8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

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8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Karamojong Cultural experience

Overview

This 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with the Karamojong cultural experience will take you to some of the most fascinating safari destinations that the Pearl of Africa has got to offer. During this tour, you will get a chance to visit Sipi Falls in the East, Kidepo Valley National Park in the North East and Murchison Falls National Park in the North West. Expect to enjoy various safari activities such as wildlife viewing, boat cruise, hiking, rhino tracking and the Karamojong cultural experience.

Day 1: Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel

This day will mark the beginning of your 8 Days fun-filled adventure in Uganda. Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will warmly welcomed and received by one of our professional tour guides. He will give you a short briefing about your safari before transferring you to your hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

In the event that you arrive during the early hours of the day, you may first go for a city tour in Kampala- Uganda’s capital city before proceeding to your hotel. Some of the exciting places to visit include; the Kabaka’s palace, the Uganda Museum, some restaurants (for the delicious local and international cuisines), the crafts market and so on. You will then proceed to your hotel for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Millennium Terrace Hotel (below budget)

Cassia Lodge (on budget)

Protea Hotel by Marriott (above budget)

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Day 2: Transfer to Sipi Falls and a sun downer in the evening

After a good night’s rest, you will wake up to an early sumptuous breakfast and then check out of your hotel to embark on your journey to the famous Sipi Falls.

The drive will take you through exciting places such as Jinja which is one of Uganda’s commercial cities and a hot spot for tourists. This city is famous for being the source of Africa’s longest river, River Nile and the symbol of life for all the countries that it travels through before reaching Egypt. As you continue with your road trip, you will meet various people going on with their day to day activities. Additionally, you will get an opportunity to spot extensive rice and sugarcane plantations and the natural wetland system that stretches to Lake Kyoga.

When you arrive at Sipi, you will check into your lodge, have lunch and relax as you prepare for a spectacular sun downer experience later in the evening.

This will be one of the most memorable experiences of your trip as you will have a wonderful combination of a delicious meal in the wild and a view of the breathtaking sunset.

Accommodation:

Crowns Nest Campsite (below budget)

Lacam Lodge (on budget)

Sipi River Lodge (above budget)

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Day 3: Hiking to the falls and the Sipi coffee experience

Early in the morning, you will get ready for this day’s activities. First, you will have your breakfast. Then, you will prepare and pack all the necessary hiking gear before heading out for your adventure. Your guide will give you a short briefing about hiking, providing you with information about the safety precautions and rules. Afterwards, you will embark on your hike to explore the stunning views of Sipi falls. During this hike, you will also have a glance at the agricultural farmlands of the Bagisu as well as Mountain Elgon.

There are various levels of this hike, so one can go as far as their energy can take them. While hiking, you will also enjoy the roaring sounds of the water as it plunges against the rocks.

After your hiking experience, you will return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. Later in the afternoon, you will go for a coffee plantation visit/experience. Get an opportunity to trace the story of coffee all the way from the seed to the cup. Did you know that Sipi Falls Arabica Coffee is one of the world’s finest? During this experience, you will meet local coffee farmers, tour their plantations and learn about the life cycle of the crop and the role that they play in the process. You will also get to tour the local processing plant to see the selected coffee beans before shipment, learn the traditional art of roasting coffee and finally enjoy a delicious cup of coffee to sum it all up!

Optional activity: Abseiling (at an extra cost)

Dinner and overnight stay:

Crowns Nest Campsite (below budget)

Lacam Lodge (on budget)

Sipi River Lodge (above budget)

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Day 4: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park with an en-route game drive in Pian Upe game reserve

After having your breakfast, you will check out of your lodge and embark on your drive to Kidepo Valley National Park. Along the way, you will experience an en-route game drive in Pian Upe game reserve- one of the most impressive and diverse wildlife habitats in Uganda. 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, During this game drive, expect to have an encounter with various animals such as jackals, spotted hyenas, leopards, cape buffaloes, water bucks, the Uganda kobs, topis, primates like olive baboons and vervet monkeys and so on. After enjoying these gifts of Mother Nature, you will have a stop-over for your lunch before proceeding to Kidepo Valley National Park.

