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Rock My Uganda Adventure

11 Nights – £2,995

Tour Highlights

We begin the trip in Entebbe on the shores of beautiful Lake Victoria. From there we head to Jinja, adventure capital of East Africa and home of the River Nile.

Next we’ll visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, go chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest, go on safari in scenic Murchison Falls National Park and look for tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park – it’s an action-packed adventure.

The highlight of the trip is undoubtedly gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of the most magical experiences you can imagine.

We’ll end the trip with a safari at Lake Mburo National Park, before heading back to Entebbe to finish off the trip in style!

PLEASE NOTE: This trip is preceded by the Rock My Kenya Adventure so you can easily combine to two (includes Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha & Hell’s Gate National Park).

“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy.” (Ernest Heminway)

Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour

Jinja

Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour

Rhino Tracking

Uganda

Chimp Trekking

Murchison Falls NP

Uganda

Queen Elizabeth NP

Uganda

Gorilla Trekking

Lake Mburo

Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour

Entebbe

Tour Overview

 

Tour Dates

Cost – £2,995

  • Payment Plan:
    • Deposit: £800 (non-refundable, for gorilla & chimp permits)
    • 2nd Payment: £2,195 (due 62 days before the departure date).
    • 3rd Payment: $500 (local payment, paid on arrival).

What’s Included

  • 11 Nights Accommodation
  • 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, and 10 Dinners
  • Rock My Adventure Group Leader & Local Guides
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information
  • Most In-Country Transport
  • Welcome Meal
  • Ugandan Family Dinner
  • Rhino Tracking Walk (permit included in tour cost)
  • Chimpanzee Tracking (permit included in tour cost)
  • Victoria Nile Boat Trip
  • Murchison Falls National Park Safari
  • Murchison Falls
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari
  • Gorilla Trekking (permit included in tour cost)
  • Batwa Tribe Visit
  • Lake Mburo Safari
  • Farewell Meal

Please Note

  • Gorilla & chimp trekking are both very popular activities, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • If you would like to extend your trip and visit the Masai Mara the Rock My Kenya Adventure takes place directly before this trip.
  • Alternatively, if you’d like to visit Mount Nyiragongo in the DRC, you can join part of the Rock My Uganda, Rwanda & DRC Adventure which takes place directly after this. Contact us for prices.
Uganda Gorilla
Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour
Baby Gorilla in Uganda

“It has taken me 8 months to write this review because I couldn’t find the right words to describe it. It was perfect. Helen (you) are the perfect host. You know your stuff. You are good to the local guides you work with. You were always smiling, It was by far the best thing Jon and I have done together since backpacking through SEA in the early ’90s. You gave us the opportunity to experience a kind of authenticity that we thought was lost to ‘iPhone travel’ (the type of travel that no longer requires a book, a guide and help from the locals). We thought we had lost the opportunity to feel that authentic travel. We are very experienced travellers, flashpackers, and there is no way we could have arranged this on our own. We loved that it never ever felt like we were on a tour. We felt like we met up with long lost friends for a backpacking reunion. The cast of characters and the relationships formed were because of how you put this trip together. The gorillas. No words. It. Was. Life-changing. All of it. The trip was so good Helen. I am so lucky I stumbled across your site. I’ve recommended you to everyone I know. Thank you. Well done.”

HEATHER & JON / CANADA / ROCK MY UGANDA & RWANDA ADVENTURE 2018

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Uganda

Arrive in Entebbe and transfer to your accommodation for the night. Relax and get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome meal.

Your Rock My Uganda Adventure starts here and we can’t wait to show you around this incredible country

*  If you have the time and can arrive earlier, we can organise any other activities you wish to do. Additional accommodation and activities charged separately.

 

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Welcome Meal

    Day 2: Ugandan Family Dinner

    We’ll leave Entebbe in the morning and head to  Jinja, the adventure capital of East Africa and home to the River Nile.

    There will be a stop at the Jinja Craft Market on the way to our final destination of Bujagali Falls.

    In the afternoon we’ll head into the village where you will meet Helen’s Ugandan family and enjoy a traditional Ugandan meal.

    You will be welcomed like an old friend – get ready for an unforgettable experience full of fun, laughter, and tasty food!

     

    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Twin Rooms (Ensuite)
    • Activities: Ugandan Family Dinner

      Day 3: Adventure Day in Jinja

      Today is a full free day to explore as you wish, however you may want to spend the day going white water rafting.

      But if that isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of other activities to keep you occupied, like cycling, horse riding, mountain biking, bungee jumping, kayaking or you could go on a sunset cruise on Bujagali Lake (to name but a few of the activities on offer).

