GORILLA AND WHITEWATER RAFTING SAFARI

 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Jinja.

From $1,600

Gorilla and Whitewater rafting Safari

Tour Overview

This 5-day gorilla and white water rafting take you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park located in southwestern Uganda where you will take part in mountain trekking. This tour starts with white water rafting in Jinja and ends with gorilla tracking in the Bwindi forest

This 5 Days Uganda Gorillas and White Water Rafting Safari combined Uganda gorilla trekking tour with a White water rafting adventure. Start with Jinja well known for the source of the Nile the Longest River in Africa and the second longest river in the whole world for its magnificent best white water rafting experience in Uganda.

Trip Highlights

  • Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Bwindi Forest
  • Bwindi Community Walk
  • White water rafting
  • Boat ride to the Source of River Nile
  • Great opportunity for photography

Trip Inclusions

  • Safari Vehicle Transportation
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • All  Accommodation and meals
  • One gorilla permit
  • All park entrance fees
  • Activities as specified in the itinerary

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visas and personal travel insurance
  • All drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1

Jinja adventure Uganda-white water rafting

Entebbe/ Kampala to Jinja.

You will be picked up by our guide who will drive you to Jinja for the magnificent Uganda adventure experience. On your way have a stopover at the Sezibwa the cultural site well known for its spectacular falls. According to the local beliefs the river is known to have been born by humans. Visit the Mabira Forest, the largest remaining tropical rainforest in Central Uganda, and then proceed to Jinja. After lunch, you will have 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, and go souvenir shopping from the gift shops.

ACCOMMODATION

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lodges: 2 friends Guesthouse\Sunset Guesthouse. (Budget)

Lodge: Jinja Nile Resort (Luxury)

Drive time: 2 hours.


Day 2

5 DAY UGANDA GORILLA AND WHITE WATER RAFTING SAFARI

Rafting and Transfer back to 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. The white water rafting begins at the Source of the Nile with a comprehensive briefing and the fitting of lifejackets and helmets. The rafting is done on an 18-kilometer stretch of the Nile River. The first few rapids are low-grade (1,2) and give you 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\ Entebbe reaching late evening for overnight.

ACCOMMODATION

Meal plan: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Lodge: Airport Guest House\African Roots Guest House. (budget)

Lodge: Protea Hotel Entebbe (Luxury)

Drive time: 2 hours.


Day 3

Tracking gorillas in Bwindi Forest park

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

After early breakfast, you will depart from Entebbe\Kampala by road and head southwest to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Have a stopover for some informative talk photographic opportunities and some experiments at the Equator and then continue to Mbarara for Lunch. Travel through the rolling green hills of Banana and Tea plantations and head to the National Park.

ACCOMMODATION

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Lodge: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge

Lodge: Bwindi Nkuringo Lodge  (luxury)

Drive time: 9 hours.

Day 4

Uganda Gorillas tour and safaris in Bwindi forest

Gorilla Trekking Day

Early morning, breakfast with your packed lunch, you will report to the Park headquarters for registration and join other trackers in a briefing about the dos and don’ts during your Gorilla Tracking at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you half an hour to three-quarters of the day. 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.

ACCOMMODATION

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Lodge: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge

Bwindi Nkuringo Lodge  (luxury)

Day 5

Departure

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala Entebbe International Airport for your flight out late in the evening.


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