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Explore the Nile one of the longest rivers in the world and its source is found in Jinja town in Uganda. Its waters travel 400 miles to the Mediterranean Sea through Sudan and Egypt.

Jinja town is 2 hours’ drive from Kampala capital city and offers different tourist activities which appeal to all tourists both national and foreign.

You can visit the Nile when you start your safari or after exploring other activities like gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking or visit to the Murchison falls.

6 Day Highlights of Rwanda & Uganda Safari

6 Day Highlights of Rwanda & Uganda Safari

This African safari will be visiting Akagera N.P, Rwanda’s savanna park and also crossing the border into Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable N.P.

Safari Type: Short Custom Made
For Who: Partly Not for kids
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda

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6 Day Kenya Camping Safari

6 Day Kenya Camping Safari

Visiting three of Kenya’s classic savanna game parks that is the Masai Mara for the wildebeest, view volumes of Flamingos at Lake Nakuru and the Big five.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Family Safari
Start/End: Nairobi, Kenya

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12 Days Uganda’s Secrets of The North Safari

12 Days Uganda’s Secrets of The North

To the adventure capital of Uganda Jinja further to the East, wildlife game in Kidepo Valley & Murchison Falls National Park.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Family Safari
Start/End: Entebbe, Uganda

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14 Days African Savanna Experience Safari (Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda)

14 Days African Savanna Experience Safari

From the golden savanna plains of Kenya and Tanzania to the mountain rainforest jungles of Uganda, this is the true African safari.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Great for groups
Start/End: Nairobi/Entebbe

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HOW TO GET OR REACH RIVER NILE

River Nile is accessed through two locations that is Jinja as the most popular for the source and Murchison falls for the Nile delta.

Jinja is located in the Eastern part of Uganda and it will take you approximately 2 hours to reach the source of river Nile by road passing through sugar cane plantations &tea.

Murchison falls national park can be accessed by road in approximately 4-5 hours’ drive well as by air it will take 1 hour.

BEST TIME TO VISIT RIVER NILE

The time of visit varies depending on the seasons that’s wet or dry, however, you can explore the Nile all year long.

The best months for are December- February and June- August with less slippery trails and great photography moments.

The best time for bird watching is March- September and Migratory bird watching in November-April.

The wet seasons are April, and November with higher rains that may interfere with your activities.

However, due to global warming there has been a change in the rainfall patterns therefore this can change year after year.

ACTIVITIES ON THE NILE

  • Boat ride to the source of River Nile

When you arrive at the source of the Nile you will be welcomed by the traditional dances and folk songs of the Lusoga dialect.

As you ascend inside the Nile, you will see a number of African craft shops with artifacts sourced all over the country with a Ugandan signature.

You will be taken to a tour of the Mahatma Gandhi monument whose ashes were sparkled in the Nile after cremation in other rivers in the world.

Later you will take a traditional motorized canoe to the actual point of the source where John Speke declared Uganda as the source of the Nile.

At this spot you will see the difference in the flow of the river and lake waters separation and also, it’s a great photography spot.

During the boat cruise you will have sights of different bird spices like Africa Fish Eagles, Great Comrades, pied King fisher, Cattle Eaglets

  • White Water Rafting

The River Nile is the best place that offers the best white-water rafting activity in the world.

The equatorial climate in Uganda has made it favorable for the activity to take place all year in Uganda.

The stunning scenery and all year sunshine with short rainfalls spells make white water rafting unique and memorable.

The water rapids in the Nile will offer you an adventure of a life time full of unmatched excitement coupled with pools of water for swimming and other wildlife.

White Water rafting in Uganda is operated by three licensed companies that is Raft Uganda, Nile River explorer and Nalubale raft.

Rafting only has one session every day and starts at 8am-2pm everyday by all operators and each person pays $150.

The rate is inclusive of boat, life jackets, rafting gears while at the rafting headquarters.

However, rafters have to arrange for their transportation and pay for there meals and Forever Africa Safari has these packages for you to choose from.

  • Bungee Jumping

This also happens on the Nile where a tourist jumps off a high point and descends downwards 40 meters to kiss the Nile waters.

It takes a shorter period so we advise you combine it with other activities.

This activity is operated at Jinja Nile Resort hotel and the permit costs $150 per person.

  • Quad Biking

This is the second popular activity that offers tourist an encounter with the local communities.

The activity can be done by all tourists from solo travelers, groups, families to couples which comes with fun and excitement.

The activity is divided in three categories that is 3 hours, half day or full day quad biking.

We encourage all our guests to arrange the activity in advance for proper planning of your safari to the adventure capital.

The price for the activity rangers from $60-$150 per person.

  • Horse Riding

This will offer you a chance to enjoy Uganda’s country side with sights of farm lands, homestays and the people.

This activity can be done for 2 hours, 5 hours or 8 hours and operated by horse riding Uganda.

The activity will cost you from $60- $200 per person depending on the session chosen.

