21-Day Budget Tour -All About Uganda: Culture and Nature

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Tour Highlights

This 21 day tour will take you to all the Highlights in Uganda. From Bwindi to Kidepo Valley. In 3 weeks you wil get to see the best of the Pearl of Africa. Not only will you see experience nature at its best but you will as well get to meet seveal different tribes, from the Pygmees in Bwindi to the Karamajong in Kotido!

Tour Itinerary

Arrival

  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival at Entebbe Airport and Transfer to your hotel

At Entebbe airport you will be welcomed by our driver and taken to the Hotel. From Entebbe airport to your hotel is about 10 minutes.
If you arrive at night the traffic off course will be less. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by the staff at the Hotel.

Main Destination:
Entebbe
Accommodation:
Gorilla Africa Guest House

  • Budget guest house located in or near Entebbe
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi

Goodmorning! Today you will head straight to Lake Bunyonyi, to go and meet the Mountain Gorilla’s!
The journey will take you south, across the equator where you will have a brief stop-over for a picture and a snack.
You will stop for Lunch after about 4 hours near the town of Mbarara.
The journey will take about 7 to 8 hours.

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation:
Amasiko Homestay

  • Budget chalet located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

After an early breakfast you will drive to the briefing point wherby you wil be briefed by the park rangers, the drive is about one hour from amasiko.
After the briefing it is time to start your search for the Mountain Gorilla’s! The duration of the tracking is hard to tell. It depends on the weather, how far are the Gorilla’s, the physical condition of the participants ect etc. On average a tracking takes about 2 to 4 hours.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation:
Amasiko Homestay

  • Budget chalet located outside Bwindi NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

To Queen Elizabeth National Park including tree-climbing lions of Ishasha

Today you will head to Queen Elizabeth National Park. it wil be a 4 tot 5 hour drive meandering through the mountains towards the plains of Queen Elizabeth national Park. On your way tehre will be a game drive through the southern part of Queen Elizabeth: Ishasha. This part of the park is famous for it’s tree-climbing lions.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation:
The Bush Lodge (Tent)

  • Inside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Game drive and boatride on Kazinga Channel

The day will start with an early game drive to try and find the animals of the night. There are a few pides of lions in the park, the best change to see them is early in the morning Around 2 PM you will start the boatride on Kazinga Channel. After the 3 hour boatride you will go to the Bush Lodge and have dinner.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation:
The Bush Lodge (Tent)

  • Inside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Morning game drive and Rwenzori Mountains

After breakfast you will do another morning game drie in the park, on your way to the Rwenzori Mountains. The game drive will end around 11 AM. Ruboni Camp is located on the slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains. here you wil find some time to relax and enjoy the beauiful scenery.

Main Destination:
Rwenzori Mountains
Accommodation:
Ruboni Camp

  • Budget banda located in or near Rwenzori Mountains
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Relax or take a walk in the Mountains

Today you will have some time to relax. It is also possible to do a village walk up into the mountains with one of the local guides. Ruboni camp is a community based camp. The local guide can tell you everything about the Rwenzoris and how the people live.

Main Destination:
Rwenzori Mountains
Accommodation:
Ruboni Camp

  • Budget banda located in or near Rwenzori Mountains
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Kibale National Park and Bigodi Swamp

After visiting the mountains we will continue to Kibale Forest National park. A huge rain forest with an abundance of wildlife. The main reason why peole come here is to meet our closes relative: The Cimpnzee! But as you will son find out, Kibale has so much more to offer! After checking in and having enjoyed lunch you will go to Bigodi Swamp for a guided tour.

Main Destination:
Kibale Forest National Park
Accommodation:
Lake Nkuruba

  • Budget banda located just outside Kibale NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Chimp tracking and top of the world

Today is time for tracking the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest national park. It will take several ours and it all depends on the number of Chimps and the weather. After the tracking you wil go for ahike to the highest point, overlooking the crater lakes of Kibake national park.

Main Destination:
Kibale Forest National Park
Accommodation:
Lake Nkuruba

  • Budget banda located just outside Kibale NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

To Murchison Falls National Park

This day will be a day of travel from Kibale to Murchison Falls National Park. the journey will atek about 5 to 7 hours depending on the road conditions. You will enjoy the scenery on the way. In the late afternoon you will arrive at Red Chilli rest camp where you can check in and relax while having dinner.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation:
Red Chilli Rest Camp

  • Budget tented camp located inside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

Game drive, boatride and hike to top of the falls

The day will start early and you can take your packed breakfast in the vehicle. After crossing the Nile with the ferry it is time to spot the animals! Murchison falls has the largest number of Rotschild Giraffe among many other lage mammals. In the delta you will probably find many ot hem, and hopefully some of the predators i.e. the lion and leopard.
The game drive will end around 11 AM. After crossing the Nile again you wil have time for lunch and you can prepare for the boatride on the mighty river Nile!

