Kidepo-Murchison-Mount Elgon Venture Off The Beaten Track

Kidepo-Murchison-Mount Elgon-venture off the beaten track

Budget / Midrange / Luxury / Fly or Drive

Budget Safari

Duration:            10 days/9 nights

Type:                  Scheduled or Private
Highlights:          Dinners around the campfire, under the African night sky and waking up in thick of the action / Getting up close to the endangered Rhinos, on foot! / The peace and quiet of the Nile and the thunder of Murchison Falls, just as victorian explorers found it. / The sights and sounds of the ancient Budongo rainforest / Journey through the remote north its bustling towns, regenerating farmlands and stunning scenery/ Game drives through the dramatically scenic Kidepo Valley national park / Lions sunning themselves on rocky outcrops / Buffalo, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hippos, ostrich… / Fresh mountain air at Mount Elgon / Long or short walks around Sipi Falls / Hiking in Mount Elgon National Park / Camping at Tutum Caves, behind the Falls.
Optional Extras: Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo / Village or nature walks in Kidepo

Safari Extension:  2+ nights Jinja Adventure Activities / whitewater rafting / kayaking / horseback safaris / quadbiking / bungee

Up Coming Scheduled Departure Dates

Dec 2014Feb 2015Apr 2015Jun 2015Aug 2015
Tue 23rdSat 21stFri 3rdSat 6thSat 8th

Price per person from $1195 all inclusive

Day 1: (Jinja/Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. +/- 3 hours)

Morning departure from Kampala/Jinja we travel through the villages of rural southern Uganda to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in time for your packed lunch.  You will have a while to explore the visitor centre and settle into your accommodation before we go Rhino Trekking in the late afternoon after the sun has lost its intensity. This is a great opportunity to see these magnificent beasts on foot in a controlled natural environment where the Rhinos are free to roam within the huge sanctuary but are guarded 24/7. The fee you pay goes 100% to Rhino Fund Uganda, in support of their work to establish a viable Rhino population here so the underthreat Rhino can be reintroduced into Ugandas national parks. Dinner is provided at the visitor centre and we will spend the night in this splendid reserve, which is also home to bushbuck, hartebeest, a fantastic array of birdlife and even the occassional leopard and cerval.

Day 2: (Ziwa to Murchison Falls NP via Budongo Forest +/- 5 hours total)

After an early breakfast at Ziwa we head into Murchison Falls and to Budongo Forest. Here we will walk into this ancient tropical rainforest for two hours looking at the majestic flora including Mahogany, Fig trees, Mvuli.  Bird species, some unique to this forest abound and there are also the secretive mammals of the forest including bushbuck, forest elephant and buffalo, leopard, hyrax, the rare blue duicker, and civets. Of course Budongo is home to a wide variety of primates with baboons, colobus and red tailed monkeys and, famously, chimpanzees. There is a chance you will hear or see the chimps on your forest walk but as an optional extra we can arrange the full chimp trekking experience. This is a walk of two to five hours with a 90% chance of seeing these wonderful cousins of ours in the oldest remaining forest in East Africa.  The chimpanzee trekking guides here are trained by the Jane Goodall Institute and are the best in the business with a strong bond to ‘their’ chimps. After your forest experience we move a short distance down the dirt road before reaching the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley and the expansive views across the savannah and woodland of Murchison Falls NP. On the way keep an eye out for baboons, Uganda kob (the national animal), hartebeest, elephant, leopard and the birdlife, particulalry the irredescent forest kingfishers. We will take our packed lunch at the ‘top of the falls’, where the mighty Nile shakes the ground beneath your feet as it rushes, tumbles and froths its way through a seven metre gap in the escarpment. After exploring the area for a while we head deeper into the park before we meet the Nile again at Paraa (“place of Hippos”). Here we cross the river on a small ferry and head into the ‘delta area’ where the Victoria Nile enters Lake Albert.  It is in this area that we will establish our camp for the next two nights. It is also the area with the highest density of wildlife. After pitching our tents we will cook dinner as the sun sets over the blue mountains of the Congo, always under the guidance of our driver, camp manager and armed wildlife ranger. We spend the evening chatting around our campfire under the African night sky, listening to the sounds of the African wilderness.

