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$5400 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Best of Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Experience

Day 1: On your arrival, meet your guide at Entebbe International Airport who will transfer you to Papyrus Guesthouse  for your accommodation.Day 2: Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable National ParkAfter an early breakfast and briefing, fly to Kisoro in southern Uganda. During the short flight you will be able to see Uganda's diversity. Be picked up from the airstrip and driven up to Nkuringo. After lunch, there will be a community walk with one of our guides from the camp. Overnight at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge.Day 3: Gorilla TrekkingTransfer to the visitor’s reception to track a Nkuringo Gorilla group in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park after you’ve been briefed at 8:00am. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend an hour with them observing. Your time in the forest cannot be pre-determined as every day is different from the previous. Return to your vehicle and proceed directly back to the lodge.Day 4: Kisoro - EntebbeYou will be driven back to Kisoro for your flight back to Entebbe. Arriving at Entebbe International Airport, there will be a connecting flight to Kidepo to wait for. The flight takes approximately 2.5-hours to Kidepo. Be picked up from the airstrip and dropped off at Apoka Lodge for check-in. There will be time to relax and have lunch. After, there will be an evening game drive through Kidepo. Overnight at the Apoka lodge.Day 5: Kidepo Valley National ParkAfter an early morning breakfast, set off for a 2-3 hour game drive to Kidepo Valley National Park in search of lions, cheetahs and leopards. Return to the lodge to enjoy the mid-morning with an open swimming pool within sight of the wildlife from the lodge. The lodge offers a viewing platform for wildlife and often at night you will hear the lions and hyenas. Lunch will be served following an evening game drive. Overnight at Apoka lodge.Day 6: Kidepo Valley Park – Cultural visitKidepo is a wildlife bonanza where you can either conduct a morning nature walk accompanied by a ranger escort or take another game drive. In the afternoon, visit the nearby village of Karamojong. The Karamojongs are related to the Masai in Kenya and were mostly nomadic pastoralists. They have been recently been introduced to farming and agriculture. Learn more about the culture and their dance. Overnight at Apoka Lodge.Day 7: Morning Game DriveAfter the morning activities and lunch, you will be transferred to Entebbe. You will be at the Papyrus Guesthouse for day use. Transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your evening flight.

$1200 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Kidepo Wild Life Safari

Pickup from Kampala and travel to Kidepo Valley National ParkYou will start the drive to Kidepo with lunch en route at Gulu town Continue to drive past Kitgum town and be driven through Karamojaland up to Kdepo Vaelly National park. The park offers breathtaking Savannah landscapes, which end in rugged horizon. A huge latitudinal range and correspondingly wide climatic conditions have evolved an extremely diverse flora. Unique birds are found here like the Ostrich, kori bustard and secretary with 463 bird species. overnight at Apoka Rest Camp.Day 2: Two game drivesMorning after breakfast do a game drive. You will most likely be able to view those animals that are unique to the African Savannah like giraffes, antelopes, lions, elephants, hyenas, buffaloes and the Uganda Kobs. The splendid Kidepo river valley dominated by borassus palm forest, startling savannah landscape and the stunning view of the Narus valley situated in the southwest of the park. To the north of Sudan at the Lotukei Mountains and the Morongole range which marks the southern boundary of the park and ending the trail at the Kanangorok hot spring with a view of a number of faunas that can be seen wandering around like the tall Ostrich. After will be driven back to Park bandas for lunch and restingAfter lunch will take on another game drive in the evening exploring different wildlife in the area. Seeing herds of buffaloes, elephants and a variety of birds like ostrich herons, OR or visit the Kanangorok Hot Springs. Return to Apoka Rest Camp for dinner and overnight.Day 3: Another game drive in a different areaMorning and evening game drive in the park exploring different wildlife in the area. The game drive will give you a chance for bird watching having a chance to see some of the rear bird and animal species like the cheetah and hunting dog, bat fox and stripped hyena, gazelles, zebras, Rothschild’s giraffes, antelope species include roan antelope, bush buck, bohor reed buck Jackson's hartebeest, Buffaloes, Elands, Bushbucks, Waterbucks, Elephants and the jackal, From here you will understand by the end of the tour why their pride makes them slow to adapt to the dynamic world and their love for cattle is comparable to the better known Masai of Kenya and Tanzania. Return for overnight at Apoka Rest CampDay 4: Transfer back to kampala Morning after breakfast you will be driven back to Kampala. After stop for lunch on the way and proceed Arrival will be in the evening, then head to Entebbe airport for you' evening flight back home.

