6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Jinja City Tour

6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Jinja City Tour starts and ends in Kampala City with a Kampala City tour. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be picked up by our Professional and Experienced tour Guide who will take you through Kampala City to Jinja City where you spend your night.

On the way to Jinja you will have a stop-over at Mabira rain-forest and then drive to Source of the Nile in Jinja for an Adventure safari.

On the second day, you will go for white water rafting and horse riding at the source of the Nile. On the third day, you will transfer from Jinja City to Bwindi Impenetrable forest park by road, the main activity in Bwindi forest is Gorilla tracking tour after which you will go to Lake Mburo National park for a game drive, game viewing, and boat cruise.

On the last day, you will drive back to Kampala with a stop-over at Uganda Equator in Kayabwe and Igongo Cultural Center. Then go for a Kampala City tour.

6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Jinja City Tour: Safari Day by Day

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe International Airport.

You will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Jinja for overnight Jinja Nile resort. BB

Day 2: Water Rafting/ Quad Biking/Bungee Jumping/Horse Riding

After breakfast, there are a number of optional activities in Jinja, for example, you can set off for water rafting on the most popular falls in Uganda, the Itanda falls.

These rapids go about 10km downriver of the source of the Nile which has turned it to be one of the best spots for water rafting and kayaking.

You may go bungee jumping and get to know what it means to let out your heart or horse riding or quad biking.

Jinja is so much full of adventure that one cannot be bored in any way. This is really adventurous safari indeed.  Dinner and overnight as above.

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Depart from Jinja, stopover at the Equator, famous spot for photography. For the rest of the journey view the long-horned Ankole cattle, papyrus acacia woodlands and terraced landscape of Kigezi high lands on your way to Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Lunch at Igongo cultural center. Dinner and overnight at Silverback lodge. FB

Day 4: The Magical Encounter with the Gorillas!

After an early breakfast and briefing from the guide, set off for the gorilla trekking in the Forest Sanctuary, the activity starts at 8.00 am. You need to carry packed lunch, rain jacket and jungle boots.

The rangers will provide you with walking sticks and your driver will ensure that you have enough drinking water.  The time taken to find the gorillas depends on the movements of these marvelous primates.

An encounter with an earth-shaking 350-pound silverback or baby gorilla is an unforgettable experience! Dinner and overnight at as above.

Day 5: Lake Mburo national park

Drive to Lake Mburo National park. Arrive in time for a boat ride on the Lake. The presence of Lake Mburo within the park is a blessing worth mentioning.

The lake is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species which will be viewed clearly as you are on the boat trip. Expect to see hippopotami and birds like African Finfoot, Pelicans, Black Crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle; you may also sight the rare Shoebill Stork.

You can opt to take on a short nature walk after the boat ride. All these will furnish your visit with pride. Dinner and overnight, stay at Mburo safari lodge. FB

Day 6: Game drive

After an early breakfast, take on a morning game drive. Lake Mburo National Park is a very special place; every part of it is alive with variety, interest and color.

It contains an extensive wetland. You are likely to see elands, impalas, waterbucks, warthogs, topis, and zebras. Thereafter transfer to Entebbe for your flight.

Safari Highlights

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe International Airport.

Day 2: Water Rafting/ Quad Biking/Bungee Jumping/Horse Riding

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 4: The Magical Encounter with the Gorillas!

Day 5: Lake Mburo national park

Day 6: Game drive

Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari

What You Need on the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Jinja City Tour

Just like Rwenzori Mountain hiking, Gorilla trekking also requires specialized items when trekking the gorillas for effective and swift movements;

Water:

Gorilla trekking can be very tedious and you need to refill your “tank” as the trek goes on. It is advisable to park a few water filtration tablets before you come for the trek.

Boots:

You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes. Sometimes it rains during the trek, so skid proof shoes can come in handy as they will bring about a good deal of fulfillment.

Rain Jacket:

You are advised to carry rain jacket because it rains very often in Bwindi impenetrable forest.

Snack:

You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest

Trouser and shirts:

Bwindi forest is covered with thick undergrowth, therefore light trousers and long-sleeved shirts are advised. This is to protect you from bruises and scratches from the undergrowth!

Socks:

You will have to tuck in the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.

Gloves:

You will need Garden gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves etc. and some can be thorny. Therefore, these gloves will do you a great deal to protect you from harm and body injuries!

Camera:

Carry a good camera (no flash) to capture this lifetime experience!

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