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. 


 Includes:

  • Sipi Falls
  • Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Learn more about Uganda's national parks.


 

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. 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 Mamaland Guesthome

 

Day 2: Transfer to Sipi Falls for falls walk and meeting with Sebei tribe

Leave 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 Lacam Lodge

 Culture Uganda safari

Day 3: Transfer to Moroto through Karamojong wilderness area

We leave the stunning views of Sipi Falls in the morning and start the journey to Moroto. 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

Leave Moroto after breakfast to transfer to Kidepo Valley national park. 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

 Kidepo safari

Day 5: Morning game-drive and afternoon meeting with the Karamojong

Go 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

 Karamojong culture safari

Day 6: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

In 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. 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 Heritage lodge

 

Day 7: Game-drive & boat-cruise with hike to the top of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park

In 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. When reaching the falls you jump of the boat and go with a guide to the top of the falls. It is a beautiful hike that takes you to see the falls close up as an explosive dash of water at close range gushes through a narrow crevice before the Nile continues its journey towards the Mediterranean. Your guide picks you at the top of the falls and you continue on to the town Masindi to spend the night at Uganda's oldest hotel. Masindi hotel is known for having hosted Hemingway and Humprey Bogart.
(The hike to the top of the falls includes a steep trail so might not be suitable if you have some health issues.)

Overnight in Masindi Hotel

 Murchison Falls safari

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 Culture & wildlife safari of northern Uganda. Plan for an evening or night flight or add an extra day to fly the next day.

 

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