Day 1: To Murchison Falls National Park
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park game drive
Day 3: Travel to kidepo National Park
Day 4: Safari in Kidepo
Day 5: Kidepo National Park to Moroto
Day 6: Moroto to Sipi Falls
Day 7: Sipi falls to Jinja (Source of the Nile)
Day 8: Jinja to back to Kampala
On this day you will start your journey to the north of uganda to the oldest and biggest national park in uganda. This will take you around 7 to 8 hours, its a long but be sure cause it really a rewarding journey.
The activities you should expect are boat safari or delta safari on the nile, but that normally comes after a morning game drive where you will be able to have an eye to eye with lots of elephants buffaloes,hippos giraffes,antelopes, crocodiles waterbucks and lions as well can be spootted in this national park. The game drive are normally on nothern side park because river nile bisects the park into the northern and the southern.
With the nature of our safari being that we are heading to the northeast of uganda its advisible that our accomodation is the on the northern side of the park at a lodge called bwana thembo for the two nights we have at murchison falls national park. Its an italian own lodge and its name means the master elephant which used to visit the site during its construction.Up to now it still get visits from these magnificent animals which mainly come during the night hours and leave early in the morning. So do not be frightened if you get woken by sounds of branches breaking and odd grumbling noises.
After an early breakfast, it is time to explore the park. While driving through the park you can come eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom. Hopefully you see them all; elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds
The afternoon boat safari towards the Murchison Falls is a very special activity, it takes approximately 3 hours and goes along the Victoria Nile to the base of the Falls. You can imagine; this boat safari will show you breathtaking scenery. Cold drinks are for sale on board for when you get thirsty for a local beer or a soda.
If you like hiking, the boat can drop you near the waterfalls and you can hike up to the top (this takes around 1 or 1,5 hours). The views are amazing!
After the early morning breakfast, we set off for another 7- 8 hour drive to Kidepo Valley National Park through, kakwanga, loitanit villages and finally enter the park and striaght ahead we shall head to Kidepo Savannah Lodge where we shall the next 2 days.
Kidepo Valley National Park is Located in the North Eastern part of Uganda on the Boarder of Uganda and sudan. The park measures a distance of 1,442 square kilometres and boasts of a great number of animal species than any other park in Uganda.the park's Game viewing is far the best with lots of game like the bush duikers, leopards, cheatahs, strped hyenas, lesser kudus, buffaloes, jackals, lots of antelopes, bush babies and lots more Game.
just after our karamajong breakfast we shall head to our full day safari where you expect to have an eye on eye with the following ostriches, zebras, bat-eared foxes, aardwolves, caracals, cheetahs, and greater and lesser kudus. As the sunsets we shall hunt for the loins so as you might be able to take a picture of the king of the jungle lying on rock getting ready to hunt.
Still after our breakfast we shall head south heading to a town called Moroto also known as the Heart of karamoja. Here you'll meet the Karamajong living in a Kraal, better known as Manyatta or Boma in Swahili. A Kraal is basically a village made out of huts surrounded by fences made of wood and thorns. These are put up to keep the cattle in and to protect them against rival tribes and wild animals. Some of the Kraals are permanent and others are temporarily for when they tail the fresh grass to feed the cattle. Be sure to enjoy lots of cultural education, music and dance. in otherwards dont forget your dancing shoes
After a night in kraal and having a traditional breakfast we shall continue south to foothills of mountian elgon which is 1800m above the sea level home of the bagishu and sabini. its also know as the home of Abrabic coffee in Uganda. This time we shall focus much on the beautiful sipi falls. here you will have an evening village walk . It is quite cool here compared to the other parts of Uganda with temperate weather conditions.
Jinja lies on the shore of Lake Victoria, about 3 hours East from Kampala but with the fact that we are coming from northeast we shall need 4 to 5 hours to reach this town is famous with its historic source of the river Nile and at the same time the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Besides enjoying peaceful sunsets, birdlife.
After breakfast you will have an opportunity to have a city tour with in Jinja town and after we shall head to Kampala with a stop at Mabira forest the biggest forest in Uganda.
- Park fees (For non-residents)
- All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- 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.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees