2 Days Jinja Adventure Safari | White Water Rafting In Uganda

After breakfast proceed for an Adventure Safari to explore the fascinating destinations in Jinja Town: Jinja is an hour drive to the east from the country’s capital, Kampala; and the 2 day sightseeing tour will involve visit at the source of River Nile from Lake Victoria.

Top Worth Take-On Activities For The Jinja Tour Include;

  • Visiting the Ssezibwa Falls, a cultural site
  • White Water Rafting
  • Visit the Mabira Forest (Birding & Nature Walks)
  • Quad Biking
  • Bungee Jumping

Day 1: Kampala – Jinja Town
You will be picked up by our guide who will drive you Jinja. There is so much to do and to see in this town.  On your way have a stopover at the magnificent Ssezibwa falls also a cultural site. According to the local beliefs the river is known to have been born by humans. You will marvel through the dense Mabira Forest, the largest remaining tropical forest in Central Uganda. There are plenty of trails. After lunch, continue to Jinja for a brief drive through the historical Jinja town; explore the source of the Nile by taking a boat ride to the source of the Nile. You can go shopping. The town is another excellent outlet for the shopping freaks. Dinner and overnight at your preferred accommodation.

Day 2: Jinja – Kampala
After breakfast, go for a full day adventure of white water rafting. Enjoy the most thrilling white water rafting at different grade stages in the morning. White Water Rafting is one of the most thrilling and sensational adventure activities for holiday travelers in Jinja. It begins with an inclusive briefing and the fitting of lifejackets and helmets at the Source of the Nile at 09:30hr. The river expedition is done on an 18km stretch of the Nile River. The first few rapids are low grade (1, 2) and give clients a sense of confidence. As the river meanders through beautiful scenery, the rafts are guided into the mighty challenges of the best “grade 5” rapids on the Nile. Eight major rapids are rafted plus lower graded runs to maximize the adrenaline rush of this adventure. Return to Kampala reaching late evening.

2 days Rafting Adventure Level 3

Day 1:
You will be picked up from you hotel to transfer to Jinja, the drive from Kampala to Jinja takes 1 hours. You will therefore arrive to Jinja at 9am. Arrive at the start point to meet your fellow rafters and guides. You will receive a full briefing of the day program and then be fitted with life jackets and helmets. As soon as you put your leg in the water the exciting adventure begins. You will raft four big fun rapids and each one can be as mild and wild as you prefer. Involving Big waves, deep waters, flat moving pools offering a lot of opportunity to dive, swim and play. You will stop in the afternoon to have lunch and relax in the calm pools. In the evenings you will have a drink while you watch the sunset. In the evening you will enjoy a BBQ. Overnight in camps or standard accommodation.

Day 2:
Have a leisurely breakfast and then transfer to the river. In the mornings the Nile is much calmer and therefore we will raft and swim or even take a ride in the 2 mans inflatable rafts. After the days adventure you will then relax and go for a sunset cruise on the river Nile, where you will be serve BBQ for dinner. Drive back to Kampala.

7 days Adventure (Quad bike safari Jinja and Lake Mburo)

Day 1: Arrival
Depending on your flight arrival you will be picked u from the airport to transfer to Kampala or Jinja. Overnight in Kampala or Bujagali. Cassia lodge or The Haven.

Day 2: Full Day quad bike safari
If you spent the night in Kampala, you will depart Kampala to Transfer to Jinja. If you spent the night in Jinja , you will begin the day with at heavy breakfast and equipped with overalls, gaggles and boots we shall leave our accommodation with a packed lunch so as to best utilize our time. We shall have a brief early training in the morning before setting out to downstream as we follow the course of the Nile past the spectacular Bujagali dam and the vigorous rapid. The terrain becomes more challenging and we ride past streams and swamps and negotiate the rugged paths. Have a picnic lunch by the Nile. In the afternoon proceed to spectacular Itanda Falls. Judging from the time we have we shall ride off road to the dirt tracks by the river. Cross the river by boat to Hairy Lemon Landing site where we shall have a warm shower and enjoy a chilled drink. Overnight at our hotel in Jinja. The Haven or Adrift River camp.

Day 3: Additional adventure activities in Jinja
Today you will enjoy another day full of adventure and excitement in jinja right close to the source of the Nile. You will take part in various water sport activities and later return to dine and slumber at your lodge. The Haven or Adrift River camp.

