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Round Trip - Uganda

Uganda - Adrenaline and Safari

Highlights

  • Discover the Nile River on a boat trip!

  • See the exciting wildlife in the most diverse park in Uganda

  • In the adventure capital Jinja: Bungee jumping above the Nile or white water rafting

  • Feel the magic in Murchison Falls National Park

  • Watch waterbuck, antelope, monkey, and even wild elephants on the wild Nile shore

Description

Come adventure to Africa's pearl! The country's abundance of flora, exquisite wildlife, and incomparable hospitality are just a few reasons as to why Uganda is the pearl of Africa. In Uganda, the adventures of all types are waiting for you! It’s the perfect trip for anyone who needs a lot of space for adrenaline-like activities and doesn’t want to miss the typical African safaris.

Destination

Africa

Entebbe – Jinja – Murchison Falls National Park

Despite its location on the equator, Uganda has a balanced climate. Temperatures are between 60 and 82°F. However, December to February and June to September are the driest months. The dry season in Uganda doesn't mean that there's no rain at all. Instead, there's half as much rainfall as in the rainy season. The months of April and May have the highest rainfall of the year.

Welcome to Entebbe, the former capital of Uganda. Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, your guide will greet you and take you to your guesthouse, which is about 15 to 40 minutes away, depending on traffic. A welcome drink will be waiting for you upon arrival. Take a deep breath and enjoy the scent of Africa— adrenaline-packed adventure, endless savannahs, and freedom await! In Uganda, live the remaining free mountain gorillas. In addition to gorilla walks, chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions, and the Murchison Falls are among the unique natural experiences that you shouldn’t miss on any Uganda tour.

Travel time Entebbe Airport - Entebbe Guesthouse: approx. ten minutes / about three miles

One night at The Boma Guesthouse**** or Karibu Guesthouse**** with breakfast in a Standard Room, Entebbe, Uganda

Today, you will drive to Jinja early in the morning because it's the perfect starting point for all of the different adventures offered in Uganda. Get to know Uganda off the beaten path! Lake Victoria is the starting point of the Nile River's long journey to the Mediterranean, a paradise for any adventurer, and the perfect place to enjoy spectacular sunsets against the impressive river landscapes. Jinja is a few miles downriver from "The Spring." This spring is where the Nile begins its 3,900-mile journey to the Mediterranean, and where it divides into many channels. For many generations, Budhagali has been a sacred site for the Busoga people and a place where you will see traditional healers. Others also come to the riverbanks to make sacrifices for the holy spirits who live by the river. In Jinja, you have the chance to visit the source of the Nile (included) and the place where Speke became the first European to see the Nile Spring in 1862. If time permits, drive through the town of Jinja! Jinja is the adrenaline capital of East Africa, offering optional activities include fishing, bungee jumping, quad biking, boat trips, a nostalgic African Queen Cruise, or kayaking.

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Travel time Entebbe - Jinja: approx. two-three hours / about 30 miles

Two nights at 2 Friends Guest House*** with half board in a Standard Room, Jinja, Uganda

The adventure starts in the early morning hours. Cruise over the world-famous rapids of the Nile River on a half-day white water rafting tour or dive off a bridge during a bungee jumping experience above the Nile. You can choose one of the two experiences according to your wishes. White water rafting is one of Uganda's popular activities, and well-organized rafting companies guarantee excellent safety regulations. The experience includes modern safety equipment and plenty of time to practice your maneuvers on the river before you go into the water. The breathtaking experience is captured on camera and filmed by kayaks paddling next to you during your adrenaline adventure. Optional activities such as horseback riding, kayaking, and sunset boat rides can also be booked.

Travel time: One hour to the various activities

Today drive to Murchison Falls National Park, a protected area that spans over 43,000 square feet. In contrast to the national parks in Kenya or South Africa, this is less crowded and has preserved the authentic feeling of Africa. It’s not only the largest national park in Uganda but perhaps also the most varied! At the top of the magnificent waterfalls, there may be a few species of animals, but at the foot of the falls, there are crocodiles and well-known mammal species.

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If time permits, stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a reintroduction program that has successfully bred over a dozen white rhinos and is the only place in Uganda where you can see them.

Murchison Falls National Park is home to 76 mammal species and 451 bird species. The Nile that flows through the park is home to numerous Nile crocodiles, hippos, and the Sitatunga antelope. Lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, the Rothschild giraffe, warthogs, the big forest hog, Uganda kob, topi, and water buffalo are just a few of the species that you may see. If time allows, hike to the viewpoint at the top of the falls and feel the power of the Nile. It narrows under your feet from half a mile to just 23 feet and plummets 147 feet.