Day 3: (Murchison Falls NP)

An early wakeup and a quick cup of coffee and some fruit before we take a look in the immediate vacinity to see what we can see. Maybe lions, elephant, giraffe, possibly leopard?  We’ll call in at our campsite for a more substantial breakfast before heading further afield to see what mother nature will allow us a glimpse of today. After a packed lunch in the shade we board the Wild Frontiers river launch and begin our cruise to the foot of the falls.  It take around an hour and a half to reach the falls and on the way we’ll scour the riverbanks, together with your first rate,highly experienced guide, for wildlife.  You will see hippos and crocodiles naturally and a wide variety of spectacular waterbirds and on the banks there’s a chance of seeing buffalo, warthog, elephant and various antelope.  Once at the foot falls we moor briefly to a large rock to wonder at the power of the mighty river before slowly drifting back down into the late afternoon sun, contemplating the explorers and adventurers who saw what we are seeing now.  We’ll get back to camp as the sun is setting with dinner slow cooking in the embers of last nights fire before another peaceful evening spent in the African bush.

Day 4: (Murchison Falls NP to Gulu and Fort Patiko +/- 3 hours)

An early start and pack up camp. One last chance to see some wildlife as we head out of the north-eastern corner of the park en route to the bustling ‘capital of the north’, Gulu. After lunch in Gulu we will settle into our carefully chosen budget guesthouse and a chance to freshen up. In the afternoon we make the short journey to Fort Patiko (‘Bakers Fort’), where explorers Samuel and Florence Baker routed the Arab slave trading fort. It is a facinating place with commanding views of the surrounding countryside and knowledgable local guides. We head back to Gulu for dinner in a local retaurant.

Day 5: (Gulu to Kidepo Valley NP. +/- 6 hours)

After breakfast we take the road north to Kitgum. The tarmac is over and conditions dictate our progress but we expect to take around 2-2.5 hours through the rural north before a quick break in Kitgum. From Kitgum we head north-east to Kidepo. This is a stunning drive as we head into increasingly mountainous terrain before finally bursting through the mountain pass with the beautiful Kidepo Valley National Park laid out before us. We arrive at the campsite in time for lunch, prepared by our camp manager, and an opportunity to stretch your legs and take in the view. In the early evening we take a short game drive into the Narus Valley wetland to see what we can see before returning to the campsite to find your tents set up with all their bedding and the bbq being prepared. We’ll have time now for a warm shower and possibly a sundowner before dinner around the campfire and a peaceful evening listening to the sounds of the bush under the night sky.

Day 6: (Kidepo Valley NP)

Wake up in the middle of the action and watch the sunrise over the Morongole mountains with a coffee and some fresh fruit. Then we begin our day of game viewing with another visit into the Narus valley in search of  lion, elephant, giraffe, eland, zebra, and leopard and to marvel at the sight of the huge herd of buffalo grazing in the wetland. We return to camp for a more substantial breakfast before heading towards the seasonla Kidepo river in search of cheetah and ostirch. We take a packed lunch among the Barassas palms at the Kidepo river, from which the area take their name before returning to camp in the mid afternoon. You can find a nice shady spot to relax or take the optional nature walk or community visit before a traditional African poike stew around the campfire in the evening.

Day 7: (Kidepo Valley NP to Sipi Falls. +/- 10 hours)

Up in time for sunrise again and breakfast and packing up camp for the long journey ahead. One final chance to see some wildlife on our way out of the park and the reverse journey to Kitgum. After a short break in Kitgum we head south to Lira where we will stop for lunch. In the afternoon we head further south through the marshland of eastern Uganda before we climb into the foothills of Mount Elgon and our accommodation perched on the edge of the cliff overlooking the famous Sipi Falls. Time for a sundowner and dinner with a view of the falls and the Karamoja plains in the distance. Our accommodation is small dormitories in the local style.

