8 Days Best Of Gorilla And White Water Rafting Adventure

February 12, 2017
Safari Tips

This 8 days Game viewing and Gorilla trekking safari combined with White Water Rafting to Queen Elizabeth NP, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP, Lake Bunyonyi and lastly to Jinja city for white water rafting safari, takes you through the most scenic places in the pearl of Africa, it involves the rolling hills with beautiful manicured tea plantations to the magnificent Rwenzori slopes, dense true African jungle, amazing nature created features, plenty of wild animals, different primates and numerous bird species that will make you appreciate that this country is truly the pearl of Africa.

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport – Transfer to Kampala – Evening Kampala city tour.

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be welcomed by our company representative and safari driver guide for your transfer to Fairway hotel Kampala for a hot shower, relaxation and briefings about your vacation. Later have lunch and go for Kampala evening city Kampala city tour to explore the historical places of Uganda such as Kabaka’s palace and Amin torture chambers, Namugongo martyr’s shrines, Uganda National Museum, Kasubi tombs (the burial ground for the Buganda Kings one of the UNESCO’S recognized sight).
Accommodation: Maries Royale Hotel
Meal plan: Lunch/ Dinner.

Day 2: Kampala City – Queen Elizabeth National Park – Evening Nature Walk
After breakfast our safari driver guide will pick you from your hotel at 0600 hrs and drive south west via Masaka and Mbarara to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will take approximately 5-6 hours. As you drive along the way enjoy the scenery and see Ugandan’s way of life in their traditional homesteads and farms. Have lunch from Igongo cultural center, continue with drive to check in at your reserved accommodation lodge and later go for an evening nature walk to the beautiful crater lakes of the park. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.
Accommodation: Elephant Hub Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth NP – Morning Chimpanzee tracking – Afternoon Boat Cruising on Kazinga Channel –Evening game drive to Kasenyi Track.

Today after breakfast go for a morning guided chimpanzee tracking walk through tropical forest of Kalinzu to spend a half day while tracking chimpanzee, bird viewing, hiking and exploring this forest. Have a short break for lunch and then go for 2 hours afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel, which joins Lake Edward and George, it offers a great chance to take pictures since the boat drifts slowly just by the shores of the channel. Kazinga Channel supports the biggest number of Hippos in the whole of Africa and Crocodiles also during the afternoon boat ride, you can spot large herds of Elephants, Buffaloes. Large numbers of antelopes like Waterbucks as they come here to quench their thirst. It is also a paradise to the bird lovers. Later in the evening go to Kasenyi track for an evening game drive the place is popular as a mating ground for the Uganda Kobs and a hunting ground for the big predators and if it is a lucky day you might find predators in action of hunting for their survival. Return to the lodge for dinner and over night. Accommodation, Elephant Hub Safari Lodge Meal plan, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth NP – Ishasha sector – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Evening Community walk to explore the Bakiga people
Have breakfast and head out to Ishasha sector in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is proudly known for harboring tree climbing lions that are mainly found in the giant fig and acacia trees. After meeting face to face with these amazing trees climbing lions drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national Park the well known as the Switzerland of Africa and the home to the a half of the world’s mountain gorillas, have lunch and later go for community encounter to support the orphanage families. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight Accommodation: Gorilla mist Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Morning Gorilla trekking –Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – Evening canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi.
Wake up early in the morning for breakfast and depart for the morning pre trek Gorilla briefings at the park Headquarters. Later go for your long time awaited activity “Gorilla trekking” the time taken while trekking is not known but it is expected to be between2-8 hours depending on the movement of the Gorilla family you are allocated to. During the trek expect to discover other
primates such as Chimpanzees, black and white colombus monkey, vervet monkey, and many others.
On encounter, spend an hour of exhilarating moments with these gentle giants. Return to the lodge for a shower, lunch. Then leave the home of red eyed giants and drive to Lake Bunyonyi where over 200 bird species have been recorded. “Bunyonyi” actually means “the place of many little birds” Lake Bunyonyi is one of the few African lakes completely safe for swimming and canoeing.
Accommodation; Arcadia lodge Bunyonyi
Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi – Drive to Kampala City with en-route stop at Igongo cultural center and Kayabwe Equator crossing point.
This day after morning breakfast checkout and drive to Kampala on the way to Kampala the drive will take you through good landscapes of the western region of Uganda and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns while seeing Ugandan’s way of life in their traditional homesteads and farms you shall have an en-route stop at Igongo cultural center a place with firsthand information about the Ankole Kingdom have lunch from here and make a museum tour the proceed with the drive to Kampala but before Kampala you will have another stop at the Equator crossing center (Kayabwe) for water experiment and photography moments since it is the best spot to take a memorial photo. After continue with the journey to check in at your hotel in Kampala for dinner and an overnight.
Accommodation: Maries Royale Hotel
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch/ Dinner.

Day 7: Kampala capital city – En-route stop at, Mabira Forest and – Jinja town – Half day white water rafting.

Start your day with breakfast and drive to Jinja for white water rafting but before Jinja along the way visit Mabira Rainforest reserve the only green tropical forest in the central region later continue with the drive to Jinja town to have lunch and then depart for a half day afternoon white water rafting one of the most adventurous and trilling activities which you must not miss on your tour after this tour return to the hotel for relaxation and dinner.

Accommodation: Brisk Hotel Jinja
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 8: Jinja town – Explore the source of river Nile – Sezibwa Falls – Drive to Entebbe international airport
Today have breakfast and drive to explore Source of the Nile on a boat to the exact spot where the Nile waters starts to flow to pour in the Mediterranean Sea, enjoy the ride further into Lake Victoria, enjoying the beautiful countryside. Later drive back to Kampala with an en-route tour to the spectacular Sezibwa Falls a cultural heritage site of the Buganda Kingdom that is rich
with traditional folklore as shall be narrated by the site guide. Later in the afternoon have lunch and Transfer to Entebbe International Airport to meet your return flight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

The tour price includes:
Transportation by a 4wd vehicle with services English speaking Driver/guide, for 8 days Fuel for 8 days, Accommodation for 7 nights on full board at the mentioned accommodation En-route meals Bottled mineral water in the car 2 game drives 2 hours boat cruise on the Kazinga channel 1 chimpanzee permit per person All park entrance fees 1 Gorilla permit per person A visit to Lake Bunyonyi Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi A visit to Igongo culture center En –route stop at the equator point and water Experiment Half day white water rafting on River Nile 1 hour visit to the source of River Nile on a boat A visit to sezibwa falls
A visit to Mabira Forest reserve Kampala city tour to explore Kasubi tombs, Uganda national Museum, Kabaka’s palace and Amin Torture chambers Evening community tour Return Airport transfers A visit to Uganda wildlife Education Center (Former Entebbe Zoo) for white Rhino viewing
Price excludes:
Expenses of personal nature like: Visa, Drinks, Laundry, Tips to local guides, Telephone, Personal insurance

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