6Day, Nile Source & Wild Excursion

Day 1: Kampala – Jinja
You will be met and briefed by our Igufa Safaris guide and thereafter, transfer to Jinja. Your rafting adventure will start at the Raft Uganda Camp near the source of the Nile. This will commence after briefing and precaution measures taken by the professional handling team.

Enjoy an awesome lunch on a private mid River Island after a few exhilarating hours on the Nile. Proceed to view the “actual source of the Nile” before visiting some craft shops where you can pick upa few souvenirs. Return to your hotel / lodging.

Day 2: to Lake Mburo
After breakfast, start your journey south west to Lake Mburo National park arriving at your overnight safari camp in time for lunch. Set off a little later for an evening game drive as the intensity of the sun starts to diminish. We head off in search of various mammals especially zebra and giraffe before returning to camp for dinner and overnight.

Located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park (LMNP) is a compact gem. The smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks, it is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, giraffe, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck. Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders.

Day 3: to Queen Elizabeth
After lazy breakfast, you will depart Lake Mburo in game drive style – view a number of animals as they graze the savanah for their morning meal. On our way, we will top over at a regional museum where a brief tour will allow you to learn about the Ankole people of this region.

Lunch will be served in Mbarara town before proceeding to to arrive at your lodge in the early evening – relax the rest of the day.

4Day, Watamu & Malindi – Kenya

Day 1: Welcome to Malindi
You will be met at Malindi airport by a representative from Igufa Safaris who will transfer you to your overnight hotel. Depending on time of arrival, you will go on a brief tour of your surrounding or simply take the rest of the day relaxing in the comfort of your hotel.

Day 2: Watamu National Marine Park
After breakfast, go out to explore the abundant underwater life at the Watamu National Marine Park. It is Kenya’s first such park featuring over 600 species of colorful fish and other sea creatures with coral reefs and gardens only about 300 m (984 ft) from the shore. Encounter an explosion of colors during your snorkeling trip, both under and above the clear water.

After lunch, visit the Gede Ruins that were originally built in the 12th century. The present-day structure of the ruins dates from the 15th and 16th century featuring large stone houses in addition to a mosque and palace. It’s believed that the town that remained undiscovered until the 1940s once supported 2,500 people. The walled city represents a medieval Swahili settlement that likely covered and also features a pillar tomb, which signified a man of importance was buried there.

After a fulfilled day, sunbathe on the white sandy beaches or go for a walk along the coastline.

Day 3: Malindi Historic Circuit
Today, you will spend most of the day in the historic town of Malindi. Visit the Vasco da Gama monument among others; more impressive for what it represents (the genesis of the Age of Exploration). Erected by the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama as a navigational aid in 1498, the coral column is topped by a cross made of Lisbon stone, which almost certainly dates from the explorer’s time.

A visit to the Malindi Museum is a key part of this historic circuit, it’s a moderately interesting museum that has displays on underwater archaeology along the Kenyan coast. This Malindi experience also offers a great opportunity to go craft shopping.