Day 8: (Mount Elgon NP)

After breakfast we take the short journey to the Mount Elgon NP forest exploration centre centre to meet you wildlife authority mountain guide.  We set off on the 11km hike Tutum caves through tropical rainforest and bamboo forest.  It’s a reasonably tough walk of around 6 hours to the caves and a fairly good level of fitness level is required. We take lunch on the way and then explore the caves and waterfalls. We have the option of camping in the caves behind the waterfalls or at the mountain huts where you will prepare your dinner.  On the hike you will carry your own tents and food but you do have the option of hiring a porter (not included). Shorter (day outing) or longer walks are available.

Day 9: (Mount Elgon NP/Sipi Falls)

After breakfast at Tutum caves we make our way back down the mountain on the look out for waterbuck, bushpig, forest hog, hyena, cerval and more likely a wide variety of primates. We will arrive back at the forest exploration centre where you will be met by your driver and taken back to Sipi Falls in time for lunch. In the afternoon is yours to relax, but if you still have the energy you can do one of many fairly short hikes around Sipi Falls or perhaps the coffee tour or mountain biking (optional extras).

Day 10: (Sipi Falls to Jinja/Kampala +/- 3hrs/5hrs)

In the morning we can hike to Sipi Falls if we did not do it the previous afternoon before we leave Sipi Falls for the last leg of our journey, back to Jinja or Kampala.

Safari Extension 1, 2 or 3 nights: Jinja Adrenalin.

You can add two nights at Lake Bujagali, 8kms out of Jinja to experience your choice of adrenalin activities including whitewater rafting, horseback safaris, jet boating, mountain biking, quadbikes, bungee, sunset cruises and more.

Safari Price Guide

Number of GuestsTwoThreeFourFiveSix
Price per Person$1975$1495$1295$1195$1145

Mid-range Lodge & Camping Safari

Duration:            10 days/9 nights

Type:                  Private
Highlights:          Dinners around the campfire, under the African night sky and waking up in thick of the action / Getting up close to the endangered Rhinos, on foot! / The peace and quiet of the Nile and the thunder of Murchison Falls, just as victorian explorers found it. / The sights and sounds of the ancient Budongo rainforest / Journey through the remote north its bustling towns, regenerating farmlands and stunning scenery/ Game drives through the dramatically scenic Kidepo Valley national park / Lions sunning themselves on rocky outcrops / Buffalo, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hippos, ostrich… / Fresh mountain air at Mount Elgon / Long or short walks around Sipi Falls / Hiking in Mount Elgon National Park / Camping at Tutum Caves, behind the Falls/ The Experience of some of Ugandas best value lodges-Amuka, Murchison River Lodge and Sipi River Lodge.
Optional Extras: Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo / Village or nature walks in Kidepo

Safari Extension:  2+ nights Jinja Adventure Activities / whitewater rafting / kayaking / horseback safaris / quadbiking / bungee

Day 1: (Jinja/Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. +/- 3 hours)

Morning departure from Kampala/Jinja we travel through the villages of rural southern Uganda to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in time for lunch.  You will have a while to explore the visitor centre and settle into your accommodation at Amuka Lodge and a quick dip in the pool before we go Rhino Trekking in the late afternoon after the sun has lost its intensity. This is a great opportunity to see these magnificent beasts on foot in a controlled natural environment where the Rhinos are free to roam within the huge sanctuary but are guarded 24/7. The fee you pay goes 100% to Rhino Fund Uganda, in support of their work to establish a viable Rhino population here so the underthreat Rhino can be reintroduced into Ugandas national parks. Dinner is provided at your lodge and we will spend the night in this splendid reserve, which is also home to bushbuck, hartebeest, a fantastic array of birdlife and even the occassional leopard and cerval.

