5 Days Murchison and Jinja safari : This 5 Day Uganda safari combines wildlife viewing with a taste of extreme sport adventure. The Pearl of Africa is endowed with fascinating wildlife and incredible landscape, why not explore both on this tour? While Murchison falls national park is the largest national park in Uganda with abundant wildlife, Jinja is a popular destination for adventure in East Africa. The 5 Day safari t takes you hiking to the top of Murchison falls after cruising on the Nile, watching large herds of mammals in the plains of Murchison falls national park, and whitewater rafting through Jinja’s grade 5 rapids.
- Game drives in Murchison Falls national park
- Rhino tracking
- Boat cruise on the Victoria Nile
- Hike to the top of the mighty Murchison falls
- Full-day whitewater rafting/half-day rafting and quad biking
Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe or Kampala to Murchison falls national park
Your safari driver will meet you at your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala and transfer you to Murchison falls national park. The journey takes you through Nakasongola district where you might come across the long-horned cattle grazing in the plains. It is also in Nakasongola that you will go tracking rhinos, at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is an interesting activity as it allows you watch the mammals from a distance, on foot. You will have an en-route lunch at your leisure 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: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
Just like the residents of the jungle, you will also wake up early morning, have breakfast and head out for a game drive to see what nature will offer for the day. This gives a chance to encounter nocturnal predators before they retire to their hideouts after hunting. However, this is nature, so, they can still be sighted in the midmorning or later, yet you rose up only to first come across hippos returning to the water bodies. More animals that you are likely going to see include elephants, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeests and Uganda kobs among others.
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
You will have breakfast and check out of your lodge at Murchison Falls national park. You will set off to Jinja and stopover at Mabira forest for a short exploration. Arrival at your hotel in the evening; check in, have dinner and rest.
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: Drive back to Entebbe or Kampala
This last day of the safari allows you to wake up at your leisure. You will have breakfast at the lodge, check out and embark on your journey to Entebbe or Kampala where the 5 Day safari ends.
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