8 days: Adventure & Safari

This exciting trip takes you to some of Uganda’s most spectacular sites including Uganda’s largest national park and East Africa’s adventure capital. You will walk, white-water raft, mountain bike, zip-line, enjoy a sunset cruise, track southern white rhino, and abseil through these habitats and encounter wildlife along the way and a boat ride on River Nile – the world’s longest river.

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  • Spend a day on the River Nile white water rafting and kayaking
  • Enjoy the best wildlife viewing and a boat ride to the spectacular falls
  • Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the only place in Uganda where you can track rhinos
Day 1: Evening arrival and transfer to Kampala
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, where you will be met by your guide. Transfer (approx. 1 hour) to Kampala. 

Day 2: Visit the source of the Nile and go bungee jumping
Drive (approx. 2 hours) to Jinja and take a short boat ride to the Source of the River Nile. After lunch in town, travel 20 mins to Bujagali for the Nile High Bungee. If a straight-forward jump is not enough, try a tandem jump, water touch or full-moon jump. You can even jump in the dark. Hang-out overlooking the Nile for the rest of the day.
Day 3: White water rafting or kayaking. Sunset cruise.
Spend a full day on the river battling the grade 5 rapids or something slightly more tame. All activities are lead by expert guides and meet the highest international safety standards. Finally relax and share stories of the day on a fun-filled sunset boat cruise.
  Day 4: Zip-lining and mountain biking in Mabira forest
Travel to Mabira (approx. 1 hour) and have fun on the Super Skyway canopy zip-line system, set in the tropical rain forest with a great waterfall walk from, and back to, the starting point. Then spend 4 hours mountain biking in the forest, watched by forest residents (primates and birds). Return to Kampala (1 hour depending on traffic) and relax.
Day 5: Rhino tracking. Transfer to Masindi
Drive 2-3 hours to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and go rhino-tracking, as you walk with your guide in the bush. After lunch, continue to Masindi for a late afternoon forest walk.
Day 6: Travel to Murchison falls National Park. Take a boat cruise 
This exciting day starts by driving 2-3 hours into Murchison Falls National Park. Enjoy lunch overlooking the Nile and then take the boat to the bottom of the falls seeing the wildlife inhabiting the river banks as you go.  Alight at the falls and hike to the top for breath-taking views across the park.
Day 7: Game drive and return to Kampala
Take a dawn game drive to see the early risers like the elephant, lion  leopard, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and various antelopes and many bird species. Return to Kampala via the Albertine Rift valley escarpment for stunning views to Congo.
Day 8: Drive to Entebbe for your flight
After a lazy start, transfer to Entebbe where you can do some craft shopping and hang-out at the beach on the shores of Lake Victoria before your guide drops you at the airport for your flight home.

Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Responsible tourism: where possible, we use locally owned accommodation with good environmental credentials.

Any of the activities below can be swapped for activities in this itinerary or you can extend this itinerary to add any of them. This may involve additional costs. We will be pleased to advise you about options and extensions.

  1. Horse riding in Jinja
  2. Stand-up paddle (SUP) in Jinja
  3. Magabey-tracking in Mabira forest
  4. Extra time in either Jinja or Murchison Falls NP
  5. Swamp boat ride for Shoebill at Ziwa Rhino Sanctary
  6. Chimp tracking in Murchison Falls NP
  7. Boat ride to the delta, or fishing trip, in Murchison Falls NP
  8. Boat ride on Lake Albert after leaving Murchison Falls NP
  9. Time in Entebbe or Kampala

Please see our activities & experiences page for more information.

Guide price: USD 2,620 per person, based on 2 people travelling.

Price includes:

  • Full-board, mid-range, non air-conditioned accommodation
  • Private safari vehicle with a driver and fuel for this itinerary
  • All entrance and other fees for the activities included in the itinerary
  • Mineral water in transit
  • All government taxes

Price does not include:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses: alcohol, laundry services and souvenirs
  • Tips (normally 5–10% and around $100 for your guide).

Why do we use guide prices?
The price for every safari depends on the number of people travelling, their ages, the time of year, whether or not international flights are included, the type of transport and accommodation used and the activities undertaken.

