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This 10 days culture and wildlife safari will take us to the three beautiful waterfalls “Sipi Falls” that sits on the foothills of mountain Elgon. The falls are located in Eastern Uganda Kapchorwa district approximately 280 kilometres from  Kampala. The falls lie on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park near the Kenyan Border. The name Sipi was derived from the traditional plant called ‘Sep’ that used to grow on the banks of the falls and which the locals used to treat fevers and measles among themselves.

This adventurous tour takes you to Moroto the town at the slopes of the volcanic massive mountain Moroto. You will immerse yourself in Karamojong culture, participating in traditional games, daily activities; you will experience typical Karamojong pastoral life by sleeping a night with the animals and shepherds in the Kraal. Help bringing the cows to the kraal, share stories around the campfire, play games with the warriors and learn how all about nomadic life.

This cultural and wildlife Safari will take you to Mount Morungole (also known as Ikland) which is located in the absolute northern hills of Karamoja. Here lives the smallest tribe of Uganda called the Ik. The Ik have always lived in nowadays Kidepo Valley National Park but have been displaced 50 years ago whereby the now live on the mountain ridges.

Visiting the IK gives you a rare insight into a unique tribe in Africa. You will find stunningly beautiful Scenery the higher your climb takes you, simply breathtaking scenes in the valleys below you and into the Eastern Rift Valley of Kenya and over to Southern Sudan.

Discover one of Africa’s most scenic national park containing one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan parks, with over 80 species of animals, several of which are only found in the Kidepo Valley like; cheetahs, striped hyenas, caracal, lions, elephants, leopards, warthogs, ostriches, buffaloes, giraffes and over 465 birds species like; Abyssinian Crimson wing, Abyssinian roller, African Grey, African Hill – babbler, Black – breasted Barbet, Brown warbler, Brown woodland – warbler. Kidepo valley captivates with it’s sprawling savannah grassland, dotted with rocky crags, sausage trees and acacia trees. The park is a photographer’s paradise displaying a kaleidoscope of colors that are truly spectacular to see.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Sipi falls and Arabia coffee

Day 3: Transfer for hiking the three beautiful Sipi falls

Day 4: Transfer to Moroto, life in the Karamojong village

Day 5: Transfer to Kidepo valley

Day 6: climbing Mountain Morungole to visit the IK tribe

Day 7: Game drives in the mornings and afternoons to look for wildlife including four of the Big Five of Africa

Day 8: Transfer to Gulu for Acholi cultural

Day 9: Transfer back to Kampala

Day 10: Departure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival and transfer to hotel

Arrive at Entebbe international Airport, you will meet with Avelisa Tours and Travel driver/guide. He will brief you about the 10 days, 9 nights of culture and Wildlife. And then the driver/guide will transfer you to your hotel where you will have time to relax while enjoying the cool breeze from the Lake. Later have dinner and overnight.

Day 2

Transfer to Sipi falls and Arabica coffee

Sipi Falls is located in Eastern part of Uganda and northwest of Mount Elgon rise in a series of massive basalt cliffs, often several kilometres in length, over which the mountain’s rivers plunge as beautiful waterfalls with breathtaking views of the Sipi Falls.
We will venture out to see the waterfalls from up close, experience the warm culture of the Sebei people and witness how one of Uganda’s most delicious coffee is grown.

Day 3

hiking the three beautiful waterfalls “Sipi Falls”

After your morning breakfast you will have your lunch packed for the day then explore the 3 waterfalls (75m,85m and 100m) hiking up mountain Elgon which takes 4 hours starting from budadiri via sasa trail to the summit and then descend down the Sipi trail back to Sipi falls.
The falls offer breathing taking views across L.kyoga, karamoja plains and the slopes of mountain Elgon expect to see different bird species like the tacazze, sun birds, hornbill birds and many more while you’re hiking.

Day 4

Transfer to Moroto, life in the Karamojong village

After morning breakfast, embark on a journey to Moroto the town at the slopes of the volcanic massive mountain Moroto and the surrounding savannah planes which holds a range of things to do in Moroto for everybody like hiking, cultural experiences, bicycle tours and archeological tours.
You will immerse yourself in Karamojong culture, participating in traditional games, daily activities as preparing staple foods, harvesting, beading, learning, dance, how to shoot bow and arrow and traditional friendly wrestling.
You will experience typical Karamojong pastoral life by sleeping a night with the animals and shepherds in the Kraal. Help bringing the cows to the kraal, share stories around the campfire, play games with the warriors and learn how all about nomadic life.