      Or you could just take a wander through the village, grab a rolex (Ugandan street food), take in the ambiance, try the street food from one of the stalls outside, or volunteer with a local charity.

       

      • Meals: None
      • Accommodation: Twin Rooms (Ensuite)
      • Activities: None

        Day 4: Rhino Tracking on Foot

        In the morning, we’ll visit the Jinja Craft Market before heading up to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where we’ll spend time tracking Uganda’s only white rhino on foot.

        At the moment, the sanctuary is home to approximately 19 of these beautiful creatures and you’ll have the opportunity to see them in close proximity.

         

        • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
        • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
        • Activities: Rhino Tracking Walk

          Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking & Murchison Falls

          Early in the morning, we’ll depart for Budongo Forest to go chimpanzee trekking.

          Here you will have the chance to spend an hour with the chimps in their natural habitat.

          After lunch at a local lodge, we’ll take a boat trip out on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of Murchison Falls where we’ll have chance to spot animals.

          We’ll stop at the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, the place where the falls burst through the rocks, creating a spectacular site.

           

          • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
          • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
          • Activities: Chimpanzee Tracking, Victoria Nile Boat Trip

            Day 6: Murchison Falls National Park Safari

            Today we’re going on safari!

            A safari in Murchison Falls National Park is a magical experience, with beautiful, lush scenery and all the animals you could wish for. You will not be disappointed!

            If we’re lucky, we may spot giraffes, hippos, lions, crocodiles, elephants and buffaloes!

            Welcome to Uganda’s version of the ‘Lion King’ meets ‘The Jungle Book’.

            In the afternoon we’ll visit the top of Murchison falls where we can marvel at the most powerful waterfall in the world! It’s a beautiful sight and perfect for taking incredible photos!

             

            • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
            • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
            • Activities: Murchison Falls NP Safari, Murchison Falls

              Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari

              Leaving Murchison Falls, we’ll head to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a place famous for tree-climbing lions.

              On the way into the park, there will be the opportunity to spot animals!

              Once we arrive at the lodge, we’ll relax for the afternoon.

               

              • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
              • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
              • Activities: None

                Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari

                We’ll be up and out early on safari to see if we can find the tree-climbing lions, as well as other animals such as elephants, buffalo, and leopards.

                Leaving Queen Elizabeth National Park, we’ll head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to get ready for our gorilla trekking expedition!

                 

                • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
                • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
                • Activities: Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari

                  Day 9: Gorilla Trekking Expedition

                  In the morning, we’ll head to the gorilla trekking start point, where you’ll receive a safety briefing before trekking through the jungle to find the endangered mountain gorillas.

                  When I say trekking through the jungle, I really mean trekking through the jungle! 

                  However, spending time with these beautiful primates was one of the most magical experiences you could imagine and one that you will never forget, so the effort is 100% worth it.

                  Once we find the gorillas, we’ll have around an hour with them to observe and stare in awe at just how amazing they are.

                  When one looks you in the eye, you’ll experience one of life’s real ‘wow’ moments and think yourself the luckiest person in the world.

                  In the afternoon we’ll visit a local Batwa tribe village to learn about their culture and traditions.

                   

                  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
                  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
                  • Activities: Gorilla Trekking, Batwa Tribe Visit

                    Day 10: Relaxing at Lake Mburo

                    In the morning, we’ll travel to Lake Mburo, one of Uganda’s smallest national parks, but with an abundance of wildlife.

                    When we arrive, we will take a safari in the park as we make our way to the lodge. In the afternoon, we’ll relax at the guesthouse before enjoying a delicious evening meal.

                     

                    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
                    • Accommodation: Guesthouse (Ensuite)
                    • Activities: Lake Mburo Safari

                      Day 11: Lake Mburo Activities & Entebbe

                      In the morning you will have the opportunity to do one of the fantastic activities on offer (walking safari, mountain biking, horse riding, boat safari or cultural visit).

                      From there we’ll make our way back to Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria.

                      In the evening, we’ll head out for a farewell dinner at one of Entebbe’s best restaurants.

                       

                      • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
                      • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                      • Activities: Farewell Meal

                        Day 12: Departure Day

                        Today is always a sad day as we say goodbye to our new friends, but the memories and shared experiences of Uganda will last a lifetime.

                        We can arrange your transfer to Entebbe International Airport or you can continue your Africa travels from there.

                        * If you have time, you could stay on for the Mount Nyiragongo expedition which is part of the Rock My Uganda, Rwanda & DRC Adventure tour which follows on from this trip (requires a short flight from Entebbe to Kigali). Enquire for costs. Limited availability.

