Exploring the EAST 8 Day Uganda Safari

Don’t have as much time in the country and yet you still want to have a great authentic experience in the country? Our Exploring the East Package is just the safari for you.
Taking you through the adventure capital of East Africa to the blanketed foothills of Mount Elgon in Sipi and then proceeding to the rolling mountains of the raw untouched Karamoja region and then on to Kidepo valley, the gift that keeps on giving.

per adult from

$3,957

NZD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Bottled water
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Source of the Nile - Speke Monument
    • Entry/Admission - Sipi Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Mountain Moroto
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips and Gratuities

  • Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Jinja

    Stop At: Jinja, Jinja, Eastern Region

    Your guide will pick you up from Entebbe Airport to transfer you to your hotel in Jinja to check in.
    Here you will have a rest day before your trip begins the next day.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Nile Porch River Lodge

    Day 2: Jinja Excursions

    Stop At: Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, Bukaya Njeru, Jinja 7675 Uganda
    The source of the world’s 2nd longest river, Jinja is the melting pot of Eastern Uganda. Packed with old colonial architectural buildings, vibrant markets and interesting people.
    We will tour the city going around markets, landing sites and then take a boat cruise down the source of the river Nile for a sunset cruise and an opportunity to spot different bird species like the swallow, African fish eagle, malachite kingfisher and many more.

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Nile Porch River Lodge

    Day 3: Transfer to Sipi Falls

    Stop At: Sipi Falls, Kapchorwa Uganda
    From Jinja, we drive to Sipi Falls 150km east of Jinja on the foothills of Mount Elgon. Lying on the border between Kenya and Uganda, Mount Elgon is said to have the largest surface area of any extinct volcano in the world and a caldera which covers over 40km2 at the top of the mountain. The highest peak, Wagagai, sits at 4,321m and is the second highest in Uganda (after Rwenzori) and the eighth highest in Africa, though millions of years ago it was the continent’s tallest.
    You will check into your hotel and have lunch before doing a tour of Sipi Falls. it’s a series of 3 water falls and highest is 100 meters high. These are beautiful waterfalls on the foothills of Mt Elgon, go for a walk on the slopes of Mt Elgon as you learn about the culture of the people. This place is known for its beautiful views of the eastern Rift Valley.


    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Sipi River Lodge

    Day 4: Transfer to Moroto

    Stop At: Moroto, Moroto, Northern Region
    You will have your breakfast and begin heading down to Moroto town arriving just in time for lunch.
    After lunch, you can choose to relax or go out to explore Moroto Town by bicycle.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Tita Lodge

    Day 5: Karamoja Activities and Hiking Mount Moroto

    Stop At: Mountain Moroto, Moroto Uganda
    After an early morning start to the day, we will embark on a 3 hour hike to Mount Moroto where we will visit indigenous Karamajong people living on the foothills of Mount Moroto.
    After this, you’ll meet the Karamajong living in a Kraal, better known as Manyatta or Boma in Swahili. A Kraal is basically a village made out of huts surrounded by fences made of wood and thorns. These are put up to keep the cattle in and to protect them against rival tribes and wild animals. Some of the Kraals are permanent and others are temporarily for when they tail the fresh grass to feed the cattle.
    The Karamajong are related to the Maasai in Kenya and live a similar lifestyle. The main difference is that the Karamajong is completely unknown and you are therefore sure to experience a very authentic and memorable visit.
    After this experience, you have an option to either stay in the kraal with the locals or go back to your hotel.
    Optional activity: Night in the Kraal $20 per person
    Spending a night in the Kraal is an unforgettable experience. You will participate with the lifestyle and daily activities of the cattle herding Karamajong rather than sight-seeing. Endless singing and dancing around the camp fire at night, preparing local foods together and sip of the local brewed beer (if you are feeling adventurous). Your accommodation might not be as comfortable as in the lodges but the incredible experience definitely makes up for that.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Tita Lodge

    Day 6: Transfer To Kidepo Valley National Park

    Stop At: Kidepo Valley National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Northern Region
    We will have our breakfast early in the morning in Moroto and go head to Kidepo reaching just in time for lunch and an evening game drive. The park inhabits one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan parks, with over 80 species of mammals. Several of which are endemic to Kidepo National Park like the cheetah, the striped hyena the caracal and over 460 bird species including ostriches.
    Voted the best park in Africa 4 times by CNN, Kidepo valley national park covers an area of 1442 sq. km and it has a landscape dominated by rugged savannah and the Morungule Mountains. There are also the Narus and Kidepo rivers valleys which all contribute to form the beauty that is KVNP. There is also the Kanangarok hot spring towards the southern Sudan border.
    The vegetation is mostly open tree savannah as result of the variations in rainfall across the valleys. There’s more rain received in the Narus valley compared to the Kidepo valley which in turns results in to variations in vegetation and animal population in the two valleys.
    The park has a variety of wild life species and birds so there are a number of things to do that make it a prime Uganda safari destination. While Uganda is mostly known for gorilla trekking expedition in Bwindi, Kibale and Mgahinga National parks, Kidepo valley offers and entirely different experience right from its location, climate, vegetation and wildlife population. It is a very unspoiled wilderness.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Packed Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge

    Day 7: Exploring Kidepo Valley National Park

    Stop At: Kidepo Valley National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Northern Region
    We will go out on an early morning game drive returning for breakfast at around 9am. Early morning game drives are amazing or spotting wildlife as the sun hasn’t come out yet and animals are just waking up.
    After lunch we will do an evening game drive before returning to our hotel for another night.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge

    Day 8: Transfer back to Entebbe

    Stop At: Entebbe, Entebbe, Central Region
    After breakfast, we will begin our journey back to Kampala/Jinja/Entebbe reaching late evening.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
    Departure Time :
    6:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by The Safari Vibes

Activity ID: V-113777P6

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