Day 2: (Ziwa to Murchison Falls NP via Budongo Forest +/- 5 hours total)

After an early breakfast at Amuka we head into Murchison Falls and to Budongo Forest. Here we will walk into this ancient tropical rainforest for two hours looking at the majestic flora including Mahogany, Fig trees, Mvuli.  Bird species, some unique to this forest abound and there are also the secretive mammals of the forest including bushbuck, forest elephant and buffalo, leopard, hyrax, the rare blue duicker, and civets. Of course Budongo is home to a wide variety of primates with baboons, colobus and red tailed monkeys and, famously, chimpanzees. There is a chance you will hear or see the chimps on your forest walk but as an optional extra we can arrange the full chimp trekking experience. This is a walk of two to five hours with a 90% chance of seeing these wonderful cousins of ours in the oldest remaining forest in East Africa.  The chimpanzee trekking guides here are trained by the Jane Goodall Institute and are the best in the business with a strong bond to ‘their’ chimps. After your forest experience we move a short distance down the dirt road before reaching the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley and the expansive views across the savannah and woodland of Murchison Falls NP. On the way keep an eye out for baboons, Uganda kob (the national animal), hartebeest, elephant, leopard and the birdlife, particulalry the irredescent forest kingfishers. We will take our packed lunch at the ‘top of the falls’, where the mighty Nile shakes the ground beneath your feet as it rushes, tumbles and froths its way through a seven metre gap in the escarpment. After exploring the area for a while we head deeper into the park and to your lodge-the fabulous Murchison River Lodge. Sundowners and dinner in the lodge with its great views up down and across the Nile.

Day 3: (Murchison Falls NP)

An early wakeup and full breakfast before heading to Paraa (‘place of Hippos’) to cross the Nile for our morning game drive in search of lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hyena, hartebeest and more. After a lunch at the lodge we board the Wild Frontiers river launch and begin our cruise to the foot of the falls.  It take around an hour and a half to reach the falls and on the way we’ll scour the riverbanks, together with your first rate,highly experienced guide, for wildlife.  You will see hippos and crocodiles naturally and a wide variety of spectacular waterbirds and on the banks there’s a chance of seeing buffalo, warthog, elephant and various antelope.  Once at the foot falls we moor briefly to a large rock to wonder at the power of the mighty river before slowly drifting back down into the late afternoon sun, contemplating the explorers and adventurers who saw what we are seeing now.  We’ll get back to the lodge as the sun is setting in plenty of time for dinner.

Day 4: (Murchison Falls NP to Gulu and Fort Patiko +/- 3 hours)

An early breakfast again and one last chance to see some wildlife as we head out of the north-eastern corner of the park en route to the bustling ‘capital of the north’, Gulu. After lunch in Gulu we will settle into our carefully chosen mid-range hotel and a chance to freshen up. In the afternoon we make the short journey to Fort Patiko (‘Bakers Fort’), where explorers Samuel and Florence Baker routed the Arab slave trading fort. It is a facinating place with commanding views of the surrounding countryside and knowledgable local guides. We head back to Gulu for dinner at your hotel.

Day 5: (Gulu to Kidepo Valley NP. +/- 6 hours)

After breakfast we take the road north to Kitgum. The tarmac is over and conditions dictate our progress but we expect to take around 2-2.5 hours through the rural north before a quick break in Kitgum. From Kitgum we head north-east to Kidepo. This is a stunning drive as we head into increasingly mountainous terrain before finally bursting through the mountain pass with the beautiful Kidepo Valley National Park laid out before us. We arrive at the campsite in time for lunch, prepared by our camp manager, and an opportunity to stretch your legs and take in the view. In the early evening we take a short game drive into the Narus Valley wetland to see what we can see before returning to the campsite to find your tents set up with all their bedding and the bbq being prepared. We’ll have time now for a warm shower and possibly a sundowner before dinner around the campfire and a peaceful evening listening to the sounds of the bush under the night sky.

