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15 DAYS CULTURAL AND WILDLIFE SAFARI

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August 11, 2022

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The culture of Uganda is made up of a diverse range of ethnic groups. Lake Kyoga forms the northern boundary for the Bantu-speaking peoples, who dominate much of east, central, and southern Africa. In Uganda, they include the Baganda and several other tribes. In the north live the Lango and the Acholi, who speak Nilotic languages. To the east are the Iteso and Karamojong, who speak a Nilotic language, the Gishu are part of the Bantu and they live mainly on the slops of Mt Elgon. They speak lumasaba closely related to the Luhya of Kenya. A few Pygmies live isolated in the rain forest of western Uganda.

This safari is for those who love and are interested in knowing about other cultures, people and their ways of life

Tour Details

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Buganda cultural tour

Day 3: Buganda cultural sites

Day 4: Transfer to Sipi Falls via Jinja and Mbale

Day 5: Hiking the Sipi falls in Kapchworwa

Day 6: Transfer to Kitgum

Day 7:Kitgum Cultural tour

Day 8: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 9: Game drive and cultural walk

Day 10: Transfer to Gulu

Day 11: Visit Baker’s Fort patiko

Day 12: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 13: Game drive and Boat cruise

Day 14: Transfer to Kampala

Day 15: Departure

 

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • A 4x4 Landcruiser/ Minibus with fuel and an English Speaking driver guide
  • Full board accomodation as per the itinenary
  • Game drive
  • Entrance Fees
  • Cultural tours
  • Boat cruise
  • Tracking the Rhinos at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Drinks
What to Expect
  • Cultural tours
  • Visit the source of the Nile
  • Hike the Sipi falls
  • Nature walks
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Tracking t he Rhinos at the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary
Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVAL

Following your arrival, a representative from Divine African Holidays will meet and welcome you. You will later be transferred to your hotel.
Destination: Kampala

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Kampala Serena Hotel | Sheraton Hotel
Mid-range: Protea Hotel | Cassia lodge
Budget: Hotel Africana | Speke Hotel
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Journey time: 2- 3 hours

Day 2BUGANDA CULTURAL TOUR

After a morning breakfast, you will go for the Cultural Buganda tour where you will visit the Kabaka’s lake that is believed to be man-made. You will then go to Lubiri Palace in Mengo you then will continue to Namugongo shrines where the young Uganda Martyrs who were burnt life because of religion by the orders of King Mwanga.
Destination: Kampala

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Kampala Serena Hotel | Sheraton Hotel
Mid-range: Protea Hotel | Cassia lodge
Budget: Hotel Africana | Speke Hotel
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Journey time: 2- 3 hours

Day 3VISIT THE BUGANDA CULTURAL SITES

You will visit all the Buganda Cultural Sites. You will start with the visit to the Naggalabi Coronation Site where the kings of Buganda are crowned. Continue to Kasubi Tombs and Wamala tombs the burial places for the Baganda Kings.
Destination: Kampala

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Kampala Serena Hotel | Sheraton Hotel
Mid-range: Protea Hotel | Cassia lodge
Budget: Hotel Africana | Speke Hotel
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Journey time: 5 – 6 hours

Day 4TRANSFER TO SIPI FALLS

Head East of Uganda through Jinja the adventurous city of Uganda. You will then visit the source of River Nile, the longest River in Africa. You will continue to Sipi Falls passing Mbale, a charming town at the foot of the Mount Elgon. Mbale area is well known for the strong culture for example circumcision that occurs bi-annually during leap years. We shall proceed to Sipi Village which is located in the mountains .
Destination: Sipi Falls

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Sipi River Lodge
Mid-range: Sipi Falls Resort
Budget: Sipi Travelers lodge
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Journey time: 5 – 6 hours

Day 5HIKE THE SIPI FALLS

After breakfast, you will go hiking to the lovely Sipi Falls which is a series of three waterfalls. You will enjoy the walk to the bottom of the famous waterfall lying on the edge of Mt Elgon you will continue to the caves, then go through the plantations, crops and typical bandas. After lunch and some relaxation, you will tour the Coffee Project in Sipi Falls while interaction with the farmers.
Destination: Sipi Falls

