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Wildlife,Waterfalls and Lango Culture Safari

This Northern circuit trip will take you to Northern Uganda. Another interesting adventure awaits you. You will visit women projects and community visits and also visit two National Parks Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park. Enjoy the waterfall scenery, game drive and boat ride at Murchison falls National Park.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $3350 - $4750
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 7 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Murchison Falls
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
  • Boating
This Northern circuit trip will take you to Northern Uganda. Another interesting adventure awaits you. You will visit women projects and community visits and also visit two National Parks Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park. Enjoy the waterfall scenery, game drive and boat ride at Murchison falls National Park. Visit Upendo Art and Crafts Centre. This is a women group that has come together to promote the Lango culture through the making of crafts, storytelling and traditional dances.

Day 1

Welcome to Uganda. You will be picked by our guide at Entebbe. You will later travel to Kampala. Depending on your arrival time you may visit the Uganda Wildlife Centre (Zoo) and Botanical gardens. Stay at Hotel Africana.

Day 2

Travel to Lira Mid Northern Uganda to for your community tour. Arrive early afternoon. After lunch visit Upendo Art and Crafts Centre.This is a women group that has come together to promote the Lango culture through the making of crafts, storytelling and traditional dances.These ladies are mostly women who lost their husbands during the Kony insurgency in Northern Uganda. The group facilitates empowerment of the rural person through development of skills, talent and creativity to improve their quality of life. The group was started in 2003. The art and crafts works produced are sold both on the local and international markets. Stay at Kanberra Hotel

Day 3 Lango Culture and historical sites visit

Today after breakfast visit Ngetta Hill the first Lango settlement. It is believed that the first Lango forefathers settled here where the rock stands today. Later visit Aboke girls, a school ransacked by rebel Kony, Barlonyo site and later the Lango cultural centre. Stay at Kanberra Hotel

Day 4 – 5 Murchison Falls National Park

Travel to Masindi for a visit to Murchison falls National Park and Boomu Women Group. Go for a early game drive on the northern part of the park to catch up with the retiring predators and also see other animals like the Elephants, giraffes, Lions. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride to the bottom of the falls. Later on, hike up to the top of the falls to see how wonderful it creates a rainbow as it forces its way through a narrow gorge making a thunderous sound. Kabalega Wilderness

Day 6

Today is community day. Visit Boomu Women’s group near the Murchison falls National Park to have a true experience of an African village. Participate in cooking the day’s lunch from garden to lunch table. These subsistence farmers had little produce left over to sell, so in 1999 the women´s group was formed, with the aim of reducing poverty and malnutrition, and providing an income for the members to be able to pay their children´s school fees. Enjoy Nature walk and historical stories Stay Kabalega Wilderness 

Day 7 Royal mile, Budongo Forest

Today visit the Royal mile in Budongo ecotourism forest. This forest mile was an escape route for King Kabalega on Bunyoro. It was his famous hunting ground. Today it is a popular place for birding and nature walk. An avid birder will enjoy the experience. Stay at Masindi Hotel

Optional activity: Chimp tracking in Budongo and nature walk. or chimpanzee habituation  experience for the whole day. You stay with the chimpanzees and researchers for a full day. Stay at Budongo Eco lodge

Day 8 End of tour.

Optional activity: On Day 7 travel back to Kampala through Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, home to southern white Rhinos. Spend a night in Kampala. Day 8 End of tour.

Inclusions

  • Transport in a 4WD Vehicle.
  • All fuel for the tour;
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;
  • Accommodation .
  • Drinking water.
  • Park-entrance fees .

Exclusions

  • International air fares;
  • Entry visa Uganda;
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance;
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc;

Medical Information.
Participation in our East African tours requires that you are in generally good health. It is essential that persons with any medical problems and related dietary restrictions make them known to us well before departure. The tour leader has the right to disqualify any participant at any time during the tour if he feels the participant is physically incapable and/or if a participant’s continued participation will jeopardize either that individual or the group. There will be no refund given under these circumstances.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Kanberra Hotel
  • Kabalega Wilderness
  • Masindi Hotel
  • Budongo Ecolodge
Giraffe Feeding at Murchison falls Na...
Giraffe Feeding at Murchison falls National Park by Rafiki Eco-Safaris
African Elephant
African Elephant by Rafiki Eco-Safaris
Florence head of Upendo Art & cra...
Florence head of Upendo Art & crafts culture playing 'Adungu" by Rafiki Eco-Safaris
Lango elder makes his position clear.
Lango elder makes his position clear. by Rafiki Eco-Safaris

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