PGS-LNG-009: 8 Days Uganda Adventure Safari. Bwindi, QE and Jinja Source of the Nile.
Day 1: Airport pick up!
Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide at the Entebbe International Airport; he will then transfer you to Kampala. Kampala is approximately 40 Kms from the airport, upon reaching Kampala he will drive you to check in at your preferred Hotel, dinner and overnight. There are several Hotel that can be used including Kampala Serena Hotel/ Sheraton Hotel Kampala for luxury, Hotel Africana/ Imperial Royal for Upmarket, Speak Hotel or Hotel Triangle for Middle. Tourist Hotel or Makerere University Guest House for Budget options, dinner and overnight
Day 2: Kampala Bwindi
In the morning after your early breakfast, your driver who doubles as your guide as well will pick you from your hotel/residence in Kampala/Entebbe to drive you to the South western part of the country to Bwindi Forest national park for Gorilla Tracking. Bwindi Forest hosts around 326 mountain Gorillas half of the world’s surviving Mountain Gorillas, In Bwindi there are 6 Gorilla families that have been habituated for gorilla Tracking, You will drive through the Ankole Region, will have a stopover in Mbarara town thereafter continue to Bwindi forest national park, arrival will be in the evening check in at Buhoma Lodge for Luxury, Kitandara Tented Camp for Upmarket and Buhoma community Camp for Middle and Budget options, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking
In the morning after breakfast and with your packed lunch will be driven to the park headquarters for briefing and allocation of guide before starting on this life time adventure, Registration and believing starts at 0745 local time and at 08.30 start on the adventure. Time taken while tracking gorillas ranges from a few hours to a whole day depending on the movement of these gentle giants, have awesome time with these gorillas for an hour when you meet, after you have enjoyed this time, taking photographs you will be directed and will trace back to your starting point thereafter will meet your guide who will drive you to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Before you come for Gorilla tracking prepare your jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes and carry rain jackets because the forest is a tropical forest thus you cannot rule out the fact that it can shower any time in the day, thus you need this jacket to protect your equipments like cameras for example, carry sunscreen lotion and insect repellant.
Day 4: Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth national Park.
In the morning after breakfast will depart this area for Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, Ishasha sector is characterized by Diverse habitats, including the Ishasha River, savanna woodland, and the marshy Lake Edward flats support a variety of wildlife including Ishasa's famous tree climbing lions and rare Shoebill stork, do agame drive around this area thereafter continue driving to the mweya peninsular, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Game Drive and Launch Cruise
Early morning game drive in the park to catch up with the early risers, Queen Elizabeth national Park hosts 95 mammal species and a remarkable 612 species of birds include elephants, cape buffalo, Uganda kob, waterbuck, warthog, giant forest hog, lion, leopard and hyena, after this game drive will return to your lodge for resting.
After lunch you will go for a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel, The 40m-long channel that connects lake George to lake Edward provides the park’s prime wildlife spectacles. Its shoreline attracts large numbers of birds, mammals and reptiles year round. After this launch cruise you will be driven to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Kyambura back to Jinja:
In the morning after breakfast will check out of the lodge and you will be driven to Kyambura Gorge for chimp tracking, in this gorge you will also be able to see some other primates like monkeys, baboon among other after this you will drive back to Kampala may decide to take the southern route via Mbarara or continue and pass through Fort portal and Mubende to Kampala and thereafter proceed to Jinja, Jinja is 80kms east of Kampala town, check in at your hotel dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Jinja for White water rafting
In the morning after your breakfast you will be picked from your hotel, to drive you to the source of the Nile, where the waters of River Nile separates itself from the waters of Lake Victoria, before, it starts its 4000 miles journey to Mediterranean Sea making it longest river in Africa it takes three months for its waters to reach the. After this, you will drive to Bujagali Falls, which lies downstream of the Source of the Nile. Do the rafting, ranking on the Nile ranks as one of most thrilling but also one of the safest in the world, passing through three heart-stopping Grade Five rapids in one day. Alternatively there are also other activities at Bujagali that can be carried out including kayaking, mountain biking, quad-biking and a new 44 metre-high bungee jump from a cliff above the Nile, after this will drive back to your hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Jinja- Entebbe Airport Transfer:
In the morning you will be picked from your Hotel and drive back to Kampala, will have stopovers in Mabira Forest for a nature walk, or at Sezibwa falls for a nature walk viewing different tree species, bird species like the Black and White Casquet, horn bills, tambrine dove, Red Chested cocoa, then the Great Blue Truckles among others, snakes and some primates like the red tailed, corobus and the Velvet monkeys. Thereafter continue to Kampala and transfer to Entebbe Airport to catch up with your flight back home. End of safari.