Kidepo Wilderness Safari

7 Days | Kidepo Valley National Park

Experience Africa's true wilderness, discover Africa’s most scenic and award winning — Kidepo Valley National Park. Experience traditional life of Karamajong warriors in a Karamojong village Marvel at Sipi falls near Mt Elgon and experience traditional Coffee aroma on a coffee tour.

Highlights

  • Experience Africa's true wilderness,
  • Discover Africa’s most scenic and award winning
  • Experience traditional life of Karamajong warriors in their villages
  • Marvel at Sipi falls thunderous beauty near Mt Elgon.
  • Experience traditional Coffee aroma on a coffee tour

Need To Know

This tour starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe, Uganda
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost!

Lodging mentioned in the itinerary depends on availability of rooms available at the time of booking. Reservations will only be made after your confirmed booking with us.

At the time of booking in the event that the listed hotel is fully booked or room unavailable, we will do our best to inform you and book a similar hotel of the same class available.

Detailed Itinerary

Get on road trip to Gulu, on the way after 3 hours we stop at Nakitoma – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (*for an optional Rhino tracking cost $50 per person), home to 22 white rhinos.

The rhinos roam freely on 7000 hectares of land however  closely monitored 24 hours a day to protect them from poaching. Tracking and viewing the rhinos usually involves a short drive followed by 1 hour walking and viewing with a ranger. Closed shoes, long trousers and insect repellent are strongly recommended.

You’ll be guided on foot by an ranger to visit Uganda’s most endangered creature –  the Southern White Rhino. This is the only place in Uganda where they still survive and breed with the hopes of one day being reintroduced  back into one of the savannah parks.

After tracking proceed to Gulu town for the overnight stay and dinner.

Accommodation options;

  • Medium: Boma Hotel, Church hill courts hotel,
  • Budget: Acholi inn

After a morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge and you will carry with you packed lunch as we drive to Kidepo Valley Africa’s finest wilderness through the plain lands of Acholi and partly Karamonja area.

Accommodation

  • Luxury/Midrange:  Kidepo Savana Lodge/Apoka lodge,( B,L,D)
  • Budget: Apoka Bandas,

Catch yourself an early morning breakfast, then catch up with the African sun rise on an adventurous game drive in the park — enjoy sightings of herds of Elephants, Cape buffaloes, Giraffes, Lions and plenty more lunch at place of accommodation.

In the afternoon you’ll be joined by an expert ranger guide for a nature walk to explore the park on foot away from the steel clad of safari car sharing his knowledge of the Eco-system and also bring you closure to the animals.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury/Midrange:  Kidepo Savana Lodge/Apoka lodge,( B,L,D)
  • Budget: Apoka UWA Bandas

Start this wilderness safari day with an early morning breakfast, then catch the sun rise behind the mountain before flooding the valley then off for the game drive to the ostrich farm it’s not any man made occurrence, but given the massive number of the birds one would compare it to this along the we shall be able to view, herds of elephants, Cape buffaloes, Giraffes, Lions and then the hot springs at Kanangorok, lunch at place of accommodation.

Accommodation

  • Luxury/Midrange:  Kidepo Savana Lodge/Apoka lodge,( B,L,D)
  • Budget: Apoka UWA Bandas

Today after breakfast on our kidepo valley national park tour we drive to Kotido to the village of Nakapirimoru to visit the Karamojong traditional Manyattas (homesteads) this particular one is as comparable to a city once viewed from a higher elevation and is said to rank among the firsts in east Africa.

The Karamonjong are a pastoral people and predominately breed cattle and goats, they are easily recognizable by their unique style of dress and beadings, our guide will take us through the homestead designs, local cuisines and meet the elders who will narrate the tribe’s folklore and beliefs. proceed and have overnight in Moroto.

 Accommodation

Kara Tunga guesthouse, ( B,L,D)

Go further south east toward the mountain Elgon region. Early morning departure for Sipi falls with a lunch break in Soroti town, thereafter continue to Sipi falls.

Today evening we go for a coffee tour. Experience ancient traditional way of processing coffee, from sorting, roasting to packing.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Sipi river lodge,( B,L,D)
  • Budget: Noars Arc, sipi

Drive your way back to Kampala on this last day, with a stopover in Jinja to visit the legendary source of the river Nile, here you will take a boat ride to view the point where the river leaves Lake Victoria, on its journey to the Mediterranean sea. Proceed to Kampala/Entebbe.

End of Tour.

Detailed Itinerary

Murchison Falls Safari

Our driver/guide will pick you from your Hotel or other residence in Kampala/Entebbe at 7.00am in a customized pop-top safari van.

Take a brief break for lunch. Proceed arriving at the Top of the Falls, view of the mighty Murchison Falls, the point where River Nile is squeezed through such a tiny space (7m gap) plunging 42m deep making one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.

What a stunning sight, foaming, crashing white water rushing through narrow channels of stone and plunging down into a curving stretch of river below, silvery in the mid-day light.

The payoff is a killer view back toward the falls, and down the Nile in another direction as your eye can see. A vivid rainbow arced right across the plunging spray of the falls. You will be thrilled by this magical place and so glad that you need another day.

Proceed drive and check in at the camp/lodge. Look out for resident warthogs, and other wildlife around the camp! Enjoy dinner and drinks and weather permitting on a camp fire.

Luxury: Pakuba safari lodge/Paraa Safari lodge ( B,L,D).
Budget: Fort Murchison tents – (B&B ).

Depart for early (6.30 am) game drive. Enjoy a 3 hour game safari, keep an eye out for the elephants, leopards, lions, warthogs and giraffes as well as large herds of animals such as oribi, Hartebeets, Kobs and buffalo, but please note – some wild animals like leopards, lions can be elusive ! – nothing is guaranteed though our guides will maximize chances of these cat sightings! You’ll then have time to stop for your lunch by the river Nile.

At 2 pm we depart for a 3 hour boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls. Along the way, you’ll be passing large numbers of giant Nile crocodiles, schools of hippos, vast range of birdlife. Enjoy this breathtaking scenery.

Upon return, your driver/guide will pick you and take you back to lodge for an overnight.

Luxury: Pakuba safari lodge/Paraa Safari lodge ( B,L,D)

Budget: Fort Murchison tents – (B&B ).

After breakfast, we drive back to Kampala/Entebbe.

Optional activity: Rhino walk

On the way after 4 hours we stop at Nakitoma – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (*for an optional Rhino tracking cost $45 per person), home to 22 white rhinos.

The rhinos roam freely on 7000 hectares of land however closely monitored 24 hours a day to protect them from poaching. Tracking and viewing the rhinos usually involves a short drive followed by 1 hour walking and viewing with a ranger. Closed shoes, long trousers and insect repellent are strongly recommended.

You’ll be guided on foot by an ranger to visit Uganda’s most endangered creature – the Southern White Rhino. This is the only place in Uganda where they still survive and breed with the hopes of one day being reintroduced back into one of the savannah parks.

After tracking we’ll drive you back to Kampala, arriving early evening – subject to traffic situation of the day!

Trip Ends.

Trip Price Includes:

  • Private transportation on 4×4.
  • Safari van with gas and driver/guide.
  • Accommodation with meals mentioned on itinerary.
  • Game drive safari.
  • Boat cruise safari.
  • Park Entries.

Trip Price excludes:

  • Lunches & Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Items of personal Nature.
  • Entertainment.
  • Other optimal activity.

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