8 DAYS INCREDIBLE BIG 5 ENCOUNTER (MURCHISON AND KIDEPO)

8 Days

The 8 days incredible big 5 encounter safari offers  amazing sighting of the big 5 game,wild white Rhinocerosin Ziwa Rhinosanctuary (elephants, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard) in the rolling savannah plains of Buligi and Narus valley in Murchison falls and kidepo valley national park respectively  while on game drive.

The safari also boost classical boat cruise along the Nile river to the bottom of the Murchison falls for sighting of aquatic animal species like hippos, crocodiles, water birds, Hiking of mountain morungole and visiting the endangered Ik community living on top of morungole mountain situated outside kidepo valley national park.

Lastly on the bucket list of activity, spectacular viewing top of the falls for watch and listen to staggering powerful thunderous roar with which the Nile burst through the 7 meter wide gap in the escarpment, gorge before dropping down 45metershence formation of a blue fume of spray marked by thunderous roar and trade mark rain bow in what is described as Devils cauldron.

Trip Overview

The 8 days incredible big 5 encounter safari offers  amazing sighting of the big 5 game,wild white Rhinocerosin Ziwa Rhinosanctuary (elephants, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard) in the rolling savannah plains of Buligi and Narus valley in Murchison falls and kidepo valley national park respectively  while on game drive.

The safari also boost classical boat cruise along the Nile river to the bottom of the Murchison falls for sighting of aquatic animal species like hippos, crocodiles, water birds, Hiking of mountain morungole and visiting the endangered Ik community living on top of morungole mountain situated outside kidepo valley national park.

Lastly on the bucket list of activity, spectacular viewing top of the falls for watch and listen to staggering powerful thunderous roar with which the Nile burst through the 7 meter wide gap in the escarpment, gorge before dropping down 45metershence formation of a blue fume of spray marked by thunderous roar and trade mark rain bow in what is described as Devils cauldron.

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1 : Pick up from airport and transfer to the hotel
  • DAY 2 : Transfer to Murchison Falls national park with a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary
  • DAY 3: Morning games drive and after noon Boat cruise.
  • DAY 4: Transfer to Kidepo Valley Park through Gulu Town.
  • DAY 5: Game drive Narus valley and kidepo sector
  • DAY 6 : Karamojong culture(Lorukul village) and Transfer to Gulu town
  • DAY 7 : Transfer to Kampala.
  • Day 8: Departure

Itinerary

Arrive in Kampala following the flight from your country of origin. Land at Entebbe international airport the main gate way to the pearl of Africa where you will find a company representative dedicated to offer you a courteous welcome to the pearl of Africa. After a short briefing about your 8 days Uganda safari, you will connect to the hotel in Kampala for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After early morning breakfast at 6:30 am, depart the hotel and embark on 305km or 4-6 hours journey to Murchison Falls national park with a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary for 2 hours on foot white rhino tracking in a company company of an experienced ranger. Retreat from the activity and connect to masindi town 45km off kafu junction along Kampala Gulu-road for mouth watering meal.

Drive to Murchison falls national park via kichumbanyobo gate and connect to the top of the falls to view and listen to staggering powerfulthunderous roar with which the Nile burst through the 7 meter wide gap in the escarpment, gorge before dropping down 45metershence formation of a blue fume of spray marked by thunderous roar and trade mark rain bow in what is described as Devils cauldron after which we retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After early morning breakfast connect with a tour ranger guide and embark on a 3-4hours thrilling game drive towards northern section of the park, Buligi savannah rolling combretum with patches of borassus palm boosting sighting of 4 of the big five game like elephants, buffalos, leopard, lions and large counts of Rothschild giraffes, primates and numerous antelopes alongside sighting bird species like shoe bill the most eagerly sought of all African birds.

Return to the lodge for relaxation, lunch, then proceed to gather at Paraa jetty for 3hours stunning boat cruise on the world’s longest river to the bottom of the falls for sighting of water animals like hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes and plenty of water birds on the river after which we shall make a reverse journey back to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast, embark on an early morning 417km or 6-7 hours drive via Gulu town through wangkwar gate to most isolated national park endowed with rich extinct species of wild life that can’t be found anywhere in the pearl of Africa with a stopover at Aruu falls for its fall sighting and kitgum town for lunch before proceeding with the journey to the park arriving late in the evening for dinner and over night

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast, embark on a 3-4 hours game drive to the Narus valley, savannah grassland rolling plains amongst distant views of mountains and hills rewarded with constant water supply throughout the year from Narus River boosting large concentration of wildlife like elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, Uganda kobs, lions, cheetahs, leopards, and Jackson heart beast and many more. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation and mouth watering lunch.

Later on in the afternoon, link up with the ranger guide, embark on another thrilling game drive connecting to north of the park in the semi arid kidepo sector far north eastern Uganda bordering South Sudan with magnificent view of mountain lotukei towards Uganda-Sudan boarder line to explore and sight ostrich, lesser kudu, buffaloes, African elephants, eland, kidepo river white sand bed and the kanataruk and kanangorok hot spring enroute . Retreat from the activity and return to the lodge on reverse journey for evening for dinner and over night

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an morning breakfast, checkout of the lodge and transfer to Lorukulkarimonjong cultural village to explore the mayantta settlements, cultural dances and get your self some souveniers.

After the cultural encounter, embark on a journey to gulu town through acholi sub regions connecting to kitgum town for lunch after which we proceed and connect to Aruu falls for its magnificent falls sighting, nature and community walk, photo shoot experience. Retreat from the activity for transfer to Gulu for acholi cultural traditional dance experience (task art centre), dinner and over night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After early morning breakfast, embark on 332km or 5-6hours drive to Entebbe through karuma with enroute lunch at migyera before proceeding to Kampala arriving late evening for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: :
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 adventurous safari, you will say your last goodbyes to the pearl of Africa.

Hope to see you again in the pearl of Africa.

Breakfast

FAQS ABOUT THIS TRIP

where is kidepo national park located?

Kidepo national park is found in Kaabong district in the Northern part of Uganda.

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8 DAYS INCREDIBLE BIG 5 ENCOUNTER (MURCHISON AND KIDEPO)
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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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