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Uganda Tour, 8 Days Uganda safari tours with Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours

Overview of the Uganda Tour, 8 Days Uganda safari tours with Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours

8 Days Uganda Tour starts and ends in Kampala / Entebbe and features Sipi Falls Hike, day hike to Elgon Mountain, two (2) days of game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park with optional Karimojong Community tour, Murchison Falls National Park for game drive, Nile launch cruise, hike to the top of the falls and Chimpanzee trekking in Kaniyo Pabidi Forest and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Southern White Rhino trekking.

Safari Highlight; Uganda Tour, 8 Days Uganda safari tours with Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours

Day 1 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Drive to Sipi Area & hike the Sipi falls

Day 2 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Undertake a whole day hike to the Elgon Mountain

Day 3 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 4 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Do game drive / wild game viewing in Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 5 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Another day of game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 6 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park from Kidepo NP

Day 7 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Undertake wild game viewing in Murchison Falls National Park, afternoon Nile boat cruise & hike to the top of the falls

Day 8 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest & drive to Kampala.  Southern white Rhino trekking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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Detailed Itinerary Uganda Tour, 8 Days Uganda safari tours with Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours

Day 1 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Drive to Sipi Area & hike the Sipi falls

Set off for the drive to Sipi Falls driving 274km about 5 – 6hrs from Kampala and 312km about 6 – 7hrs drive from Entebbe.  Explore the en route landscapes including; Sugar plantations, Mabira Forest Reserve, Rice fields and towns. Upon arrival, you take up an adventure hike to the beautiful waterfalls enjoying incredible scenic sights of mystical waters flowing from the slopes of Mount Elgon – Uganda’s forth highest mountain. During the hike, you also explore the amazing views of Bagisu farmlands with their extensive coffee plantations and their famous Imbalu traditions.

Accommodation                                                 

Upmarket / Luxury: Sipi River Lodge – Aniet Cottage

Midrange / Standard: Mbale Resort Hotel

Budget / Basic:  Sipi River Lodge –   Piswa Banda  

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 2 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Undertake a whole day hike to the Elgon Mountain

Engage in an exciting day hike to the Elgon Mountain which is the fourth highest in Uganda rising to 4321m above sea level. Elgon features the largest intact mountain caldera world over (42km2) along with the largest volcanic base (4,000km2). The day hike allows you to explore the mountain foot hills with great scenic views of the ridges, lush flora and bird species. You are accompanied by an armed park ranger guide.

Accommodation                                                 

Upmarket / Luxury: Sipi River Lodge – Aniet Cottage

Midrange / Standard: Mbale Resort Hotel

Budget / Basic:  Sipi River Lodge –   Piswa Banda  

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Set off for the transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park enjoying the views of north eastern Uganda landscapes including Mount Moroto and Pian Upe Game Reserve.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Kidepo Savannah Lodge – En suite Safari Tent

Budget / Basic:  Kidepo Savannah Lodge – Non-en suite Tent

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Do game drive / wild game viewing in Kidepo Valley National Park

Engage in an extensive wild game viewing experience covering the less explored great landscapes of Kidepo Valley National Park ranked as third best wildlife park in Africa.  Kidepo is home to amazing wild game including Elephants, Lions, Cheetah, Cape Buffalo, Rothschild Giraffes, Hartebeest, Greater and lesser Kudu, aardwolf, caracal, bat eared fox, black-backed jackal, Mountain reedbuck, Guenther’s dik-dik among other wild game. Kidepo is also home to 475 species of birds including the Karamoja Apalis and the Ostrich. The extensive game drive covers the famous Narus Valley and Kanangarok hot spring areas.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Kidepo Savannah Lodge – En suite Safari Tent

Budget / Basic:  Kidepo Savannah Lodge – Non-en suite Tent

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Another day of game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

This is dedicated for another game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park. The park is well endowed and every moment in it will surely be a rewarding one.  An optional cultural tour to the Karimojong community to explore their way of life can be arranged.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Kidepo Savannah Lodge – En suite Safari Tent

