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$300 Day Trips & Excursions

1 Day Jinja and Source of the Nile Tour

Pick up from your place of residence as early as 8:00 A.M, and travel to Jinja, our first stop over is the Sezibwa falls. Sezibwa Falls is a 45 minutes drive from Kampala and is located on Jinja Road after Mukono town. It is a wonderful place for a nature walk, birding, picnics, a limited hike to the top of the falls and the cultural worship grounds with their lush greenery grounds which are suitable for camping with sound of the falls in the background.After Sezibwa falls we proceed to the Mabira forest walk, which starts from form the Mabira rain forest lodge. During this walk one gets to view and appreciate the lush greenery growing luxuriantly and hear the most authentic bird songs and sounds as they chatter in the top and canopies of this rain forest and if fortunate one get to see the elusive monkeys.Proceed with After the nature walk in the Mabira forest we pass via the Owen Falls Dam and then proceed to Jinja town for lunch. Apart from the delicious meals, Jinja town possesses one of the best views of the source of the Nile and the railway.After lunch, take a short tour around Jinja town, we start from the Jinja railway stations and see the railway line that connects Uganda to Kenya and view the diesel locomotives. We proceed to the Hindu temple which has a bronze statue of Gandhi and visit the golf course which possesses very beautiful view of the Nile and Lake Victoria.Conclusion of Jinja city tour To end the day, go for a boat ride to visit the actual point where the source of River Nile starts from and view the Speke monument where John Speke stood when he discover the source of the longest river in the world. Also get to see a number of water birds in the isolated tiny islands on the lake and then board the car and drive back to Kampala/residence.The Safari package for Jinja city tour includes:-Transport -En-route lunch -Entrances fees to various sites-A boat rides to the source of the Nile --Guide/Driver AllowanceThe Safari package for Jinja city tour Exclusions:The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare Uganda Visa Luxury drinks Laundry Tips to local guides Telephone Porter fee while touring Personal insurance Personal shopping bills and cigarettes.

$1350 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6 Days Uganda Safari in Murchison Falls and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks

Tour ItineraryDay 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls Head off to Murchison Falls National Park starting in Kampala via Bombo road that should take you about 5 hours. On your way, you will see the legendary Luweero triangle, today is a small town with a trading center recognized for its agonizing past during Obote’s regime. Continue and branch off at Masindi Hotel for lunch. You will pass through Budongo forest and Kaniyo Pabidi. When you reach the park, drive directly to the Top of the falls, such a pretty site for appreciating the mighty River Nile and the most powerful rush of water anywhere in the world behind.  Camp or lodge at Sambiya Lodge (budget)Day 2: Game drives & Launch cruise Set off for an early game view drive on the Northern Delta Nile. Lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi and baboons are some of the animals you will spot. Soon you can take a launch cruise on the Murchison falls in about two hrs. Spot schools of some of the largest hippos and crocodiles, small herds of buffalo. There is rich birdlife on the papyrus banks, watch out for the shoebill stork, the most sought after bird in Africa. Go to the Top of the falls, such a lovely scene for viewing the fall, park as well taking lunch or relaxing. Camp or lodge at Sambiya Lodge (budget)Day 3: Transfer from Murchison falls to Kibale forest After morning breakfast, transfer from Murchison falls to kibale forest national park with spectacular views of the rift valley, great Lake Albert, the Rwenzori ranges, the beautiful Lakes George and Edward, generally the western Albertine rift valley environment. Dinner and overnight at Crater safari LodgeDay 4: kibale to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park You will have an early and trasnfer to Bwindi impenetrabel forets national paerk with lunch enroute at Igongo cultural centre in Mbarara. You will reach in the evening having dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort (luxury)Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Take an early morning breakfast, head to the park office headquarters with packed lunch for an inevitable briefing ready to trek for the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forests. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 3-5 hours. If you are still energetic, in the evening, head for a brief nature walk to the Batwa community. Also available are curio shops, drinking joints, a children’s school among others. You can try the other option being Munyanja river trail, where you can see the waterfalls and an array of bird life plus more primates. Return to Gorilla Resort (luxury)Day 6: Depart to Kampala

$980 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Days Murchison falls and Jinja trip

