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Rafting the Nile & Murchison Falls Safari

City Tour, Rafting the Nile & Murchison Falls Safari

Overview

Combine the vibrant life of Uganda’s major tourist cities with a wildlife viwing adventure on this spectacular 7 day City Tour, Rafting the Nile & Murchison Falls Safari. We take you through Uganda’s capital, Kampala city, where all Ugandan cultures meet, businesses are crowded and historical sites are preserved. Then you’ll visit the colonial city Jinja, where we find the Source of the Nile. Jinja is commonly referred to as the adrenaline capital of East Africa, that challenges you to walk the talk and get on the thunderous rapids of the white Nile, whitewater rafting.

The stunning views of the thundering Murchison Falls and varied wildlife on the shores of Victoria Nile will be your last encounter in Murchison Falls National Park.

Highlights

  • Kayaking/ canoeing on the Nile,
  • White water rafting the Nile,
  • Kampala and Jinja city sites and experiences
  • Picnics, quad biking, horse riding, Bungee jumping in Jinja,
  • Mountain biking, mabira forest reserve ride,
  • Boat cruise at Bujagali falls,
  • Bird watching and sport fishing
  • Wildlife viewing in Murchison Falls

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Airport Transfer

You will be met by our driver guide who will warmly receive and welcome you and will transfer you to Kampala, along the way you will see home steadies, factories like steel and tube, serene vegetation types among others.

You’ll stay in Forest Cottages for the night.

Meals — Dinner

Day 2: Kampala City Tour

After breakfast, we start the day with a city tour through the capital of Uganda where there is a lot of activity. Go to the Kasubi Tombs to explore the burial grounds of the four Kabakas (kings) of Buganda.

Leave the Tombs to go and visit the Namirembe Cathedral to see one of the oldest protestant churches inUganda. Return for lunch.

In the evening visit the museum where you will learn the history of Uganda.

Return to your reserved hotel at Forest Cottages.

Meals — Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3: Kampala — Mabira Forest — Jinja City — Whitewater Rafting.

After early morning breakfast, you will be picked from your hotel and be transferred to Jinja for a full day of adventure. Along the way, you will see the Namanve industrial area, home steady, and tea/ sugar plantations. Stopover at Najjembe market to buy a snack and Mabira forest to take a cool breeze. From here Proceed to Jinja.

Check into Bilkon Hotel and have lunch then prepare for rafting.

White Water Rafting The Nile

In the evening, go for the white water rafting on the Nile River starting at the Source of the Nile. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and thundering rapids of the White Nile and do not forget to watch the incredible birdlife as you move quietly between the rapids of this mighty river.

Return to Bilkon Hotel for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 4: Jinja — Mabira Forest — Kampala

After an early Breakfast, go for a morning wonderful river journey, it will take you through the beautiful forested Islands. Go down to the smaller rapids and explore the least known channels. Return for lunch. In the afternoon go for a Quad biking experience before transferring to Kampala. Return to embark on our journey back to Kampala, Another chance yet to go through the Mabira forest for a cool Breeze as you proceed to Kampala.

Upon reaching Kampala go straight to your Accommodation to rest

Meals — Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kampala — Murchison Falls National Park.

After breakfast, a driver guide will pick you from your hotel and drive you North- words. On the way to Murchison Falls National park, you will see home steadies and different vegetation types. Lunch en-route in Masindi town and then after proceed to the park. Along the way, look out for different animals like monkeys, baboons among others animals. Upon reaching the park, go to the top of the falls to see the spectacular water falls of the Nile River, compressing from 50 meters to squeeze through a 7 meters canyon. Look out for different birds. If you’re lucky you might see the rainbow across River Nile.

Checkin at Red Chili Camp for dinner.

Meals — Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Wildlife Viewing Game drive and Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls

After breakfast, go for an early morning game drive around the Nile Delta which will enable you to see some of the large mammals like the lion, leopard, Elephants, Hippopotamus, cape buffalo, Hartebeests, Oribis, Warthogs and Uganda Kobs among others. While on the game drive, you might be able to see different birds species like Dwarf Kingfisher, Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, Lemon-bellied Crombec to mention but a few. Return to your place of accommodation for lunch.

In the afternoon you will go for a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the fall, an opportunity to see animals like buffaloes, schools of hippos, large number of Nile crocodiles, elephants and plenty of water birds like fish eagles and various storks of birds.

Return to your booked safari lodge. (Red Chili)

Meals — Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Murchison Falls — Kampala — Return

After breakfast, Drive out of the park to embark on your journey back to Kampala. Look out for UN seen animals when moving out. A stop in Nakasongola town for lunch.  From here drive straight to your hotel in Kampala or to the Airport.

End of Adventurous Safari

Inclusives

  • Gorilla and chimpanzee permits,
  • Park & Ranger fees
  • A comprehensively insured custom safari vehicle,
  • full board accommodation,
  • driver- guide allowances,
  • bottled mineral water,
  • Equator visit,
  • meals on the way,
  • amabere ganyinamwiru,
  • nature walks.

Exclusives

  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • International flight
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Any thing not mentioned in the itinerary.

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