Penny Africa Safaris

13-Day Uganda Camping Safari


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About 13-Day Camping Safari in Uganda

Experience an exhilarating journey through the heart of Uganda’s wilderness on this remarkable safari.

Starting in Entebbe, your adventure unfolds as you head north to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you’ll witness the conservation efforts for the endangered white rhino.

Marvel at the thundering Murchison Falls and enjoy game drives and a boat cruise along the Victoria Nile. Your journey continues with rhino tracking and a drive to Semuliki National Park, followed by a visit to Sempaya hot springs and crater lakes.

Traverse Queen Elizabeth National Park, where lions climb trees, and head to Ishasha. The search for lions continues, leading you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a memorable gorilla tracking experience. Immerse yourself in Bakiga culture and traditions before ending your journey at the serene Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo National Park.

This extraordinary adventure concludes with a return to Entebbe, leaving you with a thirst for more African safari adventures.


Pricing Table

Number of Guests Price Accommodations
1 $9,177 Single
2 $5,711 Double
3 $4,813 Double/Single

Included / Excluded

To help you plan your trip, we have put together a list of what’s included and what’s not included in your tour package. This will give you a clear understanding of what to expect and help you make any necessary arrangements before your journey begins.

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Day By Day Itinerary

Arrival at Entebbe airport where you will be welcomed by a Penny Africa Safaris guide from our company and transferred to your accommodation in Entebbe.

Stay: Gorilla Neighbour Guest House BB

We are heading north. Our first stop will be at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will have an extraordinary experience observing and learning about the conservation of the highly endangered white rhino. On the way you will be treated to one of the loudest sights in Uganda at the top of Murchison Falls, where the powerful river Nile forces its way through a gap only 7 metres wide.

Stay: Red Chilli Rest Camp BB

Today we start with an early morning game drive and a relaxing afternoon boat cruise along the Victoria Nile, where you will encounter animals congregating on the banks and an abundance of crocodiles and hippos. You will see the thundering waterfall plunge 40 metres as the boat turns for the return journey.

Stay: Red Chilli Rest Camp BB

You will have a very long day, have an early breakfast and after drive to rhino tracking. After tracking the rhinos, you then drive for 6-7 hours to Semuliki National Park for dinner and overnight.

Stay: Semuliki River Camp BB

After breakfast you will drive to Semuliki National Park and proceed to the Sempaya hot springs and visiting the crater lakes. En route, seethe fertile, volcanic soils of the area as you head to the lodge for the great dinner and overnight stay. On our way to Queen Elizabeth National Park, we cross the Equator.

Stay: Kazinga Wilderness Camp BB

We will start the day with an early morning game drive while many animals are still on the move during the cool part of the day. On a good day you could see lions, buffalo, elephants, antelopes, the elusive bush pig and you might even be lucky to spot a leopard! Hippos, buffalo, crocodiles and many species of birds can be spotted during the afternoon boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.

Stay: Kazinga Wilderness Camp BB

A leisurely drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park brings us to Ishasha, one of the few regions in Africa where lions can be spotted climbing trees and lounging on branches. Therefore, make sure that during the game drive you are not only looking out over the savannah, but also have your eyes focused up in the trees!

Stay: Ishasha Pride Lodge BB

The search for the lion continues this morning. Afterwards we drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Enjoy the drive from the savannah into the dense rainforest of the mountains. There are a few surprises along the way, so keep your eyes peeled.

Stay: Ruhija Community Rest Camp

Put on your walking shoes and take a sturdy walking stick, today there is a unique experience: gorilla tracking! It is one of the best Ugandan travel experiences you can have. You will hike in the mountains, which can take between 2 and 6 hours depending on the distance of the gorillas.

Stay: home of Bakiga

The Bakiga people are an ethnic group inhabiting the southwestern region of Uganda, primarily in the districts of Kabale, Rukungiri, and Kisoro. They have a rich cultural heritage that is worth exploring, making a visit to their home a truly remarkable experience.

The Bakiga people have a distinct set of cultural practices, beliefs, and traditions that have been passed down through generations. Their traditional music, dance, and storytelling are vibrant expressions of their culture. With their unique drum beats, energetic dances, and melodious songs,the Bakiga people showcase their rich folklore and history. Visiting the Bakiga people through their home stays provides a unique opportunity to witness their way of life firsthand. Staying with a Bakiga family allows visitors to engage in daily activities, learn traditional skills, and participate in cultural ceremonies. From helping with farming activities to learning traditional crafts such as basket weaving or pottery, guests gain a deeper understanding of the Bakiga people and connection to the land and their ancestral traditions.

Moreover, the warm and welcoming nature of the Bakiga people ensures that visitors feel like part of the family. Sharing meals, stories, and laughter with the locals fosters a genuine cultural exchange that goes beyond mere sightseeing. The Bakiga people are known for their hospitality, and their home stays offer a unique opportunity to forge lasting friendships and create unforgettable memories.

In conclusion, a visit to the Bakiga people and their homestays is an enriching and unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in their vibrant culture, witness their traditions, and form meaningful connections with the locals. By embracing their warm hospitality and exploring the stunning surroundings, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the Bakiga people and their way of life.

Today we drive to Lake Bunyonyi, one of the deepest and most beautiful lakes in Africa. You can try your hand at paddling a dugout canoe or go for a swim in the hippo, crocodile and bilharzia free waters. 

Stay: Byoona Amagara Camp BB

After breakfast we drive 4-5 hours to Lake Mburo National Park. The park has a variety of animals such as leopard, zebra, impala, buffalo and over 300 species of birds, many of which can be seen on the afternoon game drive. Horseback safaris and boat trips on the lake are also available.

Stay: Leopard Rest Camp BB

You can take an optional walking safari to get closer to the animals and it is the best way to watch birds. Afterwards we drive back to Entebbe, and we drop you off at the airport in time for your scheduled flight and hope we have whetted your appetite for more African safari adventures.

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FAQs About Camping Safaris in Uganda

The best time to visit Uganda for rhino tracking and wildlife viewing is during the dry seasons, which typically occur from December to February and June to September. These periods offer optimal conditions for wildlife encounters.

The boat cruise along the Victoria Nile offers an opportunity to encounter a variety of wildlife, including animals congregating along the riverbanks, as well as numerous crocodiles and hippos. You’ll also witness the majestic Murchison Falls, where the Nile forces its way through a narrow gap.

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi can be physically demanding, involving hikes of 2 to 6 hours in steep terrain. While it’s accessible to most fitness levels, being reasonably fit and prepared for a challenging trek is advisable.

Visiting the Sempaya hot springs and crater lakes in Semuliki National Park allows you to witness unique geological features and experience the natural wonders of the region. The hot springs are a fascinating sight, and the crater lakes provide stunning scenery and photographic opportunities.

At Lake Bunyonyi, you can enjoy paddling a dugout canoe and swimming in the clear waters, which are free of hippos, crocodiles, and bilharzia. In Lake Mburo National Park, you have options for walking safaris to observe animals and birdwatching. Additionally, horseback safaris and boat trips on the lake are available for further exploration.

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