9 days Wildlife Adventure tour

Our 9 days Wildlife Adventure tour Uganda features the big five that is rhinos,leopards,lions, Buffalos and cheetahs. It also  involves an adventure hike to mt Elgon the eight tallest mountain in Africa (4321) with the largest volcanic base in the world 4000km2 and the mountain Elgon caldera which is the largest volcanic caldera in the world at 42 km2. The safari also features adventures like hike to the sipi falls, the wild game viewing in kidepo valley National Park.
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Wildlife Adventure

It also features  Murchison falls National park  the largest National Park in Uganda. The nile river the longest river in the world explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the rift valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. You shall have a boat ride on the Victoria Nile and game viewing in the northern bank of the park which exposes you to seeing Rothschild Giraffes, Elephants, lions, leopards, café buffalos to mention but a few, over 450 bird species are registered here and the Albert Nile is also visible on the game drive. when the chimpanzee tracking in budongo  which is home to over 600 chimpanzees and also bird watching is carried out in paniyo pabidi where a bird watcher can view over more than 200 bird species and then a  hike to the top of the falls and heritage tour in kampala city are also featured to derive ultimate Uganda  safari memories.

safari highlights for 9 days Wildlife Adventure tour

Day 1: transfer to sipi Area and hike the sipi falls.
Day 2: undertake the whole day hike to the Elgon mountain
Day 3: transfer to kidepo valley national Park.
Day 4: do game drive /wild game viewing in kidepo valley national park.
Day 5: drive to Murchison falls national park from kidepo national park.
Day 6: undertake wild game in the park  , afternoon cruise and hike the top of the falls.
Day 7: drive to budongo and undertake chimpanzee tracking in the afternoon
Day 8: drive to kampala and visit the Rhino sanctuary on the way.
Day nine : undertake a city tour and transfer to the Airport

Safari day by day for 9 days Wildlife Adventure tour

Accommodation( please click on a particular accommodation and find out more details about it)

Day 1 : Transfer to Sipi area and hike the Sipi falls

Early in the morning after breakfast our tour guide will transfer you to eastern Uganda–sipi area. On arrival, you will start your tour with a visit to to the famous sipi  falls where you will be showered by the water falls in enjoyment as the magical white waters flow down the rock to form impressive waterfalls. The site offers impressive scenic views and encounter with nature. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Upmarket/ luxury: Sipi river lodge
Midrange/standard: Lacam lodge
Budget/basic: Crow’s nest camp site

Day 2 : undertake a whole day hike to the mountain Elgon mountain

After breakfast, set off to hike Mt. elgon the fourth tallest mountain in East Africa rising to 4,321m above sea level. The mountain features the largest volcanic mountain caldera in the whole world 42 square kilometres and the largest volcanic base in the world extending to 4000 square kilometres. The whole day hike exposes one to impressive mountain slopes marked with lush flora and tropical forest before approaching the mountain vegetation like the lobelia and groundsels. The sights of birds and mountain flora might not be missed while the magical views of the bagisu farmlands, mbale town and the plains of karamoja are rewarding. Retire for overnight.

Accommodation

Upmarket/luxury: mbale resort hotel
Midrange/standard: mountain elgon hotel
Budget/basic: kayegi hotel

Day 3 : Transfer to kidepo valley National park

Early in the morning after breakfast embark on your journey to kidepo National Park driving through the landscapes of Nakapiripirit, kotido, moroto with the views of mountain moroto before approaching kaboong and kidepo in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Upmarket/luxury: apoka safari lodge
Midrange/standard nga moru wilderness camp
Budget/basic: apoka rest camp

Day 4 : do morning drive/wildgame viewing in kidepo national park

After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive to kanangorok hot spring. kidepo valley National Park harbours a total of 86 mammal species, making it the National Park with the third highest number of game in Uganda, kidepo National Park protects a far greater variety of large mammals than any other  National Park in Uganda that including 28 species found nowhere else in Uganda. Her bird species checklist has 463 confirmed and 26 of which are unconfirmed. Kidepo valley National Park  is only matched by Queen Elizabeth National Park. After having your lunch at the lodge you will go to Karenna and kapedo for the cultural performance by the native karamojong people, retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Upmarket /luxury: Apoka safari  lodge
Midrange/standard: Nga moru widerness camp
Budget or basic :Apoka rest camp/wiid camping

