3 days Kidepo National Park

True African Wilderness

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2110 - $2635
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
3 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Night drive safaris Night drive Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Kidepo Valley National Park is a dry,hot and isolated, yet spectacular national park renowned for its distinctive composition of wild game, dry mountain forests and open savanna and rocky kopjes.
Home to 77mamal species and almost 500 species of birds,expect to see Lions, cheetah,zebra, herds of buffalo and elephants and numerous wild ostriches among other animals on this safari.

A visit to the traditional karimojong homesteads is a highlight and finally coming face to face with the pre historic looking shoebill stock is every birder's dream on a visit to the mabamba swamps. Possible special bird sitings in this bird heaven include; the white winged warbler, papyrus gonolek, yellow backed weever,blue headed coucal among other swamp specialites.


 Discover the Pearl of Africa by air!

 Convenient departure from Entebbe International Airport

 Scenic flight with daily departures and no minimum of participants

 Unforgettable wildlife sightseeing

 Explore and learn from the local communities



Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport. (10mins drive)


On arrival at Entebbe International airport, our guide/representative will meet greet and transfer you to Papyrus Guest House for Overnight BB

Accommodation description:


  •  10 minutes from the airport.   
  •  9 newly renovated rooms with private bathroom and free Wifi   
  •  Mosquito nets available  in all rooms
  •  An ideal stop over at arrival and departure

Day 2:  Entebbe – Kidepo National Park (1.5hrs)

Our journey into the wild will start with a scheduled domestic flight from Entebbe to Kidepo National Park. It is a short but beautiful 1.5hrs flight that will provide views of different types of landscapes and traditional villages. This area is really off-the-beaten track and not visited by many tourists yet. You will witness what the many years of civil unrest have done to this region, but also how it is slowly but steadily developing again. After check-in and a late lunch at Apoka safari camp you will head out for an afternoon game drive at 16.30hrs.

Dinner and overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge (B-L-D)

Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species. Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges. During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location.

Apoka Safari Lodge is the only lodge located in the middle of Kidepo Valley National Park, surrounded by expansive grassy plains and abundant wildlife. Ten expansive rooms are built of wood, thatch and canvas and have an uninterrupted view of the Narus River Valley, which can be enjoyed from your private veranda or outdoor stone bathtub. Each room has an inside sitting room, big hand-hewn beds and en suite bathroom with a large tropical shower. More relaxation can be found at the main lodge with dining room and lounge or at the swimming pool.


Day 3:  Kidepo Valley National Park

A full day in one of the most beautiful and certainly most remote national parks in Uganda! Early in the morning you will explore the Narus River Valley by game drive or safari walk. Go in search of giraffes, ostriches, zebras, elephants and lions. The park is also a birders paradise as it boasts a bird list with over 475 species. Have lunch and relax before going on an optional visit to one of the local Karamojong communities. The Karamojong tribe is well known for their unique nomadic lifestyle and rich traditions of storytelling .Dinner and overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge (B-L-D)

Day 4: Kidepo Valley National Park – Entebbe.

Today, you will head out at 7.00hrs for one last game drive early in the morning. After which you will check-out of Apoka Safari Lodge, bid farewell to the incomparable Kidepo National Park and take a domestic flight back to Entebbe, on arrival, you will proceed to Mabamba Swamp canoe boat for shoebill sighting and later transfer to the airport for your late flight back home.

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Included in the price:

  • Airport transfers
  • Ground transport in a private 4WD safari vehicle for including an experienced English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary, based on a double room sharing
  • Meals as described in the itinerary  (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks
  • Activities mentioned in the program
  • VAT for upcountry hotel and lodge accommodations
  • AMREF Flying Doctors insurance



  • International flight
  • Domestic flight by Aerolink per 11-seater Caravan
    (max. weight allowance 15 kg in soft luggage)
  • Visa (USD $100)
  • Optional activities in Kidepo safari lodge.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry service
  • Tips

NB: Prices are current, net and subject to change. Availability of accommodations and activities is not guaranteed; reservations will be made after receiving confirmation of the final itinerary and the requested deposit. Should any of the included accommodations not be available, we reserve the right to substitute it with alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price. The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving. Stops for lunch and photos are not included. Please consult our webpage www.nkuringowalkingsafaris.com for the Terms & Condition









Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • - Apoka Lodge
  • -Papyrus Guesthouse

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