Day 4: Travel to Lake Mburo National Park
Today you will Travel to Lake Mburo National park, the route is very scenic with sights of the verdant rolling hills and various plantations plus small homesteads. Have a lunch break along the way before continuing to the park. Dine and slumber at Mantana Tented Camp or Rwonyo Camp or Arcadia cottages.

Day 5: Explore Lake Mburo
Today you will enjoy a full day of adventure after breakfast. Have Game viewing safaris on your quad-bikes in the morning even after lunch.  The afternoon rides will be taken in the eastern and northern sections of this stunning park. . Dine and slumber at Mantana Tented Camp or Rwonyo Camp or Arcadia cottages.

Day 6: Quad bike safaris of special scenic and cultural interest to the
After breakfast, we shall set out to explore the western section of the park as well as the neighboring villages. We shall be rewarded with game views of various animals such as impalas, zebras and buffaloes in addition to various bird species. We shall have an opportunity to interact with some of the local residents of the adjoining villages and even see their farmlands.  Return to dine and slumber at your accommodation. . Dine and slumber at Mantana Tented Camp or Rwonyo Camp or Arcadia cottages.

Day 7: Return to Kampala.
In the morning, after a hefty breakfast we shall return to the capital Kampala and this will be the end of our tour.

7 Days Fishing on the Victoria Nile (Murchison Falls National Park)

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive at the airport to meet our company representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Overnight at Serena Hotel or Cassia lodge.

Day 2: Depart Kampala for Murchison Falls
In the morning right after breakfast, you will drive to transfer to Murchison Falls. The drive will take you to visit the rhino sanctuary enroute and then proceed to the park to arrive in the afternoon. This evening you will go visit the top of the falls. Overnight at Paraa lodge.

Day 3: Boat ride and Fishing
Go for a launch cruise on the Victoria Nile in the morning to the bottom of the falls. Watch out for animals like the Hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants and birds. You will return to the lodge for lunch and then in the afternoon go fishing in some sites at the bottom of the falls. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Sambiya River Lodge / Redchillie.

Day 4 & 5: Fishing at the Bottom of the Falls
You will spend these days fishing, on the Nile. Dinner and overnight at Chobe lodge / Paraa Safari Lodge / Sambiya River Lodge / Redchillie.

Day 6: Game drive / Transfer to Kampala
In the morning before sunrise, you will go for a game drive in the park and then later in the afternoon drive back to Kampala arriving in the afternoon. In the game drives expect to see animals like Elephants, Lions, hyenas, white stripped jackals, Leopards, buffaloes, primates and lots of antelopes and birds.

Day 7: Departure
Depending on your flight departure time, you ill be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. End of Safari.

8 days Sipi Falls and Mount Elgon hike

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive at the airport to meet our company representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Overnight at Holiday express Hotel.

Day 2: Drive from Airport / Hotel to Sipi
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel , to drive east transferring to Sipi. The drive will take you through Mabira forest, Lugazi, Jinja, Iganga and Mbale town. You will stop in Jinja to go visit the source of the Nile and take a boat to the actual point, before proceeding to arrive Sipi in the evening. Watch out for tea and sugarcane plantations. It is a tarmac road and the conditions of the road from Kampala to Sipi is in good conditions. You will arrive in afternoon/ Evening. Overnight at Sipi river lodge.

Day 3: Nature walk / Abseiling
In the morning after breakfast at round 8 am, you will go for a guided nature walk, to the bottom of the falls (Sipi). The walk will take you around 3 hours and then return to the loge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will go abseiling for an aerial view of the Sipi falls. This is thrilling and adventurous. Overnight at Sipi river lodge.

Day 4: Transfer Park Headquarters to Hike of Mt. Elgon Camp (1250 m - 2900 m)
Depart your hotel at around 6 am, to transfer to the park headquarters where you will be briefed and then start trekking to transfer to Sasa camp. You will ascend via the Sasa trail and then descend via the Piswa trail. This journey takes approximately 4 hours. If you start from Budadiri take on the trail that leads to Sasa River Camp and this may take approximately 2 hours.

Day 5: Sasa River Camp - Mude Caves Camp (2900 m - 3500 m)
In the morning , depart Sasa River camp climb to Sasa Patrol Hut (2 hrs). From Sasa Patrol Hut take on one hour climb to Mude Cave campsite. If you are experienced / stronger climber, you may leave Mude and continue climbing up to Jackson's summit 4,192 m (2 hrs climb). Dinner and overnight at Mude Cave.

