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7 Day Big five wildlife safari Uganda

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7 Day Big five wildlife safari Uganda

This 7 Day Big five wildlife safari will give you conjoined experience in Murchison Falls NP and Kidepo Valley NP. The main activity is wildlife viewing plus some bit of birding and culture. On your arrival in Entebbe, you will be welcomed and picked up by our skilled and experienced guides and transfer to Gulu. You will get a chance to visit the Zziwa rhino sanctuary. The following day of your safari you will drive to Kidepo Valley National Park from where you will visit the Narus valley, Kidepo valley, hot springs as well spot wildlife in the park. On day 5 of your safari, you will drive to Murchison Falls National Park; you will enjoy hiking the falls, game drive, launch cruise on the falls, Spot big five and other wildlife. The last day of your safari which is day 7, you will drive back to Entebbe from where you will connect to your home flight.

Trip highlights

Day 1; Arrival and pick up from Entebbe Airport and transfer Gulu

Day 2; Gulu to Kidepo Valley National park

Day 3; Game drive-in the Narus Valley

Day 4; Game drive in the Narus Valley and hot springs visit in Kidepo valley

Day 5; Transfer to Murchison Falls National park

Day 6; Game drive and launch cruise

Day 7; Transfer back to Entebbe to connect to your home flight

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1; Arrival and pick up from Entebbe Airport and transfer Gulu

On arriving, you will be welcomed and picked up by our experienced driver, he will brief you on how the course of your will be. You will begin your journey to Gulu town in Northern Uganda; this is an interesting drive on a smooth road and there are a number of optional activities en-route notable among them being a visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Have lunch en-route and proceed to Gulu arriving in the evening.

Overnight stay at your lodge

Main Destination; Gulu

All meals included

Drinking water and fruits throughout

 

Day 2; Gulu to Kidepo Valley National park

Breakfast will be served early on the second day of your safari before you embark on your journey to Kidepo Valley National park. This is a 3 to 4 hours’ drive with eye catching sites along the way including Small grass thatched house and scenic views of hills which separate the lands of Acholi and Karamoja.

You will cross some season rivers and arrive Kidepo Valley NP well in time for lunch and evening game drive in the Narus Valley

Overnight stay at your lodge

Main Destination; Kidepo Valley National Park

All meals included

Drinking water and fruits throughout

 

Day 3; Game drive in the Narus Valley

We shall do a game drive on the Day 3 of your Safari. Wakeup to energizing breakfast amid tranquil nature and head out for a game drive in the Narus Valley.  Then valley is popular for mammals such as elephant, giraffe, antelopes, buffaloes, zebras and birds.  The valley is home to the only permanent source of water. Narus River and thus convergence place for a lot of game.

Overnight stay at your lodge

Main Destination; Kidepo Valley National Park

All meals included

Drinking water and fruits throughout

Day 4; Game drive in the Narus Valley and hot springs visit in Kidepo valley

After your breakfast, you will visit Narus valley for another game drive. The park has great observation with binoculars and you will have happy to use them when you can never have enough of game drive in this park! Return to the lodge for lunch and unwind a bit before embarking on drive to Kidepo valley close to south Sudan boarder to visit the hot springs and you can encounter Ostriches within the region.

Overnight stay at your lodge

Main Destination; Kidepo Valley National Park

All meals included

Drinking water and fruits throughout

Day 5; Transfer to Murchison Falls National park

ON this Day we shall have breakfast and then drive depart from Kidepo National park to Murchison Falls National park entering the park with an en-route game drive in the northern sector. You will visit the top of the falls and proceed to your lodge where you will unwind and spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight stay at your lodge

Main Destination; Murchison Falls National park

All meals included

Drinking water and fruits throughout

Day 6; Game drive and launch cruise

After your breakfast, you will depart the lodge to catch up the ferry to Paraa and embark on a game drive during which you will encounter a number of animals including the big five. Have lunch and in the noon time embark on the launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. The cruise will enrich you with sights of different birds, giant crocodiles, as well as more wildlife that come to drink here. You can do a hike to the top of the falls and meet your guide there and transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay a above.

Overnight stay at your lodge

Main Destination; Murchison Falls National park

All meals included

Drinking water and fruits throughout

Day 7; Transfer back to Entebbe to connect to your home flight

On the last day of your safari, you will have breakfast and transfer back to Entebbe with lunch en-route arriving in the afternoon. You may opt for a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary if you missed that on Day one. Proceed to Entebbe airport for your onward flight.

No accommodation; End of tour

All meals included

Drinking water and fruits throughout

Tour Details

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Departure & Return Location

John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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