5 days trip to Kidepo Valley National Park

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Book this 5 days trip to Kidepo Valley National Park and experience one of Africa’s most pristine wildernesses. When most people think about a safari in Africa, a Kidepo wilderness is exactly what they imagine –golden savannah plains teeming with many wild animals, rugged landscapes sprawling into the horizon, and magical sunsets. It is little wonder that Kidepo National Park has consistently been featured by top travel publications among Africa’s top parks, and in 2013 was named by CNN Travel as the best park in Africa with the best landscape and great buffalo herds.

Kidepo valley national park is the most remote safari park in Uganda, located far away in the semi arid region of north eastern Uganda. The beautiful rugged landscape and semi arid scenery of Kidepo cannot be experienced in any other park of Uganda. Kidepo is also home to many animals and birds that are not found in any other park in Uganda such as; ostriches, cheetahs, bat-eared foxes, caracal, and aardwolves. Other animals in Kidepo Valley National Park that you will see on the safari include; zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, hyenas, lions, leopards, waterbucks, etc…

Kidepo National Park is the most distant park from Kampala the capital city of Uganda and it takes a whole day’s drive to get there. This has left the park untouched as few people visit.

Trip highlights

  • Safari in Kidepo and Narus valley
  • Morungole hike with the Ik tribe cultural tour
  • Karamojong tribe cultural tour

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Drive to Kidepo National Park

Your tour driver shall pick you up from the hotel in Kampala or Entebbe and head off to Kidepo Valley National Park. This will be a 10+ hour drive.

Accommodation options:

Midrange – Kidepo Savanna Lodge

Luxury – Apoka Safari Lodge

Day 2 – Full day game drive in Kidepo National Park

Today you shall do a full day safari in Kidepo Valley National Park. You will explore the Narus Valley in the south of the park which is the greener part of the park and has the only permanent water sources. As result the south hosts most of the animals in Kidepo National Park. Later you would transfer to the Kidepo Valley in the north of the park. The north is drier and has less animals but is a unique wilderness with the dry sandy bed of Kidepo river that is beautiful lined with palm trees, hot springs,

Optional: night safari

You can do a night safari after dusk and look for the nocturnal animals.

Day 3 – Morning game drive and afternoon Karamojong community tour

Today you will do another game drive in the morning to spot more animals.

In the afternoon you shall go on a tour of the Karamojong community near the park and experience their unique way of life which is still authentic. The Karamojong will show you their unique housing called the Manyatta, inform you about their traditions, and entertain you with their traditional dancing.

Day 4 – Mt. Morungole hike and visit to the IK people

Today you shall go for the whole day hike on Mt. Morungole in the north of the park. Along the mountain you shall visit the IK people. The IK is a unique tribe in Uganda because its traditions, language and way of life is not similar to any other people in Uganda.

Day 5 – travel back to Kampala

Today you shall check out and embark on the long drive back to Kampala.

You can choose the fly in trip option

4 days fly in trip to Kidepo Valley National Park

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