Gorillas And White Water Rafting- Source Of The Nile Safari

This trip will start and end in Kampala.

5 Days Gorillas And White Water Rafting- Source Of The Nile Safari

This 5 Days Gorillas and White water rafting / source of the Nile Safari will take you to see the source of the River Nile in Jinja city and amazing white water rafting experience on River Nile and later travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National for the gorilla trekking. Jinja is known as the source of the longest river in the world and it is known as a tourism city with a lot of tourist attractions and activities that you can explore. Explore the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you can go and see one of the habituated gorilla families. This trip will start and end in Kampala. Or it can as well start from Kigali and end in Kampala what you need to do is to tell us your option and we shall go by your travel demands.

5 Days Gorillas and White water rafting- source of the Nile Safari highlight

Day 1: Pick and drive to Jinja city for white water rafting

Day 2: White water rafting experience and transfer back to Kampala

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 5: Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe international airport for flight out

What to expect from the safari? 

  • Seeing the engendered mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park
  • Touring the source of the Nile on a boat cruise
  • White water rafting on river Nile
  • Driven by an English professional guide

 Detailed itinerary 

Day 1: Pick up from the Entebbe International airport and transfer to Jinja

Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport. You will meet and greet our professional safari guide that will take you throughout this 5 Days Gorillas and White water rafting/source of the Nile Safari and he will brief you on your trip. Depending on your time or interests, you may decide to take a short city tour of Kampala at the Uganda Museum or at the Uganda martyrs shrine before you proceed to Jinja city. The journey to Jinja city will take you through the Mabira forest, the only tropical rain forests and biggest in central Uganda, and see several roadside markets before you are ushered into Jinja city for a short tour and then you go to your short Jinja city.

Point of stop: Jinja tourism city 

Journey time: Approximately two hours (2 hours)

Lodging options: Wild waters Lodge (Luxury), the Source of Nile Hotel (midrange), and Pearl on the Nile Hotel (Standard)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

Day 2: White water rafting In Jinja city

After a fantastic night, wake up early in the morning and enjoy your breakfast, get ready for the sunrise boat that will take you to the source of the Nile in Jinja. Jinja is regarded as a city with alit of tourist attractions and its where the river Nile has its source. River Nile is the longest river in the world fulfilling your adventure expectations. A boat ride will lead you to the source and you will spend about one hour for this source of the Nile tours. After, you will head to Kalangala falls for the most adventurous activity, call it white water rafting which starts with a briefing. Thereafter, you will be able to go into the waters and start your white water rafting on the longest river in the world. Enjoy the raft over the best grade five rapids offering leap and drops as you enjoy the spectacular views of the bush and forested islands and the sparkling sound of the water over the falls. Wooden canoes operated by the local people will also be seen as most of the locals will come close to enjoy the best of white water rafting and this one of the best adventures that you will ever have. After, you can return to Kampala city for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Point of stop: Kampala Capital city 

Journey time: Approximately two hours (2 hours)

Accommodation options: Skyz Hotel (Luxury)/ Fairway Hotel (Mid-range), and Forest cottages (standard)

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

From your hotel in Kampala, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park found in the southwestern part of Uganda. You will make some stopovers to stretch your muscles or in case you see anything interesting on the road, you’re free to tell your safari guide to stop and he will do it as you enjoy your Uganda primate’s safari journeyYou will make a stopover at the equator line at Kayabwe for photo moments and then another stopover at Igongo cultural center for lunch before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The journey is quite long with interesting scenes of the Kigezi rolling hills, bypassing the local community members as they are doing their daily activities of gardening, grazing long-horned especially in Mbarara and Ankole cattle corridor and thereafter, you will arrive late in the evening to check-in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately eight to nine hours (8-9)

