6 Day Kampala Cultural Tour & Kidepo Valley Wildlife Safari

Uganda cultural tour kampala and Karamajong

Kampala Cultural Tour & Kidepo Valley Wildlife Safari

Tour Overview

Kampala Cultural Tour, the safari will give you the opportunity to traverse the major landmarks in Kampala city to experience the historical monuments that have shaped the destiny of this nation. Among others, this cultural tour will include the earliest civilizations of the Buganda Kingdom, the Kasubi tombs, the Uganda National Museum and the Uganda Martyrs Shrine where 22 Christian faithful were set ablaze for refusing to renounce their newly found Christian faith by the Kabaka of Buganda.  The Cultural tour safari then takes you to the far North of Uganda to give you the unforgettable experience of interacting with the Karamajong tribe inhabiting this region – a unique tribe with very authentic African culture.  Here you will also participate in amazing game viewing in Kidepo National park; one of Africa’s last great wilderness areas – a tract of rugged savannah landscape dominated by Mount Morungole and cut by the Kidepo and Narus Rivers making Kidepo an oasis in the semi desert.

Safari highlights

  • Buganda’s cultural heritage
  • Martyrs shrine
  • Uganda Museum
  • Game drive in Kidepo
  • Nature walk in Kidepo
  • Karamojong culture and lifestyle

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our safari guide who will transfer you to Kampala to a hotel booked for you. In case you have had an early flight to Uganda, you will be taken on a brief visit to a cultural site within the city and the details of the Uganda cultural tour will be briefed to the travelers at the hotel where you’ll spend the night.

Accommodation: Anderita Beach Hotel, Papyrus Guesthouse Entebbe,, Gately Inn Entebbe

 Day 2: Visit to Buganda Kingdom and Martyrs Shrine

You start off with a visit to Buganda Kingdom. Uganda’s Monarchies present a rich cultural heritage that Uganda proudly boasts over other safari destinations in Africa. From here you proceed to visit the Martyrs Shrines at Namugongo, a historical site where 22 Martyrs were set ablaze on the orders of a Buganda King for refusal to renounce Christianity. The cultural tour in Kampala will conclude with a visit to the Uganda National Museum to see the ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions that represent the country’s colourful past. And if it’s a Friday, Saturday or Sunday you have the opportunity in the evening to experience a unique cultural entertainment of the main cultures of Uganda at the famous Ndere Cultural Centre.

Accommodation: Anderita Beach Hotel, Papyrus Guesthouse Entebbe,, Gately Inn Entebbe

Meal plan: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Travel to Kidepo Valley National Park via Gulu

We drive Northwards via Gulu to the land of the pastoralist Karamojong natives, arriving in the evening. The journey will take 9-10 hours through a dusty and bumpy road. This land also boasts of Kidepo Valley National Park, which is Uganda’s second biggest National Park but rarely visited because of its remote distant location.

Safari Accommodation

  • Average range: Apoka safari lodge, safari lodge
  • Luxury: Noah’s Ark Hotel , Narus Valley , habibat Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 4: Game Drive in Kidepo Valley 

Today you will explore the Kidepo valley to see the abundant wildlife that assembles in the river bed to access water. Baboons will be seen roaming along the floor of Kidepo River and under the palm trees.

Safari Accommodation

  • Average range: Apoka safari lodge, safari lodge
  • Luxury: Noah’s Ark Hotel , Narus Valley , habibat Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Day 5: Cultural Village Tour in Kidepo

You will be taken on a guided cultural village tour where you will learn about the nomadic lifestyle of the people around Karenga and Kidepo. During this cultural tour you will visit the Karamajong homesteads (manyattas) and see the kraals of cattle, the traditional costumes, stools, spears, headdress, knives, bows and arrows, jewelry, grinding stones and utensils all made locally by the natives. In the evening you will be taken for a sunset game drive to explore more of Kidepo.

Safari Accommodation

  • Average range: Apoka safari lodge, safari lodge
  • Luxury: Noah’s Ark Hotel , Narus Valley , habibat Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Travel to Kampala

We drive back to Kampala using the Northern route via Karuma Falls arriving in the evening for your departure flight the following day.

This safari package includes;
  • Transportation (type of car ) 4WD min van with pop up roof for excellence safari view.
  • Game drive
  • All fuel for the trip.
  • Driver / guide.
  • Guide ranger fees.
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
  • All activities are described in the itinerary.
  • Park fee is according to the program.
  • Meals are according to the program.

However, the package excludes:  Personal Expenses like:, tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee, personal insurance, Visa , and tips to guides

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