Culture, Wildlife, & Falls

Summary

Duration: 5days

Introduction

This 5days’ trip will take you through the land of the wise men where you will be able to visit the source of the Nile River in Jinja, view a series of waterfalls at Sipi in the foothills of Mt. Elgon, Visit the traditional Karamajong Manyattas for cultural experience, and finally visit Kidepo Valley National Park where you will be able to view a number of wildlife such as African lions, African elephants, Antelopes, Zebras, Giraffes among others.

Brief Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to sipi falls through Jinja

Day 2: Hiking sipi falls

Day 3: Visit to the traditional Karamajong Manyattas & transfer to kidepo Valley National park

Day 4: Game drives with-in the park (Kidepo)

Day 5: Transfer to your drop-off (lodge or Entebbe International Airport)

Includes

  • Parks Access fees
  • Professional guide
  • Accommodation (full board)
  • Ground Transportation
  • Hiking fees

Not Included

  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages/ drinks
  • international flights
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1- Transfer to Sipi Falls through Jinja

After an early morning rise and breakfast, you will have your first visit to the adrenaline city of East Africa (Jinja) located on the shores of Lake Victoria in the Eastern region.

While here, you will have a launch cruise to the source of the Nile River where the Nile begins its 600km journey to the Mediterranean Sea.

After the launch cruise, you will have a lunch break at sailing club hotel before you proceed to the foothills of Mountain Elgon National Park. This hilly landscape has an amazing series of waterfalls and a network of walking trails to different Villages and coffee gardens.

Over-night stay: Sipi River lodge

Meals’ plan: Lunch & Dinner

DAY 2- Hiking Sipi falls

After an early morning rise and breakfast, you will be led by a local guide on a 3hours hike through the foothills of Mount Elgon to visit sipi falls.

While at the top of the falls, you will have an option of abseiling about 100meters high from the top, hanging on a rope in the cool mist of the cascading falls right besides you.

After the hike, you will head back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

Over-night stay: Sipi River lodge

Meals’ plan: Full board

DAY 3-Transfer to Kidepo Valley National park

After an early morning rise and breakfast, you will embark on a 5hours drive to visit the traditional karamajong Manyattas, The word Manyattas simply means villages made up of several huts surrounded by a fence made of branches and thorns for sheltering the cattle from rival tribes and wild animals giving you an interesting insight into the customs and traditions of the Karamojongs.

After this amazing experience, you will then proceed further in the rugged semi-arid valleys in the extreme Northeast of Uganda hidden away in a corner bordering South Sudan and Kenya. On arrival to Kidepo Valley National park, you will have time to go on an afternoon game drive where you will be able to sight herds of buffalos, and elephants, Antelopes   ,Lions if lucky and leopards in various rocks with-in the park.

Overnight: Apoka lodge

Meals’ plan: Full board

DAY 4- Game drives in the valleys.

After an early rise and breakfast, you will head out for a game drive into the open Savannah grasslands where you will be able to sight African Lions that may be sitting in the Narus valley or on the rocks at the entrance of Apoka park headquarters, African elephants, Leopard, Bush bucks, Giraffes, African Buffaloes, zebras and much more. You shall also have an ostrich drive near Kidepo River.

In the Evening you will head out for an evening game drive at the lions rock and a sunset picture moment out of the vehicle in the middle of the park.

Overnight Stay: Apoka Lodge

Meals’ Plan: Full Board

DAY 5; Transfer to Kampala

After an early morning rise and breakfast, look out for more animals such as the antelopes (impalas and zebras in particular) and herds of buffalos as you drive out of the park.

You will have a stopover for a lunch break in Gulu town. As you proceed, feel free to ask the driver to stop for those that may want to buy any items along the roadside and main centers en route to Kampala.

Meals’ plan: Breakfast & Lunch

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