Day 1: Depart Kampala for Kitgum
Day 2: Continue to Kidepo
Day 3: Game Drive and Cultural tour
Day 4: Drive to Kitgum
Day 5: Arrive in Kampala
Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the north east corner of Uganda and tucked between the boarders of South Sudan and Kenya. Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wilderness. The park boasts of over 480 bird species and hosts over 77 mammal species.
There are Lions in abundance-especially during the dry season of the year (even some tree climbing ones) – Elephant and Buffalo herds roaming – Giraffe – leopards – cheetahs – wild dogs – ostriches-pangolins –the bat-eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal, and hunting dog – antelopes such as eland, bushbuck, bush duskier, defassa waterbuck, bohor reedbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, and oribi.
The park is a bit hard to get to with over 10 hours drive to the park and on bumpy roads. Flights to the park can be arranged but subject to minimum numbers and are quite expense. However, those who are able to make it to this park appreciate the true and unique African experience you’ve always dreamt of in the 21st century. The scenery is simply breathtaking – a tapestry of rugged scenery, vibrant wildlife, Karamojong warrior herdsmen, the Ik tribe in the remote Mount Morungole are all breathtaking.
DAY 1: DEPART KAMPALA FOR KITGUM
After early breakfast, we depart from Kampala by 6:30 am heading North with a break off for Lunch in Gulu before proceeding to Kitgum. We arrive Kitgum early evening and check in at our accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Activities: Transfer to Kitgum
DAY 2: CONTINUE TO KIDEPO
After early breakfast, proceed to Kidepo valley national park through the Acholi village land and through the Karamojong small huts known as the Manyatas.
Arrive at the park in time for lunch at your Lodge. Later go for an afternoon Game Drive where we will hopefully see Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, vast herds of buffaloes, antelopes, and elephants – all the while around you is fascinating scenery of Kidepo Valley Park Wilderness.
Dinner and overnight stay at Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Activities: Game drive.
DAY 3: GAME DRIVE AND CULTURAL TOUR
Depart for a morning game drive on a thrilling encounter as you look out for various wild life like the ostriches, leopards, and tortoises along the way. The drive offers opportunities to view herds of Buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, elands, oribis, jackals, and herds of giant African Elephants.
Return to the lodge for Lunch.
Afternoon go for a cultural tour where you will visit the Karamojong in their traditional homesteads known as “Manyatas”. Learn about the fascinating ancient culture on their way of life, local dishes; hear the stories and folklore of this tribe. Alternatively, opt for the afternoon nature walk.
Return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight as you relieve the encounter with friends over a drink.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Activities: Game drive, cultural/ village tour
DAY 4: DRIVE TO KITGUM
After breakfast it is off to another exciting game drive across the savannah, hills, small forests, dry river beds and always the rings of mountains around you. Every other day and game drive taken has lots of surprises for you. We will drive to Karankorog Hot springs as we look out for various wild life along the way.
Later drive out of the park heading back to Kitgum where we will spend the night
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5: ARRIVE KAMPALA
Have breakfast and check out of your rooms heading back to Kampala where you will be dropped or transferred to the airport for your home bound flight.
The above safari includes:
- Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing,
- Game drives
- Community walk
- Park Entrance fees
- Full-time English-speaking professional driver/guide
- All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
- Bottled water while on safari
- Accommodation while on safari as specified
- Meals as specified.
The above safari excludes:
- Kampala/Entebbe hotel fees (the night before the safari and the night after the safari)
- Laundry services
- International flights