UGANDA SOLAR ECLIPSE SAFARI
Day 0 Depart USA
Day 1 October 31st – Arrival in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport: Our agent will meet you at the International Entebbe Airport – purchase your visa at the airport. Depending on your arrival time we either put you into accommodation in the town of Entebbe if you arrive in the evening or at night for daytime arrivals we continue to Kampala and place you into a hotel of your choice, budget, moderate or Luxury stay.
Lodging Choice can be moderate (www.cassialodge.com ) or Luxury (www.serenahotels.com) – 1st day is on a Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Day 2 – 1 November 1 –2013: Depart the Hotel where you are staying at 7 am and we are off on our Total Solar Eclipse Safari in Uganda. We head north toward Murchison Falls National Park and our first stop is at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – here we pick up a guide and track the Rhinos on foot. A total awesome experience since you get within 30 feet of the Rhinos for some great photo opportunities.
Lunch at the historic Masindi Hotel in Masindi.
We continue to Murchison Falls Park – lodging is based on availability – and we like to do so on the wildlife side of the park which makes it more convenient for the game drives, boat safari and of course for the Total Solar Eclipse on the 3rd of November.
Lodging – Budget, Moderate or Luxury – the closer we get to November 3rd – the less lodging will be available since many visitors are expected coming to see the total solar eclipse – we will do our utmost to place you in suitable lodging for you.
We cross the River Nile by ferry and proceed to the lodge we have chosen for you based on choice of moderate (www.paraalodge.com) or luxury (www.chobelodgeuganda.com) lodging based also on availability during this time when an increase of visitors is expected at Murchison Falls Park.
Get settled into room or tent and we embark on a late afternoon sunset game drive where hopefully we will see lions, a solitary leopard here or there, elephant herds and plenty or Rothschild giraffes, Cape Buffaloes, many antelopes and savannah birds. (D)
Day 3 – November 2 – 2013: (B) – Game Drive – each game drive is with a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger, between the ranger and our experienced driver guide there are not many animals you will miss on a game drive – a game drive is about 2 1/2 to 3 hours in length and each one is an unwrapping of nature – you are in the Wilderness of Uganda and do not know what you will see around the next turn of the road. Each game drive has new surprises for you. Bottled water is in the vehicle at all times and the safari vehicle is equipped with a pop-up roof for standing and better wildlife viewing. (L)
Afternoon Boat ride up the River Nile where you see lots of Nile Crocodiles, pods of Hippos, Elephant Herds, Nile Monitor Lizards, Buffaloes, antelopes, and in the late afternoon there is a chance that you might see some predators.
At the base of the most powerful waterfalls we disembark (if you are unable to hike up from the base to the top – you can return in boat down river). The hike up is a 45 minute guided hike – and you are met by your driver guide at the top of the falls.
We cross the Nile by Ferry and return to Lodge moderate (www.paraalodge.com) or luxury (www.chobelodgeuganda.com). (D)
Day 4 – November 3 – 2013: The Big Day you came for has arrived – Breakfast and a game drive as we depart for the park for the 2pm hybrid eclipse viewing–To get in the Zoon we will need to drive 26kms to Pakwach and 54km on a paved road to Nebbi-The zoon is between Nebbi town and Akaba town or Nebbi and Aryek town. Hybrid solar eclipse November 3 2013 google map
If you have traveled half way around the world to Uganda, i would rather you get in the zone than someone pointing out to you, there goes the eclipse.
You need to bring your own viewing equipment for that day for best viewing and protection – we will supply drinks for the historic occasion and a snack such as fruit. The actual eclipse will take place at about 2 pm but we will be there well ahead of time for the historic occasion.
Return to the lodge at leisure and do game drive if its still early.
Day 5 – November 4th – 2013: Breakfast – we depart for Kampala – Entebbe – we can add-on Chimpanzee Tracking at Budongo Forest which is 1 1/2 hours from Murchison Falls Ferry Crossing. Lunch once again at Masindi Hotel
Reach Kampala or Entebbe during the late afternoon – arrangement for a hotel in Kampala or Entebbe
Note: The Total Solar Eclipse Safari can be lengthened to include other activities such as Gorilla Tracking, Chimpanzee Tracking, Wildlife, Volcano Climbs and many other choices and activities in the Pearl of Africa.
This is a once in a lifetime safari and opportunity to see a solar eclipse – not just anywhere but in Africa and near one of Uganda’s best all around wildlife parks, Murchison Falls – please make arrangements to book this safari in a timely manner in order that a place can be secured for you that fits your liking.
Safari includes all activities listed except chimpanzee tracking which can be added, it includes all meals except sodas, beer, wine, tips, laundry.
We regret not to publish costs or prices for reasons of changing prices. However do contact us and we will cost the itinerary with accurate prices at the time of booking. Also depends on number of passengers in the vehicle.