Tour Package Overview
At a GlanceDay 1: Kampala
Day 2: Kampala - Jinja
Day 3: Jinja
Day 4: Jinja - Mbarara
Day 5: Mbarara – Queen Elizabeth Nat. Park
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth Nat. Park – Lake Bunyonyi
Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi
Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi - Kigali
Day 9: Kigali – Nyakanazi
Day 10: Nyakanazi - Mwanza
Day 11: Mwanza – Serengeti
Day 12: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
Day 13: Ngorongoro – Mto wa Mbu
Day 14: Mto wa Mbu – Arusha
Days 1-3 Kampala / Jinja:
On arrival at Entebbe international Airport we transfer to Kampala for an Overnight and the following morning we drive to Jinja for two nights where the river Nile begins its journey to Egypt. Here we have an opportunity to do several optional activities including the white water rafting, Quad bikes, Canoeing, Sunset Cruise, Village visits etc The itinerary is flexible for this section until we have done the Gorilla trekking. This is because of the challenges of obtaining the Gorilla permits.
Days 4-5 Mbarara/ Queen Elizabeth Nat. Park:
From Jinja we overnight at Mbarara, before heading to the Queen Elizabeth National park where we will see wildlife on an evening boat cruise along the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes Edward and George. Here we also have a game drive in the park, popular with the Uganda Kob and also an optional Chimpanzee trek in the nearby forest.
Day 6-7 Lake Bunyonyi:
Today we head to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s deepest and from where we will do our Gorilla trekking in Uganda. Here we are close to all the Mountain Gorilla parks. Day 8 Kigali: Leaving Lake Bunyonyi, we cross into Rwanda where we head up and down the land of a thousand hills to Kigali, Rwanda’s Capital city whereby we visit the Genocide Museum before heading to our campsite in the city.
Days 9-10 Nyakanazi/Mwanza:
Today we leave Rwanda and cross into Tanzania whereby we overnight at Nyakanazi where we will stay at a local gold mining village before we travel to the Beach of Lake Victoria in Mwanza.
Days 11-12 Serengeti/Ngorongoro crater:
Enjoy afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National park which offers their own beauty and give you some amazing photo opportunities. Expect an early rise in the mornings which give us the best opportunity to view game as they start their day, an unforgettable experience to watch Africa wake up! From here we head to the heights of the Ngorongoro Mountains where we camp on the Crater rim.
Day 13 Mto Wa Mbu:
We descend onto the Crater floor for an early morning game drive in one of the most stunning natural wonders of the world. At 19Kms across and 600m deep this is the 5th largest crater in the world. It is a world heritage site and boasts a unique ecosystem. The crater itself reflects a mini rift valley. It has a soda lake with flamingos, fresh water, open plains, and a forest area. There is a high concentration of animals here, and it is also a home to a small population of black rhino. We spend around 4½ hours game driving around the crater. Afterwards we head to the town of Mto wa Mbu near Lake Manyara which has diverse Tanzanian cultures and a beautiful village life.
Day 14: Arusha:
Today after breakfast we have an opportunity for a village walk or bicycle riding before we drive to Arusha town for the last night of the safari.
What you get and what you do not get in your safari expedition
Kindly take note of the following
How it works:
This is a group participatory trip whereby you are more than just a passenger. You’re part of the crew, pitching in to set up camp, shop for food, cook and generally help out. We operate a rota system, dividing the group into smaller units, so that these duties are shared equally amongst the group. These jobs will include things like loading the back locker, sweeping the truck, food stores etc. Even though we have a cook on board the truck who will organize and supervise the cooking, you will still be required to help prepare meals. The more you put into your tour the greater the experience you will get from your trip. It is all about participation and mucking in with your fellow passengers! Participation is a key factor on a tour of this nature and everyone is expected to pull their weight and get involved with the daily duties. The most successful trips are those where people become involved. Naturally, amongst any group of people you will find a multitude of personalities, just remember that this is YOUR trip of a lifetime and don’t let other people’s quirks and habits bother you too much – take home your happy memories of Africa. On the flipside you may find your tent partner will become a lifelong friend, which is one of the joys of the internet & social networking sites! A typical camp breakfast might be toast with spreads, cereal and something hot such as eggs or pancakes as well as tea and coffee. Lunch is almost always a sandwich heaped high with healthy salad and assorted fillings, with fruit to follow. Dinner might be a BBQ, risotto, pasta dish and there is always the chance to try some local cooking. Generally our passengers find the more they put into a trip, the more they benefit for it. All passengers are required to obey all laws of the countries through which we pass. This particularly applies to the smuggling of contraband and possession of narcotic drugs, firearms, antiquities and ivory. Any passenger found contravening such laws or customs may be required to leave the trip immediately with no refund of the trip price.
NOTE: - The longer Jambo African Adventures trips are combinations of shorter tours. Passengers on our longer tours might therefore change crew and vehicles at either Nairobi, Lake Naivasha or Victoria Falls. These and other destinations are also pickup and drop-off points for passengers so new faces and personalities will join the tours.
Overland travel and security
One of the real advantages of overland travel is that the vehicle provides a very real level of security when traveling. There is no doubt that a properly equipped overland vehicle, with safes, fully lockable doors and windows is an obvious advantage when traveling in much of the world. We recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt whilst traveling for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items (although most of these can be locked in the safe whilst you are on the trip) and advise passengers to leave any valuable jewellery, watches etc at home. Generally speaking, you will not be traveling on local public transport and will have the added security of traveling in a group with experienced crew on hand to offer advice. Please note: Any personal effects that are left on the truck, even if they are stored in the safe, are left at your own risk and Jambo African Adventures cannot be held responsible for any damage or theft that may occur. The safety of our passengers, leaders and operators is a major priority of Jambo African Adventures.
Issues on the trip
While we always endeavor to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local partner straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.