4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Experience

Our 4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park wildlife safari experience will take you to the country’s most remote and semi-arid parts with in the Karamoja region. The Park is the 2nd Largest National Park in the country with an area of about 1,440km square kilometers at an altitude of between 914m and 2,750m being the highest. Because of the long drive approximate 700 km from Kampala, the park is majorly accessed by air with the scheduled flights from Entebbe airport by Aerolink Uganda and Kampala Executive Aviation from Kajjansi airstrip.

The Park is a home to over 77 mammal species and 475 bird species.

A trip to Kidepo National Park is one that never disappoints, the park has the biggest animal numbers and the scenery itself is so spectacular. The Park has majorly 2 drives Narus Valley and Kidepo Valley drives, Narus Valley drive has more animal numbers and these can be easily seen when they congregate at the only permanent water sources in the park, best time for the game drives is at 06am and at 04pm the other drive in the park is the Kidepo Valley drive fewer animals but the best scenery.

While on the game drives, be alert to spot the lions are usually seated on the numerous rocks, leopards, cheetahs, ostriches, elephants amongst other animals.

The trip to Kidepo also offers you an opportunity to learn about the people and cultures of the communities surrounding the park including the Karamajong and the IK tribe.

For a more details and ideas on what else to do and to stay, please get in touch with us.

Safari Highlights:

  • Morning and evening Game drives in 4×4 Vehicles with open roof
  • Nature walk
  • Cultural experience with the Karamojong
  • Domestic flight experience with good views
  • Bird watching in Mabamba Swamp for the Shoebill Stork

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Airport   – Entebbe Hotel (Approx. 10 -30 mins drive)

On your arrival at Entebbe Airport, your will be met and welcomed by our representative. He will be your tour and driver guide for the rest of the days you will be in the country. After the interaction and brief introduction, you will be transferred to your preferred Hotel in Entebbe for Overnight stay. Bed and Breakfast

Accommodation Options:

  • Papyrus Guest house (BUDGET)
  • Boma Guest House/2 Friends Guest House/Best Western Hotel (MIDRANGE)
  • Hotel No. 5/Lake Victoria Serena Resort (UPMARKET)

 

Day 2: Entebbe to Kidepo Valley National Park

Early morning transfer to the Mabamba Swamp for a local Canoe in search for the rare Shoebill Stork and other bird species which are habitats of the swamp. Return to Entebbe for your mid-morning flight to Kidepo Valley National Park. upon arrival, have lunch at the Lodge and set out for your evening game drive in the Narus Valley which may reward you with sights of different animals that inhabit the park such as Buffaloes, Elephants, Lions, Cheetahs and Leopards. Return to the Lodge for your dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation Options:

  • Apoka Rest Camp/Kidepo Savannah Lodge- Tents (BUDGET)
  • Ngamoru Wilderness Camp/ Kidepo Savannah Lodge – Safari Tents (MIDRANGE)
  • Apoka Safari Lodge/Adere Safari Lodge (UPMARKET)

 

Day 3: Game drive and Cultural Experience

Today after an early morning breakfast, you will set out for your game drive in the Narus Valley. As it is said, every game drive is different and sights of animals differs from time to time. Look out for different game animals missed out in the previous evening game drive and also get a bonus for the ones previously seen. Return to the lodge for lunch and afternoon set out for a visit to the Karamojong people. The Karamojong tribe is well known as the nomadic pastoralists who still live in unique houses called manyatas that are temporally designed to stay in as they move from place to place while taking care of their cattle. You will get a chance to interact with them and get to know more about their culture, day to day life, ways of living and end the day with cultural performances including songs and dances. Return to your lodge in the evening fir dinner and overnight stay.

 

Accommodation Options:

  • Apoka Rest Camp/Kidepo Savannah Lodge- Tents (BUDGET)
  • Ngamoru Wilderness Camp/ Kidepo Savannah Lodge – Safari Tents (MIDRANGE)
  • Apoka Safari Lodge/Adere Safari Lodge (UPMARKET)

Day 4:  Game drive and fly back to Entebbe

Have a relaxed morning at the Lodge and later transfer to the Airstrip with a game drive enroute. Take as many pictures as possible as this Park offers unforgettable experience. Fly back to Entebbe and upon arrival, connect with your evening flight to your next destination.

END OF OUR 4 DAYS KIDEPO SAFARI EXPERIENCE.

What is Included

  • Accommodation and full board basis
  • One Gorilla Permit per person
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Internal local flights
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

What is excluded

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa

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