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4 nights Uganda Gorillas and White-Water Rafting Nile Adventure

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This safari is for adrenaline-seeking and is full of excitement as it combines gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with the magnificent white water rafting experience on the River Nile in the Eastern district of Jinja, Uganda.

After a night of getting used to sleeping under the African sky, you will be driven to the famous town of Jinja popularly known as the adrenaline capital of East Africa for day water activities to set your pulse racing by white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, jet boating, body surfing, and paddle boarding.

Next on this epic adrenaline journey is the visit to Bwindi National Park for a unique close encounter with mountain gorillas during a gorilla trekking excursion in the primate’s natural habitat.

This Safari starts and ends in Uganda and can also start by trekking the Gorillas first and end with a full day Source of the Nile Adventure.

Summary of your Trip
  • 2 Nights Golf Course Hotel (Kampala Central) | Uganda
  • 2 Nights Gorilla Safari Lodge (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest) | Uganda
Price Includes
  • All ground transportation in a Safari land cruiser - open roof with all fuel
  • Full time driver guide with all his associated expenses
  • Full board accommodation as per above itinerary except in Kampala Hotel on Bed and Breakfast
  • Entrance fees for Jinja day Adventure
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Park fees and government taxes
Price Excludes
  • Visas and International Air tickets
  • Travel/medical/ baggage insurance.
  • Driver guide gratuities
  • Drinks/laundry, dining rooms tips, telephone bill
  • Porter age
  • Any items of a personal nature
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Entebbe Airport and Transfer to Hotel

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport by our representative who will warmly
welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. You will then be transferred to your
hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari.

Driving time: ± 1 hour (45 kms)

Depending on your arrival time you may embark on a city tour with your driver-guide, visit
the shopping malls around town and craft villages OR you may also visit the Botanical
gardens – an Uganda Wildlife Educational centre or go for a cheese and wine sundowner on
Lake Victoria.

(not included in the cost and optional)
Overnight at the hotel

Accommodation: Golf Course Hotel
Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast
Activity and Services: Itinerary Briefing
Included: Airport transfer

Day 2Transfer to Jinja White-Water Rafting Adventure

Driving time: ± 2 hours (± 110 kms)

After breakfast, you will be driven to the Eastern town of Jinja for your magnificent Uganda adventure experience.
Jinja is a buzzing little city in eastern Uganda that has quickly risen to become the adrenaline capital of East Africa, and the second busiest commercial centre in the country after the capital of Kampala. Today, Jinja is best known for its location on Lake Victoria at the source of the Nile, Africa’s longest river and the symbol of life for all the countries it travels through before reaching Egypt. But it is also popularly known as the adrenaline capital of East Africa for day water activities. If you love adventure, then Jinja is a place to be.
The town offers many activities which can be enjoyed without a rush. The available activities include but are not limited to:

– White water rafting which is possible all year round; regardless of the time of the year you choose to visit.
– Dive under the rapids and soon come out to the placid waters where you can enjoy a swim with the sun overhead – White water rafting is highly recommended, and the guides are knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly.

The other activities in and around Jinja include bungee jumping – kiss the Nile, Sundowner
– boat cruise on the Nile with the sunset, jet boating, and kayaking. Still on the list are; horseback safaris along the banks of the River Nile, Cultural Tourism visiting sites of Busoga Kingdom, visiting factories, and birding around the banks of the River Nile.

This journey visiting Jinja will take you through Mabira forest, a tropical rainforest in central Uganda. You will also see lush tea and sugarcane plantations plus several roadside markets, arriving at Kalagala Falls in time for your full or half-day white water rafting adventure on the River Nile.
After a successful day of adrenaline-pumping, you will then return to Kampala arriving in the evening for Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Accommodation: Golf Course Hotel
Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast
Activity and Services: Transfer to Jinja, Full Day Jinja Source of the Nile adventure
Included: Transfer to Jinja, Full Day Jinja Source of the Nile adventure

Day 3Departure to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Driving time: 8- 9 hours (± 486 kms)

Early rise this morning as we have a long journey ahead of us. After breakfast at the hotel, we begin the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Uganda’s foremost tourist attraction, via Mbarara and making the first stop over at the Equator crossing for snacks, coffee, and photography and Proceed with a visit to Igongo Cultural village this is more rewarding and amazing as you visit the Ankole museum have lunch. After lunch, back on the road towards Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and indeed one of the world’s most remarkable wildlife encounters, trekking the rare mountain Gorilla in the remote forest of Bwindi in south-western Uganda.

These magnificent animals are found exclusively in the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Parks, the world bares a number less than 800 where over half of them are living in Uganda hence creating higher chances of encountering them on our 5 days Uganda gorilla trekking and rafting safaris.

We will drive through the rolling green hills marked with beautiful Banana and Tea plantations and arrive at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the late afternoon/early evening. Check-in at the lodge and later enjoy Dinner. Go to sleep with the sounds of the tropical rainforest.

Accommodation: Gorilla Safari Lodge
Meal Basis: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Activity and Services: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, scenic viewing
Included: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Igongo Cultural village

Day 4Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Batwa Cultural Visit

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for a briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from there the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat, rest, play, and bond with their young ones.

Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest and discover their gorgeous natural habitat and the many species, they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge.

If your trek was relatively short, you may have a guided nature walk around the lodge and the Batwa surrounding communities in the evening at a supplement of $80 per person. The Batwa People are hunter-gatherers and fierce warriors who depended on the forest for shelter, food, and medicine thanks to ancient knowledge passed down through many generations. They were the first people to inhabit the tropical rainforest who used to stay with mountain gorillas in harmony, it has been once their home for centuries. They used to eat the same food as mountain gorillas considering gorillas as part of their forest family.

Visit the Batwa tribe listen to ancient legends and traditional songs and learn a thing or two about their daily lives and traditions. Return to the lodge where you will enjoy dinner with fellow travellers before retiring to your room, relax and get to sleep the sounds of nature.
You may opt for Gorilla Habituation on a supplement of $900 per person – here you will be sure of meeting and spending enough time with the Gorillas.

Accommodation: Gorilla Safari Lodge
Meal Basis: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activities and Services: Gorilla Tracking/Uganda Wildlife Authority
Included: 1 Gorilla permit per person; Batwa Community visit (Optional)

Day 5Drive back to Kampala – Entebbe

Driving time: 8- 9 hours (± 486 kms)

As all good things always come to an end, your 4 Nights – 5 Days Gorillas Trekking & White-Water Rafting Uganda Adventure comes to an end. After an early breakfast, then drive back to Entebbe International Airport will start. We will stop along the way for lunch. Upon arrival at the airport, you will check in time for your homebound flight or be dropped off at a Kampala hotel or home.

Included: Airport transfer

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