This culture & wildlife Uganda safari lets you explore the less visited Northern parts of Uganda with the untouched wilderness of Kidepo Valley NP as the highlight. Taking the eastern route up you pass by Sipi Falls and the Sebei tribe continue on through the lands of the Karamojong people to Kidepo Valley NP. Then make the journey southwards to Murchison Falls NP for more wildlife and a boat-cruise on the Nile. Finish off with a visit to Ziwa rhino sanctuary.
- Sipi Falls
- Kidepo Valley National Park
- Murchison Falls National Park
- Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport & transfer to Kampala
We meet our tour guide at Entebbe airport and transfer to Kampala seeing Lake Victoria from the road and getting a first taste of Uganda as you arrive for our culture & wildlife Uganda safari. Check-in at the guesthouse and relax after the flight. If arriving on a Wednesday, Friday or Sunday it is possible to see Ndere troops performance of cultural dances in the evening (not included in quoted price, adds 15 dollar per person).
Overnight Acactus Hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Sipi Falls for falls walk and meeting with Sebei tribe
Kampala in the early morning and make the journey to Sipi Falls. The
target is to arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. Sipi Falls offers
stunning scenery and beautiful waterfalls. In the afternoon you go for a
guided walk to see three of the water falls close up and experience the
local coffee ceremony with the Sebei tribe.
Overnight Rafiki Lodge Sipi
Day 3: Transfer to Moroto through Karamojong wilderness area
leave the stunning views of Sipi Falls in the morning and start the
journey to Moroto during our Culture & wildlife Uganda safari. We
continue our journey off the beaten track by going through the tribes,
hopping for a market day to visit the tribes. It’s a very very remote
area with a scenic reserve, local people, markets in the most un touched
area and remote village set up as the highlights.
Overnight in Moroto hotel
Day 4: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park & game-drive
Moroto after breakfast to transfer to Kidepo Valley national park as we
continue our culture & wildlife Uganda safari. Enter the park in a
landscape of vast plains and semi-arid savannah framed by jagged
mountains and wooded hills, Kidepo is one of the wildest and most
spectacular reserves in Africa. The landscape throughout the park is
studded with small hills, rocky outcrops and inselbergs from which one
can obtain stunning views in all directions enjoy panoramic views of the
Narus River Valley and photographic opportunities of wildlife from all
corners. During the afternoon game-drive you can see elephants, herds of
buffaloes, jackals, Jackson’s hartebeest, klipspringer and possibly
lions, leopard and cheetah.
Overnight at Apoka Hostel bandas
Day 5: Morning game-drive and afternoon meeting with the Karamojong
for a morning game drive to Kanangorok hot spring area crossing the
sand river (if there is water in the sand river game-drive in another
area). A variety of animals can be seen roaming around including
Ostrich. Connec back for lunch. In the afternoon have a cultural
experience that will bring you into contact with Karamojong peoples at
Karenna and Kapedo. Meet the local elders and have an opportunity to
interact with them. They will show you the kraals, the grinding stones
and many more interesting items.
Overnight Apoka Hostel bandas
Day 6: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
the morning we drive out of Kidepo Valley National Park possibly
spotting some interesting sights as we exit and start the journey to
Murchison Falls national park for the next adventure during this Culture & wildlife Uganda safari.
This day we transfer through Uganda’s biggest town in the North, Gulu,
and continue through the flat scenic landscape with local villages. It’s
a long drive so we arrive at the lodge in the afternoon.
Overnight in Twiga Tales Lodge
Day 7: Game-drive & boat-cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
the morning we set off for a game-drive in Murchison Falls national
park. On the broad savannah you search for Big cats, Elephants,
Giraffes, Buffalos, plus more as the checklist of mammals reaches 76. We
continue browsing the circuits to the delta point for a cocktail of
birds and mammals. In the afternoon you go for the 2pm boat ride on the
Nile to the base of Murchison Falls where you get to see the Hippos (You
have never seen more hippos yawning, Grooming in there Pods anywhere
else than here- Believe me you), Nile Crocodiles, Elephants and a
variety of beautiful bird species along the banks. If you are a keen
birder this might be your magnet to catch them. After the boat-cruise
your guide picks you to head back to the lodge.
Overnight Twiga Tales Lodge
Day 8: Transfer to Entebbe via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
After breakfast we leave Masindi and head towards Ziwa rhino sanctuary. At the sanctuary they are working to reintroduce rhinos to Uganda and you go for a trek to see these fascinating animals. Depending on time you then have lunch at the sanctuary or along the way. Continue on to Entebbe where your guide drops you off at the airport as we have finished our Uganda culture & wildlife safari. Plan for an evening or night flight or add an extra day to fly the next day.