This 12 days Uganda Gorilla & wildlife Adventure safari features four days in jinja one of the best safari destination for tourists. It features four days in jinja where you have a chance to undertake in white water rafting, bungee jumping, visiting the source of the Nile the longest rive in the world and many other activities. You shall also visit Mabira forest and Sezibwa falls there you shall have a guided walk into nature. It also features gorilla tracking in Bwindi National Park which is home to 400 endangered Mountain Gorillas plus 9 species of primate and over 350 species of birds.
Tracking is the main activity in this Park. Gorillas can be tracked from four stations that is Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhijja and Nkuringo you shall be guided by a ranger guide who will take you through this experience he will tell you all about flora and fauna found in this forest. It also features lake Mburo National Park yet another exciting Park which boosts of a variety of of game including Zebras, Elands and Impalas which are not found in any other national park .it also features relaxation at lake Bunyonyi one of the most beautiful places of Uganda .
Safari highlights for 12 days Uganda Gorilla & wildlife Adventure
Day one : arrival in Uganda at Entebbe international park
Day two: drive to jinja –visit mabira forest and sezibwa falls
Dat three: jinja –white water rafting
Day four : visit the source of the nile
Day five : optional activities in jinja
Day six: transfer to lake mburo
Day seven: undertake nature walk and boat ride
Day eight : transfer to kisoro
Day nine: under take Gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
Day ten: drive to bunyonyi
Day eleven: transfer to kampala
Day twelve :Departure
Safari in detail for 12 days Uganda Gorilla & wildlife Adventure
Accommodation ( click on a particular accommodation and view more details about it)
Day 1 : Arrival in Entebbe–Kampala
Upon your arrival at Entebbe international Airport you shall be welcomed by your guide who shall transfer you to your lodge.
Upmarket/ luxury : Malakai Eco lodge
Midrange /standard: cassia lodge
Budget /basic :Namirembe guest house
Day 2 : Drive to Jinja
After breakfast you shall be picked by your guide to start your safari. You shall be driving to jinja in the eastern part of Uganda, en-route stop at sezibwa falls – a unique Buganda cultural site located along jinja Kampala highway .after exploring the falls proceed with the trip passing through mabira forest where you will stop over for a forest walk ,expect to encounter different species of butterfly and primates including the red-tailed monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, vervet monkeys among others. After ward you shall proceed to jinja.
upmarket/luxury; wild waters lodge
midrange/ standard : haven lodge
budget/basic: brisk hotel
Day 3 : jinja –White water rafting
After breakfast, head out for a half / full day rafting adventure. get prepared by listening to some briefing, fitting of life jackets and free minutes training. Feel the adrenaline rush as you paddle with your team through grade 5 rapids for over 11 km. If you are doing half day rafting you will end on malubisi island where you will have lunch and drinks and if you are on full day it will continue to the last Nile special wave with a mouth watering buffet and drinks at the end.
Luxury/ upmarket: wild waters lodge
Midrange/ standard : the haven lodge
Budget/ basic: brisk hotel
Day 4 : visit the source of the river Nile
After breakfast you will embark on the visit to the source of Nile river ( the longest river in the world )you will explore the Nile by a dug out canoe or a motor boat made out of wood . the Nile river is believed to get its source from jinja and it flows north wards into lake kyoga and it continues from there through Albert from Albert it continues flowing north wards out of Uganda through ten African countries before it pours into the Mediterranean sea. The distance from from the Nile source from jinja to the Mediterranean Sea is believed to be 6500 km thus making it to be the longest river in the world . it was discovered by john Harrington speke and his friend Henry burton in 1868. After lunch you may relax by your lodge or visit the surrounding craft shops for some souvenirs .
Upmarket/ luxury: jinja nile resort
Midrange/ standard : gately on the nile
Budget/Basic: king fishers safaris
Day 5 : free day and optional Activities
Today is a free day for you but you may take part in some of the activities around like bungee jumping ,river kayaking, quad biking, horse back riding and jet boating among others. Just let us know and we shall add it to your itinerary.