$1563 Private & Custom Tours

Kidepo safari - 5 days

Kidepo safari - 5 days Highlights: Game-drives Accommodation level: Budget National Parks included: Kidepo Valley NPDay 1: Transfer to Kitugum  Meet you guide and start your Kidepo safari. You hava a long day in the car ahead of you and can enjoy the Ugandan landscape passing by the windows. Overnight KitgumDay 2: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park After breakfast you make the last part of the journey to Kidepo Valley national park. This park is known as one of the last untoutched wildernesses in Africa. You will reach the park in time for a game-drive and then get to the lodge for lunch. After some relaxation you head out for a evening game-drive and have the chance of seeing for example giraffes, zebras, elephants, lions and leopards.    Overnight at Apoka hostel bandasDay 3: A day at Kidepo valley National Park Get up early to enjoy a morning game-drive in the area of the Kanangorok hot springs. If you are lucky you can see ostriches in this area. After lunch it is time for a cultural experience visiting a Karamojong village. See how the locals live and learn about their culture.  Overnight at Apoka hostel bandasDay 4: Transfer back through Gulu This will be an interesting day in the car as you are travelling through the remotest parts of Uganda, see villages and nature passing by the window. Spend the night in Gulu Uganda's second biggest town. Overnight in the Boma hotelDay 5: Rhino sanctuary and transfer to Kampala After breakfast you start the journey back to Kampala. Along the way to Kampala you will make a stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to make a walk to see the rhinos. Before Kampala your guide will point out to the Popular Luwero triangle and continue through to the City as you have reached the end of your Kidepo 

$55 Outdoor Activities

Kidepo Valley Mountains of the Ik Hiking & Trekking

Hike Mount Morungole and visit the Ik tribe of Northern UgandaMount Morungole (also known as Ikland) is located in the absolute northern hills of Karamoja. Here lives the smallest tribe of Uganda called the Ik. The Ik have always lived in nowadays Kidepo Valley National Park but have been displaced 50 years ago whereby the now live on the mountain ridges.Visiting the IK gives you a rare insight into a unique tribe in Africa. You will find stunningly beautiful Scenery the higher your climb takes you, simply breathtaking scenes in the valleys below you and into the Eastern Rift Valley of Kenya and over to Southern Sudan.Day 1, 7AM: Departure to starting point of the hikeDay 1, 5PM: Return at the gate of Kidepo Valley NP

$1897 Private & Custom Tours

Africas' True Wilderness Safari

Day 1 - Drive From Kampala to Gulu Depending on your arrival time, your GoExplore Safaris representative will meet you at Entebbe international Airport and will transfer you to Kampala for -/+45 minutes have dinner then and relaxation for the long drive in the morning where you will have the best safari. Overnight at Bomah Hotel Day 2 - Drive from Gulu to Kidepo Valley National Park Very early in the morning have breakfast and later your driver guide will drive you entering Kidepo valley national park you will arrive mid-morning while enjoying a game drive enroute to your lodge. Arrive at Apoka Lodge check-in and have lunch later in the afternoon embark on your game drive to look out for the wild animals here you will have an encounter different residents of the park that include the Giraffes, Buffaloes, Elephants, Zebras, Lions and many other different animal and bird species. In the late evening head to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Kidepo Sanavah Lodge Day 3 - Game drives at Kidepo Valley National Park After breakfast, you will set off for another game drive at Kidepo. Explore the park to its fullest as you encounter different animal and bird species. Later in the afternoon, you will have a community walk to the local Karamojong communities who live around the park. These communities have got unique cultures and ways of life that will give you an experience with the true African cultures.Overnight at Kidepo Sanavah Lodge Day 4 - Transfer to KampalaAfter your early morning breakfast prepare for your drive back to Kampala for -/+ 12 hours where you will have a stopover for lunch enroute in Gulu and later proceed with your journey.End of Your Safaris

$4491 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ugandan Odyssey

Day 1 – Arrive at Entebbe Airport Arrive Entebbe Airport. Meet and greet by GoExplore Safaris driver guide and transfer for +/- 1 hour to your accommodation in Kampala.Day 2 – Drive from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National Park Early morning have breakfast and you drive guide will drive you from Kampala to Kidepo valley passing through Uganda’s unexplored destinationDay 3 – Game Drive and Community visit You will wake on a heavy breakfast and later drive around the park where you will spot various animals and encounter the beautiful scenery and landscape in the afternoon after your lunch at the lodge drive to Lorukul community Day 4 – Drive from Kidepo to Murchison Falls national parkVery early morning you will have another breakfast at leisure and as your drive guide will get ready to drive you heading the national park with the World’s Most Powerful Waterfalls that is Murchison falls National parkDay 5 – Game Drive and Boat cruiseIn the Morning after breakfast you will have to drive entering the park for a magnificent wildlife encounter Day 6 – Drive from Murchison falls to Kibale forest This day you will encounter Uganda’s beauty while enroute to the primate’s capital Kibale forest, the place is gorgeous, with breath taking landscape passing through various hills of the escarpments and the rift valley.Day 7 – Chimpanzee Tracking and visit to Bigodi communityBegin and set out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee. Kibale National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in the UgandaDay 8 – Drive from Kibale to Queen ElizabethVery Early Morning drive to the crater lakes around kabarole, and later in in the afternoon you drive get ready after lunch to drive to queen Elizabeth national park Day 9 – Game drive and Boat cruise Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Day 10 –Drive from Queen Elizabeth to BwindiDay 11 – Full Day Gorilla TrackingAfter breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Day 12 – Drive from Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi Day 13 – Drive to Lake Mburo Day 14 - Game drive and Boat Cruise Day 15 – Drive from lake Mburo back to Entebbe Airport

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