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    $1541 p/p in USD
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  • Burundi
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

There is so much to experience on this exciting journey through Uganda, offering unforgettable experiences in the wild and allowing a whole new look at the culture of this unique country in East Africa. The east of Uganda has a lot to offer yet is still very undiscovered as most tourist routes lead through the west of the country. Take a city tour through Kampala with her chaotic streets and markets, visit the adventure capital Jinja and have the chance for an incredible 5 high-grade white water rafting. We will hike the majestic Sipi Falls near Mbale, visit the small villages around and pick and roast our own Arabica coffee.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Cultural Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Murchison Falls National Park, Sipi Falls, Jinja, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Hyena, Antelope, Hartebeest, Sitatunga, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Rhino, Giraffe
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Hiking, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk, Sightseeing Tour, Optional Activities, Birding, White Water Rafting, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Entebbe
  • Minimum age:
    8

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 1,541 per person

What's Included

  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Safari vehicle and fuel
  • English speaking tourist guide
  • Game drives and walks
  • Entrance fees to the national parks
  • All boat tours
  • Free mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
  • AMREF emergency evacuation insurance
  • Taxes

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Alcoholic and other drinks
  • Additional meals
  • Tips
  • Activities not part of the itinerary
  • International travel insurance

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Manya Africa
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Manya Africa‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

After your arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be greeted by your guide and taken to Kampala. Here you either stay in Banda Inns or at the Cassia Lodge with an incredible view.

Overnight at Banda Inns or Cassia Lodge (BB)

After breakfast, we will visit the Gadafi Mosque, Lubiri Palace and one of the big markets. We will enjoy lunch at St Antons where you can try all of Uganda’s specialities.

Overnight at Banda Inns or Cassia Lodge (HB)

Depart for Jinja in the early morning. A few kilometres downriver from the ‘source’, the Nile takes its first stage of the 6,300 kilometer journey to the Mediterranean Sea through the Bujagali Falls or “Budhagali” in Lusoga, the language of the Busoga people living in the area on the east bank of the Nile. Here the river divides into many channels. For many generations, Bujagali has been a sacred site for the Busoga people, and it is not uncommon for traditional healers to be seen, and others also come to the riverbanks to make sacrifices for the holy spirits who live by the river and the large mallow trees next door. Bujagali is now being submerged to power all East Africa through the Bujagali Hydroelectricity Project.

In Jinja, you have the chance to visit the source of the Nile and the place where Speke became the first European to see the source of the Nile in 1862. There is also a memento of Mahatma Ghandi, where his ashes were scattered. If time permits, we drive through Jinja town, the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Optional activities include fishing, bungee jumping, quad biking, boating, a nostalgic African Queen Cruise or kayaking. The Jinja Sail Club is highly recommended for lunch or a sunset boat ride (own expenses).

Overnight at The Haven (HB)

In the early morning, the adventure begins with half-day white water rafting over the world-famous rapids of the Nile River. It is one of Uganda’s famous activities and is well organized with excellent safety regulations. They are equipped with safety equipment and have plenty of time to practice their manoeuvres on the river before going into the real water. The breathtaking experience is captured on camera and filmed by kayakers who paddle next to you on their adrenaline adventure. Lunch is included in your white-water rafting.

In the afternoon, you will take a short drive from Jinja to Sipi Falls, home to a series of spectacular waterfalls that you can admire from the distance or very close. Sipi Falls is just before Mount Elgon National Park, a place of incredible birdlife as well as the largest volcanic base in the world.

Overnight at Sipi River Lodge (HB)

Sipi offers great hiking (included), mountain biking and fishing (additional options). A coffee tour where you pick your own coffee and roast it will take place in the afternoon. Enjoy your self-made cup of Arabica coffee. The sunsets from the Sipi Falls down to the plains are breathtaking. Spend the day exploring the area on foot. You may want to swim in one of the pools under the waterfalls! A birding guide can be booked as an optional extra.

Overnight in the Sipi River Lodge (HB)

Today we drive to Murchison Falls National Park, a protected area of ​​over 4000km2. Time permitting, you will stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a reintroduction program that has successfully bred over a dozen rhinos and is the only place in Uganda where you can see rhinos. These good-natured animals can best be seen on an early game walk. Murchison Falls National Park has 76 mammal species and 451 bird species. The Nile River flows through the park, attracting Nile crocodiles, hippos and the semi-aquatic sitatunga antelope. Lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, Rothschild giraffe, warthogs, the big forest pig, Uganda kob, topi and water buffalo are just a few of the large mammal species you will see. If time permits, visit the top of Murchison Falls and feel the power of the Nile River, which narrows under your feet from half a kilometre to just 7 meters and plunges down 45 meters.

Overnight at  Murchison River Lodge (HB)

Your morning starts with an early game drive. You may wish to have your breakfast packed or you can eat a full breakfast when returning to the lodge. Admire the wildlife life and bird life of Murchison Falls National Park and ask your guide many questions on the trip. After the game drive, you will return for lunch or just stay at the Paraa Lodge, which is located near the boat dock. One of the highlights of this safari will be the boat ride to the bottom of the Murchison Falls.

Overnight at Murchison River Lodge (FB)

After breakfast, we start our drive back to Entebbe. After an eventful and memorable travel experience and a final dinner together, your guide will say goodbye to you and wish you a safe journey home. Please note that check-in for international flights should be made two hours before departure. The departure hall has a small restaurant, some duty-free shops and places to sit.

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