Experience the greatest epic safari with Primate Journeys Africa. Travel From East to West, North to South and see the diversity of Uganda’s flora and fauna. The mountains of Sipi Falls, one of the best recognized parks in the world – Kidepo valley, meet the karamajong, explore the River Nile, the savannahs of Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls and the rainforests of Kibale. This tour through Uganda is the perfect combination of nature, culture & animals and you will overnight in the best mid-range accommodations in Uganda.
Day 1 – Arrival – Entebbe
On arrival Our company representative (driver guide) will pick you up from Entebbe international airport and transfer you to your accommodation within Entebbe, only a 10- minute drive. This is where your driver guide will
find you the next morning for the start of your tour after a great breakfast. Overnight at Lake Victoria View Guest House – BB
Day 2 – Entebbe – Sipi Falls
A drive through the north-eastern part of Uganda, to the foothills of Mt. Elgon you reach a plateau 1800m above sea level where the beautiful Sipi Falls are located. These green area has a spectacular series of waterfalls (some nearly 100m high), surrounded by village walking trails and lush green coffee-producing hills. There are three falls separated by steep hillsides. It is quite cool here compared to the other parts of Uganda with temperate weather conditions. You will relax and enjoy the fresh air and the calm environment away from city hustles and traffic. Abseiling, a coffee tour and community visits are some of the activities you will enjoy besides the hikes. Dinner & Overnight at Sipi River Lodge – FB
Day 3 – Sipi Falls – Moroto
Moroto is found in the eastern part of Uganda and it’s one of the biggest town in the region which is regarded as the capital of the Karamojong who share the same lifestyle as the Masai in Kenya & Tanzania. Our drive from Sipi will take us through the Pian Upe game reserve where we shall do a game drive in search for wild ostriches, elands and Cheetahs and other great wildlife before continuing to the said destination (Moroto). After this, you’ll meet the Karamojong 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. The Karamojong are related to the Maasai in Kenya/Tanzania and live a similar lifestyle. The main difference is that the Karamojong is completely unknown and you are therefore sure to experience a very authentic and memorable visit. Tonight you’ll again stay at Karatunga guest house, or you can choose to camp in the Kraal with the herdsmen! Dinner & Overnight at Karatunga Guest House – FB
Optional activity: Night in the Kraal – $60 (includes meals) Spending a night in the Kraal is an unforgettable experience. You will participate with the lifestyle and daily activities of the cattle herding Karamojong rather than sight-seeing. Endless singing and dancing around the campfire at night, preparing local foods together and sip of the local brewed beer (if you are feeling adventurous). Your accommodation will be a hitched tent which might not be as comfortable as in the lodges but the incredible experience definitely makes up for that.
Day 4 & 5: To Kidepo National Park
In the morning you can still enjoy this unique opportunity to spend more time with the Karamojong tribe. After this thrilling experience it is time to travel to the most remote and pristine national park in the country: Kidepo Valley National Park. In the rugged semi-arid valleys in the extreme northeast of Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park lies hidden away in a lost and not frequently visited corner between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya. It is a long but very rewarding journey to get to this area with some of the most beautiful scenery in Uganda. You’ll experience an afternoon game drive in the wild Narus valley where herds of elephants & buffalos as well as beautiful sights of lions and leopards sitting on various valley rocks can be spotted. The game drives in this amazing national park. The savannah is ringed by mountains and rocky ridges. It has a profusion of big game and hosts 475 bird species and over 80 mammal species, of which 28 were not known to occur (or very rarely) in any other Ugandan park. For example; ostriches, zebras, bat-eared foxes, aardwolves, caracals, cheetahs, and greater and lesser kudus. Kidepo Valley National Park ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses and is ranked nr. 3 on the list of CNN of best national parks
in Africa. Let’s try to get that famous lion king picture of a lion on a rock before you’ll spend another night at Kidepo Savannah Lodge. Dinner & Overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge – FB Dinner & Overnight at
Kidepo Savannah Lodge – FB (2Nights)
Day 6: Kidepo valley – Gulu town
Gulu is one of the most well-known city in Uganda with great culture & history right from the colonial time and after independence. The region has also suffered with the LRA rebel insurgency from 1986 – 2005 where it lost many people during the civil war between the rebels and the governments. Despite of all that it has great tourist sites like falls, ports & cultural experiences (on arrival in the evening you will head for a cultural dance and storytelling experience in one of the villages). Dinner & Overnight at Boma Hotel – FB
Day 7: Gulu town – Murchison Falls
After breakfast, together with a local guide & your driver you will head to visit some of the historical sites regarding the colonial time, thereafter head straight to Murchison falls National park after your Lunch reach in time of the evening game drive before checking into your accommodation. Dinner & Overnight at Fort Murchison – FB
Day 8: Game drive & boat cruise – Hike to the top.
After an early breakfast, it is time to explore the park. On your Game Drives you of course need a fair share of luck and very good eyes to try and spot as many animals as possible.
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. They are all there! A professional ranger with extensive knowledge on the park and its inhabitants will join you in your car.
The park is especially known for its massive elephant population, huge array of bird species and big herds of buffalo. You will discover some of the parks ecosystems and different scenery with dense woodland, extensive savannahs and rolling grasslands. As this is a private game drive you can ask your guide to tailor your trip towards specific birdlife
and/or wildlife if you like. 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 breath-taking scenery. Cold drinks are for sale on board for when you get thirsty for a local beer or a soda.
Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other (also thirsty) wildlife that the Nile attracts you go to the bottom of the powerful Murchison Falls. 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!
Dinner & Overnight at Fort Murchison – FB
Day 9: Chimpanzee trekking – Evening game drive
Budongo Forest is part of Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA) which is endowed with the wild habituated chimpanzees and other primates like colobus monkeys, baboons and various species of birds. You will have your packed lunch there after drive back to the other side of the river Nile bank for an afternoon game drive, which will increase our chances to spot more wildlife like lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, giraffes & antelopes. Dinner & Overnight at Fort Murchison – FB
Day 10 : Rhino trekking and departure
Have a relaxed breakfast, then depart for rhino trekking in Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola. Arrive in time for lunch, then after get a briefing from your local ranger who will take you for the trek to find the rhinos. After the rhino excursion depart for Entebbe international airport for check in and depart.
What is included
- Airport Pickup & Drop at Entebbe International Airport
- Mineral water (drinking water in the vehicle).
- All transfers and safari vehicles. + Fuel /Gas
- All hotel accommodation
- All National Park fees.
- Cultural Experience in Moroto, Lira and Gulu
- Chimpanzee Permit in Budongo
- Ferry crossing Fees
- The Rhino trekking in Ziwa
- All government taxes.
- All hotel meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, Based on the itinerary). except day one in Entebbe (BB)
- This trip is fully customizable
- Have a big group? We can help.
- We can customize the trip as per your need.
- We can help you make it fit your budget.