TH-SHORT-8 Rafting : 5 Day Jinja, Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth

Day 1: Kapala Jinja
Morning at 7:00 AM will picked from designated point to be driven to Jinja an old colonial industrial town of Uganda set up at the source of the River Nile at the shores of Lake Victoria.
This day is dedicated to white water rafting on River Nile- day. Lunch will be served while rafting and at the end will be served a barbeque. Clients who will not go for rafting will visit the source of River Nile, Bujagali Falls and proceed to Kampala overnight.

Day 2: Jinja/Kampala—Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast you will picked from your hotel or residence and depart for Lake Mburo National Park stopping at Mpigi crafts and the Equator crossing. Arrive in time for an evening game drive/ boat ride where you will see unique game like the Eland, Topi, Klipspringer and Zebra. The attractive acacia-dotted Savannah is a home for huge Zebras and Buffaloes which graze these peaceful acres .At the lake, there are Hippos and a wonderful diversity of birds. Because of the different habitats of the lakeshores and the broad Savannah, the variety seems endless. Catch a glimpse of water birds diving for fish, the Marabou stork, bee-eater and cheeky bronze-tailed starling as well as the majestic crowned crane. Check in at Mantana Luxury camp or Rwonyo Camp dinner and overnight

Day 3: Lake Mburo -Queen Elizabeth National Park
Morning game drive /boat ride which you did not do yesterday.Drive southwards with packed lunch or sto for lunch in Mbarara town. As you descend to the park stop for strategic view of scenery and sight seeing point of the rift valley and the Rwenzori mountains. Arrive in the evening and check in at Mweya Safari Lodge or Institute Hostel for budget options for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 : Queen Elizabeth Park
After breakfast, you will go for Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge where you will see not only the chimpanzee but also other primates like the colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys plus baboons. Return to the lodge for lunch and after you will take an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel where you will see a variety of game mostly marine animals. This waterway joins Lake Edward and Lake George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes, with elephants at the banks. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most outstanding treasures of Uganda, and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. If time allows take an evening game drive to the crater area. Retire to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 5 :Queen Elizabeth to Kampala
Rise very early for a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators – lion, leopard, returning to their hideouts. You will be likely to meet grazing, elephants, spotted hyenas and leopards, bushbucks, water buck and stripped jackal, and of-course the several warthogs. After late breakfast proceed to Kampala with packed stopping at tea estates in Bushenyi and continue to Kampala. END OF SAFARI.

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