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A 6-Day Gorilla Trekking Safari and Nile River Whitewater Rafting Adventure to Experience Uganda’s Primate World in Style.
Embark on a thrilling adventure that takes you through adventures on Uganda’s Nile River while providing you with an up-close and personal experience with some of the rarest primates in the world. This 6-day safari program is designed to provide you with the best of both worlds- adventurous activities and an unforgettable wildlife experience.
Nile River Whitewater Rafting
Start your journey with an unforgettable experience in Jinja, a beautiful town where the Nile River is at its best. Take on the adventurous activity of white-water rafting, which is considered one of the finest one-day whitewater rafting trips in the world.
Here, you will experience the Nile at its best with a heart-pumping white-water rafting trip.
Rafting on the Nile is an exhilarating experience, considered one of the finest one-day whitewater rafting trips in the world. As you navigate the rapids, you will be surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife, including monitor lizards, otters, and countless bird species.
With our experienced rafting guides and partners, your safety is guaranteed as you navigate the waters of the Nile, from its source down to the spectacular rapids.
Next, venture to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a sanctuary inhabited by over 300 mountain gorillas – almost half of the world’s remaining population. As you journey through the forest, our expert guides will lead you to the gorillas, where you’ll have the rare opportunity to spend time with them and observe their behavior up close.
The gorilla trekking experience is an unforgettable one – as you venture through the lush jungle, you’ll also have the chance to encounter other primates like chimpanzees, monkeys, and baboons. And with luxury lodges and boutique hotels booked throughout the safari, you’ll be able to relax and unwind after each day’s adventures.
At every step of the way, we prioritize your safety, comfort, and value for money. Our commitment to providing you with the best experience possible extends to our all-inclusive, full-day gorilla trekking and rafting experience. With our experienced guides and partners, you’ll be in good hands as you explore the natural wonders of Uganda.
This is an adventure of a lifetime – one that combines the thrill of white-water rafting with the awe-inspiring experience of meeting mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Join us on this six-day program, and let us take you on an unforgettable journey through Uganda’s primate world.
Book or Inquire about your Uganda adventure now for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
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Arrival in Uganda
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be picked up by our driver and transferred to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe, where you will spend the night.
Transfer to Jinja and White-water Rafting
After breakfast, we will depart for Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda, located on the shores of Lake Victoria.
Jinja offers a range of adventure activities, but the most popular is white-water rafting on the Nile. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping experience as you navigate through the rapids of the mighty Nile.
In the afternoon, we will visit the source of the Nile, the longest river in the world. Here, you will have an opportunity to take a boat ride to the exact spot where the Nile begins its 6,500-kilometer journey to the Mediterranean Sea.
Later in the evening, we will drive back to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe for dinner and overnight.
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, we will depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to almost half of the world's remaining population of mountain gorillas.
The park is located in southwestern Uganda and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The journey to the park is long but rewarding, taking you through beautiful countryside scenery with an en-route stopover at the Equator crossing for photographs and a simple experiment.
Upon arrival, we will check into your safari lodge for dinner and overnight.
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Early morning, we will head to the park headquarters for registration and briefing before setting out on a gorilla trekking adventure. The trek can take anywhere from half an hour to three-quarters of the day, but the effort is worth it.
The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. On your trek, you are likely to spot other primates, birds, and rare tree species. Once you find the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them before trekking back to the park headquarters.
This is indeed an extraordinary feeling to be with these beautiful yet endangered creatures. You will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and thus contributing to the conservation of mountain gorillas.
After breakfast, you can choose to relax at the lodge, go for a community walk, or participate in other optional activities, such as bird watching, nature walks, or visiting the Batwa Pygmies. In the evening, enjoy a celebratory dinner with a performance from the local Batwa community.
After breakfast, we will depart for Kampala or Entebbe, following the same route as when we came, allowing you to enjoy the countryside air one more time. Upon arrival in Kampala or Entebbe, you will be transferred to your hotel or the airport for your onward flight.
More about Uganda
Uganda is a land of contrasts, where lush tropical forests meet arid savannahs, and towering mountains give way to serene lakes and winding rivers. From the vibrant cities to the remote rural villages, this beautiful country is full of fascinating cultures, incredible wildlife, and breathtaking scenery that will leave you awe-inspired and amazed.Mountain Gorillas and Wildlife Wonders:
One of the main attractions of Uganda is its incredible wildlife. The country boasts some of the rarest and most endangered species on the planet, including the majestic mountain gorillas that reside in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Trekking through the dense jungle to observe these incredible creatures up close and personal is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.
In addition to gorillas, Uganda is also home to a wide variety of other wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and many more. With numerous national parks and wildlife reserves to explore, visitors can go on game drives, nature walks, and boat safaris to see these amazing animals in their natural habitats.Scenic Splendor:
Uganda is also known for its stunning scenery, from the towering Rwenzori Mountains to the tranquil waters of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. Visitors can hike through lush tropical rainforests, explore dramatic volcanic landscapes, or simply relax on the pristine beaches of Ssese Islands.Culture and Tradition:
Uganda is more than just wildlife and scenery. It is a country rich in culture, with over 50 different ethnic groups, each with its own language, traditions, and customs. Visitors can immerse themselves in local culture by visiting traditional villages, attending cultural festivals, and interacting with local people, who are known for their warmth, friendliness, and hospitality.Thrilling Adventures:
For adventure seekers, Uganda offers a wide range of activities, from white-water rafting on the Nile River to bungee jumping, zip-lining, and mountain biking. The country is also a haven for bird watchers, with over 1,000 species of birds, including the rare shoebill stork, which can be found in the wetlands of the Murchison Falls National Park.Historical and Political Exploration:
And for those interested in history and politics, Uganda has a fascinating past, from its pre-colonial kingdoms to its colonial and post-colonial history, including the rise and fall of the notorious dictator Idi Amin. Visitors can explore historical sites, such as the Kasubi Tombs, and the Uganda Museum to gain a deeper understanding of the country's rich history and cultural heritage.In conclusion, Uganda is a unique and unforgettable destination, offering a perfect blend of wildlife, nature, culture, adventure, and history. With friendly people, beautiful scenery, and incredible wildlife, Uganda is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the beauty and diversity of Africa.