New safari tour operator offers itineraries in East Africa: Travel Weekly

Deeper Adventure, a brand-new outfit for wildlife and nature experiences in East Africa, has launched expedition-like itineraries through Tanzania’s remote Burigi-Chato National Park.

Burigi is ideal for hiking safaris, remote camping and wilderness exploring. For the active traveler, there is game-viewing, bird-watching, nature photography, walking, camp-to-camp hiking, boating and overlanding (4×4 adventure travel in remote locations). There are no permanent camps or lodges in the area; thus, the experience requires walking safaris and camping. Anyone can visit, but it requires professional outfitting with tents, gear and vehicles as well as bush skills.

Deeper Adventure’s two-week itinerary links Burigi National Park with the world-renowned Serengeti. The adventure begins with the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, as Burigi is easily accessible from Rwanda’s international airport in Kigali. As the gateway to gorilla trekking, this creates a new adventure opportunity for combining a wildlife safari with a gorilla-trekking adventure.

From there, the expedition moves to active adventure in Burigi National Park and then flies across Lake Victoria for a finale with the Serengeti’s thousands of migrating mammals along with lions and other big cats. While Burigi and the Serengeti are on opposite sides of Lake Victoria, the two destinations can be seamlessly connected with a short flight in a bush plane.

“Burigi’s long-term viability depends on its ability to attract visitors,” said Wil Smith, founder of Deeper Adventure. “Park fees will fund maintenance and conservation needs. The tourism purchase of goods and services will garner support from surrounding communities by providing jobs and adding value to local businesses. By choosing Burigi over a more traveled destination, a traveler will add a meaningful contribution to wilderness conservation and wildlife preservation.”

More than just a passion for exploring uncharted places, Deeper Adventure seeks to preserve Africa’s wildlife, lands and popular tourist destinations. “There is a pressing need to encourage visitation to lands less traveled because the better-known safari parks are at risk of overcrowding,” said Smith. “Burigi-Chato National Park is a new creation that will appeal to adventurous travelers with a passion for exploration while taking pressure off the beaten paths. This is an opportune space to experience the authentically unexplored.”

The company seeks to bring travelers as close to nature as possible. Each safari will encourage spontaneous exploration without rigid, set itineraries, leaving room for discovery.

Rates for the two-week safari start at $11,500 per person for a group of six or more. This rate is inclusive of park fees, road transportation, professional guides and domestic flights within Rwanda and Tanzania. Additionally, guests have the option to add on mountain gorilla trekking out of Kigali, adding three days to the safari. For more information visit the Deeper Adventure site.

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