5 Days Kidepo National Park Safari

Kidepo national park safari

Kidepo National Park Safari | 5 Days

Overview

The Kidepo national park safari takes you to the Karamoja region in the North eastern part of Uganda where the Kidepo National park is located. Kidepo National park is one of Africa’s last great wilderness areas – a tract of rugged savannah landscape dominated by Mount Morungole and cut by the Kidepo and Narus Rivers making it an oasis in the semi desert. Kidepo national park safari is ideal for game viewing and prides in a bird list of more than 475 species and a variety of wild game some of which is endemic to this region. The Kidepo national park safari also gives you the unforgettable experience of interacting with the Karamajong tribe inhabiting this region – a unique tribe with very authentic African culture.

Safari Highlights

  • Game drives
  • Scenic viewing
  • Karamojong culture

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You will be met at the airport by our safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel reserved for you in Kampala. Dinner and overnight will be at this hotel.

Day 2: Travel to Kidepo Valley National Park
The official Kidepo national park safari begins on this day after an early breakfast and we set off for Kidepo National Park. Drive time will be 9 – 10 hours to the far North-East where Uganda borders Kenya and Southern Sudan. The journey will take you through the towns of Mbale, Soroti and Kotido before finally getting to the park. You will arrive in the evening and have dinner and overnight at the lodge booked for you.

  • Average range: Apoka safari lodge, safari lodge
  • Luxury: Noah’s Ark Hotel and Narus Valley & habibat Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Dinner

Kidepo national park safari

Day 3: Game Drive and scenic viewing
To continue the Kidepo National Park safari, we set off after breakfast for a game drive in the gorgeous Kanangorok hot spring areas to see birds and wild game and visit the hot springs. You will drive to the Narus Valley where you will see elephants, zebras, herds of buffaloes, giraffes, plus if lucky lions, cheetahs, leopard and the ostrich bird. You will return to your lodge for a late lunch before going for a nature walk.

  • Average range: Apoka safari lodge, safari lodge
  • Luxury: Noah’s Ark Hotel and Narus Valley & habibat Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Cultural tour
Today you will be taken on a guided cultural village tour where you will learn about the nomadic lifestyle of the people around Karenga and Kidepo. You will visit the Karamajong homesteads (manyattas) and see the kraals of cattle, the traditional costumes, stools, spears, headdress, knives, bows and arrows, jewelry, grinding stones and utensils all made locally by the natives. In the evening you will be taken for a sunset game drive to explore more of Kidepo’s savannah, hills, small forests, dry river beds and rings of mountains before retiring to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Average range: Apoka safari lodge, safari lodge
  • Luxury: Noah’s Ark Hotel and Narus Valley & habibat Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Travel back to Kampala
You will have an early breakfast and set off for your return journey to Kampala arriving in the evening.

This safari package includes;

  • Transportation (type of car ) 4WD min van with pop up roof for excellence safari view.
  • Game drive
  • All fuel for the trip.
  • Driver / guide.
  • Guide ranger fees.
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
  • All activities are described in the itinerary.
  • Park fee is according to the program.
  • Meals are according to the program.

However, the package excludes:  Personal Expenses like:, tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee, personal insurance, Visa , and tips to guides

End of the Kidepo national park safari

 

 

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