Platinum Safaris Uganda

22 Days | Kenya & Uganda

ITINERARY OVERVIEW - 22 Days | 21 Nights

Day 1 |Depart for Uganda

Day 2 | Arrival into Kampala
On arrival at Entebbe transfer to Hotel. In the evening enjoy sunset cruise on Lake Victoria.
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Day 3 | Kampala
After breakfast, clients will depart for a City tour of Kampala ‘the capital city’ of Uganda to include visit to Uganda museum, Bahai temple, Kasubi tomb, Rubaga church, Wamala tombs, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Hindu temple and African craft market.
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Day 4 | Kampala – Lugasi – Jinja – Kakira -Kampala
Today we will travel to Jinja. Coming from Kampala, the Owen Falls Dam forms a spectacular gateway to the town; but do not take pictures – people have been arrested for doing so. Visit the historic source of the Nile River and Jinja city tour. Visit the Mahatma Gandhi Monument, Itanda Falls (Bujagali Falls destroyed to pave way for Hydro-electric project
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Day 5 | Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park.
An early departure and drive via Kampala through the Ugandan remote villages towards Murchison Falls National Park. Ferry crossing will be done at 12:00 hours arriving the lodge early enough for lunch which will take at most 45 minutes. Then you’ll proceed to Murchison’s National Park, to catch the schedule waterfall cruise at 14:00 hours upstream to the “bottom of the falls”. The Nile here gets calm at the base of the falls, we stop a few meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”, where it compresses 47 m to squeeze through a 6-meter canyon dropping 40 m with a thunderous roar. En-route, marvel at the, hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephants as well as a lot of bird species like Goliath heron, pelican bee– eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. At this point we will get off the boat and, hike to the “top of the falls” to catch a close view of the beauty that forms the Murchison Falls. This is a guided walk that takes about one and a half-hour. Our driver will pick us from the top and then drive to cross the ferry and check in at your Safari lodge for dinner and overnight.
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Day 6 | Lira – Soroti – Mbale.
An early morning game drive in the northern bank of river Nile as we look out for the elephant, lion, Cape buffalo, Rhothschild giraffe, hartebeest, Oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, spotted hyena and if we are lucky even spot the leopard. Return to the lodge for breakfast, collect packed lunches and depart. Proceed via Lira to Soroti. A small orientation of Soroti and drive to Mbale, arriving late in the evening at hotel for dinner and overnight.
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Day 7 | Mbale – Tororo – Malaba – Eldoret.
After breakfast, check out and drive to Eldoret, Kenya. On the way we will stop at Tororo. Watch out for the Tororo rock. We cross the border at Malaba to Kenya and continue our drive to Eldoret town. The Maasai originally referred to this area as eldore (stony river) after the nearby Sosiani River, but this proved too linguistically challenging for the South African Voortrekkers who settled here in 1910 and they named their settlement Eldoret instead. Overnight in Eldoret.
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Day 8 | Eldoret – Kisumu.
After a city tour of Eldoret and a visit to few temples we will proceed to Kisumu in the afternoon. Driving throught the scenic route and passing many small towns.Overnight in Kisumu.
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Day 9 | Kisumu.
The Railway first reached Port Florence (old name of Kisumu) in 1901, set on the sloping shore of Lake Victoria’s Winam Gulf. This small town has become one of the busiest on the western part of Kenya as gaetway to Uganda, Ruwenzori and Burundi. Today you will visit the town and all the temples – Jain, Hindu and the Gurudwala and shores of Lake Victoria.
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Day 10 | Kisumu – Kericho – Nakuru.
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Kericho and visit the tea plantations. After the Tea Plantation visit, we continue onto Nakuru. On arrival, have an orientation tour of Nakuru. Overnight in Nakuru
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Day 11 | Nakuru – Nyahururu (Thmopson Falls) – Nyeri.
Morning drive to see the pink flamingoes in Lake Nakuru national park. We proceed towards Nyeri. Along the way we will stop at Nyahuru and visit the Thompson Falls. Tonight we go and experience the stay in Ark Lodge. Built on wooden structure the serene place next to the water hole and saltlick has a lot of animal activity taking place.
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Day 12 |Nyeri – Karatina – Thika – Nairobi.
We check out from the Ark Lodge and head to Nairobi. On the way we pass by Karatina, Sagana and stop at Thika. We visit the Chania falls and the Jain emple before we proceed to Nairobi.
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Day 13 | Nairobi.
Day at leisure to meet up with old friends and relatives
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Day 14 | Nairobi – Maasai Mara.
After breakfast depart for the famous and fabled Masai Mara National Reserve, rich with wildlife, birds, natural flora and stunning scenic beauty. Masai Mara a large game reserve 520 Kilometre Square in area is home to some of the best wildlife namely Masai lions, African leopards, cheetahs, and zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest. On arrival at the lodge have lunch and a siesta and followed by an afternoon game drive seeking the big five, (lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo, and black rhinoceros) to name a few. Depending on the time of the year we might be also able to see the migration. Return to the lodge in the early evening. Dinner and overnight at lodge.
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Day 15 | Maasai Mara.
After breakfast have a morning game drive, on returning to the lodge and have time to enjoy the lodge facilities. After lunch have an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge in the early evening. Dinner and overnight at Lodge.
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Day 16 | Maasai Mara – Nairobi.
After breakfast we depart for Nairobi for one night.
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Day 17 | Nairobi – Makindu – Voi – Tsavo – Mombasa.
Today early morning we depart for Mombasa by road. We will stop at Makindu gurudwala for a snack and pass by Sulltan Hamud and Emali. Half way to Mombasa is Mtito Andei and an orientation tour to Voi. Passing through the Tsavo National Park on both sides of the highyway. We wll stop for prayers at Mackinon Road and pass Mariakani before reaching Mombasa.
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Day 18 |Mombasa City tour.
After breakfast you head towards centre of the town. Mombasa is the second largest town in Kenya and is located off the coast of Kenya. It is connected via a ferry to the south side of Mombasa called Likoni, and a causeway to the north called Makupa. On the tour, you will visit the following places: the Fort Jesus, the Mwembe Tayari open-air market, the local bazaars, handicraft carvers, walk through the famous curvy alley-roads, and the business district. Drive along Makupa, Makadara and Kilindini area, Visit the hindu and jain temple Evening you head towards Light house to have some Mogo and Madaf. Later return back to your hotel.
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Day 19 | Mombasa.
Relax and enjoy the beach.
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Day 20 |Mombasa.
Relax and enjoy the beach.
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Day 21 | Mombasa.
After breakfast check out and transfer to the airport for your flight back home
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Day 22 | United Kingdom.
Arrive into the United Kingdom.

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