15 Days Northeastern Uganda Adventure Safari

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The Safaris that takes you through plateaus, tropics, hilly, savannahs, and waterfalls. The 15 days Northeastern Uganda Adventure Safari starts from Kampala, goes through Jinja, Mbale with a visit to Mt. Elgon, Sipi falls, Pian-Upe game reserve, Moroto, Kidepo Valley National, Murchison Falls National Park and Ziwa and returns back to Kampala. It’s unhurried trip that presents almost the best features on Uganda safari with Majors of seeing the Big Five games. It’s one of the rarely taken route on a safari yet it’s the most rewarding as far as adventures are concerned.

Each of the day starts with a breakfast, lunch and dinner for the meal course. This trip suggestion is a mid-luxury trip and an all-inclusive, as mentioned in all the inclusive of the trip below.

Trip Summary

  • Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe
  • Day 2: Kampala City Tour and Shopping
  • Day 3: Transfer to Jinja En-route to Sezibwa Waterfalls and Mabira forest
  • Day 4: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, and Boat cruise
  • Day 5: Hiking Kagulu hill and Quad Biking
  • Day 6: Transfer to Mbale and Visit Mt Elgon
  • Day 7: Drive to Sipi and Exlpore the Sipi Waterfalls
  • Day 8: Transfer to Pian-Upe and Game drive
  • Day 9: Visit Manyatta communities in Moroto
  • Day 10: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Day 11: Explore Kidepo on a game drive and community visit
  • Day 12: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 13: Explore Murchison Falls on a Game drive and Boat cruise
  • Day 14: Sports fishing and Nature walk
  • Day 15: Rhino Tracking and Transfer to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe

This day you will arrive in Kampala, and transfer to Kampala, Uganda’s capital. Upon reaching Entebbe you will be welcomed by Early Trail Expeditions representative. The representative will be your next driver guide for all your safari days in Uganda. You will be briefed and then board for your transfer to Kampala. Check-in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Midrange: Mestil Hotel

Day 2: Kampala City Tour and Shopping

This second day in Uganda, you will first master the art of excitements within the capital. Kampala capital is greater numbers of tourist spots, but will take a drive to the Uganda Museum, Kasubi tombs and Old Kampala Mosque for an aerial view of Kampala. Then can as well consider taking sometimes shopping some of the things you would need for your trip.

Accommodation (midrange): Mestil Hotel, Kampala

Day 3: Transfer to Jinja En-route to Sezibwa Waterfalls and Mabira forest

Today will transfer to Jinja city the next biggest city eastwards from Kampala. En-route to Jinja will have a branch over at Sezibwa to explore these amazing waterfalls. The cool and authentic serene of the waterfalls makes the falls a special spot to consider. Then another en-route will be at Mabira forest and spend the rest of the time here, will particularly undertake Zip lining adventure and sail under tree branches. Afterwards will have to drive for the remaining kilometers to Jinja and check-in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (Midrange): 2Friends Lodge

Day 4: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, and Boat cruise

This day is packed with adrenaline adventures in the adrenaline adventure capital of East Africa. Will take the morning session of white water rafting which is about 30 minutes’ drive along the Nile sailing. Rafting at Jinja on the source of the Nile is a world class rafting with 4 and 5 grades. The rafting takes about 3 to 4 hours and after will have to take a sip of an energizing drink and drive back to the bungee jumping spot. The fall leads you to kiss the Nile down to about 45m, with lunch refreshments will draw to the source of the Nile and take a boat ride to the point where the Nile receives it very first drop before setting for the longest journey of any river. After the full packed day of adventure, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (Midrange): 2Friends Lodge

Day 5: Hiking Kagulu hill and Quad Biking

This morning will take an early drive to hike the Kangulu hill. This hike offers hill hiking challenges which takes about 2 hours to the top hill and sloping back to the foothill. The Kagulu hill is a significant hill in the traditional of Busoga kingdom. After this challenge will return to Jinja city and take on quad biking adventure along the Nile. Quad biking geos around Sugar cane plantations with a view of the Nile flow. Then after will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (Midrange): 2Friends Lodge

Day 6: Transfer to Mbale and Visit Mt Elgon

Today take the morning drive to eastwards and the final destination will be Mt. Elgon, will take one of the shorter walking trail to caves through thickets. After the Hike will return to Mbale town with lunch en-route will drive to Sipi in Kapichorwa. Reaching Sipi will take a drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation midrange: Sipi River Lodge

Day 7: Drive and Explore the Sipi Waterfalls

Spend the all-day exploring the beauty of the Sipi waterfalls. Along the hiking through banana and coffee plantation walks will as well take on abseiling on the top of the falls. The waterfalls hikes are indeed amazing and offer a greater tastes at the foothills of scenic Mount Elgon. The hikes will come alongside lunch en-route, and will as well have a taste of the organic coffee at your lodge. Then will check-in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (midrange): Sipi River Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Pian-Upe and Game drive

Pian-Upe game reserve is Uganda’s second largest protected area after Murchison Falls National Park. Due to greater adventure rewards, the park has started gaining favor before several travelers who opt to explore it. Special things to find here include Ostrich, cheetah, elands, giraffes, lions, leopards, elephants, several semiarid bird species among others. Then after can recommend to drive to Moroto about three hours and check-in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (midrange): Hotel African, Moroto.

