Amazing 12 Day Thrilling Wildlife and Rafting in Uganda


 Our 12 days wildlife tour and white water rafting safari will provide you with abundant wildlife species that include both the big 5 animals of Africa and the primates including the amazing cultural sceneries. Primate tracking is every traveler’s desire when coming to Africa and still this safari will lead you close to gorillas and primates that are found in Uganda. Explore other mammals of Africa and bird species while in Uganda for our amazing 12-day thrilling wildlife and rafting in Uganda

Where to go for wildlife and rafting in Uganda


This thrilling wildlife and rafting safari in Uganda will take you to Jinja the tourism city. River Nile has its source in Uganda and it is in Jinja that you will tour the source of river Nile and thereafter go for whitewater raftering. White-water rafting is done on the river Nile which is the longest river in the world and it has got credible grade 5 rapids that make white water rafting a memorable experience. There other activities that you can engage in here including the boat cruise, horseback riding among other activities 

Queen Elizabeth and Murchison falls National Park

 The amazing 12-day thrilling wildlife and rafting in Uganda will incorporate game safaris to these greatest savannah national parks in Uganda that are mostly visited. Murchison falls national park is the biggest national park with a variety of species that included leopards, lions, giraffes, spotted hyenas and it consists of the world’s powerful or strongest waterfall called the Murchison Falls, you will hike to the top of the falls on top taking the boat cruise on the river Nile. While taking this wildlife and rafting safari in Uganda, you will visit the Ziwa rhino sanctuary on your way to Murchison falls national park and track rhinos to have the complete experience of the big five mammals of Africa

The safari will further take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda, the park with the tree-climbing lions as the unique attractions in Uganda, with the increased population of elephants, leopards several antelopes. The boat cruise at Kazinga channel which is the largest water channel in East Africa is so amazing to enjoy a lot of bird species.

Bwindi and Kibale Forest National Parks

Uganda protects more than half of the world’s total of endangered mountain gorillas and it is a place where you see a variety of chimpanzees both habituated and semi habituated communities of chimpanzees. Most of the endangered mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park located in southwestern Uganda. Our 12-day thrilling wildlife and rafting in Uganda will lead you to Bwindi and Kibale forest national parks to see the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees respectively. Kibale Forest National Park has over 10 species and that is why it has been described as the world’s primate capital.

Have a chance during this safari to stand nearby brave gorilla and chimpanzees in these parks as you see the greatest apes behaving like human beings. Other than gorillas and chimpanzees, you will be able to see other primates such as baboons, monkeys ad many more others. After gorilla trekking, take the Batwa community tour who are short-statured people who were once inhabitants of the forest.

Finally, The 12-day thrilling wildlife and rafting in Uganda will lead you to the smallest national park in Uganda “lake Mburo National park as you see the giraffes, zebras leopards, and a boat cruise or horse riding within the park before you get back to Kampala. 

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Guided Tours, Jungle, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Amazing 12 Day Thrilling Wildlife and Rafting in Uganda.

Our 12 days wildlife tour and white water rafting safari offers you an abundance of wildlife, scenery, and cultural experiences. Gorilla trekking and chimp tracking may be the highlight of this safari, but there are amazing opportunities of seeing Rhinos, lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopard, elephants, and several species of birds and an abundance of dense green forest. Enjoy the thundering Murchison Falls in the north of Uganda and the crater lakes is the western and southwestern of the country. This journey will bring you close to nature and culture.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Ground transport
  • Gorilla permit fees
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Park entrance
  • Boat trips
  • Water rafting
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Full board accommodation for two nights
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Laundry
  • Telephones bills
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses.
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Uganda

    Our friendly guide will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Enjoy the fresh breeze from Lake Victoria – second largest lake in the world. Get a good night’s rest, your adventure safari starts tomorrow.

  2. Day 2 Ziwa Rhino Tracking and Transfer to Murchison Falls

    Have an early breakfast and depart for Murchison Falls National Park found on the northern/western circuit. The journey is a magical adventure with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track Rhinos. You will spend a total of 1 hour with the Rhinos after allocating them  with the help of your ranger guide.

    Continue on to Murchison falls and proceed to the top of the falls where you will behold the Nile is forced through a 7-meter gorge with a thunderous fall before your very own eyes. This will depend on the location of your lodge.

  3. Day 3 Morning Game Drive and Boat Safari on the Nile

    Murchison Falls National park is the biggest park in Uganda offering fulfilling game viewing. After an early break-fast we start the day with a game drive on the northern bank of River Nile, and look out for giraffes, elephants, hartebeest, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions and different bird species.

