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The Big 5 Kidepo safari

Kidepo Valley National park won a prestigious CNN wilderness award in 2013 and is now one of the most sought after tour places in Uganda. The Big 5 Kidepo safari unleashes the formidable combination of touristic features that make this national park stand out. These include variety of wildlife (both birds & animals), culture and physical features. We welcome you to Uganda's true wilderness experience.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $1480 - $2280
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 5 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Uganda Uganda
Parks visited Not specified
Activity level Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Night drive
  • Cultural
This safari is all about Kidepo valley national park. You will spend 3 nights in the park where by you will be able to enjoy game drives, a nature walk and a community visit. Visiting the neighboring Karimojong communities introduces you to their unique culture and nomadic way of life. Kidepo valley national park boasts of the true wilderness safari experience compared to other national parks in Uganda.

Day 1:    DRIVE TO GULU-ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY.

Today the journey will start very early in the morning from Kampala/Entebbe. On your way, you will stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary that is now a home for the White Rhinos that have been re-introduced in Uganda, later have lunch and continue your way to Gulu. A long the way; you will be able to see one of the spectacular falls in Uganda-Karuma falls.

Accommodation:             Bomah Hotel-Gulu

Meal:                                    -, L, D

 

Day 2:    KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK- Game drive

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 is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. Today, you will get ready to see the National Park because that will be your next destination for the day. You will arrive at your accommodation in the National Park in time for lunch, enjoy your lunch and relax a little bit at your accommodation. Later on you will go for an evening game drive.

Accommodation:             Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp

Meal:                                    B, L, D

 

Day 3:    NATURE WALK-HOT SPRINGS AND GAME DRIVE

After your breakfast, start your drive through the Narus Valley. You will have a nature walk to the Hot springs. In the afternoon you will enjoy a game drive. Kidepo National Park is home to elephant, zebra, giraffe, huge herds of buffalo, warthog, duiker, Jackson’s Hartebeest, lion, leopard, cheetah and hundreds of bird species, Buffalos, and Elephants. Other animals that may be seen roaming around include: Jackal Roan, Antelope, Waterbuck, Eland, Oribi, Klipspringer and Lions. The park also boasts of being the highest concentration of birds endemic to Uganda like: Ostrich, Kori bustard, vultures, pygmy falcon, hornbills, eagles and more. After your game drive you will return to your accommodation.

Accommodation:             Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp

Meal plan:                          B, L, D

 

Day 4:    GAME DRIVE AND COMMUNITY/CULTURAL VISIT

After an early morning breakfast, embark on a morning game that will take you to see various animals and birds. You will rest at your accommodation after your Lunch until evening where you will go for a cultural tour in the Karamajong community. Here you will spend a wonderful evening with Karamajong people and have an insight of their way of life and beliefs. At the end of the tour you will be able to understand why their pride makes them slow to adapt to globalization.

Accommodation:             Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp

Meal plan:                          B, L, D

 

Day 5:    DRIVE TO KAMPALA/ENTEBBE.

After an early breakfast, you will drive to Kampala; have time to take photos along the way. You will have a quick picnic lunch.  Later you depart for the Airport and take your flight back home.

Meal plan:          B, L,-

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

  • Boma guesthouse Gulu
  • Nga'Moru wilderness camp
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