7 Days Uganda Safari Jinja Rafting Kibale Queen Elizabeth Bwindi

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7 Days Uganda Safari Jinja Rafting Kibale Queen Elizabeth Bwindi

7 Days Uganda Safari Jinja Rafting Kibale Queen Elizabeth Bwindi tour is an adventure through the 7 Days Kampala Safaris with the best national parks, staying different lodges and camps in different areas, each offering a unique style and experience.

The trip begins in Kampala for the ultimate White Water Rafting in Jinja. There is no better way to fully experience the River Nile and the lives of the Ugandan people who live along its banks than to embark on a day rafting trip.

Our next destination is Kibale National Park with a huge forest with plenty of wildlife and among these includes primates like chimpanzees, black and white Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabays.

Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking.

Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park enable us to see a variety of mammal including chimpanzees and up to 20 predators (lion, leopard, spotted hyena, etc), antelopes, buffaloes, hippos and elephants.

Included on the 7 Days Uganda Safari Jinja Rafting Kibale Queen Elizabeth Bwindi is visit to Kalinzu Forest located a 45-minute drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The forest is the second best choice for seeing Chimpanzees on a trek after Kibale Forest with a 95% success rate in observing Chimpanzees.

We end the tour with a visit to Bwindi National Park for Gorilla trekking. Other animals seen include  Hoest’s, red-tailed and blue monkey, black and White Colobus, Olive Baboon.

There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest. The tour ends by a return trip back to Kampala/ Entebbe.

7 Days Uganda Safari Jinja Rafting Kibale Queen Elizabeth Bwindi Tour Summary Itinerary

DAY 1: Kampala – Drive to Jinja White Water Rafting and return to Kampala
DAY 2: Kampala – Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
DAY 3: Kibale Forest National Park Chimpanzee tracking/ Nature walk (Bigodi Swamp)
DAY 4: Kibale Forest – Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
DAY 5: Queen Elizabeth – Drive (45 minutes) to Kalinzu Forest. (Chimpanzee Tracking) and transfer to Bwindi NP
DAY 6: Bwindi Mountain Gorilla Trek and Batwa Pygmies
DAY 7: Bwindi Forest –  Return to Kampala

7 Days Uganda Safari Jinja Rafting Kibale Queen Elizabeth Bwindi Tour Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Drive to Jinja White Water Rafting and return to Kampala

0530 Hours: Breakfast at your hotel then depart for Jinja. En-route we visit at the Sezibwa Falls and the Mabira Forest for a walk.
0800 Hours: On arrival at in Jinja, you will meet your fellow rafters and guides while enjoying a delicious rafting breakfast.

After an initial briefing, you will fit out with life jackets and helmets before heading off down river to the start point.

Once down at the river’s edge, you will receive a detailed safety briefing, before launching into the river for some practical instruction. You will cover 25 km in about 4 to 5 hours on the river.

At the end of the rafting day we enjoy a delicious barbeque buffet with cold beers and sodas. After lunch you will be transported back to Kampala or Jinja.

Note: DressLight clothing, shorts & t-shirt are ideal. Lots of suntan lotion & a cap.

Fitness Level: 16 years minimum. Under 18’s – guardian conditions apply. No rafting or swimming experience necessary, however guests should be water confident and reasonably fit.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Accommodation: Kampala Sheraton, Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, Pearl of Africa Hotel 
Midrange Accommodation: Cassia Lodge, Emerald Hotel Kampala, Fairway Hotel & Spa
Budget Accommodation: Excellent Hotel, Buziga Country Resort, Hotel Ruch Kampala

Meal Plan: {Breakfast and Lunch}

Day 2: Kampala – Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

0700 Hours: After breakfast our safari driver guide will pick you up from your hotel residence at and drive south west via Fort portal to Kibale National Park. The drive will take approximately 5 to 6 hours.
As you drive along the way you will enjoy the scenery and see Ugandan way of life in their traditional homesteads and farms.

A one hour break is scheduled at Fort portal for lunch at a hotel then proceed to the Park. Check in and relax before dinner.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Accommodation: Ndali Lodge, Kyaninga lodge, Primate Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge
Mid Range Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp, Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, Chimp Nest
Budget Accommodation: Rwenzori View Guest House, Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & safari camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park Chimpanzee tracking/ Nature walk (Bigodi Swamp)

Enjoy a cup of tea/ coffee in the morning then transfer to the ranger station by 0700 Hours. At the station you will have a short briefing about Chimpanzee trekking tour. Chimpanzee tracking can take is a half a day activity. As you walk in the forest there are also other primates you will see.

You will get to see them forage in the forest for fruits etc. Your guide will provide information as you walk. During the walk you will stop occasionally to listen to the calls of the chimps as you look for them in the dense forest.

Other animals and primates that may be seen include; black and white Colobuses, the rare L’hoest monkey, bush baby, baboons and mammals like elephant, butterflies can be seen.

