Cultural Tours

7 Days Culture and Wildlife Uganda

Day 1: Kampala to Kitgum Early morning, the driver will pick you from your hotel and brief you before heading out to Kitgum which is in the northern part of Uganda. It is a long drive but you can be sure that the beautiful scenery, passing through African villages will be enriching. You will have a quick lunch stop along the way and

then get back on the road to Kitgum

Day 2: Kitgum to Kidepo National Park After an early breakfast you will head off to Kidepo National Park passing through villages and farm fields. Upon arrival in the park, you will check in and have lunch thereafter. Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the national park, a savannah landscape extends in all directions, far beyond the gazetted area of 1442km2, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges. Later you will go for an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at UWA Bandas or Apoka Lodge

Day 3: Whole Day Game drive plus hot springs Start with an early breakfast and then go for a game drive along the trails of Kidepo Valley. 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 465 bird species including the ostriches. Dinner and overnight at UWA Bandas or Apoka Lodge

Day 4- Visit the Karamojong tribe After an early breakfast, you will drive to a Karamojong village to learn more about their culture, music and dance. After lunch, you will proceed to Kitgum town. Karamoja has a cattle culture and the Karamojong are notorious as cattle raiders. Unlike most other Ugandans, many Karamojong shun western-style clothes and instead wear "traditional" dress of a blanket -like shawl, often in red and black. The women wear elaborate beadwork. Dinner and overnight at Fuglyz. Where the rooms vary from dorm style rooms with shared bathrooms (western style) up to executive suites with private modern bathroom facilities

Day 5: To Murchison Falls National Park Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall head out to Gulu and then to Murchison falls national park through the northern sector with lunch along the way. The park is dissected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centrepiece of the park and the final event in a long stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river's energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. There are a lot of animals to see on your way to the hotel through the park such as elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents. Dinner and overnight at Para Safari Lodge(Luxury) or Fort Murchision (Budget)

Day 6: Game drive and boat to Bottom and Top of the Falls After an early breakfast you shall for a 3-4 hr game drive. Expect to see animals including Giraffes, Lions, Jackson hartebeest, Uganda Kob, Elephants and a lot of birds in the savannah. You will then go back for lunch and thereafter go for a boat cruise to the bottom of the Murchision Falls and then hike to the top of the falls where you shall be met by your guide to bring you back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 7: To Kampala via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary After an early breakfast you shall head out of the park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where white rhinos are being natured before they are re-introduced into the parks. Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch located in Nakasongola district is the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda. The Rhino re-introduction project is a project of Rhino Fund Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority., here you will have lunch and then drive to Kampala arriving late in the evening. Check into your hotel or transfer to the airport. TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES · Transport in a 4wd mini bus (or upgrade, see ‘Transport’); · All fuel for the tour; · English speaking Ugandan driver/guide · Accommodation as listed in the program · Meals according to the program · Park-entrance fees according to the program · All activities described in the itinerary EXCLUDES · International air fares; · Entry visa Uganda; · Meals that are not part of your accommodation; · Personal (medical/travel) insurance; · Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, hotel staff, etc; · All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).