North East Special Low Season Deal

North East Special - LOW SEASON

Enjoy the North East Special for an unbeatable low price! The beautiful North Eastern loop gives you the most adventurous safari in Uganda for less: untamed wildlife and nature in Murchison Falls and Kidepo national parks, and immersive cultural experiences in Moroto. If you haven't seen this side of Uganda yet, this is your best chance to experience it all at a bargain rate!

Budget option: Accommodation offered as 'lazy camping' option where possible.
Mid-range option: Accommodation in self-contained safari tents or double rooms.

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Day 1 of 8

Start: Entebbe or Kampala
Destination: Fort Murchison | Murchison Falls National Park
Drive: 321 km | 7+ hrs.

Full driving day; leave early enough (7AM) to cross Kampala and reach Murchison Falls National Park at its northern boundaries. Stop at Kafu bridge for a local drive-through experience (chicken or goat meat on a stick). You'll be staying at Fort Murchison - just outside the park gates. the advantage here is that most of the wildlife is visible in the northern section of the park, and you avoid ferry hassle.

Accommodation: Fort Murchison

Day 2 of 8

Enjoy: Murchison Falls National Park

A full day safari with opportunities for game viewing. Apart from game drives, activities include a boat trip to the base of the falls or taking a smaller boat downriver from Paraa towards the Nile River delta where it flows into Lake Albert.

Accommodation: Fort Murchison

Day 3 of 8

Start: Fort Murchison | Murchison Falls National Park
Destination: Kidepo Savannah Lodge | Kidepo Valley National Park
Drive: 347 km | 6+ hours.

Today you will spend a full day driving through Northern Uganda. This region is perhaps the least developed region of Uganda. Gulu is nice for a mid-morning break - we recommend Café Larem for a good coffee and a fresh piece of banana cake. By the way, if people shout "Muno", they are talking to you (Mzungu). If someone says "Kopango?" (How are you?), you reply "kopêh!" (Good!). At the end of the day you’ll reach Kidepo Valley National Park.

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Day 4 of 8

Enjoy: Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is the hidden gem of Uganda, full of diverse landscapes from steep mountain ranges to vast plains, and is home to almost 500 bird species and 77 different mammals. Out on the savannas, you are likely see an impressive collection of animals including ostriches, hartebeest, buffaloes and giraffes and possibly even predators such as lions, cheetah and leopards.

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Day 5 of 8

Start: Kidepo Savannah Lodge | Kidepo Valley National Park
Destination: Kara-Tunga Guesthouse | Moroto
Drive: 255 km | 7 hours.

Today you’ll drive through the remote North. The scenery is stunning arid land with large boulders (kopjes). When you reach Moroto, the guides from Kara-Tunga can take you into the Karamojong manyattas (traditional villages). Immerse yourself in the nomadic pastoral culture of the Karamojong by experiencing daily life in a manyatta and spend an evening (optional camping night) in the kraal.

Accommodation: Kara-Tunga Guesthouse

Day 6 of 8

Enjoy: Moroto

Get ready for some leg stretching as Mount Moroto offers a fantastic climbing opportunity through a beautiful natural wilderness setting. During your hike, you pass some small villages and the guides can tell you everything about the local lifestyle and culture. You can explore this mountain in either one or two days - the latter comes with a night of camping on the mountain. The hike is can be slightly strenuous; expect that the one day hike will take approx. 6 hours. Optional activities can be arranged with Kara-Tunga guesthouse.

Accommodation: Kara-Tunga Guesthouse

Day 7 of 8

Start: Kara-Tunga Guesthouse | Moroto
Destination: Jinja
Drive: 336 km | 6 hours 

A full day driving through Eastern Uganda leads you to Jinja: the “Adventure Capital of East Africa”.
Although crowded with volunteers and shady souvenir shops, we love Jinja - Kampala's back yard. Time to relax at the shores of the Nile.

Accommodation: Source of the Smile (mid-range) | Nile it (budget)

Day 8 of 8

Start: Jinja
Destination: Entebbe or Kampala
Drive: 90 km | 3 hours. 

Back to Kampala or Entebbe, perhaps after a half-day whitewater rafting on the Nile in Jinja if you're feeling energetic!

Don't miss this special low season deal!

Low season discount - Self Drive Special

Uganda boasts a wild and untamed northeastern region. We love the Nile river falls at Murchison Falls National Park, the untamed wilderness of Kidepo Valley and the hospitality and rich tribal culture of Karamoja.

Nature Lodges, Kara-Tunga Tours and Roadtrip Uganda offer you this 8-day self-drive season special for trips departing in April and May only.

Nature Lodges are a selection of intimate, eco-friendly, small-sized lodges and camps in Uganda, renowned for their excellent price to quality ratio.

Kara-Tunga has done an amazing job promoting tourism in Karamoja and offers a hospitable base in Moroto with plenty of activities to engage in.

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Road conditions & travel time

On average, you will spend two nights at each location. On a travel day, you will drive for around 6 to 8 hours without factoring in time for lunch, photo stops etc.

Road conditions are usually good year round, though only with a Toyota Landcruiser to conquer seasonal rivers and occasional flash floods. The roads in northern Uganda are being asphalted at the moment, and you can expect large roadworks and maintenance throughout the country.

Roads inside Uganda's national parks are generally good dirt tracks. Offline navigation is easier if you download Maps.me on your smart phone before you go. More travel tips for Uganda can be found in our on the road section. 

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Prices

Special low season deal!
2 persons

Price is per person, in Euros.

Price includes 7 nights accommodation on the basis of Bed & Breakfast, 8 day Toyota Landcruiser rental, vehicle pick-up and drop-off included.

Want to do the North East Special with a driver-guide? Add €280 to the total.

Toyota Landcruiser  
  2 pax  
Budget 529  
Mid range 689  

Special low season deal!
4 persons

Price is per person, in Euros.

Price includes 7 nights accommodation on the basis of Bed & Breakfast, 8 day Toyota Landcruiser rental, vehicle pick-up and drop-off included.

Want to do the North East Special with a driver-guide? Add €280 to the total.

Toyota Landcruiser  
  4 pax  
Budget, per person
339  
Mid range, per person
495  

Book the North East Low Season Special today!

Go wild with a safari adventure in Uganda for an unbeatable low price - low season special deal only available in April and May.

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What's included?

Included

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Comprehensive car insurance
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Roadmap and Bradt Travel Guide

Optional

  • Driver-Guide
  • Electrical fridge