This is one outstanding safari experience. It will give you an experience of Kampala. Kampala is a city on 22 hills. Each contoured with a unique aspect and account of this town that never sleeps. Up hill and Down hill, from dawn till dusk, this trip is a debouchment to life in this capital city of Uganda, of its hustles and bustles.
- A detailed city tour
- Ssezibwa falls
- Mabria forest hike and zip line
- Nile boat ride
- White water rafting
- Botanical gardens tour
6 – Day Urban Safari , Uganda
Your specialized Ntungo Wildlife safaris driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel for an early morning city tour. Kampala city is Uganda’s capital city, formerly standing on the original seven hills. The city has now expanded and now sits on 22 hills. The city tour will take you through some of the most interesting and historical places in Uganda’s busiest business area. The day will start with the busiest part of Kampala (downtown) in Owino market. This place can only be compared to a bee hive and is Africa’s biggest second hand clothing market. There are lots of other items sold in this market and some of our clients have testified to buying big branded clothes at giveaway prices. Be sure to hold your purses with care because like any busy place, it is a breeding place for pick pockets.
You will then visit Kabaka’s palace in Mengo where you will find Idi Amin’s torture chambers, the only available proof of the brutality of the regime. This place can only be compared to Auschwitz, Poland with a history that is almost similar, grim written all over its walls. You will visit Kabaka’s lake in Ndeeba, Uganda’s largest man- made lake, also prolific for bird watching.
You will visit the Gadhafi Mosque, which like you probably have already guessed, was built by former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi. It is at this point that you will be able to appreciate Kampala’s beauty with a bird’s eye view.
Other places you will visit include: the Baha’i temple (the only one in Africa), Namirembe and Rubaga Cathedrals, the Uganda Parliament and crown the day at Ndere center with an evening full of cultural presentations.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
You will embark on a journey to Jinja with two stops in Mabira and Ssezibwa. The stop at SSezibwa will enable you catch a glimpse of the beautiful falls while hearing folk tales attached to this beautiful feature. You will have a nature walk to the top of the falls and to the caves where traditionalists worship their gods.
The trip to Mabira forest will engage you in various activities including rewarding nature walks where you have chances to see the grey Mangabey and the red tailed monkeys. You will also enjoy hours of ziplining, 200 meters across at the top of 40meter high tropical trees.
You will crown the evening with a dinner, a camp fire and a night in the forest.
After a hearty breakfast, you will head to Jinja to the source of the Nile. River Nile is the world’s longest river alongside the Mississipi River. Today’s journey will take you to the source of this mighty river. You will take a short boat ride to the “source” while listening to stories from the local guides. There are a number of historical monuments in this area, your guide will gladly take you through them.
After an early lunch, you will embark on a city tour on tour bikes around Jinja town. This will help you see Jinja town and the way of life of the people of this land. You will visit Jinja market and like most Ugandan markets, there will be plenty of fresh foods at reasonable prices so feel free to indulge.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Today will be an adrenaline filled day as you go out to the Nile for white water rafting, a full day’s activity. Alternatively, you could choose to go for the half day experience and spend the rest of the day at your hotel resting and relaxing, swimming, gym, among others.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Today you will have an early breakfast and set off for Entebbe. Entebbe was Uganda’s first capital city before it was transferred to Kampala in 1962. It is currently home to Uganda’s main International airport.
You will visit the Entebbe Botanical garden, home to hundreds of tropical plant species and lots of bird watching opportunities including the eastern grey plantain eater, The orange tufted, red chested sunbird and the orange weaver among others. You will spend the rest of the day by Lake Victoria, then a boat trip to the equator and have the opportunity to swim while you watch the sunset.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You will visit the Uganda Wildlife Education center, Uganda’s largest zoo in time to join the zoo team which feeds and grooms the animals. This is an unforgettable experience as it gives you a chance to see and interact with the animals.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for check in and then departure.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch
The 6 day urban safari includes:
• Ground transportation by 4 WD van and all fuel expenses
• Bottled water during the travel
• Full board accommodation
• English speaking guide
• All activities included on the trip
• Specified meals in your meal plan
• Park/zoo entrance fees
• Airport pickup and drop off
The 6 day trip excludes:
• International and local flights
• Tips to porters, driver and waiters at the hotels
• Extra services at the hotel like drinks, laundry or cigarettes
• Personal travel insurance
• Visa fees
• Souvenirs and all expenses of a personal nature
• Meals and drinks not included in the trip plan