Overview Of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls:
The 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari is one of the highly rewarding wildlife packages organized by Prime Uganda safaris and tours to enable you encounter the unique wildlife species hosued in Uganda’s most splendid national parks. The 6 days Uganda wildlife safari starts from Kampala and it takes you to Kidepo Valley National park perfectly situated in the North Eastern part of Uganda on the Border between Uganda and Sudan. The safari also connects you to Uganda’s largest national park-Murchison Falls National Park that is famous for its diverse game viewing, adventurous launch cruise and the powerful world Murchison Falls from which the park was named.
Highlights of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls
- Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Kidepo National Park
- Day 2 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls: Do an Early Morning Game drive & Evening cultural encounter.
- Day 3 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls: Do early morning Hiking/ Scenery viewing & Afternoon Nature walk
- Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
- Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls: Do early morning Game drive & afternoon Lunch cruise, hike to Murchison falls
- Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls: Do Rhino trekking in Ziwa Sanctuary & transfer to Kampala.
Description of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls:
Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Kidepo National Park
After an early morning breakfast, embark on transfer from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National Park 557kms about 10-12 hours’ drive. The long drive journey takes you through the early morning traffic jam of Kampala City to the famous Luwero Triangle which was negatively affected by 1980’s Ugandan Civil War. The drive will continue through the open grasslands of Nakasongola District to Gulu town. On your arrival to Gulu town, you will have stopover for lunch and thereafter continue with the drive through Kitgum to Kidepo National Park.On arrivl to the park, the driver guide will drive you direct to your pre-booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls: Do an Early Morning Game drive & Evening cultural encounter
Following an early morning breakfast, embark on an early morning game drive along the well-designated Kidepo trails to Kanangorok hot spring. The park harbors a great diversity of wildlife species than other parks in Uganda. Of the 80 species of mammals recorded in the park, 28 are not known to occur in any other Ugandan parks. The game drive will give you possibilities meeting the Carnivore species such as bat-eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal, and cheetah, hunting dog. The game drive will enable you to have closer account to other wildlife species like Elephant, burchell’s zebra, bush pig, warthog, rothschild giraffe, cape buffalo, eland, bush buck, bush duskier, defassa water buck, bohor reed buck, jackson’s hartbeest and oribi. After the early morning game drive, you will retire to your lodge for lunch, relaxation as you wait for an evening cultural encounter. Embark on an evening cultural encounter with the Karamajongoes local people living in the nearby areas of Kidepo Valley National Park.Cultural encounter will expose you to unique traditional dances such as the Emuya of the Naporre and Nyangia, ethnic groups and Larakaraka and Apiti dances of the Acholi. After the activity, retreat back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), UWA Bandas (Budget)
Day 3 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls: Do early morning Hiking/ Scenery viewing & Afternoon Nature walk
After cup of coffee in the morning, embark on the transfer to Lamoji Mountains were hiking and Scenery viewing is carried out. The activity will take you through the mountains and savannah landscape of the park, the Narus valley where you may also meet some wildlife species and bird species. You will explore the splendid Kidepo River Valley covered by Borassus palm forest, the Kanangorok hot springs and the Lotukei Mountains in the southern boundary of the park. Thereafter, retire back to your lodge for relaxation, lunch as you wait for an afternoon Nature walk. After lunch, you will embark on nature walk and this will take you to the Karamajong homesteads locally called manyattas and probably kraals to see traditional costumes, stools, spears headdress, knives, bows and arrows and jewelry. Retire back to the lodge after the activity, have dinner and overnight.
Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
After an early morning breakfast, embark on the transfer to Murchison falls national park. The interesting scenic drive will take you through savannah grasslands of Kitgum district to Gulu town .You will have stopover for lunch in Gulu town and thereafter continue with the journey through Karuma checking into Murchison late in the evening like at 6-7pm.On arrival to the park, you will drive to your already reserved lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls: Do early morning Game drive & afternoon Lunch cruise, hike to Murchison falls
After taking an early morning breakfast, embark on an early morning game drive at 6:00am in search of the unique wildlife species housed in Murchison falls National Park. The game drive will take you through Buligi tracks, Albert and Queen’s tracks north of the River Nile. You can picnic; enjoy the views of elephants Hippos, Buffaloes, leopards, waterbucks, Giraffes, jacksons heartbeasts, Warthogs, Jackals and other game on the grassy hillsides at Nyamusika Cliffs. The four-hour game drive is highly rewarding because the well-established game driving trails in the park allows you to enjoy the views of different wildlife and bird life protected in the park. Retreat back after the activity to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. After lunch, embark on an afternoon boat cruise in the magnificent waters of the Victoria Nile. The boat cruise that sets off at 2:30pm starts from paraa and it takes 3-4 hours of adventure. The boat cruise will not only bring you to closer account of the different wildlife like hippos, Buffaloes, Crocodiles, Elephants when they are drinking in the river banks ,but it also gives you closer glimpse of the different water bird species swimming in the banks sides of the river.
Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls: Do Rhino trekking in Ziwa Sanctuary & Transfer to Kampala
Immediately after an early morning breakfast, embark on 70 kilometers drive from Murchison to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary .On arrival to the sanctuary , you will trek the only white Rhinos protected in Uganda. Rhino trekking will give you chance to meet the endangered species of Rhinos in Uganda and this will provide you full account of all the big five wildlife species in Uganda. After the activity, you will have your lunch and thereafter embark on the drive back to Kampala. On arrival to Kampala, the driver guide will drive you to your Kampala lodge or Entebbe airport for your flight back home if the flight schedule is on.
