5 DAYS KIDEPO NATIONAL PARK
Is a long trip that will keep you hooked with the vast wild life in Kidepo National Park
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeFamily, Guided Tours, Jungle, Trekking, Wildlife
Activity Level Leisurely
Kidepo Valley National park is located near Karenga in Kaabong District, in the northeastern corner of Uganda. The park is approximately 220 kilometres (140 mi), by road northwest of Moroto, the largest town in the sub-region. It is approximately 520 kilometres (320 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala. The Ketebo or Mening are the inhabitants farmers and hunters who lived in the area since 1800 before it was gazetted as a game reserve by the British colonial government in 1958.
Day 1: Transfer to Kitgum/Gulu
The first day of your 5 Days Kidepo National Park safari is basically for driving. Considering the journey requires about 11-12 hours reaching the park. You will be picked up as early as 7:00 am and make an early start on your journey to Gulu which is about 7-8 hours. Kidepo national park is far placed – Northeast of Uganda, bordering Kenya to the East and South Sudan to the North. The journey can be very exhausting to drive direct to the park thus making it necessary to break the journey in Gulu and proceed the next day!
You will have a stopover for about 2 to 3 hours at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking for a chance to see the rhinos as they were only found in this Sanctuary. Enjoy your lunch then proceed to Gulu town arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Churchill Hotel Gulu or any other accommodation of your comfort.
Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park – Game Drive
On the second day of your 5 Days Kidepo national park safari, you will make our final drive to Kidepo Valley National Park. Wake up for breakfast and embark on a 3 hours’ drive to Kidepo national park where you will embark on a game drive in Narus valley in anticipation of seeing herds of buffalos, zebras, elephants, giraffes, hyenas, and cheetahs. You will enjoy a slow drive and you can be sure to seize picture moments while on your game drive and you can have stops at any moment you please.
Proceed to the lodge and spend the evening at leisure admiring the wilderness. Dinner and overnight at Nga Moru Wilderness Camp for mid-range/Kidepo Savannah lodge – tents for budget.
Game Drive in Kidepo Valley
We shall do a Game Drive and a cultural walk on the third day of the 5 Days Kidepo national park tour. You will enjoy breakfast as you admire the true wilderness and an out of the world experience! When breakfast is done, you will set out for another rewarding game drive through the open savannah, rocky outcrops, forests and rings of mountains. Drive extensively up to Kanangorok Hot Springs and brace yourself for photo opportunities and chances of catching sight of more wildlife especially lions sitting on the rocks as they scan the park for possible prey. Drive back to the lodge to relax and have lunch.
In the afternoon, head out for a Cultural Tour to the Karamojong people for a truly unique experience. The Karamojong culture is still pure and totally unique from most other tribes in Uganda; they have rejected civilization and still live like in the ancient times. The Karamojong are predominantly pastoralists and live purposely to fight for their cattle as it is in their belief that every cattle in the world belongs to them. They are a very interesting group of people with a very unique culture visible in their way of dressing, cooking, dancing and other daily life activities. A visit to the Karamojong is a truly rewarding experience you should look forward to. Later transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Game Drive and Transfer to Gulu
You will do another game drive on the fourth day of the 5 Days Kidepo national park safari before you head back to Gulu. You will have breakfast and check-out the lodge and go for your last game drive in this true wilderness. Every day presents a different sight you can expect to increase your game count. Transfer to Gulu where you will enjoy lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing. Dinner and overnight stay at Churchill Hotel Gulu
Kampala and Departure
On the fifth day of the 5 Days Kidepo national park safari, you will have breakfast early and proceed to Kampala with lunch en-route arriving late afternoon then transfer to Entebbe airport for your onward flight or be dropped at your own booked hotel in either Entebbe or Kampala.