10 Days Wildlife and Cultural Safari in Uganda

10 Days Wildlife and Cultural Safari in Uganda

For any enthusiastic birder/nature lover, a visit to Uganda for Culture & Wildlife Safari should be a must-do. Embark on our exceptional 10 Days Uganda Culture & Wildlife Safari to explore the abundant wildlife and birds in Uganda’s finest savanna and tropical rainforest-dominated protected areas.

Special interests as per this package include Kidepo Valley National Park for the Ik People and Manyatta Cultural tour. Visit Murchison Falls National Park for a wildlife safari adventure. Adventure in Jinja, Sipi Falls, and Moroto Region for cultural encounters.

Cultural Tour Encounters

10 Days Wildlife and Cultural Safari in Uganda Highlights

Day 1: Arrival and Pickup/Transfer to hotel in Entebbe

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja

Day 3: Transfer to Sipi Falls Area

Day 4: Hike to the waterfalls and Community Tour

Day 5: Transfer to Moroto/Cultural Sights

Day 6: Transfer to Kidepo NP/Game drives in the park and community tour

Day 7: Morning Game Drive and Cultural tour of the Karimajong tribe

Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP

Day 9: Game drives and boat ride

Day 10: Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary/Transfer to Entebbe/Departure

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    Detailed 10 Days Wildlife and Cultural Safari in Uganda

    Detailed 10 Days Wildlife and Cultural Safari in Uganda

    Day 1: Arrival and Pickup/Transfer to hotel in Entebbe

    On arrival, you will be picked by our tour guide at Entebbe airport and will be transferred to your hotel in Entebbe.

    Overnight Stay at Palm Resort Entebbe

    Day 2 of 10 Days Wildlife and Cultural Safari in Uganda: Transfer to Jinja

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Sezibwa Falls in Jinja. , which flows from the wetlands between Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga. Sezibwa Falls are about seven meters high and the sweet hissing sound created by the falling water forms beautiful scenery for watching, attracts bird species, and the beautiful compliment the hiking. The Sezibwa falls have a cultural and traditional bearing in the region and to the Baganda in particular due to the myths behind the formation of the Sezibwa River.  You will proceed to Jinja after for a boat ride to the source of River Nile. You will have lunch and after enjoy horseback riding where you will view the village life of the surrounding communities, have beautiful views of River Nile, farmlands and plantations. You will return to the lodge after as you await dinner and overnight stay.

    Overnight Stay in Jinja Nile Resort

    Day 3: Transfer to Sipi Falls Area

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to Sipi falls region. On arrival, you will enjoy lunch and in in the afternoon, you will go for a community tour and see how the locally grown Arabica coffee is processed. You will return to the lodge after.

    Overnight stay in Rafiki Safari Lodge

    Day 4 of 10 Days Wildlife and Cultural Safari in Uganda: Hike to the waterfalls and Community Tour

    After breakfast, you will set off for the highlight of the Sipi Falls safari where you will visit the three Sipi Falls. These are big water-falls and you will get a great view of them as well as get so close so you can hear the roar of water and feel the water splashing on you. You will return to the lodge for lunch and will enjoy an afternoon of relaxation after.

    Overnight Stay in Rafiki Safari Lodge

    Day 5: Transfer to Moroto/Cultural Sights

    After breakfast, you will leave the stunning views of Sipi Falls and start the journey to Moroto with an enroute game drive with in Pian Upe wildlife reserve where you will spot Zebras, Cheetahs, Cape Buffaloes, Jackals, Antelopes, and many more with in this fresh and less visited wildlife reserve in Uganda  . After the beautiful experience in Pian Upe, you shall leave for Moroto town to continue our cultural experience with the Karimajong people. The drive to Moroto will give you great views of beautiful scenery in this part of Uganda.

    On arrival in Moroto, check in to your accommodation.

    Overnight Stay in Mt. Moroto Hotel

    Day 6 of 10 Days Wildlife and Cultural Safari in Uganda: Transfer to Kidepo NP/Game drives in the park and community tour

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kidepo National 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. You will enjoy panoramic views of the Narus River Valley and photographic opportunities of wildlife from all corners. You will have lunch and will continue with game-drives where you will see elephants, herds of buffaloes, jackals, Jackson’s hartebeest, klipspringer and possibly lions, leopard and cheetah.

    Overnight Stay at Kidepo Savannah Lodge

    Day 7: Morning Game Drive and Cultural tour of the Karimajong tribe

    After breakfast, you will 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. You will return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will take a visit to a willing community of Karimojong.

    You will discover the unique culture of this remote tribe with the Lorukul Cultural Group, located just outside Kidepo Valley National Park. Their main livelihood is herding livestock, and the social and cultural importance will be explained as you walk with the guides to the traditional Karamojong manyattas (homesteads), granaries and cattle enclosures.

    You will learn how the villagers make their distinctive beads, sample the local cuisine, and even learn the tribe’s folklore and beliefs. You will 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. You will return to the lodge after.

    Overnight Stay at Kidepo Savannah Lodge

    Day 8 of 10 Days Wildlife and Cultural Safari in Uganda: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP

    In the morning, you will 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. 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 late afternoon.

    Overnight stay at Fort Murchison Safari Lodge

    Day 9: Game drives and boat ride

    In the morning, you will set off for a game-drive in Murchison Falls National Park. On the broad savannah, you will search for big cats, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, 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 will 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. After the boat-cruise your guide picks you to head back to the lodge.

    Overnight stay at Fort Murchison Safari Lodge

    Day 10 of 10 Days Wildlife and Cultural Safari in Uganda: Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary/Transfer to Entebbe/Departure

    After breakfast, you will leave Masindi and head towards Ziwa rhino sanctuary. On arrival, you will trek the Rhinos and have lunch after. You will be transferred to Entebbe where your guide drops you off at the airport for departure.

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    10 Days Wildlife and Cultural Safari in Uganda Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

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    Inclusions

    • Birding
    • Game viewing
    • Park entry fees
    • All transportation in Uganda & Tanzania
    • Accommodation for 17 nights and meals
    • Bottled drinking water

    Exclusions

    • Tips
    • Insurance
    • Laundry
    • Telephone
    • Beverages
    • Visas
    • Cigarettes
    • All optional experiences/activities
    • Passport & other expenses

    More About Booking Information

    • Transport: Transport in a 4wd jeep is provided by the lodge.
    • Driver/Guide: Your driver/guide is a professional English-speaking guide.

    Journey times: All journey times are close approximations, as you can never quite guarantee what will happen on African roads. You could be in for a bumpy ride on parts of the route (which adds to the excitement of being on safari!), we may encounter road works and, of course, there are the photo stops.

    Tour Quotation

    • Mid-Range: $3200pp
    • Luxury: $3500pp

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