This 10 Days Gorilla, Source of the Nile tour takes you to Bwindi for Gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National park for game viewing and White water rifting on the Nile in Jinja. This tour will give you the feel of the pearl of Africa taking you to the best tour destination in Uganda. Activities on this safari include gorilla trekking, Savannah wildlife game drive and boat launches, chimpanzee tracking and Water rafting at the Source of the Nile, Jinja.
From the time you land at Entebbe international airport, with its equatorial location on the forested shores of island strewn Lake Victoria, it is very clear that Uganda is no ordinary safari destination. Dominated by an expansive golf course leading down to the lake shore and a century-old botanical alive with the chatter of acrobatic monkeys and tropical birds, Entebbe its self is the least obviously urban of all comparably sized African Towns.
Day 1: Arrival and Hotel transfer
Day 2; Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 3; Full Day – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 4; Transfer to Bwindi national park & Batwa Experience
Day 5; Gorilla trekking – Bwindi
Day 6; Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Day 7; Transfer from Lake Mburo to Jinja Source of the Nile
Day 8; Full day rafting – Jinja Source of the Nile River
Day 9; Explore Jinja & Transfer to Kampala.
Day 10; Return to Kampala
This 10 Days Gorilla tour starts on your arrival at the Airport and transfer to the hotel, refresh and enjoy breakfast, then go for a city tour of Kampala visiting the craft markets, Museum, King’s lake among others. Have lunch in Kampala and later drive back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Forest cottages or Sheraton Hotel.
You will have early morning breakfast and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a stopover at the equator for photography and the equator experience and lunch en-route in Ishaka town.
Proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park arriving in the afternoon. Check in to your lodge and later embark on an afternoon launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel which is a natural link between Lake Albert and Lake George. The channel is congested with numerous hippos and crocodiles and offers splendid photographic opportunities not forgetting an array of birds on the bay! Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Enganzi Game Lodge.
You will enjoy morning breakfast and go for a game drive in the Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth safari park with chances of setting your eyes on the tree climbing lions as they laze off in the mid-morning. This part of the park is still virgin and has a lot of wildlife viewing. Have lunch and later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight as above.
You will wake up early and make an early start on your journey to Buhoma – Bwindi arriving in time for lunch, enjoy lunch and later proceed go for the Batwa experience in Bwindi where you will enjoy an incredible hike in the rain forest with Batwa guides, see how the Batwa lived and hunted, learn about medicinal plants, and watch for animals and birds.
You will hear ancient legends and traditional songs, and join in on a mock hunting party. You can even test your skill with a Batwa bow and arrow and participate in traditional dances. Later return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort.
After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch and later go for gorilla trekking, this could take 4-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. After trekking, meet your driver and transfer back to the hotel where you will unwind as you reflect on the memorable gorilla trek on your 10 days Gorilla safari! Dinner and overnight as above.
Very early in the morning, given the little time, take breakfast, then take your drive to Lake Mburo National Park. A game drive today will enable us to see the zebras, topes, elephants, elands, impalas, buffaloes antelopes , etc. Placed in the one part of Uganda enclosed in extensive acacia woodland, Mburo has noticeably different fauna to other reserves.
It is the best place in the country to see the enormous eland antelope , topi, as well as zebra, impala, and several acacia-associated birds.The five lakes enclosed with in this park attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of waterbirds, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek.
After breakfast, have a brief early morning game drive and then transfer to Kampala, then to Jinja where we visit the Source of the River Nile. Places to visit are Bujagali Falls, the Source of the Nile .
Accommodation: (full board)
Nile Resort Jinja
Hotel Triangle all with water view
You will have early morning breakfast and transfer to Jinja for full day rafting on the Nile river (lunch inclusive) after rafting, transfer for dinner and overnight stay at Jinja Nile Resort.
You will have breakfast and explore Jinja as a destination! Visit the source of the Nile, and those adventurous enough can try bungee jumping for $55 per person. Later transfer back to Kampala with a stopover in Mabira forest, a renowned birding and forest walk destination. Proceed to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge.
After breakfast, you will then be be taken to the starting point of the white water rafting – do a half day water rafting or transfer to Mabira Forest for a short forest walk ( optional and can be done at an extra cost) and then transfer to Kampala, go for a city tour of Kampala visiting the Namugongo Martyrs’ shrine, Bahai temple, craft markets, Museum, King’s lake among others. Have lunch and later drive back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight as above.