I met a tour operator from Uganda at the Las Vegas Travel Agent Forum. He can organize a short solar eclipse program that a few of our clients asked for. We need seven to fill a vehicle. If you may be interested in joining up for the Uganda Solar Eclipse, give us a call.
Tropical Sails Corp 623-444-8195 Thanks, Dan
Total Solar Eclipse Uganda Safari November 3 2013
November 3rd a Total Solar Eclipse passes over
Uganda – 24kms from Murchison falls National park is Pakwach town, here
the opportunity lingers.
Experience on November 3rd 2013 a Total
Solar Eclipse on Safari to Uganda – Murchison Falls National Park at
the small town of Pakwach just outside of the Park
A Total Eclipse will pass over Africa on November 3rd –2013 and we invite you to join us on the safari of a lifetime. A special Total Solar Eclipse Safari in Uganda and at the same time enjoy the traditional African big five Wild of Murchison Falls Park.
Since many Total Solar Eclipse Watchers are expected in Africa and in our case in Uganda we ask that you plan well ahead to confirm space and the type of lodging for you for this historic date in the Pearl of Africa Uganda.
Day 1 October 31st - Arrival in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport: We 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 budget – moderate or Luxury – 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 budget, moderate or luxury 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.
Dinner at Lodge.
Day 3 – November 2 – 2013: Breakfast – 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.
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.
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 travelled 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 with 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.