Take part in an awesome adrenaline adventure (white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking & many more) over the rapids of the great River Nile, straight to its wild side (Murchison Falls National Park) where you will cruise to the bottom of one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls after a historical boat cruise to the source of the Nile. The wild side of the Nile is a perfect composition of various wild animals, rare bird species & abundant reptiles especially the Nile crocodile.
From the Murchison falls, head straight to Fort Portal & have a glimpse of Toro cultural History & traditional heritage with an amazing overnight in the most scenic & calm town of Uganda. You have a wake-up call to another scene of unique flora & fauna (Queen Elizabeth National Park). Explore the various bird’s species, a variety of wildlife together with numerous crater lakes especially Lake Munyanyange (bird’s haven) & Nyamunuka (medicinal lake for the animals), a visit to Lake Katwe will make your stay worthwhile where you will get to know more about the salt mining activities taking place here while interacting with the local dwellers.
In this wonderful national park you will have a game drive & a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon; the best time for bird watching with various animals as they come to cool off in the channel, all this will be spiced up with a scenic view of the Kazinga Channel & the Rwenzori Mountain Ranges.
Uganda, or the ‘Pearl of Africa’, as it was famously dubbed by Winston Churchill, is characterized by a relatively dry and flat savanna in the north, with verdant mountains in the West, and vast dense, and remarkably lush forests in the central region. The nation is home to an astonishingly diverse range of African wildlife including the highly endangered mountain gorilla which can be found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. A popular spot for wildlife watching is Queen Elizabeth National Park, which hosts four of the Big Five, a flock of flamboyant flamingos, and the rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. Outdoor enthusiasts can get their adrenaline fix with plenty of white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, quad biking, and horse riding facilities on offer. Add to this some friendly locals, a burgeoning cultural scene, and a capital city full of lively bars, clubs, and restaurants, and it is easy to see why Uganda has gained itself a reputation as ‘Africa’s friendliest country.
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Cancellation by us
Occasionally, we shall have to cancel confirmed bookings. We always endeavor to avoid cancellations but we must reserve the right to do so. We shall not cancel your confirmed booking less than 45 days before departure unless we are forced to do so as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control the consequences of which we would have avoided even with due care.
If we cancel your holiday except where you have failed to make payment or as a result of force majeure, we shall offer you a choice of purchasing an alternative holiday from us of a similar standard to that originally booked if available. If the chosen alternative is less expensive than the original holiday we shall refund the difference and if it is more expensive than the original holiday, you will be requested to pay the difference. Alternatively, you are entitled to a full refund of all monies you have paid except gorilla permits which can only be refunded if the refund has been made available to us.
Except if we cancel for reasons other than those mentioned in this clause, we shall have no further liability to you. We regret that we cannot pay expenses, costa and loses incurred as a result of any cancellation.
We reserve the right without prior notice, to terminate the holiday of any person in your party if, in our opinion, or any other person in authority, if the person concerned behaves in such a way to cause or be likely to cause danger, annoyance or distress to any third party or damage to property. In this situation the person(s) concerned will be required to leave the accommodation or other service immediately. We shall have no further responsibility towards such a person(s). No refunds will be made and we shall not pay the expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination.
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Should you or any member of your party be forced to cancel, you should advise us in writing. A cancellation is not effective until we receive a copy of your written notice. To cover our estimated loss caused by the cancellation and as we may be unable to resell your holiday, cancellation fees excluding insurance will be levied per person as follows.
Cancellations received will be subject to the following deductions.
Kindly note that cancellation fees are based on the date your written notification is received.
Arrival & Transfer to the hotel
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by a member of our team & after a meet & greet, transfer to your hotel in Kampala.
Arrive at the hotel & stay at leisure to recuperate from the journey.
Bordering the magnificent Lake Victoria, Uganda’s capital city - Kampala - sprawl out over a series of undulating hills and despite the development, this ‘Garden City’ is known for its tree-lined avenues. This bustling city serves as the commercial hub of the country boasting a blend of African markets, modern skyscrapers, international hotels, bars, and casinos.
It provides an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. Visitors can look forward to learning about the country’s rich and colourful history at the Uganda Museum; enjoying a number of activities on Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake; and visiting the Namugongo Martyrs Shrines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the nearby Mburo National Park to catch a glimpse of local wildlife including hippo, zebra, gazelles, crocodiles, warthog, and a variety of birdlife.
Evening Kampala Walking Tour
Overnight: Fairway Hotel & Spa
A modern boutique hotel set in the heart of Kampala, Fairway Hotel & Spa is conveniently located close to numerous entertainment and dining venues and is a walking distance away from the biggest shopping malls in the city. Accommodation options include Standard, Standard Triple and Executive rooms, each fitted with an LCD TV, Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a coffee-maker, and a kettle. Hotel facilities include two restaurants, a sports club and bar, a fitness centre and a swimming pool. Guests can explore a variety of must-visit venues namely the Kampala Golf Course, the National Theatre, and the National Museum.
