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FOR THE DISCERNING TRAVELER

CURATED EXPERIENCES
IN EAST AFRICA

You've dreamed of an African safari, but don't know where to begin. We understand the dilemma. We’ve been through it ourselves plenty of times back in the beginning, but that was almost three decades ago now. Since then, we’ve packed a lot of experience (and a lot of suitcases) under our belts, designing trips for ourselves and friends, writing it all from scratch—slowly turning the ramshackle into the refined. And once you start doing safari exactly the way you want to, no other way of traveling will do.

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The Journey is the Destination.

Where would YOU like to start?

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KENYA

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TANZANIA

We think good travel is as much about connecting with destinations as it is about connecting with the right people, and we’re thrilled to introduce you to our Penwell family. From hand-picked guides and fully vetted accommodations and meals, you are in good hands all the way.

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Uganda

Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. With its dense misty forests, snow-peaked mountains, glassy lakes and sprawling savannas, it’s no wonder Winston Churchill dubbed this wonderful country the ‘pearl of Africa’. While mountain gorillas are the allure for many visitors, there’s an astounding variety of attractions for tourists.

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Rwanda

Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world. It is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains.

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an island in the Indian Ocean, lying 22 miles off the coast of east-central Africa. Zanzibar is an escape from the everyday and the ordinary, with world-class beaches, and a rich history, culture, and geography like no other in the world. It's a true tropical paradise, but with so much more to offer than just surface beauty.

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Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls on the Zambezi river is the largest waterfall in Southern Africa. It provides habitat for several unique species of plants and animals. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe with a width of 1,708 m (5,604 ft.).

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Customize Your Adventure!

Whether you’ve shared with us that you’ve always wanted a pancake breakfast at sunrise in the bush or that purple is your favorite color, we’ll be calling directly to the chef or the housekeeper to arrange for things to be just so. We’ll undoubtedly scratch up some choice hidden gems especially for you. We'll set you up with a team that provides sensational service by habit, and breaks out the fine china for you.

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How can we enhance your experience?

Big Fish

FISHING

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WALKING SAFARI

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FLY CAMPING

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NIGHT GAME DRIVES

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SNORKLING

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CULTURAL INTERACTION

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BOATING

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CONSERVATION 
PROJECTS

Horseback Riding

HORSEBACK RIDING

People Kayaking

CANOEING

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Penwell will create a Safari experience you will not forget.

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