Day 6: Mude Cave - Wagagai Peak - Mude Cave (8 hrs)
This morning you will climb Wagagai peak (4,321 m)from Mude cave. The climb takes around 4 hours, later after resting you will return to Mude cave. Overnight at Mude Cave.

Day 6: Mude Cave - Kajere camp (3500 m - 3383 m)
In the morning after breakfast, you will descend the mount to Kajere camp which is around 4 to 6 hours away. Overnight at Kajere.

Day 7: Kajere Camp - Sipi River Lodge (3383 m - 1795 m)
Continue the descent to transfer to Sipi river lodge which is 3 to 6 hours away. Overnight at Sipi river lodge.

Day 8: Transfer back to Kampala
In the morning right after breakfast, you will drive to transfer back to Kampala. The drive will take you around 4 hours arriving in the afternoon. You will visit the national museum, and the orphanage . Later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

11 days Rwenzori hike

Day 1: Arrival
Meet our representative at the airport to transfer you to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe. Overnight at The Boma guest house, Cassia lodge.

Day 2: Kampala - Kasese
Depart Kampala or Entebbe at 8am to transfer to the foot hills of Rwenzori mountains in Kasese. The drive will take you around 6 hours to arrive in the afternoon. You will have lunch in Kasese. Later you will visit the local communities or you can go for city tour in Kasese. Overnight at Rwenzori Base Camp. (Rwenzori Holiday Inn).

Day 3: Nyakalengija to Nyabitaba Hut, 2 652 m (5 to 6 hours)
At 7 am you will be driven to the headquarters of Rwenzori Mountains National Park Nyakalengija, 1 646 m for briefing from RMS (Rwenzori Mountaineering Services) and UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority), with the possibility of renting equipment. Rent some equipments that you require, and if you require extra porters, you will pay an extra fee. Start the hike by walking through the plantations and homes of the Bakonjo people of the mountain, gradually reaching garden plots and elephants grass. You will then follow the Mobuku river, until crossing the Mahoma river. The trail takes you through an open bracken fern slopes and Podorcarpus Forest, up to Nyabitaba Hut, 2 652 m, which is the final point of the day. From the location, you are facing on the North the Portal Peaks, 4 627 m., in front Mount Kyniangoma. During the day, you might see monkeys, the Rwenzori Turaco and hear the chimpanzees. Rwenzori to Savoia peak from Kitandara Hut.

Day 4: Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte Hut, 3 414 m (6 hours)
This morning you will depart from Nyabitaba Hut crossing the Kurt Shaffer Bridge, through a muddy area. You will then climb the trail through the bamboo forest. You reach a steep rocky area, which leads to Nyamuleju Hut. This point marks the start of the giant lobelia and groundsel zone. The way proceeds through a bog full of typical plants along the Bujuku river to arrive the final point - John Matte Hut,  3 414 m. Enjoy the scenic views of Mount Stanley and snow capped Margherita and Elena Peaks.

Day 5: From John Matte Hut to Bujuku Hut, 3 962 m (5 hours)
From John Matte Hut you cross the Bujuku River and enter the lower Bigo-bog, a grassy bog where you experience how to jump from tussock to tussock. You reach Bigo Hut and enter the upper Bigo-bog, proceeding to Lake Bujuku, where it is starting the alpine savannah zone of little vegetation. You finally arrive at Bujuku Hut, 3 962 m. There you have a view on the peaks of Mount Stanley, Mount Baker and Mount Speke. From Bujuku starts the diversion for whom intends to climb Mount Speke.

Day 6: From Bujuku Hut to Elena Hut
Breakfast at leisure and proceed on a muddy hike through steep cliffs. This is a section of Giant Groundsels and Lobelias that characterized the higher section of the Mountain. Ascend further to Elena Hut which acts as a base for the final assent of the highest peak of the Rwenzori Mountains. Meals and overnight at Elena Hut (4 541 m).

Day 7: Elena Hut to Margherita (5109 m) and then to Kitandara Hut (4 023 m)
Rise up very early before sunrise and walk through the snow to Margherita peak (5 109 m). If weather conditions are favorable, sunset would find you at the peak where you would take pictures. From here, descend to the Kitandara Lakes. Meals and overnight at the Kitandara Hut 4 023m.

