8 Days Uganda Safari to Eastern Region

Join  the 8 Days Uganda Safari to the Eastern region of the country. The safari offers you memorable game viewing, cultural encounters, water fall hiking and white water rafting with Engagi Safaris. Explore Kidepo Valley National Park, Pian Upe Wildlife reserve, Sipi falls and source of the Nile on one safari.  The safari  starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe Uganda.

Trip Summary

Day 1:Pick up and transfer to Kidepo valley

Day 2: Game drive & tour hot springs

Day 3: Transfer to kotido, visit the Manyata cultural village

Day 4:t Transfer  to Pian upe game reserve & evening game drive

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala

Day 6: Transfer to Sipi Falls – Abseiling

Day 7: Tour the three Sipi falls &Transfer to Jinja

Day 8: White Water Rafting & Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:Pick up and transfer to Kidepo valley

The driver guide from Engagi Safaris will pick you  from your hotel or airport and transfer to Kdepo Valley National Park in North western Uganda. Have a lunch stop over in Gulu town and there after embark on a 3 hours drive to reach Kidepo Valley National Park. Dinner and overnight at Nga Moru Wilderness camp.

Day 2: Game drive & Kanarangok hot springs

In the early morning, drive to  Naru valley for game viewing and Ostrich watching.  Lookout for wild animals  like elephants, cheetahs, buffaloes, giraffes, lions, leopards, bush duikers, jackals, bush pigs, water bucks, warthogs, jackals, mountain reed buck, Kuddus, Caracal and spotted hyenas and many bird species. Return to the lodge for late breakfast and wait for hot lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Kanangorok hot springs in the northern park of the park towards Kidepo river. There you will witness local people bathing in the hotsprings for healing from various skin diseases. Return to Nga Moru Wilderness camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to kotido, visit the Manyata cultural village
Have morning breakfast and transfer to Kotido for cultural experience in Manyata cultural Village. Enjoy the cultural traditions, practices and norms of kalamajong people and learn more about their social life. Manyata is known as the biggest cultural village in the world.   Dinner and overnight in Moroto Town

Day 4: Transfer  to Pian Upe game reserve & evening game drive

After breakfast, transfer to Pian Up wildlife  reserve which is the largest wildlife in Uganda and the second biggest protected area after Murchison Falls National park. pian Upe is one to numerous bird species and wild animals and hence a must visit. Go for evening game drives in the park for close encounters of wild animals grazing and hunting in the park before retiring for night rest. Dinner and overnight at Pian Upe Bandas.

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala for departure

Have breakfast, check out of the lodge and drive back to Kampala for an overnight.

Day 6: Transfer to Sipi Falls – Abseiling

After breakfast, embark on the journey to Sipi falls in Mount Elgon National Park in Kapchogwa  eastern Uganda. Enjoy the scenic 4 hours drive via Mbale town reaching in the afternoon. Relax at Sipi River lodge for, lunch. In the afternoon, abseil at the waterfalls rewarding you will a memorable experience. Dinner and overnight at Sipi River Lodge

Day 7: Tour the three Sipi falls &Transfer to Jinja

Have breakfast and hike to explore the 3 waterfalls that make up the mighty Sipi falls. A hike to explore the series of 3 waterfalls covers a distance of roughly 7 kilometers climbing up and down hills. Expect slippery and muddy ladders which make this hiking more adventurous. You will then descend via local farms to the bottom of the main waterfall larking end of your waterfall hiking. In the evening drive to Jinja for an overnight in Jinja town.

Day 8: White Water Rafting & Departure

After breakfast,  transfer to the rapids of River Nile for the adventurous white water rafting near the source of the Nile. The activity begins with a briefing about safety tips from the experts. With your life jackets on, you will then board the boat and cruise towards the strong rapids. Expect to get wet and fall of the boat into the waters. Remember to apply the safety tips to ensure a memorable adventure. In  the evening return to Kampala for departure

End of the Safari

Safari Inclusions

  1. Ground transport
  2. Accommodation and meals
  3. Park entrance fees
  4. Night game drives (optional)
  5. Driver guide allowance
  6. Bottled drinking water
  7. Government Taxes
  8. Community visits
  9. white water rafting
  10. waterfall hiking

Safari exclusions

  1. Alcoholic beverages
  2. driver guide tip
  3. phone calls
  4. optional activities
  5. other personal expenses