10 DAYS EASTERN UGANDA PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARI

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10 Days
Uganda
Uganda
Min Age : 15+
Tour Details

This 10 days Uganda Adventure photography Safari takes you through the Eastern part of the Country to enjoy your journey of Eastern Uganda with a blend of adrenaline Adventure, Nature and Scenery for the best Photography Tour while traveling through the regional Adventure Town of Jinja, where you will enjoy a Boat ride to the source of the Nile where the mighty Nile begins its epic journey north to the Mediterranean Sea. White-water rafting on the Nile River is the main draw for adventurers seeking a wild ride as you enjoy the friendly base and charming base of the Shores of Lake Victoria’s Chilled atmosphere continue further East to the stunning Sipi Falls, where you will hike to the beautiful waterfalls and make a community walk to meet the Sebei tribe and a coffee tour to experience how coffee is made, rediscover your spirits to a sunrise and sunset as you enjoy the beautiful views of Sipi Falls as you take best Photography shots as you appreciated Nature and Land scape. Later proceed to explore the virgin pristine Pian Upe game reserve located in Mountain Elgon’s outskirts. The game reserve comprises of untouched grassland and woodland grassland as well as riverine woodland, kopjes and others. The main tree species include Acacia, bush willows, Harrisonia abyssinica, red spike thorns and desert date as well as shrubs such as butterfly pea and woody caper bush. Enjoy Game Viewing in Pian upe wildlife reserve and Proceed through dramatic nature for a journey through Karamoja the home of the Karamojong people making your Safari truly an unforgettable experience as you learn about the culture of the Karamojong people and taking in the landscape through the ultimate Uganda Adventure off the beaten track as you experience the undiscovered Kidepo Valley National Park to explore the true wilderness in search for interesting sights.

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe, Uganda (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

– All Accommodation and Meals as Per the Tour Plan / Itinerary based on Full board and Bed Breakfast

– Enroute Meals

 – All Ground Transportation and Fuel in a 4×4 wheel drive Vehicle Land Cruiser or Safari Van with Pop Up roof for game viewing.

– All Park Entrance fees as per the Program.

 – All activities mentioned on the Itinerary such as; Nature walk in Mabira Forest, Ssezibwa Falls visit, Daily Yoga Sessions with a well-trained yoga Teacher,  Community walks, Sipi Falls Hike, Community Tours, Nature walks, Safari Game viewing, Boat ride on the Source of the Nile,

– Services of an English Speaking driver guide.  

– Complimentary bottle of mineral water in the vehicle.

 

Price Excludes

 International flight Fares and Visas.

 – travel Insurance into Uganda.

 – Expenses of personal nature

– Additional accommodation before / after the tour  

– Personal items / Extras, like Optional activities, meals that are not included (not specified in the day-by-day tour plan), Tipping.

 – Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.

– Any other Optional activities, Such as Abseiling

– Tipping

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL IN ENTEBBE / KAMPALA.

You will be welcomed by a Company representative from Uganda Adventure Safaris, who will transfer you to your hotel either in Entebbe or Kampala Town. Depending on the time of your arrival, our guide will take you on a city tour for an exciting introduction of the Capital City Kampala. You will choose to either enjoy your city tour on the Back of a Motorbike ‘Boda Boda’, on foot or in a car. Visit interesting and historical sites and Monuments such as the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Uganda Museum, Bahai Temple, King’s Palace, the City’s main local Markets, Religious Sites and the African Craft Village.
You will later be transferred to your Hotel for Dinner and overnight at:

Meal Plan: BB

Day 2TRANSFER FROM KAMPALA – JINJA

After an early breakfast we will drive east to Jinja’s Adventure Capital Town which is best known for the source of the might River Nile where the river Nile starts its 4000 Mile journey to the Mediterranean Sea from Lake Victoria. On our way you will drive through numerous sugarcane plantations. You will stop at Ssezibwa Falls for a cultural tour of the falls, later proceed to Mabira Forest where you will enjoy a short nature walk through the beautiful forest, while in this forest look out for different primates, birds and butterflies as well as many different tree species. Later proceed to jinja town arriving on time for your Lunch, Later visit the Source of the Nile on a boat ride to discover where the mighty Nile begins its epic journey north to the Mediterranean Sea and the Gandhi monument. After all this adventure, proceed to your accommodation for an evening to relax by the shores of the Nile. Later enjoy your dinner and overnight at:

Meal Plan: FB

Day 3WHITEWATER RAFTING ON THE NILE

After your breakfast you will set off for the most exciting adventure on the Nile River; White water rafting. The rafting begins at the Source of the Nile at 09:00am with a comprehensive briefing as well as being fitted in the rafting gear. The rafting is done on an 18 kilometer stretch of the Nile River and no prior experience of rafting is required. The first few rapids are of low grade (1, 2) to build the confidence of the participants before guiding them gradually into the more challenging grades. This adventure will take you through a total of 8 magnificent rapids that are rafted on the Nile to maximize the adrenaline rush of the adventure, you will also be rewarded with spectacular views of the magnificent Nile River. After the rafting adventure, you will be treated to a barbecue lunch and drinks before transferring back to your lodge / Guest House to enjoy your dinner and overnight as above.
Meal Plan: FB

Day 4TRANSFER FROM JINJA TO SIPI FALLS COFFEE TOUR

We depart Jinja and drive further to the verdant hills of Eastern Uganda to the beautiful Sipi Falls. This drive takes you through Mbale, a charming town at the foot of the Mount Elgon. This area is full of rich heritage and fascinating culture. With beautiful view points on our way we will reach Sipi Village, nestled between mountains, these waterfalls are found in Kapchorwa district. On arrival at our accommodation, you will enjoy your Lunch and later in the afternoon you will take a community visit around the Sipi area Centered on meeting the Sebei tribe and a coffee tour to experience how coffee is grown and processed. On the Mount Elgon area, coffee is the major cash crop grown. The community tour will expose you to local methods of coffee growing, management and processing. Later in the evening we drive you to the Hotel for dinner and overnight as you enjoy stunning views of Sipi Falls.