Accommodation /lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury) |Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After taking your breakfast, with your packed lunch ready, you will now embark on the unique gorilla trekking safari in the jungle. This experience will make you meet and endangered mountain gorillas in their natural world which is so rewarding, you will starting the gorilla trekking experience at the park headquarters for a briefing where you will be given instructions to follow while in the forest enjoying the gorilla trek. Here, you will also be allocated the gorilla family to trek and that’s why it important that you inform your guide about the interest of the gorilla family that you would like to trek such that you can be considered when allocating the gorilla families.it will be a great moment for you to spend time with these endangered mountain gorillas in their natural environment. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park may last between 30 minutes three hours and thus you need to prepare for this journey. You will spend only one hour with the habituated gorilla family as you enjoy the family while observing their activities such as feeding and learn more about these animals including what do they do and what they like. Feel free to ask your ranger guide and you will get enough explanation. After, this you will be guided back to the starting point and get a certificate and then go to the loges relax, dinner, and overnight at your lodge.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury) |Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard)

Meal plan: Full board

Day 5: Return to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

After breakfast, in the morning, you will receive your packed lunch and then drive to Kampala or Entebbe international airport for your flight and this marks the final moments of your This 5 Days Gorillas and White water rafting/source of the Nile Safari

Includes

  • Full board accommodation for 4 nights
  • Bottled water in the vehicle for the whole trip
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Ground transpiration
  • Any other expense related to personal
  • Free sanitizers and face masks
  • The services of the English speaking guide

Excludes;

  • Insurance
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Porter
  • Extras at the lodge such as laundry, drinks, and telephones
  • Visa

What to pack for this 5 Days Gorillas and White water rafting/source of the Nile Safari includes

  • The waterproof hiking boots
  • You need to pack a camera
  • A sweater,
  • Rain jacket
  • Insect repellant
  • Long-sleeved shirt or T-shirts with waterproof trousers
  • Sunglasses and a hat to protect you from sunshine.

Bwindi Forest National Park Gorilla trekking regions

Bwindi in penetrable Forest National park has got 4 sectors/regions where gorilla trekking takes place. Each section has got habituated gorilla family that can be visited and seen by tourists. The sectors include Ruhija that is found on the eastern side of the Bwindi Forest, we Buhoma in the northern part of Bwindi forest national park, while Rushaga and Nkuringo gorilla trekking sectors found in the southern part of Bwindi Forest. All the above gorilla trekking sectors have got at least 4 habituated gorilla families available for gorilla trekking

Price of a gorilla permit in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

The price for a mountain gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi and Mgahinga national park is at United States Dollars 700 for foreign non-residents, then United States Dollars 600 for foreign residents residing in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Rwanda. While for the East African Citizens they will be reacquired to pay Uganda shillings 250,000 for East African citizens of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Southern Sudan. If you are a foreign non-resident you must prove this by showing off your copies of the national Identicard and the working permit. compared to Rwanda, the price for gorilla trekking in Uganda is relatively cheaper and competitive compared to gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda where a gorilla trekking permit goes to United States Dollars 1500 per person per trek making Rwanda the most expensive gorilla trekking destination in the region

Allocating gorilla permits in Bwindi National Park

You should know that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has got 4 sectors where gorilla tracking safaris are conducted. The gorilla trekking permits are also issued based on the regions of the park and therefore gorilla trekking permits are sold per region hence it is important that you get to know if the permits are available for the particular sector or region that you would like to trek. Therefore if you book the gorilla families for Ruhija then it means that these are gorillas that you will trek and this also calls for you to have a choose accommodation facility near to the region where your trekking the gorillas from. You can contact us for more information about gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Getting to Bwindi for our 5 Days Gorillas and White water rafting/source of the Nile Safari

Bwindi forest national park can be accessed from Entebbe international airport or Kigali international airport in Uganda. Getting to Bwindi Forest National Park via Kigali international airport is so easiest and shortest route as it will take you about 4 to 5 hours to reach the park through Katuna or Cyanika borders between Uganda and Rwanda. Our professional drivers will pick you from Kigali international airport or at the hotel where you slept and traverse with you through the city of Kigali and then start the cross country journey and have your lunch in Kisoro for lunch and a night and then wakeup for gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest park. However, visitors can use 8 to 9 hours to arrive from Entebbe international airport to Bwindi Park with good interesting stopovers. You can as well opt to fly from Entebbe international airport/Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro airstrip which is about two hours Aerolink Uganda limited operated flights in addition to other chartered flights such as that land at Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip and then use an airport transfer to your hotel.

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