treasures of King Tut’s tomb at the Egyptian Museum. Board a sleeper train for the overnight journey to Luxor.

Peregrine Moments Old coffee shop – Cairo Do like the locals and settle in with a coffee or mint tea amid the chatter and hookah smoke in what’s said to be Cairo’s oldest coffee shop.

Boat cruise – Nile River A leisurely four-night cruise is the ideal way to experience the Nile. Rest and relax on the sundeck while riverside life unfolds along the banks.

Day 3 Nile Cruise – Luxor Travel to Karnak Temple before enjoying a free afternoon to browse in the market. Climb aboard your Nile cruise boat, and perhaps cool off with a swim in the pool.

riverbanks lined with fishermen casting their nets off the shores. Upon arrival at the Temple of Kom Ombo, explore the sites dedicated to Sobek (the crocodile-headed god) and Horus (the falcon-headed god), sitting picturesquely on the river’s edge. Travel by small motorboat to the Temple of Isis (goddess of health, marriage and wisdom) that was once rescued from the rising waters of the Nile and relocated on Philae Island. Day 7 Aswan – Abu Simbel See the statues of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. In spare time, tour the fortress-like Monastery of St. Simeon or have a drink at the Old Cataract Hotel. In the evening, visit a Nubian village for a night of traditional dining and dancing. Day 8 Cairo Fly back to Cairo. Explore the medieval quarter and see the GayerAnderson Museum, Ibn Tulun Mosque and Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. Farewell new friends with a homecooked dinner hosted by a local family. Day 9 Cairo This trip ends this morning in Cairo.

Day 4 Nile Cruise – Luxor Visit the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the giant statues that were once part of an impressive colonnade at the Colossi of Memnon.

Riverboat, Nile Cruise (Days 3-6)

Days 5-6 Nile Cruise While cruising along the Nile, take in the surrounding countryside – desert hills forming a backdrop to lush

Explore the lifegiving Egyptian waterway by boat while you eat, drink and watch the landscape slowly drift on by.

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9 Days Day 1 Cairo Arrive in Cairo and transfer to the hotel.

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FEATURE STAY

Aswan

Abu Simbel

TRIP CODE: PGNV PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 4 nights feature stay Nile cruise riverboat, 3 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night aircon sleeper train Transport Plane, private aircon bus, riverboat, sleeper train, felucca Meals 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Saturdays Enter trip code PGNV on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover


Jerash

JORDAN Amman

8 Days Day 1 Amman On arrival at the airport you’ll be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 5 Petra Spend the day exploring this ancient city of temples and tombs. The enormous scale and intricate craftsmanship on display in this ancient city will stagger you.

Peregrine Moments Bedouin barbecue – Wadi Rum Be treated to zarb – a mouthwatering Bedouin barbecue of chicken, lamb and vegetables slow-cooked in an underground pit.

Stargazing – Wadi Rum A cup of tea in hand, settle in for some stargazing on your private terrace at a remote desert camp in Wadi Rum. Day 2 Aqaba Drive down the Desert Highway to the Red Sea port of Aqaba. The afternoon is free to explore this compact town. Go snorkelling or relax by the hotel pool. Day 3 Wadi Rum Drive to Wadi Rum and get ready for a night of feasting under the stars. This feature property has a cosy set-out with panoramic desert views.

Day 6 Amman Continue exploring Petra with more free time in the morning. On your way to Amman, stop at Madaba to see the famed sixth-century mosaic map that depicts the Old City of Jerusalem. Also stop at the 15th-century stone village at Dana and Shobak Castle.

Day 7 Amman Spend the morning in the preserved Roman city of Jerash. This afternoon is your chance to float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth. Day 8 Amman Your Jordan adventure ends after breakfast.

Dead Sea Petra Wadi Rum Aqaba

TRIP CODE: PGJE PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 6 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night feature stay Wadi Rum Transport Private aircon bus, public aircon coach, camel, jeep Meals 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Sundays Enter trip code PGJE on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover

Day 4 Petra After breakfast, take a short morning walk through the desert sands before a short drive to Petra.

FEATURE STAY Luxury Desert Camp (Day 3)

Journey through Israel & The Palestinian Territories

Mediterranean Sea

Haifa Nazareth Tel Aviv Jerusalem Bethlehem Masada

7 Days Day 1 Jerusalem Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a traditional musakkhan dinner in the evening.

Peregrine Moments Palestinian dinner – Jerusalem Sit down to a traditional Palestinian delicacy of musakhan: roasted chicken and onions served on wholemeal flatbread and flavoured with sumac.