Dinner and overnight stay:

Apoka Rest Camp (below budget)

Nga’moru Wilderness Camp (on budget)

Apoka Safari Lodge (above budget)

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Day 5: Morning game drive and Karamojong cultural visit

Having taken a cup of tea/coffee, early this morning, you will go for your morning game drive in the park. Your tour guide will drive you through the mind blowing landscapes of the park that are usually dotted with plenty of wildlife. The Narus valley, which is the best location for wildlife viewing, will offer you an exceptional wildlife experience as you will view animals such as lions, buffaloes, cheetahs, elephants, elands, Rothschild giraffes, to mention but a few. All these animals tend to congregate around the water points that are found along the Narus Valley. As you continue to the Kidepo Valley, you will get a golden chance of viewing the ostrich-one of the unique features of the park.

After the game drive, you will return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. Then, you will head out for the Karamojong Cultural visit. This visit will reward you with the Karamojong traditional dances/performances and a feel of their art and crafts. You will be able to explore their Manyattas and learn about their traditions and cultures.

Dinner and overnight stay:

Apoka Rest Camp (below budget)

Nga’moru Wilderness Camp (on budget)

Apoka Safari Lodge (above budget)

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Day 6: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and top of the falls visit

You will wake up to an early delicious breakfast and then check out of your lodge. Thereafter, your tour guide will pick you up and start on your journey to Murchison Falls National Park.

When you arrive at the park, you will drive straight to the top of Murchison Falls which is also known as Kabalega Falls. This is where the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks that is only 8 meters wide, and tumbles 43 meters before flowing Westward into Lake Albert. You will also learn that the outlet of Lake Victoria sends around 300 cubic metres per second of water over the falls, squeezed into a gorge less than 10 metres wide. If you are lucky, you will be able to get a glimpse of the beautiful rainbow that lingers over the gushing waters from time to time. Take some photographs while there and enjoy the refreshing breeze as you take it nature’s stunning beauty!

Lastly, you will return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Red Chilli Rest Camp (below budget)

Pakuba Safari Lodge (on budget)

Chobe Safari Lodge (above budget)

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Day 7: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

After having your morning coffee, depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the opportunity of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeests, buffaloes, elephants among others. For any birder, this area supports numerous bird species such as the secretary bird and black chested snake eagle, to mention but a few. 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, Undoubtedly, this experience will enable you appreciate the wonders of the Savannah as you will get to observe the interdependence of wildlife in the eco-system.

Return to your lodge for a relaxed breakfast. Later in the afternoon, after lunch, you will head out for a boat cruise on the Nile where you will spot lots of animals including elephants, hippos, Nile crocodiles, buffaloes and several water birds. Usually, the large animals that you may find along the riverbanks drink and bathe from the refreshing waters of the river. A sight that you cannot afford to miss out on! Thereafter, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Red Chilli Rest Camp (below budget)

Pakuba Safari Lodge (on budget)

Chobe Safari Lodge (above budget)

Meal plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 8: Transfer back to Kampala via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

This day will conclude your 8 Days Uganda safari. After a good night’s rest, you will have a relaxed breakfast and get ready to check out of your lodge before setting off for Kampala. Along the way, you will have a stop-over at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking. This activity will be thrilling as you will have an encounter with the endangered Southern white rhinos. Rhino tracking takes about 3 hours, after which you will have lunch and proceed to Uganda’s capital city – Kampala. You may then proceed to your accommodation or to Entebbe International Airport for your flight back home.

End of safari

Inclusions

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional English speaking guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • Fuel for the entire safari with unlimited milage
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Comprehensive safari vehicle
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Exclusions

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc)
  • The government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

NB:

The inclusions and exclusions of the safari can be handled depending on your preferences.

We can provide a professional tour guide that speaks any other language (of your choice) apart from English.

Ensure to follow all the necessary COVID 19 and Ebola travel guidelines to ensure that you are in a safe and healthy condition during your safari with us. One of our major priority is to provide the best possible safety and comfort during your tour, so please be assured that you will be in safe hands.

Some of the travel guidelines include wearing and carrying a sufficient number of surgical masks, moving with an alcohol based hand sanitizer, vaccination against COVID 19 or taking a PCR test and several others. Book with us today and get the safari of your dreams!

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