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Gorilla, Wildlife and River Nile Rafting

Overview

This safari will give you complete experience by taking you to the premium destinations in Uganda and letting you explore the primates and wildlife of Uganda. The tour will also give you insights into the life and cultural diversity of Uganda. The safari will take you to Jinja, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kalinzu Forest as well as the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.



Trip Highlights

  • Scenic views and adrenaline-rush inducing adventure activities
  • Unforgettable safaris, treks, and game drives to marvel at the wildlife of Uganda
  • A taste of local delicacies while being surrounded by nature
  • Venerate the Nile river and Murchison Falls



ITINERARY - 8 Days

Upon arrival at the airport, you'll be escorted to your accommodation. After breakfast, we'll pick you up and begin the safari by traveling to Jinja for the thrilling sport of white water rafting on the Nile River. We will pass through towns and areas, where you can see the local people as they continue with their daily lives, on our drive to Jinja. Additionally, you will enjoy the views of the sugarcane and tea plantations and the woods of Mabira on this journey. In Jinja on arrival, you will enjoy white water rafting that makes for a long-lasting experience. This adventurous activity is performed on the most important river in Africa, the Nile River. The Nile is the longest river in the world, which originates in Uganda. 

  •       Arrive at the airport
  •     Transfer to Jinja, passing through several towns and watch as people go about their daily lives
  •       Enjoy the scenic view as you pass through Mabira and see fields of sugarcane and tea plantations
  •       Take part in whitewater rafting that is sure to be a memorable event

After breakfast, we will drive to North West of Uganda across the Kampala Gulu Highway to Murchison Falls National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is endowed with 22 reintroduced White Rhinos. The Rhino monitoring exercise starts with a briefing from an experienced ranger and you move to monitor the Rhinos. This action generally happens between 30 minutes to an hour depending upon where the Rhinos are situated inside the refuge. You will be offered a chance to find out more and experience the Rhinos.

  •       Safari from North West of Uganda to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  •       Visit Murchison Falls National Park
  •       Witness rhinos in their natural habitat

Today you will visit the fantastic premises of Murchison Falls National Park. You will start exploring the park by a game drive in the park's circuit. This sport drive will surely offer you the opportunity to see several creatures like lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, Hartebeests, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees, and many bird species. In the day, you will go for a boat excursion to the base of Murchison Falls where the Nile River explodes through a narrow gorge just 7 meters broad and cascades into a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, and buffaloes. After docking in the base of the drops, you may hike to the peak of the drops which may take about 30 minutes. While at the top you will also see the Nile water pushing through a little gap of stones with a great deal of force; the sight of this ability of the rushing water is striking. 

Immediately following breakfast, you'll embark upon the trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park and this can be a very long drive taking a few hours. En-route you will have lunch at Hoima town. You can enjoy scenic views on the way like the Rift Valley. If reaching Queen Elizabeth National Park may be late in the day, you'll need to spend a night in Fort Portal town and continue with your journey. 

You'll visit Queen Elizabeth National Park this morning and explore it through a sports drive. There is a chance to see the big four animals here - Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, and Leopards, Warthogs - many of whom are residents of the park and hunchback carnivores such as Hyenas have been usually seen along the Circuits’ driveway. After lunch, it's a perfect time for the highlight of the tour, a two hours boat cruise on the Kazinga channel - a 36km channel connecting Lake George and Lake Edward. On the banks, you will notice yawning and splashing hippos, crocodiles gaping across the banks and canines like the warthog. 

This day begins by exploring the woods of Kalinzu for Man's nearest cousin- the chimpanzee. You will be given a detailed briefing about the best way to monitor chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humans sharing about 98.7% of the DNA composition. They're sociable, communicative and intelligent enough to acquire skills to use tools like stones to break open nuts, and empty pods to carry water. Time spent with chimpanzees will provide you with lasting memories of Uganda. Following this expedition, you'll have lunch and move for another highlight of the safari into the Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Once you reach, relax and plan for the next day. 

We will start the afternoon with a briefing for tips about Gorilla tracking. After briefing from the ranger, you visit the woods. The place in which the gorillas spent the evening along with their range determines the duration. You are permitted to spend an hour when the gorillas are located. You will be delighted in this experience as you stand only meters from the gorillas seeing them bond with their young ones and their family drama. You'll be astonished at how these animals have similarities with human beings. Following this action, you may unwind in your lodge and you'll have a daily walk around the neighborhood for memorabilia. 

You will start for Entebbe this afternoon and check-out after breakfast. On the way, you may enjoy the countryside that is abundantly blessed with eye-catching sceneries like the huge banana plantations along with herds of grazing Ankole cow. Your travel will be full of memorable moments. You'll have lunch at the Igongo center when you hit Mbarara town. While here, you may enjoy a brief cultural trip about the tribe of Uganda. This trip will also give you insights into the cultural setup of the poeple of Ankole. There are marvelous photo opportunities here and Souvenir and Curio Shops where you can shop.



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