8 Days Uganda Cultural and Primates Tour

Day 1, Arrival and birding in Entebbe
On arrival at the Airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative. Depending on the time of your arrival, Early arrivals will enable you visit some places in Entebbe like Botanical gardens for birding where you will be able to see bird species like the orange tufted, red chested Sunbirds, orange weaver, slender-billed, Northern Brown –throated, yellow backed, Jackson’s Golden –backed, Black-headed, Vieillot’s black weavers, you may also spot the long tailed Cormorant, Common Squacco and black-headed herons, hamerkop, African Open-billed Stork, yellow billed duck, Grey headed gull, various terns, giant and pied Kingfishers and swamp Flycatcher on the lake Victoria shores. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel/Imperial Resort Beach Hotel (Luxury)/ Gately on the Nile or Boma Guest House (Midrange)/ Central Inn or Sunset Hotel (Budget)

Day 2, Transfer to Kampala
After breakfast, you will transfer to Kampala which is the country’s capital city for a short city tour. You will visit cultural sites like the King’s Palace, Kasubi tombs, religious sites like the Namugongo Martyrs’ shrine, Bahai Temple which is the only one of its kind in Africa and it’s used for meditation, Namugongo and Rubaga Cathedrals. Other places to visit include: Uganda Museum known to be the oldest in East Africa, the man made Kabaka’s lake and Makerere University which is the oldest institution in Africa. Dinner, refreshments and overnight stay at Serena Hotel or Sheraton Hotel (Luxury)/ Cassia Lodge (Midrange)/Excellent Hotel or Ministers Village Hotel or Hotel Sojovaro (Budget)

Day 3, Transfer to Jinja
After your breakfast at the Hotel, you will transfer to Jinja and the journey will offer you with sights of the en route flora and Fauna in Mabira forest and also a stopover at Sezibwa falls. The falls are on Sezibwa River which is the only river believed to be born by a human being. Detour the Mabira forest where you will enjoy spontaneous views of the bird life and monkeys at this spot. Proceed to Jinja where you will visit the mighty Source of River Nile. Also visit the Kyabazinga’s palace (Busoga Kingdom’s King). Dinner and overnight stay at Jinja Nile Resort for Luxury/ Nile Anchors Palace or Sun Set Hotel for mid range/ Cool Breeze Hotel for Budget

Day 4, Whitewater rafting
After your breakfast, you will set off for the most exciting adventure in Jinja on the Nile River.  The starting point is at Bujjagali and here you will first see where all grade rafters begin and end their rafting adventure. This will take you through the magnificent grade 8 rapids on the Nile and also reward you with spectacular views of the bird haven on the mighty Nile River. After the raft, you will transfer back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Jinja Nile Resort for Luxury/ Nile Anchors Palace or Sun Set Hotel for mid range/ Cool Breeze Hotel for Budget

Day 5, Transfer to Tororo
After breakfast, you will transfer to Tororo for a hilarious experience of climbing the Tororo Rock hill where the highest altitude of the hill is 4865ft. you will be rewarded with a  visit to the ancestral cave and the various Rock paintings on the hill. Return back for lunch at the Hotel and in the afternoon, take pleasure from the community entertainment as you get exposed to the cultural performances from the native residents of the area. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Tororo Rock Hotel

Day 6, Sipi Falls
After breakfast, you will transfer to Mbale. Have lunch in Mbale town and in the afternoon participate in the forest walk with in the Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Sipi Falls Resort, Lacam Lodge or Sipi River camp

Day 7, Sipi Falls Tour
After breakfast, you will visit the Romantic Sipi Falls. The nature walk to the falls will reward you with sights of different floral species including Elgonensis lobelia and dotted clusters of peculiar groundsels. Return back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for cave exploration and also visit the plantations of coffee, sugar cane and bananas. Dinner and overnight stay at Sipi Falls Resort, Lacam Lodge or Sipi River camp

Day 8, Forest walk and transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, you will go for a short guided forest walk to search for different bird species. Later transfer back to Kampala with lunch en route in Jinja town. Also visit the famous Bujjagali falls and later transfer back to Kampala reaching in the evening. Drop off will be at your Hotel or at the Airport for your flight back home

 

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