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6 Day Best of Uganda and wildlife viewing

6: Day Best of Uganda and wildlife viewing

White water rafting is an amazing activity that teaches one how to handle pressure and remain calm under pressure. The activity takes you rowing through the turbulent sections and rapids of the river Nile in Jinja. The rapids in Jinja are graded 4 and 5 hence offering some of the best white water rafting experiences in the continent.

 

Whitewater rafting in Jinja is a long activity that also gives you time to relax, mingle with other rafters, spot birds, enjoy the nature, watch local fishermen working and women washing clothes along the riverbanks. During this trip you will in a city tour to enjoy the best that Jinja town has to offer. You will have stops at Mabira forest, the Ssezibwa falls, visit the source of the Nile, do three adrenaline raising activities bungee jumping, Quad biking or horseback riding if interested in some of these activities.

 

You will have a half day trip to explore Kampala the capital city of Uganda and its full history. The tour offers an in-depth introduction to everything you would want to know about Kampala and Uganda’s history, culture and traditions.

 

You visit Gadafis mosque (Buganda palace, which contains Idi Amin’s torture chambers. And Nakasero local makert, you will taste one of Uganda’s signature snacks, like a rolex or Kabalagala (Ugandan pancake, it is gluten-free!)

 

While is half day, you will take breaks along the way to allow for resting and browsing of the various attractions. You will truly get deep feeling for Uganda and its people.

Then you will end this trip in Murchison falls national park to see the big 5.

 

Day 1: Kampala to Jinja with a stop at Sezibwa falls and Mabira forest.

Our professional drive guide will meet you either at the airport in Entebbe or kampala and then you start a great day that will give you a dreamlike experience because the on the way you have much to see do. You will stop for a guided nature walk in the spectacular Sezibwa fall.

 

You will continue your journey past the eye-catching sugar and tea plantations. Finally, you will cross the newly built Jinja Bridge and continue to your hotel for check-in and lunch. After lunch, you will go for a tour of the town of Jinja and then take a boat ride to explore the source of the Nile and the Samuka Island.  The Samuka Island is a breeding ground for several species of birds. As you leave the boat and the area around the source of the Nile, don’t forget to purchase souvenirs from one of the artisan shops. The driver will take you back to the hotel for a shower, relaxation diner and overnight.

 

Accommodation is at Jinja Nile Resort (Luxury) or 2 Friends Guesthouse (Budget) or Paradise guest house (Budget).

 

Day 2: White water rafting, Bungee Jumping, Horse riding, Quad Biking – Departure.

 

This will be a great day of more adventure. You will have morning breakfast at your hotel and head out for white water rafting along the river Nile. The river Nile in Jinja provides some of the best spots for kayaking and rafting in Africa.

 

The White water rafting in Jinja is divided into two sessions – morning and afternoon. One can choose to go for a full day of white water rafting but you will only go for the morning shift. The morning session starts at 9:00am. You will join your fellow rafters for registration and the briefing. After the briefing, you will be supplied with life jackets, helmets and other rafting gears. The activity will go on for about 4 hours after which you will be taken for lunch. After lunch, you will decide either to go for quad biking, horse riding or bungee jumping or return to the hotel for resting. Once decided, each activity takes one hour.

 

After completing the activities, you the driver will bring you back to the hotel.

Accommodation is at Jinja Nile Resort (Luxury) or 2 Friends Guesthouse (Budget) or Paradise guest house (Budget).

 

Day 3:  Kampala city Tour

Enjoy breakfast at 9:00am then meet your local experienced tour guide who will take you for a half day tour in Kampala, you will first Kabaka’s palace which contains Idi Amin’s torture chambers, then visit Nakasero market Return to the hotel for lunch and finally in the evening yours take a tour to Gadhafi’s Mosque and return to the hotel for dinner shower and overnight.

Accommodation is at Forest cottages (Mid-range), Bush pig hotel (Budget) and Yellow haven lodge (Mid -range).

 

Day 4 Depart Kampala for Murchison Falls with a stop for Rhino tracking at ziwa Rhino sanctuary.

Our expert safari guide driver will meet you at the hotel at 17:00Am Depart at 7.30am in a customized pop-top safari or Drone open roof (max 8 passengers per vehicle). Take our first stop at Ziwa Rhono

sanctuary for Rhino tracking for 2 hours, after Rhino tracking have lunch at kabalaga dinner and proceed to Murchison falls and arrive at 15:00pm

Accommodation is at Fort Murchission (Mid -range) Red chill rest Camp (budget) Pakuba lodge (Luxury).

 

Day 5: Early morning game drive and afternoon boat tour

 

6:00 Cross over on the bridge to the north bank of the Nile, taking along a packed breakfast from the hotel, 5-hour game drive around Common wealthy track, Victoria, Rearch1 and Research 11, which stretch between the Victoria and Albert Niles, and down to the Nile-Lake , Albert Delta. Most of the park’s game and birdlife can be sported from here; We can’t guarantee you enough that you will see all the animals but because we have a quiet number of time in the

park doing the game drive we promise you will see a big number of wildlife. 

 

11.00 Cross back to the south bank and have a hot lunch at the hotel.

14:00pm Depart for a 3-hour boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the base of the Falls. Along the way you will be able to observe a wide variety of birds and wildlife, including numerous hippos and crocodiles – as well as breathtaking scenery. Cold beverages are available during the boat tour at your own cost.

 

You will arrive at big falls at 4:00pm then take a guided walk around the thunderous Murchison Falls, with an optional of a mini hike to view the sister falls, Uhuru, which was created in 1962 when the river burst its banks.

17:00pm your driver/guide will meet you off the fall and take you back to the hotel.

Accommodation is at Fort Murchission (Mid -range) Red chill rest Camp (budget) Pakuba lodge (Luxury).

 

Day 6: Final game drive and return to Kampala

8:00Am Cross the Nile to enjoy last game drive along the Wangkwar or Delta sector, for approximately 3 hours before leaving the park. A final chance to spot some more animals.

10.30am Leave the park and head back to Kampala or Entebbe , taking in the beauty the Karuma Falls enroote. Stop for a great fair well party(lunch) at Kabalega Diner. Then continuing with journey

to your booked hotel in Kampala or Entebbe and arrive at 17:00pm.

 

Accommodation is at Forest cottages (Mid-range), Bush pig hotel (Budget) and Yellow haven lodge (Mid -range) 2 friends guest house in Entebbe (Mid ranger) or Via via hotel in Entebbe (Budget).

End of your 6: Day Best of Uganda and wildlife viewing. Thank you for choosing Trek Rwenzori Tours. 

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Price per person includes

  • Accommodation

  • All park fees as described in the itinerary.

  • A professional Safari Driver Guide with a 4WD car which is roof toped to help you view wildlife during the game drive.

  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits

  • All meals

Price excludes

  • Visas

  • Flights of any kind

  • Any private expenses

  • Alcoholic drinks

Packing List

A photocopy of your passport, including the visa page; torch; malaria prophylaxis; insect repellent, binoculars; camera equipment; plenty of drinking water/snacks; any other personal affects, light colored clothing (NB There are tsetse flies in the park, which are attracted to blue or dark colors).

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