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Jinja: Two-Day Rafting, Horse Riding, Quad Biking Adventure

1. Jinja: Two-Day Rafting, Horse Riding, Quad Biking Adventure

Begin the experience with an early-morning departure from your accommodation in Kampala, Entebbe, or Jinja. Make a pit stop at the popular Namawojjolo road market for a taste of Uganda's most loved travel snack, roasted plantain and roast chicken. Continue on until arriving at Mabira Forest for 1.5 hours of zip lining. Proceed to Jinja and enjoy 1.5 hours of horseback riding along the banks of the Nile. Head to a popular lakeside restaurant for a lunch consisting of Jinja's signature dish of deep-fried tilapia and fries. In the afternoon, set off for 1.5 hours of quad biking through local villages along the banks of the Nile. Head to the hotel to check in and relax. Opt for a mini walking tour of Jinja town and the local bars in the early evening. Enjoy dinner and an overnight at a decent, mid-range hotel. Wake up for included breakfast at the hotel and depart for the preferred aquatic activity. Choose between a full-day, grade-5 whitewater rafting experience, or any two half-day activities, including kayaking, Nile tubing, or Nile bugging. Enjoy an included lunch and evening snack, as well as one beer, throughout the day. Return to Kampala or Entebbe in the late afternoon.

From Entebbe or Kampala: 5-Day Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour

2. From Entebbe or Kampala: 5-Day Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour

Day 1: Leave Entebbe and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Depart in the morning after breakfast and drive south-westwards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is best known for its Mountain Gorillas, primate presence and spectacular bird population. En route, you will have a short stop at the Equator for an educational talk as well as a photographic opportunity. The journey then continues to Mbarara where there will be a stopover stop for lunch. After lunch, drive on wards; a drive that will take you through Uganda’s rolling green hills through the highlands, also known as the ‘Switzerland of Uganda’ before making the final journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the mountain gorilla. Check in at your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: B L D Lodge: Bakiga Lodge Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park Following the morning breakfast, depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. Meal plan: B L D Lodge: Bakiga Lodge Day 3: Bwindi National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park Today you will leave Bwindi National Park for Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular! You will arrive at your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Meal plan: B L D Lodge: Marafiki safari Lodge/ Bush Lodge Day 4: Chimps Trek in Kalinzu Forest & boat safari on the Kazinga channel After early breakfast, depart to Kalinzu Forest for the chimpanzee trekking. Return to the lodge for lunch and then go on the afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: B L D Lodge: Marafiki Safari Lodge/ Bush Lodge Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park- Entebbe Very early in the morning before dawn, you will wake up to have a cup of coffee or a glass of water/ juice then proceed for an early morning game drive. This game drive will take you through the Kasenyi track and the queens’ mile in the park and will reward you with animals like Lions, elephants, hyenas, Giant forest hogs, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Hyenas, civets, aardvarks, Leopards, and many more. After the game drive, you will drive back to your accommodation for late breakfast and then, later on, drive to Entebbe to reach in the evening. Meal plan: B L

