Uganda Culture and Wildlife Tour Safari highlights
- Source of river Nile
- Cultural and community experiences
- Game drives & Boat cruises
- Gorilla tracking
Day 1: Welcome for the Uganda Cultural and Wildlife Tour
When you arrive in Uganda, Dagiz Travel staff will receive you at Entebbe International Airport and transport you to your hotel. Your tour guide will give you a brief overview of the destinations and activities for the following day.
Drive time – 20 minutes
Day 2: Transfer to Mbale via Sezibwa
We start the day early with our first stopover at Sezibwa falls for an experience of culture surrounding the falls and Sezibwa river which has an interesting legend as will be told by the tour guide. You will find several people paying pilgrimage to the different Buganda gods believed to heal diseases, cast out curses and give riches. After that experience, we proceed to Jinja and take a boat ride to the source of the Nile. After this, we will overnight in Mbale to start the experience of the Bamasaba culture.
Day 3: Mutoto circumcision grounds
Boys must brave the circumcision knife in the Bamasaba culture, which is practiced on the foothills of Mount Elgon, in order to be recognized as men. The circumstion occurs just once every two years in the “even” years; if it occurs in the “odd” year, we will only hear about its significance from the community and not necessarily be a part of the experience. Discover how to prepare bamboo shoots and savor this Bagisu delicacy.
Day 4: Hike to Sipi Falls & Sabiny Cultural Experience
Today we trek the caves and Sipi falls from both the top and bottom. Enjoy the natural splash of the water as it goes over the rocks. Later trek to the top of the falls to have another experience and view. The Sipi falls in a combination of three water falls all on the slopes of Mt Elgon. We shall trek to all three water falls and enjoy the views from the different spots.
In the afternoon, experience the Sabiny who live on Mt Elgon slopes where they currently are engaged in coffee growing with some of the best coffee found anywhere in the world. We will take visit to a coffee plantation and go through the process of making coffee, starting with how it is grown, harvested, stored and crashed to make a cup of coffee. You might have an opportunity to engage in their music and dance.
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Day 5: Transfer to Moroto – Karamajong cultural experience
Transfer to Moroto today, where we’ll stop at a Karimajong manyata to learn more about their culture. This guarantees that your experience here is true to its surroundings in every way. Later that evening, we reach our straightforward guest house.
Day 6: Full day culture – Karimajong Manyata
We spend the day with the Karimajong tribe today in the neighborhood. Families in the Karimajong live in manyata settings as an extended family, making it a distinctive and fascinating culture.
They lead a special way of life where their primary source of income is livestock. They have a great lot of respect for their elders because they are the ones who make decisions for the community and whose word is considered definitive.
Day 7: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park
The journey to Kidepo valley National Park starts right after breakfast. We drive to this true definition of African wilderness. This remort national park is located on the border with Kenya and South Sudan. The journey to Kidepo valley national park takes us through the country side with beautiful views of Uganda’s villages and people.
Day 8: Full day game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park
On a game drive today, we explore Kidepo Valley National Park. In Kidepo, our goal is to catch up with predators and early risers before they head back to their lairs as the sun rises. This park is still unspoilt in many aspects and is currently recuperating from years of fighting in this area. For unique species close to this seasonal river, search the Kidepo valley and the Narus River. Localized carnivores like the bat-eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal, and cheetah are among the animals that can be found here. Elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, and various antelopes are among the additional animals.
Day 9: Full day culture – Ik people (Uganda Culture and Wildlife Tour)
Today, one of the Karimajong tribes—the Ik—or we spend the day in their community. We will choose which group to visit weeks in advance because each has an own and fascinating culture. To reach the Ik, one must ascend the highlands where they live. With their own culture and relatively distinctive language from other areas of Uganda, they were completely isolated from the rest of humanity.
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Day 10: Transfer to Acholi land
After breakfast, we will bid our goodbyes to Kidepo and transfer for an experience of the Acholi culture. Again the scenery is the typical beautiful rural uganda scenery just like the garden of Eden. This part of Uganda is home to the Acholi people who are resilient having survived the LRA which tortured the area.