7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

Overview of the 7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

This 7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls is a tour to Jinja source of the Nile, wildlife safari to Murchison Falls National Park and chimpanzee trekking safari to Budongo forest.  The trip starts on arrival at Entebbe international airport where you meet a knowledgeable Uganda safari driver guide for a transfer to a booked accommodation in Jinja. The next day, you go white water rafting, have a boat cruise, quad biking and then return to Kampala-Uganda’s capital. From Kampala the next morning, you are driven to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking on foot in the only rhino home in Uganda. You then continue to Murchison Falls National Park where you will have great wildlife sightings the next day. From Murchison Falls, you are transferred to Budongo forest where you go chimpanzee trekking in the afternoon. The next morning, you are driven from Masindi to Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight.

Highlights of the 7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

Day 1: Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport a professional driver guide will pick you up, meet and greet and transfer to a booked hotel or lodge in Jinja.

Day 2: You undertake white water rafting and boat cruise to the source of the Nile.

Day 3: Go for either horseback riding, quad biking and transfer to Kampala.

Day 4: From your booked accommodation in Kampala, a safari driver guide will pick you up for a drive to Murchison falls national park with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking.

Day 5: In the morning, you will do a game drive, have a lunch break either at the lodge or a picnic lunch, undertake an evening launch trip/boat cruise and then hike to the top of the falls.

Day 6: You have breakfast at your lodging facility and then be driven for afternoon chimpanzee trekking at Budongo forest where after you are transfer to a lodging facility in Masindi where you spend the night.

Day 7: After breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

Day 1 of the 7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

Arriving at the shores of the world’s largest continental lake-Lake Victoria at Entebbe International Airport, you meet your Uganda tour driver guide for a transfer to Jinja town. On this 84km drive, you go past the beautiful mabira forest as you drive in between tea and sugar plantations taking about a 2 hours’ drive. After crossing the newly stayed cable bridge you arrive at a booked lodging facility where you have dinner and relax as you wait for an amazing Jinja source of the Nile tour the next day.

Day 2 of the 7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls
White water Rafting at Jinja source of the Nile

In the morning, you go for a great adventure on the world’s longest river as you undertake the adrenalin raising white water rafting experience.  Practical training is offered before the raft experience starts with snacks provided during the raft. Having great adventure moments on the fresh waters is amazing and alongside you are kayakers guiding you through the raft.  After the raft, you have lunch after then take an evening boat cruise to the source of the Nile River. After then, you return for the night at your lodging facility at the shores of the Nile River.

Day 3 of the 7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

This morning, you can choose to either do horseback riding, cycling or quad biking then start the transfer to Kampala. On the transfer, you are driven through Jinja town as you sigh the beautiful architecture in the town that is comprised of Indian, Asian and African designs. On arrival, you check in and rest within Uganda’s bustling capital.

Day 4 of the 7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls
Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After breakfast at your lodging facility, your professional Uganda safari guide will pick you up for a drive to Murchison Falls National Park. A branch off to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary at Nakitoma 115 Km from Kampala and 7 Km off the highway for rhino tracking starts off your Uganda wildlife safari adventure as you go rhino tracking in the only habitat for rhinos in the country. After about 2 hours of rhino tracking, you continue for lunch at Masindi and then after be driven to Murchison Falls National Park. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at a booked accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park.

 

Day 5 of the 7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

Murchison game drive
A game drive at Murchison Falls National Park

A morning cup of coffee starts your day then you proceed to the park for a morning game drive. Morning game drives at the park start at 7:00am though this depends on where you spent the night. If there’s need to cross by ferry to the park, the game drive may start a bit minutes late. The game drive lasts about 2-4hours as you drive through the park sighting several wildlife species inclusive of which are elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, buffaloes and many more.

You then return to your lodging facility for lunch or have picnic lunch then after go for an evening boat cruise/launch cruise to the bottom of the mighty Nile falls. At the start point of the boat cruise you interact with the natives of this region as they play local instruments and sing. You sight the Nile river waters squeezing through a 7-meter gorge then falling 40m below with a thunderous sound. From the bottom of the falls, you start the hike to the top of the falls where you meet your driver guide for return to your lodging facility. By the end of this day, you will have sighted all the big five Africa wildlife species (Buffaloes, Rhino’s, Elephants, lions and leopards).

Day 6 of the 7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

You have morning breakfast then be driven south to Budongo Forest, where you go chimp tracking. Budongo forest is the second-best chimp tracking location in Africa coming after Kibale Forest National Park in western Uganda. With a guide, you go in search of the lively man like primates with a very calm greenery environment that is good for photography. After tracking man’s closest relatives, you are driven to a lodging facility in Masindi town where you spend the night.

Day 7 of the 7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

After a relaxed breakfast at a lodging facility in Masindi, you are transferred by your driver guide to Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight.

End of the 7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls

Jinja is the adventure capital of East Africa and a destination that can be tailored to a Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo Valley National Park or hiking trip to Mount Elgon National Park. Relax either from or to your next destination as you refresh on the fresh water of the world’s longest river all the way from its source.

 

 

7 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda safari Murchison Falls
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