7 days Uganda Safari, Off the Beaten Path Adventure Safari

7 days Uganda Safari, Off the Beaten Path Adventure Safari - 7 Days

7 days Uganda Safari, Off the Beaten Path Adventure Safari

7 days of discovering the less explored parts of Uganda like Kidepo Valley National Park which is among the most remote places in East Africa and most unfrequented Parks in Uganda found in Karamoja in Northeastern part of the country. The safari combines both mid-range and luxury accommodation basing on your preference. According to CNN Kidepo Valley National Park is among the finest parks in Africa; you will find rocky outcrops in the grassy plains surpassed by steep rough mountains extending from Southern Sudan and to the west as you will have a view downwards into the Turkana plains of Kenya.

Very few people visit this park, but the few that visit are certainly rewarded by the splendor of this place. As many perceive the park to be Wild Africa, this unspoiled Kidepo valley has an abundance of wildlife including several uncommon bird species.

The 7 Day discovering the unexplored Uganda is among the most worthwhile Uganda 7 day safaris and moreover away from the crowds, offering views of an abundance of wildlife, beautiful scenery, thrilling cultural visits and a lot more. Gradually, this is becoming one of the more well liked safari alternatives for any discerning Traveler to Africa. Enjoy your safari as you discover and explore the undiscovered Uganda

Day 1
Kidepo Wildlife Safari

Leave Kampala by 6:30am and drive north for Kitgum town; this drive will take the entire day so you will have lunch on the way accompanied by 2 sodas or a beer. You will be provided with bottled drinking water in the vehicle. You will make several stops to take photos and a leg-stretch on this long 8 hours drive. This park has remained pristine mainly because of its distant location.

You will reach Fugley’s Guest House a clean comfortable facility with nice food (expats travel several miles to unwind here), it has a swimming pool and an ideal place to have a night’s slumber before proceeding to the Kidepo Valley National Park the following day.

The accommodation is basic, the food, cold beverages, swimming pool and the welcome will certainly make your stay very enjoyable. Dine at Fugley’s in Kitgum.

Day 2
Adventure safari at Kidepo

After an early Breakfast you continue with the drive to Kidepo Valley Park where you will arrive in time for time for lunch. The drive takes you through a terrain very different from the rest of Uganda. Check in at the lodge of your choice. Rest the whole evening and have dinner and spend a night.

Accommodation options; Apoka safari lodge(luxury)/Nga moru wilderness camp(Mid-range)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 3
Karamajong Culture and community safari

After a wonderful breakfast, you will set off for to check out the terrain and wildlife in this very remote part of Uganda whereby you will go for a fascinating game drive in the Savannah grasslands, the dry river bed, hills and small forests. Animals like buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, lions, cheetahs as well as birds will be seen, plants plus trees will stun you as you will keep wondering how they have managed to survive in semi-arid part of the country.

You will also drive to the Karankorog Hot Springs seeing several wild animals on the way. Each game drive will be very unique though you take the exact same route two times, there will always a new thing to see and find. The birds, scenery and animals, will surprise you and we recommend that you have your camera near so as to take all the good shots.

Have Lunch at your Lodge and after leave for a cultural experience with the Karamajong people culture; they are a people proud of their native culture. Their great love for rearing cattle is matched to that of the renowned Maasai people in Kenya as well as Tanzania. These proud warriors live a very unique lifestyle and in fact they believe that God gave them the right to own cattle so all that cattle even that owned by other people, the Karamajongs believe is theirs. You will observe their lifestyle, how they cook their food, see them enjoy life; dance their traditional dances, and also their compassion for the cattle. Head back and have dinner and overnight at the Lodge. Enjoy another night with the only sounds of this African wilderness in Kidepo Valley National Park.

Accommodation options; Apoka safari lodge(luxury)/Nga moru wilderness camp(Mid-range)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 4
Guided Nature walk

Have another delightful breakfast listening to the beautiful melodies of birds singing up in the trees. Enjoy the nice breakfast well-prepared for only you, after set out for a guided nature walk where you will have proof of how it feels to be in the wilderness only surrounded by wildlife, savannah grasslands and a few small forests.

Return to the Lodge for lunch and after have a game drive in the afternoon to explore this wonderful, remote park rich in wildlife plus a profusion of bird species. This will give you an opportunity to view the wildlife up close while in your safari vehicle. This is among the highlights in this park.

Accommodation options; Apoka safari lodge(luxury)/Nga moru wilderness camp(Mid-range)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 5
Sipi Falls safari

After breakfast you will leave for Sipi Falls having lunch on the way and later in the afternoon arrive at the Sipi Falls Lodge overlooking the beautiful Sipi Falls, the lodge is a high-class realistically priced lodge offering excellent food plus breathtaking views; it is a wonderful place to unwind and absorb the beautiful views of the nearby falls and the rest of the scenery. Have dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan; Dinner

Day 6
Mt Elgon trek (Mountain Biking, Guided Nature walks)

After breakfast drive to Mountain Elgon where among the choices of activities to enjoy will be Mountain Biking along the Mount Elgon National Park trail and guided nature walks in accordance to your physical fitness, Para-Gliding as well as birding. These activities may be enjoyed through the entire day as you set out with a packed picnic lunch which you will enjoy in the Mountains. The mountain has different vegetation zone which are all very stunning and worth viewing. However you can enjoy wonderful views of the scenery right from the comfort of your private verandah or your bathtub outdoor, however, the best way to view the wildlife up-close is on foot.

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 7
Sipi Trail

After Breakfast you will have a morning nature walk to Sipi Falls plus also visit some various caves here below and at the back the falls. This is a very unique combination of the local culture, the beautiful scenery, the early morning rising sun as well as the numerous colorful birds.

Have Lunch and return to Kampala where you will arrive in the late afternoon.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate