6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Park

6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Park

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The 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Parks tarts and ends in Kampala Capital City. The 6 day’s safari tour will take you through Jinja the home of adventure in Uganda to Sipi falls – which is a series of three stunning waterfalls lying on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park. From Sipi falls, the Safari will connect you to a mysterious Uganda safari tour destination, squeezed into the corner of Uganda’s border with Sudan and Kenya- Kidepo Valley National Park.The Park offers breathtaking savannah landscapes full of different wildlife species such as Elephant, Burchell’s zebra, bush pig, warthog, Rothschild giraffe, cape buffalo, eland, bush buck, bush duskier, defassa water buck, bohor reed buck, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribi. This interesting safari tour will combine Uganda’s most splendid Kidepo national park with unique community experiences and taste of world class services from some of the finest lodges in Uganda. You will explore Sipi Falls and meet with the Sabinyi tribe, staying in the proximity of the national park. Visit the local Karamojong community.

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Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Parks: Transfer to Sipi falls and en-route boat cruise in Jinja

Day 2 of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Parks: Hike to Sipi falls and Afternoon Cultural encounter

Day 3 of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Parks: Transfer from Sipi Falls to Kidepo National Park

Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Parks: Do an Early Morning Game Drive and Evening Cultural Encounter.

Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Parks: Do early morning Hiking/ Scenery viewing and Afternoon Nature walk

Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Parks: Transfer from Kidepo National Park to Kampala/Entebbe


Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Parks: Transfer to Sipi falls and en-route boat cruise in Jinja

After your early morning breakfast, the driver guide will pick you up from your Kampala place of stay and depart Kampala driving on the eastern side of Uganda. The drive journey of 3 – 4 without en-route stopovers will take you through small townships of Mukono where you find Sseziwa falls-Buganda historical site, Mabira forest – the only forest reserve with over 300 bird species, 312 tree species, and primate species, butterflies, the farmed plantations of tea and coffee in Lugazi to Jinja town where River Nile starts its long journey to Mediterranean Sea. You will have stopover at Jinja and here you will take boat cruise in the magnificent waters of the River Nile to source of the Nile. The boat cruise will give you closer account of different bird species swimming in the riverside, local fishermen throwing their nets in the waters of the Nile. When you reach the point where the Nile starts its journey, you will take nice photos for future memories, watch the birds and thereafter retire back to starting point. Drive to Jinja town to enjoy the views of the unique structural design of the houses that were used by the Indians before they were evicted by president Idi-Amin Dada, Visit different craft shops, have lunch and thereafter proceed to Sipi falls. After lunch, embark on an afternoon drive to Sipi falls. The drive journey will take you through Iganga town, farmlands along Iganga-Mbale route. You will arrive in Mbale town –nearest town to Mountain Elgon and proceed with 50 kilometers drive to Sipi falls. On arrival to Sipi falls, you will drive to your lodge to have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Sipi Falls Lodge (Up-Market), Lacarm Lodge (Mid-range) Crow’s Nest (Budget)

Day 2 of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Parks: Hike to Sipi falls and Evening Cultural encounter.

You will wake-up early, take your breakfast, and embark on a lovely hike to Sipi falls. The hike is too magnificent as you move to the bottom of the splendid three waterfalls. You will proceed with a quick steep climb to a series of stunning caves. As you proceed to the perplexing trail to the other waterfalls, you will pass through banana plantations. After exploring the falls, retire to your lodge for an enjoyable lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, embark on cultural tour to the nearby communities. The tour will take you to interact with the Sabinyi tribe and Bagisu coffee farmers who are well –known for producing the finest coffee in the whole world. You may enjoy a fresh brewed cup of coffee, tour coffee processing plant and also enjoy cultural performance conducted by the women groups in the area. Retreat back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Sipi Falls Lodge (Up-Market), Lacam Lodge (Mid-range) Crow’s Nest (Budget)

Day 3 of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Parks: Transfer from Sipi Falls to Kidepo National Park

Wake-up very early, take cup of coffee and embark on transfer journey to Kidepo national park in the Northern part of Uganda. The long distance drive which takes you through different types of landscapes and traditional villages is very rewarding. You will have stopover in Kitgum for lunch and thereafter advance with the drive to the park. Arrive in the park late in the evening like at 7-8pm and drive direct to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury) Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp (Midrange) and Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls & Kidepo National Parks: Do an Early Morning Game Drive and Evening Cultural Encounter.

After an early morning breakfast, embark on an early morning game drive along the designated Kidepo trails to Kanangorok hot spring. The park harbors a great diversity of wildlife species than other parks in Uganda. Of the 80 species of mammals recorded in the park, 28 are not known to occur in any other Ugandan parks. The game drive will give you possibilities meeting the Carnivore species such as bat-eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal, and cheetah, hunting dog. The game drive will enable you to have closer account to other wildlife species like Elephant, Burchell’s zebra, bush pig, warthog, Rothschild giraffe, cape buffalo, eland, bush buck, bush duskier, defassa water buck, bohor reed buck, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribi. After the early morning game drive, you will retire to your lodge for lunch, relaxation as you wait for an evening cultural encounter. Embark on an evening cultural encounter with the Karamajongo local people living in the nearby areas of Kidepo Valley National Park. Cultural encounter will expose you to unique traditional dances such as the Emuya of the Naporre and Nyangia, ethnic groups and Larakaraka and Apiti dances of the Acholi. After the activity, retreat back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations :

Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury) Nga’ Mou Wilderness Camp (Midrange) and Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls Kidepo National Parks: Do early morning Hiking/ Scenery viewing and Afternoon Nature walk

After cup of coffee in the morning, embark on the transfer to Lamoji Mountains were hiking and Scenery viewing is carried out. The activity will take you through the mountains and savannah landscape of the park, the Narus valley famous for housing different wildlife species and bird species in the park. You will explore the splendid Kidepo River Valley covered by Borassus palm forest, the Kanangorok hot springs and the Lotukei Mountains in the southern boundary of the park. Thereafter, retire back to your lodge for relaxation, lunch as you wait for an afternoon Nature walk. After lunch, you will embark on nature walk and this will take you to the Karamajong homesteads locally called manyattas and probably kraals to see traditional costumes, stools, spears headdress, knives, bows and arrows and jewelry. Retire back to the lodge after the activity, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury) Nga’ Mou Wilderness Camp (Midrange) and Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls Kidepo National Parks: Transfer from Kidepo National Park to Kampala/Entebbe.

After an early morning breakfast, embark on transfer from Kidepo Valley National Park to Kampala 571kms about 10-12 hours’ drive. The long drive journey will take you through the interesting savannah grasslands of Kitgum district to Gulu town .You will have stopover for lunch in Gulu town and thereafter continue with the drive through the open grasslands of Nakasongola District to Luwero Triangle – the area which was greatly affected by the 1980’s Ugandan Civil War and finally to Kampala City. On arrival to Kampala, you will be dropped to your Kampala lodge for dinner and overnight.

End of the Safari of the 6 Days Uganda Safari to Sipi falls Kidepo National Park


General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)


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