Penny Africa Safaris

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This 5-Day Gorilla and White Water Rafting Backpacking Safari combines Uganda's best adventure sports with its most beautiful animals. Enjoy thrilling white water rafting at the Jinja-Nile River (the birthplace of the Nile River!) and a gorilla safari in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to visit a family of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. 

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Day 1

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to Kampala

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will meet your guide and be transferred to your booked accommodation in Kampala for the night. Depending on the traffic situation of the day, you may pass through the city center for a brief city tour (not included in the cost and optional) before proceeding to your hotel.
Drive time: 1 and a half hours
Accommodation: Cassia Lodge
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2

Transfer to Jinja for white water rafting and return to Kampala

We’ll take an early morning drive to Jinja for this Ugandan adventure experience. The journey will take you through Mabira forest - the tropical rainforest in central Uganda - as well as tea and sugarcane plantations plus several roadside markets arriving at Kalagala Falls. Get ready, because it’s time for your full or half-day whiite water rafting adventure on the Nile. After rafting, you will then return back to Kampala.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Cassia Lodge
Drive time: 2 – 3 hours

Day 3

From Kampala, transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Early in the morning, we’ll head toward Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, which is located in South Western Uganda. We’ll enjoy a stopover at the equator for an informative talk, photography and some fun experiments before proceeding to Mbarara town for lunch.
We’ll continue on after lunch through the rolling green hills of banana and tea plantations to arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening.
Drive time: 8-9 hours.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Silverback Lodge / Chameleon hill Lodge (subject to room availability at time of booking)

Day 4

Mountain Gorilla trekking

Today is the day! We’ll have an early morning breakfast, then grab our packed lunch and report to the Park headquarters at 7:45 am for registration. Here, we’ll join other trackers in a briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Uganda gorilla trekking safari.
You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find a family of gorillas, which can take anywhere from half-an-hour to three quarters of the day. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered creatures, and it’s one you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Accommodation: Silverback Lodge / Chameleon hill Lodge (subject to room availability at time of booking)

Day 5

Transfer back to Entebbe International Airport for departure

Early morning we’ll have breakfast then start the long drive back to Entebbe International Airport for your departure. Lunch is taken enroute then we’ll continue for your late evening flight.
Drive Time: 8-9 hours


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