10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

Overview of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

The 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour is a Uganda tour to jinja source of the Nile and wildlife safari to the best of the country’s savannah parks. Your memorable trip features a Jinja source of the Nile tour, a Sipi falls hike and wildlife safari to Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison Falls National Park and rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Arriving to Uganda at Entebbe international airport, you meet your professional driver guide who briefs you about the safari and then after transfer you to a hotel or lodge in Entebbe where you relax from jet lag. In the morning the next day, you have breakfast then after check out of your hotel for a drive to Jinja passing via Mabira forest arriving in the evening for a boat cruise. The next day, you are transferred to Kapchorwa where you go for a Sipi falls hike from where you transfer to Kidepo national park the next day. At Kidepo national park, you spend 2 days undertaking game drives and cultural tours then after transfer to Murchison falls national park. At Murchison falls park you undertake a game drive, boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls before tracking rhinos at Ziwa rhino sanctuary on the last day as you return to Entebbe international airport for a departure flight.

Highlights of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

Day 1: You arrive at Entebbe International Airport where you meet a professional driver guide for a drive to a booked lodging facility within Entebbe.

Day 2: Following breakfast, you are then transferred to Jinja where you undertake an evening boat cruise.

Day 3: After breakfast at your lodging facility, you go for white water rafting at the Nile river then relax in the evening.

Day 4: Early morning, you are driven to Sipi falls in Kapchorwa within Mount Elgon National Park where you undertake an evening Sipi falls hike.

Day 5: After early morning breakfast, your driver guide transfers you to Kidepo Valley National Park arriving in the evening.

Day 6: In the morning, you go for a game drive, have lunch and then undertake an evening game drive.

Day 7: You go for another game drive and take an evening community tour to the Karamojong community.

Day 8: After breakfast, you are driven to Murchison Falls National Park where you spend a night at a lodging facility close to the park.

Day 9: Early morning, you undertake a game drive, have lunch and undertake an evening boat cruise after which you hike to the top of the falls.

Day 10: You are driven back Entebbe international airport for late departure with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

Day 1 of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

With arrival at Entebbe International Airport close to the shores of Lake Victoria (the world’s largest continental lake) you are cleared by the airport staff then after meet your driver guide. Your driver guide briefs you on the safari and then starts the transfer to a booked accommodation facility in Entebbe close to the shores of the Lake. Here you relax and spend the night as you a wait a drive to the country side the next day.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury/Up-market: Protea Hotel/2 Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe

Mid-range/Standard: Boma Hotel

Day 2 of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

 

Early morning after breakfast, your driver guide will be there to pick you up for a transfer to Jinja town in Eastern Uganda 80km away. You drive through the crazy traffic in Kampala-Uganda’s capital as many go for work then continue passing Mabira forest which is one of the largest tropical forests within the city center. Continuing with the drive you take a scenic ride between greenery back grounds of tea and sugarcane plantations. After crossing the picturesque newly launched source of the Nile bridge you continue to the town for lunch then after go for a boat ride to the source of the Nile. In the evening you spend a night at an accommodation in Jinja source of the Nile.

Day 3 of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

In the morning after breakfast, you are driven to the white-water raft start point on the Nile river. You have practical training before you get into the Nile river for white water rafting lasting about 5 hours. You go rafting alongside professional rafters and kayakers with snacks provided during the activity. After white water rafting, you have lunch and then be driven back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 4 of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

Early morning, by the time you finish having breakfast, your driver guide will be at the hotel to ensure your transfer to Eastern Uganda using a 4×4 safari vehicle. Taking about 4-5hours, you arrive in Kapchorwa at the afternoon where you go for Sipi Falls hike in the evening. You have a chance to hike to the 3 beautiful falls of Sipi in a beautiful backdrop of coffee and several plantations. After the hike, you are driven back to your lodging facility for an overnight stay.

10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Sipi River Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Lacam Lodge

Budget/Basic: Crow’s Nest Camp site

Day 5 of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

After morning breakfast, you embark on a road trip from the beautiful hills of Mount Elgon to the golden savannah plains of Kidepo Valley national park far north east of Uganda’s border with South Sudan. After about 8 hours drive, you arrive to Kidepo park in the evening, check in, have dinner and spend the night at a close accommodation in Kidepo valley national park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/up-market: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/Basic: Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas

Day 6 of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

Early morning, you are transferred to Kidepo valley park headquarters for a game drive at the Narus river. This is the permanent water source at the park and definitely where to spot several wildlife species as they quench their thirst. You return to your hotel for lunch and then return in the evening for another game drive.

Kidepo Valley Scenery

Accommodation options:

Luxury/up-market: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/Basic: Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas

 

 

Day 7 of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

In the morning, you go for another game drive to the park where you get the chance to sight the other wildlife species that you missed the previous day and visit the kanangarok hot springs.  With a lucky day, you could sight the cheetah which is the fastest land animal and endemic to Kidepo in Uganda and the ostrich. In the evening, you have a moment with the diverse Karamojong community as they demonstrate their daily life skills within their homesteads, this is a moment you will wish to never miss. You return to your lodging facility for dinner and relaxation from the experiences of the attractions in Kidepo valley national park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/up-market: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/Basic: Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas

Day 8 of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

After breakfast, you say goodbye to Kidepo valley park and then embark on the drive to Murchison falls national park. This is not just a road trip but an en route game drive, what you meet along the way is beautiful views and daily life activities. Arriving in the evening, you check in and spend the night a prior booked accommodation in Murchison falls national park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Pakuba safari lodge

Budget/Basic: Fort Murchison Lodge

Day 9 of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

By 7:00am, you are driven to Murchison falls park for a morning game drive with several wildlife species inclusive of which are elephants, lions, leopards, lions and giraffes. After the 2-4hours drive, you return to your lodging facility for refreshment and a meal before returning for an evening boat cruise. Cruising to the bottom of the thunderous falls starting at 2:00pm where after you driver guide drives you back to your lodging facility picking you from the top of the falls after your hike.

Murchison game drive

Accommodation options:

Luxury/up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Pakuba safari lodge

Budget/Basic: Fort Murchison Lodge

 

 

Day 10 of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

By morning, you have breakfast then be driven back to Entebbe international airport. You branch off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking on foot for about 2 hours. The drive continues to Entebbe international airport for drop off as you depart for your way forward flight.

End of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

For centuries Uganda hails as the source of the Nile River and the same that forms the face of the world’s most powerful waterfall. On this safari you have the chance to visit the Nile River on 2 destinations. On a safari to Murchison falls park, you can customize it to a Uganda gorilla trekking safari, to Bwindi impenetrable national park in western Uganda. For a profusion of wildlife encounter, a Kenya wildlife safari and wildlife safari in Tanzania to the safari parks here are an amazing opportunity.

 

 

 

 

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