6 Days Gorilla Tours & White Water Rafting on River Nile
Enjoy 6 days of gorilla tours in Uganda and White water rafting on River Nile in Jinja.
Detailed Safari Package
Day 1: Arrive in Uganda
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be received by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala for overnight at Hotel Sojovalo, Cassia Lodge, Urban by City Blue or Serena Hotel (Full board)
Day 2: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for Gorilla Trekking
Early in the morning, our driver will pick you up from Kampala to start a smooth drive to Bwindi Forest. You will briefly stop at the Uganda Equator for a trip break. Uganda Equator is an imaginary point where the Northern Hemisphere separates from the Southern Hemisphere, and it’s a tourist spot for photo taking and handicraft shopping. You will make another stop at Mbarara town for a lunch break. After lunch, proceed with the journey and arrive at the park in the evening. Take your overnight stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp or Clouds Lodge on Full Board arrangement.
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking Tour in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Have breakfast early enough and transfer to the park offices for briefing. After briefing, you will be led by a local professional guide plus rangers to the wild, marking the beginning of an amazing gorilla trekking in Uganda. Upon meeting gorillas face-to-face, you will stay with them for one hour admiring them and taking flash less pictures to your pleasure. You will then return to the lodge for a restful evening or a community tour to the nearby environs especially to the pygmies or local people communities. Return to the same lodge for your overnight stay on full board.
Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala
When you wake up, take breakfast and start a day’s drive to Kampala. Stop at Mbarara town yet again for a hot delicious lunch break. You will then continue to Kampala where you will reach in the evening. Overnight at Hotel Sojovalo, Cassia Lodge, Mamba Point Guest House or Serena Hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
Day 5: White Water Rafting on River Nile for Full Day
After breakfast in Kampala, you will drive for 1:30 hours to the sidelines of River Nile near Jinja where you will have briefing before you start your voyage adventure in the wild friendly waters of the mighty Nile.
Whitewater Rafting on River Nile covering 31 kms
In standard paddle-rafts, every individual joins as a member of a team commanded by a skilled guide. Paddlers are coached willingly on how best to enjoy the waters plus safety aspects including the use of welfare kayaks that accompany every rafting voyage. The specialised safety kayaks are superlative paddlers who expertly pilot their tiny boats through the precipitous waves of each rapid ahead of the rafts. When rafts turn over upside downcast or rafters are eroded overboard, the escorting kayaks are readily available to get people back on rafting air boats.
At the start, the voyage begins gradually whereby in the first few kilometres, the guides are able to train their crews the rafting process.When every participant is moderately knowledgeable on what to do, the real rafting begins. The sport is intimidatingly amazing as you go through the wild falls, overturning into the waters when the boat upturns and you float-swim, then back on the boat.
After a few miles, you are already enjoying the game as your self-confidence is repetitively built as you see other rafters manifestly cruise on the river in their boats go past your boat and vice versa.After rafting for about 18 kms, you will break off the morning session for lunch as it’s a biological fact that swimming stimulates hunger. After a nice lunch, the rafters are back to their boats. You will enter Wild Waters Reserve which is a private conservation initiative to protect the exceptional flora and fauna of the mid-stream islands of the Nile.There is more time between the rough water but the rapids on the Nile become larger and more spectacular. In Active rapid (when the Nilometre is reading above 10 cubits) the rafts jump over a 4.5 metre waterfall, race downstream to the ever an astonishing show then vibrate timidly at the‘BAD PLACE’. At Itanda, the young Nile gathers far too much power for rafts and you are forced to portage around the top of the rapid on land and then reflect on the huge fleapit at the bottom.
But, the ‘Bad Place’ is encountered by choice to whoever wants to raft over it as there are little chances of staying on the boat. Nervous rafters are free to jump into a service escorting boat that doesn’t overturn and passes through the known ‘safer routes’. While at the ‘Bad Place’, the raft confronts the huge breaking waves, regarded as possibly the biggest hole rafted commercially at any place on the planet. This point makes the most outstanding cinematic footage as riders are frequently tossed in the air before trouncing back to the racing current and then swept energetically downstream to the composed waters from where you exit the game.This is the end of the wonderful rafting expedition on the Nile typically covering about 31 kms. You will then after transfer to your accommodation for overnight at Brisk Hotel Triangle Jinja, The Haven or Jinja Nile Resort on full board.
Day 6: Visit the Source of River Nile and later transfer to the airport.
After breakfast, you will be driven to the source of the longest river in the world, River Nile.It’s a dreamlike experience to be at this scene. You will have a bodily sense of the lake breeze; take photos and a boat ride onto the waters. When you leave the source of the Nile, you will start the journey back to Entebbe Airport with a lunch break enroute in Kampala and the driver will ensure that you are at the airport 3 hours to your flight. The trip ends.