11 Days Eastern/Northern Uganda Scenic Drive

The scenic self-drive in the pearl of Africa covering both Eastern and Northern tourist destinations offering the best of the Pearl of Africa rewards. The long adventure safari starts and ends in Kampala through Jinja town renowned east African capital of adventure doing the Bungee jumping, white water rafting. Hiking at Mt. Elgon and visiting the three phases of Sipi waterfalls, take a game drive through the off the beaten paths watching different wildlife, cruising to Murchison Falls the world’s most powerful waterfall, and tracking the endangered white rhinos in their natural state at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Key activities on the adventure circuit

White water rafting, Bungee jumping, Wildlife game drive, Hiking, Boat cruise, Chimpanzee tracking and Rhino tracking as well.

Detailed itinerary of the Uganda Eastern and Northern adventure route circuit

Day 1: Drive to Jinja

Upon your arrival at Entebbe airport either receive your car hired or be picked up by our representative. Drive from Entebbe to Jinja for your overnight

Start: Entebbe

Destination: Jinja

Accommodation: 2 Friends Guesthouse

Day 2: White water rafting

White water raftingToday you will take a morning boat ride to the source of the Nile the world’s longest river, and spend the rest of your day enjoying the bungee jumping and white water rafting up to grade 4 and 5 for advanced rafters. Uganda is the leading destination for a draft adventure in the East African region.

Destination: Jinja

Accommodation: 2 Friends Guesthouse

Day 3: Hiking of Mount Elgon

Today take an early morning drive to Mount. Elgon via Mbale town, spend a full day hiking through the Mt. Elgon sighting wider ranger of the domant caldera accompanied by several wildlife encounter including elephants, kobs, as well several bird species.

Start: Jinja

Destination: Mt. Elgon

Accommodation: Mt. Elgon Hotel

Day 4: Tracking through the Sipi waterfalls

Sipi fallsThis day you will take an early morning drive to the Sipi waterfalls and track through among the three phrases from the highest to the lowest point. Enjoy the hike through the coffee and banana plantations, after take an evening drive to Moroto Pian-Upe game reserve.

Start: Mt. Elgon National Park

Destination: Pian-upe

Accommodation: UWA bandas

Day 5: Pian-Upe game reserve

Take a guided morning game drive in the savannah opening of Pian-Upe game drive rewarding with various. The park accommodates various animals including the elephants, buffalos, cheetah, impalas among many animals and various bird species. And you will visit manyatta hurts for the Kalamagonjo people and learn about their culture.

Start: Pian-Upe Game reserve

Destination: Moroto

Accommodation: Mt. Moroto Hotel

Day 6: Kidepo Valley National Park

Today spend a full day driving to Kidepo valley National Park through a beautiful scenic and ragged savannah pocked with acacia woodland with your packed lunch en-route.

Start: Moroto

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Day 7: Game drive and cultural encounter

kidepo valley National ParkFollowing the well-served breakfast, it’s a day to explore the hidden treasure of the lost Eden. There are herds of elephants, buffalos, zebras, and numerous antelope species, chances to watch lions, leopards, and many bird species including secretary birds and many, especially along the Narus Valley. Afternoon hours after lunch refreshments take a cultural visit to the community around the park for cultural entertainment.

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Day 8: Kidepo Lonyili summit hike

Today will spend a full day hiking Mt. Marungole to the special Ik people, hike 12km covered in both going and returned. Can enjoy the culture Ik people who speak the Spanish like language and do some volunteering/charity work if wish to.

Detination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Day 9: Aruu waterfalls and Murchison Falls National Park

Today prepare to transfer to Murchison falls national park; you will have a stopover at Aruu falls in Padar along Gulu road.

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation: Bwana Tembo Safari Camp

Day 10: Game drive and Boat cruise

Top of Murchison FallsToday you will take a morning game drive through various tracks on the Northern banks of Murchison Falls National Park to the Nile delta, expect as much wildlife encounters on your adventure drive. And also enjoy the afternoon game boat cruise to the bottom of the world’s most powerful waterfall while watching several of games and birds. Hike to the top of the falls to watch how the huge volumes of waters force into the narrow gorge to form a thunderous roar.

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation: Sambiya Resort Lodge

Day 11: Chimpanzee tracking and rhino tracking

ziwa RhinosThis morning drive earlier to Budongo Eco Lodge the starting point for Chimpanzee tracking which starts at 8 am. Track the chimpanzees of the Budongo forest in the Southern banks of Murchison; tracks can last for about 30minutes to 6 hours. Take lunch refreshments and drive to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to trace the only rhinos in Uganda that are in their natural setting.

Drive back to Kampala drop off can either be at Kampala at your reserved hotel or at Entebbe airport for your scheduled flight.

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