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10-Day Trip to Uganda – Exploring Kidepo & Murchison.

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10-Day Trip to Uganda – Exploring Kidepo & Murchison.

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe, pick up and transfer to the booked hotel.

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, a Home to Africa assigned English-speaking professional driver-guide will receive and welcome you to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, you will transfer to the booked accommodation (Kampala). In case, you have had an early landing in Uganda, you may opt for an afternoon (evening) ride around the city. This excursion may include; a drive along the Buganda Royal Mile, a visit to the Gaddafi Mosque, the Bahai temple and time permitting, the Uganda National Museum. Note: Some places may ask for some little fee which you can pay on site.

Accommodation: Cassia Lodge.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout.

Day 2: Drive to Jinja, Visit the source and the continue to sipi falls area.

Have breakfast and then drive off to Jinja. En route, you will drive through Mabira Forest then head to Jinja where the Nile begins its flow to the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Source of the Nile then proceed to Sipi where you will have an overnight stay. Optional (at extra cost): While in Jinja & depending on interest, you may proceed to enjoy half-day water rafting. What better way to start your safari than to experience this most exciting, exhilarating, mind-blowing adventure on the Nile firsthand! Get wet, get wild, get rafting. In fact, no experience is required to undertake this unforgettable adventure on the Nile! Get wet, get wild, get rafting. In fact, no experience is required to undertake this unforgettable adventure on the Nile.

Accommodation: Sipi River Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout.

Day 3: Sipi Falls walk/hiking experience and afternoon coffee tour plus community encounter.

You will have breakfast and thereafter proceed out to explore the Sipi falls. The hiking (about 2½ – 3 hours) takes you to explore the nearby Sipi falls which is a set of 3 falls. The views are breathtaking and make for a great excursion while in Sipi. The (afternoon) coffee tour on the other hand will enable you to trace the story of coffee from seed to that in the cup and you don’t want to miss this informative experience. Later, just relax at the accommodation with some spectacular view of Sipi right in front of you.

Accommodation: Sipi River Lodge.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout.

Day 4: Go explore Pian upe Game Reserve and the proceed to Kara tunga safari camp.

Be up early and have your breakfast then proceed for game viewing in the pristine Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve. Pian Upe is located between Mt. Elgon NP and Kidepo Valley NP, established as a game (wildlife) reserve in the 1960s. The Reserve is part of the Mount Elgon Conservation Area (MECA).

While in Pian Upe, look out for its inhabitants such as ostriches, common elands, plain zebras, the greater kudu, savanna monitor lizards and the only remaining numbers of roan antelope in the whole of Uganda. It is also only in Pian Upe that you may have the chance to see cheetahs while on a Uganda safari. After the game viewing and of course (packed) lunch, exit Pian Upe then head to Kara-tunga Safari Camp where you will have your dinner and the overnight stay.

Accommodation: Kara-tunga Safari Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout.

Day 5: Hiking Morungole Mountains and IK community encounter.

Be up early, have breakfast and set off to hike Mount Morungole, located in the northern hills of Karamoja. You will find stunningly beautiful Scenery the higher your climb takes you, simply breathtaking scenes in the valleys below you and into the Eastern Rift Valley of Kenya and over to Southern Sudan. While in Morungole, expect to encounter the smallest tribe of Uganda called the Ik. The Ik have always lived in nowadays Kidepo Valley National Park but have been displaced over 50 years ago whereby they now live on the mountain ridges. Visiting the IK gives you a rare insight of a very unique tribe in Africa. From there, you will head to the booked lodge.

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout.

Day 6: Morning and afternoon game drive kidepo valley national park.

Enjoy your breakfast and move out for game viewing in the Narus Valley in the south sector of Kidepo. Narus is the sector of Kidepo that has savannah grasslands mixed with acacia woodland. It is also the area of the park with permanent water sources throughout the year and for that matter, most of the animals are in this part of the park. Be on the look for large herds of Buffaloes, many Zebras, antelope species and the lions. You will return for lunch at the lodge and then go out again for an afternoon-evening game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout.

Day 7: Another game drive and later enjoy Karamojong community, cultural walk.

Enjoy your breakfast then embark on yet another game drive into the park but this time head to Kidepo Valley in the northern sector. The biggest highlight in this area is the famous sand bed of River Kidepo – a seasonal river that does not flow during the long dry spell. There are lush Borassus palms, creating a sight akin to an oasis in a desert. Also, be on the look for ostriches, leopards (but hard to spot) and tortoises along the way.

Return for lunch at the accommodation. Later, move out for the Karamojong community, cultural encounter. You will spend a wonderful afternoon (evening) with the Karamojong people and have an insight of their way of life and beliefs. At the end of the day, you will retire to your accommodation where you will enjoy your dinner and overnight rest.

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout.

Day 8: Exit kidepo valley and transfer to Murchison falls national park.

Enjoy your breakfast and thereafter, exit Kidepo and hit the road to Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, buffalos, elephants, leopard (but hard to spot) among others. Then surely, the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here will fascinate you. You will reach, check into the accommodation and take some rest before moving out for a late afternoon into evening game viewing. Return for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout.

Day 9: Morning game drive, afternoon boat trip to the base of the falls + top of the falls’ hiking.

Have your breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park and be on the look for wildlife including: lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. For any birder, there are quite a number of birds to sight too during the drive. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. OPTIONAL: If interested, you may opt for the hot air balloon safari (instead) at an extra cost (on ground).

After lunch, you will head out for the boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls where you will also be able to catch sight of more animals including Hippos and Crocodiles and several water birds. Continue with a hike (if you like) to the top of the falls. The hike may be a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Miss it only if you must. Return to your accommodation and have a relaxed evening.

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout.

Day 10: Rhino tracking in Zziwa and head to Entebbe Airport to catch flight out.

Be up early, have breakfast and then drive off to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will proceed for an hour of rhino tracking in the presence of a trained ranger-guide. Zziwa was set up as a conservation effort to protect the rhino population that were close to extinction in Uganda. From Zziwa, you will hit the road to Entebbe Airport to catch flight out (recommended for 18:00 onwards).

Location: Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation: no Accommodation

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout

 

 

Tour Includes:

Airport transfers

4×4 transport with English speaking local guide/driver for all road transport

Accommodation & all meals above

All park entrances fees

Drinking water in the vehicle

Mentioned activities

Gorilla permits

 

 

Tour Excludes:

International visas

Accommodation facilities while in Kampala

All expenses of personal nature such as tips and drinks

Health:

Yellow fever and malaria prophylactics are required

COVID19 certificate

Visas:

Most nationalities require a visa to enter Uganda which can be obtained on arrival at USD 50 per person, single entry. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months

 

Flights:

It is imperative that you confirm your onward /return flights.

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    Departure & Return Location

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    Departure Time

    3 Hours Before Flight Time

    Price Includes

    • Air fares
    • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
    • Tour Guide
    • Entrance Fees
    • All transportation in destination location

    Price Excludes

    • Guide Service Fee
    • Driver Service Fee
    • Any Private Expenses
    • Room Service Fees

    Complementaries

    • Umbrella
    • Sunscreen
    • T-Shirt
    • Entrance Fees
    What to Expect

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    Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

    We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

    Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

    Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

    Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

    Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

    Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

    An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

    Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

    It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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