Day 1: Arrival and transfer
Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be met and warmly received by your driver guide from Raise Travels and Tour who will transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay
Budget: Acacitus Guesthouse Makindye
Day 2: Kampala – Mbale
Following an early morning breakfast, we leave Kampala for Mbale City. We shall have a stop at Mabira Forest for sacks .As we drive along, bird viewing along the Nile River is an excellent opportunity on thr tri. This is one of the best places to find African fin foot, papyrus bush shrike.
Mid range: Masaba Safari Lodge
Day 3: Explore Wanale and climb to the Top
Standing at a height of 6,864 ft, Wanale ridge can be viewed from all areas in Mbale and neighbouring districts. It covers a huge portion of Bugisu’s land surface.
This towering ridge adjacent to Mbale town has shimmering stony hills that look like a white sheet that is why Semei Kakungulu, the colonial agent described it as a white cock [Nkokonjer
Day 4: Explore Sippi Falls
Following a morning breakfast, we set out on our trip to Sipi Falls. Thefall are at an altitude of 1,775 metres. The hikes can be difficult and muddy, but they’re deserving of your energy.
When you stop to look at the beauty of the falls, you’ll forget about your aching feet and mud-stained trousers. To hike all three falls, it’ll take us roughly 3 hours
Day 5: Wagahiga Volcano climbing
Following a morning breakfast, we shall head to the trail head to start our hike for the day. At Wagahiga , there are 3 challenging volcano peaks to climb. A climb up the mountain takes one up a ridge along the eastern side of the climb to the peak. If you are to continue the climb to the second peak involves walking a ridge with spectacular drops into gorges of Kenya and Uganda, a dual experience you will achieve here. Finally, the hike up to the third peak is steep with several ladders and mush scrambling. You are guaranteed getting your hands dirty on your way up to the third peak! eed. You are advised to carry with you plenty of drinking waters as well as warm clothing and rain gear as it can rain any time of the day during the hike.
Day 6: Mount Elgon National Park ( Morning Drive and Hike)
After your breakfast, we sett off on our journey to Mt Elgon National Park.
Mt. Elgon is the fourth highest mountain in Eastern Africa, with the second-highest peak in Uganda (Wagagi Peak – 4321 metres ) While ascending Mt. Elgon’s enchanting slopes, you will pass through dense montane forest and mixed bamboo belts teeming with birdlife. You will then enter the fascinating heath and moorland zones containing several interesting endemic plant species such as Giant lobelia and groundsels. in addition to the interesting and unique flora and fauna, you can expect to experience magnificent waterfalls, enormous caves, scenic peaks and gorges, and hot springs which bubble up at 48’
Day 7: Mount Elgon National Park ( Evening Drive and Hike)
After lunch, you will cross through the forest from the southern sector to the area more developed for tourism purposes in the northern sector of Bwindi famously known as the buhoma sector. Bird life and primate life in this forest is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda, of which you might have a chance to encounter some as well as other primate species. You will get to the lodge in time for lunch and can choose between a local community visit and relaxing at the lodge.
Day 8: Rest day
Swimming at the Hotel
Mid range: Masaba Lodge
Day 9: Bugisu Cultural Experience
“Umukhasi umutuufu amanya inda yo museetsa” (A proper woman knows the husband’s stomach)~Bagisu Proverb.
Bagisu (Bamasaaba) people: Imbalu candidates dance the Kadoodi dance at Mutoto Cultural Grounds outside Mbale town. Smeared with flour and decorated with traditional beads and bungles, the circumcision candidates dance in preparation for circum
According to Khamalwa, the name Bugisu is associated with Mwambu, the eldest son of Masaba. According to a legend, Mwambu, who used to look after his father’s cattle, was attacked by the Masaai from Kenya. The Masaai took all the cattle he was herding. Mwambu is said to have raised an alarm for help but as his clansmen mobilised to come to his rescue, he followed the raiders single-handedly and caught up with them
Day 10: Nyero Rock Paint
After an early breakfast, we shall drive to Kumi District to the oldest rock art in Uganda, consists of six panels of prehistoric art, including many geometric and abstract patterns. Painted in red and black pigment on six granite rock shelters, estimates put the rock art anywhere between 3,000 and 12,000 years old. Researchers believe they may have been created by the Karamojong tribe, semi-nomadic animal herders native to this region of Uganda
The antiquity of the images and their association with long-forgotten peoples may serve to enhance and broaden your pespective about the ancient lives of an African Man and how writing numbers started
Day 11: Explore and Climbing the Tororo Rock
Tororo Rock is a rock formation located in the town of Tororo in the Eastern Region of Uganda.
It serves as the defining feature of the town. It is also a tourist attraction being climbable in around an hour. The climb involves four ladders up the last sections but the walk does not require any skill
Day 12: Visit Busia Boarder Town, marachi and Bishop Hannington Center
Busia is the second busiest border crossing between Uganda and Kenya. We will then visit Budimo Hannington Center where the remains came carrying the remains of Bishop James Hannington, an Anglican missionary, from Kyando [present day Mayuge District], where he had been killed on their way to the coast and the place is now pilgrmage center with a Church.
Day 13: Rest day in Majanji Sangalo Sand Beach
Day 14: Namayingo tour upto Sigulu island rocks
Day 15: Visit to Dolwe Islands Rock sites – Means by Ferry MV Sigulu
Day 16: Lunch and an evening with orphanage children in Bugali Village, Namayingo District
Day 17: Namayingo – Jinja City, we Nile Hotel.
Day 18: Jinja excursion
Have an early morning breakfast, thereafter drive to Jinja district, along the way you will have a lot of sights to see, and you will not be bored in any way since there is a lot to see. On reaching Jinja visit the Bujagali falls, later take a boat to the source of the Nile and also visit Samuka Island where you will have a great time viewing birds. In the evening check in at the hotel, have dinner and an overnight at Jinja Resort
Day 19: Kampala tour.
We start off the Kampala City Tour with a visit to Buganda Kingdom to learn about a rich cultural heritage of Baganda (Uganda’s biggest tribe) and the story of the interesting earliest civilizations of this Kingdom
We proceed to visit the Uganda National Museum to see the ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions that represent the country’s colourful past. The Kampala City Tour concludes with a visit to the Crafts village – an exhibition ground for all kinds of African crafts perfect for souvenirs
Day 20: Airport transfer.
Depending on your flight time, you will be transferred to Entebbe airport for your flight back home.
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