This 7 days tour lets you explore the best attractions in these two cities. This package is very affordable and interesting.
Day 1: Arrival, Botanical Gardens tour and transfer to Kampala
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to the Botanical Gardens for an afternoon bird watching and some wild life. Expect some birds like African Grey parrot, palm Nut vulture, the Bare faced-go away bird, Great Blue and Ross’s Turacos, Great Reed Warbler , Woodland and Pygmy Kingfishers, Red chested, Olive bellied, the grey Kestrel, Klaas’s and Diederik Cuckoo, Fain Tailed Widow bird, golden–backed weaver, Grey Woodpecker, Whilst bat Hawk, Black Bishop and many more. There plenty of monkeys, including black and white colobus, and tree squirrels too. The gardens harbor tropical trees, plants, flowers, butterflies and abundance along Lake Victoria.
We shall then visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) zoo where you will see a number of wildlife and reptiles and later transfer to your place of accommodation.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel (Luxury), The flight Hotel (Midrange), Central Inn (Budget)-Meal plan: Dinner
Day 2 – Explore Kampala: Full day city/slum tour
After breakfast, our guide will take you to the main highlights of Kampala including the King’s Palace where you can see the prisons Idi Amin tortured his prisoners, Kasubi Tombs the Regal tombs of the Buganda people, Uganda Museum for ethnography & natural history displays, Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine Namugongo a Shrine & memorial with a unique design, the Gadhafi Mosque which is the National Mosque, Hindu Temple, Owino Market, Makerere Hill. We shall also pay a visit to any slum a Home to some of the most vulnerable populations living below the standard conditions. They are characterized by flooding, inadequate access to sanitation, inadequate access to safe water, Insecure residential status, Poor structural quality of housing, Lots of school dropouts, High rates/levels of noise, crime, drug abuse, immorality (pornography and prostitution) and alcoholism, Children eating from Garbage, High HIV/AIDS prevalence and Overcrowding.
You will have a memorable meaningful and fun day through your guided tour, learn about the lifestyle, experiences and touching stories of these simple, happy people who are always excited to see you and offer carefree interaction. Many of the children are forced into work, some just selling sweets on the street, from a young age. Receiving an education is not on the radar for many of them. It can amount to just USD 30 to send one child to school for a term which price is the same price for a meal and drink in developed countries.
You can get to know on how to assist or improve lives of Families, Women, and Children living in these slums. You could be someone’s HERO by visiting any slum.
You will also sample some local Ugandan food, delicious chapatis and the famous Rolex (it’s a roll with eggs) and some local meat grilling. Return to your place of stay for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Red Chili Hideaway (Luxury, Mid-range, Budget) – Meal Plan: Dinner
Day 3 – Kampala to Mabira-Jinja
Visiting Ssezibwa falls and Mabira forest for zip lining.
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Jinja with a stopover at Ssezibwa waterfalls which is also one of the many destinations for birding in Uganda. After we will proceed to Mabira Forest for zip lining or Mabira canopy.
Optional activity here is mountain biking. Have lunch and proceed to Jinja.
In the afternoon, you will go for a boat cruise and explore the might River Nile, taking in all its beauty. The cruise lasts about 2 hours and you will return to the loge well in time for dinner.
Accommodation: Jinja Nile resort (Luxury), Sunset international hotel (Budget) –Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Boat Cruise White water rafting/ bungee jumping
After Morning breakfast, depart for white water rafting along the Nile where you’ll tackle all the big grade 5 rapids that thunder down the River Nile. Rafting should take between four and five hours with lunch provided on your trip. Whether you are a first-timer, family, or high adventure enthusiast, you will find your perfect white-water adventure. The Rafting Trip-starting out with a safety orientation and then off down the river for the most exciting ride of your life.
Lunch on an Island on the river.
In the evening have a sunset cruise along the Nile. Nothing beats an African sunset and particularly one along the Nile. End a great long day with good company, good food and an ice-cold beer or gin and tonic.
Accommodation: Jinja Nile resort (Luxury), Sunset international hotel (Budget) –Meal Plan: Dinner
Day 5 – Quad biking or Bungee jumping
After breakfast, you have an option of leaping over the source of the Nile from one of the most spectacular sites for bungee jumping or Guided quad bike safaris off the beaten track and into the warm heart of Uganda. Scenic rides through forests, farms and villages exploring the riverbanks from Bujagali, near Jinja at the ‘Source of the Nile.
After lunch, we shall go Itanda falls where you will witness the intimidating falls as water crashes onto the stones and literally “boils”! A guided walk along the banks will expose you to the surrounding and a story of the late Kadoma.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Horse riding
After breakfast, go for horse riding at the Nile Horseback Safari company. There are different options to choose from but of course the kids will be offered the 30 minutes to 1 hour pony rides where the guides will assist them walk the horses. Return to the lodge for lunch and spend the evening at leisure.
After lunch, drive around Jinja and learn about a few sites including source of the Nile, Bujagali falls, tea estates, sugar plantations and later transfer back to Kampala for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Red Chili Hideaway (Luxury, Mid-range, Budget)
Day 7: Mabamba Bay – Canoe riding and transfer to the Airport
Early in the morning after breakfast, do half day shopping in Kampala Art Crafts, and after transfer to Mabamba Bay for canoe riding, bird viewing experience including seeing the shoebill stork! Then return to Entebbe and drop off at the Airport for your flight back home.