Safari Brief

Experience the Nile River at its best! This safari adventure takes you to Murchison Falls National Park, which lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley. Murchison Falls, Uganda's most favourite park is crossed by the Nile – the longest river as it flows to the Mediterranean. An adrenaline-pumping adventure also awaits you in Jinja with a rafting expedition.

Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You arrive at Entebbe International Airport, located on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Victoria, the largest fresh water lake in Africa, where a representative or your driver/guide from Uzuri Uganda Safaris will welcome you and transfer you to Eureka Place Hotel Kampala.

Meal Plan: No meals inclusive

Day 2: Drive to Murchison Falls N.P & boat to bottom of falls

This morning, two drivers/guides from Africa Uzuri Safaris will pick you from your hotel/accommodation in Kampala (or wherever you will be departing from) to begin your transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with a refreshment break at Migyera on the Kampala-Gulu road. The drive to the ferry-crossing should take you some 4-5 hours. After the ferry-crossing on the southern bank, you will check-in at Red Chilli Rest Camp and enjoy lunch. After lunch, at 2.00pm, you will head out for the boat launch to the bottom of the powerful Murchison Falls. This three-hour boat cruise climaxes at the edge of the rift valley escarpment at which point you will get off the boat and trek to the top of the falls (wear sports shoes while on the boat for ease of trekking to the top). Having worked up a sweat, once at the top, get bathed in the misty spray that the Nile create as it forces itself into the 7-metre cleft to create the famous Murchison Falls. Your guides will be waiting up top to transfer you back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Morning & Evening Game Drives

You are up at 6.00 am and enjoy your breakfast. At 6.30 am after your breakfast, you will drive out for a game drive for a chance to view the glorious day-break from across the open savannah, birds and dotted woodland as well as riverine vegetation along the Nile. Wildlife on the northern bank where you explore this morning has game that includes Rothschild Giraffe, elephant, lions, oribis, waterbucks etc and a variety of savannah woodland birds. At between 10-11 am, you will return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, relax at the lodge. Later in the evening, you will go out for an evening game drive to view this beautiful park and its inhabitants from a totally different perspective when the sun has gone down. If there is game you missed out on the morning game drive, you might be lucky in the evening. After your drive, return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest

After your breakfast this morning, head to Budongo Forest, part of the Murchison Falls National Park conservation area, for chimpanzee tracking/trekking. Wear your light hiking shoes/boots and long trousers/shirts/blouses. You will be taken on a guided walk in search of the habituated chimpanzee family. Carry your binoculars and also look out for some birds as Budongo is a critical birding place for the Uganda birding safaris. After your chimpanzee trek, you will return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Jinja & Visit Source of the Nile

Today, wake up at leisure and enjoy your breakfast. At 8.00 am after breakfast, you check-out and commence your transfer to Jinja – the Source of the Nile. You will have lunch in Kampala en-route before completing your transfer to Jinja 80 kilometres east of Kampala. You arrive Jinja in the mid-afternoon and head to the Source of the Nile for a chance to see the Nile start its 6,000+ kilometres to the Mediterranean. After your visit to the Source of the Nile, you check-in at Signature Hotel & Apartments for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Half-day Rafting Expedition

You will head out for a half-day rafting expedition. Alternatively, if white water rafting does not appeal to your adventure spirit, you can choose to go on a Quad bike safari (not included in price) along trails that have been developed beside the young Nile in Jinja. At the end of this exciting day, you return to your accommodation to rest your tired muscles. Later, you can go out on the Jinja Nightlife for a chance to interact with the locals and also enjoy a Nile Beer.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Entebbe via Kampala

You wake up at leisure and enjoy your breakfast. After breakfast, you leave Jinja headed to Kampala. In Uganda’s capital, you can visit the Crafts Village along Buganda Road to buy your Uganda souvenir. Check-out the 1000 Cups coffee shop for you to buy some Uganda Arabica coffee. After your shopping trip, you will continue to Entebbe. In Entebbe, you can visit the botanical gardens or one of the numerous beaches where you can enjoy lunch of a whole tilapia fish with French fries. Later you are dropped off at Entebbe International Airport in time for you to check-in for your departure flight home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Should you be spending an extra night in Kampala, please let us know and we will book a hotel for your extra days.

Package Includes

  • Accommodation in Standard Rooms in safari lodges/camps and hotel facilities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • On the ground transport in two 7-seater Safari Mini-Vans with pop-up roofs for game viewing
  • Game drives, excursions and sight-seeing activities (if any) as described above
  • Activities (if any) as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide
  • Bottled water whilst on safari (1 litre of water per person per day)

Not included 

  • Personal expenses such travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including water, soft drinks, luxury champagne, spirits or meals not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Cost of obtaining Visas ($50)
  • Any optional tours and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Airfare


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