Day 5

Transfer to Kidepo valley

After having breakfast at 9: 00am, embark on a 3 – 4 hours journey to kidepo valley Nation Park while sighting breathtaking sceneries and beautiful landscape captivating and enchanting the beauty of the wildness that spreads beyond the valleys. On arrival, check in to the hotel, have lunch and relax for the rest of the day preparing for tomorrow’s activities.

Day 6

Climbing mountain Morungole to visit the IK tribe

After having a heavy morning breakfast, undertake a journey to mountain Morungole for the IK tribe. For village tour experience You will immerse yourself in IK tribe culture to engage in traditional games, daily activities, learning, dancing.
The Ik people, who speak the Teuso language, live in the Morungole Mountains of Uganda, on the northwestern border of Kenya in Kidepo Valley National Park. Also called the Mountain people, the Ik number fewer than 10,000 individuals today, and primarily practice subsistence farming.
The Ik were among the first people to travel to Uganda from Ethiopia and thus earned the name “Ik,” which means “leaders of migration.” Because of their common origins, they share many characteristics with the Karamojong people. History has it that they were also originally cattle herders, but after losing their livestock to raiders from the neighboring tribes, such as the Tuposa of South Sudan, the Karamojong, and Turkana and Pokot of Kenya, they moved on to goat keeping, honey harvesting, and subsistence maize farming for a livelihood.

Day 7

Game drives in the mornings and afternoons to look for wildlife including four of the Big Five animals of Africa

After an early morning breakfast, undertake a rewarding game drives that you will cherish in your memories long after you will be able to discover one of Africa’s most scenic national park containing one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan parks, with over 80 species of animals, several of which are only found in the Kidepo Valley like; cheetahs, striped hyenas, caracal, lions, elephants, leopards, warthogs, ostriches, buffaloes, giraffes and over 465 birds species like; Abyssinian Crimson wing, Abyssinian roller, African Grey, African Hill – babbler, Black – breasted Barbet, Brown warbler, Brown woodland – warbler. Kidepo valley captivates with its sprawling savannah grassland, dotted with rocky crags, sausage trees and acacia trees. The park is a photographer’s paradise displaying a kaleidoscope of colors that are truly spectacular to see.

Day 8

Transfer to Gulu for Acholi cultural

After having morning breakfast you will embark on a journey to Gulu for Acholi cultural tour the Acholi people also known as Acoli is an ethnic group from the districts of Agago, Amuru, Gulu, you will experience the Larakaraka. The Larakaraka, an Acholi courtship dance that granted young men the opportunity to demonstrate their dancing prowess and physical vigor in the hope of securing a marriage partner. your way you will sight breathtaking sceneries, fascinating views of surrounding landscape.

Day 9

Transfer back to Kampala

After your morning breakfast, embark on a 5 hours journey back to Kampala, on your way you will have stunningly beautiful breathtaking Sceneries of Gulu city outskirts and be ready for the African road massage

Day 10

Departure

After having breakfast, check out from your hotel, our guide will be waiting to transfer you to Entebbe airport to catch your flight back home, with all the unforgettable memories and experience from your cultural adventurous safari, you will say your last goodbyes to the pearl of Africa.
Hope to see you see again in the pearl of Africa.

  • Full – time 4WD safari vehicle with fuel
  • English speaking knowledgeable driver/guide
  • Park entry fees
  • Accommodation on all nights as described
  • Meals all trip; Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Bottled drinking water on trip
  • All activities as described

     ACTIVITIES;

    • Hiking the three beautiful Sipi falls
    • Witnessing how delicious coffee is grown
    • Cycling, village tour and culture experience
    • Climbing mount Morungole
    • Visiting the IK people
    • 2 game drives in kidepo valley national park
    • Karamojong village tour
    • Kraal experience and a night with nomadic warriors
    • Karamojong cultural dances
    • IK cultural dances
    • Acholi (Larakaraka) cultural dances
    • Campfire and story telling
    • Karamojong cow milking
    • Beading
    • How to shoot with a bow
    • Preparing local staple foods
    • Beautiful landscape and breathtaking views
    • Big four viewing in Kidepo valley national park

 

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PRICES    ( $ ) PER PERSON

 

1 PERSON

2 PEOPLE

3-7 PEOPLE

8-14 PEOPLE

15+ PEOPLE

BUDGET

4550 $ pp

4323 $ pp

4254 $ pp

4209 $ pp

4095 $ pp

MID-RANGE

 

5599 $ pp

 

5319 $ pp

 

5235 $ pp

 

5179 $ pp

 

5039 $ pp

LUXURY

6564$ pp

6240 $ pp

6137 $ pp

6071 $ pp

5907 $ pp

 

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