This experiential package highlights Ugandas thrilling activities that will stay in your travel memory for a very longtime. These include white Rhino tracking on foot, the elusive rare Shoebill tracking, Chimpanzee habituation, animal familiarization, hot air balloon safari in Murchison Falls national park, cultural encounters at Ndere centre that will leave you wanting for more.
2 Friends Beach Hotel offers luxurious accommodation on the beach of Lake Victoria only ten minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport ((EBB). 2 Friends Beach Hotel is an intimate and personalized hotel, which gives them the pleasure to offer their guests an peaceful and private ambiance. 2 Friends Beach Hotel has 16 rooms beautifully decorated with our creative and unique design.
Maximising the fusion of timber, natural stone and canvas, Amuka Lodge was created to blend with the natural beauty of the surrounding environment.Currently there are eight units; two chalets have two bedrooms – perfect for families. Four chalets are Deluxe Chalets, each with one bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. Two units has three separate bedrooms, each with a verandah and an en-suite bathroom.
Murchison River Lodge is located on the southern bank of the River Nile overlooking pods of hippos, papyrus islands and Murchison Falls National Park. In beautiful surroundings they offer comfortable and relaxing mid-range accommodation to suit all budgets. The rooms are attractive thatched cottages, thatched safari tents and simple camping tents in our shaded and well positioned campsite.
Impeccably designed, our 30 cottages, suites and apartments offer an unmatched blend of luxury, comfort and style. The Nile Village Resort' spacious accommodations feature lush fabrics, en-suite bathrooms, wi-fi, flat screen TVs, air-conditioning, mosquito nets, fridges and other special touches to make sure that you are content and feel at home.
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport ((EBB), you will be welcomed by our company representative, who will transfer you to your hotel for relaxation.
After breakfast, you will be transferred northward via Kampala to Nakasongola District, where Zziwa Rhino sanctuary is located. Check in at Amuka Safari lodge and have a short nature walk. Have lunch at the lodge as you prepare for Rhino tracking in the evening. Visitors to the sanctuary are allowed to track the Rhinos and see them up close. You can approach the Rhinos on foot. The animals are not that dangerous if you follow instructions.
The White Rhinos (the ones at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary) are gentle giants, and approaching them on foot poses no danger to you. You will have the guidance and company of a sanctuary ranger, who is knowledgeable about the behavior of the Rhinos. Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary gives you a rare opportunity to see the Rhinos not from a vehicle but from up close and on foot, you have some great and unusual photo opportunities here as you encounter the White Rhinos of Zziwa. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Amuka Safari lodge.
Start your day with an early drive at to Lugogo swamp in Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for the elusive rare shoe bill tracking. Return to the lodge for your breakfast, later connect to Murchison, and check in at your Lodge in the afternoon. Have lunch and later go for an evening game drive in the northern bank of the park.
Go for an early morning two-hour hot air balloon safari. For approximately two hours, you will float over the Savannah of Murchison Falls National Park. The pilot will fly at varying altitudes during your flight to give you different perspectives, taking advantage of the wind currents at the varying altitudes.
The flight gives passengers great photo opportunities that are different from an ordinary safari on the ground. As you gently drift over the park, you can watch the sun rise as Savannah below come to life with birds and animals. Later, you will do an afternoon boat safari on the Nile, to the bottom of Murchison Falls.
After having your breakfast, embark on a road trip to Kampala reaching Ndere centre in the afternoon, have your lunch and relax at the cultural centre.
Tour around the centre and see the crafts on display as you eagerly wait for the cultural performance by Ndere troupe in the evening. Please note that the cultural performances are staged on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
After having breakfast, depart from Kampala and proceed to Jinja for the most thrilling adventurous activities on the continent. The full day white water rafting begins with a comprehensive briefing and the fitting of lifejackets and helmets. The rafting is done on a ten kilometer stretch of the Nile River.
The first few rapids are low grade (one and two) and give clients a sense of confidence. As the river meanders through beautiful scenery, the rafts are guided into the mighty challenges of the best Grade rapids on the Nile. Eight major rapids are rafted plus lower graded runs to maximize the adrenaline rush of this adventure.
After breakfast, prepare for yet another breath taking experiential activity called Nile high bungee jumping. This involves leaping over the sky and touching down to the bottom of River Nile.
The team is always readily available for any concern which makes your adventure safe. Relax at the source of the Nile for lunch as it is also advisable to relax after this thrilling activity.
After breakfast you'll be pickedup from the hotel, you are transferred to the meeting point in Entebbe at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. You will take (45 minutes to an hour) speed boat ride on Lake Victoria as you cross over to the Ngamba Island. On arrival at the Island, you are given a short introduction and briefing on the sanctuary like why it was established and the back ground as well.
The staff is informative, passionate and able to answer all questions. It is obvious that they care about the chimps very much. They can tell you, without thinking, the story of each and every chimp, how they got there, can identify each chimp by name immediately upon sight - and there are almost 50 of them. Get involved in the care giving activity at the sanctuary and get close to the Chimpanzees; feed them under the supervision of the staff.
After breakfast, proceed to UWEC formerly Entebbe zoo for an exciting wildlife encounter Behind the scene. The behind the scene tour is a two-hour entertaining and educational adventure that offers special hands on experiences and interesting information about how they take care of the residents (animals and birds).
If you sign up for this activity, be assured of a close up and personal encounter with the lions, elephant plus many more wonders you perhaps have not imagined meeting before!
End of the Trip. This day is reserved for your return flight.
Murchison Falls National Park is a national park in Uganda and managed by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority. The park is in northwestern Uganda, spreading inland from the shore of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile.The park is Uganda's largest national park, having six species of mammals as well as Uganda's largest population of crocodiles. 450 bird species are present ranging from easy variety of waterbirds, including the rare shoe-billed stork to Bugondo's 59 "restricted range" species, dwarf kingfisher, Goliath heron, white-thighed hornbill and great blue turaco are some of the species among them.
During the safari tour, you have included in the price nine breakfasts, nine lunches, and nine dinners.
Please book your flights to Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfers from and to the airport are included in the price. Limitless Tour and Travels will have the driver / guide send to pick you up from the airport