Day 5 Nazareth Arrive in Tiberias for a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. Travel Holocaust museum – Yad Vashem to Tabgha and it’s local church before Experience Israel’s memorial to the victims of the heading to Capernaum for a traditional Holocaust with a specialised guide, learning more St. Peter’s Fish lunch. Then visit the about Jewish people who challenged their oppressors. Church of the Annunciation, where Mary received the news of the Immaculate Conception. Stay the night in Nazareth. Day 2 Jerusalem Drive out to the Garden of Day 6 Tel Aviv Visit the ancient former Gethsemane, famously known as the location crusader port of Acre, then continue to Hafia where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion. and gaze at the Baha'i Gardens on Mount See the Church of All Nations, the Old City, Carmel. Drive north to Caesarea, the capital the church of St. Anne and the Pool of of Israel during the Roman and Byzantine Bethesda. The rest of the afternoon is then areas which was buried under desert sands free for exploration. until recent times. End the day in Tel Aviv. Day 3 Jerusalem Travel to Ma’aleh Adumim Day 7 Tel Aviv The trip comes to an end today. and visit the Inn of the Good Samaritan

Dead Sea

ISRAEL & PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

before arriving at Masada. Take a cable car to the local fortress, a UNESCO Heritage-listed site. Visit the Dead Sea, the town of Jericho and the Mount of Temptations. Day 4 Bethlehem Visit Yad Vashem for a guided trip of the Holocaust memorial, then head on to the famous Church of the Nativity.

Tiberias

Red TRIP CODE: PGTI Sea

PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night feature stay Bethlehem Transport Boat, private aircon bus, private vehicle Meals 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Mondays Enter trip code PGTI on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover FEATURE STAY Hosh Al-Syrian (Day 4)

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Abu Simbel, Egypt

Jerash

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Amman

Classical Egypt & Jordan Day 2 Pyramids – Sphinx Begin your journey with a tour of the famous Sphinx and Pyramids, and the treasures of King Tut’s tomb in the Egyptian Museum. In the evening, board a sleeper train bound for Luxor.

Peregrine Moments Old coffee shop – Cairo Do like the locals and settle in with a coffee or mint tea amid the chatter and hookah smoke in what’s said to be Cairo’s oldest coffee shop.

Stargazing – Wadi Rum With a cup of tea in hand, settle in for some stargazing on your private terrace at a remote desert camp in Wadi Rum.

Day 3 Luxor – Nile Cruise Travel to Karnak Temple, witnessing a variety of ancient artefacts in a wondrous open-air setting. Climb aboard a Nile cruise boat, your accommodation for the next four nights, and spend the afternoon relaxing. Day 4 Nile Cruise - Valley of the Kings Discover the Valley of the Kings, where Egypt’s pharaohs and nobility were buried for five centuries, and visit the Temple of Hatshepsut. Sail towards Edfu (in antiquity, Behdet) in the evening. Days 5-6 Nile Cruise – Aswan Upon arrival at Komombo, wander around the Temple of Sobek (the crocodile-headed god), which picturesquely sits on the river’s edge. Afterwards, explore the Temple of Isis, an impressive Ptolemaic structure, and enjoy free time wandering around the intriguing Nubian Bazaar. Day 7 Aswan – Abu Simbel Travel by plane and visit the Abu Simbel temples, two of Egypt’s finest ancient sites. Visit a Nubian village in the evening for an intimate village life portrait.

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Day 1 Cairo Arrive in Cairo, a vibrant metropolis situated on the Nile.

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Day 8 Cairo Return to Cairo by plane in the morning. This visit will reveal a different side of the city – its medieval history. Explore the Gayer-Anderson Museum and witness the Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Wander through the 14th-century Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, formerly known as a Turkish market, and share a homecooked meal with a local family. Day 9 Amman Today you’ll fly to Amman, Jordan’s commercial and cultural centre, and meet your new leader and group. Day 10 Aqaba Drive down the Desert Highway to Aqaba – a balmy port town on the Red Sea where people take regular siestas amid the heat. Take in views of the surrounding mountains, or perhaps enjoy some swimming or snorkelling in the ocean. Day 11 Wadi Rum Arrive in the village of Wadi Rum, which is cut into a cluster of limestone and sandstone in southern Jordan. Camp under the dazzling night sky of the desert at the Wadi Rum Luxury Camp. Days 12-13 Petra Head to the ruins of Petra, home to Jordan’s premier attraction – the Treasury. At 40 metres tall (131 feet), this ancient edifice is carved from solid rock and is a sight to behold. Spend the day exploring Petra’s other attractions. Days 14-16 Amman Return to Amman. On the way, visit Shobak Castle, a 15th-century village at Dana, and a sixth-century mosaic map of the Old City of Jerusalem. The following morning takes you to the Roman city of Jerash and the famed salt waters of the Dead Sea. Your trip concludes the next day after breakfast.

COMBINATION TRIP INFORMATION This is a combination of itineraries PGNV and PGJE. For more information on Combination Trips please see page 13-15.

Luxor Edfu

Aswan

Abu Simbel

TRIP CODE: PGEJC

Red Sea

PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 9 nights comfortable hotel, 4 nights feature stay Nile cruise riverboat, 1 night feature stay Wadi Rum, 1 night aircon sleeper train Transport Jeep, plane, private aircon bus, riverboat, sleeper train, felucca Meals 15 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 10 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Saturdays Enter trip code PGEJC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover WHAT TO KNOW The flight from Cairo to Amman on Day 9 is unescorted. FEATURE STAY

Luxury Desert Camp, Wadi Rum (Day 11) Stay in luxuriously furnished permanent tents, complete with comfortable king-sized or twin beds, a Bedouin sofa and the finest of bed linens.


Mediterranean Sea

Jordan, Israel & The Palestinian Territories 14 Days Day 1 Amman Arrive in Amman to a warm welcome and a private hotel transfer. Day 2 Aqaba Drive south to the Red Sea town of Aqaba – a haven for snorkellers with fish, coral and a submerged military tank.