Budget / Basic:  Kidepo Savannah Lodge – Non-en suite Tent

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park from Kidepo NP

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park 347km about 7hours enjoying the views of the rural landscapes of northern Uganda including the remains of the infamous Kony war.  Arrive in the park in the evening and depending on the lodge location, an evening game drive can be made en route to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

Midrange / Standard:  Murchison River Lodge – thatched Safari tent

Budget / Basic: Hornbill Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 7 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Undertake wild game viewing in Murchison Falls National Park, afternoon Nile boat cruise & hike to the top of the falls

Game drive in the northern sector of Murchison with its impressive open savannah starts at 7am following the respective tracks including Pakuba, Buligi among others and to the Delta Area. Murchison Falls NP offers good sights of Rothschild Giraffes, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Lion, Leopard, Oribis, Elephants, Cape Buffaloes among others for a period of 3 – 4 hours. Relax, enjoy your lunch & later embark on the Nile launch cruise to the bottom of the falls exploring the wonders of the Nile River including the second largest Reptile in the world; Nile Crocodile, great counts of Hippos, wild game on the river banks and the fascinating world’s most powerful waterfall. The boat cruise offers chances of viewing the Shoebill Stork, gonoleks along with other bird species. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, you hike upwards to the top of Murchison Falls – world’s most powerful waterfall exploring the mighty Nile River which is also the world longest squeezing itself to pass through a less than 7m ravine generating a plume of spray as it falls 43m below to what has been termed as Devil’s Cauldron creating a thunderous roar and a trademark rainbow. Meet your driver guide at the top of the falls and connect to the lodge for overnight

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

Midrange / Standard:  Murchison River Lodge – thatched Safari tent

Budget / Basic: Hornbill Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 8 of the 8 Days Uganda Tour: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest & drive to Kampala.  Southern white Rhino trekking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Undertake Chimpanzee trekking in Kaniyo Pabidi Forest which is part of the greater Budongo Forest Reserve – one of the prime sites with great populations of Chimpanzees in East Africa. The activity starts at 8am and takes 2 – 5 hours inclusive of one hour of actual Chimp viewing exploring them as they forage, play, mate, patrol, jump among other behaviors. From the activity, you set off for the drive to Kampala making a stop en route to tour the Southern White Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – the only spot in Uganda where you can see Rhinos in their natural habitat. From the activity, proceed to Kampala

End of the 8 Days Uganda Tour

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

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4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Murchison National Park

Crater safari lodge - budget accommodation in Kibale np

Crater Safari Lodge is located at the boundary of Kibale National Park where Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda are majorly conducted

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kyambura Game Lodge- accommodation on a uganda safari

Kyambura Game Lodge is located on the eastern extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park overlooking the savannah stretches of Queen Elizabeth and a deep valley with the views of the Rwenzori Mountains.

More lodging options in Bwindi National Park

buhoma safari lodge- accommodation in bwindi np

Buhoma Lodge is an upmarket / Luxury accommodation establishment that is located in the north of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park known as Buhoma sector.

More lodging options in Lake Mburo National Park

Mihingo Lodge

Mihingo Safari Lodge is an upmarket accommodation arrangement located on the southern boundary of Lake Mburo National Park. The Lodge is set on a rock Kopje – Precambrian rock that was formed over 500 million years ago thus presenting it with a vantage position that overlooks the extensive savannah of Lake Mburo National Park

More lodging options in Kibale National Park

Pakuba Safari Lodge- accommodation in murchison falls np

Pakuba Safari Lodge is positioned in the northern section of the Murchison Falls National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation for the Uganda safari undertakers

More lodging options in Kibale National Park

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The Chimps Nest presents an ideal ground that travellers on chimpanzee safaris in Uganda can base to track chimpanzees in Kibale National Park. It is positioned in the village of Nyabubale between Bigodi and Nkingo and it takes 15 minutes to drive to Kanyanchu Tourism Center where Kibale tourism exploration activities commence from.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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