Upmarket/ luxury: jinja Nile resort/ Nile
Midrange / standard : gately on the nile
Budget / basic: king fishers safaris
Day 6 : jinja- Lake mburo National Park
After breakfast you shall leave jinja and embark on a long journey to Lake Mburo National Park. You may drive through Kampala on your way there. lake Mburo National Park is the extension of the Tanzanian plains and has distinctly different fauna compared to other National Parks. It is the best place to see Elands, Impalas, Zebras, Topis, and buffaloes. The vegetation consists of acacia trees, open Savannah, savanna woodland, swamps and lakes. The biggest of them lake mburo lies completely within the park. You shall arrive your lodge in the evening.
Luxury/ upmarket : lake mburo safari lodge
Midrange/ standard: rwakobo rock lodge
Basic /budget: arcadia cottages
Day 7 : lake mburo National park
After breakfast you shall embark on either a game drive or a nature walk and you shall be looking out for wildlife and bird species which are found within the park. After lunch you shall undertake a boat ride on lake mburo .the boat ride takes two hours but gives the guest the chance to spot many water birds like fish eagles, herons, king fishers , crocodiles and many hippos. Retreat from the activity and drive back to your lodge for relaxation.
Upmarket/ luxury: lake mburo safari lodge
Midrange/ standard: rwakobo rock lodge
Basic/ budget; arcadia cottages
Day 8 : transfer to kisoro
After breakfast you shall leave lake mburo and proceed to Kisoro the boarder town to Rwanda and Congo. You shall be driving through a landscapes of foothills and mountains. Kisoro has a spectacular view of the virunga volcanoes.
Upmarket//luxury : chameleon hill
Midrange/ standard : lake mutanda resort
Basic/ budget: mucha hotel
Day 9 : Gorilla tracking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast you shall drive to the park quarters in order to be ready for the gorilla tracking experience .you shall be led an experienced ranger who will tell you the interesting facts about flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the gorillas. You shall take with you packed lunch boxes and all the necessary gears like tracking shoes, bottled drinking water, rain gears, sun screen, insect repellents, binoculars, Gloves to track the endangered mountain gorillas. There are only 1004 mountain gorillas remaining in the world and 400 are found in Bwindi alone. The experience takes between 4 to 8 hours and requires some degree of fitness. Retreat from the activity and return to your lodge for relaxation.
Upmarket/luxury : chameleon Hill lodge
Midrange / standard : lake mutanda resort
Basic/ budget: mucha hotel
Day 10 : drive ot Lake Bunyonyi –Relaxation
After your breakfast you shall depart from Bwindi and transfer to Lake bunyonyi one of the most beautiful places in Uganda. Bunyonyi is a word that means place for little birds in the language of the locals here. You shall have a day of relaxation. The lake is free from bilharzia and crocodiles or snakes. In the afternoon you may have a walk to the neighboring villages or do canoeing or have a swim in the lake. You shall undertake a boat trip to explore other islands on the lake.
Upmarket/ luxury : bird-nest @ bunyonyi
Midrange/ standard : arcadia cottages
Basic/ budget : over land resort bunyonyi
Day 11 : transfer to Kampala
After breakfast you shall depart from Bunyonyi and transfer to Kampala with lunch en-route on the way. You shall have a stop over at the equator with opportunities of photography, shopping and later arrive in Kampala in the evening .
Upmarket/ luxury : hotel Africana
Midrange/ standard : Le bougainville hotel
Basic/ budget : Namirembe Guesthouse
Day 12 : city tour and transfer to the Airport
After breakfast you shall embark on the city tour where you shall visit many places of interest if time allows for example Kasubi tombs, Namirembe cathedral, Bahai temple, Bulange mengo, the Uganda museum and later in the evening connect to the Airport to catch your flight back home.
Safari for 12 days Uganda Gorilla & wildlife Adventure Inclusions
- Gorilla permit per person
- Excursion to jinja
- All game drives and boat trips
- All activities as stipulated in the itinerary
- Professional English / German driver guide
- Transportation in either 4*4 safari van or land-cruiser with a pop up roof
- All meals and accommodations
- All airport pick ups and drops
- Fuel costs , entrance fees of the national parks
- Bottled water while on safari
- All government taxes and levies
Safari for 12 days Uganda Gorilla & wildlife Adventure Exclusions
- International flights and visas
- Optional activities
- Any activity not included in the itinerary
- personal expenses
- Personal insurance
- Laundry services
- Travel and accident insurance