8 Days True Ugandan Wilderness Safari

This is a perfect opportunity for you to experience the true wilderness of Uganda, visiting three destinations, Murchison falls national park, Kidepo Valley National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Cruise on the white waters of the longest African River the Nile! Before heading to the North-Eastern corner of the country side for a pure wilderness experience and a hiking adventure to the marginalized Ik tribe. Visit the Lorukol Karamojong village for a cultural experience before heading to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a Rhino walk. At the end of this adventure you will be left wondering how beautiful Uganda is! and indeed the pearl of Africa.

Safari Highlights

  • Arrival, meet and greet
  • Ziwa Rhino Walk
  • Murchison falls National Park, game drives and launch cruise
  • Kidepo valley wilderness safari
  • Ik hiking adventure and the Lorukul cultural visit.

 

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive Entebbe international airport, you will meet and greet with our representative who will then transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Distance:  Approx. 10 Kms, 15 Minutes’ Drive

Meals Plan: None

Accommodation: Boma Guest House No. 5 Boutiques Hotel

Day 2: Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with Rhino tracking at Ziwa and lunch en-route.

The drive northwards will take you via Luweero to Nakasongola and after tracking the rhinos you will continue to Murchison Falls National park on of the oldest parks in Uganda. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 Murchison Falls Park is located in the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley Hosting over 76 species of mammals and 451 species of birds. It is also bisected by the Victoria Nile which 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the spectacular Murchison Falls. The river offers a great opportunity for a game drive and the regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes, while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.

Distance: Approx. 350 Kms, 6 hours’ Drive

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Bakers Lodge

Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise

Early morning game drive in the park searching for the animals, major species likely to be sited on the game drive includes elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, kobs, and on a lucky day even a lion can be sited. After lunch go for an afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of falls where you will disembark and take a hike to the top of falls, this is a rewarding adventure as the hike is relatives and takes you along the water fall through a forested hill with great views of the waterfalls.

Distance: Approx. –

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Bakers Lodge

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park to Kidepo Valley National Park

This day starts with a morning breakfast and drive to Kidepo Valley National Park, the drive North-Eastwards will take through the country side of mostly Ugandan less developed villages via Gulu – Kitgum and eventually the Karamojong land and check in at your lodge for an overnight. If you arrive early enough time permitting you will go for an evening game drive.

Distance: Approx. 350 Kms, 7 hours’ Drive

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Savannah Lodge, Adere Lodge

Day 5: Kidepo Valley

Set out at 6m in the morning for game drive in the Narus Valley, the Narus valley has the high concentration of animals in the park as it is drained by the Narus River which is source of water the wildlife. Drive on the tracks searching for wildlife game including Elephants, Kidepo has the highest concentrating of Elephants in Uganda, Bush Duikers, Buffaloes, Hartebeests and lucky you will spot the Kavirondo Bush baby, Jackal, Leopard and Lions sitting on some of the rocks in the valley.

In the afternoon visit the Karamojong local community for a cultural experience, visit the cattle-herding Karamojong community in Lorokul. You will experience the unique culture of the Karamojong with the Lorokul Cultural group which is located on the outskirts of Kidepo National Park. Learn about their livelihood of cattle herding, social cultural and traditional lifestyle, you may even meet the Karamojong King who will narrate to you the folklore and beliefs of their tribe.

Distance: Approx. –

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Savannah Lodge, Adere Lodge

Day 6: Ik Hiking Adventure

The Ik are a special tribe of people and very unique, they speak their unique language and live in the Morongule mountains North of Kidepo National park. The Ik are not related to the Karamojong they have a unique culture; hunters, fruit gatherers and not cattle pastoralists.  The visit to the Ik is a full day hiking adventure with 4 hours of a gentle of ascend and 2 hours descend.

Distance:

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Savannah Lodge, Adere Lodge

Day 7: Kidepo Valley National Park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Morning game drives in the Park en-route out of the park as you transfer to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. You will have a lunch stopover en-route before continuing the drive to Nakasongola region.

Distance: Approx. 405 Kms, 7 hours’ Drive

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Amuka Lodge

Day 8: Rhino Walk and departure

Morning Rhino walk in Ziwa sanctuary, on this Rhino walking adventure you will enter the territories of the southern white rhinos on foot with trained ranger guides and search for the wonderful rhinos in their natural habitat. After the trek it will be time to take a drive to Entebbe airport arriving in time to check in for your evening departure flight.

Distance: Approx. 210 Kms, 4 hours’ Drive

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.

Accommodation: None

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at lodges and hotels mentioned in the itinerary or equivalent based on availability at the time of booking
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary, Bed and Breakfast in Entebbe while fullboard on safari
  • Transfers in a 4×4 Safari Vehicle with services of an experienced professional English speaking Driver-guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • Ziwa Rhino Walk
  • Launch Cruise to the bottom of falls
  • Visit to the IK
  • Lorukol Cultural Experience
  • 1 litre of mineral drinking water per person per day in the vehicle.

Exclusions

  • Meals in Entebbe on the arrival day
  • Drinks
  • Visas
  • International Air ticket
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Optional activities
  • Personal Expenditures and any other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

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