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White Waters of the Nile

Uganda Flying Safari - 3 Days

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Brief Itinerary

Fly over the ancient rainforest of Mabira Forest to the River Nile and your unique island retreat. Set amongst the rush water of the world’s longest river, you can immerse yourself in the relaxation of your idyllic tropical hideaway, tackle grade five white water rapids and watch the sunset over the Nile with a sedate boat cruise.

Highlights

- Unique lodge nestled in a rainforest, mid-stream in the Nile.
- Experience the power of the Nile by rafting white water rapids.
- Explore the river with horseback riding and a sunset cruise.
- Private flights over Mbaria Forest and the River Nile.
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Day 0 - Welcome to 'the Pearl of Africa'

Welcome to Uganda, the ‘Pearl of Africa’! On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will find your Savannah Wings representative waiting to greet you. They will then drive you to your accommodation for the night, a short distance away. Here you’ll be able to relax and sleep before you begin your safari tomorrow.

Tonight's Accommodation - The Boma, Entebbe town.

Day 1 - An Island Retreat

After breakfast you’ll be driven 20km north to Kajjansi airstrip, to board your private aircraft to Jinja town, which is situated on the source of the River Nile, a 30 min flight away. You’ll be driven downstream to your island lodge nestled amongst tropical rainforest, surrounded by white water rapids of the river Nile. While away the afternoon, relaxing to the sounds of the flowing water and bird songs from your private balcony. Unwind with a massage at the islands private spa and take a dip and plunge into the lodge’s natural swimming pool carved out by the river over millennia from pink granite.

Tonight's Accommodation - Wildwaters Lodge, close to Jinja town.

Day 2 - White Water Rapids

This morning you’ll be driven upstream to experience the raw power of the river. Make the return journey to your lodge by tackling world-class grade five white water rapids, accompanied by a qualified rafting crew with an excellent safety record. You can complete a full day of rafting on the River Nile or you can be transferred back to your lodge for lunch. If preferred there are a range of other activities on offer such as kayaking, paddle boarding and bungee jumping. In the late afternoon experience the river in a more sedate fashion by taking a sunset cruise following a meandering course across the river as you enjoy some light refreshments as the sunsets.

Tonight's Accommodation - Wildwaters Lodge, close to Jinja town.

Day 3 - Horseback Safari & Home

Enjoy your last few hours relaxing at your lodge or you can cross onto to the mainland to explore the forests, villages and fields along the river banks by horseback. In the mid afternoon make the return flight back to Kajjansi airfield a 20min flight, where your Savannah Wings representative will be waiting to take you to your accommodation. You’ll be provided with a day room to prepare you for your flight home this evening. Before dinner and your flight, drive down to the lakeshores for a boat cruise around the inlets and bays, with light refreshments served to you as you watch the sunset over Lake Victoria.

Day Room - The Boma, Entebbe town.

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The Boma

The Boma is Entebbe's original and most exclusive hotel, set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, just a few minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. The rooms combine the modern comforts one expects today with the charm and character of the original 1940's home.

Your Room
Each of the rooms at The Boma are individually decorated in a mixture of African and European décor, and have been designed to reflect the original colonial architecture. Each room is complete with a four-poster bed with mosquito net, safe, satellite TV, en suite bathroom facilities and your own private veranda.

Facilities
• Wi-Fi throughout the guesthouse.
• Swimming pool.
• 24-hour reception services.
• Fully stocked bar.
• Safe in each room.

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Wildwaters Lodge

Nestled in luxuriant rainforest on it’s own private island, mid-stream in the mighty Nile. Thick riverine forest naturally covers the island and each of the ten timber-floor rooms is nestled amidst the forest with private, breathtaking views over the River Nile and it’s rapids on this island paradise listening to the thunder of the Nile rapids and calls from the prevalent birdlife.

Your Room
Elegant rooms with canvas walls, traditionally thatch and softly lit with hand-made furniture, you can relax in comfort. Additionally each of the rooms can boasts a private deck complete with elegant freestanding baths and washbasins carved from the local pink granite.

Facilities
• Day spa.
• On site massage service.
• Infinity pool with views across the River Nile.
• Fully stocked bar / restaurant.

The official lodge website - Wildwaters Lodge

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