Alternate: Speke Resort Munyonyo
Set on the shores of Lake Victoria, just 30 minutes from Kampala City, Speke Resort Munyonyo offers 5-star accommodation in 335 rooms, suites, cottages, apartments, and studios with modern furnishings and all the amenities required to ensure a comfortable stay.
Dining options at the resort include a fine-dining restaurant on the lobby level of the hotel, an alfresco restaurant with fabulous garden and lake views, a buffet-style multi-cuisine restaurant, and a laid-back grill by the lakeside. The Viking Bar offers a great space to relax and socialise and offers a wide range of drinks, hot beverages, and snacks. Other amenities at the hotel include an Olympic-size swimming pool, equestrian centre, gym, and sports facilities.
Sight Seeing Trip to Jinja
Journey Duration: 2-3 Hrs
After breakfast, you will immediately start off your sightseeing trip to Jinja. Enjoy views of the industrial park as this route is composed of factories & plantations (tea & sugarcane). Take a stop at Sezibwa Falls (optional): A Buganda cultural heritage site located in the Mukono district. According to a traditional legend, the two rivers “Sezibwa and Bwanda” were born by a woman on her way to Kavuma – Bukunja.
Many traditional people conduct pilgrimages to this site as they believe it has supernatural powers. Get here & enjoy activities like; rock climbing, nature walks & sightseeing, birding, cultural encounters & storytelling.
After here proceed to:
Mabira Eco forest (optional): Covers an area of 300 sq.km, in Buikwe district, protected as a forest reserve since 1932.
Participate in optional activities like guided nature walks, birding, zip-lining, Ugandan Mangabey trekking, mountain biking & sightseeing.
Prior to your arrival in Jinja, catch a glimpse of manufacturing industries like the Nile Breweries & commercial plantations. Upon arrival check into your prearranged hotel & enjoy your lunch then spend the rest of today at leisure.
Situated on the northern shores of Africa’s largest lake, in southern Uganda, Jinja is the second-largest city in Uganda and is famous for being located at the source of the Nile. The rapids on the Nile make Jinja the white water rafting capital of East Africa. It is also known as the adventure capital of Uganda. While the main attraction is undoubtedly rafting down the Nile, there are also a variety of other adrenaline-filled activities such as: quad biking, bungee jumping, kayaking, and mountain biking and horse riding. Other popular activities include: browsing the colourful Jinja market, viewing the faded grandeur of the crumbling colonial architecture lining the streets and joining a bicycle tour to soak up the spectacularly scenic surroundings.
Morning Visit Sezibwa Falls
Overnight: Nile Village Hotel & Spa
Located in Jinja, on the banks of the majestic Lake Victoria and mighty Nile River you will find a compelling blend of business-like convenience, African hospitality combined with luxurious comfort. Impeccably designed, the Nile Village Hotel & Spa's 30 cottages, suites and apartments offer an unmatched blend of luxury, comfort and style.
These spacious accommodations feature lush fabrics, western conveniences like en suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV's, air-conditioning, fridges and special touches to make sure that you are content and feel at home, at the onsite “taste” restaurant, it’s never one thing! Experience exploding flavours combined with amazing service. Chefs work with local and seasonal products, merging their experience and creativity to surprise your palate.
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A Full Day of Adventure in Jinja
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and go explore the fun activities in the adventure capital of Uganda, starting with:
A Boat cruise to the source of the Nile: Here is yet another opportunity to visit the source of the world’s longest river composed of scenic views & bird watching.
Then get to the historical monuments: Mahatma Ghandi monument: Unveiled by the prime minister of India in 1997, memory of the world’s apostle of peace, killed in 1948.
Speke monument: Commemorates John Hannington Speke, an early explorer who discovered the great river Nile in 1856.
Head to Bujagali falls and explore the various thrilling optional activities to include the following:
• Bungee jumping
• River boarding
• Hydro – speed
• White water rafting
• Quad biking
• Stand-up paddleboarding
And as the sunsets, you will head back to your hotel & relax after the fun day.
Morning Boat cruise to the source of the Nile
Morning Photo opportunity at Gandhi Monument
Morning Visit Jinja Port
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Jinja to Murchison Falls N.P Via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Journey Duration: 5 – 6 Hours
Depart Jinja very early for Murchison Falls National Park. Arrival is foreseen in the afternoon. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Optional): Here is a chance to track the Rhinos in their natural habitat. Thereafter this fun activity, proceed to the park.