Peregrine Moments Luxury camping – Wadi Rum Furnished with king-size beds, plush Bedouin-style sofas and private terraces, the tents of Wadi Rum Night Camp offer an oasis of luxury amid harsh desert surrounds.

Palestinian dinner – Jerusalem Treat your tastebuds to musakkhan – a traditional Palestinian dish of roasted chicken, onions and sumac served on wholemeal flatbread.

Day 3 Wadi Rum Drive to Wadi Rum and settle in for a memorable experience. Spend the night in private, luxuriously furnished Bedouin-style tents. Day 4 Petra Wake early for sunrise. Take a morning walk in the sands of Wadi Rum before driving to Petra. Day 5 Petra Explore the wonderous lost city of Petra. This ancient archaeological site is also known as the Rose City due to the soft red hue of its stone architecture. Day 6 Amman The King’s Highway has been bringing travellers to Amman since the time of Moses. Stop off at the headquarters of the First Crusade at Shobak Castle. Day 7 Amman Visit the Roman ruins at Jerash this morning. Then head to the Dead Sea for a bizarre swim before travelling to Amman.

Day 8 Jerusalem Cross the border between Jordan and Israel. Upon arrival, meet up with your Peregrine leader and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a traditional musakkhan dinner. Day 9 Jerusalem Drive to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was said to have prayed on the eve of his crucifixion. Visit the Church of All Nations, walk to St Stephen’s Gate and visit the Pool of Bethesda. Day 10 Jerusalem Travel to the cliffs of Masada and witness the fortress of King Herod and the last stronghold of the Zealots. Head back up to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Day 11 Bethlehem Drive to the Mount of Olives for panoramic views of the Old City and beyond. Witness the marker of Jesus’ birthplace – the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Day 12 Nazareth Visit Tabgha on the northwestern shore – the reported site of one of Jesus’ miracles. Indulge in a biblical repast at Capernaum with a St Peter’s Fish lunch. Take a visit to the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth. Day 13 Tel Aviv En route to Haifa, see the Baha’i Gardens, Mt Carmel and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Visit the vast complex of the Knights of St John. Drive to Caesarea, the ancient ruins of a town built over 2,000 years ago by Herod the Great. Day 14 Tel Aviv Your tour ends this morning after breakfast.

Haifa Nazareth Tel Aviv Jerusalem Bethlehem Masada

Tiberias Jerash Amman Dead Sea

JORDAN Petra ISRAEL & PALESTINIAN Wadi Rum TERRITORIES Aqaba

TRIP CODE: PGJIC Red Sea PHYSICAL RATING ll

Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 11 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night feature stay Wadi Rum, 1 night feature stay Bethlehem Transport 4WD vehicle, boat, bus, camel, jeep, private aircon bus, public aircon coach Meals 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Sundays Enter trip code PGJIC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover WHAT TO KNOW The border crossing from Amman to Jerusalem on Day 8 is unescorted. FEATURE STAY

Hosh Al-Syrian, Bethlehem (Day 11) This 400-year old residence is situated close to many of Bethlehem’s world class attractions. Perhaps dine at the in-house gastronomy restaurant, which puts a modern twist on traditional Palestinian fare.

COMBINATION TRIP INFORMATION This is a combination of itineraries PGJE and PGTI. For more information on Combination Trips please see page 13.

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Peregrine Moments St Peter's Fish lunch – Tiberias Snack on a fish of biblical proportions – the tilapia, or ‘St Peter’s Fish’ – following a cruise on the Sea of Galilee in a traditional wooden boat.

Boat cruise – Nile River A leisurely four-night cruise is the ideal way to experience the Nile. Rest and relax on the sundeck while riverside life unfolds along the banks.

Day 3 Nile Cruise – Luxor Travel to Karnak Temple. Arrive in Luxor and board your comfortable Nile cruise boat. Day 4 Nile Cruise – Valley of the Kings Explore the Valley of the Kings, home to 63 tombs, and see the Temple of Hatshepsut and the twin statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Days 5-6 Nile Cruise – Aswan Sail to the beautifully preserved Temple of Kom Ombo, which honours Sobek and Horus. Continue to Aswan and visit the Temple of Isis. Day 7 Aswan - Abu Simbel Fly to Abu Simbel. Take a guided tour, then enjoy a free afternoon before dinner in a Nubian village. Day 8 Cairo Fly to Cairo and discover the city’s rich medieval history. See the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, the Gayer-Anderson Museum, and the amazing Mosque of Ibn Tulun before visiting a local family’s home for dinner. Day 9 Amman Fly to Jordan’s modern capital. Perhaps visit the city’s historic citadel or

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Day 2 Pyramids – Sphinx Drive on to Giza, for a morning visit to the pyramids and the Sphinx. See the treasures of King Tut on a trip to the Egyptian Museum. Depart in the evening on a sleeper train to Luxor.

EGYPT

Luxor Edfu

22 Days Day 1 Cairo Welcome to Cairo. Transfer to your hotel on arrival.

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Aswan

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Roman Theatre, or relax with a coffee. Day 10 Aqaba Drive along the Desert Highway to the Red Sea port of Aqaba. Enjoy free time exploring, head out snorkelling or take a poolside siesta.

