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AVU018 Source of Nile; White Water Rafting – 4 Days

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Tour Overview

Source of the Nile, JinjaThis 4 days nature appreciation safari provides a wonderful exclusive experience that starts in Mabira Forest- a large tropical rainforest in the central region of Uganda. Awe at the mysterious Ssezibwa falls believed to have been born to by a human. Later, Continue to the beautiful source of Nile for whitewater rafting and don’t forget that the Nile is an experience of its own. The decision is all yours to either raft half day or full day. However, put in mind that that full day rafters always have had a nonstop irresistible pleasure…

Tour Highlights

DAY 1: Travel to Jinja, Nature Walk in Mabira Forest.

DAY 2: Visit the Source of the Nile; Take a Boat Ride, City Tour.

DAY 3: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jump

DAY4: Kampala City and Cultural Tour.


Day 1: Travel to Jinja, Nature Walk in Mabira Forest

Sezibwa FallsTravel to Jinja, passing through towns like; Mukono, Lugazi and make stopover at Ssezibwa – a favorite place to rest and healing for the Kings of the Buganda Kingdom. It’s also believed to be a place where people go to seek blessings and healing.  The falls will leave a peaceful feeling that you won’t easily forget.

Continue to Mabira Forest, one of the few rainforests in the central region of Uganda. Here in Mabira forest, you won’t miss exciting activities like birding and nature walk. There are over 300 species of birds and over 218 kinds of butterflies.  There are over 312 tree and plant species.  You will also find lots of monkey and other mammals in Mabira Forest. Walking underneath this canopy of an African Rainforest is almost a spiritual experience.  You will love the freshness of the environment and also enjoy the sweet songs of a bird, or the shriek of a monkey.

Accommodation: Wild Waters Lodge/Gately on the Nile Lodge or Source of the Nile Hotel/Hotel Triangle, Sunset Lodge

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: Visit the Source of the Nile; Take a Boat Ride, City Tour.
White Water RaftingAfter breakfast, take a short ride to the Nile, it is a beautiful and quite place, filled with palm trees, fantastic tropical plants and fresh air. As you stand along the shores of this magnificent river, you can hear the gurgling water, watch fishermen throwing their nets, take in the longest river in Africa that flows from south to north.  Have a Boat Ride and enjoy a Nile beer at the actual spot of the source of the Nile. Drive to Jinja town, which at one time was known as the industrial capital of Uganda, recently it is filled with lots of old Indian styled homes, indicating, the many Indians who lived there in the pre-Amin time, some of which returned to reclaim their old properties. Go for shopping in some shops along the main road and also get a chance to buy Ugandan crafts. After the city tour, have dinner and an overnight at the hotel

Accommodation: Wild Waters Lodge/Gately on the Nile Lodge or Source of the Nile Hotel/Hotel Triangle, Sunset Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board

DAY 3: Whitewater Rafting, Travel Back to Kampala.

After breakfast, transfer to Kalagala Falls for a one-day extreme rafting through Itanda Falls. This activity takes half a day, and on top of it all, its excitement is incomparable to anywhere else in Uganda. After your Jinja fun adventure return to Kampala, arriving in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Serena Hotel or Sheraton Hotel/Cassia Lodge/The Lodge Kampala

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Kampala City, Cultural Tour

After breakfast, get on Kampala roads for a city and cultural tour, you can make urban trips to some of Kampala’s historical sites with the help of our guide. This can be done in places like; Kasubi Tombs, Wamala tombs, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Uganda Museum. Later you can do your shopping in the city craft shops. After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of 4 Days Whitewater Rafting, Source of the Nile Safari.

The Safari Package Covers:

  • Sezibwa Falls
  • Mabira forest nature walk
  • White water rafting fees.
  • Entrance fees for the cultural sites.
  • Relevant Government Taxes.
  • A two hour boat ride along the Nile.
  • Full Board Accommodation as indicated in the Itinerary (3 nights).
  • Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle.
  • Airport transfer as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

 Safari Exclusions:

  • Air Fares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities


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