Kidepo Valley National park is one of Africa’s most magnificent wildernesses, big game favorites elephant, giraffe, zebra, eland, lion, hyena and cheetah and perhaps Africa’s largest single herd of buffalo and species that are rare or absent from other Ugandan protected areas such as bat-eared fox, cheetah, striped hyena and ostrich. Its isolation means that Kidepo is little visited and visitors can expect to enjoy a high degree of solitude.
- Transfer to Kidepo
- Community walk
- Game drive
- Nature walk and hot spring visit
Day 1. Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park
Depart Kampala early in the morning for Gulu via Luwero you will have a stopover in Gulu for breakfast later proceed to Kidepo Later in the afternoon Arrive at Apoka at the outskirts of Kidepo Valley National Park (just 500m from the park gate),
After checking in, you will take lunch at the lodge overlooking the park surroundings. Relax and later if time allows you will go for an afternoon game drive into the Narus Valley below.
Dinner will be served at the lodge under the thatched dining area, with a view out towards Kidepo’s stunning starry skies. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 2. Full day Game Drive.
After an early morning breakfast we will take a thrilling game drive in the savannah plains of Kidepo which supports countless numbers of wildlife which include; cheetahs, spotted hyenas, buffalos, elands, striped jackals, elephants not forgetting the lion.
Return to the lodge for lunch.
After relaxation we will go for another game drive to the Narus valley to find more wild game that the park harbours. You will have a great opportunity for photographs as we return to the lodge.
Dinner and over night at the lodge
Day 3. Nature walk and Hot spring Visit
After breakfast you will be able to have a visit to the waruitt kanangorok hot springs, the Kanangorok hot springs, that flow between rocks, over-look expansive grassy plains dotted with big rocky outcrops and flanked by steep-jagged mountains with the summit ridges of Napore range, Taan and Natera hills, part of Nyangea, Morongole and Zuulia forest reserves.
In the afternoon, visit to the Ik people, Hike to the Lomej Mountains, take leisurely walks through the Narus Valley, meet members of the endangered IK tribe and wander the splendid Kidepo River Valley between banks of borassus palm forest for a guest-host interaction. Their pride is their cattle and in the past cattle raids were the rule of the day.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4. Cultural Visit to the Karamojong
The Karamojong people are some of the immediate neighbors of the Kidepo Valley National park The Karamojong are traditional nomadic people.
Their main livelihood is herding livestock, and the social and cultural importance will be explained as you walk with the guides to the traditional Karamojong manyattas (homesteads) and you will experience Culture performances from the Karamojong people.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 5. Transfer from Kidepo Valley NP to Kampala
After an early morning breakfast you will depart Kampala Via Abim, Katakwi, have a stopover in Soroti for lunch and later proceed to Adventure Capital (Jinja).
Dinner and overnight at the Orchid.
If it’s still early we proceed to Kampala and you will be dropped off at your place of accommodation
- All ground transportation in a 4x4 safari land cruiser
- Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses
- Full Board accommodation as per the final itinerary
- Cultural tour
- Game drives
- Any other items in the above itinerary
- International Air tickets and airport taxes
- Personal insurance
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
- Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary.
- Game drive along the Narus Valley