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    $1550 p/p in USD
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Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Independent, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

Visit Kidepo Valley National Park,  one of Africa’s finest tracts of wilderness, home to elephant, giraffe, lion, buffalo and much more as well as superb birds. Go on game drives and nature walks, experience the traditional life of Karimajong warriors in a Karimojong village, marvel at beautiful Sipi Falls and go on a coffee farm life tour.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Cultural Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Kidepo Valley National Park, Sipi Falls, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Zebra, Hyena, Antelope, Rhino, Giraffe
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk
  • Getting around:
    Game Viewing Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Kampala, end in Entebbe

Highlights

  • Enjoy one of Africa’s true wilderness areas, Kidepo Valley
  • Experience traditional life of Karamajong warriors in their villages
  • Marvel at Sipi Falls’ thunderous beauty near Mt Elgon
  • Take a traditional coffee tour

Need To Know

  • This tour starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe, Uganda
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost!
  • Lodging mentioned in the itinerary depends on availability of rooms available at the time of booking. Reservations will only be made after your confirmed booking with us.
  • At the time of booking in the event that the listed hotel is fully booked or room unavailable, we will do our best to inform you and book a similar hotel of the same class available.

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 1,550 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals as per itinerary
  • Private transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle with driver/guide
  • 2 game drives
  • 1 rhino walking experience
  • Visit to hot springs
  • Park entry
  • Visit to Karamajong village
  • Coffee farm tour
  • Visit to source of the River Nile

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Drinks
  • Items of personal nature
  • Night with Karamajong nomadic warriors
  • Tips

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Chigo Tours
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Chigo Tours‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Head off on the road to Gulu, after three hours stopping at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (optional rhino tracking costs $50 per person), which is home to 22 white rhinos. Tracking and viewing the rhinos usually involves a short drive followed by 1 hour walking and viewing with a ranger. Closed shoes, long trousers and insect repellent are strongly recommended. You’ll be guided on foot by a ranger to visit Uganda’s most endangered creature – the southern white rhino. This is the only place in Uganda where they still survive and breed with the hopes of one day being reintroduced back into one of the savannah parks. After tracking continue to Gulu town for the overnight stay and dinner.

  • Driving time: 5 hours
  • Accommodation: African roots GuestHouse, Gulu
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After morning breakfast, you leave with you packed lunch and drive to Kidepo Valley National Park, one of Africa’s finest wildernesses, through the plain lands of Acholi and partly Karamonja area.

  • Driving time: 5 hours
  • Accommodation: Kidepo Savana Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Set off on your game drives in Kidepo Valley National Park tour as the African sun rises. Enjoy sightings of elephants, Cape buffaloes, giraffes, lions and plenty more. Have lunch at your accommodation. In the afternoon we are joined by an expert ranger guide for a nature walk to explore the park on foot away as the ranger shares their knowledge of the eco-system and takes you close to the wildlife.

  • Accommodation: Kidepo Savana Lodge / Apoka UWA Bandas
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day with an early morning breakfast, then catch the sun rise behind the mountain before it floods the valley with light, then set off on a game drive to the ostrich farm. Along the way look out for plenty of wildlife and then the hot springs at Kanangorok. Lunch at your accommodation.

  • Accommodation: Kidepo Savana Lodge / Apoka UWA Bandas
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we drive to Kotido and the village of Nakapirimoru to visit the Karamojong traditional manyattas (homesteads). This particular one is as comparable to a city once viewed from a higher elevation and is said to rank among the firsts in east Africa. The Karamonjong are a pastoral people and predominately breed cattle and goats, they are easily recognizable by their unique style of dress and beadings. Our guide will take us through the homestead designs, local cuisines and to meet the elders who will narrate the tribe’s folklore and beliefs. You will proceed have overnight in Moroto town.

Optional activity: Night with Karamajong nomadic warriors. (This can be booked at an additional cost, contact us in advance.

Experience typical Karimojong pastoral life by sleeping a night with the animals and shepherds in the Kraal. Experience traditions like spearing a cow for blood to drink and eat roasted and get your own Karimojong name. Help bringing the cows to the kraal, share stories around the campfire, play games with the warriors and learn how all about nomadic life.

  • Accommodation: Overnight Karamoja safari camp / Karamoja Backpackers
  • Driving time: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today the safari takes you further south east toward the mountainous Elgon region. An early morning departure for Sipi Falls, with a lunch break in Soroti town, before continue to Sipi Falls. In the evening we go for a coffee tour; from the garden, to picking coffee beans straight to making a cup of coffee. With this coffee roasting experience, learn how coffee is locally processed at home. Participate in grinding, pounding, winnowing coffee seeds and roasting. Watch coffee seeds turn from cream white to a dark brown fine product. Feel the aroma of pure coffee with no artificial additives.

  • Accommodation: Home of friends’ guest house
  • Driving time: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our last day sees us make our way to Kampala, with a stopover in Jinja to visit the legendary source of the River Nile.  Here you will take a boat ride to view the point where the river leaves Lake Victoria, on its journey to the Mediterranean sea. Enjoy an hour nature walk in Mabira Forest. Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe.

  • Driving time: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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