5 Days Murchison and Jinja safari
5 Days Murchison and Jinja safari : This is a Uganda adventure safari that combines wildlife viewing with extreme sport experience. Since Uganda is endowed with fascinating wildlife and incredible landscape, why not explore it all? A 5 days Uganda safari to Murchison falls national park and Jinja is a perfect highlight to exploring this Pearl of Africa. It takes you hiking to the top of the falls after cruising on the Nile, watching the huge herds of mammals in the plains of Murchison falls national park, and then to Jinja for the thrilling whitewater rafting through grade 5 rapids.
- Scenic road trip through the nearby countryside
- Game drives
- Boat cruise along the Victoria Nile
- Hike to the top of the mighty Murchison falls
- Full-day whitewater rafting/half-day rafting and quad biking
- Zip ling and return to Kampala
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison falls national park
If you have just arrived at the airport, the safari driver will welcome you, drive to a nearby hotel for lunch and thereafter head to Murchison falls national park. And if you are already in the country, meet up with the driver in Kampala or Entebbe and transfer to the park. The drive takes you through Nakasongola where you might come across the long-horned cattle grazing in the plains. You will have lunch in Masindi and proceed to the park through Kichumbanyobo gate, Budongo forest to the River Nile. Cross to the northern side for an evening game drive with chances of sighting the lion, leopard, or hyena. Elephants and herds of Uganda kobs, Jacksons’ hartebeest, and buffaloes are common.
Drive to the lodge, check-in, have dinner, freshen up, and rest.
Meal plan: Half board
Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
Just like the residents of the jungle, you will also rise up early morning, have breakfast and head out for the game drive to see how they go about with their day. Driving out early gives visitors a chance to encounter predators before they retire to their hideouts after hunting. However, this is nature in that they can still be sighted in the midmorning yet you rose up only to first come across hippos returning to Lake Albert. Game drives in Murchison falls national park also take you close to elephants, giraffes, and many other wild animals. Birds especially savannah birds are present in the plains, for example the Abyssinian hornbill is commonly seen during game drives.
After about 4 hours of the game drive, return to the lodge, freshen up, have lunch, and drive to Paraa for the boat cruise. The launch cruise takes you to the bottom of the falls where you will watch the mighty River Nile pour down after penetrating through the small gorge. Go out of the boat, and meet your next guide for the hike to the top of the Falls. This is one of the best adventures to do in Murchison falls national park. The trail to the beautiful site offers an opportunity to sight interesting bird species and lovely views of the Nile and the park. Upon arrival at the top of the falls, you will be astonished by the beauty and strength of the falls.
The safari guide will be waiting to drive you back to the lodge.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 3: Transfer to Jinja
Rise up and set out on a journey to Jinja. You will have lunch en route, arrive at your lodge in Jinja in the afternoon and relax.
Meal plan: Full board
Day 4: Full-day whitewater rafting
After having breakfast, head to the starting point where you will be briefed about whitewater rafting, get ready with the rafting gear plus a short orientation to guide you. Get ready to face your fears; onto the raft and sail through the relaxed sections of the river, slowly to the wild and extreme rapids, and thereafter you are good to tick off whitewater rafting in Jinja off your bucket list. After the adventure, return to the lodge and nurse the body after the tiredness.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 5: Zip-lining and return to Kampala
This last day of the safari starts with breakfast at the lodge before checking out. Then say bye-bye to Jinja, stop over at Mabira forest, and drive to the camp. The guide will lead you to the zip-lining starting point where you will have a chance to soar over the forest canopy. The adventure doesn’t require any expertise, just take heart and experience how it feels to swing from one point to another in Mabira forest.
After the adventure, you will continue to Kampala with an en-route lunch.
End of tour
- Transport in 4X4 safari vehicle
- Professional & experienced safari driver
- Park entrance fees
- Accommodation at the park and meals
- Drinking water
- All activities as per itinerary
- Alcoholic drinks and cigar
- Extra meals
- Visa and air ticket
- Tips and gratuity