TRIP CODE: PGDIC

Day 11 Wadi Rum Journey by camel to a luxury desert camp and sleep under the stars.

Group size Maximum 12

Days 12-13 Petra Rise early to scale desert dunes for splendid panoramas. Drive on to Petra later in the day. Day 14 Amman Travel back to Amman along the King’s Highway, one of the ancient trade routes of the Middle East. En route you’ll visit Shobak Castle and a Dana village. Day 15 Amman Visit the ancient Roman city of Jerash and take a float in the Dead Sea's inviting waters. Days 16-18 Jerusalem Cross the border from Jordan to Israel. Arrive in Jerusalem before transferring to your hotel, then spend two days uncovering Jerusalem’s rich history. Day 19 Bethlehem Drive to the Mount of Olives for panoramic views of the Old City and surrounding areas. Head to Bethlehem to witness the Church of Nativity, marking the place where Jesus was born.

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Accommodation 14 nights comfortable hotel, 4 nights feature stay Nile cruise riverboat, 1 night feature stay Bethlehem 1 night feature stay Wadi Rum, 1 overnight sleeper train Transport Jeep, plane, private aircon bus, riverboat, sleeper train, felucca Meals 21 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 12 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Saturdays Enter trip code PGDIC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover WHAT TO KNOW The flight from Cairo to Amman on Day 9 and the border crossing from Amman to Jerusalem on Day 16 are unescorted.

Day 20 Nazareth Visit the Church of Annunciation before arriving in Nazareth, hometown of Jesus. Days 21-22 Tel Aviv Travel to Acre to discover the building complex occupied by the Knights of St John. Continue to Caesarea – former capital of Israel.

FEATURE STAY

Riverboat, Nile River (Days 3-6) COMBINATION TRIP INFORMATION This is a combination of itineraries PGNV, PGJE and PGTI. For more information on Combination Trips please see page 13-15.

Drift down the iconic waters of the Nile from the comfort of your riverboat, fully equipped with a pool where you can cool off after a hot day of exploration. Relax at the on-board sundeck to witness views of the river’s stunning surrounds.


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22 Days

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Day 2 Pyramids – Sphinx Visit the famous treasures on display in the Egyptian Museum. Head out to witness the Pyramids and Sphinx, then board an overnight sleeper train to Luxor.

Peregrine Moments Desert campout – Wahiba Sands Enjoy an evening of traditional food and music camped out around an open fire in Wahiba Sands.

Stargazing – Wadi Rum Sip on a warming cup of tea beneath a blanket of stars in Wadi Rum. Private terraces and warm Bedouin hospitality give this desert camp a touch of luxury.

Days 3-4 Nile Cruise – Luxor Travel to Karnak Temple. Visit the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the giant statues that were once part of an impressive colonnade at the Colossi of Memnon. Days 5-6 Nile Cruise Sail to the beautifully preserved Temple of Kom Ombo, which honours the gods Sobek and Horus, and the Temple of Isis. Day 7 Aswan - Abu Simbel Travel south to Aswan. After seeing the statues of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, perhaps travel out to the fortress-like Monastery of St. Simeon. Day 8 Cairo Fly back to Cairo. Explore the medieval quarter and see the GayerAnderson Museum, Ibn Tulun Mosque and Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. Day 9 Amman Fly to Amman (unescorted), Jordan’s hub of commerce and culture.

Day 10 Aqaba It’s a four-hour drive down the Desert Highway to the Red Sea port of Aqaba. The afternoon is free to explore this town or relax by the hotel pool. Day 11 Wadi Rum Drive to Wadi Rum and settle in for a memorable overnight stay in the desert. The feature stay tonight is a cosy setout with expansive views of the desert. Day 12 Petra Take in the desert scenery on a morning walk before making the short drive to Petra. Day 13 Petra Spend the day exploring this ancient city of temples and tombs. Day 14 Amman On your way to Amman, stop at Madaba to see the famed sixthcentury mosaic map depicting the Old City of Jerusalem. Stop also at the 15th-century stone village at Dana and Shobak Castle.

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Nizwa

Egypt, Jordan & Oman Day 1 Cairo Arrive in Cairo and transfer to the hotel.

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Wahiba Sands

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PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 14 nights hotel, 4 nights feature stay Nile cruise riverboat, 1 night feature stay Wadi Rum, 1 night feature stay Wahiba Sands, 1 night sleeper train Transport Private bus, plane, sleeper train, jeep, riverboat, felucca Meals 21 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 12 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Saturdays Enter trip code PGOJC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover WHAT TO KNOW

Day 15 Amman Spend the morning in the preserved Roman city of Jerash. In the afternoon you’ll get the chance to float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth.

The flight from Cairo to Amman on Day 9 is unescorted. The flight from Amman to Muscat on Day 16 is not included and unescorted.

Days 16-18 Muscat Fly to Muscat (unescorted) and spend three days exploring the capital’s sights: the Mohammad Al Ameen Mosque, Old Muscat, Bait Zubair Museum and Muttrah Souq.

This is a combination of itineraries PGNV, PGJE and PGTO. For more information on Combination Trips please see page 13-15.

Day 19 Wahiba Sands Travel through rugged landscapes for a night in a palm-fringed desert camp.