                        If you need any support with your pre or post-tour Africa travels, please don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s all part of the Rock My Adventure service.

                         

                        • Meals: Breakfast
                        • Accommodation: None
                        • Activities: None
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                          Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour
                          Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour
                          Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour
                          Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour
                          Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour
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                          Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour
                          Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour
                          Uganda Group Tour
                          Uganda Gorilla
                          Baby Gorilla in Uganda
                          Rwanda

                          Please bear in mind that the itinerary is subject to minor changes, ‘This is Africa’! But whatever happens, we’ll ensure you have an amazing trip!!

                          Have a question? Feel free contact us here or take a look at our FAQ’s page.

                           

                          Essential Info

                          Duration: 11 Nights

                          Dates:

                          Start: Entebbe, Uganda

                          Finish: Entebbe, Uganda

                          Maximum Group Size: 12 people

                          Minimum Age: 18

                          Total Cost: £2,995

                          Payment Plan:

                          • Deposit: £800 (non-refundable)
                          • 2nd Payment: £2,195 (due 62 days before the departure date)
                          • 3rd Payment: $500 (local payment, paid on arrival)

                          Support

                          • Rock My Adventure Group Leader, comprehensive pre-departure information & planning advice.

                          Meals

                          • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 10 dinners.

                          Accommodation

                          • 11 nights accommodation in good quality/unique safari camps, hostels, hotels, and guesthouses.

                          Transport

                          • All transport within Uganda, to and from included excursions and between the main destinations on the tour (includes – taxi, safari vehicle, boat, bus & minibus).

                          Activities

                          • Welcome Meal
                          • Ugandan Family Dinner
                          • Rhino Tracking Walk (permit included in tour cost)
                          • Chimpanzee Tracking (permit included in tour cost)
                          • Victoria Nile Boat Trip
                          • Murchison Falls National Park Safari
                          • Murchison Falls
                          • Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari
                          • Gorilla Trekking (permit included in tour cost)
                          • Batwa Tribe Visit
                          • Lake Mburo Safari
                          • Farewell Meal
                          • Flights.
                          • Airport transfers (however we can arrange these for you).
                          • Visas (if needed).
                          • Medications, antimalarials or vaccinations.
                          • Travel/health insurance (required).
                          • Drinks & meals not mentioned.
                          • Optional activities.
                          • Tips for local guides.

                          You will make 3 payments:

                          • Deposit: Paid in GBP upon booking.
                          • Balance: The remainder of the GBP balance (minus deposit) paid 62 days before arrival.
                          • Local Payment: Paid on arrival to your Tour Leader in Africa

                          The local payment is separate from the initial price you pay prior to the trip. You pay the local payment to your Tour Leader in US Dollars upon arrival in Africa.

                          This includes the on tour expenses that we cannot pay prior to arrival, such as national park entry fees, food, local transport and some activities.

                          Travel insurance is essential for ALL Rock My Adventure trips.

                          Your health and safety when travelling is of the utmost importance, so it is vital that you have travel insurance policy that covers you for your trip to Africa. Adequate travel insurance is a condition of your contract with us and you will not be able to join a trip without it.

                          You must be satisfied that your insurance fully covers all your personal requirements including cancellation charges, theft, medical expenses and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. 

                          Your insurance should also cover you for any adventurous activities that you wish to do – this includes the ‘included’ activities on the tour and any ‘optional’ activities.

                          Please be aware that some hazardous activities such as (but not limited to) white water rafting on grade 5 rapids, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, safari walks, bungee jumping and sky diving may not be covered by all policies, so you may have to take out a higher level of cover.

                          Medical care is not free in Africa and even the cost of getting to hospital can be super expensive, so you need to be covered in case of a medical emergency, including air ambulance evacuation and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. For example, if your appendix bursts whilst we are in the Serengeti, you will need to be evacuated by helicopter to Nairobi. Without insurance you would need to pay for that out of your own pocket. 

                          If you are bringing along any electrical equipment such as cameras and laptops, you should also ensure your insurance covers those items too. Some policies only have this as an add-on. 

                          If you are travelling to an area that is subject to foreign office warnings, this may void your travel insurance, so you may need to take out an additional policy for the days you are in the danger zones. 

                          Please always read the small print.

                          Your tour leader will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip, so please have the following information ready for them:

                          • Name of insurance provider.
                          • Your policy number.
                          • The telephone number to call in the event of an emergency.
                          • Your next of kin name and number.

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                          CONTACT INFO

                          Email: [email protected]

                          Phone: 07809710257

                          Address: 353 - 355 Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6EE

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