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7 DAYS RAFTING PLUS HIKING AND GAME VIEWING UGANDA WILDLIFE AND ADVENTURE

Overview:

Uganda is not an ordinary safari destination, it offers totality of African safari experience, ranging from adventure to the great wildlife in its forest and savannah reserves/ national parks. On this 7days wildlife and adventure safari, you will visit Murchison Falls National Park in the northwestern part of the country, where you will discover the big game roaming the savannah plains of the park, visit the dramatic falls where the Nile squeezes into a 7metre gorge and finally falling off 40m into the “Devils Cauldron”, it is [MFNP] the country’s biggest National Park and premier game destination. You will also travel for adventure in the eastern part of the country where you partake in rafting on the majestic Nile, Cruise to the source of the river as well as hiking the Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa.

Details

Note: On the day of arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be warmly received by the company guide, who will transfer you to your overnight accommodation in Kampala. Depending on time of arrival and how you would be feeling, you may do a Kampala city tour visiting sites like Mengo [Buganda] palace, Uganda Martyrs shrine and the East African crafts and Art Gallery for Souvenir shopping. This maybe time/day to change your money. O/N: Sheraton Hotel (luxury)/ Cassia lodge (midrange)/ Speke Hotel (Basic); Bed & Breakfast

Day 01: Transfer to Jinja and Cruise at the source of the Nile.

After breakfast at the overnight accommodation in Kampala, embark on a drive with your guide to the eastern part of the country in the direction of Jinja. You will break off en-route to visit the Ssezibwa falls, here partake in a short nature walk and then continue to Jinja where you will have lunch. Head to the booked lodge and in the evening, you will go for a cruise to the source of the majestic Nile.

Meal Plan: Half Board [HB], Overnight: The Haven River lodge (luxury) or Kingfisher lodge (midrange) or Nile Explorers camp (basic).

 

Day 02: Rafting on the Nile.

After breakfast at the overnight accommodation, transfer to the starting point at the Nile for today’s rafting adventure on the majestic waters of this wonder river. Various grades of rapids are available for you depending on your skills and experience or interest. You may decide to do half or full day rafting. Return to the lodge for relaxation or you may decide to do sightseeing. Meal Plan: Full Board [FB].

 

Day 03: Transfer to Kapchorwa and hike to the Sipi falls.

Have breakfast at the lodge, and later transfer, further eastwards of the country to Kapchorwa. Check-in at your accommodation for lunch, and later go for an adventurous hike to the magnificent falls where you will take-in the beautiful views of the Karamajong plains. Winding trails lead you past local communities, farm lands and forests then to the top of the falls, rewarding you with sunset beauty of the area. Meal Plan: Full board: Overnight: Sipi River lodge (luxury) or Lacam lodge (midrange) or Noah’s Ark lodge (basic).

 

Day 04: Hiking the Wagagai volcano on Mount Elgon at 4321m.

Begin with an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters, meet here with your ranger guide who will take you through the hiking ritual. Trails from one of the four trail heads will lead you to the summit, this is a full day activity and therefore you carry lunch boxes for a picnic lunch. It is an interesting challenge where you come across a number of features and creatures through the forest as you wind through the trails. Will you make it to the top of the world’s largest caldera? Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: Full board [FB].

 

Day 05: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park [7hour drive].

Today after an early breakfast, hit the road on the drive to the Northwestern part of the country heading in the direction of Murchison Falls National Park. You will have a lunch break en-route and later continue with the drive through Lira to Karuma Falls, enter the park through the Northern sector onward to your lodge where you will have relaxation, dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: Full board Overnight: Chobe safari lodge (luxury) or Pakuba Safari lodge (midrange) or Heritage lodge (basic).

 

Day 06: Launch trip, top of the fall visit and Game drive.

Leave the lodge after breakfast and head to Paraa the hub of all tourist activities in the park. You will begin with a one way launch cruise along the mighty Nile; upstream to the bottom of the falls. The trip will reward you with wildlife along the banks including reptiles, mammals and birds; it will culminate into the frontal display of the falls, set out of the boat and hike all the way to the top of the falls where you will cool-off in the misty spray; these are memorable Kodak moments at the exploding falls and this is the highlight of this safari. In the afternoon, you will do a game drive on the Northern bank spotting a number of savanna game.

Meal Plan: Full board: Overnight: Chobe safari lodge (luxury) or Pakuba safari lodge (midrange) or Heritage lodge (basic).

 

Day 07: Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe Airport.

Begin with an early breakfast and leave the lodge, sign off with a game drive to catch the morning grazers and add on your game count on this safari. Leave the park later and drive off to Kampala. En-route break off for lunch in Masindi and continue to Kampala on ward to the airport for your flight. [Optional, you can choose to visit the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary en-route to track the white rhinos on foot in the wilds]. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch. End of Safari

 

Price Inclusion

Park entrance fees, All activity fees unless labeled as optional, Professional English Speaking guide/driver, Ground Transportation, Round trip Airport transfers, Drinking water [mineral] in the car.

Price Exclusions

Visa fees (visa can be arranged on request), Pre and Post Tour Accommodation [can be arranged on request], Airline ticket [arranged on request], Tips, Gratuities and expenses of personal nature, Foods and beverages outside the meal plan, Travel insurance (arranged on request), Activities labeled as optional.

 

Rates are Per Person (P/P) in USD 1Pax 2Pax 3Pax 4Pax 5Pax 6Pax 7Pax 8Pax
Budget 2338 1629 1437 1329 1274 1242 1221 1169
Mid-range 2807 2014 1798 1633 1593 1564 1548 1499
Luxury 3514 2379 2092 1946 1862 1804 1760 1716

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