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4 Day Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park Tour


Highlight

Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the most impressive parks in Uganda. It is located in the remote northeast, some 700-kilometers from Kampala. It lies between the borders of Sudan and Kenya. It is one of Uganda’s most remote parks which offers unparalleled conservation. It has astounding sights and sceneries compared to other parks in East Africa. It is home to a great number of wildlife. It is a host to a multitude of animals and birds, as well as plant species. The lush vegetation is described as ‘open tree Savannah’ which depicts the varied structure and composition of wild plants. Areas along the Lorupei River support the dense Acacia Geradii forests.


Categories: Uganda


Price Ranges: USD $ 600- 1399

Activities:

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Game Drive

Days: 4-5 Days


Activities:

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Game Drive

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, we will have our representative pick you up and take you to drive north to Kidepo Valley National Park. The drive will take about 10-13 hours. So, lunch will be taken along the way. The drive will be scenic. We shall be passing through the route via Karamoja which is a vast expanse of unspoiled wildlife paradise. We will be passing the east of Lake Kyoga. As we arrive Kidepo Valley National Park, you will have the chance to enjoy panoramic views of the Narus River Valley from the lodge’s veranda. From there, there would be plenty of chances to spot wildlife.

In the evening, we shall do a game drive along the Narus River Valley where we can spot elephants, herds of buffaloes, jackals, Jackson’s hartebeest, klipspringers, and possibly lions and many other mammals. After the activity, we shall return to our accommodation, have dinner and take our much deserved rest and prepare for another day of adventure.

Main destination: Kidepo Valley National Park
Accommodation: Apoka Rest Camp
Meals: Lunch and dinner are included

We shall start off the day with an early breakfast so we can do a sunrise game drive. This will give us a unique opportunity to encounter wandering animals such as the tall Ostriches. We shall drive to the Kanangorok Hot Springs which is about 11-kilometers from Kidepo. Kanangorok is considered to be the permanent source of water for the park.

We will drive back to our accommodation for lunch. The next activity in the afternoon will involve cultural immersion as we interact with the people of Karamajong at Karenna and Kapedo. It is said that Karamajong means “the old men can walk no farther” from the phrase “ekar ngimojong.” The Karamajong people have many interesting practices such as their wedding ritual, where there is a unique rite of passage for the man to be able to get engaged with his bride. Learn more about their culture by interacting with them on this very special occasion of your visit to them. The Karamajong are mainly livestock herders. This is relevant to them socially and culturally.

Main destination: Kidepo Valley National Park
Accommodation: Apoka Rest Camp
Meals: All meals are included

Today after breakfast, we shall indulge in the African landscape and wildlife in Kidepo Valley National Park. We will have the chance to have a lunch picnic in the park grounds. Be prepared to be out on an adventure the whole day, and we shall return to rest late in the day.

The park contains one of the most exciting faunas in Uganda. The national park boasts of 77 mammal species, and several of which are endemic to Uganda, mostly in the Kidepo and Karamoja region. Endemic carnivores include the bat-eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal and cheetah. Other carnivores are also present in the area. There are lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, black-backed and side-striped jackals. There are high chances of viewing tree climbing lions that always sit on sausage trees along Narus valley. Alternatively, the lions may just be on the rock right at the entry of the Apoka Park Headquarters.

Main destination: Kidepo Valley National Park
Accommodation: Apoka Rest Camp
Meals: All meals are included

After taking your breakfast, we will have a guided nature walk and do birdwatching. You will be astounded by the diversity of birds in the park as there are about 14 birds of prey, out of fifty-eight which are endemic to Kidepo/Karamoja region. There will be a chance for you to see Egyptian Vultures, Pygmy Falcons, and Varreaux’s Eagles. These are just some among the many bird species which can be found in Kidepo. After this activity, we shall go back to our accommodation to checkout. After which, we shall drive you back to Kampala, to your respective hotel or to the airport should you be catching a flight.

Main destination: Kidepo Valley National Park to Kampala
Accommodation: None, end of tour
Meals: Breakfast and lunch are included

Price per person:


1 adult (1 room) 2 adults (1 room) 3 adults (1 room) 4 adults ( 2 rooms) 5 adults (2 rooms)
  $1,250 $1,190 $1,110 $1,100