4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari

Safari Overview:

The 4 days Kidepo Wildlife Safari to  is good package  gives you a golden chance to encounter Africa’s wilderness park-Kidepo National Park found in the rugged, semi-arid valleys of Karamoja province on the extreme borders of Uganda and Sudan. The 4 days wildlife safari will allow you to enjoy the views and sights of the most splendid wildlife species such as the greater and lesser kudu, eland and cheetah, lion, leopard, spotted hyena and black-backed and side-striped jackals as well as elephant, Burchell’s zebra, bush pig, warthog, Rothschild’s giraffe, Cape buffalo, bushbuck, bush duiker, Defassa waterbuck, Bohor reedbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribi. Besides wildlife, the safari will offer you unique chance to have unique cultural encounter with the host community of the Karamajongs, a nomadic pastoral tribe in north eastern Uganda.

Safari Highlights:

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kidepo National Park

Day 2: Do morning game drive & Evening Cultural encounter with the local Karamojongoes

Day 3: Do early morning Hiking/ Scenery viewing & Afternoon Nature walk

Day 4: Transfer from Kidepo National Park to Kampala/Entebbe.

Description:

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kidepo National Park

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Following an early morning breakfast, the driver guide will pick you up at 6:00am from your place of stay in Kampala and embark on transfer from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National Park. The long drive of 571kms about 10-12hours’ drive ‘will take you through Gulu town where you will have stopover for lunch and thereafter  advance with the drive through  Kitgum town to Kidepo national park. Upon your arrival at the park, you will drive direct to your lodge to check-in, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:  Apoka safari lodge (Luxury Lodge), NgaMoru camp for (Mid-range), UWA Bandas and Campsites (Budget Lodge)

Day 2: Early morning game drive & Evening Cultural encounter with the local Karamojongoes.

After taking an early morning cup of Coffee, embark on an early morning game drive along the designated Kidepo trails to Kanangorok hot spring. The game drive will give you possibilities of confronting the Carnivore species such as bat-eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal, and cheetah, hunting dog. You may also meet wildlife species like Elephant, burchell’s zebra, bush pig, warthog, rothschild giraffe, cape buffalo, eland, bush buck, bush duskier, defassa water buck, bohor reed buck, jackson’s hartbeest and oribi. Retire back after the game drive to your lodge for lunch, relaxation as you wait for an evening cultural encounter. After lunch, embark on an evening cultural encounter with the Karamojongoes local people living in the nearby areas of Kidepo Valley National Park. Cultural encounter will expose you to unique traditional dances such as the Emuya of the Naporre and Nyangia, ethnic groups and Larakaraka and Apiti dances of the Acholi. After the activity, retreat back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:  Apoka safari lodge (Luxury Lodge), NgaMoru camp for (Mid-range), UWA Bandas and Campsites (Budget Lodge)

Day 3: Do early morning Hiking/ Scenery viewing & Afternoon Nature walk

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After a cup of coffee or tea, go for hiking and Scenery viewing in Lamoji Mountains. The activity will take you through the mountains and savannah landscape of the park, the Narus valley where you may also meet some wildlife species and bird species. The activity will entail exploring the majestic Kidepo River Valley covered by Borassus palm forest, the Kanangorok hot springs and the Lotukei Mountains in the southern boundary of the park. Thereafter, retire back to your lodge for relaxation, lunch as you wait for an afternoon Nature walk. After lunch, you will embark on nature walk and this will take you to the Karamajong homesteads locally called manyattas and probably kraals to see traditional costumes, stools, spears headdress, knives, bows and arrows and jewelry. Retire back to the lodge after the activity, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodations: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury) Nga’ Mou Wilderness Camp (Midrange) and UWA bandas (Budget).

Day 4: Transfer from Kidepo National Park to Kampala/Entebbe.

Transfer to Kampala after an early morning breakfast. The long drive of 571kms will take you through the impressing savannah grasslands of Kitgum district to Gulu town .You will have stopover for lunch in Gulu town and thereafter, proceed with the drive through the open grasslands of Nakasongola District to Luwero Triangle –the area which was greatly affected by the 1980's Ugandan Civil War and finally to Kampala City. On arrival to Kampala, you will be dropped to your Kampala lodge or Entebbe international Airport for your scheduled flight back home.

End of Safari.

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