Day 1: Arrival in UgandaYou will be met at the airport by our safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel reserved for you in Kampala. Dinner and overnight will be at Forest Cottages Day 2: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park You will have an early breakfast and be driven to the Murchison Falls National Park through Malinda town. Along the way you will visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you will have a guided nature walk to track the Rhinos. You will proceed to Masindi town where you will have your lunch after which you will enter the Park via the Kichumbanyobo gate and visit the Top of the falls, the spot from which the park gets its name.  At the top of the waterfalls, you will observe the River Nile squeezing itself in a 7 meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river whose water banks are swarmed with a profusion of water and land animals as well as birds. You will have dinner and overnight at the Parkside Safari Lodge Day 3: Game drive and boat launch In the morning you will have breakfast before going for a game drive in the park’s Northern area to see the big 5 including Buffaloes, Lions, Elephants, and if fortunate even see a Leopard. Other animals you will see include: Rothschild giraffes, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Waterbuck, plus a great diversity of other Antelopes in large numbers. At lunchtime you will return to the lodge and later in the afternoon go for the thrilling launch cruise down the Nile. You will sail close to the bottom of the falls and on this cruise you will see various birds, numerous hippos and giant crocodiles plus some other animals grazing close to the banks. If fortunate, you may see the uncommon shoe bill stork plus various other bird species within this area. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight Parkside Safari Lodge. Day 4: Transfer to Jinja You will after breakfast, set off for Jinja to visit the source of the Nile, Africa’s longest river. You will arrive in the early evening and relax at your lodge until dinner time and overnight Paradise Hotel Jinja  Day 5: Boat cruise  in Jinja and transfer to Kampala You will after breakfast have a brief drive through this historical town after which you will visit the source of the Nile and explore it by boat. You will then spend the rest of the day, late afternoon will you will relocate back to your hotel in Kampala or to the Airport for your departure flight.

$190 Day Trips & Excursions

1 Day Jinja source of the River Nile tour

The The Nile Source TourOverviewThe Nile Source tour is for those who are already in the country either as foreign residents, visitors who have flown in for business and meetings, or citizens who want to enjoy the tourist attractions of their country as part of their holiday to unwind. You will visit the source of the Nile River and finish with a visit to the historical town of Jinja.The Nile Source Tour HighlightsMabira forestThe Nile SourceTour of Jinja townThe Nile Source Tour ItineraryOur guide will pick you at 7.00am from where you are residing and drive you to Jinja in the eastern part of the country. You will have a brief stopover at Mabira Forest, the largest remaining tropical forest in Central Uganda and continue to the source of the Nile in Jinja. You will visit the source of the Nile and explore it by boat and later have a brief drive through this historical town before  going for lunch and drinks, Later set off for a brief tour of the historical town of Jinja. You will drive back to Kampala in the late afternoon.

$313 Day Trips & Excursions

Mabira Forest and Jinja Guided Day Tour from Kampala

Your guide will collect you at 7am from the hotel and drive you through the beautiful capital of Uganda (Kampala City) and head to Jinja to explore your Imagination and test your adventure spirit in this one full day trip 50km from Kampala. En route expect to see beautiful tea and sugar plantations in Lugazi. In Jinja, visit the source of the Nile, Bijagali falls. Experience the cool breeze at the source of the longest river in Africa. Lunch is taken after a fantastic mid morning boat ride and or bungee jump, or grade 5 white water drive. (optional) Also expect to see cultural performance with the Basoga dance groups. On your return journey there is stop at Mabira Forest where bird watchers will delight in the fantastic array of bird life among the acacia. After the activities, proceed with the journey to Kampala arriving late in the evening. This tour can be done any time of the year.

$3999.20 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Ultimate East Africa

Beginning in Nairobi, with its convenient international airport, this 22-day African adventure offers up the prizes of Uganda before heading east towards the beaches of Zanzibar. Enjoy wildlife safari drives across the Serengeti and trek through remote forests for an incredible encounter with mountain gorillas in their own habitat. Travel aboard our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping along the way will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Our certified CEO will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your camera’s shutter working overtime. This trip will truly leave an impression on you for the rest of your life!