9 days safari in Uganda is a great experience, it gives one a chance to learn more about the pearl of Africa; because from the north to the south and east to west Uganda is a summary of the whole world at single glance. The source of River Nile is a one unique attraction on a Uganda safari, continuously the great rock paintings of the early inhabitants of Uganda followed by the natural attractions - flora and fauna.
The wild arena of Uganda is vastly gifted with majestic animals like lions, elephants, zebras and the great herds of buffalos in the plains of Kidepo National Park. Culture is also an incredible part of a full Ugandan safari presenting people’s heritage and prestige.
A safari in Uganda is more of an adventure, as you encounter different cultures and natural features.
You will be picked from the airport by our guide who will later take you through the highlights of your safari, availing different information regarding the trip like the documents needed and other tools that might be needed for this tour. There after he will lead you to the check in place of the accommodation facility where you will have a night stay and dinner. As you prepare for the days upfront of your safari.
In the morning the guide will pick you from the hotel and drive to the first destination in the city, which is a visit to the martyrs’ shrine in Namugongo. This is a point where the historical Uganda Martyrs were killed by Kabaka Mwanga the then king of Buganda. There after drive to Ndere cultural center to experience the aura of Uganda’s cultural tourism at its maximum, here you witness a great deal of tribes like the Baganda, Acholi, Banyankole and many others.
You will have lunch from this place and later proceed to Bahai temple, the only Monks temple in Uganda and conclude the day with a visit to the beach to enjoy Kampala city and Lake Victoria while enjoying the delicious fish served from the fresh waters of Lake Victoria. Then head back to the hotel later in the evening to rest.
Start the day with a morning drive to Jinja city –source of the might Nile River, the longest river in Africa. Here you will be able to know the real source of the Nile and its origin, and optional activities such as rafting, bungee jumping and zip lining can be experienced.
You will be able to know more about the Basoga culture; their delicacy, standards of living, and also have your lunch from this place. Later in the evening, enjoy the taste of a really well fried fish from the fresh waters of River Nile and enjoy entire evening at your booked hotel and have dinner ready for the following morning.
Early morning transfer to Kidepo national park with a stopover in Soroti town for your lunch and a visit to the light of the town, their highly praised rock that stands right immediately outside the town. Proceed to Kidepo through undulating Karamoja plains. Approach the park and check in to the lodge for your accommodation and dinner.
Day 5: Early morning game drive with an afternoon visit to the Karamojong communities.
Early morning game drive within the true African wilderness ready for the wonderful sunrise and sweeping landscapes at your glance. Spot the great herds of Buffalos, lions, leopards, Giraffes and many other animals. Birds are also a perfect show to you that Uganda is a land of wonders and filled with lots of wild experiences.
Afternoon visit to the Karamojong community in the park, you will see them as they take their dance proposed as they see their cattle jumping up and down, their cuisines and way of life, here you will also learn the historical background of Karamojong people and their culture. Later return to the lodge for resting and dinner in preparation for the next day.
Early morning transfer to Murchison falls national park in north-west of Uganda, with a stop-over for lunch at a chosen hotel. Connecting from Gulu town, we shall arrive in the park late in the evening for hotel check-in, dinner and rest.
An early morning game drive gives you a chance to see at least four of the big five animals in the park. These include lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard. Plus, other animals like the giraffes, antelopes and so many others. Plus, a vast plant life known as the whistling acacia, you will get to know that the park is divided into two sectors by river Nile - the southern and northern sections. The experience gotten will be retained by you as we head to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.
In the afternoon, a rewarding boat cruise along the Nile River comes handy. Here you will have a chance to see a lot of aquatic life such as fish, Nile crocodile and you’ll see the different wild animals as they come to drink water along the Nile. During the cruise you will also be able to drive up to the water falls upon which you will experience the gushing waterfalls while passing through a narrow gorge of only 7m. You will also have a chance to see other species like birds along the Nile. Return to the lodge for rest and dinner.
You will be picked from the lodge by our guide early in the morning and start our journey back to Kampala city. First stop-over at Ziwa to track the rare southern white Rhinos, have your lunch after the trek and proceed to Kampala city for hotel check in.
There is a chance to experience city night life, and shopping some African souvenirs from renowned craft markets in the city. This day is concluded with dinner overnight rest.
Head to the airport after breakfast and the driver guide will drop you at Entebbe international airport which will mark the end of 9 days Uganda safari.