5 Days - Fly - Kidepo Valley NP.

kidepo view

You will leave this 1,442km² park very impressed by the plethora of animals that live in it; 77 mammal and 475 bird species. Situated in North Eastern corner of Uganda, its open savannah plains is extensive and dotted with jagged mountains, towering borrassus palm trees and clear blue skies. Before this semi-arid park was gazetted in 1962, it used to be a hunting ground for the Ik, a tribe of nomadic pastoralists.

Due to its 700km distance from Kampala (Uganda’s Capital), it comes across as the least-explored wildlife estate, and that's the beauty about visiting it. There won’t be game viewers blocking your view at a sighting. 

Most unique aspect

Kidepo is the only Ugandan park where you are assured of finding wild cheetahs, greater and lesser kudu, Guenther's dik-dik, caracal, mountain reedbuck and aardwolf. Of the five primate species found here, the patas monkeys and olive baboons are the easiest to see. Despite their ability to camouflage with the savannah, they are so playful and restless.

 Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1

Arrival in Uganda

Lake Victoria View Guest house

Day 2

Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Savaanah lodge

Day 3

Game Drive and scenic viewing

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Day 4

Cultural tour

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Day 5

Travel back to Kampala

 

Day 1: Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by a professional Umoja Motherland Tours Ltd guide who will transfer you to your hotel

Overnight Lake Victoria View Guest house (B, D)

Day 2: Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park

Wake up early for breakfast and then embark on your journey. The journey will take you through the towns of Mbale, Soroti and Kotido before finally getting to the park. You will enjoy a spectacular view of some of Uganda’s towns.

Overnight at Kidepo Savanah lodge (FB)

You will be moved by this lodge’s secluded setting and rustic architectural and interior design.

You will have a lovely Banda to yourself for shelter and protection from animals roaming at night. The rooms have warm showers and a soothing ambiance.

Day 3: Game Drive and scenic viewing

Early morning breakfast and wake up call. You will have a game drive in the gorgeous Kanangorok hot spring areas and the Narus Valley to see birds and wild game and visit the hot springs. After lunch, you will embark on a guided nature walk.

You can't go wrong with a night game drive if you wish to discover how predators with extraordinary senses hunt. Imagine watching fierce, fast and furious leopards as the leap 6m forward through the air while chasing their target prey at 58km/h. It could be any of the 12 antelope species to which the park is home; jackson's hartebeest, oribi, klipsringer, Uganda kob and eland, all of which have more tender meat compared to huge browsers like buffaloes.  

Overnight Kidepo Savannah Lodge (FB)

Day 4: Cultural tour

After breakfast. You will have a guided cultural village tour around Karenga and Kidepo. You will visit the Karamajong homesteads (manyattas) and see the kraals of cattle, the traditional costumes, stools, and others. You will also have a sunset game drive in the park.

Overnight Kidepo Savannah Lodge (FB)

Day 5: Travel back to Kampala

You will embark on your road trip back to Kampala

Inclusions:

  • ·Accommodation and meal plan as listed in the program
  • ·Park entrance fees
  • ·Game drives
  • ·1 Free mineral water
  • ·Cultural tour
  • ·Natural walks
  • ·Tourist 4x4 pop roof Van
  • ·Fuel, English speaking guide /driver

 

Exclusion

  • ·International flights.
  • ·Souvenirs
  • ·Tips
  • ·Alcohol and beverages
  • ·Any extra meals or activities not listed in the program