11 DAYS UGANDA: DISCOVERING THE CULTURE

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11 DAYS UGANDA: DISCOVERING THE CULTURE

With its many indigenous tribes, royal history, beautiful traditions and delicious food, Uganda is more than “just” nature. This 11-day journey turns you into a true Livingstone, as you not only visit Uganda’s national parks but also get to discover its beautiful people and culture.

Your first introduction to the country starts in the capital Kampala with a captivating city tour and a mouthwatering cooking class. After food comes coffee, which in this case will be your freshest ever on the coffee plantations near Sipi Falls. Completely satisfied, you’ll meet up with the fascinating Karamajong tribe and, once energized, you’ll drive to the remote Kidepo Valley National Park for a unique walking safari. More walking, but then up to the top of the waterfalls, you’ll experience at Murchison Falls National Park and over a swamp in the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary. In between, you’ll embrace the African zero-footprint way of life, by going back to basic in a village near Kibale National Park. A true journey of discovery!

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
  • Day 2: Kampala City Tour + Learn to cook delicious Ugandan food
  • Day 3: Drive from Entebbe / Kampala to Sipi Falls + Tour the small coffee plantations near Sipi Falls
  • Day 4: Drive from Sipi Falls to Moroto, via the Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve + Meet the Karamojong tribe
  • Day 5: Driving from Moroto to Kidepo + Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Day 6: Walking Safari in Kidepo Valley National Park + Kidepo Valley National Park + Jeep safari in Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Day 7: Drive from Kidepo Valley to Murchison Falls National Park + Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 8: Jeep safari in Murchison Falls National Park + Boat Safari to the Murchison Falls + Top Of The Falls Hike – Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 9: Drive from Murchison Falls to Kibale Forest National Park + Meet the local communities near Kibale National Park
  • Day 10: Swamp walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary at Kibale National Park
  • Day 11: Drive back to Entebbe / Kampala + Flight home from Entebbe (not included in the price)

Day 1

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

You arrive at Entebbe International Airport, your gateway to the diverse beauty of Uganda! This is the country of adventurous mountain gorilla and chimp trekking, stunning wildlife safaris, amazing road trips and wilderness adventures by boat, bike, horse or foot. Experience the warm hospitality of the Ugandan people and be amazed by the cultural encounters with the different indigenous tribes. With us, you’ll experience it all!

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Day 2

Kampala City Tour

Uganda’s capital welcomes you with the perfect mix of tradition, culture and modernity. During a Kampala city tour, you’ll see what we mean. Your guide takes you to iconic landmarks like the World War Monument and Independence Monument, shows you a different side of the city in the Katanga Slums, and the beauty of the vibrant Owino Market. Here you can buy local arts and crafts, the perfect souvenirs for your loved ones at home (or yourself). Interact with friendly people, experience the warmth of Ugandan hospitality and most importantly, taste delicious Ugandan street food.

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Day 3

Drive from Entebbe / Kampala to Sipi Falls

Going from lakeside Entebbe, you go on a six-hour drive to the Sipi Falls today. The landscape slowly changes from the city and the sandy beaches of Lake Victoria to a variety of rugged and abundant green vegetation as you approach Mount Elgon National Park. Once you arrive, you see the park's main attraction, the Sipi Falls; three waterfalls on the north-western slopes of the extinct volcano Mount Elgon. This journey might be long, but it's definitely not boring, with its perfect blend of adventure and nature's beauty!

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Day 4

Drive from Sipi Falls to Moroto, via the Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

After seeing the beautiful dense and lavish green Sipi Falls in Mount Elgon National Park, you drive towards the more rocky Moroto district. It's a 6-hour journey, long enough for a break and a stretch of the legs along the way. The Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is the perfect place for that, as it happens to have the most picturesque viewpoints. So why not stop here and enjoy your picnic lunch with an occasional elephant or giraffe passing by? It makes a long journey all the more adventurous and memorable!

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Day 5

Driving from Moroto to Kidepo

The 5-hour drive from the rocky Moroto district to Kidepo Valley National Park takes you 'off the beaten track', as the far-off Kidepo is less visited by tourists. This means the park offers more unspoiled nature and more animals, and thus a more special wildlife experience. During the drive, the beautiful Karamoja region captivates you with plenteous scenic views and spotting of buffalos, lions, zebras and antelopes.

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Day 6

Walking Safari in Kidepo Valley National Park

During a walking safari in Kidepo Valley National Park, you can discover this natural gem from a completely different point of view. As the morning sun rises, you start your adventure with your experienced guide. Dive into a breathtaking landscape, learn more about the various plants and natural phenomena you’ll meet on the way, and get eye-to-eye with African wildlife (or eye-to-knee in the case of giraffes). On foot, you’ll see details and hear sounds much clearer than in a jeep. It's probably the most natural way to go on a safari!

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Day 7

Drive from Kidepo Valley to Murchison Falls National Park

After the raw and rugged Kidepo Valley National Park, you are off to Murchison Falls National Park, the roaring jewel of northwest Uganda with the River Nile and the famous Murchison Falls as its highlights! What's more, this park is home to an abundance of wildlife – think of animals such as zebras, giraffes, elephants, and the rare shoebill stork. A safari in Murchison Falls will surely leave lasting impressions and is absolutely worth the 8-hour drive!

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Day 8

Jeep safari in Murchison Falls National Park

During a jeep safari, our guide takes you in your private jeep on an unlimited game drive in the park. Make sure to share your expectations for this day with him, and let yourself be surprised by the suggestions he might have. Once on the road, ask any question that comes to mind and most of all: enjoy the amazing ride and sights!

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Day 9

Drive from Murchison Falls to Kibale Forest National Park

Today you drive from Murchison Falls to Kibale National Park. This 6-hour drive leads you past welcoming villages, rainforests, charming tea plantations and mesmerizing crater lakes towards Fort Portal - a friendly and hospitable gateway city to Uganda's adventures. If the weather is clear, you can see the Rwenzori Mountains with their snow-capped peaks. And then, get ready for Kibale Forest, the primate capital of the world with no less than 13 different species of monkeys!

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Day 10

Swamp walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary at Kibale National Park

The swamp walk through the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary at Kibale National Park is a must-do if you love birds, monkeys, rare animals, plants and flowers. This magical place, or "home of the great blue turaco" as it is also called, harbours over 200 bird species. During your walk, you can spot eight primate species in the trees above you and Ugandan animals like sitatungas, bushbucks and otters (yes, otters!). Lose yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of this pristine wetland, being in perfect harmony with nature’s rhythm. This is a true gem which only waits to be discovered… by you.

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Day 11

Drive back to Entebbe / Kampala

As you drive back to Entebbe, you again pass through the villages with their lively marketplaces and the outstretched countryside with tea and coffee plantations, smooth green hills and the occasional wildlife waving you goodbye. After several days of sheer adventure, even the ride back to Entebbe is an experience to enjoy!

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Make your dream trip come true with Africa Safari Trips

At Africa Safari Trips, you can customize your trip. Our sample itineraries are adjustable to your preferences. Our specialists work together with you to create your dream journey!

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  • Own safari vehicles
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