Uganda: 10-Day Comprehensive Safari Experience

3. Uganda: 10-Day Comprehensive Safari Experience

Day 1 Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, then be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Kampala. Enjoy a city walking tour if you arrive before 12:00 PM local time, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included on your first day. Day 2 Depart for your first destination, the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Afterward, head to Murchison Falls National Park. Hike to the top of Murchison Falls followed by dinner and an overnight stay at a 3-star safari lodge. Day 3 After breakfast, embark on a morning game drive. Spot 4 of the Big Five game species, lion, water buffalo, leopard, and elephants. Enjoy an afternoon boat trip on the River Nile where you may spot hippos, Nile crocodiles, buffalo, and several bird species. Later, go on an evening predator game drive. Day 4 Enter Kibale Forest National Park for a 7-hour scenic drive through local villages and towns. In the evening, rest up at a forest camp. Day 5 Embark on a day of tracking chimpanzees and other primates. See species including Grey-cheeked mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, and L'hoest's monkeys. In the afternoon drive, through Queen Elizabeth National Park. Day 6 Head out on a morning game drive through the Kasenyi plains where you will spot elephants, buffalo, kobs, warthogs, waterbuck, and potentially some leopards and lions. After lunch take a leisurely cruise on the Kazinga channel. Day 7 Depart for Bwindi National Park with a game drive through the Ishasha sector (home of the tree-climbing lions). Arrive at the Bwindi Forest in the afternoon. Day 8 Hike through the dense Bwindi Forest with an experienced ranger in search of the resident gorilla family. Enjoy 1 hour of time watching the gorillas. Continue to Lake Bunyonyi with an evening-time motorized canoe ride on the lake. Day 9 On the penultimate day, travel to Lake Mburo National Park. Check-in at the Mburo Eagle's Nest hotel, before an evening game drive. Day 10 Embark on a short game walk before departing for Entebbe. Stop for lunch before being dropped off back at Entebbe International Airport to check-in for departure flight. An extra night's stay in Entebbe for next day's departure can be arranged on request.

From Kampala: 3-Day Murchison Falls Safari with Transfer

4. From Kampala: 3-Day Murchison Falls Safari with Transfer

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Murchison Falls, Visit the top of the falls On this day you will embark on a 3 to 4 hours drive towards northwestern Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park. upon arrival visit the top of the falls to view the world's strongest falls near the devil's cauldron. Day 2: Morning Game drive and afternoon boat cruise on the Nile After breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive and later in the afternoon go for a boat cruise where you will see lots of games, including lions, elephants, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes, Nile crocodiles, and lots of bird species. Day 3: Morning Game drive and later pass via the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking

8 Day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tour in Uganda

5. 8 Day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tour in Uganda

Day 1 Upon your arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by the Range Land Safaris Uganda Guide. Having passed immigration and luggage collection please exit the arrival hall and look out for our RLSU guide who will be transfer you to the hotel (2 Friends Beach Hotel). Day 2 Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park We will depart for a half day drive to the west via Mubende to Fort Portal, passing though the scenic countryside of Rwenzori Mountains. Known as the "Mountains of the Moon" whose foot hills are the farmland of Tea estates, an evening community tour is a get together moment of the clients and the community (Chimpanzee Nest Lodge). Day 3 We enter Kibale Forest National Park Forest for primate viewing in the morning. We search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-Colobus, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabey. After the track, we drive to Queen Elizabeth, have a game drive in the evening (Twins Lake Safari Lodge). Day 4 This morning, we will have a morning game drive to the climbing LIONS and lots of animals there after lunch, leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes, Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils. The journey will take us through scenes of Rwenzori mountain, Queen Elizabeth national park and the Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions (Rushaga Gorilla Camp). Day 5 Gorilla trekking We head to the park headquarters for a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority before setting off to the forest to trek the gorillas. The ranger guides will take you through the forest to track gorillas, which can take from half an hour to five hours. A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. If you have the afternoon free, you will take a guided village walk to see how the Ugandans live (Rushaga Gorilla Camp). Day 6 Drive to Lake Mburo, with lunch en-route and stop over at Equator Uganda. Evening games drive to see the beautiful Zebra feeding and lots of birds gathering for a night. Overnight (Rwakobo Rock). Day 7 After a cup of coffee, a game drive or take on a horse riding for two hours to the park for lots of animals and bird and a 3 hour boat trip on Lake Mburo is more rewarding. Thereafter, Drive to Kampala arriving in the evening ( 2 Friends Beach Hotel). Day 8 City tour in Kampala city and Fair well Meal as you review the safari with a guide and Relaxing in preparation of the flight back home.