Day 8: Kitandara Hut to Gay Yeoman Hut (6 hours)
The descent gets you through beautiful views of the Congo and the alpine moss. The trail then leads through the Bujongolo and Kabamba rock shelters. This trip takes an average of 6 hours to Guy Yeoman Hut, 3 261 m. Meals and overnight at Guy Yeoman Hut.

Day 9: Gay yeoman Hut to Nyabitaba (6 hours)
The descent of about 6 hours starts to Nyabitaba through the heather zone, Mobuku River and the Bamboo forest before heading to your final hut in the Mountains. Meals and overnight at Nyabitaba hut (2 650 m).

Day 10: Nyabitaba to Nyakalengija (3 hours)
From Nyabitaba to reach Nyakalengija it can take up to three hours. From Nyabitaba starts the 40 minutes trial to see Lake Mamoha and back to the hut for descending to the Park Head Quarter. The guide will be waiting for you at the headquarters and then you can drive back to Kampala. Overnight at Cassia lodge.

Day 11: Kampala City tour / Departure
Depending on your flight departure time, you will be picked up from your hotel to go for a visit of the National museum, the Bahia Temple and the Kabaka’s Palace, Kasubi tombs and the Namugongo martyrs shrine. You will have lunch at a local restaurant to be treated to a buffet of local dishes. Depending on your flight departure time, you will then be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

 

12 days Uganda Sport Fishing Trip (Catch and Release policy)

Day 1: Arrival
You will be picked up from the airport on arrival to transfer to your hotel in Kampala. Overnight at Cassia lodge. (For upgrade Serena Hotel).

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja
After breakfast, you will depart Kampala for Jinja, on the way to Jinja you may visit Ssezibwa falls. The drive will take you 1 hour. On arrival go visit the source of the Nile and then later in the evening go for a sunset cruise. You will have lunch on the cruise ship. Overnight at the Haven.

Day 3 and 4: Fishing on the Nile 
Spend these two days fishing on the Nile. Nile Perch is the common species. Overnight at the Haven.

Day 5: Transfer to Murchison Falls
Transfer to Murchison Falls In the morning right after breakfast, you will drive to transfer to Murchison Falls National park. Overnight at Paraa safari lodge.

Day 6 , 7 and 8: Fishing
Spend these two days fishing on the Victoria Nile at the Bottom of the alls . Expect to catch Fish to include Nile, Perch, Tiger Fish, Golden Barbel, Wahrindi, Awaka, Alestes Baremoze and the electric fish.

Day 9: Game drives
Very early in the morning, you will go for a game drive in the park searching for wildlife and then later you will drive to transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe. Overnight at the Botanical beach hotel.

Day 10 and 11: Fishing on Lake Victoria
You will spend these two days fishing on the largest fresh water body in Africa. Overnight at the Botanical beach hotel.

Day 12: Departure
Depending on your flight departure time, we shall pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

15 Days Wildlife Holiday & Rafting in Uganda

Whether you are interested in wildlife, Nature, luxury tours or extreme adventure tours, there is something to please everybody in Uganda. Feel the charm of Vigorous natural splendors in the Uganda National Parks.

 Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe International Airport
On arrival, you will be received at Airport & transferred to the hotel by our guide for overnight stay.

Day 2: Transfer To Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast, drive northwest through Bombo to Murchison Falls National Park; Stopover for Lunch in Masindi, after which, we travel to the top of the falls at the Bakers summit to marvel at the Spectacular Nile dropping in a wave of rapids through the Western Rift Valley. Park entry fees are $30.  Dinner and Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Sambiya River Lodge / Red Chilli Camp.

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park
Breakfast, and then take a morning escorted game drive on the northern bank. The Park is a home to four of the "big five namely Elephants, Lion, Leopard and Cape buffalo. Also harbor Hippopotamus, Giraffes, Crocodile, Antelope, Uganda Kob, Hartebeest, Oribi and Other animals. Armed rangers are highly recommended for all wildlife drives. Return to the Lodge for lunch, after which, we take a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. Have an enjoyable time as you lookout for an array of colorful water birds. Enjoy a delightful dinner and overnight at Nile Safari Camp /Paraa Safari Lodge / Sambiya River Lodge / Red Chilli Camp.

Day 4: Launch Trip To The Bottom Of The Falls
Early morning, go for the three-hour launch trip from park headquarters at Paraa to the falls. You will enjoy viewing game and aquatic birds en route. The boat leaves between at 9am and 2pm. Take a late evening walk in the area to obtain excellent views of the Falls where the Nile is forced through a 20-foot wide gap and then drops 145ft over the escarpment. Evening at leisure and overnight at your lodge.

