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11 Days of Uganda culture history and wildlife viewing

11 Days of Uganda culture history and wildlife viewing

Budget safari to kidepo valley national, Karamoja region & Murchison in Uganda

Karamoja is one of the least touristic and most interesting regions of Uganda, there are many things to see, no tourists (or very few), and it is also an amazing region to discover authentic ways of living that have changed very little over the last decades! you will end the trip with a 2 day safari in Kidepo Valley National Park which has elephants, lions, buffalos, leopards and giraffes, and beautiful landscapes, since the park is surrounded by mountains.

 

The trip is from Entebbe international airport through Kampala, accommodation   is backpacker style.

Trip itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to your hotel in Entebbe

Whatever time you will arrive at Entebbe international airport, you will be met and warmly welcomed by a driver guide from Trek Rwenzori Tours who will shortly brief you and transfer you to the hotel in Entebbe or kampala.

Accommodation is at Via via hotel

Day 2: Transfer to sipi falls and do the coffee tour

 

Enjoy breakfast at 8:00am, then depart to Sipi falls via mbale, arrive at 1:30pm, check in your hotel then order for lunch and after lunch take a rest before heading for coffee tour.

 

At 4:30pm, You will start a walk to trace the story of coffee from seed to cup. Sipi Falls Arabica Coffee is some of the finest in the world. Meet local farmers to tour their plantation and learn about the lifecycle of the crop and their role in the process.

 

Visit and tour the local processing plant to see the selected green beans before shipment

Finally learn the traditional art of roasting your own coffee and enjoy your own cup. At 6:30pm

you will return to the hotel for shower dinner and overnight.

Accommodation is at Kasa lodge or Sipi lodge

 

Day 3 Hiking sipi falls and transfer to Moroto town.

After your delicious breakfast at 8:00am, you will start the walk to reach water falls with stunning views down to the plains gives you an awesome adventure and curiosity.

You will reach the Chebonet Waterfalls is the second highest water falls after the stunning Sipi falls of 100 meters high against 94-meter chebonet waterfalls.

 

The hanging valleys at both sides of the escarpment give you a scenic pictorial eye nutrition and cool breezes coming from the plains.

The outwinding trails passing through the community gives you a tranquil adventure and makes you feel home away from home. Thereafter 3-4 hours this unique and exciting experience of sipi falls, your guide will take you back to the hotel and then you start the Journey towards kidepo valley national park. For this day you will stay in Moroto town closer to Kidepo park

Accommodation is at Karatunga guest house.

Day 4: We visit a traditional Karamajong village, called a Manyatta

 

Then we visit the Karamoja historic museum. In the afternoon, we go to the very end of the Karamoja region, to the town of Kaabong. We are now in one of the most remote places of Uganda! We will sleep in a budget hotel of Kaabong.

Accommodation is at Kaabong Resort hotel

 

Day 5: You climb up Mount Morungole to meet the Ik people, one of the smallest ethnic groups of   Uganda.

 

The Ik language is a Nilo-saharan language! The Ik people used to live in the Kidepo Park before it was created. You will hear their story and learn more about their life during the evening we stay with them around the campfire or we hike to the mount Murongole and come back to the hotel in the evening.

Accommodation is at Kaabong resort hotel.

 

Day 6: You will climb down Mount Morungole and head to Kidepo.

You will spend the rest of the day on a great game drive and sleep in a budget accommodation inside the park called Kidepo savannah lodge-Safari Tent

Day 7: You will do the Second day of game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park.

 

To sport a quiet number of wildlife with stunning views of the park, You will sleep inside the park again at Kidepo savannah lodge- Safari tent.

Day 8: Transfer to Murchison fails from Kidepo Valley Park.

 

On this day you will meet your guide at the hotel at 8:00am and start the journey to Murchison falls via the amazing and beautiful landscapes of the northeast of Uganda and arrive in the

afternoon. You will decide to do an evening game drive at Murchison falls national park or relax at the hotel.

Overnight is at Tilenga safari lodge, Bwana tembo safari camp or Red chill rest camp.

Day 9: Early morning game drive and afternoon boat tour

If you sleep in the southern park at 6:00am, you will Cross over on the bridge to the north bank of the Nile, taking along a packed breakfast from Red chill rest camp, 5-hour game drive around Common wealthy track, Victoria, Rearch1 and Research 11, which stretch between the Victoria and Albert Niles, and down to the Nile-Lake Albert Delta.

 

Most of the park’s game and birdlife

can be sported from here; We can’t guarantee you enough that you will see all the animals but because we have a quiet number of time in the park doing the game drive we promise you will see a big number of wildlife. At 11.00 Cross back to the south bank and have a hot lunch at RED CHILL REST CAMP.

 

14:00pm depart for a 3-hour boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to

the base of the Falls. Along the way you will be able to observe a wide variety of birds and wildlife, including numerous hippos and crocodiles – as well as breathtaking scenery.

 

Cold beverages are available during the boat tour at your own cost. You will arrive at big falls at 4:00pm then take a guided walk around the thunderous Murchison Falls, with an optional of a mini-hike to view the sister falls, Uhuru, which was created in 1962 when the river burst its banks.

 

At 17:00pm your driver/guide will meet you off the fall and take you back to the hotel

 

Day 10: Transfer from Murchison falls national park to Entebbe

international airport

Enjoy early morning breakfast, your then meet your driver guide  start hitting the road to Entebbe or Kampala via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking, you will arrive at Rhino at 9:00am and be briefed and sett of at 9:30am for tracking.

 

You will spend 2 hours and return at 12:30am then proceed at Kabalega dinner restaurant for early lunch, after lunch proceed the journey to Entebbe town via Kampala.

Overnight is at Vivia guest house or Blue monkey.

 

Day 11: transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Depending on your flight time, your guide driver will be available to transfer you’re to the airport to

catch your back home.

Ready for a great Africa Safari? 

Get in touch with us to start planning your trip! 

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Price per person includes

  • Accommodation

  • Gorilla permit

  • Chimpanzee permit

  • All park fees as described in the itinerary.

  • A professional Safari Driver Guide with a 4WD car which is roof toped to help you view wildlife during the game drive.

  • All meals

  • Bottled drinking water

Price excludes

  • Visas

  • Flights of any kind

  • Any private expenses

  • Alcoholic drinks

Packing List

A photocopy of your passport, including the visa page; torch; malaria prophylaxis; insect repellent; sturdy walking shoes and long trousers for hiking;

 

binoculars; camera equipment; plenty of drinking water/snacks; any other personal affects, light colored clothing (NB There are tsetse flies in the park, which are attracted to blue or dark colors).

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