8 Days Kidepo and Murchison Game Safari Fly-in.

Kidepo and Murchison Game Safari Fly-in.

8 Days 7 Nights

Game Drives in Kidepo Valley

Overview

Doing this North East trip gives you the best of Murchison Falls National Park and Kidepo Valley National park.  It’s the best there is for anyone interested in the game and community encounter 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.

Tour Summary

  • Day 01: Domestic flight 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: IK Community and Karamojong community experience 
  • Day 05: Domestic flight 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: Domestic flight back to Entebbe via the Rhino Sanctuary for flight out.

Things to Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • This is a private tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Domestic flight to Kidepo Valley National Park

You will drive to Entebbe international Airport for your domestic fight to Kidepo Valley National Park, you will drive to the lodge and have an afternoon game drive and later relaxation at the lodge and overnight. 

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: Domestic flight to Murchison Falls National Park.

After breakfast, you will drive to the Airstrip for your domestic flight 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. You will have an afternoon game drive as well.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Murchison River Lodge


DAY 6: Morning game drive and evening boat cruise

After breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive. It’s at this time that most animals are feeding while predators are hunting. You will not miss out on spotting buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, hippos, antelopes and so much more. Depending on your luck of the day, you may spot large cats hunting as well. Return to the lodge for lunch followed by an afternoon boat cruise to the base of the might Victoria Falls on River Nile. On this boat cruise, you will have an opportunity to spot many water birds that include crocodiles, hippos, water birds, and other land animals that come to drink water here. Return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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: Domestic flight back to Entebbe to end the trip

After breakfast, you will fly back to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out of Uganda.  You may pass by 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.


This is a private safari and is available upon request. It can be tailored to suite your needs and preferences. We can as well change accommodation/Lodges mentioned in the itinerary to the ones that you prefer. Please contact us with the dates you want to come, number of people in your group and we will check availability of rooms and permits and send you a quote.

Cost Includes

  • Transfers to and from Entebbe/Pakuba Airstrip
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees and activities as per the itinerary
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International and internal flights
  • Uganda Visa (USD50 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

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

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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