Day 5: Drive To Kibale Forest National Park
After early breakfast, drive in the southwestern heading for Kibale Forest National Park. Have a journey break in Fort Portal for lunch. Arrive late evening. Relaxing evening, then dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge / Primate lodge / Rwenzori View Guesthouse.

Day 6: Kibale – Chimpanzee Tracking / Guided Forest Walk
After breakfast go for a morning primate trek / forest walk in search of chimpanzees to last for 2-4 hours. Along the trail, you also encounter other primates in this forest such as the Red-tailed Monkey, Olive Baboon, Black Gray Cheeked Mangabeys and White Colobus monkey. Return for lunch. Late evening have a community walk to Bigodi wetland sanctuary returning for dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 7: Scenic Drive To Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP)
After breakfast, set out a 3-hours drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The 4 x 4 WD covers some of the finest highlights of the diversities in south-western Uganda most excitingly the sights and slopes of the Rwenzoris as well as the slope down south wards to Mweya Safari Lodge. Take an afternoon launch cruise on Kazinga Channel, a spot assumed to harbor the highest concentration of Hippos in the entire Africa. Other common sightings are the Buffalo, Kob and the occasional Nile crocodile. For the ardent birders, Kazinga Channel presents spectacular bird viewing opportunities with pelicans, and being mostly spotted. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Jacana Safari Lodge / Hippo Hill Camp.

Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking In Kyambura Gorge – QENP
After breakfast, head off to Kyambura Gorge for another yet a thrilling experience with the primates. The Gorge is a natural home for habituated chimpanzees; this area also supports mammals similar to those in the bush area of the park and three saline crater lakes, which attract large numbers of Flamingos. Leisurely evening, later dinner and overnight at your lodge

Day 9: Drive To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early morning breakfast, check out ready to depart south with picnic lunch through the famous Ishasha sector for a game drive in search of tree climbing lions. After our lunch we then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest arriving early evening. Dinner and overnight Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Homestead / Kitandara Camp/Buhoma community Banda’s.

Day 10: Gorilla Trekking – Bwindi
Early breakfast, and with our picnic lunch, we then head to the park offices for briefing prior to tracking the mountain gorillas. Later, start your trek with a ranger and other gorilla trackers to find the gorillas. Tracking of these endangered species is quite tiresome because, you will have between an hour to 10 hours long distance walking through steep slopes and dense forest, although it depends on the family and the terrain. Bwindi alone shelters about 340 of the world remaining gorilla population. Trackers are allowed only one hour with the gorillas. Treks are done in separate trails accompanied by a guide. Dinner and overnight at your lodge

Day 11: Boat Ride On Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, we drive through the scenic “Little Switzerland of Africa” with a lunch stop over at White Horse Inn Kabale. Later transfer to the edge of Lake Bunyonyi one of the Crater Lakes in this part of Uganda and belied to be the deepest in the Great Lakes Region. You may also make a surprise visit to the local Batwa community for a cultural dance performance. Dinner and Overnight at Bunyonyi Farout Camp / Lake Bunyonyi Overland Camp / Bushara Island Camp.

Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park
Morning breakfast then take a canoe ride on this beautiful Lake to visit the Island that acted as a Leper asylum in the 1950′s.Afterlunch we travel to Lake Mburo National Park. You will have a chance of walking in the park which hosts, Impala, Zebra, Topi, Buffalo, Crocodile, Hippo and a variety of bird and plant life. Dinner and overnight at Mantana Luxury Tented Camp / Mihingo Lodge /Rwonyo Rest Camp.

Day 13: Lake Mburo – Jinja
After breakfast, we take a game drive then transfer to Kampala; we proceed to Jinja Source of the Nile. Dinner and overnight at Gately on Nile / Kingfisher Resort / Jinja Nile Resort.

Day 14: Jinja - White Water Rafting
The joy of rafting for a full day is incomparable to any water-based adventure. After breakfast, drive to Bujagali Falls where the Rafters enjoy rides through the Big Grade 5 white water rapids, then head for our starting point for the rafting craze. Spend the entire day rafting with lunch on the River Island. This evening, transfer to Entebbe. Dinner and overnight at The Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel.

Day 15: Departure Day
You will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport by our representative to board the flight for abroad.

 

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