9 Day Wildlife Parks and Murchison Falls Safari (Camping & Lodging)

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Job Description

Overview

Type of Tour: camping Tours

Duration of Tour: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Tour Details:

Northern Uganda’s open spaces and cultural diversity truly come to life on this 9 day trip into the wild. This trip takes in three parks, numerous animals and countless breath-taking views and cultural experiences with the local communities. Accompanied by your guide and camp chef, you’ll enjoy the best scenery, food at an unbeatable price from the market leaders in camping safaris in Uganda.

Trip Facts:

Destinations Accommodation Nights Meals
Entebbe ViaVia Uganda Entebbe 1 Night DBB
Bandas Pian Upe Game Reserve Pian Upe Uganda Wildlife Authority 1 Night DBB
Uganda Karamoja Overland Safari Camp 1 Night DBB
Kidepo Valley National Park Kakine Self-Catering Campsite 2 Nights DBB
Murchison Falls National Park Red Chilli Rest Camp 2 Nights DBB
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch 1 Night DBB

 


Itinerary

Day 1: Airport to Entebbe

 

You  will be picked up at your accommodation after breakfast at 8.00am and drive to Entebbe which is situated on a peninsula in Lake Victoria, the former seat of Uganda’s government, Entebbe is just a short drive from the current capital and offers plenty to keep visitors amused. This charming town features tree-lined streets and serves as an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your peaceful guesthouse in Entebbe. Your guide will be available to help with any activities such as shopping or banking. Your guide will visit you in the evening and introduce you to your fellow safari goers and give you a run down of the journey ahead.

Overnight:  ViaVia Uganda Entebbe


Day 2: Entebbe To Pian Upe Game Reserve

 

You will have breakfast at 8.00am and drive after breakfast we will travel East along the scenic route close to Lake Victoria. We’ll stop briefly at the source of the river Nile in Jinja and then move via the foothills of Mount Elgon and onto Pian Upe game reserve. If the going is good, we will arrive in time for a short evening game drive at this scenic reserve, hoping to find eland, ostrich, hyena and possibly cheetah.

Overnight:  Pian Upe Uganda Wildlife Authority

Distance: 443.0 km
Time: 7 hr 30 min


Day 3: Pian Upe Game Reserve to Uganda

 

You will have breakfast at 8.00am and drive after breakfast and go on a morning before heading north along the ridge overlooking the plains of southern Karamoja. After lunch in the capital of the region, Moroto you will head into the surrounding countryside and be introduced into the culture of the Karamojong. You will participate in daily life activities from preparing local foods, looking after cattle to celebrations. This will be an unforgettable journey, culminating in a night stay in a manyatta (a fenced village).

Overnight:  Karamoja Overland Safari Camp


Day 4: Uganda To Kidepo Valley National Park

 

you will wake up early at 6.00am and go on preparations Wake up to the sights, sounds and smells of pastoral life and after breakfast we will continue our journey north through the rugged Karamoja scenery towards Kidepo Valley NP. We will have time for a game drive as we enter the park before setting up camp at one of the campsites.

Overnight:  Kakine Self-Catering Campsite

 

 


Day 5: Kidepo Valley National Park

 

This day you will have breakfast and watch the sunrise over the Morongole Mountains. Then we begin our day of game viewing with a visit into the Narus valley in search of lion, elephant, giraffe, eland, zebra, and leopard and to marvel at the sight of the huge herd of buffalo grazing in the wetland. After lunch at camp you’ll have some time to enjoy the views before an evening game drive towards the seasonal Kidepo River in search of cheetah and ostrich. We’ll take a cold drink among the Barassas palms at the Kidepo sand River, from which the area takes its name before returning to camp for dinner.

Overnight:  Kakine Self-Catering Campsite


Day 6: Kidepo Valley National Park to Murchison Falls National Park

 

You will have breakfast at 8.00am and drive to Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary where rhinos that got wiped out in the Ugandan wild are being bred before re-introduction back in the national parks. When you arrive at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a guide and armed rangers will take you on either a walking/by vehicle safari to look for the rhinos and around 12h00 to 13h00 enjoying a bush picnic lunch in the

Sanctuary’s grounds. After lunch, you will drive to Murchison Falls National Park).

Overnight:  Red Chilli Rest Camp


Day 7: Murchison Falls National Park

 

You will wake up early at 6.00am and go on a Morning game drive for a chance to view the magnificent daybreak from across the open savannah, birds and dotted woodland as well as reverine vegetation along the Nile. You will see animals like lions, buffalo, elephant, giraffes, antelope and a lot more. you will be back around 10-11am, to have breakfast. You will relax around the lodge until lunch hour and go for the boat launch to the bottom of the powerful Murchison Falls. This 3-hour boat cruise climaxes at the edge of the rift valley escarpment at which point you will get off the boat and trek to the top of the falls (wear sports shoes while on the boat for ease of trekking to the top). Having worked up a sweat, once at the top, get bathed in the misty spray that the Nile creates as it forces itself into the 7-metre cleft to create the famous Murchison Falls. You will go back to your lodge for dinner.

Overnight:  Red Chilli Rest Camp


Day 8: Murchison Falls National Park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

 

You will wake up for early breakfast we’ll break camp and head to Ziwa rhino sanctuary via the honeymoon game drive. (optional extra chimpanzee tracking). In the late afternoon, as the heat of the day begins to dissipate, you will go for your rhino trek. You’ll spend around 2 hours walking to and watching the rhinos. Although guarded 24/7, the rhinos live as wild and this is a unique opportunity to spend some time with these giants while supporting their reintroduction to the wild in Uganda.

Overnight:  Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch
Distance:
89 km

Time: 3h 43m

 


Day 9: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to Airport (211.7 km)

 

This is the last day of tour, the mountains of the moon diminish in the rear-view mirror, but they loom large in our memories as we return to Kampala and on to Entebbe International Airport for our flight back home.


Included/Excluded

  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for the Client
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary

How To Book And How To Pay:

To reserve this tour, a payment of 30% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 70% can be made before the departure of your tour.

Your deposit can either be made by means of a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee, or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.

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