5 Days Wildlife Safari Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park Safari

This 5 Days Wildlife Safari Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Wildlife Holiday takes you on an exploration journey that comes along with different activities like game drive, birding, and much more.

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Detailed 5 Days Wildlife Safari Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Wildlife Holiday

Day 1: Transfer to Kitgum

The first day of your 5 days Kidepo safari will be basically spent on traveling given the fact that the journey requires about 11 hours; you will therefore be picked up as soon as possible to start the journey.

Your journey to Kitgum will start at 7:00 am after an early breakfast meal. Kidepo Valley National Park is far placed in the countryside and located in the northeast, bordering Kenya to the east and South Sudan to the north.

The journey can be very exhausting to drive directly to the park this makes it necessary to break the journey in two, that is Kampala to Kitgum and then Kitgum to the park.

You will have stopovers along the way to stretch or for breakfast or lunch. During these stopovers, you will also have some time to take pictures in areas with good scenery.

Lunch will be in Gulu town and arrive in Kitgum later afternoon and head directly to your room and then later dinner and overnight stay.

Before heading to the park, you will be coming across some interesting events in which you can directly engage your driver for any information you may need to know.

Recommended accommodation facilities:

  • Araki lodge
  • Hope apartments
  • Greenhouse Agago
  • Northern pearl
  • Hotel Malakal

Day 2 of the 5 Days Wildlife Safari Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Wildlife Holiday: Transfer to Kidepo National Park, Game Drive

On the second day of your trip to Kidepo Valley National Park, you will wake up to an early breakfast and start off with the 3 hours’ drive to Kidepo Valley National Park where you will embark on a game drive in the Kidepo Valley in the anticipation of seeing herds of buffalos, zebras, elephants, giraffes, hyenas, and cheetahs together with other animals of the jungle.

You will enjoy a slow drive and make sure the camera is ready to take some picture moments while on the game drive as you can have stops at any point you so want. You will take a break off for the day and head straight to the lodge.

While at the accommodation facility you checked in during your stay you can choose to spend the rest of the day for leisure admiring the wilderness environment. Dinner and overnight follow.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Apoka safari lodge
  • Adere safari lodge
  • Kidepo savannah lodge

Day 3: Game Drive

This is the busiest day of your trip and so a lot of activities are lined up to this day and this includes a morning game drive and a cultural walk around the surrounding communities on this third day of our five days Kidepo National Park Safari.

Very early in the morning breakfast will do you a good deal before you hit the road. When breakfast is done, you will set off for another breathtaking and rewarding early morning game drive through the open savannah, rocky outcrops, forests, and rings of mountains in this amazing game park.

Drive extensively up to Kanangorok Hot springs and brace yourself for photo moments and chances of sighting more wildlife especially lions sitting on the rocks as they scan the park for possible prey. Drive back to the lodge after this amazing encounter to relax and have lunch.

In the afternoon, head out for a cultural tour to the Karamojong people for a truly unique experience.

The Karamojong culture is still pure and totally unique from most other tribes in Uganda. This encounter will expose you to some of the unique beliefs and cultural practices as compared to the rest of the other tribes in Uganda.

They have rejected civilization and still live like ancient times. The Karamojong are predominantly pastoralists and live purposely on cattle farming. They fight for their cattle as it is in their belief that every cattle in the world belongs to them.

Due to this belief, there have been numerous cattle rustling chaos with their neighboring Kenyan communities as they exchange fire for the cattle.

They are a very interesting group of people with a very strong and unique culture visible from their way of dressing, cooking, dancing, and other daily life activities.

A visit to the Karamojong community is truly a rewarding experience you should look forward to!

Later transfer to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Apoka safari lodge
  • Adere safari lodge
  • Kidepo savannah lodge

Day 4 of the 5 Days Wildlife Safari Uganda Kidepo National Park Safari Uganda: Game Drive and Transfer to Kitgum

After an early morning, we shall hit the road for another game drive. As they always say every stepping into the game park is a different experience. No game drive is the same in the parks as each game comes with its own unique experience.

Every day presents itself differently and with different sightings. You will spot as many wild animals on this game drive.

Return to the lodge to check out and transfer to Kitgum where you will have your lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing with a soul healing feeling from the game drive experience.

It’s optional that you may return from the park and opt for Gulu and not Kitgum for a short night stay. Later have dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Araki lodge
  • Hope apartments
  • Greenhouse agogo
  • Northern pearl
  • Hotel Malakal

Day 5: Return to Kampala

On the fifth day of your trip no much pressure, we shall have breakfast relatively early morning hours and proceed to Kampala with lunch en-route arriving in Kampala late afternoon or evening. You can decide to head directly to your hotel or transfer to Entebbe national airport for your departure flight!

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Background Information of the 5 Days Wildlife Safari Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Wildlife Holiday

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the most magnificent national parks in Uganda. It is located in the remote Karamoja region in Kabong District between Uganda and South Sudan border.

The national park covers a total land area of 1442 square kilometers and it’s comprised of the savannah vegetation, hills and valleys like Kidepo and Narus Valley, mount Morungole among others.

These perfectly blended features radiate a unique scenery view to any visiting traveler that is rarely observed elsewhere on the globe.

According to CNN travel, Kidepo National Park was named the second most attractive and beautiful park in Africa due to the charming and breathtaking landscape and abundant wildlife.

The park is known for its wildlife which includes over 76 mammal species and 480 bird species. With this vast range of wildlife, you will always have much to talk about after the visit.

The national park is a home of a wide variety of mammal species including the big four mammals which include the elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, and other animals like zebras, ostrich, orx, hyenas, bat eared fox, aardwolf, caracal, jackal, klipspringer, bohor reed buck, bushbuck, bush duiker, waterbuck, elands, oribi, Uganda kobs, greater and lesser kudu, Jackson’s hartebeest among others.

The national park is home to over 474 bird species which makes it the second destination in Uganda with the highest number of birds’ species. The bird species in the park include; black breasted barbet, little bee eater, ostrich, red and yellow barbet, kori bustard, Karamoja apalis, pygmy, white bellied go away bird, purple heron, secretary bird, yellow billed shrike among others.

Apoka Tourism Centre

Apoka Centre overlooks the Narus valley and it acts as a hub for all activities in the park for example, it has a vehicle for hire for travelers, it’s a station for the park guides and rangers.

There are many lodges around the Centre, has cooking equipment for hire to visitors who are camping. It offers scenic views of animals which will be going to drink water at Narus Valley

Adventure Mount Morungole on the 5 Days Kidepo National Park Safari Uganda

These mountains act as boundary between the park and the IK people which is the smallest ethnic tribe in Karamoja region.

The IK people live on top of the mountains and visitors who want to visit will walk on foot with a park ranger to get to these communities.

5 Days Wildlife Safari Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Wildlife Holiday Inclusions and Exclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land-cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari

Activities on this 5 Days Wildlife Safari Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Wildlife Holiday

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