7 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA AND WILDLIFE SAFARIS

12-Day Wildlife and Culture Tour

Welcome to the Pearl of Africa.

You will be picked up from Entebbe Airport by our professional guide/driver and be transferred to your preferred hotel check in and your guide brief you about the all trip then relax have dinner and go for overnight as you prepare yourselves for adventure.

Day 1 – Arrival in Uganda

Welcome to the Pearl of Africa. You will be picked up from Entebbe Airport by our professional guide/driver and be transferred to your preferred hotel check in and your guide brief you about the all trip then relax have dinner and go for overnight as you prepare yourselves for adventure.

Accommodation:

Silver Springs Hotel

  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Kampala

Meals & Drinks:

  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 2 – Drive to Jinja & Do Boat Safari on the Nile, go to mbale

After a relaxed breakfast, drive towards Jinja, a journey that takes about 2 and half hours and take boat trip on the source of the Nile after the boat cruise you will have lunch in town and we shall also visit craft shops which are adjacent the restaurant then we drive to mbale where we shall reach in the evening check in at casa lodes have dinner and overnight. Please, water rafting is optional on the source of the Nile.

Accommodation:

Casa Sipi Falls Lodge

  • Budget lodge located in or near Sipi Falls

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 3 – Drive to sipi falls – Hike & Coffee Tour

After your African breakfast we drive towards Sipi overlooking sironko and grab a panoramic view over Mount Elgon 4300m, where the drive normally takes 1 and a half hours we start our hike.

You can choose between a short or longer route to the water fall through fruit plantations and villages. One water fall is perfect for taking a quick shower and you can even enjoy a cold swim. Another hike for five hours which will enable you to hike the all three waterfalls, a cave and most beautiful scenery passing through plenty of villages and fruit and coffee plantations.

Whichever hike we choose today, will be a beautiful day in paradise. We shall come back to the lodge for lunch relax a bit and go for a coffee tour where you will participate in the coffee making experience in the nearby village come back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Accommodation:

Casa Sipi Falls Lodge

  • Budget lodge located in or near Sipi Falls

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4 – Drive to moroto – visit crawl

After early breakfast start the journey to moroto via nakapiripiriti which will take you 3-4 hours to reach to kara tunga guest house relax have lunch and go for crawl visiting were you will find people who feed on blood, after will come back for the overnight.

Accommodation:

Kara-Tunga Guest House

  • Budget guest house located in or near Moroto

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 5 – Mountain biking and gold mining

After breakfast you be going for a mountain biking where you will spend less than two hours and come back for lunch and relax before going to visit gold mining in the community where you have chance how people dig holes searching for gold come back for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Kara-Tunga Guest House

  • Budget guest house located in or near Mt. Moroto

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 6 – Drive to kidepo

After early breakfast start your journey to kidepo valley national park via kotido, kaabong which the drive takes about 6 to 7 hours to reach the park as you entering the park will start seeing wild animals includes zebras, Elephants, Buffalos, andd many others relax, have dinner and go for a camp fire then overnight.

Best Time to Visit September to March (Dry season)

High Season September to March (The park rarely gets crowded)

Best Weather September to November (End of the rains)

 

Accommodation:

Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Safari Tent)

  • Mid-range tented camp bordering Kidepo Valley NP without fences

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 7

Game drive and culture dance

Wakeup early in the morning at 6:00am and have a lovely African breakfast before you go for a game drive and view numerous wild animals like buffaloes, elephants, Jackson hartebeests, Zebras, Leopards, Cobb’s and many other antelopes.

The game drive usually takes three to four hours depending on how enjoy full it could be. After you will come back to the lodge for lunch and then go back to participate in cultural dancing and evening game drive where you will stand an opportunity to view beautiful sceneries of River Narus plus viewing a diversity of wild animals including, buffaloes, elephants, lions, hartebeests and then come back for Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Safari Tent)

  • Mid-range tented camp bordering Kidepo Valley NP without fences

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 8 – Drive to Murchison fall national park

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel early in the morning before hitting the road for the most beautiful protected area in Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park.

This park is located about 300 kilometers north of Kampala, passing through the famous Kitugumu triangle and has a stopover in Gulu for lunch before we proceed to Murchison falls arriving there in the evening check in at the lodge relax have dinner and overnight.

Best Time to Visit December to February (Easier to spot animals)

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures)

 

Accommodation:

Pakuba Safari Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 9 – Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat Safari to the Water Falls

Prepare after breakfast to cross the ferry for a morning game drive with your guide who will help you spot the plethora of wildlife found in the Park.

You will be able to spot lots of African animal wildlife for example: elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds. Thereafter, you will drive back to the hotel for lunch

After a sumptuous meal, get ready to take a trip to the water fall at 2 pm. On your way to the water fall you can hike for 45 minutes to Visit the Top of the falls.

This is an experience that brings all the senses into play: watch waves of white water tumble hypnotically through this six-meter chasm, listen to the roar, taste the spray on your face and feel the rock shake beneath your feet. Sheer sensory overload! Don’t dare miss this!

 

Accommodation:

Pakuba Safari Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 10 – Drive to Kampala and Rhinos

Start our day with breakfast before we set off for Kampala and has a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongora district The Rhino re-introduction project is a project of Rhino Fund Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority and start the walk with the local guide to view the animals in the wild.

Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch located in Nakasongola district is the proud home of the only wild Rhinos in Uganda.

 

Accommodation:

Silver Springs Hotel

  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Kampala

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 11 – Drive to the Equator for the Water Experience

We start our tour to the equator. Little known but geographically crucial, the Uganda equator offers its unique services to local and international visitors to a one-of -a kind adventure of their lifetime! The water experiment is thrilling.

Witness the exotic geographic so surprise of the water experiment. See how forces react at 0 degrees, towards the North Pole and South Pole. Another reason that makes the equator a worthwhile stop is the great shopping bargains.

The point has got several craft shops and art galleries run by individuals and organizations. These craft stalls sell souvenirs and handmade products while some with marks talking about the Equator. It will not be inconveniencing

If you bought a T-shirt with words ‘I crossed the Uganda Equator’ Continue with your journey to Entebbe.

Accommodation:

Entebbe Backpackers Limited

  • Budget lodge located in or near Kampala

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 12 – You will have a Great experience in Entebbe

Here, you can choose from optional activities which include visiting places like Ngamba Island to view orphaned rescued Chimpanzees for the day trips, Uganda Wildlife Educational Centre, Botanical gardens and many others.

Thereafter, we shall transfer you to the Airport that will be the end of your safari and thank you for supporting bright safaris Uganda we hope to visit you again in Uganda.

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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