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16 DAYS AMAZING UGANDA FAMILY/GROUP/HONEYMOON TOUR

HomeUganda Safaris16 DAYS AMAZING UGANDA FAMILY/GROUP/HONEYMOON TOUR
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Jun
16 DAYS AMAZING UGANDA FAMILY/GROUP/HONEYMOON TOUR

16 Days Uganda Photography Adventure

This trip will take you through the most scenic areas of Uganda that will reward you with lots of photography opportunities. You will drive through the north of the country and the south where by wherever you are feels like a different country. The flat plains of the Karamoja region provide some of the best sunsets on the African continent. The south and west provide a different kind of landscape filled up with hills and high altitudes that give you an awesome scenic view of the real African villages. The tropical rain forests that are a habitat to Africa’s most admired primates lie on the base and edges of the of the western part of the great east African rift valley and are bordered by great savanna national parks that are a home to thousands of wildlife flora and fauna.

Through the jungle you won’t miss out on the beautiful dormant volcanoes that stand on the boarders of Uganda/Rwanda/ Congo around the Virungas area that will grant you photo views from the top of the lava dammed Lake Mutanda. If you want award winning photos, I doubt if you would love to miss this.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1

On arrival, our representative will pick you up and drive you to your hotel for relaxation and preparation of the next amazing days around the pearl of Africa.

Day 2

After a delicious breakfast we shall drive east though the capital city of Uganda [Kampala] famously known as the city of 7hills because of the old outstanding features that are seen from a far distance and catch everyone’s eyes from a distance. Cross the mighty River Nile and drive to Sipi falls that flow down the world’s free standing caldera {Mount Elgon]. The location of these falls provides an amazing sunset over the flat plains and will be a great opportunity to capture our first sunset

Day 3

Wake up on a beautiful sunrise for breakfast and go for a medium hike around the Sipi falls impressive waterfalls and later transfer to the Karamoja region through Pian Upe game reserve that will give you a lot of photo opportunities with the landscapes and wildlife in this beautiful area such as Ostriches, bufallos, cheetah, among others.

Day 4

Experience the life of a nomad warrior in the Karamoja region as you learn about the tactics and weapons they used during their cattle raids on the neighboring communities such as the Masai, Manyata, Ik and the Turkana that live on the Kenya and south Sudan boarders. You could decide to have a visit to the Karamajong family and learn about their day-day life experience as well as local wood curving by a crafts man. This provides you the opportunity to engage and interact with the local people for a whole package of awesome memories.

Day 5

Morning participation in the cattle milking process and transfer to Kidepo valley national park the true African savanna wilderness with lots of wildlife to spot such as giraffes, lions, cheetahs, buffaloes, elephants, leopards, zebras and many different bird species. Check in the hotel for lunch and go for an afternoon safari through the narus valley that has the largest migration of water buffaloes on the African continent.

Day 6

We always a touch of charity on our trips and that’s why we shall wake up on early morning visit to one of Uganda’s isolated tribes living in the Murongole mountains that stand high on the boarder of Uganda and south Sudan. The community has a population of less than 900 people living in grass thatched huts that shows the real life of an African village and lifestyle. Return through the Kidepo valley where the park derives its name as we try to spot some wildlife en-route to the lodge

Day 7

Early morning drive around the park to catch some of the great sunrises and spot wildlife as we head out North West to Murchison falls national park. The drive will take us through the Nilotic homesteads that are exclusive to this area and meet happy faces en-route despite the daily hard work.

Day 8

We shall take on an early morning start to catch the early cats and have a picnic breakfast on the Albert Nile as we watch the hippos, antelopes, buffaloes and much more wildlife stare at us. Expect to do an afternoon launch trip on the Victoria Nile that will bring us close to schools of hippos, water buffaloes, crocodiles, elephants, water birds and lots of wildlife that come down to grab a drink. You will then spot the Murchison falls from a distance and be dropped off at the bottom to start the hike to the top of the world’s strongest waterfall that flows down a 45m narrow gorge. Later we shall drive to our hotel for relaxation as we prepare for a beautiful drive to the primate capital on the next day

Day 9

After breakfast we shall embark on our long drive to the primate capital of East Africa [Kibale Forest national park] via the Albert escarpment that will reward you with amazing views and a touch of the African village’s lookout. On a good day, if the weather is clear enough we expect to view the Blue Mountains in the Democratic Republic of Congo. En-route we shall have a stopover in Hoima central market for a walk around the market and buy some fruits for our en-route snacks. We shall also learn about the different organic Ugandan foods that will enlighten us on what the Ugandan delicacy looks like.

