13 DAYS UGANDA ADVENTURE: HIKING / TREKKING / RAFTING / CYCLING

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13 DAYS UGANDA ADVENTURE: HIKING / TREKKING / RAFTING / CYCLING

For 13 days your heart will beat a little bit faster, for four reasons.

1. The sight of animals like hippos, elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes and zebras on different safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park or Lake Mburo National Park make your wild(life) dreams come true.

2. Getting close to our furry relatives, mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, in their natural habitat excites you slightly… or a bit more.

3. For a hike on an extinct volcanoe, a walk through a swamp and a bike ride through the countryside you need to tap into your fitness resources – but you will be awarded with stunning views and encounters of the Ugandan kind.

4. A quad safari and white water rafting in Jinja let the adrenalin rush through your body.

And believe it or not, these are just the highlights of your 13-days Uganda: Hiking, Rafting and Biking Adventure. There are countless other special moments and unique sights which will live in your head rent-free… forever.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
  • Day 2: Drive from Entebbe / Kampala to Jinja + Quad tour in Jinja
  • Day 3: White water rafting on the Nile River in Jinja
  • Day 4: Drive from Jinja to Kibale National Park
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park + Swamp walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary at Kibale National Park
  • Day 6: Drive from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park + Jeep safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 7: Jeep safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park + Boat safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 8: Drive from Queen Elizabeth to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Day 9: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Day 10: Hiking the Sabinyo Volcanoe in Mgahinga National Park
  • Day 11: Drive from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 12: Mountainbike safari outside Lake Mburo National Park + Jeep safari in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 13: Drive back to Entebbe / Kampala + Flight home from Entebbe (not included in the price)

Day 1

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

You arrive at Entebbe International Airport, your gateway to the diverse beauty of Uganda! This is the country of adventurous mountain gorilla and chimp trekking, stunning wildlife safaris, amazing road trips and wilderness adventures by boat, bike, horse or foot. Experience the warm hospitality of the Ugandan people and be amazed by the cultural encounters with the different indigenous tribes. With us, you’ll experience it all!

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Day 2

Drive from Entebbe / Kampala to Jinja

On your first day of travels in Uganda, you immediately hit the road to take in the first images of the country on a 3-hour drive to Jinja. From Entebbe, you first drive to the capital Kampala and from there, you continue to the energizing city of Jinja. Just before reaching this town on the shores of Lake Victoria, you pass over the Source of the Nile bridge and get a first glimpse of this famous body of water originating in Lake Victoria. Then Jinja awaits, time for some action!

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Day 3

White water rafting on the Nile River in Jinja

White water rafting on the Nile River in Jinja is an exhilarating adventure that combines adrenaline-pumping rapids with stunning scenery. With experienced guides, you’ll navigate through rapids, facing thrilling drops and swirling currents on the world’s longest river. The journey takes you past lush forests and charming villages, offering a unique perspective of Uganda's natural beauty. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rafter, this adventure-packed activity will surely make your heart skip a beat… or two… or three.

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Day 4

Drive from Jinja to Kibale National Park

From the bustling Jinja you drive to Kibale National Park today, known as the primate capital of the world. The park hosts the most chimpanzees and monkey species in the world and monkey lovers will have a blast discovering all 13 species. To mention a few: the L'Hoest monkey, olive baboons, vervet monkey, grey-cheeked Mangabey, Uganda red Colobus, Prince Demidoff's bushbaby, the potto and the patas monkey. Now that makes a 7-hour drive a lot more exciting!

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Day 5

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park

The highest concentration of chimpanzees on the African continent can be found in Uganda – in Kibale National Park to be precise! With approximately 1,500 chimps in several groups, you have a relatively high chance of seeing these fascinating animals in the wild. During chimpanzee trekking, expert guides take you through the lush rainforest, and once located, you can watch the chimps hop from tree to tree, play, eat and groom each other. Observing these close-knit communities up-close will make you understand what Jane Goodall’s fascination is all about!