  •  Biking on the Nile

This is an activity that is picking up and takes you to the different villages of Jinja that surround the River Nile.

The routes include these villages: Bujagali trail, Bugembe trail, Mabira forest trail all with sights of Lake Victoria.

The Mabira forest trail will offer sights of wildlife and birdlife like Monkeys, baboons, tree spieces and so much.

Trip fees range from $20- 100 for the bike and guiding fees

  • Jet Boating

This is done using a high-speed boat where tourist harp on as they hit the water rapids of the Nile with breath taking views.

Jet Boating costs $150 per person for 3 hours

WHERE TO STAY ON THE NILE

There are a number of places to stay while on the Nile which ranges from Budget, Mid-range to Luxury accommodation. Budget accommodation ranges from $30-$150, Mid range from $200- $250 and Luxury from $300-$1000.

Budget

  • Nile River Explorer Camp

Midrange or moderate

  • Crested crane hotel

Luxury

  • King fisher resort Jinja
  • Jinja Nile Resort
  • Wild-waters Lodge

For your planning purposes you can visit the Nile for a 1 day or multiple days depending on your budget. We recommend that you combine this tour with other classical places in Uganda like Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison falls, Jinja tour, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Kidepo Valley N.P.

Furthermore, cross border safaris can be added in Rwanda like Akagera, Nyungwe, Kivu and Volcanoes N.P. In Kenya don’t forget to add on the Masai Mara for the wildebeest and Amboseli for the big five. These combinations will just add a slice to your safari as you touch each of the East African countries.

Forever Africa Safari offers a variety of  safari options at unbeatable rates. Contact us for the best rates at info@foreverafricasafari.com or call us / WhatsApp us +256 772 221 880 to start planning your safari / tour today!

Top Safaris & Gorilla Trekking Tours

Top safari experiences including wildlife watching game drive in the African savanna, gorilla trekking adventures, boat safaris and family adventures.

2 Day Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda

2 Day Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda

Meet with the mighty mountain giants and spend one hour with the whole family of mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable forest jungle.

Safari Type: Short Custom Made
For Who: Not for Kids
Start/End: Entebbe, Uganda

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2 Days Chimpanzee Tracking Safari in Uganda

2 Days Chimpanzee Tracking Safari in Uganda

Known as the primate capital of the world, Uganda’s Kibale forest National Park is the your destination for this African safari trip.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Not for Kids
Start/End: Entebbe, Uganda

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3 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda

3 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda

Tracking the mountain gorillas of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the highlight of this short weekend African jungle safari that starts and ends in Entebbe, Uganda.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Not for children
Start/End: Entebbe, Uganda

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3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Get into the Eastern Africa rainforest jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable and meet the mighty gentle giants of the mountain on this short weekend Gorilla Trekking African safari.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Not for Kids
Start/End: Entebbe, Uganda

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3 Day Gorilla Trekking safari in Rwanda

3 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Get into Kigali and drive 2.5 hours into Volcanoes National Park where you’ll be hiking to see Rwanda’s mountain gorillas and stay in a posh forest gorilla lodge..

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Not for Kids
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda

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3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari

3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Get into Kigali and transfer to your glorious forest lodge in Volcanoes National park where you’ll hail to embark on a lifetime dream of tracking the mountain gorilla.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Not for children
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda

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3 Day Rwanda Gorillas & Akagera Wildlife Safari

3 Day Rwanda Gorillas & Akagera Wildlife Safari

Track Rwanda’s mountain gorillas in Volcanoes NP and also go on a classic African safari game drive in Rwanda’s only savanna wildlife park..

Safari Type: Short Custom Made
For Who: Kids can’t see gorillas
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda

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6 Day Highlights of Rwanda & Uganda Safari

6 Day Highlights of Rwanda & Uganda Safari

This African safari will be visiting Akagera N.P, Rwanda’s savanna park and also crossing the border into Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable.

Safari Type: Short Custom Made
For Who: Partly Not for kids
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda

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8 Days Chimps, Gorillas & Wildlife Safari

8 Days Chimps, Gorillas & Wildlife Safari

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi, African savanna game drive & boat safari in Queen Elizabeth.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Partly not for kids
Start/End: Entebbe, Uganda

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10 Day Highlights of Uganda Safari

10 Day Highlights of Uganda Safari

Murchison Falls NP, Kibale NP, Queen Elizabeth NP, Bwindi impenetrable NP. The best of Uganda’s wilderness destinations.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Gorillas Not for Kids
Start/End: Entebbe, Uganda.

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3 Day Gorilla Trekking safari in Rwanda

10 Day Luxury Primates Safari in Uganda

Combines the wide African savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth NP with the dense tropical rainforests of Kibale & Bwindi.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Not for Kids
Start/End: Entebbe, Uganda

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14 Days African Savanna Experience Safari (Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda)

14 Days African Savanna Experience

From the golden savanna plains of Kenya and Tanzania to the mountain rainforest jungles of Uganda, this is the true African safari.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Great for groups
Start/End: Nairobi/Entebbe

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