Meal Plan: FB

Day 5HIKE TO THE THREE WATER FALLS

An early start to enjoy a sunrise view of the falls as you enjoy your breakfast after go for a hike to the beautiful, stunning and breathtaking water falls on the foothills of Mount. Elgon that cascade over a 100metre cliff. You will follow the challenging trail to two other waterfalls that measure 75 and 85 meters. The Walk takes you through maize fields, coffee gardens, banana plantations and typical African homesteads on your way as you enjoy the breathtaking views over the laid out valley.
Those interested in experiencing a real thrill of watching the waterfalls from a very close distance will go abseiling down the mountain to the bottom of the famous Sipi Falls. Take as many photos as you love and after the Hike to the Falls, we will transfer back to the Lodge to end the day with a beautiful setting Sun with breathtaking views of the Falls. Later enjoy your dinner and overnight as above.
Meal Plan: FB

Day 6TRANSFER FROM SIPI FALLS TO PIANE UPE GAME RESERVE

You will wake up early in the Morning for a Sunrise breakfast before proceeding further to the North Eastern part of Uganda to discover the untouched serene wilderness of North-eastern Uganda to explore Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.
Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is located in the north-eastern part of Uganda and covers an area of 2275 square kilometers, making it the second-largest Protected Area in the country. This vast Wildlife Reserve is part of the Greater Mount Elgon Conservation Area and harbors a wide range of extraordinary wildlife and bird species that can be sighted from this Reserve such as cheetahs, jackals, Ostrich, Roan antelopes, leopards, greater kudus, and many others. Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve offers unforgettable game viewing experiences, birding and cultural entertainment from the nearby Karamojong communities and great Photography for the rugged landscape and wilderness scenery. After your Game drive proceed to your Accommodation for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 7TRANSFER FROM PIANUPE RESERVE TO KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK.

After your breakfast we proceed with our journey to Kidepo Valley national park. The Park was gazetted as a national park in 1962 and it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as about 475 bird species. Kidepo National Park ranks among Africa’s finest untouched wildernesses with a picturesque Savannah landscape extending far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges. You will reach the park on time for your lunch. After some relaxation in the late afternoon if time allows you will head out through the park to enjoy the peace and beauty of the park on a leisure drive at your pace in search for Cheetahs, Buffaloes, Zebras, Giraffes, Elephants, lions, leopards and some birds as you enjoy the dramatic nature and a journey through Karamoja the home of the Karamojong people this is truly an unforgettable experience. Later return to the Lodge for dinner and Overnight at:

Meal Plan: FB

Day 8FULL DAY GAME VIEWING IN KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Get up early for breakfast, embark on an extensive all day Game drive in Kidepo valley national park. You will carry a packed lunch and with the company of a ranger guide, start your search for the animals and birds of Kidepo. The park ranger will help you spot the lions that may be sitting on the valley’s various rocks. Other wildlife includes elephants, leopard, bush duiker, jackal, bush-buck, bush pig, ostrich, buffalo and much more, in the wild Narus Valley. Enjoy great views of the wilderness as you proceed through the open plains towards mountains across the border area of Uganda and Sudan where the Kanangorok hot springs are located for you to enjoy a brief walk to observe and photograph. Here you will enjoy more wildlife viewing and if lucky you will be able to see ostriches in this area as this is the only National Park in Uganda where you can find the cheetah and ostrich. The game drive will traverse open plains that extend past Kanangorok Hot Springs towards mountains across the Sudanese border. While at the hot springs, you will take a brief walk to observe and photograph. This is the part of the park where ostriches are most commonly seen. End the evening with dinner and Overnight at the lodge or Camp as above.
Meal Plan: FB

Day 9MORNING NATURE WALK AND AFTERNOON COMMUNITY CULTURAL VILLAGE TOUR.

After an early breakfast, there is a range of Nature walks to choose from as Kidepo valley national park offers a range of nature walks depending on your strength or preference. Shorter guided walks of around two hours can be taken through the Narus Valley extending over a 5km radius from Apoka Tourism Center. The walk to Lomej Mountains can last four hours, the hike starts at 7 am. Guests can also wander along the splendid Kidepo River Valley between banks of attractive borassus palm forest. Namamkweny Valley can be reached in one hour from Apoka.
Later after your Lunch, you will be taken on a guided cultural village tour visiting a Karamojong Village where you will learn about the nomadic lifestyle of the people around Karenga and Kidepo. During this cultural tour you will visit the Karamojong homesteads (manyattas) and see the kraals of cattle, the traditional costumes, stools, spears, headdress, knives, bows and arrows, jewelry, grinding stones and utensils all made locally by the natives. See how these locals live and learn about their culture. Learn how these locals make their distinctive beads, sample the local cuisine, and even learn the tribe’s folklore and beliefs
Meal plan: FB

Day 10TRANSFER BACK TO KAMPALA AND PROCEED TO ENTEBBE AIRPORT FOR FLIGHT HOME.

After your Morning breakfast, enjoy your long drive back to Kampala traveling through the remotest parts of Uganda, see villages and nature passing by the window. You will have lunch en-route. On arrival in Kampala we will proceed to Entebbe International Airport, where we will end our beautiful adventure memories with our final and last movements before your outbound flight home.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

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