Rafting, Rwenzori mountains, Lions, Mountain Gorillas

Rafting, Rwenzori mountains & gorillas safari – 10 days

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Come for an Uganda adventure safari. Start with white water rafting on the mighty Nile, continue on to hike in the Rwenzori mountains with beautiful nature, search for lions in Queen Elizabeth NP and finish off with Mountain Gorilla trekking. An unforgettable journey.

Our Uganda adventure safari includes:

  • Rafting in Jinja
  • Rwenzori Mountains
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Lake Bunyonyi

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Day by day itinerary for Uganda adventure safari: 

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport

We meet our tour guide and transfer to Kampala to relax after the flight and be ready to start our Uganda adventure safari the next day.
Overnight Maries Royale Hotel

Day 2: White water rafting on the Nile

Leave Kampala in the early morning to head to the town of Jinja. Here you go white water rafting on the mighty river Nile. Have a day of adventure as you go down the rapids of the Nile. In the afternoon after the rafting you are taken back to Kampala to spend the night.
Overnight Maries Royale Hotel

Day 3: Transfer to the area of Rwenzori mountains

We continue our Uganda adventure safari by leaving Kampala in the morning to get out of the bustling city before traffic gets bad. Our target is to have lunch in Fort Portal as we enjoy the landscape with villages and tea-plantations passing by the windows. The night is spent by the Rwenzori mountains as we get ready for the next highlight on our Uganda adventure safari.
Overnight in Trekkers hostel

Day 4: Rwenzori hiking through Montane Forest zone

Get to the briefing and start the hike inthe Rwenzori mountians in the morning. This days hike goes through the Afro montane forest zone with a steady climb for about 6 kilometers. You then continue along a steep ridge towards Sine hut. Close to the hut the beautiful Enock waterfalls are found.
Overnight Sine Hut (2596 meters)

Day 5: Rwenzori hiking through Bamboo zone to small lobelia garden

This day you enter the Bamboo zone and head to Kalalama camp. At the camp you stop for a short rest then climb high before crossing a thick forest covered with hanging mosses to a small lobelia garden. You then descend through a mossy ridge to Samalira camp where the night is spent.
Overnight Samalira camp (3174 meters)

Day 6: Rwenzori hike down & transfer to lodge by Queen Elizabeth NP

We have reached the last day of the Rwenzori mountians hike and descend down through the Bamboo zone on to a heavily forest ridge. Here we can find many primates such as black and white Columbus monkeys if we are lucky. Continue down to the base camp as we have finished this part of the Uganda adventure safari. Your guide picks you at the base camp and you make the journey to the lodge at the edge of Queen Elizabeth national park.
Overnight Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 7: Relaxed morning and boat-cruise on Kazinga channel (optional morning chimps trekking)

Enjoy a relaxed morning at the lodge taking in the view over Queen Elizabeth NP as you rest from the Rwenzori hike. Have lunch at the lodge and then get ready for the Classic highlights on the 2hrs Boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel at 3pm, this is a 36kms channel linking Lake George – Lake Edward. Here you can see land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning and some slashing canines to each other and the National Geographical society Killing machine the Nile Crocodile gaping along the Banks and Savannah version of Pigs the Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this Animal home of Mamaland Uganda. With your Binoculars along the peninsula you have a magnificent view of Birds and animals like the ever playing African Elephants in Waters as we sigh and reset Fatigue and stress, to point zero.
– Chimps trekking option: After breakfast head over to Kalinzu forest to trek chimps and enjoy the jungle. After the trekking drive back to the lodge for lunch. Inform us when booking if you wish to add this option.
Overnight in Pumba safari cottages

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi mountains via Ishasha’s tree-climbing lions

In the morning we make the journey through the park to the southern Ishasha sector known for tree-climbing lions. Here we will drive off for a game-drive in this adventurous vast savannah area with topis, and the southern version of elephants to hopefully get the lions high in the fig tree branches. After the game-drive transfer through to Bwindi Impenetrable forest. It is a beautiful drive as we journey from savannah, through villages, cultivated hills and on to the forest covered mountains of Bwindi where you next day will have the final highlight of this Uganda adventure safari.
Overnight in Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Day 9: Gorilla trekking day- Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the mountain gorillas. You head in to the jungle with a specialized guide in a small group to trek to the point where the gorillas are and spend one unforgettable hour around them. This Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterfly and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants, statungas and dikers. After the trek you guide picks you to transfer to Lake Bunyonyi through cultivated hills. After this afternoon we check in to a lake 1840m above sea level, in beautiful surroundings and safe to take a swim in.
Overnight Lake Bunyonyi Eco resort

Day 10: Transfer to Entebbe & evening/night flight

We leave Lake Bunyonyi after breakfast and start the journey to Entebbe. It is a long day in the car made easier by a lunch stop in Mbarara and a stop by the Equator for some photo poses where the northern- and southern hemispheres meet. Continue on to Entebbe where your guide drops you off at the airport as we have reached the end of your Uganda adventure safari. Plan for a evening or night flight or add an extra night to fly the next day.

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Price: The price depends on number of people and accommodation level. Contact us with your inquiry to get the best price for your safari.
Included: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.
Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses.
Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website’s of the lodges we regularly work with.
Payment options: We accept international bank transfer, card payment through PesaPal (adds 3,5% charge) and cash payment if you are in Uganda.

We are happy to answer any questions to help you plan the safari of your dreams!

Choose Mamaland Safaris for a Uganda Safari tailor-made to your wishes, time-frame and budget. We are a leading local tours and travel company based in Kampala Uganda at the heart of East Africa and we offer tailor-made safaris.

A Uganda safari with us can include game-drives on the savannas, bird-watching, chimps and gorilla trekking, community tourism, relaxation and much more. We can as well arrange combination safaris where Uganda is combined with Tanzania, Kenya or Rwanda.

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