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WHERE TO STAY ON YOUR SAFARI IN UGANDA
Kampala as Capital City of Uganda has a stylish collection of individually designed hotels offering first-class accommodation services across the city. Modern function spaces are flexible for conferences, exhibitions and private event use, and are equipped with WI-Fi integration and most importantly, natural daylight or high specification intelligent lighting in all suites. The city is served with all types of accommodations right from luxury/upmarket, Mid-range to Budget hotels as seen below;Kampala Serena Hotel is an inspirational blend of 5-star polish, pan-African panache, social style and business reliability. Strategically located at the Centre of Kampala Business district, Kampala Serena hotel sprawls on 7.2 acres of landscaped grounds and water gardens. An oasis of cool and green, encircled by the seven hills of Kampala, the hotel is focal point for regional, national, business ,political and social life
Entebbe International Airport is the main international airport in Uganda and is located near the town of Entebbe, which is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Other attractions in the area include the Entebbe Wildlife Education Center, the Entebbe Golf Course and the Sesse Islands. There are several hotels located near these attractions and within 5 minutes of the airport.Entebbe International Airport is the main international airport in Uganda and is located near the town of Entebbe, which is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Other attractions in the area include the Entebbe Wildlife Education Center, the Entebbe Golf Course and the Sesse Islands. There are several hotels located near these attractions and within 5 minutes of the airport.
Jinja is the second largest towns in Uganda and the former industrial town of Uganda. Jinja described as adventure capital of Uganda is endowed with a number of tourist attractions and place where the world’s longest river “The Nile River” sets of its course of 90 days to the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt.
Jinja is located about 80kms East of Kampala Uganda’s capital city and is accessible by road, and air in small air craft and a number of tourists visit to see the sources of the Nile, to do Birding in Uganda’s Mabira forest, Bunjee jumping on the Nile, Sunset Cruise on the Nile, White water rafting and spot fishing.
This famous tourism destination in Uganda is served with number of hotels, lodges, apartments that range from budget, mid-range to luxury. All these are established to cater for all categorizes of visitor on business or leisure stay in Jinja.
Located on the junction to Kasese 2 kilometers from the Mbara town Centre, Lake View Mbarara Hotel is a large modern multi storied hotel set in its own serene environment. The perfect location of the park makes it a convenient stop over offering overnight accommodation to tourists travelling to and from south -Western Uganda as well as visitors to Lake Mburo National Park. Lake View Resort Hotel offers accommodation in 70 tastefully designed rooms with Adjoining Rooms for Families, Air-conditioning, and ensuite Bathroom. At Lake View Resort Hotel, you are free to choose from the hotel wide- range of Standard or Superior rooms. With over 15 years’ experience in event placement and organization, Lake View Resort has the very best venues for your conferences, board meetings, training sessions and parties in Mbarara.
Mbale District is one of the largest districts located in eastern Uganda and is home to Uganda’s second highest mountain, the Mt. Elgon. Mbale is mainly covered by hills and a very famous agricultural town of Uganda. Mbale is mainly occupied by the Bagisu tribe and the local language used is Lugisu , though English and Swahili are also used. Mbale town is one of the towns in Uganda that receive a large population of travellers mainly hikers and those interested in cultural tourism. Below is a list of affordable hotels in Mbale, that one can choose from while on his or her next tour to Mbale.Mbale Resort Hotel is a five-star hotel situated in the Centre of Mbale town. The hotel is located within a walking distance from different places of including the Elgon Ranges, the historic Rocks precinct, Mbale Opera House and the beautiful Botanic Gardens, local market, super Markets among other places.
The hotel has 94 rooms where visitors can experience luxury Mbale accommodation. Some of the rooms have balconies with spectacular panoramic views of the Wanale, the Pool and the Amphitheater. All rooms have carpeted floors, Satellite TV, High Speed Wifi, Room service, Mini bar, Coffee and tea making facilities, Dresser and easy chair, Room telephone, Air conditioning, Hair driers and Bathrobe and slippers Mbale Resort Hotel has 3 restaurants and 2 bars
Fort Portal Town in western Uganda is a major tourist herb and the cleanest town in Uganda. Located in the foot hills of Mountain Rwenzori also nicked named Mountains of the Moon, Fort portal is a gateway to different national parks including Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable, Rwenzori and Toro-Semuliki Wildlife reserves. It is famous for the stalagmites and Nyakasura waterfalls linked to the rich Chwezi culture. The area is surrounded by scenic crater lakes, beautiful tea plantations and the Rwenzori mountain ranges besides a cool climate and hospitable people boasting of the youngest and most handsome king in the world. It is also known for the Bigodi wetland sanctuary. With search attractions, comes with them a variety of hotels and below is a list of the affordable world class hotels in Fort portal. Fort Motel is one of the most popular hotels in Fort Portal, thanks to its unique location in the heart of the town. With our modern rooms and suites that feature beautiful views of the Rwenzori Mountains and endless greenery that is characteristic of Fort Portal. Our guests soon discover the unique ambiance of gracious living which is without equal in our locality.
The hotel is conveniently situated in a quiet location just a little outside Gulu Town Center off the main road to Juba in an enticingly serene natural green environment. Wherever your final destination, whether you are travelling for business or pleasure we guarantee your satisfaction.
The hotel has 28 spacious rooms designed with your comfort in mind. The hotel rooms are distributed as 4 Executive Suites, 2 Deluxe Twin rooms, 2 Executive Deluxe rooms, 8 Suite Single rooms and 12 Deluxe Single .The rooms are fully self-contained and have features like en-suite with solar water heaters, Bath and/or showers, 21-inch color TV’s showing local and satellite channels, Intercom system, Spacious study area with reading desk and light as well as Complimentary wireless internet connection.
The hotel also has tastefully designed multipurpose hall for conferences, seminars and workshops with 200 seat capacity and air-conditioning.