Kidepo Valley Wildlife Safari

Kidepo Valley National Park

Overview

You will be picked up for the safari at about 6:45am by a Company representative for the road trip to Kidepo National Park driving through beautiful remote vegetation to the northern part of the country, with a lunch stopover in Gulu, before proceeding to Kitgum for dinner and overnight at Bomah hotel for mid-range facilities or Cactus Hotel for the budget option.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Entebbe to Kampala
  • Day 2: Kampala – Kitgum
  • Day 3: Kitgum – Kidepo valley National Park
  • Day 4: Kidepo National Park-Game drive to the hot springs and a nature walk
  • Day 5:  Kidepo valley National Park to Gulu
  • Day 6: Gulu transfer to Entebbe – flight home

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe – Kampala

Arrive Entebbe International Airport for a warm meet and greet and transfer to Kampala for the night. A drive around Kampala city will be possible if your flight arrives earlier in the day.

Dinner and overnight at Eureka Hotel Place – (budget facility) Cassia Lodge ( moderate facility)  Serena Hotel ( high end hotel)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Kampala to Kitgum

Arrive Entebbe on a morning flight to embark on the safari straight away.  You will be picked from the airport by a Company representative to start the road trip to Kidepo National Park at about 6:45am. Today we are driving through beautiful remote vegetation to the northern part of the country, with a lunch stopover in Gulu, before proceeding to Kitgum for dinner and overnight at Bomah Hotel for mid-range facilities or Cactus Hotel for the budget option.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Kitgum – Kidepo valley National Park

After a restful night have a relaxed breakfast and continue on the journey to one of Africa’s finest wildernesses through the remote villages and homesteads of the Acholi and Karamojong people to finally arrive this famous valley that is home of Kidepo National Park.

This park is one of the most beautiful in Africa, and is voted third best on the content by the CNN travel channel. Check in and have lunch at your overnight accommodation. Opt for a restful afternoon/evening or go out for a game drive in search of wildlife which include: giant eland, zebras, jackson’s hartebeest hyenas, bat-eared fox, lions, giraffes, elephants,leopards and more.

Return to the hotel for a refreshing, dinner and overnight in this wilderness at Apoka Safari Lodge (high end lodge),  Nga Moru Wilderness Camp (mid-range) or Kidepo Savannah Lodge (budget facility)

Meal plan: breakfast-lunch-dinner.

Note: Its possible to opt for camping. The two camping sites are facilitated with water and latrines (drop pits). The park provides a park ranger to protect you and make your stay in the park safe.

For the camping option we will be required to bring our own food for the stay. In this case we arrange the cooking for you.

Day 4: Kidepo National Park – Game drive, nature walk and hot springs depending on the weather.

Depart in the morning after breakfast and carry with you packed lunch for the game drive that will end up at the hot springs (note: the hot spring are not accessible during the wet season) via the palm trees lined along Kidepo River, in search for Ostriches,leopards,tortoises plus more. The game drive  search continues till lunch time. We will have our packed lunch in the wilderness and thereafter stretch our legs on a guided nature walk in the park accompanied by an armed ranger. Bring well charged cameras for this activity, the photo opportunities here are magnificent. Thereafter return to the hotel to refresh, relax and have time to enjoy the evening in a wilderness like no other.

Dinner and overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge (high end lodge), Nga Moru Wilderness Camp (mid-range) or Kidepo Savannah Lodge or Uganda Wildlife Authority camp site for camping.

Meal plan: breakfast-lunch-dinner

Day 5: Kidepo valley National Park to Gulu

After a relaxed breakfast transfer to Gulu for lunch and spend the night there. town. Gulu is the biggest town north of Uganda with its growth curtailed by the insurgency caused by the lord’s resistance Army for several years before it ended a couple of years ago.

Life is back to normal with busy streets and safety guaranteed to allow visitors  move freely. Today the afternoon is free for you to rest and unwind but the option to drive a round the town and see the local markets is possible. Only mid range and budget accommodations are available here.

Dinner and overnight at Bomah Hotel (mid-range facility) or Churchill Courts (budget facility)

Meal plan: breakfast-lunch-dinner.

Day 6: Gulu – Entebbe/flight home

Depart Gulu at 7:30am after a relaxed breakfast and full of safari memories about Kidepo National Park  to have lunch in Kampala. Thereafter have a look around the curio shops before continuing to drop you off at Entebbe International Airport for your night flight home.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This Safari Package Includes

  • An English speaking driver/guide,
  • 4×4 wheel drive customized safari land cruiser
  • Ground transport
  • Meals and accommodation as on the itinerary
  • Park entry fees
  • A nature walk a game drive in Kidepo National Park
  • 2 litres of water per person daily while in the vehicle

The Safari Exclusions

The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, soda/alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.