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6 Days Rafting Murchison Falls Safari in Kampala, Uganda

Kingfisher Safaris Resort Jinja - Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - Red Chilli Rest Camp - Budongo Eco Lodge

Rafting Uganda Safaris

Mix rafting on the mighty Nile with classic safari. Join your hosts Karumuna Safaris at Uganda and enjoy trekking in the jungle, search for big game on the savanna, spot hippos by the shores, climb mountains, do chimps and gorilla trekking, discover the culture, or relax in the breathtaking nature. This safari is your opportunity to live an adventure in the untouched wilderness where you will see mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, lions, elephants, and an abundance of birds.

Highlights

  • Rafting on the Nile River
  • Gorillas and chimps game drives
  • Boat-cruise and see hippos, crocodiles, and birds
  • Covers chimpanzee and gorilla permits and park entrance fees
  • Enjoy the Murchison Falls National Park
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals

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6 activity days
The maximum participants in the group is 8
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
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Accommodation

Amuka Lodge

The Amuka Lodge is located in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Amuka Lodge brings you breathtaking encounters with Uganda’s only wild rhinoceros as well a wide array of birds and wildlife. The accommodations afford all the luxury not expected in the African wilderness, with unfenced chalets that make the most of the bush environment. Here you will spend the night on the third day.

Budongo Eco Lodge

Situated in the heart of Budongo Forest Reserve, part of Murchison Falls National Park, Budongo Eco Lodge provides excellent and pocket friendly accommodation in the midst of one of the largest and most beautiful rainforest locations in Uganda whose incredible biodiversity includes nine different species of primates, 360 species of birds, over 290 different types of butterflies, and some of the oldest trees in Uganda. You will spend one night at the lodge during the fifth day.

Kingfisher Safari Resort Jinja

The Kingfisher Safaris Resort is situated at the shore of Lake Viktoria, near the river Nile in eastern Uganda. The resort's huts are made comfortable to meet western standards. The nature of the bandas remind guests of the houses of people lived in long ago in addition to reminding the non-residents that they are in Uganda, the pearl of Africa. You will spend the first two nights in the resort.

Red Chilli Rest Camp

Red Chilli is superbly located to explore Murchison. The camp is at Paraa on the southern bank of the River Nile in the heart of the park. It is just 500 meters from the Paraa ferry, where all vehicles cross the Nile for game drives around the Nile Delta, and from where boats can be hired for game viewing and sport fishing on the Nile, either up to the base of the fall, or down to the Nile delta at Lake Albert. You will spend one night during the fourth day.

Program

Day 1 - Arrival and transfer to Jinja

This day you will meet your safari guide and leave Kampala for the start of your safari. The target for the day is Jinja where you will check in at the hotel and relax during the afternoon. You will spend the night at the Kingfisher Safaris Resort Jinja.

Day 2 - Rafting on the Nile River

In the morning your guide will take you to the starting point of the white water rafting. Together with a group you set off for your adventure on the mighty Nile River. After finishing, your guide will you back to the hotel.

Day 3 - Transfer and Rhino Sanctuary

After breakfast, you will leave Jinja with the target of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. At the sanctuary they are protecting Uganda's rhinos. You will arrive for lunch in the sanctuary before having a walk to see the rhinos up-close. You will spend this night at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Day 4 - To Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast you will set off for the drive to Murchison Falls National Park to be there around lunch time. When you have finished your lunch it is time to experience the top of the falls. It is an amazing feeling to stand their enjoying the view and hearing the water roar. Have a relaxed evening at the lodge. You will spend this night at the Red Chilli Rest Camp.

Day 5 - Game drive and boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park

Get up early in the morning to meet the animals of the savanna. During this morning game drive you can see giraffes, elephants, lions, and more. In the afternoon it is time for another encounter with the mighty Nile, but this time a more relaxed one as you take a boat-cruise spotting for example hippos, crocodiles, and birds on the shores. Spend the night in Budongo forest (a part of Murchison Falls) to get close to the jungle. You will spend the night at Budongo Eco Lodge.

Day 6 - Chimps trekking and transfer to Kampala

This morning you head in to the jungle to trek chimps. It is an experience in itself to walk in the forest taking in the surroundings and of course a highlight to see chimpanzees. When you are back from the trek your guide drives you back to Kampala depending on your flight arrangements.

Included excursions

  • Boat cruise on Albert Lake
  • Chimp trekking
  • Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Rafting at Nile River
  • Rhino visit
  • Visit to Victoria Lake

Location

This safari will take place at Jinja, Uganda. You will stay in various locations throughout the safari. Uganda is blessed with a rich animal kingdom, breath taking nature, and welcoming people. Uganda is the source of the great Nile River, the longest river in the world rooted finds its source in one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world, Lake Victoria.

This rafting Uganda safari will take place particularly in the Kingfisher Safaris Resort Jinja, you will also stay at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the Red Chilli Rest Camp, and the Budongo Eco Lodge.

Food

Karumuna Safaris caters for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets. Most of the dishes are served hot apart from those that must be cold like yoghurt and ice cream.

The local dishes include rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, steamed matooke, fine maize meal, bread, and the full range of confectioneries, samosas, pizza, pasta accompanied with stews of your choice, leafy vegetables, and fruit salad abound.

Barbecues can be arranged in advance. Most eating places serve a buffet so you can choose according to your preference. Drinks include the fizzy drinks and fresh juices such as passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and watermelon.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you can enjoy cultural dances, community visits, city tours, and historical sites visits. Swimming can be arranged in advance by locating hotels fitted with modern swimming pools. Karumuna Safaris can arrange swimming in the five or four star hotels.

When with Karumuna, feel free to ask about sports and games available in Uganda. For those with spiritual needs, ask Karumuna Safaris about places of worship. Spare some valuable time for shopping and spending time by the lake side which in most cases has a lot of space.

Most beaches in Uganda provide marvelous fried fish. In most tourism areas are spectacular forests which can be visited on request especially where you have spare time.

Spa treatments

During this safari, you can book a massage for an additional cost. Most of the mid-range and luxury accommodations provide massage and sauna services at an extra fee.

What's included

  • 3 daily meals plus water
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Boat-cruise on the Nile River
  • English speaking safari guide
  • Entry cost to all parks mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gorilla and chimpanzee permits mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private ground transport
  • Transfer from and to Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Drinks
  • Personal and medical expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Karumuna Safaris will pick you up from the airport. Please contact Karumuna Safaris if you need to be picked outside Uganda.

Airport: Entebbe International Airport Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Thursday December 31, 2020
Departure: Tuesday January 5, 2021

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