Starts/Ends: Entebbe, Uganda

Country Visited: Uganda

Main Activities:  Scenic Viewing, Game Viewing, Boat Ride, Kayaking, Whitewater rafting, site seeing

Strength Demand: Mildly Demanding

8 Day Gorilla Trekking Bwindi & Wildlife Safari

Route:  Kampala – Murchison  – Kampala – Jinja – Entebbe

Follow the mighty Nile river on the 5 Day Murchison Falls & Source of the Nile safari route and visit the ‘big five‘ wildlife safari game, a bucket list African safari adventure. This Uganda safari route follows the Nile river downwards from Murchion Falls scenic view and Wildlife action to the source of the Nile in Jinja, where you’ll loosen up with a bungee jump, whitewater rafting or horseback ride.

This safari route can be fitted to you plans, leaves any time of the year, all accommodation, meals and game park fees are taken care of. The safari can be private or with any number of people. Start Planning now!

Safari Highlights

  • A visit to the magnificent Murchison Falls renowned for its scenic beauty and the spectacular falls
  • Enjoying a game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile River
  • Being tantalized by the squeezing of the Nile River into a 7 meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion
  • Sightseeing of the unique geographical gifting along the Albertine Rift Valley, with breathtaking scenic allure, and landscapes
  • A visit to the source of the Nile River at Jinja to see the spot where the Mighty River Nile begins its 6,700 Km journey through Sudan and Egypt into the Mediterranean Sea.
  • An opportunity to indulge in water sports such as white water rafting and kayaking at the world famous Bujagali & Itanda Falls along the Nile River as well as bungee jumping at the Source of the Nile


Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You will be met at the airport by our Murchison Falls & Source of the nile safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel reserved for you in Kampala. Dinner and overnight will be at this hotel.

Day 2: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park

You will have an early breakfast and be driven to the Murchison Falls National Park through Masindi town. Along the way you will visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you will have a guided nature walk to track the Rhinos. You will proceed to Masindi town where you will have your lunch after which you will enter the Park via the Kichumbanyobo gate and visit the Top of the falls, the spot from which the park gets its name. At the top of the waterfalls, you will observe the River Nile squeezing itself in a 7 meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river whose water banks are swarmed with a profusion of water and land animals as well as birds. You will have dinner and overnight at the lodge reserved for you.

Day 3: Game drive and boat launch

In the morning you will have breakfast before going for a game drive in the Murchison Falls park’s Northern area to see the big 5 including Buffaloes, Lions, Elephants, and if fortunate even see a Leopard. Other animals you will see include: Rothschild giraffes, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Waterbuck, plus a great diversity of other Antelopes in large numbers.

Murchison Falls

At lunchtime you will return to the lodge and later in the afternoon go for the thrilling launch cruise down the Nile. You will sail close to the bottom of the falls and on this cruise you will see various birds, numerous hippos and giant crocodiles plus some other animals grazing close to the banks. If fortunate, you may see the uncommon shoe bill stork plus various other bird species within this area.

You will return to your Murchison Falls & Source of the Nile Adventure booked lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Transfer to Jinja

You will after breakfast, set off  the Murchison Falls safari route for Jinja to visit the source of the Nile, Africa’s longest river. You will arrive in the early evening and relax at your lodge until dinner time and overnight.

Day 5: Boat cruise and water rafting in Jinja and transfer to Kampala

You will after breakfast have a brief drive through this historical town after which you will visit the source of the Nile and explore it by boat. You will then spend the rest of the day rafting until late afternoon will you will relocate back to your hotel in Kampala or to the Airport for your departure flight.

water rafting in Jinja

Price includes:

  • Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon
  • Gorilla permit
  • Igongo Cultural visit
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Two Game drives
  • Boat cruise fees along the Kazinga channel
  • Guided primate walk along Kyambura gorge
  • Park fees
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Enroute Meals


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