9 Days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

9 Days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

Overview of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

The 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda is a tour to jinja source of the Nile and wildlife safari in Uganda. The 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. Throughout the trip you go for white water rafting at the source of the Nile at Jinja, Sipi falls hike, game drives and cultural tours at Kidepo valley National Park, a game drive and boat cruise at Murchison Falls National Park and rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, a professional driver guide transfers you to a hotel or lodge in jinja where you spend the night. In the morning, you go for white water rafting on the waters of the Nile. 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 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

Day 1: When you arrive in Uganda, a driver guide picks you up for a transfer to a hotel or lodge in Jinja town.

Day 2: After breakfast at your lodging facility, you go for white water rafting at the Nile river then relax in the evening.

Day 3: Early morning, you are driven to Sipi falls in Kapchorwa within Mount Elgon National Park where you undertake an evening Sipi falls hike.

Day 4: After early morning breakfast, your driver guide transfers you to Kidepo Valley National Park arriving in the evening.

Day 5: In the morning, you go for a game drive, have lunch and then undertake an evening game drive.

Day 6: You go for another game drive and take an evening community tour to the Karamojong community.

Day 7: After breakfast, you are driven to Murchison Falls National Park where you spend a night at a lodging facility close to the park.

Day 8: 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 9: You are driven back Entebbe international airport for late departure with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

Day 1 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

From Entebbe international airport on arrival, a knowledgeable Uganda safari guide briefs you on the trip and ensures your transfer to a prior booked hotel or lodge in Jinja. You are driven past the bustling capital of Uganda-Kampala, Mabira forest (one of the countries large tropical forests) and several sugarcane plantations. Driving in between a beautiful greenery you take a drive a cross the newly constructed source of the Nile bridge arriving to your booked hotel where you spend the night.

Day 2 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda
White Water rafting in Jinja

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 3 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

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.

Accommodation options: Sipi River Lodge (Luxury), Lacam Lodge (Mid-range), Crow’s Nest Camp site (Budget)

Day 4 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

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; Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury/up-market), Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range), Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas (Budget/basic)

Day 5 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour Uganda

9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

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.

Accommodation options; Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury/up-market), Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range), Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas (Budget/basic)

Day 6 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

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; Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury/up-market), Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range), Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas (Budget/basic)

Day 7 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

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; Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury/up-market), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (Budget/basic)

Day 8 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

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.

Accommodation options; Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury/up-market), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (Budget/basic)

Day 9 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

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 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Jinja source of the Nile tour in Uganda

Taking an adventure and wildlife safari in Uganda is one that can be amazing and for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari, you have 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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