14 Days Uganda Gorillas and White Water Rafting Adventure
14 Days Uganda Gorillas and White Water Rafting Adventure
Uganda’s dense, misty forests, snow-peaked mountains, glassy lakes and sprawling savannas, it is no wonder Winston Churchill dubbed this the “pearl of Africa”. Having stepped out of the shadows of a deep dark past under Idi Amin and the Lord’s Resistance Army, Uganda is no longer a country to be feared; in fact is widely regarded as one of Africa’s safer destinations. Whether you are looking for mountain gorillas – the country’s primary allure — wildlife safaris, volcano trekking, white-water rafting or just kicking back on the beach, Uganda has the best of Africa covered.
- Rafting on River Nile
- Rhino tracking on foot
- Boat cruise and Game drives in Murchison falls
- Lake Albert visit
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Boat cruise and Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park
- Gorilla trekking
- Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
- Walking safari in Lake Mburo national park
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe international flight
Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport our guide will receive you and transfer you to Kampala or Jinja depending on the time of arrival for relaxation and overnight, if you arrive on flights at night then you will spend a night in Entebbe but if you arrive with flights at lunch time below then you will transfer straight to Jinja.
Day 2: Early morning drive to Jinja for rafting and Overnight
If stayed in Kampala then you will depart early morning to Jinja for your full day rafting experience on the Nile, this is a guided white water rafting expedition so do not fear its very safe and thousands of people have enjoyed this adventure after the rafting you will return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 3: Drive from Jinja to Murchison falls via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
After morning breakfast you will depart Jinja for Murchison falls national park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you will trek the Rhinos on foot and later proceed to Uganda’s premier wildlife destination, the park is blessed with wildlife and birds some of the highlights are the hippos, Crocodiles, elephants and Giraffes you can also see predators like Lions, Leopards and Hyenas in the park.
Day 4: Morning game drive and afternoon Boat cruise
You will have an early morning breakfast and then depart for the park’s northern bank crossing the bridge across the Nile, this drive will take you to the Nile Delta where you will see wildlife roam on the shores of the River and open plains after the drive you will join on scheduled boat cruise to the bottom of the falls where you will expect to see hippos, crocodiles and elephants and later return to the lodge for relaxation.
Day 5: Full day game drives in Murchison falls national park
After an early morning breakfast with packed lunch you will head again to the open plains of the park in search of wildlife like Lions, Leopards, Hyenas, Elephants, Buffalo, Giraffes, Kob, hippos and abundant wildlife, you will also enjoy picnic lunch under an acacia tree and later continue with game drive till sunset and return to the lodge for dinner.
Day 6: Drive to Lake Albert
After lazily morning breakfast you will depart for Lake Albert, this is the lower part of the Rift valley, upon arrival you will have Lunch and relax for the lodge as you enjoy spectacular views of the Albertine rift valley with Lake Albert and later in evening you will enjoy a sundowner drink as you take pictures of the sunset and at dinner time you will also enjoy watching the lights on the lake set by local fishermen to catch small silver fish.
Day 7: Drive to Kibale forest national park
After lazily morning breakfast you will start your drive to Kibale forest national park enroute you will visit the tea plantations in fort portal, upon arrival at the lodge you will check in for relaxation and overnight as you prepare for chimpanzee trekking the next morning.
Day 8: Chimpanzee trekking experience and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
This will be a very busy day, after morning breakfast you will be transferred to the park station in Kanyanchu to meet the rangers for a briefing, after briefing you will start your trek in to the forest in search of the chimpanzees and upon locating the chimpanzees you will spend 1 hour with them and after return to the lodge for refreshment and pack up, after depart for queen Elizabeth national park, upon arrival you do an evening game drive in the kasenyi plains in search of wildlife and birds.
Day 9: Boat cruise at 11and transfer to Ishasha sector
After an early morning breakfast you will check out with packed lunch for a short game drive as you drive to the Kazinga channel for the boat cruise, this phenomenal boat cruise will bring you closer to hippos, crocodiles, elephants and lots of water birds after the boat cruise you will drive to southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park for a short game drive and sundowner.
Day 10: Drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park
After early morning coffee you will head to the park for an early morning game drive in search of wildlife like Hyenas, Leopards and other nocturnal wildlife, after you will return to the lodge for a full breakfast, after you will check out and drive through the park on your way to Bwindi impenetrable national park arriving in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 11: Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi forest
After morning breakfast with packed lunch and fully dressed in your trekking gear and transfer to the park station for a briefing by the rangers, after the briefing you will start your trek on foot, upon locating the mountain gorillas you will then spend 1 hour with the mountain gorillas and later return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 12: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation
After lazily morning breakfast you will depart for Lake Bunyonyi one of Uganda’s deepest lakes located close to the Rwandan border and this lake has breath taking views, upon arrival you will enjoy hot lunch and relax after relaxation you will do an evening sundowner boat cruise on the Lake, on this boat cruise you will visit historical islands, see birds and enjoy the sunset with cold drinks.
Day 13: Drive to Lake Mburo national park
After morning breakfast you depart for Lake Mburo national park, this is one of the best places to see Zebras, impalas and Elands in Uganda, upon arrival you will check in to your lodge for relaxation and later in the evening you will meet the park ranger for a walking safari in park and later return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 14: Drive to Entebbe for your departure flight
After morning breakfast depending on your departure flight you will start your drive to Entebbe via the Equator where you will stop for pictures, shopping and coffee after you will continue to Entebbe upon arrival you will be transferred to the Airport for your departure flight.
- Vehicle, Guide and Fuel
- Park entrance fees
- All boat cruises and game drives indicated on the itinerary
- Rafting fees
- All airport transfers
- Rhino trekking fees
- Gorilla and chimpanzee permits
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Uganda tourist Visa
- Tips for guides and hotels
- Alcoholic drinks
- Personal expenses like Donations and shopping
When to book this safari package
We recommend booking it 6 months to 1 year in advance to allow us secure the gorilla and chimpanzee permits.
Best time to trek Mountain gorillas in Uganda
Uganda is an all year round safari destination but for this specific safari package we recommend travelling in May and October as this is the green season and wildlife viewing tents to fantastic as cats avoid the wet and swampy areas hence moving in to open plains or climb trees.