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General

Our 5 Days Gorillas and White Water Rafting Safari combines gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda with the magnificent white water rafting experience on the River Nile in the Eastern district of Jinja, Uganda. Jinja is popularly known for being the source of the River Nile – the Longest River on planet earth. The Safari then takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you will have a chance to trek one of the habituated families of mountain gorilla. This trip can as well start from Bwindi and end in Jinja.

Highlights

  • Day One: Pickup from your Hotel and drive to Jinja to start your 5 Days Gorillas and White Water Rafting Safari.
  • Day Two: White water rafting experience on the Nile River and drive back to Kampala.
  • Day three: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
  • Day Four: Gorilla trekking
  • Day Five: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport marking the end of your 5 Days Gorillas and White Water Rafting Safari.

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Safari is guided by the new normal Post covid 19 lockdown SOPs
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: Arrival and Transfer to Kampala

Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide at Entebbe Airport who will transfer you to Kampala for your overnight stay. Depending on the traffic situation of the day, you may pass through the city center for a brief city tour (not included in the cost and optional) before proceeding to your overnight accommodation property. Drive time: Approximately 1 hour Lodging: Kampala Forest Cottages or Secrets Guest House Entebbe Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: Transfer to Jinja.

After breakfast, you will drive to the Eastern town of Jinja for your magnificent Uganda adventure experience. This journey will take you through Mabira forest, a tropical rain forest in central Uganda. You will also see lush tea and sugarcane plantations plus several roadside markets, arriving at Kalagala Falls in time for your full or half day white water rafting adventure on the River Nile. You will then return to Kampala arriving in the evening for overnight stay at Red Chilli Hideout.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Lodge: Kampala Forest Cottages or Secrets Guest House Entebbe. Drive time: 2 hours one way.

DAY 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Early departure to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in Southwestern Uganda with a stopover at the Equator crossing at Kayabwe for some informative talk, photography and some experiments before proceeding to Mbarara town in time for Lunch. After lunch, you will then drive through the rolling Green hills marked with beautiful Banana and Tea plantations. You will arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the evening for overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Lodge: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge. Drive time: 8-9 hours.

DAY 4: Gorilla Trekking.

After breakfast, with your packed lunch, you will transfer to the Park Headquarters for registration at 7: 45 am. You will then join other trackers for briefing about the Dos and the Don’ts during your Gorilla Tracking. After that, you will be driven to the starting point of your allocated gorilla family to start your trek into the beautiful Impenetrable Bwindi Forest. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas. This trek may take between 30 minutes to three quarters of the day, depending on where the Mountain Gorillas will be found. The steeply forested landscape, is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet Endangered Creatures. Please noted that gorilla trekking can be strenuous and as such a certain level of fitness is required. Once you find the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour to observe them and take photographs. Although this time may seem too short, the experience you get will be worth it. Thereafter, you will return to the park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate in recognition of your effort in contributing to the conservation of these endangered mountain gorillas. Note: Even if you are unfit, arrangements can be made for the locals to use a ‘helicopter’ to get you to the point where the gorillas are. This cost is not included. So, you can let us know in advance then arrangements can be made.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Lodge: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge.

DAY 5: Transfer back to Kampala\Entebbe to start your 5 Days Gorillas and White Water Rafting Safari.

After your morning breakfast, you will receive packed lunch and then start your long drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport for a- late departure out of Uganda.

Drive Time: 8-9 hours

Facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Ironing board
  • Catering services
  • Beachfront
  • Hotspots
  • Exhibition/convention floor
  • Restaurant
  • Room service - full menu
  • Courtyard
  • Lounges/bars
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Valet cleaning
  • Car hire

Activities

Tennis court, Sauna, Fitness centre, Massage

Internet

Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 28.80 per day.

Hotel Score and Score Breakdown

8 / 10

Based on 782 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Hotel Best Ipsum.

Clean
8
Comfort
6
Location
8
Staff
10
Services
7
Value for money
9

Guest reviews

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo TravellerNorway
    22/06/2021

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo TravellerNorway
    22/06/2021

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    AnonymousSolo TravellerNorway22/06/2021

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo TravellerNorway
    22/06/2021

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo TravellerNorway
    22/06/2021

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

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