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Round Trip - Uganda

Uganda - Adrenaline and Safari

Highlights

  • Discover the Nile River on an exciting boat trip

  • Observe the unique wildlife in Uganda’s most diverse national park

  • Jinja is the country’s adventure capital: 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 why Uganda is the pearl of Africa. In Uganda, adventures of all types are waiting for you! It’s the perfect trip for adrenaline fanatics and African safari lovers.

Destination

Africa

Entebbe – Jinja – Murchison Falls National Park

Uganda has a balanced climate despite its location on the equator. Temperatures are between 16 and 28°C. 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, but rather half as much rainfall than 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. Take a deep breath and enjoy the new scents that surround you. Uganda is full of adrenaline-packed adventure, endless savannahs, and boundless opportunities! Discover the endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions, and the Murchison Falls during Uganda’s famous gorilla trek.

Travel time Entebbe Airport - Entebbe Guesthouse: about 10 minutes / approx. 4.5 km

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. 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 kilometers downriver from "The Spring." This spring is where the Nile begins its 6,300-kilometer journey to the Mediterranean and 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 will also visit 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: about 2-3 hours / approx. 50 km

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

Wake up early for another adventurous day! Cruise over the Nile River’s world-famous rapids on a half-day white water rafting tour or dive off a bridge during a bungee jumping experience above the Nile. The choice is up to you!

White water rafting is one of Uganda's popular activities. Our partnership with only the best rafting companies guarantees excellent safety regulations. The experience includes modern safety equipment and plenty of time to practice your maneuvers before head off into the water. The breathtaking experience is captured on camera and filmed by kayaks paddling next to you! You can also book optional activities such as horseback riding, kayaking, and sunset boat rides.

Travel time: One hour to the various activities

Today, you will drive to Murchison Falls National Park, a protected area that spans over 4,000 square meters. Uganda’s largest national park preserves the authentic African spirit and has a diverse world waiting to be discovered! At the top of the magnificent waterfalls, you will see many animal species, including crocodiles and other mammals, also at the foot of the falls.

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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. It’s the only place in Uganda where you can see them up close!

Murchison Falls National Park is home to 76 mammal species and 451 bird species. Since the Nile River flows through the park, it’s home to numerous Nile crocodiles, hippos, and the Sitatunga antelope. Lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, the Rothschild giraffe, warthogs, the forest hog, Uganda kob, topi, and water buffalo are just a few of the species that you may see. If you have time, hike to the top of the falls’ viewpoint and soak in the mighty Nile River. It narrows under your feet from half a kilometer to just seven meters and plummets 45 meters.

Travel time Jinja - Murchison Falls National Park: about 6-7 hours / approx. 290 km

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

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Enjoy a delicious breakfast before leaving for an early game drive. Your guide will drive you over Lake Albert and the Nile Delta. Murchison Falls National Park is known for its fantastic wildlife, such as 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 typical African savannahs and notice its dry forest, hilly grasslands, and mysterious swamps. In the afternoon, we have an exciting boat trip planned to take you past the large Nile crocodiles that sunbathe on the waterfalls’ banks. With a refreshing drink in hand, enjoy the breathtaking views of the rushing waterfalls, exotic birds, and other animals such as hippos, crocodiles, and bathing elephants!

Please note that your day is flexible. We encourage you to tailor your day with your guide 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: about 6-7 hours / approx. 290 km

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 your accommodation’s dayroom. Before you leave, you will enjoy your last breakfast in Africa and visit the Botanical Garden (included). The Entebbe Botanical Garden is on Lake Victoria's shores and home to the black and white colobus monkeys, hornbills, and many other birds. Do you want to visit one of the islands in Lake Victoria? Then Ngamba Island is the perfect optional day trip 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. Run by the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust NGO, guests will have the opportunity to observe the 49 orphaned chimpanzees during unique overnight trips.

Depending on your flight's time, 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 (Two nights)

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

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

The guest house 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 and 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. There’s a rich selection of fresh fruit, potatoes, fresh bread, eggs, and homemade jam at the breakfast buffet.

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

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 and a 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 program's course 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 USD one way per person.

Additional experiences

Uganda - Up close with the gorillas

  1. 4 days, vehicle, per person from 1.838 € excl. Flight
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Chimpanzee Tracking

  1. Per person from 148 € excl. Flight
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Horseback riding in Lake Mburo National Park

  1. Per person from 40 € excl. Flight
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