8 Day Kidepo and Murchison Falls Safari

8 Days 7 Nights

Rates are per person (pp)and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

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Overview

Doing this North East trip gives you the best of Murchison Falls National Park and Kideop Valley National park.  It’s the best there is for anyone interested in the big five while on safari. It will take you to Kidepo Valley National Park for game drives, scenic Views and then to Murchison Falls National Park for game activities and boat cruises on the mighty River Nile.

Brief Itinerary of our 8 Day Kidepo and Murchison Falls Safari

  • Day 01: Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Day 02: Morning and evening game drives in Narus Valley
  • Day 03: Morning game drive in Narus Valley and afternoon visit to Kidepo Valley
  • Day 04: Game drives and community experience
  • Day 05: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park and drive to the top of the falls
  • Day 06: Morning Game drive and afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.
  • Day 07: Morning Delta cruise and afternoon game drive.
  • Day 08: Drive back to Entebbe via the Rhino Sanctuary for flight out.

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What you need to know about our 8 Day Kidepo and Murchison Falls Safari

  • It can start any time on any date
  • The tour is all inclusive with all activities, meals, chimp and gorilla permits, park fees, lodges, car hire and guides fee. So there is hidden costs involved.
  • Minimum number of participants is two people and maximum number is six people.
  • Suitable for children aged 15 years and above.
  • Safari starts and ends in Uganda
  • You have an opportunity to trek chimpanzees in Budongo Forest
  • You will visit three top National Parks in Uganda for game drives i.e. Murchison Falls National Park
  • If you enjoy walking safaris, a visit to the nearby villages will enable you to interact with the local communities and to learn the cultures of the local people in Uganda.

Detailed Itinerary of 8 Day Kidepo and Murchison Falls Safari

Arrival

  • You’ll be picked-up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park.

You will start your day with a long drive to Kidepo Valley National Park, you will have en-route lunch in Gulu and you will arrive in the late evening in the park for overnight stay. On your way, you will enjoy some scenic views of the few hills that separate Acholi Land and Karamoja, you will not miss the great Manyatas on the way, cross some few seasonal rivers as well as the changing cultures as you drive from one region to another

Drive time: Approximately 7 hours

Meal Plan: Full board

Lodge: Kidepo Savannah lodge


DAY 2: Full day Game drives in Narus Valley.

After an early breakfast you will drive to Narus Valley for your morning game drive. Narus Valley is popular for mammals such as elephants, giraffes, buffalo’s antelopes, zebras and birds. Being the only permanent water point, many animals come to Narus valley to drink water and feed. It’s where you will find the largest buffalo herds than you can find anywhere on planet earth. Chances of spotting big cats hunting are very high as well. If lucky, you may spot the rare cheetahs too. Return to the Lodge for lunch, relaxation and then return to Narus Valley for an evening game drive.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Kidepo Savannah lodge


DAY 3: Game drive in Narus and Hot springs visit in Kidepo Valley.

After breakfast, drive to Narus valley to do an extra game drive to trace wildlife that you could have missed on the two game drives done earlier on. Kidepo valley National Park are the best and you won’t be disappointed. The park has observation points with binoculars and it will be your pleasure to use one of them. Return to the Lodge for Lunch, short relaxation and then drive to Kidepo Valley to visit the hot springs, the Uganda-Sudan boarder and if lucky spot the giant Ostriches which are found in this place but have been seriously poached by Sudanese. There seasonal rivers on this side so if it is a rainy season, get ready to be interrupted for few hours. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Kidepo Savannah lodge


DAY 4: Community Experience with the IK and Karamojong communities.

Visiting the community will compete your experience in Kidepo valley National Park, the dance and their unique culture in the ranges is worth a visit while in Kidepo Valley National Park. The Ik communities gather in Villages which are fenced to avoid intruders and wild animals. They will dance, and take you through their culture and you will have an opportunity to get crafts as well.

In the Afternoon, you will visit the Karamojong homesteads, known as the Manyatta. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the elders and get to know more about their culture and lifestyle. Here you can contribute by making donations of any kind towards their social welfare. As part of our sustainability practice, we take our clients to appreciate their lifestyle and daily activities which include grazing and milking cows. This is the perfect opportunity for those who like to immerse themselves in the cultures of the communities they visit.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Kidepo Savannah lodge


DAY 5: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

After breakfast, you will drive from Kidepo Valley National Park to Murchison Falls National Park. You will enjoy an en route game drive through the northern section of the park popularly known as Para where you will have chances of spotting many mammals and if luck strikes, big cats hunting. Cross the ferry and overnight in the Park and depending on the time you arrive visit the top of the breath taking top of the falls. Really an amazing treat.

Drive time: 6-7 hours

Meal Plan: Full board

Lodge: Murchison River Lodge


DAY 6: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on the bottom of the falls.

After early morning breakfast, you will go for your early morning game drive that gives you chance for wild game that include lions, buffaloes, elephants, several antelopes, leopards and so much more. The delta region is also very rich with water animals such as hippos, crocodiles and the rare shoebill stock. At Murchison Falls National Park, it is nature that gives so the fact that wild animals graze and move naturally, seeing any animal will depend on your luck of the day. Afterword’s, you will drive back to your lodge for lunch and then head for the afternoon boat cruise to the base of the falls. This boat cruise to the base of the falls is seen as the highlight of all activities at Murchison Falls National Park since many water and land animals can be sighted. Expect to see lots of Buffaloes, elephants, crocodiles, many water birds as you cruise up stream to the base of the falls where water squeezes itself into a narrow gorge to later explode as it flows down words. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Meal Plan: Full board

Lodge: Murchison River Lodge

DAY 7: Delta Cruise on the Nile and afternoon game drive.

Early morning departure from the lodge with picnic Lunch and transfer to catch the morning boat at the Jetty point. While on this boat cruise, you can spot several herds of buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Giraffes, Elephants, and several other wild animals that flock the River Nile to drink water. Not forgetting the several bird species that can as well be spotted while on the boat. You will in the afternoon have a game drive as you head to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Meal Plan: Full board

Lodge: Murchison River Lodge


DAY 8: Murchison Falls NP-Departure.

After breakfast, you will drive back to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out of Uganda. You may passby the top of the falls to see the falls from the top or drive to Zziwa Sanctuary to track white Rhinos. Lunch en route and drive to Entebbe International Airport.

Drive time: 5-6 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: NA

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Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • All airport transfers
  • On foot Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Transport in a 4×4 Safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking local guide
  • Fuel for this round trip
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Boat cruises in Murchison Falls,
  • Game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Community and village walks as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Park entrance fees

Cost excludes

  • Visa Fees at USD50.00 for Uganda
  • All expenses of personal nature such as drinks and tips to guides and waiters.

Safari Vans

STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser

UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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