Have an experience with the true African wilderness in seven days spent in Uganda through visiting national parks where you get to observe different wildlife, history of the places and as well participate in game drives where you may spot the big five and the cats, have a birding experience as well as enjoy splendid view of Murchison falls.
Visit two main cities that include Entebbe and Kampala in which you get to see different city attractions for example Uganda museum, Owino market, reptile village and many more, communities for example the lorukul community in Karamoja region where you get to learn about different cultures and have a true African nature experience.
Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe Airport and Transfer to Kidepo valley national park
The safari begins with the arrival at the airport; the tour guide picks you up, briefs you about the whole tour and journey then you embark on a journey to Kidepo valley national park using the Gulu-Kitgum route.
The park is one of Africa’s prime wilderness located in the north corner of Karamoja and it shares some part of South Sudan and Kenya thus while in Kidepo national park you get to enjoy a breeze from three countries as well as see the big game favorites such as elephants, giraffes, lions, buffaloes, cheetahs, Elands, stripped hyenas, ostriches, leopards and many others.
You may undertake an evening game drive in the park depends on the arrival time at the park.
Day 2: Early Morning Drive to the Hot Springs and Community Visits in the Evening
Have an early morning game drive to the Kanangorok hot springs which are next to the South Sudan boarders which before reaching the destination, you will be able to view the nocturnal species before they go back to their hiding places; these include bush duikers, leopards, and as well Ostriches in the Kidepo valley and lastly the hot springs which have a beautiful scenery because of the different vegetation color that surrounds it.
Later after the afternoon meals a visit to the nearby community village known as Lorukul village where you will be able to experience a unique way of life of the people living in this area and you will be exposed to their culture, for example what they eat, how they relate with others, marriage and their dances and what they represent.
And an evening game drive in the Narus valley as you return from the community.
Day 3: Depart to Murchison Falls N/park
Early morning game drive as you depart to Murchison falls national park after a heavy breakfast from the lodge. The park is the largest and eldest protected area in the country.
It covers an area of 3,893 square kilometers and bisected by the Nile River that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert.
You will enter the park using the northern route, through Wankwar gate via Gulu – Kitgum highway. You will be welcomed by large herds of antelopes, giraffes, elephants
Day 4: Game drive through the Albert Nile route, Boat Cruise and Hike to the Top of the falls.
Early morning game drives so as not to miss out on the cats for example the lion, cheetah and as well the hippos on the other side of the Nile. Then later on a boat cruise on the Nile River as you see different reptile’s sun bathing for example crocodiles and you can still view some hippos and elephants at a distance on the shores of R. Nile.
Then as you approach the falls you hike to top of the falls where you will see a splendor splash as the water squeezes through the 8m wide Gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the devil’s cauldron creating a trade mark permanent rainbow.
Day 5: Depart to Kampala with a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary
Have a heavy breakfast then embark on a journey back to Kampala city with a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary where you will be able to trek the rhinos as you enjoy the history told by the officials. They were recently re-introduced in Uganda after they were poached during Amin’s government.
You can spot Uganda kobs, oribis, among others while on the trek and lunch enroute will be served immediately after trek at Ziwa campsite. After, proceed to Kampala where you will spend your evening and you may take a night life in the capital city of Uganda after dinner.
Day 6: Tour around Kampala city
Have a tour around Kampala city as you visit the Namugongo martyrs’ shrines where 45 Christians chose death over denouncing their faith and another visit to Owino market as you see how the local people participate in different market activities, as well visit the Uganda museum and get to know about the history and culture of Uganda and how it has been changing from time to time.
Thereafter, you will have a glimpse of the clock tower as you head to Entebbe town.
Day 7: Tour around Entebbe town and drop off at the airport
Enjoy a morning breakfast, a visit to the Uganda reptile village will expose you to different reptiles that include snakes, crocodiles and tortoises.
Visit Kigungu landing site where the first missionaries that entered Uganda landed thus you will get to see the church that was built after them and as well see where they first set their foot and later on your tour driver will drop you off at the airport and fly back home which will conclude the 7 days budget Uganda safari.