5 Days Kampala &Jinja Cultural Tour

The 5 Days Kampala &Jinja cultural tour is an interesting tour package that offers you an opportunity to explore the unique cultural attractions in the two big cities of Uganda. The 5 day’s Cultural tour will take you through different sites in Entebbe such as Kasenyi ,Nakiwogo ,  Kigungu landing sites, other interesting places  like Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Entebbe local market, Entebbe beaches. The 5 days will then connect you to explore the charming cultural sites in Kampala. Thereafter, it links you to Jinja the home of adventure in Uganda. The cultural tour will start with pick-up and end with drop- off at Entebbe international airport.

Tour Overview:

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe International Airport & transfer to Entebbe town.

Day 2: Early Morning Cultural tour to Entebbe landing sites &afternoon visit to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Entebbe local market, Entebbe beaches& transfer to Kampala

Day 3: Kampala Cultural Sites Tour.

Day 4: Transfer to Jinja with enroute visit to Ssezibwa falls, Mabira forest.

Day 5: Early Morning boat cruise to the source of the Nile, Short boat at Bujagali Lake & Transfer to Entebbe international Airport.

Tour Highlights:

Detailed tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe International Airport & transfer to Entebbe town.

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by prime safaris &Tours representative who will transfer you to your pre-booked hotel/lodge in Entebbe town for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Laico Victoria Serena (Luxury/Up-Market), Boma Hotel (Mid-Range/Standard), Airport Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Early Morning Cultural tour to landing sites &afternoon visit to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Entebbe local market, Entebbe beaches& transfer to Kampala

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After an early breakfast, embark on tour to unique landing sites such as Kasenyi ,Nakiwogo ,  Kigungu where you will enjoy the views of the locals fishing in the fresh waters of Lake Victoria, study the traditional fishing methods, listen to the interesting history of this fishing sites, probably enjoy the fish, interact with local fisher men, part-take in fishing activities. Thereafter proceed to visit other sites like Zamugula site, Muzinga square site in Entebbe. Afterwards retire back to the lodge for lunch and after lunch drive to visit other unique Entebbe sites like Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. At the center, you will be able to observe many of the indigenous wildlife species kept in the Centre and also to receive comprehensive information on the species, their natural habitats and the complex ecologies of Uganda. After exploring the site, you will proceed to visit Entebbe local market and thereafter connect to one of the Entebbe beaches to explore how local Ugandans spend their leisure time, interact with local Ugandans, participate in beach activities like swimming, beach football, valley ball and have taste of Uganda beach fish. After enjoying adventurous activities in the Beach, embark on transfer from Entebbe to Kampala the Capital city of Uganda. On arrival, to the City, the driver guide will take you direct to your pre-booked lodge /Hotel in Kampala for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodations: Kampala Serena hotel (Up-market/Luxury), Humura Resort (Mid-range/Standard), Buziga Country Resort (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Kampala Cultural Sites Tour.

Right after an early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from your respective Kampala hotel/Lodge and embark on your highly rewarding Kampala Cultural tour. The cultural city tour will take you through different sites such as Kasubi tombs -where the kings and royals of the Buganda kingdom are buried, Nagalabi – the Buganda kingdom coronation site,  Katereke prison ditch and Wamala tombs ,Bahai temple, the Kabaka’s lake and the Palace of the Buganda king and Uganda Museum. Have stopover for lunch in any of Kampala hotels and thereafter embark on visit to different art and craft centers, cultural markets like Owino, Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine which is a memorial place from where 22 Catholic young martyrs were officially burnt to ashes after rebelling against Kabaka Mwanga when he ordered then to denounce their new religion. The tour will enable you to learn about the true history of Uganda, its kingdoms and its rich varied culture. Later In the evening, head to the Ndere Cultural center where you will enjoy lots of entertainment including traditional cultural dances. Enjoy the dancers shake their bodies to the beautiful beats of the traditional instruments. Thereafter; retire back to your lodge for Diner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Kampala Serena Hotel (Upmarket/Luxury), Hotel Africa (Mid-Range), Buziga Country Resort (Budget)

Day 4: Transfer to Jinja with enroute visit to Ssezibwa falls, Mabira forest.

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After taking an early morning breakfast, depart Kampala driving on Kampala-Jinja highway to Jinja. The overland journey of 80 kms about 1-2hours will take you through small townships of Mukono where you will encounter Ssezibwa falls a cultural site related to the Buganda Kingdom. At the site, you will visit the traditional healer when he is performing his dialing activities of healing, offering blessings to people, also enjoy the views of the falls as well as different bird species. Thereafter continue with the drive through Mabira forest-the only forest reserve with over 100 species of large moths, 218 butterfly fauna, and 300 species of birds e.g. blue swallow, papyrus gonolek and the nahan francolins, the purple throated cuckoo .You will then head for lunch in Jinja town. After lunch, visit the Kyabazinga’s palace of Busoga Kingdom and some old colonial buildings in the town; enjoy the architectural design of Indian buildings. Proceed to visit Jinja local markets to appreciate the diverse local products. Thereafter, retire back to your Jinja lodge/hotel for Dinner and Overnight stay.

Accommodation: Jinja Nile Resort (Luxury/Upmarket), Sunset Hotel Jinja (Standard/Mid-Range), Timton Hotel (Budget/Basic)

Day 5: Early Morning boat cruise to the source of the Nile, Short boat at Bujagali lake & Transfer to Entebbe international Airport.

After an early morning, depart for an early morning boat cruise to explore the White Nile which is 7 times the volume of the great Zambezi and yet the longest river in the whole of Africa. The boat trip will take you to see the true source of the River Nile, the exact point where this river starts its long journey across the African continent and the Speke monument. Thereafter, embark on visit to the fascinating Bujagali Lake and have an opportunity to see the dazzling white water of the River Nile squeezing its way through the rocks. Retreat from the activity to your lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, embark on transfer from Jinja to Entebbe international Airport. The drive journey of 122kms will take you through Mabira forest and small townships of Lugazi famous for sugarcane growing, tea plantations, Mukono town and finally through Kampala capital city where you may have stopover to shop for souvenir. Thereafter, advance with the drive to Entebbe international airport for your onward flight back home.

End of Safari.