Upon entering the park you will drive to the TOP OF THE FALLS, here you will spot a permanent rainbow right from the top as you feel the uproar of the waterfall.
The view is rewarding as it explains why Murchison Falls is famously known as one of the world’s strongest waterfalls. And soon after the splendid experience, you will report to your lodge, check-in, and enjoy your leisure or opt for an evening game drive.
Murchison Falls National Park
Stretching from the shores of Lake Albert, Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda's largest National Park. The Nile River flows through the middle of the park creating the impressive Murchison Falls which is the park’s major attraction.
The landscape features dense rainforest, undulating savannah, and a diversity of abundant wildlife. Visitors can enjoy prime game-viewing along the Buligi Circuit. The forests are home to numerous primates, including Chimpanzees, and near the river, buffalo, elephants and Rothschild-Giraffes can be seen. Other commonly spotted wildlife include lions, antelope, waterbucks, hippos, and crocodiles.
Afternoon Top of the falls
Morning Rhino tracking
Overnight: Pakuba Safari Lodge
Pakuba Safari Lodge is located in North West of Uganda on the Eastern Bank of the Albert Nile. The tastefully furnished rooms offer comfort, style, and serenity. Here you can enjoy a variety of excursions and activities; from exhilarating Safari drives to boat trips along the River Nile, ending at the foot of Murchison Falls. For the more adventurous, one can trek up to the top of the falls and marvel at the views through the mist.
Alternate: Paraa Safari Lodge
Established in 1954, Paraa Safari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is located in the northwest of Uganda overlooking one of nature's best-kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert – here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide and cascades 43 meters below. The earth literally trembles at Murchison Falls - one of the world's most powerful flows of natural water.
Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom.
The safari décor of the lodge still reflects the bygone era of early explorers, enshrined with a modern touch. The luxurious pool overlooks the winding River Nile below, which was the setting for the classic Hollywood movie "The African Queen" (starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart).
Enjoy a variety of excursions and activities; from exhilarating Safari drives to boat trips along the River Nile, ending at the foot of Murchison Falls. For the more adventurous, one can trek up to the top of the falls and marvel at the views through the mist. A variety of ecosystems and an impressive 451 species of birds await.
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks Included
Game Drive & Afternoon Launch Cruise
After an early breakfast, go for a morning game drive through the delta circuit, reputably known for high concentrations of wildlife. This 4 – 5 hour game drive will reward you with stunning views of the savannah and other plant vegetation of the acacia and Borassus palm trees propagated by elephants all the way from Congo.
Expect a wide variety of wildlife including;
Lions, hippos, waterbucks, leopards, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hyenas, oribi, Uganda Kobs, baboons and patas monkeys with many more.
You will also have a stop at the Nile Delta where you will view Hippos cooling off in the water, and have some photos around the banks.
Right after this wildlife experience, drive back to the lodge and enjoy your lunch.
Later in the afternoon, you will have your launch cruise to the BOTTOM OF THE FALLS. In addition to taking you close to the base of the waterfall, the 3-hour launch trip follows a stretch of the Nile with a compelling African atmosphere. Game viewing is excellent where you will expect.
Murchison Falls to Fort Portal
Journey time: 4 - 5 Hrs
Early in the morning, after your breakfast, you will depart for Fort Portal with lunch stopover in Hoima. Upon arrival you will be at leisure as you relax in preparation for Queen Elizabeth National Park journey, or take a quick guided tour of Fort Portal town (optional)
Uganda or the ‘Pearl of Africa’, as it was famously dubbed by Winston Churchill, is characterised by a relatively dry and flat savannah in the north, with verdant mountains in the West, and vast dense and remarkably lush forests in the central region.
The nation is home to an astonishingly diverse range of African wildlife including the highly endangered mountain gorilla which can be found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
A popular spot for wildlife watching is Queen Elizabeth National Park, which hosts four of the Big Five, a flock of flamboyant flamingos and the rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. Outdoor enthusiasts can get their adrenaline fix with plenty of white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, quad biking and horse riding facilities on offer.
Add to this some friendly locals, a burgeoning cultural scene, and a capital city full of lively bars, clubs and restaurants, and it is easy to see why Uganda has gained itself a reputation as 'Africa's friendliest country.
Afternoon Tour Fort Portal town
Evening Visit Nyakasura heritage site
Afternoon Explore Ndali Kasenda Craters
Overnight: Fort Motel
Fort Motel offers boutique hotel accommodation in Fort Portal, Uganda’s gateway town to the Rwenzori Mountains which can be viewed from most rooms of our hotel. A good hotel for business clients and also for leisure travellers, Fort Motel is perfectly located in the prime residential Fort Portal town area. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant overlooking the garden or swimming pool suitable for open-air dining. Fort Motel’s 21 rooms (including the annexe) offer easy access to all the sites in town. All Kabarole area local attractions and activities can be easily done as a day trip from the hotel.
