Project Description

Overview

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Trip Length

12 days

Trip Type

Trekking, Safari, Adventure, Culture

Trip Start/End

Entebbe – Kampala

Nearest Airport

Entebbe International Airport

This 12 days safari takes you on a thrill-ride through the amazing Northern Uganda Circuit. Some of these remote areas are seldom visited by tourists and you can leave a personal imprint on the land you walk. Expect to see many of the most sought-after the animals of the Savannah (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and, leopard) in beautiful, unspoiled and compelling landscapes. This trip includes some of the most beautiful adventure spots of Uganda; Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Sipi Falls, Jinja the source of the Nile, and the Karamojong.

  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary | Murchison Falls National Park | Kidepo National Park | Mt Elgon National Park

  • Ziwa Rhino Trek | Nyamsika plateau game drive | Kidepo Valley safari | Abseil Sipi Falls | Gorilla Trekking | Water Rafting | Horse Riding | Quad Biking | Bungee Jumping | Mountain Biking

  • Kitgum Town | Kanangorok Hot-Springs | Karamajong village cultural visit | Sipi Falls | ‘The Devils Cauldron’ | Source of the Nile | Kampala

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You’re met at the airport by our safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel reserved for you in Kampala or Entebbe.

Accommodation: Anderita Beach Hotel  or Metropole hotel Kampala (mid range)

Day 2: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park (5-6hrs)

You have an early breakfast and drive to Murchison Falls National Park via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. There are over 20 white rhinos and tracking is done on foot for 90 minutes. You continue to Masindi Town for an African lunch and the entire journey takes 6-7 hours.

Accommodation: Luxury (Paraa Safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Lodge), Mid range (Fort Murchison (in rooms)/ Murchison River Lodge), Budget (Fort Murchison in tents/ Murchison River Lodge in tents / Red Chili)

Day 3: Game drive and launch cruise along the Nile

Set off at 6.30am for a sunrise game drive on the Nyamsika plateau to see Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog, lions, leopards and spotted hyenas. After lunch, launch cruise to view the 45m Murchison Falls. Crocodiles and hippos reside on the banks of the Nile. Common birds here include goliath herons, Egyptian geeses, pelicans, kingfishers, hornbills, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. The boat stops just ten meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”.

Accommodation: Luxury (Paraa Safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Lodge), Mid range (Fort Murchison (in rooms)/ Murchison River Lodge), Budget (Fort Murchison in tents/ Murchison River Lodge in tents / Red Chili) 

Day 4: Visit to the top of the fall and travel to Kitgum town

After breakfast, visit the top of Murchison falls. Thereafter, set off on a 9 hour journey to Kitgum in the northern part of Uganda where you will have an overnight stopover.

Accommodation: Luxury (Bomah Hotel/ Acholi Pride Guest Houses / Hotel de Carols), Budget (Lonely Planet / Kitgum Holiday Rentals)

Day 5: Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park

You continue the journey to Kidepo Valley National Park. The journey to Kidepo from Kitgum takes 4 – 7 hours depending on the weather which determines the state of the roads here.

Accommodation: Average range (Apoka safari lodge, safari lodge), Luxury (Noah’s Ark Hotel and Narus Valley & habibat Hotel)

Day 6: Game drive and safari walk in Kidepo

Wake up early for a game drive in the park. In Kidepo you find zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions, leopards, cheetah and ostrich. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and go off in the mid afternoon for a nature walk.  

Accommodation: Average range (Apoka safari lodge, safari lodge), Luxury (Noah’s Ark Hotel and Narus Valley & habibat Hotel)

Day 7: Visit to Kanangorok Hot-Springs

Drive to the border of Uganda and Sudan where hot springs are found. This area harbours many ostriches which can be sited on the game tracks. In the late afternoon, enjoy the peace and beauty of the park on a leisure drive at your pace.

Accommodation: Average range (Apoka safari lodge, safari lodge), Luxury (Noah’s Ark Hotel and Narus Valley & habibat Hotel)

Day 8: Cultural Village Tour in Kidepo

You’re taken on a guided cultural village tour to learn about the lifestyle of the people around Karenga and Kidepo where you visit Karamajong homesteads (manyattas), cattle, traditional costumes, stools, spears, headdress, knives, bows and arrows, jewelry, grinding stones and utensils made locally by natives. In the evening you’re taken for a sunset game drive.

Accommodation: Average range (Apoka safari lodge, safari lodge), Luxury (Noah’s Ark Hotel and Narus Valley & habibat Hotel)

Day 9: Travel to Sipi

After breakfast, set off for Sipi Falls on Mt Elgon. This is a 9 hour journey through the towns of Kotido and Soroti arriving in the afternoon.  

Accommodation: Luxury (Sipi River Lodge), Average Range (Lacam Lodge and Sipi falls Resort)

Day 10: Hike to Sipi Falls

Hike to see the stunning Sipi falls and follow the challenging trail to two other waterfalls. You pass maize fields, coffee gardens, banana plantations and typical African homesteads. The more adventurous can go abseiling down the mountain to the bottom of the Sipi Falls.

Accommodation: Luxury (Sipi River Lodge), Average Range (Lacam Lodge and Sipi falls Resort)

Day 11: Transfer to Jinja

Head to Jinja to see the source of the Nile and enjoy some adventurous activities like white water rafting, jet boating, horse riding, mountain biking, quad biking or bungee jumping. Enroute, you stop at the Equator. You arrive late afternoon and relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Luxury (The Heaven), Moderate (Surgeous), Budget (Backpackers)

Day 12: Adventure on the Nile

Begin with white water rafting (optional) at the Source of the Nile at 09:30am with a briefing and gear fitting. It’s done on an 18 kilometre stretch of the Nile and no prior experience is required. The first few rapids are low grade (1, 2) to build confidence before more challenging levels are tackled. After the rafting adventure, you’re treated to a barbecue lunch before returning to Kampala for your late departure flight.

However, the package excludes personal Expenses like:, tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee, personal insurance, Visa , and tips to guides.

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However, the package excludes personal Expenses like:, tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee, personal insurance, Visa , and tips to guides.

Visa requirements for Uganda

With effect from July 1, 2015, visa fees for entry into Uganda were revised as follows:

❭❭ Single Entry Visa                US$50
❭❭ Multiple Entry Visa            US$100
❭❭ East Africa Tourist Visa     US$100
❭❭ Government Officials         No fee
❭❭ Diplomatic Visa                   No fee

Please note:

All visa applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will not be processed and may result in delays.

Visa applications for holders of passports:

  1. Submit an online application here.
  2. Your passport must have been valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel and for 6 months after your expected departure from Uganda.
  3. You will need to submit a money order for the correct visa from the list above.
  4. You will need to submit a letter of invitation/introduction if you are travelling for business.
  5. You are required to present an international inoculation certificate against yellow fever at the point of entry in Uganda.
  6. Please enclose a prepaid, self-addressed UPS, FEDEX, DHL,USPS Priority or Express return envelope with your application. Regular envelopes are not accepted.

Visa applications for holders of travel documents

Holders of travel documents (not passports) issued by the U.S. Immigration Department to refugees are required to submit the following in addition to the above requirements.

  1. An invitation from the host legally residing in Uganda.
  2. A letter obtained by the host from the local authorities (e.g. Local Council Chairman) confirming he/she resides in that locality.
  3. A copy of the host’s photo ID such as a drivers licence, national ID card or passport.