11 Days 4×4 self-drive Eastern circuit
Day 1 Kampala to Jinja
After breakfast, embark on a drive to Jinja tour with a stopover at Ssezibwa falls and Mabira forest for a forest walk to view different primates, butterfly and bird species. After that, continue to Jinja to see the source of the Nile, take photos and later head to Jinja Nile resort for dinner and overnight.
Day 2. White water rafting.
Have breakfast at the lodge and embark on a lifetime adventure experience of White water rafting on the mighty River Nile. You may go horse riding, Tubbing or quad biking. Feel the adventure all the way. In the afternoon after taking lunch, you will return to lodge for relaxation. Dinner and overnight at jinja Nile resort
Day 3: Jinja to Sipi Falls.
Have breakfast and embark on a picnic drive to Mbale on the edges of Mount Elgon. Have lunch enroute and proceed to Sipi Falls, arrive in time for a hike to Uganda’s highest waterfalls that consist of three spectacular chains of falls. This hike will take you through interesting villages surrounded with coffee plantations and will also give you beautiful views of the Karamoja plains. Other possible activities you can enjoy at the falls are abseiling, birding as well as tasting Arabica coffee. Dinner and overnight at Sipi River Lodge.
Day 4: Drive to Moroto
Embark on a picnic drive to Moroto, arrive in time for hike to mount moroto and an overnight at Karantunga Safari Camp
Day 5: Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park
Today you will embark on picnic drive through Karamojong manyattas to Uganda’s remotest national park with the unexploited wilderness. Upon arrival, have lunch and check in your lodge and thereafter go to visit typical Karamojong manyattas and experience their ways of life, learn about their cultures and get entertained with their traditional dances and drama. Dinner and overnight at Nga’moru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range)
Day 6: Narus valley and Kanangorok hot springs
Morning Game Drive to the Narus valley to see the early grazers such as see cheetahs, black-backed jackals that are only found in Kidepo as well as buffaloes, giraffes, maneless zebras, reedbucks, lions, leopard, Jackson’s hartebeest. Kidepo is also home to ostriches which you will see during the game drives through the park. After lunch, drive through Kidepo valley with a visit to the Kidepo river valley and kanangorok hot springs. Dinner and overnight at Nga’moru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range)
Day 7: Hiking to the IK people
After breakfast, drive to the base of Morungole ranges with packed lunch to start your hike to the IK people. Then Drive to Murchison Falls and check in at Murchison River Lodge.
Day 8: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
With your packed breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive with your ranger who will help you spot the a big number of wildlife found in the Park, you will be able to spot a lot of wildlife like elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds. After the game drive, you will drive back to the hotel for lunch as you prepare to enjoy the boat cruise on River Nile. This boat will allow you get close to the water animals which include hippos as well as the Nile crocodiles. The Nile has got many stunning bird life which is also enjoyed while taking your boat trip; these include; the bee eaters, colored king fishers, shoebill stork, grey throated and the yellow billed birds. After the boat cruise, you will go for a rest at Murchison River lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: chimp tracking in Budongo
Have breakfast and packed lunch, then drive to Budongo Forest and report to the offices of Uganda Wildlife Authority, for briefing about the dos and don’ts of chimpanzee tracking. You will be given ranger to guide you in the forest. Tracking can take you for like 5 – 6 hours and after seeing them, you are given a maximum of 1 hour with the Chimpanzees, take the pictures, then after come back to the starting point, drive to the lodge for relaxation and prepare for the following day journey to Nakasongola. Dinner and overnight at Budongo eco-lodge
Day 10: Drive to Nakasongola – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Have breakfast and drive to Nakasongola for Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, this drive is about 2:30 hours reaching in time for check in and lunch at Amuka Lodge, in the afternoon, you will be joined by rangers as you go tracking the endangered rhinos through the bushes. This is the only place where you can track rhinos in Uganda. Return back at Amuka Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 11: Drive to Entebbe International Airport.
On this day you will have breakfast at the lodge and embark on your journey back to Entebbe International Airport for your departure.