4 Days Kidepo Road Trip Safari

Kidepo-valley
Tour overview

This African wilderness found in the rocky, semi dry Karamoja province valleys on the distant northern national border of Uganda and Sothern Sudan. It is the second biggest yet remotest National Park in Uganda, however just a few people have had the opportunity of exploring this park; however, the dazzling beauty of this perfect wilderness is extremely fascinating. Kidepo is ideal for Uganda safaris with wildlife plus various bird species for birders. It prides in a bird list of more than 475 species, making the second to Queen Elizabeth National Park. In addition you will be able to interact with the Karamanjong

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park
Day 2: Community Walk, Game Drive and Scenic Viewing
Day 3: Nature Walk and Game Drive
Day 4: Scenic Viewing and return to Kampala

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Kidepo Valley National Park
After Breakfast and proceed to Kidepo National Park through the shortest (656 km) route which will take you from Kampala-Soroti -Kotido via Amuria to the far North-East where Uganda borders Kenya and Southern Sudan. You will have an opportunity of viewing some of the Park animals and birds found close by the camp.

Accommodation
Luxury: Apoka Lodge
Mid-range: Nga’moru Wilderness Camp and Apoka Rest Camp
Basic: National Park Bandas found at Apoka or Apoka Rest Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board
Travel Time: Approximately 9 Hours.

Day 2: Game Drive, Scenic Viewing and Community Walk:
Following a breakfast you will go for a game drive to the gorgeous Kanangorok hot spring. There you will see several animals plus birds wandering around such as the Ostrich. In the afternoon you will have a Game Drive on which you will go through the Narus Valley where you will see elephants, zebras, herds of buffaloes, giraffes, plus if lucky a couple of lions, cheetahs and the leopard. In addition you will have an opportunity to see various birds too. You will make stops whenever you want to take photos and even watch the various birds and animals during the drive. Later return to the camp where you will have your lunch and rest before going for an evening cultural tour to interact with the Karamajong community. On this tour you will personally have a great evening as you watch these people go about their day to day activities and see their cultural practices. At the finish of this tour you will be in position to understand why these people are very reluctant to accepting modernity over their traditional practices.

Accommodation
Luxury: Apoka Lodge
Mid-range: Nga’moru Wilderness Camp and Apoka Rest Camp
Basic: National Park Bandas found at Apoka or Apoka Rest Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3: Nature Walk, Game Drive
Take an early breakfast before setting out for a nature walk to see a different plant and animal species within the park. Head back to the camp for brief mid-afternoon rest and lunch. Take another exciting game drive across savannah, hills, small forests, dry river beds and rings of mountains around you.

Accommodation
Luxury: Apoka Lodge
Mid-range: Nga’moru Wilderness Camp and Apoka Rest Camp
Basic: National Park Bandas found at Apoka or Apoka Rest Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Scenic Viewing and Return to Kampala
Following breakfast you will enjoy the beautiful scenery during your drive l back to the capital Kampala stopping along the way to have lunch

Meal Plan: Breakfast plus Lunch.
Travel Time: Approximately 9 hours

The Safari Package Covers

  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Game Drives
  • Ground Transportation by a 4WD safari vehicle
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • Necessary Government Taxes
  • Full Board Accommodation (of three nights) and meals along the way as indicated in your itinerary.
  • Community Walks
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Airport transfer as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Safari Exclusions

  • Personal Insurance
  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Expenses such as; cigarettes, drinks, telephone, tips, laundry plus meals not stated in the itinerary plus activities stated as optional.