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8 Days – Game Drive Safari in Uganda


Overview:
This 8 days Uganda Adventure Safari starts and ends in Entebbe International Airport. Meet eye to eye with the amazing chimpanzees of Uganda in their natural habitat, one of Africa's major highlights. This close encounter with these amazing apes is simply breathtaking. Also get a close encounter with other diverse African wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and amazing culture and if you are a keen Birder, this is the place to be. Experience the wonder of the World’s reknown Murchison Falls as it squeezes through the narrow gorge commonly known as the Devils Cauldron. 

Brief Itinerary

Day1: Arrive and Transfer to the Hotel

Day2: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park - Overnight in Moroto

Day3: Drive to Kotido to have a guided visit, Nakapelimoru (the biggest Manyatta community) & Kalikruk – Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Day4: Morning guided Game drives to the Narus Valley & Kanangorok hot Springs in search of Leopard Tortoises and afternoon guided walk to Rionomde rock walk

Day6: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day7: Morning Game Drive and afternoon 4:00 oclock sundowner Cruise to the Bottom of The Falls – Hike the Top of The Falls and watch the sunset

Day8: Morning Chimps Trekking in Budongo, Transfer with an Optional Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino- Transfer to the Hotel or Home or to Entebbe International Airport for Outbound Flight Back Home

Detailed Itinerary

Day1: Arrive and Transfer to the Hotel

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport where your Uganda Adventure Safari starts by our representative who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Your will then be transferred to your hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari.

Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have money Changed on this day and time allowing you may go for city tour with the help of our driver/guide, visit the shopping Malls around town and craft villages to get items which you may need while in upcountry

Overnight: The Boma Guest House

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Boma Guest House,

Day2: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park - Overnight in Moroto

After Breakfast, You will drive northwest to Kidepo Valley National Park, having an optional stopover at the Rhino Sanctuary for an optional opportunity to trek Rhinos at an extra fee of $45 per person. There are 15 Rhinos which were reintroduced after their extinction in the 1970s through poaching. A local ranger guide will lead you on foot to an up-close encounter with the rhinos and it may take about 1 and half hours. Have an Overnight in Moroto where you will enjoy a Remote Culture of The Karamojongs one of the Major Highlights of Katipo’s Untouched Treasure!

Overnight: Kara –Tunga Guest House

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Kara Tunga

Day3: Drive to Kotido to have a guided visit, Nakapelimoru (the biggest Manyatta community) & Kalikruk – Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Have breakfast and drive to Kotido reaching by 9:00 o’clock. You will visit the biggest Community Manayattas in Kotido where you will enjoy the Comical hair Styles and body Tattoos - The Nakapelimoru community seats on the Nakipel which is the Largest group of rural housing in East Africa. It will give you an insight of the Karamojong backward culture and their way of life and it’s a mountain hike with astonishing view on Karamoja savannah. Thereafter a village visit and contact with the people.

You will Have Lunch in a selected Restaurant at your own Expense and Later Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park Reaching in the evening for dinner and Overnight stay.

 Overnight: Apoka Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Nakapelimoru community
Apoka Safari Lodge

Day4: Morning guided Game drives to the Narus Valley & Kanangorok hot Springs in search of Leopard Tortoises and afternoon guided walk to Rionomde rock walk

After breakfast, carry packed lunch in order to have a full day wilderness survey, take a guided game drive in the morning to the Narus Valley via the Palm tree lined Kidepo river in search for

Leopard tortoise, lions, cheetah, Zebra, Waterbuck, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Warthogs, Patas monkeys and big herds of Buffalo leading to the Kanangorok Hot springs, You will have an afternoon guided safari walk to Rionomde Rock returning late afternoon at The Lodge.

Overnight: Apoka Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 Kanangorok hot Springs

Day5: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Have Breakfast and transfer to Murchison Falls, You will stopover at any selected Restaurant for Lunch then Proceed Reaching in the Late afternoon for Relaxation and Dinner at The Lodge.

Overnight: Fort Murchison

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Devil's Couldron-MFNP
Jackson's Hartebeast

Day6: Morning Game Drive and afternoon 4:00 oclock sundowner Cruise to the Bottom of The Falls – Hike the Top of The Falls and watch the sunset

Arise very early in the morning for your game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile in your open-roof vehicle which will give you an excellent opportunity to view and photograph the diverse wildlife. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.

After lunch, go for a 4:00 oclock sunset boat cruise upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the schools of hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork.

After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls, you may continue to the top of the falls at an extra fee of $15 per person where you will have the amazing view of the falls! See where the Nile -world's longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Later, return to your lodge and relax in the evening.

Overnight: Murchison River Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Murchison River Lodge

Day7: Morning Chimps Trekking in Budongo, Transfer with an Optional Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino- Transfer to the Hotel or Home or to Entebbe International Airport for Outbound Flight Back Home

After your breakfast, carry your packed lunch from the Lodge and cross the Ferry, lead to the starting point of Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo Eco Rain Forest – This exercise occurs at Kaniyo Pabidi in southern Murchison Falls National Park where the only habituated Chimp group in Budongo is available for the Chimp Trekking.

We will set off from visitors information center at Budongo Eco Lodge, here the Chimps can be so near that they can be heard and the trek to find them will take a few minutes unlike in certain periods when food is no longer enough they travel away from this territory, wondering deeper into the forest as they search for food and water, and thus tracking them will be longer and finding them becomes less certain. We will spend only 1hour with the Chimps in the Forest on finding them and our Photography will be in 1Hour. The Chimpanzee trek in Budongo forest is good add on to the game safari in Murchison Falls National Park because after the game safari in the warm northern savanna plains, coming down to the cool jungles of Budongo forest is such a refreshing experience!

Proceed to Kampala via Rhino Sanctuary for an optional opportunity to trek Rhinos at an extra fee of $45 per person. There are 15 Rhinos which were reintroduced after their extinction in the 1970s through poaching. A local ranger guide will lead you on foot to an up-close encounter with the rhinos and it may take about 1 and half hours. Have an Overnight in Moroto where you will enjoy a Remote Culture of The Karamojongs one of the Major Highlights of Katipo’s Untouched Treasure!

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Budongo Eco Lodge
Budongo Eco Lodge

TOUR INCLUSIONS

• All ground transportation in A 4x4 safari vehicle with all fuel
• Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses
• Accommodation based on per person sharing
• Meals are on Full Board apart from in Cities or during enroute
• Cultural encounter
• Game Drives
• Chimps Trekking Permit in Budongo
• Sunset Boat Cruise in MFNP
• Park Entrance Fees
• Well bottled mineral water
• Any other items included in the above itinerary 

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

• International Air tickets
• Personal insurance
• All meal enroute an in Cities/town where Accommodation is on Bed and Breakfast
• Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
• Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary
• All optional activities 

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