11 DAYS SOURCE OF THE NILE, BIG 5 GAME VIEWING,PIAN UPE, KIDEPO NATIONAL PARK, MURCHISON FALLS AND ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARYSAFARI

11 DAYS SOURCE OF THE NILE, BIG 5 GAME VIEWING,PIAN UPE, KIDEPO NATIONAL PARK, MURCHISON FALLS AND ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARYSAFARI

11 Days

Source of the Nile and big 5 game viewing safari is combination of kidepo valley national park, Pianupe game reserve, Murchison falls national park and Ziwa Rhino sanctuary as big game safari destination for sighting of big game mammals like Rhinoceros, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, antelopes like common eland, Jackson heart beast, impalas and many more alongside predators like lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas, caracal in savannah rolling plains of Narus valley, Buligi, Pianupe commencing from Entebbe through Jinja, the source of world’s longest river (river Nile), the life blood of the pearl of Africa’s largest park, Murchison falls national parks famous for powerful waterfalls boosting sighting of aquatic wildlife like hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles and water bird like shoe bill, African jacana, Abyssinian ground hornbill while on 2 hour Boat cruise along the Nile river.

Trip Overview

Source of the Nile and big 5 game viewing safari is combination of kidepo valley national park, Pianupe game reserve, Murchison falls national park and Ziwa Rhino sanctuary as big game safari destination for sighting of big game mammals like Rhinoceros, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, antelopes like common eland, Jackson heart beast, impalas and many more alongside predators like lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas, caracal in savannah rolling plains of Narus valley, Buligi, Pianupe commencing from Entebbe through Jinja, the source of world’s longest river (river Nile), the life blood of the pearl of Africa’s largest park, Murchison falls national parks famous for powerful waterfalls boosting sighting of aquatic wildlife like hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles and water bird like shoe bill, African jacana, Abyssinian ground hornbill while on 2 hour Boat cruise along the Nile river.

The 11 days big five 5 game viewing safari also features Sipi falls Hike on the foothills of mountain Elgon, visit of the Karamojong cultural village

Trip Highlights

  • Day1: pick up transfer to hotel
  • Day2: Transfer to Jinja, water Rafting and source of the Nile
  • Day3: Transfer to Sipi falls with enroute lunch in mbale town.
  • Day4: Sipi Falls walk/hiking experience, transfer to Pianupe
  • Day5: Explore Pianupe and Transfer to Moroto
  • Day6:Transfer to Kidepo valley
  • Day7: Game drives in the mornings and afternoons to look for wildlife including four of the Big Five animals of Africa
  • Day8: Transfer to Murchison falls
  • Day9: Murchison falls game drive and Afternoon boat cruise along Nile River
  • Day10: Sight Top of the falls and transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Day11: Rhino tracking and transfer to Entebbe

Itinerary

You will arrive at Entebbe international airport where our guide will meet you and welcome you in the pearl of Africa and then transfer you to your hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pick up from the hotel for 80km or 2-3hours drive to Jinja, large historic town of Uganda famous for the source of the Nile, where the world’s longest river exits Africa’s largest lake a start an epic journey of 6650km in to the Mediterranean sea ,drive through Lugazi sugarcane plantation, Mabira forest. On arrival, check in at the hotel and embark on white water rafting. Return for lunch and relaxation at the hotel after lunch embark on 2hour thrilling boat cruise to the source of the Nile before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After early morning breakfast embark on 198km journey to Sipi falls in Kapchorwa with rewarding drive passing through amazing landscape in eastern Uganda, rice fields, sugarcane plantation with stopover Mbale town for lunch and short refreshment before proceeding with the journey. After a long rest continue to Sipi arriving late evening for lodge check in dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will have breakfast and thereafter proceed out to explore the Sipi falls. The hiking (about 2½ – 3 hours) takes you to explore the nearby Sipi falls which is a set of 3 beautiful falls. The views are breathtaking and make for a great excursion while in Sipi after which we have lunch.

Later on, connect with the driver and embark on 255km distance via Mbale-Soroti road connecting to Pianupe, The second largest conservation area in Uganda boosting a healthy population of cheetahs up to 70%, the only home for the remaining population of roan antelopes, Buffaloes, zebras and other antelope rare species like lesser kudu, common eland, Gunthersdik-dik, Bohor reedbucks oribis and impala  as well  as cats like wild cats, spotted hyena, civets, serval cats, leopards and lion seen periodically.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Have your breakfast early in the morning link up with the driver connect to the rolling savanna plains of Pianupe for 2-3hours game drive boosting  high chances of sighting roan antelopes, cheetahs, zebras, kudu, dik-dik, eland ,heart beasts ,buffaloes, black backed and side stripped jackal after which we return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

Later on transfer to Morotothe 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and embark on the journey to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest National Park Famous for mighty powerful waterfalls, rolling savannah plains of Buligi boosting sighting of lions, leopard, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely, the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles at the Nile River will fascinate you. For birders, Murchison Falls boasts about 450 bird species including the grey parrot, dwarf king fisher and the Goliath heron among others. Arrive in time for lunch in Gulu town after which we continue with the journey to the park for dinner and over night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am, we shall embark for scenic Buligi game drive taking about 3-4 hours through the savannah plains in the northern sector of the park where we shall sight African bush elephant, cape buffaloes, Rothschild giraffe, giraffes, Jackson heart beast, Uganda kobs as well as cats like lions, leopards, hyenas and many others then after which we return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

In the afternoon link up with guide and connect to Paraa jetty for 2 -3hours evening boat cruise along the world’s longest river offering magnificent sightings of aquatic mammals like hippos snorting everywhere and giant crocodiles lurk menacingly from the sand bars as elephants play in water in company buffaloes, antelopes like waterbuck, impala, kobs together with water birds like shoebill often seen, yellow billed stork, African skimmer, squacco heron, Abyssinian ground hornbill, African jacana. Retreat from activity and return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Have your breakfast, connect with the guide check out of the lodge and cross to the southern section of the park for sighting top of the falls for watch and listen to the staggering power, thunderous roar with which the Nile burst through the 7 meter wide gap in the escarpment, gorge before dropping down 45meters hence formation of a blue fume of spray marked by thunderous roar and trade mark rain bow in what is described as devils cauldron before continuing its 6650 journey to the Mediterranean Sea. Retreat from the activity and connect to Masindi (kabalega’s dinner) and settle for lunch.

Later on link up with the guide for transfer to Ziwa rhino sanctuary for dinner and overnight

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After early morning breakfast, link up with guide for rhino tracking briefing short after which we connect to the tracking trail for briefing 1-2 hours on foot Rhino trekking with the aid of an experienced ranger guide. Retreat from the activity and check into the lodge for lunch and later on transfer to Kampala

Breakfast, Lunch

FAQS ABOUT THIS TRIP

Is airport pickup included in this tour package?

Yes ,airport pickup is included in this tour package.

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11 DAYS SOURCE OF THE NILE, BIG 5 GAME VIEWING,PIAN UPE, KIDEPO NATIONAL PARK, MURCHISON FALLS AND ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARYSAFARI
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