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Day 6

Drive from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park

As you drive 2 hours from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park today, you can enjoy the sights while passing through the crater lake area around Kasenda and seeing the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains on your right a bit further down the road. With this amazing landscape as your 'bush-tv', you reach the most royal of Uganda's national parks before you know it. Get ready for some classic safaris over yellow African savannahs and keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five!

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Day 7

Jeep safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

During a jeep safari, our guide takes you in your private jeep on an unlimited game drive in the park. Make sure to share your expectations for this day with him, and let yourself be surprised by the suggestions he might have. Once on the road, ask any question that comes to mind and most of all: enjoy the amazing ride and sights!

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Day 8

Drive from Queen Elizabeth to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

After discovering the second-largest national park in Uganda, you now explore the smallest national park in Uganda: the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park! During the six-hour ride, you see the beautiful landscape of Queen Elizabeth National Park, making way for misty mountains and beautiful green vegetation all around. This is an exciting drive as you move through the Ishasha sector and see lions taking their afternoon naps in trees! This unique phenomenon only happens in two places in East Africa – Ishasha being the one with the highest number, which means chances of you getting to spot them are high!

Day 9

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park may be the smallest Ugandan national park, but it's definitely not the least of them! This little park so happens to be home to the endangered mountain gorillas and you can meet these gentle giants in their natural habitat while going on a gorilla trekking. Besides gorillas, the park also offers opportunities to spot golden monkeys, and to go bird watching, volcano hiking, and have amazingly beautiful cultural encounters with the indigenous Batwa people who know everything about being one with nature!

Day 10

Hiking the Sabinyo Volcanoe in Mgahinga National Park

Test your spirit, unleash your inner explorer and conquer the summit of Mount Sabinyo, a 3,674-meter-high extinct volcano towering over Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The 7- to 8-hour moderate hike of approximately 14 km takes you through lush mountain forests where you may be lucky to spot golden monkeys, exotic bird species and maybe even the endangered mountain gorilla. Once on the top, you are rewarded with a panoramic view that stretches across three countries: Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Day 11

Drive from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to Lake Mburo National Park

From the mountains of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, you head to Lake Mburo National Park, taking up to about 8 hours. The scenery gradually changes from misty mountains to hilly green pastures and wide-open savannahs. Make sure to keep an eye out for wildlife along the way because, as you approach Lake Mburo, you can see rare birds, such as the African finfoot or the shoebill stork. Also, the region is known for animals such as zebras, impala, bushbuck, leopards and warthogs. Get your binoculars and cameras out – there's plenty to see and enjoy on this road trip!

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Day 12

Mountainbike safari outside Lake Mburo National Park

Trade four wheels for two wheels and discover the surroundings of the beautiful Lake Mburo National Park during a mountainbike safari. In your own pace, you’ll calmly pedal through this picturesque landscape while marvelling at different wildlife around you. Prepare to meet animals like zebras, impala, elands, buffalos, jackals, hyenas, leopards and warthogs along the way. You want to stay at one spot for a little longer or learn more about some animals or plants? Simply let your guides know: they’re happy to answer you all of your questions and will also make sure that you’re safe throughout this unique adventure.

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Day 13

Drive back to Entebbe / Kampala

As you drive back to Entebbe, you again pass through the villages with their lively marketplaces and the outstretched countryside with tea and coffee plantations, smooth green hills and the occasional wildlife waving you goodbye. After several days of sheer adventure, even the ride back to Entebbe is an experience to enjoy!

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Make your dream trip come true with Africa Safari Trips

At Africa Safari Trips, you can customize your trip. Our sample itineraries are adjustable to your preferences. Our specialists work together with you to create your dream journey!

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Why Africa Safari Trips?

  • We are based in Nairobi (Kenya) and Kampala (Uganda)
  • We offer private safaris
  • We have world class safari guides
  • You get Expert advice
  • Best value for money
  • Own safari vehicles
  • No limit on driving distance
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