Travel time Jinja - Murchison Falls National Park: approx. six-seven hours / about 180 miles

Two nights at Murchison River Lodge*** with full board in a Thatched Cottage, Murchison National Park, Uganda

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Enjoy your breakfast before leaving for an earlier game drive. Your guide will drive you over Lake Albert and the Nile Delta. Murchison Falls National Park is known for its fantastic wildlife viewing: e.g., elephants, antelopes, giraffes, and buffaloes. With a bit of luck, you will see all of these animals! Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure through the diverse national park? Drive through the savannahs, typical of Africa, and see the dry forest, hilly grasslands, and mysterious swamps. In the afternoon, we have an exciting boat trip planned that will take you past the large Nile crocodiles that sunbathe themselves on the banks of the waterfalls. From here, enjoy a fantastic view of the rushing waterfalls. It's best to enjoy the ride with a refreshing drink in hand. On both sides of the shore, you will see many exotic birds! Also, keep your eyes peeled for the numerous hippos, crocodiles, and bathing elephants that live near the Nile!

Please note that your day is flexible. You're encouraged to discuss the program with your guide if you want to switch the boat and game drive times.

After breakfast, you will start your drive back to Entebbe. On the way, stop for a leisurely picnic lunch! Your guide will accompany you to your guesthouse in Entebbe, where you will spend your last night in Uganda.

Travel time Murchison Falls National Park - Entebbe: approx. six-seven hours / about 180 miles

One day at The Boma Guesthouse**** or Karibu Guesthouse**** with breakfast in a Standard Room, Entebbe, Uganda

Even though it’s your last day in Africa, the adventure will continue! Leave your bags in the dayroom of your accommodation, enjoy your last breakfast in Africa, and visit the Botanical Garden (inclusive). The Entebbe Botanical Garden is on the shores of Lake Victoria and home to the black and white colobus monkeys, hornbills, and many other birds. Do you feel like driving to one of the islands in Lake Victoria? Then Ngamba Island is the perfect optional experience that you can book with us. Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, you can reach this island by boat in about 30-40 minutes. The island offers day trips, or overnight trips are for unique opportunities to observe the 49 orphaned chimpanzees.

The Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust NGO is responsible for all aspects of the Ngamba Island enclosure.

Depending on the time of the flight, your guide will take you to the airport and say goodbye. We hope you enjoyed a memorable vacation in Uganda.

The Boma Guesthouse****, Entebbe, Uganda (2 nights)

The beautiful Boma Guesthouse nestles in a charming tropical ridge just outside the center of Entebbe. The 15 rooms are distinctively decorated in a cozy African style and offer a beautiful view of the garden. The beds come equipped with mosquito nets. The rooms also have a veranda, bathroom, TV, and safe. Wi-Fi is available in the main building.

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Karibu Guesthouse****, Entebbe, Uganda (2 nights)

Karibu Guesthouse is about ten minutes from the international airport in Entebbe. The seven cozy rooms are all individually designed, each with an attached bathroom, shower, and comfortable beds with mosquito nets. At the restaurant, try their freshly prepared African dishes seasoned with a Mediterranean touch.

2Friends Guest House****, Jinja, Uganda (2 nights)

The guesthouse is about a 10-minute walk from the Jinja city center, and close to the Nile Spring. All rooms have a private bathroom with a shower and toilet, as well as internet and satellite TV. The rooms’ lovingly decorated interior includes African art and radiates a warm atmosphere. At the pool, cool off on hot summer days by taking a refreshing dip. At the breakfast buffet, there’s a rich selection of fresh fruit, potatoes, fresh bread, eggs, and homemade jam.

Murchison River Lodge***, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (2 nights)

The Murchison River Lodge is on the south bank of the Nile River, ideally situated so you can enjoy views of hippos herds, Papyrus Islands, and Murchison National Park. The lodge opened in 2011 and offers comfortable safari tents and family cottages. Accessible via steps, the cottages have a hammock and sofa to relax. The main building includes the lodge’s bar and restaurant, as well as the beautiful terrace overlooking Murchison National Park and the river.

Duration of the trip: 7 days / 6 nights

Including

  • Six nights at the accommodation mentioned according to the program

  • Meals according to the program

  • Transfer from/to the airport

  • Welcome drink upon arrival

  • Transfer to Jinja

  • Bungee jumping over the Nile or white water rafting

  • Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

  • Transfer to the guest house in Entebbe

  • Boat trip on the Nile

  • Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park

  • Entrance fees to the national park

  • Free mineral water in the vehicle while driving

  • Safari vehicle and gasoline

Excluding

  • International flight

  • Meals and drinks that are not included in the scope of services

  • Visa, if required

  • Optional excursions and tours

  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips

  • Insurance

Services & Notes

  • Please note that the choice of accommodation depends on availability.

  • The course of the program may vary due to weather and road conditions, organizational arrangements, rules by authorities, etc.

  • On request, you can book this trip with our budget or luxury accommodation.

  • Please note that the price is based on two people. If there are more people, we will reduce the starting price.

  • The safari vehicle is available for transfers to the bungee or rafting activities. If you are traveling in a group that will split up for the two different experiences, a taxi is required. It will cost around $10 one way per person.

Additional experiences

Chimpanzee Tracking

  1. Per person from 148 € excl. Flight
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Horseback Riding on the Nile

  1. Per person from 40 € excl. Flight
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