5-Days Lira, Gulu & Karimojong tour
Best Nothern Uganda Safari!
This 5 days’ tour takes you to the virgin land of the untouched Northern Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park are still authentic and untouched by mass-tourism. The safari takes you to visit some of the places where Joseph Kony (leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army proclaims himself the spokesperson of God) butchered thousands of the locals. This awesome Northern Uganda tour takes you for a Kidepo National park with an evening tour where you will meet the very friendly Karamojong people who are still living traditional lives. Our visit to the largest Manyatta in East-Africa, the Nakipelimoru is truly a highlight and an experience you will never forget. Northern Uganda and Kidepo are two of our top destinations, especially for those who are looking for the authentic Ugandan adventure.
Day 1: Transfer to Gulu (6 hours)
Afternoon: Visit the Training Center of NPO Terra Renaissance
In the conflict that started in the late 1980s, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) kidnapped about 66,000 children and made them child soldiers. The conflict came to an end with the cease-fire agreement but those who had terrifying experiences in their childhood are still struggling to live normal lives. Terra Renaissance is training those former child soldiers and civilians.
Evening: Visit a Former Child Soldier at Work
You will meet a former child soldier who graduated at the training centre and is now living normally in the community. He will share with you his experience as a child soldier and his current state.
Accommodation: Gulu / Kakanyero Hotel
Day 2: Learn more about the LRA
Morning: Visit Atiak Village
Atiak village had the largest Internally Displaced Peoples’ (IDP) camp around the area. The village Chief will tell you the story.
Afternoon: Village Life Experience
You will have a village life experience in the house of a former IDP camp member. The family will show you how to collect water from the well, cook traditional Acholi food called odii (peanut paste) and more.
During Dinner: Ethnic Dance
Local Acholi dancers will entertain you with their dance performance called Bwala.
Accommodation: Gulu / Kakanyero Hotel
Day 3: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park
Morning: Visit a primary school
It has been 10 years since free primary education started but there are still insufficient classrooms and teaching materials and there are many children who cannot attend school.
Visit the Health Centre in the Camp
A village health centre does not have the facilities to diagnose illnesses and they can only treat symptoms. However, this health center means a lot to those who cannot afford to go all the way to a hospital.
Afternoon: Visit Fort Baker
Fort Baker was a slave station where a British explorer Samuel Baker freed the slaves. After that it was used as a government office. An experienced guide will explain the history of the fort.
Evening: You will transfer to Kidepo Valley National park as you prepare for tomorrows Wildlife adventure in the virgin land of Karimoja. Reach at your lodge late for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Morning Game drive and an afternoon stay with the Karimojong
After an early breakfast, you will take a captivating game drive to discover Kidepo Valley’s national park African game parks, ostriches, among other birds and animals found explicitly in Kidepo. Return to your favourite lodge for lunch and relax a bit before proceeding to meet with the humble Karmojong people for further engagement. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Morning: Drive to Kampala (6 hours)
After the Gulu and Karamoja discovery coupled with the impressive game drive of Kidepo, we know you are already tired but, you still have to be driven for about 9 hours to Kampala where you will relax as you wait for your Kampala city tour the following day.
Day 6: Kampala city tour and transfer to Entebbe International Airport
In the last morning of the trip, the driver will take you anywhere you would like to visit in Kampala.
Afternoon: Drive to Entebbe International Airport (1 hour)
You should leave Kampala more than 3 and half hours before the flight. There might be a traffic jam on the way to the airport.
Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
Bottled water while on safari
General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
International Flights (Arranged on request)
Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
Optional Activity fees
Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
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Uganda Gorilla Permits costs
Uganda gorilla permits cost $600 and Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500. These have to be acquired months before your trip to be assured of viewing the mountain gorillas. Read more about booking gorilla permits.
Best time to visit Uganda
The best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Rwanda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely.