11 Nights Trip

12 days Wildlife and Culture

Arrival into Uganda and pick up from the Entebbe international airport for transfer to the accommodation for an overnight in Kampala.

What you'll do

Arrival into Uganda and pick up from the Entebbe international airport for transfer to the accommodation for an overnight in Kampala

Estimated travel time: 2 hours provided no traffic jam

Accommodation: Forest Cottages

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Kampala is a busy city of approximately two million people by day and 1 million people by night. The city was originally built on seven hills just like Rome but now covers 27 hills. The hills were of historical, colonial, and religious importance. 

On this Kampala city tour, you will visit some of the cultural, religious and historical sites which include;  Craft Villages, Owino Market (East Africa’s biggest flea market) Old Taxi Park where we find the organized chaos of taxis, , Gadhafi National Mosque which is the biggest in East Africa and at the top of the tower you view the Seven hills that originally made up Kampala, Kabaka’s Lake (biggest man-made lake in East Africa)Baha’i Temple – only temple of Baha’i Faith in Africa, Uganda martyr’s shrine. 

Later in the afternoon joining a dancing class for amazing lessons on both local and modern dances just to relax off the heat of the day. 

Accommodation: Forest Cottages

Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, breakfast & dinner

The fact that pastoralism and conflict are two things that could never be separated, Karamoja was once an area embattled in conflict over natural resources like pasture, livestock and water for survival of their animals. It was such a tough time that traveling to Karamoja was never advised for safety purposes. However, gone are the days when the region was known for conflict. The people of Karamoja are now building themselves up through cultural tourism through offering open doors to visitors to come experience the uniqueness of their lives. Every visitor who visits contributes tremendously to the well-being of the communities and helping them to achieve a better life..

 

Estimated travel time: 9+ hours including stop overs. 

Accommodation:  Karamoja Safari Camp

Meal Plan: Half board - Break Fast & Dinner

Day 4. Cultural day experience with nature walk

An ancient volcano rises out of the semi-arid plains of Karamoja forming the highest mountain in the region with numerous peaks offering days of adventure. Wake up to an amazing nature walk in the land of Karamoja where people never used to have such luxury of experiencing the beauty of their own region because of wars.  The mountains of Karamoja are an exciting alternative to the more strenuous climbs in East Africa with many of the same attractions, a milder climate, lower elevation and requires no special equipment or technical experience. The expeditions are a mix of rich encounters with Uganda's highland people, breathtaking views and unique sights along the trails and unique campsites where you can enjoy the sunset, the stars and sunrise over the planes of Karamoja. 

After the nature walk, break off for lunch before joining the locals for a village experience

This is not a sightseeing tour, but a participatory experience with the option to stay a night in a traditional hut in the village. A Manyatta is a traditional homestead where the Karimojong still life like their ancestors and conduct cultural traditions that have been passed on for many generations. We introduce you into the culture by taking you to the beating heart of the community and invite you to participate in daily life activities. From preparing local foods to celebrations, this will be an unforgettable journey.

The proud Karamojong people in Uganda’s northeastern corner live for their cattle and women. Many decades of conflict made Karamoja unthinkable as a travel destination. Today, the region is open to receiving all kinds of visitors to experience their life. Stay with the Nomads in their Kraals to learn about their attachments to their cattle.

Accommodation:  Karamoja Safari Camp

Meal Plan: Full board - BreakFast, Lunch & Dinner

Today after breakfast, at 9am, you will be transferred to the most remote national park in the Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park.  Check into the lodge for lunch and later in the evening, you will go for a game drive through the Narus Valley where you will see herds of buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras, leopards and the elusive cheetah. The park is estimated to have 465 species of birds. You will experience African Wilderness with no human crowds.

Estimated travel time: 4+ hours including stopovers. 

Accommodation:  Kidepo Savannah Camp

Meal Plan: Full board - BreakFast, lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you will go for an exciting game drive across the Savannah, mountains and pure wilderness of Kidepo National Park. The drive to the Hot-Springs gives you an opportunity to see Ostriches, Leopards, Tortoises, Antelope (The Roan Antelope is found here) and other wildlife. 

After head back for lunch and relation at the lodge before another game drive along the Narus Valley which is a prime area for wildlife. Note: Wildlife cannot be tamed so we can’t be sure of how many animals you will see in a day 

Accommodation:  Kidepo Savannah Camp

Meal Plan: Full board - BreakFast, lunch & Dinner

After spending some time in the wilderness of Kidepo National Park, you will yet set off to another amazing destination which is blessed with the beautiful nature from the Sipi falls on the foothills of Mount Elgon and home to some of the best Arabic coffee in the world. 

Estimated travel time:  5+ hours including stopovers. 

Accommodation:  Sipi River Lodge

Meal Plan: Half board - Breakfast & Dinner

The Sipi falls hike takes you through local communities, roaring waterfalls, beautiful farms with magnificent views.  The hike takes roughly 3 to 4 hours depending on the energy of the hikers. Later also take part in abseiling at Sipi Falls for those who are not faint hearted. This activity is done by professional guides with standard equipment.

Accommodation:  Sipi River Lodge

Meal Plan: Half board - Break Fast & Dinner

Early in the morning, take part in a morning coffee tour to have an experience of what Arabic coffee tastes like. The tour takes roughly 2 to 3 hours. Later start your journey to Jinja, the adventure capital of the world. 

Estimated travel time:  4+ hours including stopovers. 

Accommodation:  Nile Porch Lodge

Meal Plan: Half board - Breakfast & Dinner

Jinja is commonly known for the fact that it’s where the source of river Nile which is the longest River in the world is found. It’s a destination for adrenaline junkies who want to have some fun doing activities such as rafting, kayaking and many others. Clients can choose from a range of activities below that they can pay for directly. 

 Full day grade 5 or 3 rafting – 140 USD 

Half day grade 5 or 3 rafting – 125 USD

Kaying for 3 hours single – 20 USD & double 30 USD

Sunset Cruise with a beer – 25 USD 

Nile lunch cruise – 35 USD

Accommodation:  Nile Porch Lodge

Meal Plan: Half board - Breakfast & Dinner

Early in the morning after breakfast, check out from the lodge to visit the place which is believed to be the source of River Nile. At the point where Lake Victoria meets the Nile, water bubbles can be seen. After transfer to Entebbe for an overnight. 

Accommodation: Santa Maria 

Estimated Travel Time : 5 hours 

Meal Plan : Half board – breakfast & dinner

Clients will be transferred to the airport for their flights back home. The hotel is 10 minutes away from the Airport. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast Only

What is in the package

  • Transportation,
  • Bottled drinking water on safari,
  • 1 Gorilla Gorilla 
  • Accommodation and meals outlined,
  • English speaking guide/driver
  • Park entrance fees
  • Activities as outlined,

 

  • Visa / entry permit for Uganda if required at 50 USD,
  • International Flight costs
  • All drinks except ones served for breakfast, beverages
  • Any activity not mentioned
  • Personal travel insurance covers.
  • Tips to Waiters/ Waitresses and Tour Guides
  • Any other expenses of personal nature
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  • Accommodation named in the itinerary is based on availability during the preferred travel dates. In case of non-availability, similar types of accommodation will be recommended.

    The Safari is done in 4WD Safari cars with a pop up roof for Game Viewing. Each client has a window seat for better travel moments

    Where Half board meal plan has been indicated, clients will be taken to a restaurant on a en-route our destination where they can have their lunch buffet 

    For more information on the different travel itineraries we have for East Africa, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Where to stay

Forest Cottages.

Karamoja Safari Camp. Etc

Accommodation Category: 4 star

Number of clients: 1 (one)

Departure: Day

Price: $1,100/ Person

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