Bird lovers will have a chance to spot various species of birds like the rumped tinker birds among other. Come back at the hotel for lunch and relaxation.

After lunch, take a visit to Bigodi swamp sanctuary for a nature walk which may gift you with a chance to see over 229 tree species found within the wet tropical forests of the park.

Plus also different primates such as, blue monkeys, baboons and a variety of birds. Return back at the lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Accommodation: Ndali Lodge, Kyaninga lodge, Primate Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge
Mid Range Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp, Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, Chimp Nest
Budget Accommodation: Rwenzori View Guest House, Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & safari camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Kibale Forest – Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast say goodbye to the Kibale Forest as you make your way south through rich farmland, travelling on the slopes of the Ruwenzori Mountains – one of Africa’s largest mountain ranges. Cross the equator before reaching the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After enjoying lunch at your new accommodations, set off on a game drive in Uganda’s prime game viewing region and be on the lookout for elephant and buffalo.

As these are the breeding grounds of the Uganda knob, you will be sure to see them grazing in the grass.

Continue your game viewing in the park as you explore the network of tracks in search of the animals you have not yet seen. In the evening, embark on a cruise of the Kazinga Channel, home to the largest concentration of hippo.

Accommodation Option:

Mid-range Accommodation: Bush Lodge, Enganzi Game Lodge, Marafiki Safari Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages, Kazinga Channel View Resort, Mweya Hostel
Luxury Accommodation: Kyambura Game Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Hippo Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth – Drive to Kalinzu Forest.

(Chimpanzee Tracking) and transfer to Bwindi NP
Following your breakfast, we drive to Kalinzu Forest – Chimpanzee Tracking is accessible from the Mweya area of Queen Elizabeth Park it is 45-minute drive.
Kalinzu Forest is near to Queen Elizabeth Park and chimpanzee trekking here is usually better than in the Kyambura Gorge.
This is a National Forest where minimum age for chimpanzee tracking is 12 and not 15 to the delight of many children.

When it comes to seeing Chimpanzees in the Wild of Western Uganda, Kalinzu is the second best choice for seeing Chimpanzees on a Trek after Kibale Forest with a 95% Success Rate in observing Chimpanzees.

There are six different Species of Primates found in Kalinzu Forest Reserve including the Blue Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, and Chimpanzees.

There are over 220 Chimpanzees, 70 plus chimpanzees have been habituated can be tracked here at Kalinzu Forest Reserve.

Midmorning we return to our accommodations and get ready for a transfer to Bwindi Forest National park. We drive via Ishasha sector for the tree climbing lions.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, Chameleon Lodge, Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Wagtail Eco Safari Camp
Budget Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Eco Marvels Gorilla resort

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6: Bwindi Mountain Gorilla Trek and Batwa Pygmies

Rise early, enjoy your breakfast and assemble at the park offices for morning briefing on the trekking guidelines before embarking on this wonderful expedition through the thick dense canopy forest of Bwindi.
Usually, it takes about 30 minutes to several hours to encounter the mountain gorillas; but once got, enjoy an hour with them before retrieving to the starting point (for Certificates of Participation) before retrieving your lodge.

Later in the afternoon, head out for the Batwa pgymies tour for a clearer understanding of their culture.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, Chameleon Lodge, Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Wagtail Eco Safari Camp
Budget Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Eco Marvels Gorilla resort

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 7: Bwindi Forest –  Return to Kampala

After breakfast, drive back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch. Continue via Masaka with a stopover at Mpambire drum making place if time allows. Head straight reaching Kampala in the evening.

Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}

7 Days Uganda Safari Jinja Rafting Kibale Queen Elizabeth Bwindi Tour Prices

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Notes

* African Spice Safaris can provide you with the following services at an extra fee;
– Airport transfers Entebbe-Kampala, Kampala-Entebbe
– Booking accommodation for you (Night before the safari and after safari in case your flight is on the next day)

7 Days Uganda Safari Jinja Rafting Kibale Queen Elizabeth Bwindi Tour Include:

* Bottle water while on safari
* Relevant Government Taxes
* Chimpanzee and Gorilla viewing permits
* Professional & experienced driver/ guide
* All entrance Park fees & Park Ranger Fees
* 3 Meals per day as indicated in the itinerary
* Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
* Game Drives + Nature Walk in Bigodi Wetland
* 2 Hour Launch Cruise along Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park
* 6 Nights Full Board Accommodation (2 en-route meals) as indicated in the itinerary
* Round trip transportation from Kampala to Jinja – Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi and back to Kampala

7 Days Uganda Safari Jinja Rafting Kibale Queen Elizabeth Bwindi Tour Exclude:

* Uganda Visa Fees
* International flights
* Personal Insurance
* Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

Booking & Reservations for 7 Days Uganda Safari Jinja Rafting Kibale Queen Elizabeth Bwindi Tour Contacts;

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