Day 9: Visit Manyatta communities in Moroto

Today will take a cultural visit to the Manyatta communities, discover stories, and get close to the daily lifestyle of these primitive people who have totally defiled the trails of civilization. Will visit the Manyattas, and enter into their huts and at end will take a drive alongside lunch en-route. The manyatta tour also takes to you for entertainment from the local people in their communities.

Accommodation (midrange): Hotel African, Moroto.

Day 10: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Take a relaxed morning, enjoy your served breakfast, and afterwards will take drive to Kidepo Valley National Park. This is an amazing scenic drive through the plateaus and open landscape that stretches to Kidepo Valley National Park. The drive from Moroto to Kidepo Park takes about 4 hours and will reach from the park by noon hours. Check-in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (midrange): Adere Safari Lodge

Day 11: Explore Kidepo on a game drive and community visit

This morning you will board with an experienced armed ranger guide for a memorable drive. Kidepo is among Uganda’s most rewarding national park with great encounters among which include; prides of lions, leopards, herds of elephants, buffalos, several antelope species, several bird species, zebras, giraffes and many other wild species. The drive will continue through the continuing scenic golden savannah alongside acacia woods. The game drive will last for at least 3 to 4 hours when enjoying the glance on the amazing dwells of the park.

Then, will return to your lodge for refreshment, enjoy your lunch and take an afternoon visit the Karamoja community. Here will enjoy the Karamoja narrations, and their lifestyle stories. There is dancing presentations of which you have to engage. Then will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (midrange): Adere Safari Lodge

Day 12: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

This morning drive to Murchison Falls National Park, consider an en-route to Aruu falls in Padar district along Kitgum-Gulu road. Aruu waterfalls are magnificent and nice looking falls where waters rush over white rocks and forms a larger pool where even guest can swim. Then will drive via Gulu with lunch en-route and finally in the late evening hours will be at Murchison Falls National Park. Then will check-in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (midrange): Paara Safari Lodge

Day 13: Explore Murchison Falls on a Game drive and Boat cruise

With packed breakfast will take an early morning game drive to watch sunrise arrays. It’s an amazing moment to encounter the wild under the arrays of the sunrise, imagine sipping and enjoying your breakfast under the legs of the sunrise. Just know that a game drive at Murchison is a germ of amazing things and expect to watch some of the Big Five animals (lions, leopards, elephants and buffalos). Larger schools of hippos at the delta, highest concentration of antelope species, towers of giraffes, warthogs, several bird species and a lot more. The game drive takes through several made driving trucks will all converge at the delta that has the highest concentration of animals.

After a game drive will relax, then after the lunch delicious served meals will embark for Victoria Nile Boat ride to the bottom of the World’s most powerful waterfalls. The boat ride takes about 2hours packed with views of various wildlife on the banks of the river, and aquatic life including monitor lizards, and crocodiles, several water birds, amazing features like cliffs among many encounters on the boat cruise. Then after will drive back to your lodge and relax for another day, dinner and overnight;

Accommodation (midrange): Paara Safari Lodge

Day 14: Sports fishing and Nature walk

This morning unpack your fishing gears, or if you don’t have any, UWA staff can improvise for hire. The with a fishing guide will take a ride in a private speed boat to either along the Victoria Nile or around the delta and hook out Nile perch. The fishing session takes some hours and here it’s fun as it’s catch and realize adventure. The fishing can last for about 3 hours, with the main catch being Tilapia.

Will refresh with lunch and take an hour drive to Budongo forest south of Murchison falls National Park. Take an afternoon forest nature walk, the Budongo is among a few reaming tropics in Uganda and gives you the breathtaking feel of authenticity. Several primates, bird species, few of animals and on a luck day will encounter the chimpanzees. The afterwards will drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (midrange): Paara Safari Lodge

Day 15: Rhino Tracking and Transfer to Kampala

This morning embark on your drive back to Kampala. However will take an en-route drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track only wild rhinos in Uganda. This gives a complete list of the Big Five games after watch lions, elephants, leopard, and buffalos in Murchison and Kidepo. Then, with lunch en-route will drive back to Kampala, reaching Kampala by evening hours, then can consider driving straight to Entebbe International Airport for your next flight back home.

On behalf of Early Trial Expedition Uganda, our driver guide will say goodbye to you. Then, take your flight back to your home. We believed after this trip you become our next ambassador for Early Trail Expeditions Uganda in your country and area. Thank you!

Trip inclusive;

  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • All trip fuel
  • All meals and soft drinks
  • All Park entrances
  • All mentioned trip activities
  • Accommodation
  • Driver guide
  • Community visits

Exclusive;

  • Visa and air ticket
  • Laundry
  • All hard drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • All international flights