Highlights: Boat-cruise, game-drives, top of the falls, chimps trekking and Rhino sanctuary
Accommodation level: Mix of budget and mid-range
National Parks included: Kidepo Valley NP and Murchison Falls NP
Day 1 – Transfer and Rhino sanctuary
Meet your safari guide and leave Entebbe/Kampala in the morning for your safari to Kidepo Valley national park and Murchison Falls national park. The target for the day is Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where Uganda’s rhinos are protected. We arrive for lunch in the sanctuary before having a walk to see the rhinos up-close.
Overnight Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
Day 2: Transfer to Kitgum
After breakfast you set off towards Kitgum. You hava a long day in the car ahead of you and can enjoy the Ugandan landscape passing by the windows.
Day 3: Arrive to Kidepo Valley National Park
After breakfast you make the last part of the journey to Kidepo Valley national park. This park is known as one of the last untoutched wildernesses in Africa. You will reach the park in time for a game-drive and then get to the lodge for lunch. After some relaxation you head out for a evening game-drive and have the chance of seeing for example giraffes, zebras, elephants, lions and leopards.
Overnight Apoka hostel bandas
Day 4: A day at Kidepo valley National Park
Get up early to enjoy a morning game-drive in the area of the Kanangorok hot springs. If you are lucky you can see ostriches in this area. After lunch it is time for a cultural experience visiting a Karamojong village. See how the locals live and learn about their culture.
Overnight Apoka hostel bandas
Day 5: Transfer to Gulu
This will be an interesting day in the car as you are travelling through the remotest parts of Uganda, see villages and nature passing by the window. Spend the night in Gulu Uganda’s second biggest town.
Overnight Boma hotel
Day 6 – To Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast you set off for the drive to Murchison Falls national park. Be there around lunch time. When you have finished your lunch it is time to experience the top of the falls. It is an amazing feeling to stand their enjoying the view and hearing the water roar. Have a relaxed evening at the lodge.
Overnight Red Chilli rest camp
Day 7 – Game-drive and boat-cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
Get up early in the morning to meet the animals of the savanna. During this morning game-drive you can see giraffes, elephants, lions and more. In the afternoon it is time for a boat-cruise on the mighty Nile spotting for example hippos, crocodiles and birds on the shores. Spend the night in Budongo forest (a part of Murchison Falls) to get close to the jungle.
Overnight Budongo Eco Lodge
Day 8 – Chimps trekking and transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe
Be woken up by the sounds of the jungle. After breakfast you set off in to the fascinating forest to trek for chimps. You will be surrounded by beautiful views and finally reach the point where the chimps are. When you are back from the trek your guide meets you and starts the drive back to Kampala/Entebbe.