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation:
Red Chilli Rest Camp

  • Budget tented camp located inside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 12

Travel to Kidepo

Today will be a travel day. Leaving Murchison Falls behind you and going all the way North to the most remote and most beautiful National Park in Uganda: Kidepo Valley National park. After leaving Murchison Falls you will drive via Gulu and Kitgum, where you will stop for lunch. You will arrive at Kidepo Savannah lodge in the late afternoon.

Main Destination:
Kidepo Valley National Park
Accommodation:
Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Camping)

  • Budget lodge bordering Kidepo Valley NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 13

Game drive in Kidepo Valley

Since Kidepo wakes up almost an hour earlier then the rest of Uganda we will as well wake up at 06.00 AM today. After a cup of coffee or tea we will drive in about 5 minutes to the park entrance which is near the lodge. There you will be able to see all types of Wildlife. As a bonus you can enjoy the excpetional scenery. Lunch will be enjoyed at the lodge or you can choose to go with packed lunch and have a picknick in the park, where after you will go for an another game drive in the park.

Main Destination:
Kidepo Valley National Park
Accommodation:
Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Camping)

  • Budget lodge bordering Kidepo Valley NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 14

Full day hike to meet the IK people on top of mount Morungole

The IK people are related to the original tribes living in Kidepo Valley NP. After they left the park they went to live on top of the Morungole mountians. A hike to the top is not only an exceptional experience it aslo make you feel what it is like to live in such a remote area! From Kidepo Valleyit is about 2,5 hours drive to the starting point. The Hike will take about 3 hours going up and about 2 hourscoming down.

Main Destination:
Mount Morungole
Accommodation:
Kaabong Resort

  • Mid-range hotel located outside Kidepo Valley NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 15

Transfer to Moroto via Nakapelemoru – cultural village

Kotido is the home of the Jie, one of the most traditional living Karamajong tribes. During the time of catle raides they where known for their courage and fearless batles. Many f them live in the largest Manyata ( village) of East Africa: Nakipelemoru. A collection of hundreds of homestays. Today you will pay a visit to this village and meet some of the people, this activity is one of the income generating projects in Karamoja and the communities benefit from your visit. After lunch you will drive to Moroto.

Main Destination:
Moroto
Accommodation:
Kara-Tunga

  • Mid-range tented camp located in or near Moroto
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 16

Travel to Mount Elgon and Sipi Falls

Full day of travel from Kotido to Sipi falls. You will arrive in the late afternoon. The day will pass through a large part of karamoja on dusty roads and crossing Pian Upe wildlife reserve. After this long journey you will arrive at home of friends where you will enjoy dinner.

Main Destination:
Sipi Falls
Accommodation:
Home of Friends

  • Budget guest house located in or near Sipi Falls
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 17

Hike to the falls and Coffee tour

After a good nights rest you will hike to the top of the Sipi Falls. Climbing up you will enjoy the scenery and maybe have a dive in the natural pool. After lunch there will be a visit planned to one of the coffee farmers. Coffee from Mount Elgon is one of the most apreciated in the world.

Main Destination:
Sipi Falls
Accommodation:
Home of Friends

  • Budget guest house located in or near Sipi Falls
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 18

To Jinja, the source of the Nile

A full day of driving to Jinja, where the source of the Nile can be found. You are leaving the dusty roads behind and slowly entering the green belt of Uganda again! On the banks of the river Nile you will spend the night in a Safari Tent overlooking the river Nile.

Main Destination:
Jinja
Accommodation:
Nile River Camp

  • Budget tented camp located in or near Jinja
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 19

Relaxing on the Nile

Today is a day to relax, you can just sit at the poolside or choose to go horseback riding or take a spin on the shores of the Nile on a Quad bike. If you are a thrill seeker you can opt for a half – or full day rafting! You can discuss with your guide what you prefer to do. At the end of the day you can go for a sundwoner at the source of the Nile!

Main Destination:
Jinja
Accommodation:
Nile River Camp

  • Budget tented camp located in or near Jinja
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 20

To Kampala

Today will be your last full day in Uganda, from Jinja to kampala is about 2 hours drive. After checking in at the guesthouse you will have some time to do some shopping or just relax! An optional activity could be swimming or visiting a traditional dance and music group.

Main Destination:
Kampala
Accommodation:
Bromelia Guesthouse

  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Kampala
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 21

End of the Adventure an dback to Entebbe

After breakfast you will go to Entebbe to prepare for your flight back home.

Main Destination:
Entebbe International Airport
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

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