5 Days Gorilla trekking and Jinja white water rafting safari
5 Days Gorilla trekking and Jinja white water rafting safari takes you on an adventure to trek the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and then finalize your safari with a breath taking white water rafting at Nile River in Jinja. This 5 days gorilla trekking and Jinja white water rafting safari includes 5 days and 4 nights excursion in the pearl of Africa.
Highlights of 5 days Bwindi gorilla trekking and Jinja white water rafting safari
- Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi impenetrable national park
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
- Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala
- Day 4: Drive to Jinja and Visit source of the Nile
- Day 5: Jinja white water rafting and drive back to Kampala for departures
Detailed Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi impenetrable national park
Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park: Early in the morning on the 1st day of your 5 days safari, you will be picked up from your hotel where you will have spent an overnight either in Kampala, Entebbe or any other nearby communicated location and as early as 7:00am, embark on the road drive heading to south western part of Uganda with the stop over at the equator for photo taking session. This is almost every traveler’s stop over on the way to any destination in western Uganda. Another stopover will be at Igongo cultural hotel for a lunch break and the final stop will be in Kisoro at Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park: Arise early in the morning for breakfast on day 2 of 5 days gorilla trekking and white water rafting safari, pack enough drinking water, snacks and wear that perfect gorilla trekking gear and meet up your safari driver for a transfer to the trailhead of the sector you intend to trek in. while there, you will be briefed about gorilla trekking dos and don’ts, expectations and many more. Ensure that you hire a porter and finally set off on your dream adventure as you search for the habituated mountain gorillas in the dense forest of Bwindi impenetrable national park. The entire gorilla trek lasts between 30 minutes to 7 hours or entire day depending on the movement of gorillas in regards to where the family was seen nesting the previous evening. After finding the gorilla family, you have one hour with gorillas then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala
Transfer to Kampala: Enjoy an early breakfast on day 3 of 5 days gorilla trekking and Jinja white water rafting safari, check out of the lodge and embark on the long but adventurous journey with lots of stunning attraction along the way from Bwindi impenetrable national park back to Kampala with an enroute lunch in Mbarara city. Upon arrival in Kampala late in the evening, you will check in your booked hotel, have a brief city tour, dinner and overnight rest.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4: Drive to Jinja and Visit source of the Nile
Drive to Jinja and explore source of the Nile: After your breakfast in Kampala on day 4 of 5 days gorilla trekking and Jinja white water rafting safari, check out of the lodge and meet your Uganda safari driver to start a journey from Kampala to Jinja with a stopover at Mabira National Forest Reserve where you will enjoy some optional activities such as Zip-lining, guided forest walk and many more then drive straight to Jinja. Upon arrival in Jinja, you will head to a hotel where you will check in for lunch then be transferred to explore the source of River Nile. You will enjoy a boat cruise along the Nile River until you reach at the exact spot where Speke stood while declaring to the exact origin of Nile. There are other unique attractions to explore while on a boat cruise to the source of the Nile and all this makes an entire adventure more fascinating. Later on return to your lodge, freshen up and head out for an evening Jinja city tour.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 5: Jinja white water rafting and drive back to Kampala for departures
Jinja white water rafting: Arise on a cup of coffee for breakfast on day 5 of 5 days gorilla trekking Jinja rafting safari then meet your safari drier for a drive to the water falls where you will spend a half breath taking white water rafting through the waves up to grade 5. This is one of the most fascinating activity done in Jinja. After finishing with rafting, return to the lodge for a late lunch, freshen and finally check out to embark on your journey back to Kampala. In case you have an overnight in Kampala, you will be dropped off at your designated location or any hotel of your choice and in case you have a night flight, you will be dropped off at Entebbe international airport for departures back home or to the next destination.
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
END OF 5 DAYS Safari
Inclusive in the 5 days Uganda safari
- Pick up and drop off
- A 4×4 safari vehicle for ground transportation
- An English speaking safari driver/ guide
- Uganda Gorilla trekking permit
- Jinja white water rafting permit
- Enough bottled drinking water
- All meals as stated in the itinerary
- Accommodation for 4 nights
Exclusive in the 5 days Uganda safari
- International travel expenses such as Visa and flight Ticket
- Optional activities
- Additional accommodation
- Porter hire fees
- Other drinks apart from water
- Life insurance
- Laundry fees