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11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

Overview of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

The 11 Days wildlife safari Uganda or wildlife tour in Uganda Mount Elgon Hiking trip is an adventure, hiking, chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari in Uganda. This 11 days tour is inclusive of a white-water rafting experience on a Jinja source of the Nile tour, Sipi Falls hike at Mount Elgon National Park, community tour and wildlife encounters at Kidepo Valley National Park, a game drive, boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls at Murchison Falls National Park, rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Arriving at Entebbe International Airport on the first day of your safari a knowledgeable English-speaking Uganda safari driver-guide picks you for a drive to a hotel/lodge in Kampala where you are driven from to Jinja the next day for a boat cruise. After breakfast the next day, you go for a white-water rafting experience then transfer to Kapchorwa the next day and hike to Sipi falls that evening. From Kapchorwa you transfer to Moroto town. A day is spent in Moroto then after transfer to Kidepo the next day. You spend a full day game drive in Kidepo Valley then be transferred to Gulu town the next morning. From there, you then continue to Murchison Falls National Park for a game drive, boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls from where you are driven back to Entebbe international airport with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Highlights of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

Day 1: You will be driven to Jinja town where you undertake an evening boat cruise.

Day 2: After breakfast at your lodging facility, you go for white water rafting at the Nile river then relax in the evening.

Day 3: Early morning after breakfast you are driven to Sipi falls in Kapchorwa within Mount Elgon National Park.

Day 4: This day after morning breakfast, you undertake the Sipi falls to hike to the three beautiful falls.

Day 5: After early morning breakfast, your driver-guide transfers you to Kidepo Valley National Park arriving in the evening.

Day 6: Continuing from Moroto town, you are driven to Kidepo valley National park going past the Karamojong communities in what you can refer to as raw Africa.

Day 7: Along the Narus river, you take a game drive in the golden valley of Kidepo, you have lunch and then continue with an evening game drive.

Day 8: From Kidepo, you are driven to Gulu town in northern Uganda driving past scenic landscapes.

Day 9: From Gulu, you are driven to Murchison Falls National Park arriving in the evening for check-in and dinner at a booked accommodation in Murchison falls park.

Day 10: In the morning, you go for a morning game drive, have lunch and then after undertake an evening boat cruise and hike to the top of the splendid Murchison Falls.

Day 11: After morning breakfast, you are driven back to Entebbe international airport for a departure flight with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Detailed day by day itinerary of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

Day 1 of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

On this day, you will meet your Uganda safari tour driver-guide who welcomes you to Uganda.   In the morning after breakfast, you are driven to the white-water raft start point on the Nile river. You have practical training before you get into the Nile river for white water rafting lasting about 5 hours. You go rafting alongside professional rafters and kayakers with snacks provided during the activity. After white water rafting, you have lunch and then be driven back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 2 of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

After an early breakfast from your hotel, your driver-guide will get you there for a drive to far eastern Uganda. Arriving in the evening in Kapchorwa, you check-in, relax and spend the night at an accommodation in Mount Elgon National Park that was prior booked.  You can take a coffee tour in the evening to the community with a local guide who takes you through the process in which coffee is produced locally.

Day 3 of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

After breakfast, you take time in the beautiful countryside to visit the foothills of Mount Elgon to Sipi Falls filled with a beautiful backdrop. On a full-day hike, you are able to visit all the three Sipi falls to this beautiful flower-filled paradise, birds, waterfalls and streams. Anticipate spending a day in this beautiful haven with picturesque waterfalls and caves. Here you will take several memorable pictures then after return to your lodging facility in the evening.

Day 4 of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

After breakfast, your driver-guide will start the drive for a wildlife safari in Uganda’s Kidepo Valley National Park. Driving to the heart of the golden Kidepo valley going past the dotted Pian-Upe wildlife reserve and Bokora wildlife reserve.  You have lunch en route as you go past scenic places of Napak and several bird species. You proceed to Moroto which is the biggest town in the region where you spend the night.

Day 5 of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

Early morning after breakfast, you embark on a drive to the “untouched” Kidepo Valley National Park. This is mostly referred to as the best wilderness in Africa and the best safari destination or national park in Uganda. Past some of the most beautiful landscapes, you will arrive at this less crowded safari park of Uganda where you will have the chance to have interaction and learn what makes this place a great destination. You check-in, have dinner and spend a night at an accommodation in Kidepo Valley National Park.

Accommodation options: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury/up-market), Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range), Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas (Budget/basic)

Day 6 of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

Following breakfast, you are driven by your Uganda safari driver guide to Kidepo valley park for a whole day game viewing experience. Taking the Kakine circuit, you get the chance to glimpse at the Kuddu, an antelope, the elusive cheetah and many more species of the wild. Later on, after a meal, you are driven to the Kanangarok hot spring point where you have a chance to have a clear view of the whole park till sunset as several species roam within the grassy plains.

Accommodation options: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury/up-market), Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range), Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas (Budget/basic)

Day 7 of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

This morning after breakfast you pack your bags and bid farewell to Kidepo valley national park. The drive takes you to Gulu town in Northern Uganda taking an en-route game drive arriving in the afternoon for lunch and relaxation at a booked accommodation.

Day 8 of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

Waking up in the warm side of the country, you have relaxed breakfast then embark on the drive to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive takes you to booked accommodation in Murchison falls national park where you spend the night.

Day 9 of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

A morning game drive at Murchison Falls park starts your day from 7:00 am within the vast savannah plains of the park. The elephants, lions, leopards and buffaloes alongside many more wild species are possible sightings of the morning. The game drive within wildlife natural habitat lasts 2-4 hours then after return to your lodge for lunch or have packed lunch.

In the afternoon at 2:00 pm, you go for a boat cruise/launch trip to the bottom of the awe-inspiring Murchison falls where you look out for numerous schools of hippos, crocodiles and water birds at the bottom of the falls. At the boat set off point, you have the chance to experience the traditional music and dance from the local people of this community. The boat cruise to the bottom of the falls offers a start point for the hike to the top of the magnificent Murchison falls that takes about 40mins to 1hour. You find your driver-guide waiting for you at the top of the falls for a drive back to your lodging facility.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range/standard: Pakuba safari lodge

Budget/Basic: Fort Murchison Lodge

Day 10 of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

From Murchison Falls National Park you have driven to the adjacent Budongo Forest about 106km away on a 2 hours’ drive. You chimpanzee trekking in the afternoon as you search for man’s closest relatives being one of the most popular safari activities in the country and Budongo Forest being the best destination in the world for chimpanzee photography. You sight the chimpanzee’s chunk fruit and curiously play around for about 2 hours and leaving one of the best Uganda wildlife tour activities. You spend the night at an accommodation facility within Masindi town.

Day 11 of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

In the morning, you have breakfast then after be driven to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking on foot. After about 1 hours’ drive, you arrive at the park where you track Rhinos for about 2 hours then continue with the drive to Entebbe International Airport. In case you need to purchase some crafts, you can do this along Kampala-Entebbe road in one of the craft shops here.

End of the 11 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Trip Uganda & Wildlife Safari Uganda tour

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