North East Uganda
Culture & Nature
DAY 1-2: ENTEBBE
Situated on a peninsula in Lake Victoria, the former seat of Uganda’s government, Entebbe is just a short drive from the current capital and offers plenty to keep visitors amused. This charming town features tree-lined streets and serves as an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. Tourists can look forward to spending days on beautiful beaches along the banks of Lake Victoria, stroll through the fields and forests of the magnificent Botanical Gardens, or pay a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for country’s orphaned chimps.
DAY 2-4: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Stretching from the shores of Lake Albert, Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest National Park. The Nile River flows through the middle of the park creating the impressive Murchison Falls which is the park’s major attraction. The landscape features dense rainforest, undulating savannah and a diversity of abundant wildlife. Visitors can enjoy prime game-viewing along the Buligi Circuit. The forests are home to numerous primates, including Chimpanzees, and near the river, buffalo, elephants and Rothschild-Giraffes can be seen. Other commonly spotted wildlife
DAY 4-6: KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
One of Uganda’s most stunningly beautiful reserves, the remote Kidepo Valley National Park stretches across broad swathes of savannah studded with hills and rock clusters, and is traversed by the forest-flanked Lorupei River. It is home to roughly 80 mammal species, 28 of which are found at no other park in the country, and is particularly well known for its rich population of raptors and over 450 species of bird. Visitors can look forward to excellent wildlife sightings including greater and lesser kudu, eland, lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and a variety of plains game.
DAY 6-9: MOROTO
Located in Moroto District, the town of Moroto is set in the Northern Region of Uganda. Resting at the foot of the 3,083 metre-high Mount Moroto, the town is known for its cultural tourism, natural surrounding scenery, and abundant wildlife. Visitors can explore Mount Moroto and the surrounding forest reserves of Pian-Upe, Bokora and Matheniko which protect a variety of habitats from dry montane forest to dry savanna inhabited by an array of species including 220 bird species, as well as a collection of monkey and wild cat species and many more. Visitors can explore the network of scenic trails traversing the area, learn about the way of life of the nomadic Karamajong people, and browse a variety of traditional crafts and souvenirs. Other commonly spotted species in the area include: hyenas, buffalos, dik-dik, and the Greater and Lesser Kudus.
DAY 9-11: MOUNT ELGON
Situated along the border of Uganda and Kenya, Mount Elgon is the oldest and largest solitary volcano in East Africa and has one of largest intact calderas in the world. This extinct shield volcano is split by the Uganda/Kenya Border with a Mount Elgon National Park in both countries. It measures an impressive 80 kilometres in diameter and rises over 3000 metres above sea level. Mount Elgon is home to a variety of rare plants and abundant wildlife. The area also offers excellent climbing and walking along Koitobos, the highest peak on the Kenya side, reaching up to 4200 metres.
DAY 9-11: KAMPALA
Bordering the magnificent Lake Victoria, Uganda’s capital city – Kampala – sprawl out over a series of undulating hills and despite the development, this ‘Garden City’ is known for its tree-lined avenues. This bustling city serves as the commercial hub of the country boasting a blend of African markets, modern skyscrapers, international hotels, bars, and casinos. It provides an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. Visitors can look forward to learning about the country’s rich and colourful history at the Uganda Museum; enjoying a number of activities on Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake; and visiting the Namugongo Martyrs Shrines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the nearby Mburo National Park to catch a glimpse of local wildlife including: hippo, zebra, gazelles, crocodiles, warthog, and variety of birdlife.
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