COMBINATION TRIP INFORMATION

FEATURE STAY

Luxury Desert Camp, Wadi Rum (Day 11)

Day 20 Nizwa Stopping in at Ibra, one of the oldest cities in Oman, arrive in the mountainenclosed oasis town of Nizwa. Days 21-22 Muscat See Jabrin Fort and head into the foothills of the country’s highest peak, Jebel Shams, to explore the villages of Misfah Sham and Al Hamra.

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Wahiba Sands, Oman

A Taste of Oman 7 Days Day 1 Muscat Meet your Peregrine representative on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Peregrine Moments Bedouin lunch – Wahiba Sands Break bread, trade tales and share dates during lunch with a local Bedouin family on the edge of the Wahiba Sands desert.

Jebel Shams – Muscat Stand in awe of gorgeous landscapes and visit centuries-old mountain villages on a journey into the foothills of Oman’s highest peak, Jebel Shams.

Day 2 Muscat Visit the Mohammad Al Ameen Mosque and Bait Zubair Museum, which showcases the wealth of Oman's cultural history. Later, drive along the picturesque Corniche to the once-walled district of Old Muscat. Visit the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos and stroll through Muttrah Souq, where you can bargain for handicrafts and silver goods. Day 3 Barka See the fishing village of Barka and also Nakhal, the best preserved of Oman’s forts, before returning to Muscat Day 4 Wahiba Sands Heading south, pass through rugged landscapes to the palm-

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Nakhal

Nizwa Ibra

fringed Wadi Bani Khalid. Sleep under a blanket of stars tonight in a traditional desert camp, this trip’s feature stay. Day 5 Nizwa Travel north to Ibra, one of the oldest cities in Oman and once the centre of trade, religion, education and art. Along the way stop in at Bahla to visit the ruins of its old fort, and also Jabrin Fort, widely considered the most impressive remaining fort in the country. Arrive at Nizwa, another oasis enclosed by a series of mountains, including the famous Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain). Day 6 Muscat After breakfast, visit the Nizwa Fort and souq. Browse for famous Nizawi silver jewellery. Head into the foothills of Jebel Shams to explore the villages of Misfah Sham and Al Hamra. Day 7 Muscat Farewell Oman when the tour ends after breakfast.

Muscat Wadi Bani Khalid Wahiba Sands

OMAN

TRIP CODE: PGTO PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night feature stay Wahiba Sands Transport 4WD vehicle, private vehicle Meals 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Sundays Enter trip code PGTO on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover FEATURE STAY

1000 Nights Camp, Wahiba Sands (Day 4) Set amid the rolling dunes of the Wahiba Sands, 1000 Nights Camp melds traditional desert camp design with contemporary comforts. Sit down to a sumptuous buffet, witness Arabian song and dance, and cool off in the outdoor pool.


JORDAN & OMAN

Jerash

JORDAN Amman Dead Sea Petra

Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman

Wadi Rum Aqaba

Jordan & Oman Al Hazm Jebel Shams

14 Days Day 1 Amman Arriving at the airport you’ll be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel. Day 2 Aqaba Drive down the Desert Highway to the Red Sea port of Aqaba. The afternoon is free to explore this compact town, go snorkelling or relax by the hotel pool.

Day 7 Amman Spend the morning in the preserved Roman city of Jerash. This afternoon is your chance to float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth.

Days 8-9 Muscat Fly to Muscat (unescorted). Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Bait Zubair Museum, which offers an introduction to Oman’s colourful past. Peregrine Moments Other highlights include Al-Jalali Fort and time for shopping at the bazaar, Luxury camping – Wadi Rum followed by a free afternoon. Furnished with king-size beds, plush Bedouin sofas and private terraces, the tents of Wadi Rum Night Camp Day 10 Barka See the fishing village offer an oasis of luxury amid harsh desert surrounds. of Barka and also Nakhal, the best

Omani feast – Wahiba Sands Feast on traditional Omani food, watch the sun set over the dunes and doze off under a blanket of stars in the remote Wahiba Sands.

Day 3 Wadi Rum Drive to Wadi Rum and get ready for a night of feasting under the stars. This evening’s feature stay boasts a cosy setout with panoramic desert views. Day 4 Petra After breakfast there will be the option of heading out on a morning desert stroll before making the short drive to Petra. Day 5 Petra Spend the day exploring this ancient city of temples and tombs. The enormous scale and intricate craftsmanship of this ancient city never fails to astound. Day 6 Amman Perhaps admire Petra at sunrise. On your way to Amman, stop in at Madaba to see the famed sixth-century mosaic map that depicts the Old City of Jerusalem. Also tour Shobak Castle and the 15th-century stone village of Dana.

preserved of all Oman’s forts, before returning to Muscat for the night.

Misfah Al Hamra Bahla Jabrin

Nakhal

Wadi Bani Khalid

Nizwa Ibra

Flight not included

Muscat

Wahiba Sands

OMAN

TRIP CODE: PGOAC PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 11 nights hotel, 1 night feature stay Wadi Rum, 1 night feature stay Wahiba Sands Transport Private vehicle, 4WD vehicle, camel, jeep Meals 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners

Day 11 Wahiba Sands Head south, travelling through rugged landscapes to the palm-fringed Wadi Bani Khalid. Sleep under twinkling stars tonight in a traditional desert camp, the feature stay of this trip.