Day 6: (Kidepo Valley NP)

Wake up in the middle of the action and watch the sunrise over the Morongole mountains with a coffee and some fresh fruit. Then we begin our day of game viewing with another visit into the Narus valley in search of  lion, elephant, giraffe, eland, zebra, and leopard and to marvel at the sight of the huge herd of buffalo grazing in the wetland. We return to camp for a more substantial breakfast before heading towards the seasonla Kidepo river in search of cheetah and ostirch. We take a packed lunch among the Barassas palms at the Kidepo river, from which the area take their name before returning to camp in the mid afternoon. You can find a nice shady spot to relax or take the optional nature walk or community visit before a traditional African poike stew around the campfire in the evening.

Day 7: (Kidepo Valley NP to Sipi Falls. +/- 10 hours)

Up in time for sunrise again and breakfast and packing up camp for the long journey ahead. One final chance to see some wildlife on our way out of the park and the reverse journey to Kitgum. After a short break in Kitgum we head south to Lira where we will stop for lunch. In the afternoon we head further south through the marshland of eastern Uganda before we climb into the foothills of Mount Elgon and our accommodation-Sipi River Lodge. The lodge is nestled down beside the Sipi River with its own private access to the lovely upper falls. Dinner will be served at the lodge in front of a roaring fire to ward off any mountain chill.

Day 8: (Mount Elgon NP)

After breakfast we take the short journey to the Mount Elgon NP forest exploration centre centre to meet you wildlife authority mountain guide.  We set off on the 11km hike Tutum caves through tropical rainforest and bamboo forest.  It’s a reasonably tough walk of around 6 hours to the caves and a fairly good level of fitness level is required. We take lunch on the way and then explore the caves and waterfalls. We have the option of camping in the caves behind the waterfalls or at the mountain huts where your dinner will be prepared.  On the hike you will carry your own small pack but a porter will carry your food and tent.Shorter (day outing) or longer walks are available.

Day 9: (Mount Elgon NP/Sipi Falls)

After breakfast at Tutum caves we make our way back down the mountain on the look out for waterbuck, bushpig, forest hog, hyena, cerval and more likely a wide variety of primates. We will arrive back at the forest exploration centre where you will be met by your driver and taken back to Sipi River Lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon is yours to relax, but if you still have the energy you can do one of many fairly short hikes around Sipi Falls or perhaps the coffee tour or mountain biking (optional extras).

Day 10: (Sipi Falls to Jinja/Kampala +/- 3hrs/5hrs)

In the morning we can hike to Sipi Falls if we did not do it the previous afternoon before we leave Sipi Falls for the last leg of our journey, back to Jinja or Kampala.

Safari Extension 1, 2 or 3 nights: Jinja Adrenalin.

You can add two nights at Lake Bujagali, 8kms out of Jinja to experience your choice of adrenalin activities including whitewater rafting, horseback safaris, jet boating, mountain biking, quadbikes, bungee, sunset cruises and more.

Safari Price Guide

Number of GuestsTwoThreeFourFiveSix
Price per Person$2250$1890$1695$1545$1485

Luxury Lodge Fly-Drive Safari

Duration:            8 days/7 nights

Type:                  Private
Highlights:          Stunning lodegs in perfect surroundings/ Commanding views of the north and Kidepo Valley NP from the plane / The peace and quiet of the Nile and the thunder of Murchison Falls, just as victorian explorers found it. / The sights and sounds of the ancient Budongo rainforest / Journey through the remote north its bustling towns, regenerating farmlands and stunning scenery / Game drives through the dramatically scenic Kidepo Valley national park / Lions sunning themselves on rocky outcrops / Buffalo, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hippos, ostrich… / Fresh mountain air at Mount Elgon / Long or short walks around Sipi Falls / Hiking in Mount Elgon National Park (optional) /Camping at Tutum Caves, behind the Falls/ The Experience of some of Ugandas best lodges-Apoka, Murchison River Lodge or Nile Safari Camp and Sipi River Lodge.
Optional Extras: Village or nature walks in Kidepo/ Hiking in Mount Elgon NP

Safari Extension:  2+ nights Jinja Adventure Activities / whitewater rafting / kayaking / horseback safaris / quadbiking / bungee