We calculate according to the specific dates of your booking because after we publish our itineraries some things may change. For example, hotels may increase their prices, the government may introduce new taxes or some discounts may become available. Unfortunately, we also have to pass on surcharges imposed on us by, for example, airlines when fuel prices or airport taxes are unexpectedly increased.

We would be happy to prepare a quotation, based on your requirements. We normally include most costs in the price so all you need to bring with you is ‘pocket money’ for items like drinks, tips and personal shopping e.g. souvenirs.


AMREF flying doctors provide a medevac service in case of illness or injury during your safari. This costs $25pp for 31 days. We recommend this service and can include it in your package price.


Once you have selected one of our safari packages you need to send us a booking form. When we receive this we will check availability and inform you if any changes are necessary and issue an invoice for a 50% deposit plus the full cost of any tracking permits (in case of cancellation permit fees are non-refundable). Only once this payment is received can we guarantee availability and issue a booking confirmation. Full payment is required 70 days before travel.

Payments and cancellation

We charge in US dollars. Payment is by bank transfer into our Standard Chartered USD bank account in Uganda. You can also pay by credit card although there is a 5% administration charge. For those booking from within Uganda, cash payments are possible at our office.

When we book your safari, we have to pay non-refundable deposits on your behalf, for example to hotels. Therefore, we charge cancellation fees as follows:

30% of reservation costs if you cancel more than 50 days before your arrival date

100% of reservation costs if you cancel less than 50 days before your arrival date

We strongly recommend that you include cancellation cover in your travel insurance.

Disclaimer: We enter into an agreement with you in good faith but we sometimes encounter unexpected changes in local conditions which can affect your itinerary or price. These changes are beyond our control and we are not liable for them. While we endeavour to protect you against the effects of these changes, we reserve the right to amend the agreed itinerary and price in response to them. Such changes include but are not limited to weather conditions, road conditions, supplier price increases, fuel increases, government tax increases, supplier service changes e.g. cancellation of ferry services for river crossings or national park operations (track maintenance, animal translocations). We assure you that, we will always give you as much notice as possible of changes, suggest alternative plans and keep additional charges to a minimum.




To help us select the right accommodation for your safari (and in the absence of a complete national hotel classification system e.g. 1*–5*) we use four levels: high-end, mid-range, budget and backpackers. These terms can mean different things to different people but are helpful to an extent.

Air-conditioned rooms are not available in all hotels. Where AC is available, there is usually an extra charge.

Some locations have a limited choice of accommodation and so, to stay there, you must accept what is available. Where possible we prefer to work with responsible accommodation providers. This means hotels and lodges which are locally owned, employ local staff, support their community and protect the local environment.









As standard, we use a spacious 7-seat, 4×4 safari Land Cruiser, with pop-up roof, fridge and phone/camera charging facilities. This is the perfect safari vehicle.









Alternatively, we offer a slightly cheaper 7-seater, 4×4 safari van with a pop-up roof.









For large group tours we use small buses called Coasters. These usually seat around 28 people, including 5 jump (fold-down) seats in the aisle. They do not have a boot/trunk so luggage is carried on the back seats which reduces the seating capacity. The overhead luggage shelves are small and can only accommodate small bags. Therefore, we recommend you do not over pack.

All vehicles include a driver/guide and fuel for your itinerary. Additional activities, not included in your itinerary, may incur an additional fuel charge. Our vehicles are comprehensively insured, in good mechanical condition and have seat belts fitted.

Please let us know if you have any special travel requirements. For example, if your group has disabled members we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Fly-in safaris

Fancy a fly-in safari, hopping from one location to another by small plane? Or save time by travelling to one of the farther destinations on your itinerary by air instead of road? Domestic flights are available to a variety of locations in Uganda so you can visit all or some of the places in your itinerary by plane, enjoying stunning aerial views of the countryside and wildlife below.

Scheduled and charter flights are available. Scheduled flights have some limitations in terms of routings and days of operation and in some cases minimum numbers are required. We will be pleased to advise you if you wish to fly.

Note: The luggage limit on small aircraft is 15kg per person, including both hand and hold luggage.  This must be in soft bags not hard suitcases.

See our Responsible Tourism pages for information about our approach to tourism and advice on how to travel responsibly.

For general advice please see our travel advice webpage.

Specific advice for this safari

Please bring suitable clothing for all activities in the itinerary.

Ensure your travel insurance covers all the activities you will do.