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Day 12 Ibra – Nizwa Travel north to Ibra, one of the oldest cities in Oman and once the centre of trade, religion, education and art. Nizwa is another oasis enclosed by a series of mountains, including the famous Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain).

Price See inside front cover

Selected Sundays Enter trip code PGOAC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates

WHAT TO KNOW The flight from Amman to Muscat on Day 8 is not included and unescorted.

Day 13 Jebel Shams – Muscat Make your way back to Muscat, visiting Bahla and Jabrin forts and Jebel Shams. Stop in also at the villages of Misfah and Al Hamra along the way. Day 14 Muscat Farewell Oman when the tour ends after breakfast. COMBINATION TRIP INFORMATION This is a combination of itineraries PGJE and PGTO. For more information on Combination Trips please see page 13-15.

FEATURE STAY Wahiba Sands (Day 11)

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Pink Mosque, Shiraz, Iran Tehran

Ancient Persia in Depth

Kashan

IRAN

Esfahan

13 Days Day 1 Tehran Arrive in the capital of Iran. Day 2 Tehran Take a full-day tour of Tehran, including the Sa’dabad Palace and Museum complex.

Peregrine Moments Persian dinner – Esfahan Dine at one of Esfahan’s oldest restaurants. Tastefully furnished with tall stained glass windows and intricate mirror work, this the perfect setting to sample some traditional Persian cuisine.

Indulge your sweet tooth – Yazd Visit a famous confectionary maker at Haj Khalife Ali Rahbar, where treats have been made for generations using traditional techniques.

Day 3 Shiraz Travel to Shiraz, considered by many to be the ‘Pearl of Persia’. Take a guided walk in the afternoon to the Vakil Bazaar to explore the fine spices, carpets and handcrafts on offer. Then, head on to the mud-brick walls of the Khan Citadel. Day 4 Shiraz Visit the ruins of Persepolis and discover what was once the centre of the Persian Empire. On the way, stop off at Naqsh-e-Rostam, a cave-tomb containing the bodies of several Achaemenid kings. Day 5 Shiraz Set out on a tour of the city, exploring the Eram Garden, the Shah Cheragh and the Tomb of Hafez. Day 6 Yazd Travel from Shiraz to Yazd. Next, travel to Pasargadae, an ancient city preceding Persepolis that was built by Cyrus the Great. Spend the night back in Yazd.

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Yazd

Day 7 Yazd Pay a visit to Yazd’s old town in the morning before visiting the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and the Towers of Silence. Round off the day with a visit to a traditional sweet shop. Day 8 Esfahan Enjoy delicious Persian sangak bread for breakfast. Travel to Esfahan, stopping off at Na’in on the way. Visit the Jameh Mosque, then take a stroll down to the Zayandeh River to witness stunning historic bridges including the Si-o-seh Pol. Day 9 Esfahan Enjoy a guided walk through the city, beginning with Imam Square and its surrounds. Day 10 Esfahan Continue sightseeing with a visit to the Vank Cathedral. Relax with a free afternoon before spending dinner at the Shahrzad Restaurant. Day 11 Tehran Drive to Kashan, stopping in at the Fin Garden (Bagh-e Tarikhi-ye Fin). Enter a traditional Persian home at Borujerdi House, then travel to Tehran. Day 12 Tehran Visit the Carpet Museum of Iran to understand an important part of Iranian culture. Travel to the Tabiat Nature Bridge for some afternoon exploration. Day 13 Tehran This journey comes to an end on Day 13. FEATURE STAY

Hotel Dad, Yazd (Days 6-7) Ideally situated in the centre of town, Hotel Dad is a great spot for those wanting to be close to the action, and those in need of a quick retreat to some peace and quiet.

Persepolis Persian Gulf

Shiraz

TRIP CODE: PGAP PHYSICAL RATING l l Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 10 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights Yazd feature stay Transport Private vehicle Meals 12 breakfasts, 2 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Tuesdays Enter trip code PGAP on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates Price See inside front cover


Canakkale TURKEY Pamukkale Goreme Konya Antalya Selcuk Kas Ephesus Fethiye Mediterranean Sea Troy

Explore Iran & Turkey

IRAN

Peregrine Moments Boat lunch – Kas A local fisherman and his wife will guide you around the hidden coves of Kekova Island. Take time out on the boat to enjoy a salad of local greens, zucchini fritters and a cool glass of local beer.

Bakery visit – Yazd Join an early morning queue with the locals to try a local staple – hot, fresh Sangak bread – served straight from a wood fire oven. Days 3-5 Shiraz Journey to Shiraz. Enjoy a guided walk through the city. Visit the ancient ruins of Persepolis and the cave-tomb of Naqsh-e-Rostam. Days 6-7 Yazd Travel from Shiraz to Yazd. Visit Zoroastrian monuments after a trip to Yazd's old town. Witness the faded grandeur of Pasargadae, once known as the centre of the Persian empire. Days 8-10 Esfahan Visit Na’in en route to Esfahan. Visit the Jameh Mosque, then take a trip to visit Si-o-seh Pol. Enjoy a guided walk through the city.

