10 days of Culture Safari

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Price: 2,200 USD
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Description

Experience the Uganda culture through the source of Nile, to Sipi Falls beautiful scenery, and up the Nile to the magnificent Murchison Falls for an unforgettable wildlife adventure.

Things to consider:
Mid-range tour – Accommodated tour
Group Tour – The tour is run for more than 2 people at a go
Can depart any day? – This tour can depart any day
Can be customized? – This tour can be customized
Minimum require age – Suitable for all ages
Tour Summary (See full Itinerary for more details)

You’ll go to Uganda Uganda safaris
This tour starts and ends in Kampala (Uganda) – Getting there & away
You’ll visit Kampala (city), Jinja the Source of the Nile River, Mbale Communities, Sipi Falls Murchison Falls, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Activities: Big Five Game Tracking, Game Drive, Bird Watching, Game Drive, Sight Seeing
Getting around: 4×4 Safari Land cruiser / Minivan
A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included

Specific details

Itinerary

Day One - Arrival
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport. You will be picked by our driver/guide and transferred to Kampala city where you will spend the night today. Depending on your time of arrival, we will take you for a city tour and also get you oriented with Ugandan money and culture. Arrivals on Sunday morning or early afternoon can allow for a cultural dance and drum extravaganza.

Dinner and overnight in Kampala Accommodation alternatives: Red Chilli Hide Away/Cassia Lodge/Serena Hotel.

Day Two - Source of the Nile, village house
Today we will drive East through Jinja where shall visit the source of the Nile river we shall then proceed to a town called Mbale where we shall have lunch. After lunch, we will shop for all necessities before we drive to our village house where we shall spend the rest of the week.

Dinner and overnight at a village house.

Day Three - Village living
Today we will take a village walk which will see us visit several village family units and see how people live here. On this walk, you will be welcomed and hosted to a drink or something to eat from time to time. Ready your appetite! And at some stops, you could even receive a live chicken and a bunch of bananas for food. The people here are very generous despite their own conditions. We will get to see the people’s primary income-earning practice – Agriculture and how they carry it out daily. The people in this region of Uganda grow Arabica coffee for income as well as a lot of bananas.

Dinner and overnight at the village house.

Day Four - Village trade
Today we will, look for a local market and get an experience of how the locals go about their trade in the rural region of Uganda. The markets in the region run in different locations on different days of the week. Traders have a weekly schedule of where the trade is happening and that’s where they take their goods some in small quantities and some in large quantities. Some of the traders carry all of their stock in push bikes and it’s a lot.

Dinner and overnight at the village house.

Day Five - Sipi Falls
Today we will drive to Sipi Falls. This is a series of falls right on the edge of Mount Elgon an extinct volcano towering to 4,321 meters (14,177 ft) above sea level. This is an ideal place to relax and ponder on your village experience. Today we will take a walk through the village to the bottom of Sipi falls. If interested, one could go abseiling off the cliff right at the falls.

Dinner and overnight at Lacam Lodge/Sipi River Lodge.

Day Six - Kampala, souvenir shopping
Today we will depart Sipi Falls and drive to Jinja where we shall have lunch. We will then proceed to Kampala where we shall visit the craft markets to shop for souvenirs and depending on what day of the week it is, we could take you for the African dance and drum extravaganza.

Dinner and overnight in Kampala, accommodation alternatives: Red Chilli Hide Away/Cassia Lodge/Serena Hotel.

Day Seven - Murchison Falls National Park
We depart Kampala early and drive to Murchison Falls National Park, via Luwero and Nakasongola making a stop at the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking. Have lunch at the Rhino canteen or Masindi depending on your time flow before entering the park. We will head straight to the top of Murchison Falls where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below.

We will then drive to dinner and overnight accommodation alternatives: Red Chilli/Murchison River Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day Eight - Game drive, boat cruise
Early riser today, 0630am we head out on a game drive in the park to find; Wildlife populations have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s; in the lush Borassus grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, and a variety of antelope are regularly encountered on game drives, while lions are seen with increasing frequency. We return to Red Chilli to relax and lunch. After lunch, we will take a boat cruise on the Nile River. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of water birds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork.

Return from the boat and transfer for dinner and overnight at Budongo Eco Lodge.

Day Nine - Rhino Ranch Kampala
Wake up to a relaxed breakfast and then head out for a briefing before entering the forest accompanied by a Forest guide for a chimpanzee tracking experience besides learning more about the forest vegetation and other features. On return from the forest with bags packed head out to Kampala with a stopover to track the Rhinos at Zziwa Sanctuary and have lunch there before continuing to Kampala and dropped off for dinner and overnight, accommodation alternatives: Red Chilli Hide Away, Cassia Lodge, Serena Hotel

Day Ten - Departure
Today is your day of departure. Possible activities are a city tour including the local markets, the taxi park, and souvenir markets. Transfer to the airport for an evening flight out.

End of safari

Transportation
By Road (4×4 Custom Safari vehicle), it will take you around 5hours from Kampala with about 305 km. Paraa covers a distance of about 85km from Masindi town by the shortest route.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included in the price
Ground transport
An English speaking driver/guide
Sipi Falls activity fees
A boat cruise
Chimp tracking permit
Game drives as indicted
A visit to the source of the Nile
A village experience
Meals as indicated against each day.
Park entry fees
Bottled water daily while in the vehicle.

Excluded:
Entry visas and flights
Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
Personal insurance
Sodas/alcohol/ teas and extra water
Extra meals and activities.

Event Day 2021-02-01
Duration 10 Days / 9 Nights
Destination Kampala (city), Jinja the Source of the Nile River, Mbale Communities, Sipi Falls Murchison Falls, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Accommodation + Meals Meal plan: B-L-D

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