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7 Days Small Group Adventure Holiday. With wildlife, Gorillas & Rafting in the Nile.

Kampala
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Duration

7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

This 7 day Uganda safari takes you on an adventurous trip around Uganda where you get to experience different combinations and expressions of Uganda’s nature.

The trip starts off in Kampala and takes you to Jinja where you get to raft the great river Nile at its source. Jinja is regarded as the adventure capital of East Africa and will give you an adrenaline rush to blow your mind.

Your trip will then turn back west and go to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will see all kinds of savannah wildlife and birds. You will then ascend the Kigezi highlands and go to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – home of endangered mountain gorillas.

You will hike in the thick and dark rainforest in search of gorillas, and you will meet them for 1 hour before hiking back.

From Bwindi, you will return to Kampala and complete your trip with a stopover at the equator line for some photos and some crafts shopping.

This trip is ideal for someone who wants to see gorillas and savannah wildlife as well as the adventure activities that are popular around the source of the Nile. Look through the detailed day-by-day program to get a feel of how your safari would flow.

As with all our safari packages, we can customize the program to fit your personal preferences. Just reach out to us and we’ll be eager to help you.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Entebbe International Airport /Kampala
  • Source of the Nile & Jinja City
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Kazinga Channel
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • The Equator line

Itinerary

Day 1: Airport pickup to Kampala

Our driver/guide will wait for you at Entebbe International Airport and welcome you to Uganda. You will then be transferred to your hotel for the night.

Accommodation at Adonai Guest House (Standard), Cassia Lodge (Comfort), Serena Hotel (Luxury)
Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Rafting in Jinja

Today you will go Rafting on the Nile and see a number of falls, also tour Jinja town depending on the time available. In the evening you will be transferred back to Kampala for your overnight stay.

Accommodation at Adonai Guest House (Standard), Cassia Lodge (Comfort), Serena Hotel (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you drive for about 5 hours with a stop for lunch in the cosy town Fort Portal then later continue to Queen Elizabeth Park. This is Uganda’s second largest park and is located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George.
The park has prolific wildlife including Gazelle, Uganda Kob, Warthog and Waterbuck; Lions are often sighted both in and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of Hippo and Elephant, and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine.
Watch wildlife at the waterhole from your own private verandah and fall asleep to the roaring of lions on the distant savannah. This truly is Africa!

Accommodation at Bush Lodge (Standard), Kasenyi Safari Camp (Comfort), Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 4: Wildlife viewing & Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth N.P

After an early breakfast, you go for an early morning long game drive at 6.30 a.m. in time to see the sunrise. You will search for all the wildlife in the park including Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Waterbucks, Leopards, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs, etc.
After lunch, you will take a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel for about 3 hours. A lot of hippos can be seen in the water plus a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole. Expect to also see crocodiles, elephants bathing and a number of rare birds. You will be transferred back to your lodge after the boat trip.

Accommodation at Bush Lodge (Standard), Kasenyi Safari Camp (Comfort), Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today you drive to Bwindi in the south-western part of Uganda; close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo.
You cross the Kigezi highlands one of the most beautiful parts of the country with a stop-over for Lunch. You will see the great countryside, bamboo forests and have great views over the Virunga Mountains.

Accommodation at the Bunyonyi Overland Camp (Standard), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Comfort), Silverback Lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Early morning after breakfast, get ready for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa which can make this claim in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. The Gorillas you will track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the Gorillas habitat.
En route, your guide will point out signs of previous Gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The time taken Gorilla trekking can be as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours before one returns! Once the Gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a Mountain Gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience.
This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own Gorillas in the Mist. In the Evening visit the community and interact with the local people.

Accommodation at the Bunyonyi Overland Camp (Standard), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Comfort), Silverback Lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Drive back to Kampala

After breakfast, you continue your drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (Airport). Of course, you stop at the equator, the best place for your souvenir shopping.
Your tourist driver/guide will bring you to your accommodation in Kampala/Entebbe or to Entebbe Airport (this is only possible if your flight leaves at midnight or later).

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Included/Excluded

  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.
  • International airfares
  • Entry visa to Uganda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter for during the gorilla tracking’s (someone who carries your daypack).
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

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Kampala
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