5 Day Kidepo Valley Safari

5 Days 4 Nights

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

Game Drives in Kidepo Valley

Overview

This is an off the beaten track safari to Northern and North eastern Uganda. It will take you through Gulu town located in Northern Uganda on the long journey to Kidepo. You will later drive to Kidepo valley National Park where you will spend three nights exploring the might Park located and divided into two valleys of Narus and Kidepo National Park. A community visit to the locals is one not to miss while here.

Tour Summary

  • 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: Community experiences and game drive
  • Day 05: Drive to Entebbe to End the tour with Airport drop off

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

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 8-9 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: To Kampala-Entebbe International Airport.

After breakfast, bid farewell to the lodge and staff and drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your international departure flight out of Uganda.

Drive time: 7-8 Hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


This is a private safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of people. Please contact our Safari consultants for a quote

Lodge Options

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • Airport transfers,
  • Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle with fuel
  • Services of an English speaking local driver guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Game drive activities in Kidepo Valley National park
  • Accommodation and meal plan as above
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Zziwa Rhino fees

Cost excludes

  • Uganda visa fees
  • International flights to and from Uganda
  • All expenses of personal nature such as drinks and tips

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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