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Sipi River Lodge
Mid-range: Sipi Falls Resort
Budget: Sipi Travelers lodge
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Journey time: 5 – 6 hours

Day 6SIPI FALLS - KITGUM

We shall then go to the Northern region passing through different unique landscapes to Kitgum a region with also a different unique culture. You will have a stopover for an overnight.
Destination: Kitgum

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Boma guest house
Mid-range: Cactus
Budget: Four Seasons
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Journey time: 6 – 7 hours

Day 7KITGUM CULTURAL TOUR

You will visit one of the once homes of Idi Amin the Ex-President of Uganda which is located in the mountain with a famous chair that he built out of the rock. Then you will visit other cultural sites and local communities, market and homes.
Destination: Kitgum

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Boma guest house
Mid-range: Cactus
Budget: Four Seasons
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8KITGUM- KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

We shall then drive to Kidepo Valley National Park; the park well known for its rich game, uniqueness and virgin culture. After lunch, you will have an evening game drive.
Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Apoka Lodge
Mid-range: Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp
Budget: UWA Bandas
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9GAME DRIVE AND CULTURAL WALK

You will have another interesting game drive which will give you an opportunity to spot a variety of animals including the tree climbing lions. After lunch, you will have a culture walk which will enable you to explore the virgin culture of the Karamojong.
Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Apoka Lodge
Mid-range: Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp
Budget: UWA Bandas
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK - GULU

You will then continue to Gulu after lunch you will have a walk to the street, go to the market place, and visit Lacor hospital and the IDP Camp sites.
Destination: Gulu

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Bakers fort Hotel
Mid-range: Northern Pearl
Budget: New Sunset Hotel
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Journey time: 4-5 hours

Day 11BAKER’S FORT PATIKO

You will visit Baker’s fort called Fort Patiko founded by Sir Samuel Baker and its located 32 km north of Gulu town. A site that is memorable for slave trade and was taken over by the Arabs Slave Traders in 1872 from Sir Samuel Baker.
Destination: Gulu

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Bakers fort Hotel
Mid-range: Northern Pearl
Budget: New Sunset Hotel
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12GULU - MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

You will continue to Murchison Falls National Park with and evening game drive. This is the largest protected area formed by Murchison falls National Park and the contagious, Karuma and Bugungu wildlife reserves.
Destination: Murchison falls National Park

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge/ Chobe Safari Lodge
Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge/ Pakuba Safari Lodge
Budget: Hornbill Safari Lodge/ Heritage Safari Lodge
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Journey time: 3-4 hours

Day 13GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FALLS

On this day wake up early and have breakfast at 6:30 am, after your driver and the ranger guide will pick you up from the lodge to start your Game drive at 7:00 am. You may spot lions, Rothschild’s giraffe, and herds of elephants, buffaloes warthog, Cape buffalo and many more
After the game drive at around 11:40 am, drive back to the lodge, relax/freshen up and have lunch so as to prepare for the afternoon boat cruise. On the boat you will be able to see various Nile crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants along the banks of the Nile as well as different beautiful birds some singing in the trees such as the bee eaters, the colored kingfishers, the shoe billed stork and many others. The boat ride will take you to the base/bottom of the Murchison Falls, when you reach here you will be able to see clearly the mighty waterfalls. You could opt to go for hiking to the top where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you back to the lodge.
Destination: Murchison falls National Park

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge/ Chobe Safari Lodge
Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge/ Pakuba Safari Lodge
Budget: Hornbill Safari Lodge/ Heritage Safari Lodge
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK - KAMPALA

Transfer back to Kampala. You will pass via the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary. While here you will track the Rhinos. It takes you an hour to track the Rhinos. You will then continue to Kampala arriving early evening.
Destination: Kampala

Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Kampala Serena Hotel | Sheraton Hotel
Mid-range: Protea Hotel | Cassia lodge
Budget: Hotel Africana | Speke Hotel
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Journey time: 4-5 hours

Day 15KAMPALA - ENTEBBE

You will be dropped at the Entebbe International Airport in time to catch your flight back home. Depending on your flight time you may visit Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary or Uganda Wildlife Education Center.

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