Day 10

On this day we shall meet and greet the chimps that are close to the human race and view quite a number of other monkeys such as the red colobus, black and white colobus, mangabeys, blue monkeys and lots of birdlife. After the swamp walk we shall either decide to do a swamp walk in Bigodi or a community local food preparation and have a taste of the organic food delicacy.

Day 11

Today we shall drive to the melody of wonders that will reward you with amazing landscapes and do an afternoon launch trip that will bring you close to the African wildlife that dwell along the Kazinga channel that connect lakes George and Edward. En-route we shall have a good view of the Rwenzori mountains and visit the Kiwa hot springs to have a bathe in a local underground warm pool. Expect lunch en-route and an optional evening safari to spot some wildlife in the savanna plains of kasenyi.

Day 12

We shall leave the hotel early morning for a safari through the north of Queen Elizabeth to increase our chances of spotting the shyest African cats in their savanna habitat and drive through Ishasha the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth that’s famous for the tree climbing lions and continue with the transfer to the Mountain gorilla forest. We expect to have lunch en-route and check into our hotel later in the evening as we catch the amazing sunsets over the Bwindi impenetrable gorilla park.

Day 13

The long awaited day is here when we shall encounter the Grorilla forest to meet and greet with the world’s most gentle primates in one of the dense tropical rain forests of the world that will reward you with once in a lifetime unending smiles and memories after setting eyes on the massive ‘Mountain Gorillas’. The trekking is never easy or hard, it’s always fun walking through the jungle and experiencing what life is like in the forest. The hike may be short or long depending on the Gorilla movements. We shall then drive on to Lake Bunyonyi after the ultimate gorilla experience that will reward us with a lot of beautiful views and sunsets.

Day 14

Today we shall stay and relax at one of the most beautiful lake in the world covered with 29 islands that offer one of the most beautiful landscape photography chances you can ever have. The lake is the second deepest in Africa with a depth of 45 – 900 m offering less survival of water mammals hence healthy for swimming and engaging in a number of adventure activities such as canoe treks, boat rides, high ropes climbing and zip lining across the lake and much more. This will be a hustle free day, where you will have optional activities and decide on what you really would like to do, you can also opt to relax and enjoy the views

Day 15

Today we shall drive to one of Uganda’s unique national parks that is a habitat to unique wildlife such as impalas, elands, plain zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, topi and over 320 different bird species making it a top destination for both safaris and bird watching. You expect to do a walking safari in the Lake Mburo savanna plains as you enjoy a great company of pretty wildlife around you.

Day 16

As  we conclude our  beautiful wildlife and adventure tour around the pearl of Africa, today you will be blessed with a cultural tour to explore and learn about the culture if the Bahima who are a semi nomad tribe living around Lake Mburo national park with their treasure long horned cows. You will have a chance to participate in the milking process and much more cultural excursions of the bahima people. We shall then return to the lodge for breakfast and check out as we embark on our journey back home with bags full of beautiful memories. En-route, expect a stopover at the equator line that divides the world into the northern and southern hemispheres for souvenir shopping and lunch.

END OF ULTIMATE UGANDA ADVENTURE

TRIP COSTS

 

MID-RANGE

 

$5105 Solo traveller

$3908 per person (2 – 4 people)

$3185 per person (5 – 9 people)

 

BUDGET

 

$4165 Solo traveller

$3090 per person (2 – 4 people)

$2445 per person (5 – 9 people)

 

Trip costs include

  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits
  • Accommodation on half board
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Park entry fees
  • Driver guide allowances
  • Drinking water en-route
  • Boat trips and safaris as per itinerary
  • Hikes and walking safaris as per itinerary
  • Community and cultural tourism as per itinerary

 

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