The rooms are just as impressive as the communal areas. Tile floors/carpeted floor support comfortable warm beds and each room boasts a walk-in shower or bathtub with both warm and cold water.
The hotel has a swimming pool, sauna and steam bath. There’s also a mini spa and spa services can be arranged on request.
Natural and local ingredients are used as well as products made with honey, avocados all bought locally from the local village. Friendly professional service is provided, delicious food and cold drinks in a stylish, peaceful environment – all at an affordable price.
Alternate: Mountains of the Moon Hotel
Mountains of the Moon Hotel sits on 15 acres of landscaped gardens with wonderful views of the Rwenzori Mountains, located within walking distance of Fort Portal town and its numerous tourist attractions. The accommodation is an ideal base for tourists interested in a relaxing Crater Lake holiday, exploring Kibale Forest, going chimp trekking, or enjoying safari tours. Guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with internet access, comfortable beds, TVs with DSTV, reading lights, private bathrooms, and storage space. Facilities available to guests staying at the hotel include a wellness centre, swimming pool, gym, sauna, restaurant, bar, and a variety of indoor games such as table tennis, and pool among others.
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Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Journey time: 2 - 3 Hrs
Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for diverse ecosystems which include sprawling Savannah, shady humid forests, sparkling lakes, wetlands, and amazing craters. Ideal for the big game, primate species to include Chimps and over 600 bird species. It has superb scenic views of the Kazinga Channel, the Rwenzori Mountains, and crater lakes which are home to a wide variety of birds.
After an early breakfast start off your journey to ‘’a medley of wonders’’. On arrival after a stopover at the equator, you will head to Katwe Community; discover the local salt mining activities at Lake Katwe, and interact with the locals.
After here, go for lunch at the lodge after checking in.
In the afternoon you will go for a Boat cruise; this is the main activity after lunch where you will spot a number of birds like; the African fish eagle, pelicans, flamingos, Hammerkop, egrets, the African finfoot, pied kingfishers, marabou storks, vultures, kites and many more, together with animals like hippos, buffalos, warthogs, crocodiles, waterbucks and more as most of them visit water and cool off. This boat cruise is spiced up with stunning views of the Mweya peninsular and a local fishing village along the lake shores.
Visit Mweya Museum; after the boat cruise, with this visit, you will learn more about the park's history, animals, physical features (crater lakes formation) together with the park's future prospects. You will later return to your lodge and enjoy sundowner leisure.
Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park
Surrounded by other wonderful parks in the western region of Uganda, the Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its rich biodiversity, wildlife and history. In the southern part of the park, the remote Ishasha sector is home to tree-climbing lions that spend long lazy days dozing in the pretty fig trees. The Uganda Kob, which they watch from the branches, grazes the plains. Around Lake Edward, enjoy fishing and game watching - make sure to look out for chimpanzees, elephants, crocodiles, and perennial and migratory bird species.
Morning Photo opportunity at the Equator
Morning Visit Lake Katwe Salt Works
Afternoon Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Afternoon Bird watching on Kazinga Channel
Evening Mweya Museum
Overnight: Buffalo Safari Lodge
Buffalo Safari Lodge is located at the magical Kazinga Channel 1km off Kasese Mbarara road with spectacular views the Kazinga Channel and the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The resort boasts of a serene environment comprising of spectacular flora and fauna like elephants, buffalos, hippos, warthogs and a variety of bird species all at a glance of an eye. The resort boosts of good and experienced staff, a fully stocked bar and restaurant with a lounge that gives a spectacular view of Lake Rubirizi and Kazinga channel.
Alternate: Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the 'Mountains of the Moon' and overlooks the Kazinga Channel which links two of the Nile's great lakes – Lake George and Lake Edward.
Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors a spectacular experience of luxury in the wilderness. All of the rooms have wonderful views of the channel. The Lodge offers a range of activities and attractions: game drives, boat trips, wildlife viewing, and more.
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, and Lunch
Tea and Coffee Included
Game Drive & Travel Back to Kampala
Journey Duration: 7 - 8 Hours
This morning you will have a fun-filled game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you will not only encounter the beautiful wildlife but also the stunning scenery of craters and the most exquisite Savannah vegetation.
While on your game drive, expect to see;
Half Kampala City Tour & Departure
Journey time: 45mins – 1hr
On this final day of your safari, enjoy a brief tour of Kampala city with visits to; the highlights of the city such as the Buganda palace, Uganda museum, Nakasero market, all the historical monuments, the largest craft village, and temples. You will later be transferred to Entebbe International Airport to check-in for your next home departure flight.
Morning Visit the historical landmarks of Kampala City
Souvenir shopping at the largest craft market
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