    Indeed, it is a privilege watching wild animals in their habitat as they eat, play, and protect the young. In the after-noon, the safari will continue on River Nile. The relaxed boat safari provides more opportunities for spotting a variety of animals and birds. Watch the water the Murchison falls – the ‘devils cauldron’. This kind of boat cruise only found in Uganda in the whole of Africa.

  4. Day 4 Travel to Kibale Forest National Park

    Today after an early breakfast we depart for the home of Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park – the primate capital of the world. We hope you had an adventurous time in Murchison falls NP.  Kibale forest is home to 13 species of primates with the main attraction being chimpanzee tracking among many other engaging activities.

    On this journey, you will have stunning views as you pass small villages, local markets and several bird life. This is a day’s trip with packed lunch or in a town enroute. You arrive at your lodge later that evening ready for tomorrows adventure.

  5. Day 5 Track Chimps in Kibale

    Kibale national park is the primate capital of East Africa. Chimpanzee trekking is a fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the tropical forest across streams of water. You may also have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white Columbus monkeys,butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies. With the help of your guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play and feed.

    In the afternoon you will visit Bigodi Village and wetland known for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time. By taking this tour, you are in many ways contributing to the development of this community because the proceeds are used to build schools and offer small loans.

  6. Day 6 Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Today after breakfast, our tour continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife experience in the plain of Kasenyi. The drive will take us through views of several crater lakes and the mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges en route. On arrival in the park, we shall have a small game drive as we proceed to the lodge for lunch.

    In the afternoon the safari will continue on a boat cruise on Kazinga channel which is a stretch of water connecting Lake Edward and Lake George. The boat safari offers you great photography sessions in a relaxed way with lots of bird life on the shores, crocodiles, elephants, etc

  7. Day 7 Game Drive and Ishasha Tree Lions

    Today we arise early morning for a game drive. The animals in their different families, clans, and groups are out starting on their day. Notice the difference between these animals in their natural habitat and those caged in zoos.

    The game drive happens in Kasenyi plains in the custom made safari cars for game viewing. Look out for Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Kobs, Water bucks etc all this in between the Rwenzori mountains and the Rift valley escarpment.

    Proceed to Ishasha sector in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth, famed for the tree-climbing lions,search for them with help of rangers. Lunch will be a picnic or at the lodge depending on what keeps you interested on the road.

  8. Day 8 Transfer to Bwindi Forest

    Today we start journey to the home of the gentle giants of Bwindi impenetrable forest. This fulfilling journey takes us through the Kigezi highlands with great scenery of terraced hills. Lunch will be along the way or at the lodge depending on time of arrival.

    Your lodge in or adjust to the impenetrable forest will offer you great resting as you prepare for the next day’s gorilla trek.

  9. Day 9 Track Gorillas in Bwindi

    The highlight of your safari will be meeting the gentle giants of Bwindi National Park! Enjoy the fullness of the impenetrable forest abounding with life, host to several species of birds, butterflies, primates, mammals. Eventually with help of your guide who is also a park ranger, you will find yourself face to face with the enormous and rare mountain gorillas. The trekking experience takes anything from on hour (rarely) to about 8 hours to accomplish. However, you only have one hour with gorillas to capture your finest moment.

    Suggested activities for those not interested in gorilla tracking is a community village walk or short guided forest walk.

  10. Day 10 Travel to Lake Mburo National Park

    Your driver guide will pick you up after breakfast to start the journey to Lake Mburo national park. The drive is through beautiful landscapes, plantations, and farms.

    You have an opportunity to stop by a cultural Museum- exhibiting the life of the native people of the area how they lived through the centuries.

    Have lunch/picnic at restaurant along the way. Arrive in the park later that afternoon and take a boat trip on Lake Mburo on the lake.

  11. Day 11 Transfer to Kampala / Jinja

    After an early breakfast, we take a game drive in lake Mburo national park in search of the different game in this small park before driving out to continue our journey to Jinja – the adventure capital of East Africa.

    We later proceed to Kampala, with a stopover at the famous Equator line monument for pictures and shopping. Have lunch in the city or Equator depending on arrival time and proceed to Jinja.

  12. Day 12 Rafting on the Nile River

    Today morning after an early breakfast, you will transfer to the starting point of the white water rafting.

    In Jinja, the Nile finds its origin; visit the Source of River Nile where it starts its 4000 km journey through Africa and a great challenge for rafters. You shall have a whole days white water rafting experience.

    After this experience and the entire Uganda wildlife safari, proceed to your hotel or late night flight. Thank you for traveling with All in Africa Safaris, we appreciate.