Kampala: Full Day Rhino Walking Safari with Transfers

6. Kampala: Full Day Rhino Walking Safari with Transfers

Don’t forget your camera on your walking safari to find Uganda’s only population of white rhinos. You'll have the chance to get close to these magnificent beasts, which are making a comeback in Uganda, under the watchful eye of a local expert ranger.  Your driver will pick you up bright and early for the three-hour drive from Kampala to Nakasongola district, home of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Established in 2005, the sanctuary is home to the only remaining wild rhinoceros in Uganda.  Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers a safe environment where rhinos are protected from both human and animal predators. The goal of the park is to encourage breeding to increase the population of white rhinos for gradual re-introduction to Uganda’s national parks.  You will be welcomed by the passionate rangers who will guide you through the rhino tracking activity. The rangers will also explain the safety guidelines which must be always followed, and the inspiring history of the sanctuary.  Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes to begin your walking safari through the African savannah. Depending on the location of the rhinos in the park, the tracking activity may take 2 -3 hours. This gives you plenty of time to ask questions, take photos and search for other wildlife. While the park's main attraction is it’s population of over 30 white rhinos, there are many other species you may see during your walking tour. Also calling the park home are antelope, monkeys, reptiles and a wide variety of birdlife including the positively prehistoric looking shoebill stork.  Following your rhino tracking experience in the bushland of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, your driver will take you to Kabelega for lunch and some free time before embarking on the journey back to Kampala.

5 Day Experience of the Primates in Uganda

7. 5 Day Experience of the Primates in Uganda

Day 1 Welcome to Uganda! Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport at any time of the day, you will be received by Range Land Safaris Guide who will transfer you to the lodge for overnight (2 Friends Beach Hotel). Day 2 Start with a morning drive at 7:00 am to Kibale forest national park through Fort Portal, lots of farmlands on the foot hills of the Rwenzori mountain and scenic view of the “Mountains of the Moon”, having an early lunch in Fort Portal and arrive in the early afternoon for a nature walk in the Bigodi swamp lots of birds and nature continue to the top of the world craters and lake Nkuruba, a view of the Rwenzori mountain and the lakes (Isunga Lodge). Day 3 An early start with a cup of coffee, take a walk to the forest rated to be the top in possession of the primate life and birds. High concentration of monkeys, forest elephants, forest hogs, birds and to crown it the chimpanzee life. After the tracking, continue to have lunch in Kasese town, an evening game drives at Ishasha on your way to Bwindi in search of the tree climbing lions. Later, drive to Bwindi via the beautiful scenery of the tea plantations. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds (Rushaga Gorilla Camp). Day 4 An early start with a cup of coffee, ready for trekking that begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA officials. Visitors are advised to carry along with a rain jacket, drinking water, simple snacks, jungle boots etc The ranger guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been reserved for. Always take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Gorilla trekking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it is well worth the effort (Silver Back safari lodge). Day 5 After your warm African tea/ Coffee, Return to Kampala, then Entebbe, the route will take us through the farmlands of the Ankole long horned cattle and the sceneries of the Kabale ranches and Ngurinko hills with lunch en-route and stop over at Equator Uganda for photographs and souvenirs (2 Friends Beach Hotel).

4 Day Gorilla Experience Tour from Entebbe

8. 4 Day Gorilla Experience Tour from Entebbe

Day 1 Arrival in Uganda-Entebbe Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport at any time of the day, you will be received by Range Land Safaris Guide who will transfer you to the lodge for overnight (Airport Guest House). Day 2 Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest Start with a morning drive at 8:00 am to Bwindi via Mbarara. A stop over at Equator crossing for snacks, refreshments and photography. Lunch en-route will be made at Agip Motel Mbarara. Thereafter, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. The afternoon is spent on a community walk/visit around the local communities living around the park (Rushaga Gorilla Camp). Day 3 Gorilla Tracking experience An early start with a cup of coffee, ready for trekking that begins at 8:00 Am with a briefing from the UWA officials. Visitors are advised to carry along with a rain jacket, drinking water, simple snacks, jungle boots etc The ranger guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been reserved for. Always take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Gorilla trekking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort (Rushaga Gorilla Camp). Day 4 Bwindi to Kampala After an early morning cup of coffee and breakfast, drive Kampala to Entebbe through Lake Mburo National park having lunch at the Igongo Cultural Center and arriving in the evening (Airport Guest House Entebbe).

