11 DAYS BEST OF EAST AND NORTHERN UGANDA.

Tour Description.

Our 11 days safari to east and northern circuit gives highlights of Murchison Falls National Park “the world’s most powerful waterfalls” the park lies at the northern end of the Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escapement tumbles in to vast palm-dotted savannah vegetation its Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area hosting over 76 species of mammals (giraffes, elephants and buffaloes, while hippos, Nile crocodiles) and over 451 aquatic birds are permanent residents birds. At Murchison falls the Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into “Devils Cauldron”, and this creates a trademark rainbow.

Gakima Safaris ltd is over whelming to tour you to the dry savannahs of Kidepo valley national park “True African Wilderness”, the wilderness is a dry, hot and isolated dominated by the 2,750m mount Morungole and transected by the Kidepo and great Narus rivers. The park is located in northern Uganda “Kalamoja region” it covers 1,442 square kilometers the park boarders Sudan in the North West and Kenya in the north east. Kidepo inhabits over 77 mammal species including, Elephants, Giraffe, Zebra, Eland, Lion, Hyena, Cheetah and almost 500 birds including Ostrich. Bird watching and Game viewing is exiting all year round.

Tour Highlights.

  • See the source of river Nile and you can do rafting if you dare.
  • Visit Sipi Falls a beautiful land scape on slopes of mountain Elgon, visit Nyero rock paintings.
  • Game drives safaris on the savannahs of Kidepo Valley National Park with a chance of viewing the game animals at a close range (more lions and ostriches) in northern Uganda.
  • Boat trip along the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls to view Hippos, crocodiles, various bird species and different vegetation around the Victoria Nile.
  • Game drive safari on the Savannahs of Murchison Falls with a chance of viewing the game animals at a close range.
  • Hike to the top of the fall, the Nile squeezes through an 8 m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into “Devils Cauldron”, and this creates a trademark rainbow.
  • Visit the Karamajong communities around the Kidepo National Park and experiences their lifestyle.

Destination: Entebbe Airport – Kampala


Activities


Arriving at Entebbe international airport, you will be warmly welcomed by the Gakima safaris representative and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Approx. 40km. Accommodation on you.


Destination: Kampala – Jinja Approx. 80km.

Activities


Our driver guide will meet and greet you at 7:00am.


After breakfast, we drive to Sezibwa falls where we make a walk around the fall and after we head to Jinja and visit the source of the Nile. (Optional activities: white water rafting, Quad Biking, Bungee jumping). Accommodation: In Jinja.


For white water rafting book in advance.


Destination: Jinja – Sipi falls. Approx. 237km.


Activities

After breakfast, we drive to Sipi falls a beautiful landscape on slopes of mountain Elgon. It is the highest waterfall in Uganda with beautiful greenery later on in the afternoon we shall make a beautiful walk on the 3 water falls. Accommodation: In Kapchorwa - Sipi Falls.


Destination: Sipi falls – Lira. Approx. 285km.

Activities

After breakfast, we drive to Nyero rock paintings for an ancient remains of Stone Age period in Uganda. We drive to Lira town and visit local interesting communities such as their markets. Accommodation: In Lira town.


Destination: Lira – Kidepo Valley National Park. Approx. 610 km.

Activities

After breakfast, we drive to Kidepo Valley National Park the true African wilderness. Accommodation: In Kidepo Valley National park.


Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park.

Activities


An early morning game drive and Afternoon game drive with high chances to view Leopards, Lions, Elephants, Ostriches, cheetahs and large numbers of Buffalos that extend in all directions towards distant mountain ranges. Accommodation: In Kidepo Valley National park.


Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park.

Activities


An early morning game drive and visiting a local community in the afternoon to get to know more about the Karamajong lifestyle, cultures, dressing styles, dancing and the tools used. Accommodation: In Kidepo Valley National park.


Destination: Kidepo valley National Park – Gulu Approx. 250km.

Activities


Travelling to Gulu town with a possibility of visiting local interesting communities such as their markets. Accommodation: In Gulu Town.


Destination: Gulu town – Murchison falls National Park Approx. 141km entering the park via Chobe, Wankwara, Mubako and Tangi gates north of the Nile.

Activities

Afternoon game drive in Murchison Falls. Accommodation: In Murchison Falls National Park.


Destination: Murchison Falls National Park.

Activities


Early Morning game drive, afternoon boat ride along the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls to view Hippos, crocodiles, various bird species and different vegetation around the Victoria Nile.


Accommodation: In Murchison Falls National Park.


Destination: Murchison Falls – Kampala Approx. 300km.

Activities

After breakfast we hike to the top of Murchison falls. (Optional activity visit the Ziwa white Rhino sanctuary). Transfer to your accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe for your out bound flight.


Price Quotation 2020.

Please note that prices are as (per person) based on Twin/ double room sharing, they are estimates only and subjected to change without notice!!

Silver Budget (USD) per person Golden Budget (USD) per person
Based on a private group of 1-6 people. 1,971 3,110
Based on a private group of 4 or 5 people. 2,277 3,405
Based on a private group of 2 or 3 people. 2,833 3,905

Includes.

Accommodations and meals mentioned, Airport transfers, a 4x4 vehicle with a driver/tour guide and fuel, entrances and attractions mentioned, nature walk at Ssezibwa falls, visiting source of Nile, hike at Sipi falls, visit Nyero rock paintings, game drives, boat cruise, hike at the top of the falls.

Excludes.

Visa for Uganda and insurance, flights, tips and personal expenses, beverages and meals not mentioned, all optional activities.

NOTE:

We advise our esteemed clients always to book with us in advance in order to secure for you these accommodations mention. However incase these accommodation are found all booked we can get for you other nearby accommodation that offer same services.

Day 1

Destination: Entebbe Airport – Kampala

Accommodation on you, though we can still arrange it for you

Day 2

Destination: Kampala – Jinja Approx. 80km.

Silver budget: Nile Porch. (BB)

Golden budget: The Heaven (FB)

Day 3

Destination: Jinja – Sipi falls. Approx. 237km

Silver budget: Lacam lodge (BB)

Golden budget: Sipi falls resort, Sipi river lodge (FB)

Day 4

Destination: Sipi falls – Lira. Approx. 285km

Silver budget: Margaritha Palace Hotel, Lira Hotel. (Rooms Only)

Golden budget: Lillian Towers (FB)

Day 5.

Destination: Lira – Kidepo Valley National Park. Approx. 610 km

Silver budget: UWA Bandas. (Rooms Only)

Golden budget: Apoka lodge (FB)

Day 6

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park.

Silver budget: UWA Bandas. (Rooms Only)

Golden budget: Apoka lodge (FB)

Day 7

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park.

Silver budget: UWA Bandas. (Rooms Only)

Golden budget: Apoka lodge (FB)

Day 8

Destination: Kidepo valley National Park – Gulu Approx. 250km.

Silver budget: Gulu church hill courts Hotel

Golden budget: Bomah Hotel

Day 9

Destination: Gulu town – Murchison falls National Park Approx. 141km entering the park via Chobe, Wankwara, Mubako and Tangi gates north of the Nile

Silver budget: Pakuba Game lodge (BB)

Golden budget: Kabalega wilderness lodge (FB)

Day 10

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park.

 Silver budget: Pakuba Game lodge (BB)

Golden budget: Kabalega wilderness lodge (FB)

Day 11

Destination: Murchison Falls – Kampala Approx. 300km.

Transfer to your accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe for your out bound flight