Day 1 (Jinja/Kampala to Sipi Falls +/- 3 hours/5 hours)

We leave fairly early and make our by road through the fertile Busoga landscape to the bustling market town of Mbale. From Mbale we branch off the main road up into the foothills of Mount Elgon before the final steep ascent to Sipi Falls. We reach our beautiful lodge on the banks of the Sipi River in time for lunch in the cosy bar/restaurant. In the afternoon we can explore some of the private ‘upper falls’ on foot or perhaps visit the local coffee plantations and roasters of the very finest Mount Elgon coffee.  Dinner is served at the lodge beside a roaring fire to ward off the mountain chill.

Day 2 (Sipi Falls)

After a hearty breakfast there are a number of hiking options in the area from short to long.  The terrain is steep and so a reasonable level of fitness is required, but the rewards are fabulous.  Walking down through the farmland to the foot of Sipi Falls and even behind them and wonderful views from the top of the cliffs across the Karamoja plains will stay with you. The afternoon is yours to enjoy. Resting tired limbs with a nice cup of coffee to the sight and sound of the upper falls or something more adventurous such as cycling if you still have the energy!

Day 3 (Sipi Falls to Murchison Falls NP +/- 7 hours)

After breakfast we make our way back down the mountain side and join the road heading north towards Soroti and Lira. Gradually the limestone outcrops give way to the extensive papyrus marshland of eastern Uganda. We stop for a light lunch at the Italian mission restaurant outside Lira before heading on to Murchison Falls NP.  We enter the park through the northern side and will have the chance to see plains game such as giraffe, buffalo and elephant. We reach Paraa where we will board a Wild Frontiers launch for a sunset cruise towards the Nile delta area.  You will see hippos and crocodile and possiblly elephant, buffalo, warthog, Uganda kob and other plains game on the banks of the river.  There is also the chance of spotting the weird, wonderful and elusive Shoebill Stork in one of its few remaining habitats.  All the while you will be enjoying cheese and wine before being dropped right at your lodge, where your luggage will already be safely in your rooms.  The amazing views continue from the beautiful surroundings of your lodge as you enjoy dinner to the sounds of the African bush.

Day 4 (Murchison Falls NP)

An early wakeup and full breakfast before heading to Paraa (‘place of Hippos’) to cross the Nile for our morning game drive in search of lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hyena, hartebeest and more. After a lunch at the lodge we board the Wild Frontiers river launch and begin our cruise to the foot of the falls.  It take around an hour and a half to reach the falls and on the way we’ll scour the riverbanks, together with your first rate,highly experienced guide, for wildlife.  You will see hippos and crocodiles naturally and a wide variety of spectacular waterbirds and on the banks there’s a chance of seeing buffalo, warthog, elephant and various antelope.  Once at the foot falls we moor briefly to a large rock to wonder at the power of the mighty river before slowly drifting back down into the late afternoon sun, contemplating the explorers and adventurers who saw what we are seeing now.  We’ll get back to the lodge as the sun is setting in plenty of time for dinner.

Day 5 (Murchison Falls NP)

A day of optional activities. We can rise early and go for a game drive (included in price) or lay in bed a while longer and relax around the lodge and swimming pool or go for a guided walk in the local village.  In the afternoon there is the option of going to the southern extremes of the park and the ancient Budongo forest for chimpanzee trekking (additional cost-must be prebooked). This is a walk of two to five hours with a 90% chance of seeing these wonderful cousins of ours in the oldest remaining forest in East Africa.  The chimpanzee trekking guides here are trained by the Jane Goodall Institute and are the best in the business with a strong bond to ‘their’ chimps. Alternatively we can just relax around the pool or visit the ‘top of the falls where the mighty Nile shakes the ground beneath your feet as it rushes, tumbles and froths its way through a seven metre gap in the escarpment.

