10 Days White Water Rafting, Rwenzori Mountains Trekking and Gorilla trekking Safari
The 10 days Rwenzori hiking tour is one of most scenic trails on Rwenzori Mountains national park and it is a virtual climate expedition to enjoy gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga National Park , White water rafting on the source of the nile with Rwenzori Mountaineering Service.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport & transfer to Kampala
Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be met and welcomed by our company safari guide depending on your flight arrival. After greetings, he will drive you to your pre-booked accommodation in Kampala, on your way you will spot the Lake Victoria from the road and getting your first sights of Uganda. Check in for relaxation as you prepare for tomorrow’s adventure safari in Jinja. Dinner and an overnight at Imperial Royale or acacia lodge. (Bed and Breakfast)
Day 2 White water rafting on the Nile River
On this day after a heavy breakfast at the lodge, our safari guide will pick you very early in the morning and drive you to eastern part of Uganda to Jinja, the drive takes about 2-3 hours passing via Mabira forest Uganda’s biggest forest and if lucky you will spot various species of primates and birds along the road side in Mabira forest. At the source of the Nile, you will enjoy white water rafting one of the memorable adventurous safari activities. You will enjoy half day rafting and then after lunch, you will depart back to Kampala, you may go for some shopping in Kampala and later to your Pre-booked accommodation for dinner and an overnight at Imperial Royale or acacia lodge. Half board drinks not included
Day 3: Depart to Rwenzori Mountain
On this day after breakfast at the lodge, our safari guide will pick you at the hotel in the morning and drive you to Fort portal before traffic gates bad in Kampala. You will get in time at Fort Portal town for lunch as we enjoy the landscape with villages and tea-plantations passing by the windows. After lunch in fort portal you will proceed to your booked accommodation in Rwenzori Mountains. Dinner and an overnight at Trekkers Hostel on full board basis
Day 4: Rwenzori hiking through Montane Forest Zone
You will be transferred to the park headquarters and get briefed from the park wardens about the dos and don’ts, after start the hike. The hike on this day goes through the Afro montane forest zone and the climb today goes for about 6 kilometers. The climb will take you along the steep rim next to the sine hut which is Close to the hut the beautiful Enock waterfalls. You will have an overnight at Sine Hut on the Rwenzori Mountain
Day 5: Rwenzori hiking through Bamboo zone to small lobelia garden
On this day after breakfast, you will embark on the hiking through the Bamboo zone and head to Kalalama camp, here you will stop for a shorter rest and refresh and then after, you will climb high before crossing a thick forest covered with hanging mosses to a small lobelia garden. You then descend through a mossy ridge to Samalira camp. You will have your overnight within this camp.
Day 6: Rwenzori hike down and proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park
This is the last day on the Rwenzori mountain and the last day of the hike, you will descend down through the bamboo zone on the heavily forest edge using this route, you stand a chance to come across many species of primates including the black and white Columbus monkeys, baboons, bird species among many other forest dwellers if lucky as we continue down to the base camp where you will find your safari guide and he will drive you to your booked lodge at the edge of Queen Elizabeth national park. Dinner and an overnight at Pumba safari cottages, Mweya safari lodge, Kyambura gorge, Bush lodge on full board
Day 7: morning game drive and boat cruise at the Kazinga channel
Wake up early for a hearty breakfast and then after, you will embark on a morning game drive at the park and catch up with very many species of animals that live and feed on the lake, games expects to see include lion, elephant, leopard, Uganda kobs, water bucks, warthogs, buffaloes, giant forest hogs among many others. After return back to the lodge for lunch and later after lunch, you will embark on a 2 hours launch cruise on the Kazinga channel for an opportunity to view various species of animals including schools of hippos and crocodiles, buffaloes and elephants as well as birds can be spotted along the shoreline. After this wonderful experience return back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight at Pumba safari cottages, Mweya safari lodge, Kyambura gorge, Bush lodge on full board basis.
Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi national park
This morning after breakfast, our safari guide will transfer you to Bwindi impenetrable national park via the Ishasha sector of the park famously known for its tree climbing lions. You will stand a chance to spot them sited on fig trees or tree blanches. During a game drive to the park, you will spot other species of animals’ including the topis, elephants, warthogs and buffaloes among many other. After the game drive transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park prominently known for housing the endangered mountain gorillas. The drive will take you through villages, cultivated hills and on to the forest covered mountains of Bwindi. Dinner and an overnight at Gorilla Mist Lodge, Buhoma lodge, sanctuary gorilla, Bukima Lodge
Day 9: gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park
After a morning breakfast, report to the park headquarters to receive short briefings from the park wardens or senior ranger guide about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas, and also gets you allocated to the gorilla family to track. After the ranger guide will head you deep into the forest to catch with the endangered apes. The time taken to meet the gorillas is unpredictable it can go from half to full day depending on the gorilla family trekked, so some level of physical fitness is needed. Once the gorillas are met you will forget all the troubles you have gone through and utilize the one hour allowed to stay with the gorillas. After the trek you will come to the starting point where you will meet your safari guide/driver who will drive you back to your lodge for late lunch and if you still have energy, you will go for community walk and meet the batwa pygmy dinner and an overnight at Gorilla Mist Lodge, Buhoma lodge, sanctuary gorilla, Bukima Lodge, Buhoma community bandas
Day 10: transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe / night flight
After a hearty breakfast, embark on the long drive back to Entebbe international park with lunch enroute in Mbarara and also a stop at the Equator crossing for photography, it’s here where the northern- and southern hemispheres meet. From here you will continue with your drive to Entebbe international airport if your departure flight is one this day you will fly back home or if it’s on the following day plan an extra night and fly the next day. Meal plan for this day is Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)