Kampala/Enteebe: Kidepo Valley Park and Karamoja 7-Day Trip

9. Kampala/Enteebe: Kidepo Valley Park and Karamoja 7-Day Trip

Explore the Karamoja region on a 7-day trip with meals and accommodations from Kampala or Enteebe. Meet local people and visit Sipi Falls, Moroto, Karamajong village, and Mount Morungole. Look for animals like lions and buffalo on two game drives at the Kidepo Valley National Park. Day 1: Be picked up from Kampala or Enteebe in a comfortable and air-conditioned car and begin our journey to Sipi Falls. Have a tasty lunch and do the Sipi Falls walk in the afternoon. Stay for the night in the Sipi Falls lodge which has an amazing view of the falls. Day 2: Sit back and relax on the day to Moroto. Take in views of the countryside on the drive. Have time to unwind in your cozy cottage at the Mt Moroto hotel. Day 3:Visit a traditional Karamajong village, called a Manyatta and step back in time and learn about local culture with the exhibits at the Karamoja historic museum. In the afternoon, go to the edge of the Karamoja region, to the town of Kaabong and stay at the Kaabong Resort hotel. Day 4: Climb up Mount Morungole to meet the Ik people, one of the smallest ethnic groups of Uganda. Hear the Nilo-saharan language spoken listen to their story and learn more about their lifestyle. In the evening spend time with locals around the campfire or hike to the mount Murongole. Come back to the hotel in the evening and stay another night at the Kaabong resort hotel. Day 5:Hike down Mount Morungole and head to Kidepo to spend the rest of the day on a game drive. Spot local wildlife like elephants, giraffes, hyenas, and leopards. Spend the night at the Kidepo Savannah Lodge. Day 6: Drive thorugh the Kidepo Valley National Park on a second game drive which will give you the chance to see more wildlife. Return to your accommodation in the park at the Kidepo savannah lodge at the end of your tour. Day 7: Return to Kampala or Enteebe through Gulu, so that you can take in the sights on a different course than before.

5 Day Gorilla and Wildlife Tour from Entebbe

10. 5 Day Gorilla and Wildlife Tour from Entebbe

Day 1 Arrival and transer to the hotel Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport at any time of the day, you will be received by Range Land Safaris Guide who will transfer you to the lodge for overnight (Airport Guest House). Day 2 Drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest Start with a morning drive at 8:00 am to Bwindi via Mbarara. A stop over at Equator crossing for snacks, refreshments and photography. Lunch en-route will be made at Agip Motel Mbarara. Thereafter, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. The afternoon is spent on a community walk/visit around the local communities living around the park (Rushaga Gorilla Camp). Day 3 Gorilla tracking experience An early start with a cup of coffee, ready for trekking that begins at 8:00 Am with a briefing from the UWA officials. Visitors are advised to carry along with a rain jacket, drinking water, simple snacks, jungle boots etc The ranger guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been reserved for. Always take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Gorilla trekking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort (Rushaga Gorilla Camp). Day 4 Drive to Lake Mburo After an early morning cup of coffee and breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National park having lunch at the Igongwa cultural centre and an evening game drive as you enter the park, lots of animals grazing in the evening and a chance to spot leopards is high (Range Land Mburo Lodge). Day 5 Game drive and drive toEntebbe After your warm African tea, ready for a morning horse ride as you do the morning game drive in the rich open savannah with lots of birds an animals or and option of a morning boat trip on the lake Mburo is rewarding. Drive to Kampala Entebbe to catch up on in preparation of the flight back home or to the next destination this will be through Kampala city to explore the markets for you souvenirs (Airport Guest House).

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