Days 11-12 Tehran Continue to Kashan for a visit to Fin Garden and a traditional Persian home. Visit Tehran’s Carpet Museum to understand a crucial part of Iranian culture. Day 13 Istanbul Welcome to Turkey. Join your new group at a welcome meeting. Day 14 Canakkale Drive to Canakkale. Take a tour of Gallipoli and Anzac Cove.

Kashan Esfahan Yazd

Shiraz Persepolis

27 Days Days 1-2 Tehran Welcome to Iran. Transfer to your hotel before joining with your trip leader at a welcome meeting. Begin exploring Tehran on a full-day tour, visiting the Sa’adabad Palace and Museum complex.

Tehran

TRIP CODE: PGITC PHYSICAL RATING lRedlSea Group size Maximum 12 Accommodation 21 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights feature stay Yazd, 3 nights feature stay Goreme Transport Private bus, boat, plane

Days 15-16 Selcuk Visit the ancient site of Troy. Travel to Selcuk and taste fruit wine before exploring ancient Ephesus.

Meals 26 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Day 17 Pamukkale Visit the Pamukkale terraces, a natural water phenomenon.

Selected Tuesdays Enter trip code PGITC on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 & 2019 departure dates

Day 18 Fethiye Continue to Fethiye and enjoy beautiful island views. Days 19-20 Kas Travel to the seaside village of Kas. Take a day cruise around the local islands. Sail across sunken cities and enjoy a Turkish meal on board. Day 21 Antalya Explore Antalya’s urban sophistication and old-world charm on a guided walk through the rustic city streets. Day 22 Konya Cross the Taurus Mountain range to Konya – the perfect opportunity to experience a traditional Turkish city. Days 23-25 Goreme Visit the underground city of Derinkuyu, then explore Asikli Hoyuk. Head to the Goreme Open Air Museum, full of incredible houses, churches and monasteries carved out of the soft cliff face. Take a

ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED

Price See inside front cover walk toward Kizilcukur (Red Valley), where magnificent red rock formations have created the most beautiful valley in Cappadocia. Days 26-27 Istanbul Fly back to Istanbul and enjoy a free afternoon of exploration. COMBINATION TRIP INFORMATION This is a combination of itineraries PGAP and PETT. For more information on Combination Trips please see page 13. FEATURE STAY Hotel Dad, Yazd

Cairo – Independent Experience 4 Days This short trip takes you to some of the world’s most iconic relics, from the treasures of Tutankhamun to the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. As well as visiting the burial grounds of Saqqara – one of the largest archaeological sites in Egypt – you’ll have plenty of time to wander the streets of Cairo and explore its historic souq, Khan el-Khalili. Tour the artefacts on display in the Egyptian Museum, perhaps entering the Royal Mummy Room, and see Ibn Tulun Mosque – arguably the most beautiful mosque in Egypt.

TRIP CODE: PGCAX PHYSICAL RATING l l Accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel Transport Private vehicle Meals 3 breakfasts

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IRAN , TURKEY & EGYPT

Istanbul Black Sea Gallipoli

Cappadocia, Turkey


INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCES

Alexandria

Petra

Cairo

J O R DA N Wadi Rum

E GY P T Dubai

Luxor

Abu Dhabi

Aswan

UA E

MIDDLE EAST Final - USE THIS ONE

Luxor – Aswan

Alexandria

Petra

5 Days

3 Days

3 Days

Travelling independently, though benefitting from the knowledge of local guides along the way, make your way through Egypt’s ancient wonders the best way how – on a cruise down the Nile. In between relaxing on deck and watching rural life drift by, head ashore to investigate the temples of Karnak, Isis and Hatshepsut; tour the Valley of the Kings; learn about the funerary rites of the ancient Egyptians; explor the Nubian Bazaar and stroll along Aswan’s ‘corniche’.

This itinerary offers the chance to see some of Egypt’s most impressive sights in a short time. Following a morning tour of the pyramids in Cairo, drive out across the desert to Alexandria. Savour the mellow seaside vibes, cosmopolitan culture and Italianate architecture of this Mediterranean city, and tour the Roman Catacombs. See ancient Egyptian and Hellenistic artefacts in the Alexandria National Museum, and drive out to the WWII battlefields of El Alamein. Your independent experience ends back in Cairo.

Travel to Jordan and visit the rose-hued fortress city of Petra, which was the capital of the ancient Nabataeans – a mysterious people who carved a trading empire from the desert in what is now modern Jordan. Take time to explore the extraordinary beauty of Petra’s rock-hewn architecture and to discover its history. There’s also time to float in the legendary Dead Sea and see Jerusalem shimmering in the distance from mosaicadorned Mt Nebo.

TRIP CODE: PGLAX

TRIP CODE: PGAXX

TRIP CODE: PGJPX

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Accommodation 4 nights cruise ship Transport Private vehicle

Accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel

Accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel

Meals 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport Private vehicle

Transport Private vehicle

Meals 2 breakfasts

Meals 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch

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See page 12 for more information about Independent Experiences

Wadi Rum

Abu Dhabi

Dubai

4 Days

3 Days

3 Days

Follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia with a journey to the extraordinary desert scenery of Wadi Rum, a rugged moonscape of huge sandstone mountains. Traces of ancient civilisations can be seen in the many carved inscriptions found throughout the area, from pictographs to Thamudic, Nabataean and Arabic texts. Relax and unwind at the luxurious desert camp before enjoying a delicious dinner, cooked with an earthen oven by your lovely Bedouin hosts.

