Uganda is a land of contrast, dappled with wildlife, serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but orderly, give way to tangled jungle and rain forest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous bird life. Uganda is alive with these contrasts: yet silent elephants, disappearing like a vapour behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thickets. Let us show you Uganda with all it’s contrast and wildness

 

Day 1– Entebbe – Kampala
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our representative will transfer you to the hotel in Kampala for the overnight in Abba Hotel Namugongo

Day 2– River Nile – Jinja town – Mbale
After an early morning breakfast, proceed to Jinja driving past vast sugarcane and tea plantations of Lugazi sprawling over hills creating such a nice green sight. If time allows, you could make a stopover for some picture moments. Explore Mabira Forest Reserve that hosts a number of monkeys, forest birds, butterflies, big trees, and flowers. Take a one hour nature walk in this ancient African forest for a unique African jungle experience. Proceed to the Source of the Nile and enjoy the spectacular view of River Nile and Lake Victoria, savor the awesome scenery of birds darting off the water, local fishermen spreading their nets, and the green vegetation on small islands and the mainland, and enjoy the cool breeze, sweet scent from plants and the sound of the gurgling waters and singing birds. After the magical experience at the Source of the Nile, drive to Mbale. In the evening arrive in Mbale and Sipi for dinner and overnight, Lacam Lodge or similar. Full Board

 


Day 3– Sipi Falls – Nyero – Soroti
Early morning you go for the trekking through the Sipi Falls from Mount Elgon. The vegetation is superb with banana and coffee plantations and view of the Karamoja valley. The Sipi river creates about four sets of incredible waterfalls as it descends down the valley. Lunch. In the afternoon visit Nyero Rock Paintings and shelter near Kumi. Dinner and overnight in Soroti at Soroti Hotel or similar. Full Board

Day 4– Karamoja – Moroto
After breakfast drive through Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve and Bokora Wildlife Reserve as you enter Karamoja valley. Stop overs will be made for birding and to see Napak rock. Proceed with packed lunch up to Moroto, the capital town of Karamoja. The drive might take about 7 hours according to road conditions. Dinner and overnight at Kara-Tunga guesthouse  or similar. Full Board

 

Day 5– Karamoja – Moroto

After breakfast, embark for a scenic nature walk through the valley of Mt Moroto, the highest mountain of Karamoja.  Visit traditionally built homesteads of the Tepes who are believed  to be the original inhabitants of the Karamoja plains. Continue and visit the Museum that presents authentic kejong cultural practices.  After the lunch ,you will set journey for a scenic drive through the arid hills bordering Kenya’s rift valley. As the landscape changes, you will notice that the people have also adapted to the dry climate. Here the Karamojong tribe are living from gold mining and cattle keeping. Make a stopover at a gold mining family where they will share the craft of mining and learn how gold mining is done.  Dinner and overnight at Kara-Tunga guesthouse  or similar. Full Board.

 

Day 6– Karamoja – Matheniko
After breakfast, drive to the communities who inhabit the mountains surrounding Moroto. You will have a direct experience of the daily life in Karamoja. Among the Karamojong communities, the Matheniko are cattle keepers and nomadic. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon visit the communities of the Matheniko of the plains, who no longer have cattle and depend on farming. Visit the typical homestead or “manyatta” to view the style of life. The Matheniko also can perform their traditional dances as they dress on their traditional clothes. Dinner and overnight at Kara-Tunga guesthouse  or similar. Full Board

 

Day 7– Karamoja – Kotido – Kidepo
After breakfast, leave Moroto to Kotido passing through the areas of herdsmen with their cattle. Near Kotido are found the Jie villages, a small Karamojong ethnic tribe. Very interesting are the traditional Jie dancers. The Jie are well recognized by the marks in their faces according to their culture. It is possible to take photographs of this unique experience. Proceed to Kidepo Valley National Park by evening, dinner and overnight at UWA Bandas. Full Board

 

Day 8– Karamoja – Kidepo – Dodoth – Ik
After breakfast drive to the lowland plains of Morungole to encounter the Dodoth communities. Pastoralists in the tradition, the Dodoth are now developing farming activities. We will ascend the mountains to see the remaining communities of the IK. The IK live on sorghum and millet production and bee culture. Their elders are known for reaching a very old age of even 100 years. On this day, you will take a bee keeping tour in IK land and witness how honey is collected traditionally and its significance in their livelihood. Full board and overnight at UWA Bandas. Full Board

 

Day 9– Kitgum and Kampala

After your breakfast, set off  to explore a traditional Karamojong village-Ere. On this day, the inhabitants will take you through their daily life. You may also engage in their day today activities such as making art pieces, making local brew, harvesting, preparing local foods  and also learning how to practice with a spear and traditional friendly wrestling. As guests are always welcomed with open arms, it will be inescapable to participate in a variety of traditional dances. Full board and overnight at UWA Bandas. Full Board

 

Day 10– Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast go for photographic game drives along the trails of the national park. Especially, expect to explore the region of the river Narus valley. Kidepo contains one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan parks, with over 80 species of mammals several of which restricted only to Kidepo, like cheetah, striped hyena and caracal. The bird list boasts over 465 species. Full board and overnight at UWA Bandas. Full Board

 

Day 11– Kitgum and Kampala-Entebbe

After an early morning breakfast drive back to kampala. En route Kitugum-Mbale-Kampala-Entebbe. Dinner and overnight at Uganda Wildlife Education center banda

Day 12: Departure

Prepare yourself to catch your flights back home with lots of memorable experiences

INCLUSIVE:

  • All ground transportation in our air conditioned safari vehicle
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses
  • Full board accommodation
  • Park entrance
  • Cultural interaction fees
  • Game drives
  • Chimp permits
  • Hikes
  • Refreshments during travel

Any other items included in the above itinerary

 

EXCLUSIVE

  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary

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