Penny Africa Safaris

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This two-week-long adventure safari will introduce you to the Big 5 with a true African safari as you enjoy breathtaking scenery of the savannah plains and the incredible African Jungles.

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Day 1

Arrival in Entebbe

Today your Penny Africa Safari guide will meet you at your arrival at Entebbe Airport. We’ll then head to your accommodation. Depending on when you get here, you can choose to relax at the hotel or enjoy some of Entebbe’s attractions.

Accommodation: Entebbe backpackers

Day 2

Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After breakfast, your adventure begins! You’ll head up Murchison Falls Park, with a first stopover in Nakasongola to start our search for the Big Five. At the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, you will track on foot for the world’s only remaining white rhino.

From here, we’ll have lunch then proceed to Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation - BB - Red Chili safari camp

Day 3

Murchison Falls NP, Game Drive & Boat Safari

After a very early morning breakfast, we’re heading out for a game drive on the beautiful savanna grassland. We expect to see a number of animals, including giraffes, buffalos, different species of antelopes, elephants, warthogs, hyenas and, if luck is on our side, lions and leopards.
After an exciting morning, we’ll return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you’ll enjoy a hike to the top of the world’s most powerful waterfall.

Accommodation: BB- Red Chili safari camp

Day 4

Murchison Falls – Kibale Forest

Today we’re heading away from Murchison Falls National Park via the Rift Valley Escarpment Road, where you’ll take in spectacular views over Lake Albert to DR Congo and West Nile as we pass through the towns of Biso, Hoima, Kenjojo, and onto Fort Portal to your overnight accommodation venue within Kibale Forest National Park.
En-route to the lodge, we will make sure your legs stay loose with a walk to the “top of the world” alongside some of the area's famous crater lakes and a view of the mountain of the moon.

Accommodation: BB - kibale forest camp

Day 5

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

Today is an early one as we head off for chimpanzee tracking at 6:30. After a briefing at Kanyanchu Trailhead, the adventure begins! The chimpanzee trekking may take between 2 to 6 hours, depending on the movements of the chimpanzees. Once you locate them, you will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them in their natural habitat.
While tracking, you will also be able to spot different animal species like the Red Colobus, Black and white Colobus, Gray-Cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, and L’Hoest’s Monkey.
After one exciting adventure comes another! This afternoon, you’ll be heading through the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a nature walk. This area is rich in biodiversity and beautiful scenery - and it is a birder’s paradise with about 138 species.
Located outside the park in Magombe Swamp, it also hosts eight primates species. Bushbucks and mongooses can also be found here. The sanctuary was set up to preserve the exclusive environmental features and the wetland and is managed by the local community.

If you’re ready for even more, It is also possible to take a night walk through the forest to see the animals of the night, like bush babies.

Accommodation: BB kibale forest camp

Day 6

Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today we’re heading to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Once we arrive, we’ll go to Mweya for an afternoon boat launch safari along the Kazinga channel. The channel is 40 wide and offers beautiful scenery of hundreds of hippos along the banks and different bird species seen when cruising west towards Lake Edward.

Accommodation: BB - bush lodge.

Day 7

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The day begins early as we head for the Uganda Kobs mating grounds in hopes of catching sight of the predators swarming the unsuspecting antelopes. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes, and other wild animals in their natural habitat, before returning to the lodge for lunch.

After a relaxing afternoon, we’ll gear up again for an evening game drive.

Accommodation: BB - bush lodge

Day 8

Ishasha Sector Wilderness & Camping in the Park

After a drive through the grasslands, we’ll stop at an amazing gorge one hundred meters deep, covered with tropical rainforest. We’ll hike down into the gorge of the Kyambura River in search of the wild chimpanzees. It is a beautiful walk through the river valley, home to birds and butterfly species.
After lunch, we’ll proceed to the Ishasha sector, which is famous for its tree-climbing lions. The Ishasha sector is the only other place in the entire world where you will find tree-climbing lions (apart from Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania).

Accommodation: FB - own camping in the park.

Day 9

From Ishasha to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

From the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, we’re heading southwest to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. What used to stand out as a sea of thick forest cover now looks like an isolated island in the middle of cultivated land due to human activity.
After the long journey, you will check in the hotel and get ready for an incredible adventur Jie.

Accommodation: FB karungi camp

Day 10

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The moment you’ve been waiting for - Gorilla tracking!
We’ll take off on an early morning hike with your ranger to search for one of the world's most interesting and endangered animals, the Mountain Gorilla! Though the whole activity may take up to 8 hours, you will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives for an experience you will never forget.

Accommodation: FB - karungi camp

Day 11

Bwindi Impenetrable – mgahinga national park.

After breakfast, we’ll head to Mgahinga National Park for golden monkey tracking.
Other activities in Mgahinga National Park include nature walks, birding, primate walks, and more. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the Virunga Mountains and encompasses three inactive volcanoes, namely Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Sabyinyo. In altitude the national park ranges from 2,227 to 4,127 m (7,306 to 13,540 ft) and is part of the Nile River watershed area. It is contiguous with Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park and the southern sector of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Once you’re ready, we’ll head to Lake Bunyonyi to spend the night on Uganda’s beautiful lake.

Accommodation: BB - Bunyonyi overland camp.

Day 12

Lake Bunyonyi

It’s time to explore one of the best and deepest freshwater lakes in Uganda - and the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania.
We’ll enjoy a boat cruise around its unique islands, then in the afternoon we can schedule an optional visit to the Pygmies or try an adventure activity like zip lining.
This area is popular for its green and lush terraced hills that are home to over 200 bird species, including both water and migratory birds. This makes it a perfect ideal for many bird enthusiasts. A dive into the Nyombi swamp reveals a variety of assorted birds.

This freshwater lake is free of predators and ideal for swimming.

Accommodation: BB - Bunyonyi overland camp

Day 13

Lake Bunyonyi To Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, we head to Lake Mburo National Park. Here we can enjoy a game drive or a boat trip on the lake in the afternoon. In the evening, you’ll have a chance to go on a night game drive.
Lake Mburo is one of Uganda’s two national parks with zebras - and it’s the only national park with impalas in Uganda. There are no elephants and lions, so walking safaris are possible.

After an evening game drive, we’ll rest by the campfire and enjoy our guide’s
stories about Ugandan culture.

Accommodation: BB. Leopard rest Camping

Day 14

Lake Mburo National Park

Today we’ll enjoy another morning game drive, along with the potential for an afternoon boat trip on the lake. Given the vastness of the area, it’s nice to have a few chances to enjoy the animals.

Accommodation: BB. Leopard rest Camping

Day 15

Lake Mburo to Entebbe - Departure

Depending on your departure time, it’s possible to go for one last game walk or go for a mountain biking tour with a guide.

Later, we’ll begin the trip back to Entebbe, a drive that takes between 5-7 hours, for your departure flight.

Must-See Highlights:

  1. Rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  2. Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  3. Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest
  4. Boat Ride on the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park
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