Arrive into the opulent desert oasis of Abu Dhabi, the Emirati capital often considered the Vegas of the desert. Enjoy free time to explore, perhaps wandering the perfectly manicured waterfront of the Corniche or browsing the stores of the Marina Mall. Take a 4WD adventure into the golden sands of Arabia. Arrive at a Bedouin desert camp to experience local culture – from henna to belly dancing – and perhaps ride a camel through the dunes.

Drive through the heritage area of Bastakiya, full of courtyards and narrow alleyways, and then visit the ornate Al Fahidi Fort and its museum. Ferry across the Dubai Creek alongside abras (water taxis) criss-crossing the water. Follow aromatic smells as you wander through the enticing traditional spice souq centered around the creek, and then enter the largest gold market in Arabia. Dine on a traditional dhow while cruising along the Dubai creek.

TRIP CODE: PGWRX

TRIP CODE: PGADX

TRIP CODE: PGDSX

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Accommodation 2 nights desert camp, 1 night comfortable hotel

Accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel

Accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel

Transport Private vehicle, 4WD vehicle

Transport Private vehicle, 4WD vehicle

Transport 4WD vehicle, private vehicle, dhow

Meals 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Meals 2 breakfasts

Meals 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner

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Adventure

Cruising Introducing Peregrine’s small-ship Adventure Cruising – a premium cruise without the premium crowds. Unlike conventional big-ship cruising, it’s all about the destination: stopping at little islands that the big ships can’t reach, exploring local markets to try out fresh produce and learning of a place’s history and culture from local guides who know it best. See a different side of West Africa on this spectacular adventure cruise from Senegal down into The Gambia. Explore the lush Saloum Delta, search for chimpanzees in Kuntaur, and drop anchor in Banjul for a traditional kora performance.

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SENEGAL & THE GAMBIA

PFWR Saloum Delta, Senegal

Dakar

Cruising the Rivers of West Africa

SENEGAL Saloum Delta Kaur Banjul A tl a n ti c Oc e a n

Kuntaur

Ga m b i e River

Tendaba

THE GAMBIA

8 Days Day 1 Dakar Prepare to embark late afternoon. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your fellow passengers before sitting down to dinner on board. Afterwards you set sail southward towards the Saloum River Delta. Spend the night at sea. 

Peregrine Moments Nature reserve – Saloum Delta Visit the Saloum Delta, a UNESCO-listed biosphere reserve and important birding area filled with stunning wildlife and other hidden natural secrets.

River cruise – Kuntaur Remain vigilant as you search for dolphins in the Gambia River estuary, one of the last aquatic ecosystems in West Africa to remain unchanged by humans or weather.

Day 2 Saloum Delta - Banjul Reach the wildlife-filled Sine (Saloum Delta) in Senegal. Watch for marine turtles, dolphins, West African manatee and crocodiles. An optional excursion visits Joal Fadiouth village, set on an island of clam shells used in local buildings and crafts. Sail to Banjul, gateway to the Gambia River, and stay there overnight. Day 3 Banjul – Tendaba Take the option of exploring Bakau, with its crocodile 'katchikaly' and Botanic Garden, plus a short Banjul tour. Sail upstream after lunch. Stop at St James Island (recently renamed Kunta Kinteh Island) and learn about its slave trade history. Later, sail upstream to reach Tendaba for an overnight stay.

Day 4 Tendaba Enjoy optional walks in the area around Kiang West National Park and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve today. You might spot guinea baboons, bushbuck, warthogs, Senegal bushbabies, and rare birds not seen elsewhere, such as the African fin foot. Spend the night in Tendaba. Day 5 Tendaba – Kuntaur Sail upstream to bustling Kuntaur. Take an optional 3-hour excursion late afternoon on the Gambia River with a national park ranger, visiting the island home of the Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project. With luck, observe the chimps from the water with minimal intrusion. Meet the spiritual group 'Kankurang' and a local dance group on the pier back in Kuntaur. Day 6 Kuntaur – Kaur Explore old Janjanbureh (formerly Georgetown), on an optional excursion, visiting Lamin Koto on the way back. See the mysterious stone circles in Wassu later in the morning. After lunch, sail downstream to Kaur village to see how Gambians live today. Enjoy a captain's farewell dinner on board in Kaur.

TRIP CODE: PFWR/PWFB PHYSICAL RATING l Group size Maximum 50 Accommodation 7 nights small cruise ship Transport Small cruise ship Meals 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED Selected Saturdays in April Enter trip code PFWR/PWFB on our website peregrineadventures.com for a full list of 2018 departure dates Price See inside front cover * This trip can also begin and end in Banjul. Search PFWB on our website for more information.

Day 7 Kaur – Banjul – Dakar Depart Kaur early and sail downstream towards Banjul, keeping watch for dolphins. Arrive mid to late afternoon. Sail out of the Gambia estuary into the Atlantic Ocean and north towards Dakar. Tonight is Gambian Night with a Kora instrumental concert. Sail overnight to Dakar. Day 8 Dakar Disembark after breakfast as your adventure draws to a close. Gambie River, The Gambia

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