Day 6 (Murchison Falls NP to Kidepo Valley NP flight 2 hours)

A relaxed start to the day before we head to the nearby airstrip for your flight to Kidepo Valley NP.  It is a beautiful flight across the farmland of northern Uganda before flying over the Morongole mountain range and decending into the Narus Valley.  You will be met by a 4×4 and taken to the beautiful Apoka Safari Lodge in time for lunch and an opportunity to stretch our legs and take in the view from the lodge, your room or the swimming pool. In the early evening we take a short game drive into the Narus Valley wetland to see what we can see before enjoying a sundowner from the viewpoint over the valley. Dinner at the lodge and the opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of the wilderness from the comfort of the lounge.

Day 7:

Watch the sunrise over the savannah and then breakfast at the lodge or even in the bush! Then we begin our day of game viewing with another visit into the Narus valley in search of  lion, elephant, giraffe, eland, zebra, and leopard and to marvel at the sight of the huge herd of buffalo grazing in the wetland. We return to the lodge to freshen up before heading towards the seasonal Kidepo river in search of cheetah and ostirch. We take a packed lunch among the Barassas palms at the Kidepo river, from which the area take their name before returning to the lodge in the mid afternoon. You can find a nice shady spot to relax by the pool or take the optional nature walk or community visit before dinner and the enchanting equatorial night skies light the savannah at your feet.

Day 8:

Our flight leaves Kidepo in the early afternoon so in the morning it’s your choice: another game drive? Lie in bed, sit on your balcony or even in the outdoor private bath and watch the game from there? Maybe a dip in the pool? Whatever you decide it’s fabulous to do it here. After lunch, reluctantly, we fly to Entebbe arriving in the late afternoon or, if you take the ‘Jinja Adrenalin Extension’ we fly into Jinja.

Safari Price Guide

Number of GuestsTwoThreeFourFiveSix
Price per Person$3890$3890$3690$3690$3490
Jinja Adrenalin Extension$4290$4290$4090$4090$3950

Safari Package Includes

  • 4×4 vehicles specially adapted for game viewing
  • English speaking guides
  • All accommodation costs on a twin share or dormitory basis
  • All park fees and game drive fees
  • Rhino Trek
  • Murchison Falls Boat Trip
  • Camp attendant/cook
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary (not included for Jinja Adrenalin Extension)

Recommended Daily Spending Allowance

USD $15 – 30 per day

The above is a guideline only.

Optional Extras

  • Village Walk $10,
  • Nature Walk $30,
  • Jinja adrenalin prices on application

Safari Package Excludes

  • Airfare to and from Uganda and/or Domestic Airfare
  • Visa’s
  • Airport transfers (we recommend Pineapple Express-www.entebbejinjashuttle.com)
  • Travel Insurance
  • First and last night’s accommodation in Jinja, Kampala or Entebbe (except Jinja for Safari Extension)
  • All beverages except tea, coffee or juice taken at breakfast where breakfast is included
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature like telephone calls
  • Any activity, meal or accommodation NOT mentioned in the itinerary
  • Porters and other luggage service

What to bring?

Uganda’s parks and campsites are unfenced. You may need to leave your tent briefly in the night and to do so safely you will need a good torch.

Kidepo is generally hot and sunny during the day so sunscreen and a hat are a good idea, but it does get chilly at night there and at Mount Elgon so a good jacket/jumper is also advisable.

There is no power supply in the wilderness so please charge you cameras and phones to the brim before departure.

Spending money for additional activities.  There are no banks where we’re going!

What to leave behind?

Try to keep you luggage to a minimum. We travel with all our camping equipment so if you can leave big bags somewhere safe it makes it more comfortable for everyone.

Basic Terms

This is the African wilderness, we do our very best to keep to the programme and timings but sometimes the weather/animals/roads get the better of us!

Payment. A deposit of 25% is due at the time of booking, non-refundable from three weeks prior to the Safari. The balance is due one week prior to departure. From within Uganda, please pay in either US$ or UGX into any Equity Bank branch to:

Buffalo Rocks Limited
UGX a/c 1028200730610
US$ a/c 1028200730612