Day 5 : Drive to Murchison falls National park

Your guide will drive to Murchison falls National Park having lunch en route, drive along the impressive northern landscapes of kitgum and gulu greatly known as former grounds for the horrific rebel war of joseph kony before he was ousted out of Uganda. Arrive in Murchison falls National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Upmarket/luxury: paraa safari lodge
Midrange/standard:  pakuba safari lodge
Budget/basic: red chili campsite

Day 6 : game drive –launch cruise-top of the falls

After an early breakfast, embark on a game drive to the north of the river nile following delta tracks that runs west from the ferry jet at paraa to the lake albert delta. The 20 square kilometer area of grassland adjacent to the Victoria nile delta as it flows into lake albert has an overwhelming concentration of  wildlife. To the fascination of any tourist . The possible sights include  the lions, elephants, buffaloes, jackson’s hartebeest, rothschild giraffes, orbis, leopard , jackals hyenas among others. Go back in the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.

The launch trip to the base of the fals is the highlight of the most trips to Murchison falls, but the boat cruise downriver from paraa towards the lake albert is best for bird watchers, because it offers the best opportunity to see shoebills. You will have excellent game viewing on this trip such as hundreds of hippos, nile crocodiles which are the largest in Africa ,small herds of buffaloes, bush bucks, water bucks, kobs drinking from the riverside. From the bottom of the falls. Retire to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Upmarket/ Luxury: paraa safari lodge
Midrange/ standard: pakuba lodge
Basic/budget: red chili rest camp

Day 7: chimpanzee trekking  transfer to kampala

Early morning after breakfast, drive to paniyo pabidi forest in budongo forest for chimpanzee tracking  in the afternoon along forest birds such as the white thighed hornbill, the chocolates –backed  kingfisher, chestnut –winged starling, trogon narina and the puvel’s illadopsis along with the yellow footed fly catcher not found anywhere in East Africa. Retreat from 2-5 hour  chimpanzee trekking inclusive of one hour direct viewing encounter with them and return back to your lodge for relaxation and overnight .

Accomodation:

Upmarket/luxury: Nile safari lodge
Midrange/ standard: sambiya river lodge
Budget/ basic :Budongo Eco lodge

Day 8:  Rhino tracking – kampala

After breakfast you shall leave Murchison falls National Park and drive to Kampala with a stop over on the way to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where white rhinos are kept in a natural environment. This project was began in 1997 after rhinos were sent to extinction. It aims at keeping rhinos in this place and when then reach a number of around 30 then they can relocate  them to National Parks. You shall  have a guided walking safari for the search of these Rhinos.  Later after lunch you shall transfer to Kampala.

Accommodation

Luxury/upmarket: fairway hotel
midrange/standard: speke hotel kampala
budget/basic  namirembe guesthouse

Day 9 : city tour and transfer to the Airport

After breakfast you shall conclude your tour by having a city tour in Kampala where you can visit the Uganda museum, kasubi tombs, kabaka’s palace, namirembe cathedral and other places as time allows

COST PER PERSON SHARING for 9 days Wildlife Adventure tour

Persons Date Price per person
Premium 2 Persons Any date USD3400.00
Comfort 2 Persons Any date USD2800.00
Budget 2 Persons Any date US2300.00

Safari Inclusions for 9 days Wildlife Adventure tour

  •  Chimpanzee permit per person
  •  Full board accommodation on safari
  • Transport in either 4*4 safari van or safari land cruiser all with pop up roof and AC
  • Fuel  costs
  •  All game drives and boat cruises
  • Professional English or german speaking driver guide
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • All government taxes
  • Airport drops and picks

safari exclusions for 9 days Wildlife Adventure tour

  • International flights and visas
  • Accommodation on the first day
  • General tips for the driver guide   ,site guides and safari staff in the lodges
  • Laundry services
  • Other beverages (drinks of personal nature like alcohol)
  • Optional activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal insurance