Hiking Adventure and Kidepo Valley Safari

ACTIVITY

Jinja town tour and Boat Cruise at Nile

Duration

9 days 8 nights

AMOUNT

$2750

9 Days Hiking Adventure and Nature walks

Overview

The Hiking Adventure and Kidepo Valley Safari will take you on a get away onto the off- beaten track to the north of Uganda. As you explore the remote beautiful wilderness and the most picturesque national park in Africa , Kidepo Valley National Park. Home to lions, leopards, hyenas, elephants, elands, zebras, ostriches, giraffes and simply colossal herds of buffaloes  set among the rugged scenery of Karamoja.

This Journey will take you through a Hiking Adventure and Kidepo Valley Safari in the Northern and Eastern Uganda. In Northern Uganda to Murchison, expect the roaring rapids of the Falls, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park teaming with abundance of wildlife.This tour will show you the true meaning of being in the African jungle and down to the source of the Nile to enjoy beautiful views of the longest River in Africa.

Highlights

  • Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Scenic Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Game Drives
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Visit Sipi Falls
  • Hiking Mt.Elgon
  • Jinja town tour
  • Boat cruise to the source of the Nile

Detailed Itinerary

Rhino Tracking

Early in the morning, you will be picked up by your driver guide and head out to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to see the Rhinos in the wild. You will travel through the villages of rural northern Uganda to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in time for lunch.

In the afternoon, you will conduct the first activity on your Hiking Adventure and Kidepo Valley Safari- Rhino Trekking. This is a great opportunity to see these magnificent beasts on foot in a controlled natural environment where the Rhinos are free to roam within the huge sanctuary .

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Amuka Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Ziwa Rhino Lodge
  • Budget: Norena Hotel
transfer to kitgum

After an early breakfast, you will embark on a scenic drive to Kitgum with a stopover at the ‘capital of the north’, Gulu for lunch. After lunch we take the road north to Kitgum taking around 2 hours through the rural north through different villages and amazing landscapes.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Boma Hotel Kitgum
  • Midrange: Kitgum Royal Hotel
  • Budget: Acholi Pride Guest House
game drive and Nature walks

In the morning after breakfast, visit the painted rocks after which you will enjoy a scenic drive to Kidepo Valley National Park in Kaabong district. The drive is long but scenic offering you amazing and stunning views of villages, the flat landscapes   with scattered shrubs. Arrive at the hotel in the afternoon and check in and enjoy a dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
  • Budget: Nga Moru Wilderness Camp
game drive

After an early breakfast, conduct a game drive inside the Kidepo Valley National park  as one of the best experiences on your Hiking Adventure and Kidepo Valley Safari. This drive gives you an ultimate African savanna wildlife experience. Get a chance to see the big Cats doing the live hunt for their prey and into the Narus valley in search of lion, elephant, giraffe, eland, zebra, and leopard and to marvel at the sight of the huge herd of buffalo grazing in the wetland.

In the afternoon, you will head towards the seasonal Kidepo river in search of cheetah and ostrich. You can take a cooling drink among the Barassas palms at the Kidepo river and also visit the Karamojong typical community and learn their way of life, culture and Traditions.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
  • Budget: Nga Moru Wilderness Camp
Visit to sipi falls

After breakfast, drive to Mbale Town where you will visit the sipi Falls. Mbale sits on the foot of the magnificent Elgon Mountain While in Mbale, find time and interact with any local person to tell you the reason why Elgon is called Mount Masaba. You will surely be amazed by the legend told by the natives here.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mt. Elgon Hotel
  • Midrange: Mbale Resort Hotel
  • Budget: Kayegi Hotel
Hiking in wagagai

After breakfast, embark on another important activity on your Hiking Adventure and Kidepo Valley Safari where you will hike the slopes of Mt. Elgon to reach Wagagai peak of Mt. Elgon which is a once in a lifetime chance.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mt. Elgon Hotel
  • Midrange: Mbale Resort Hotel
  • Budget: Kayegi Hotel
source of Nile

After breakfast, drive to Jinja. Check into the Hotel and take an oversight tour of Jinja town and source of the Nile on a boat cruise as the most perfect way to enjoy a few relaxing hours on the River Nile. This boat excursion takes like one hour and you will have an opportunity to view birds on the source of the Nile.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Wildwaters lodge
  • Midrange: Jinja Nile Resort
  • Budget: The Haven Eco River Lodge
White Water Rafting

With an early breakfast, you will conduct one of the most adventurous activities on your Hiking Adventure and Kidepo Valley Safari- white water rafting. What better way to crown your safari in the Pearl of Africa than to experience first hand the most exhilarating adventure sport .

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Wildwaters lodge/
  • Midrange: Jinja Nile Resort
  • Budget:The Haven Eco River Lodge

After breakfast, you will drive to Kampala or Entebbe for your outbound flight back home.

End of Tour

Inclusions

Park activities

Park entrance fees

Ground transportation

Comprehensively insured vehicle

Driver – guide allowance

Exclusions

Visa

 International air fares

 Activities/ services not included in the Itinerary

 Alcoholic drinks/ wines

 Laundry and any service of personal nature.

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