Who would not want to take a demo trip of the early explorers and add it to there holiday archives. Step in the shoes of early travelers, sailing River Nile Valley and go gorilla trekking in the pristine African jungles getting you the perfect picture of the ancient explorers.
It is time to step up the Africa safari game and make changes from the usual safari itineraries. Adding a little twist to your itinerary will give you a different feeling from those who have written prior Africa adventure stories or blogs.
This may be an African holiday trip for fun but a practical experiment for scholars in case you have children in school. River Nile valley is one of the amazing African attractions the longest River in the world too going through Uganda, South Sudan, The Sudan and Egypt. The source of River Nile is in Uganda on Lake Victoria and the Delta on Mediterranean in Egypt the land of Pharos.
What you Expect To See on River Nile Tour
In case you overnight in Kampala or Entebbe, drive to Jinja where the source of the River Nile is located. On the way go through Uganda’s largest forest Mabira with incredible huge trees. Visit Sseziwa water falls where the spirits of Buganda Kingdom are thought to be dwelling. Its incredible scenery makes it one of the most attractive excursions away from the city.
Arrive at the source of river Nile and move down the cascading steps through local souvenir shops to catch up with a boat to the source of River Nile. Enjoy the view at the banks of River Nile normally graced by flocks of birds. Watch out for the locals at the banks who regularly get comfort at the beaches close by to catch up with the cool breeze from River Nile.
When you arrive at the actual point of the source of River Nile, watch the magical separation between Lake Victoria Water and River Nile water. This phenomenal is mind blowing and quit interesting to watch. Take photos from the source of river Nile for memories of your Uganda safari.
Tour to Itanda White water rafting falls on River Nile
Having enjoyed the source of River Nile tour, head to Itanda falls the white water rafting point. Even if you have zero clue on beating tides, trainers are on standby to take you through all sessions. Water rafting Safety gears are available to give you protection against drowning.
A kayak leads you through the heavy tides to first find out how safe the water is. You get onto the rafting tube with a professional guide to help you paddle through the tides. It’s a mind blowing experience knowing that you can traverse the waters of the longest river in the world.
River Nile bisects Murchison Falls National Park into the Northern sector to the Southern sector. River Nile is the quenching sector for most wildlife in Murchison National park.
Game is commonly watched on the Northern bank especially the Buligi trail where drama may be seen. The Uganda Kobs love feeding from this side yet lions snick on them to catch a day’s meal.
An early rise opens higher chances of seeing animals like lions, giraffes, herds of buffaloes, elephants, water bucks, bush bucks, leopards, wildebeests and so much more.
The launch trip to Murchison Falls is the star of the show with spectacular views of the banks. A high plateau shields the banks of River Nile and act as home to a rich avian life. As you sail, watch out for the crocodile restaurant where huge crocodiles bask and relax at the shores waiting to catch any passersby.
Herds of elephants swim in River Nile to quench thirst and take a shower.
As you draw closer to the falls you feel a change in turbulence with a foamy appearance on the top.
Hiking to the top of Murchison falls gives you the most a spectacular view of River Nile as it squeezes through 6 meters wide gorge violently burst out and cascade 44 meters cliff. The Nile course continues creating a foamy appearance on the water surface.
Getting away from River Nile Activities and connect with gorilla trekking experience is an unforgettable Africa safari choice. Mountain gorillas in the entire world only live in 3 countries that is Uganda, Rwanda and D.R. Congo so its a privilege to be one of the lucky visitors for the day.
As you go through the Bunyoro sub-region, watch out for the Uganda Oil city. Carry on through volcanic Kigezi area with extremely beautiful view. As Bwindi forest comes into view, enjoy the amazing canopy and cool breeze feeling that it brings.
Gorilla trekking the next day is a plus activity to your Africa Safari experience. Get your gorilla trekking gears in a water proof bag and walk to the ranger station to gather for briefing with other trekkers.
After you are grouped into 8 trekkers, follow the ranger guide but try not to put a great distance away from the rest of the group. The guide follows the pace of the slowest trekker but try not to delay the trek because time of locating the mountain gorillas is unknown.
Look out for troupes of monkeys that hope from one tree to another as if to show off there presence. Black and white colobus, vervet monkeys, olive baboons, pottos monkeys, blue monkeys and so many other grace your presence.
Finally while in the presence of the mountain gorillas, keep a distance of about 8 meters apart from them and try to avoid touching especially the adorable infants. The rest of the family looks out on these infants and may turn violent if you are suspected of trying to reach out to there baby.
Although you may not want to miss out on any moment while gorilla watching take photos to keep as souvenir while with the mountain gorillas.
Use your time with the mountain gorillas maximally to get the satisfaction you have been saving for. Keep in mind that gorilla trekking lasts only hour with the mountain gorillas.
Let Arch Safaris And Tours put together a great River Nile and Gorilla Trekking experience in Africa.