Uganda Gorilla and white water rafting 5 Days

white water rafting

Overview

Our 5 Day Gorilla and white water Rafting tour suggests that you will be picked from your Guest house in Kampala/Entebbe and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your Gorilla trekking activity from there you will drive back to Kampala for overnight and then connect to Jinja for your white water rafting on the Nile.

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Birding
  • White water rafting
  • Scenic drive to Entebbe.

Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup from the Guest house in Kampala/Entebbe and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early cup of coffee.  Our guide will pick you up from your hotel/guest house in Kampala/Entebbe for a short briefing about the entire 3 day trip and the en-route stops you will be making on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, this early morning drive enables as to reach early as well as curb traffic jam.

Drive to the southwest part of Uganda, along the way have a stops at the equator for photography and stretching. Stand between the imaginary lines crossing through the world, visit the souvenir shops one can buy one in memories of the tour. Head to Mbarara town as you drive through grasslands, see long horned cattle’s grazing along the road side.

Proceed to Bwindi as you view Banana plantations beautiful sceneries of rolling hills and many more.
Arrive at your lodge check in relax and have dinner.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
ACCOMMODATION (optional): Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Lodge/Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Drive time; approximately 8-9 hours Drive.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking
After early morning Breakfast, you will meet your guide again and drive to the park headquarters and meet other travelers for briefing at 7:30am about the dos and don’ts when you meet the Gorillas in the forest. Meet the game ranger and start off the hike which takes 30 minutes to three quarters of the day this depends on where the Mountains Gorillas are.

As you trek see different tree species, for bird lovers this will be your opportunity to spot a number of birds, have a chance to see the primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, mammals and many more. There muddy steep slopes your advised to use a walking stick, and a minimum level of fitness is required to have your trek a success.

Once you meet our close relatives, you be given one hour to be in meters with the Gorillas for photo shots as you listen to informative talk from the wardens and rangers. Have lunch in the jungle there after return to the lodge to celebrate the Gorilla experience you will be awarded with a Gorilla certificate.

Return to the lodge relax .in the evening visit the Batwa Community as they expose their culture the Batwa are the first people who lived in Bwindi Forest, be entertained with their amazing dances, poems and many more.

Note; Gorilla tracking in fairly strenuous, so a minimum level of fitness in required before you come for the hike.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Parked Lunch and Dinner
ACCOMMODATION (optional): Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Lodge/Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala for overnight.
After the morning cup of coffee. You will bid farewell to your lodge and transfer back to Kampala for overnight, you will have Lunch in Mbarara and you can decide to have stops at the Equator again and road side markets.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Fairway Hotel Kampala
Drive time: approximately 8-9 hours’ Drive.

Day 4: Transfer to Jinja town for Half/Full day white water rafting on the Nile.
Today, after an early morning breakfast, you will start your drive to Jinja and meet other visitors at the rafters company’s offices for a briefing about the dos and don’ts plus the levels of waters, depending on your interests, some clients prefer level 3 or level 5 rapids. Thereafter you will drive to the starting point of your half/ full day white water rafting on the Nile. You will come of the water in time for Lunch and if you are booked on half day, you return to Kampala/ Full day you return to the waters for another session of rafting. Return to Kampala in the evening for overnight,

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Fair way Hotel Kampala.
Drive time: approximately 2 hours’ Drive.

Day 5: Transfer back to Entebbe international airport for your onward flight out.
After Breakfast, Bid farewell to you’re the Lodge and transfer back to Entebbe/Kampala for your International flight out.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, and Lunch.
Drive time: approximately 1 hour Drive.

End of tour

Includes/ Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Gorilla permit at USD600.00 per person per trek
  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

Accommodation

  • Budget Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp or Wagtail Eco-safari camp.
  • Luxury Accommodation: Silver back lodge, Buhoma lodge or Lake Kitandara Tented camp

ACTIVITIES
Gorilla Trekking / Bird Watching / Photography / Scenic Drive / Nature Discovery / Outdoor Adventures / Safari
THEMES
Scenic Road Drive / Thick Jungle Forests/ Mountains / World Heritage Site / The Wild
FEATURES
Mountain Gorillas, Jungles, Monkeys

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