10 Days Best Northern Uganda Adventure Safari

  • 10 Days Best Northern Uganda Adventure Safari


If you want adventure and to visit the wilder places in Uganda then this is the perfect safari for you. A real mix of budget and mid-range lodges, we have chosen the best places to spend a little and to save a little during your safari, giving you real value for money.

Day 1: Arrival at the Airport.

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your guide, briefed about your upcoming journey and transferred to your lodge. We feel it’s best to stay in Entebbe after your flight, the last thing you don’t want to do after a long flight is go on another long car journey. If you arrive early there are many excursions available, and great places to eat, ask your regional expert for more information.

Take a rest, we provide the accomodation

Day 2: Kampala and Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary

In the morning you will transfer to Uganda’s busy capital, where you will do a short city tour visiting the main sights before grabbing your lunch at one of the many restaurants available. After your lunch you will transfer to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you will check in at your lodge inside the sanctuary itself. Once you are settled you will embark on your rhino tracking. The latest you can begin your rhino tracking in 4.30 pm, which is actually the best time to do it as the temperature will be cooler and the rhinos are more active at these times.

Take a rest, we provide the accomodation

Day 3: Shoebill Canoe Ride and Murchison

At 6.30 am you will embark on a 3 hour 30 minutes canoe ride to see the amazing Shoebill stork. This ancient creature is one of the most remarkable birds in the world, and looks like a relic from primeval times. Zziwa is one of the best places to see these magnificent birds. After returning to your lodge you will set off towards Murchison Falls National Park, stopping on the way for lunch. Drive to the top of the falls and later check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Take a rest, we provide the accomodation

Day 4: Game Drive and Nile Boat Safari

Spend the morning on a game drive taking in Murchison’s breath-taking wildlife and scenery, including 4 of the ‘Big 5’, with only rhino missing. In the afternoon you will embark on a boat cruise to see one of the planets great sights, Murchison Falls themselves, where the mighty Nile River squeezes through a 7m wide gorge creating the world’s most powerful water flow, creating the trademark rainbow. During this three-hour cruise you will also get to see the fantastic array of wildlife on the river bank including the Nile crocodiles, monitor lizards, waterbucks, warthogs and a number of beautiful bird species.

Take a rest, we provide the accomodation

Day 5: Kidepo

Today you will grab a packed lunch and take the long drive north to Kidepo. Although the drive is long, you will be driving through towns and villages, getting a glimpse into Ugandan life in the more remote and wild parts of the country, and as you get closer to Kidepo the scenery is breath-taking.

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Day 6: Game Drives

Kidepo is known as one of Africa’s last remaining wilderness and was recently voted in the top three national parks in the whole of Africa, and it’s easy to see why. It combines unbelievable landscapes with a wide variety of big game, including three big cat species; lions, leopards and cheetahs. Also, because of its remoteness, you often almost have the park to yourself. In the morning you will go out on a game drive at sunrise which is the best time to see the animals. In the afternoon you will take the drive to the valley itself, which offers excellent views and is the one of the few places you can see the ostrich in the whole of Uganda. Alternatively you can do a nature walk to spot animal tracks and take in your surroundings on foot.

Take a rest, we provide the accomodation

Day 7: Sipi Falls

Today you will take another long drive south to Sipi Falls, one of the most beautiful areas in Uganda. The falls themselves are breath-taking and a great place to have a swim at the bottom, that is if you don’t mind the cold water. Once you have arrived you will be welcomed with a delicious evening meal, exactly what you need after your long drive.

Take a rest, we provide the accomodation

Day 8: Activity and Jinja

There are several activities you can do at Sipi, whether it’s a walk to the falls, mountain biking or abseiling down the falls. When you begin to tailor make your tour we will discuss which option is best for you. In the afternoon you will transfer to Jinja, the adventure capital of East Africa, where your guide will leave you for the next two nights. Your accommodation is fairly budget but offers excellent views of the Nile and has a great atmosphere to it. There is a great menu full of delicious and relatively cheap food.

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Day 9: Jinja

There are so many activities and things to do in Jinja, from grade 5 white water rafting, to horse riding, to bungee jumping, to quad biking, to cruises to the source of the Nile, the list goes on and on. We like to leave this open so that you can decide what you would like to do once you have arrived and see what you feel like, but if you’d like to book in advance then we can discuss your options with you prior to travel.

Take a rest, we provide the accomodation

Day 10: Back to Entebbe

Today, your guide will return to pick you up and transfer you to the airport. If your flight is later in the evening, then it is possible to squeeze in an extra activity in Jinja.