6-Day Game Drive and Cultural Tour, Kidepo National Park

OVERVIEW

Enjoy a 6 days safari in Kidepo Valley National Park, one of the parks that is still authentic and with various activities that will create memorable experiences and of-cos without forgetting the best Cultural Experience in the Karamajong region. Don’t miss this.

Day 1-Drive to Kitgum town

You leave at 8 in the morning from Kampala or Entebbe to Kitgum as you start your tour to one of the most magnificent National parks of Uganda through the plain and remote northern parts of the country with en-route lunch in Gulu before proceeding to Kitgum for a night and dinner at Bomah hotel, you will stop at one of the local markets and super market so you can do your grocery shopping for some nice safari meals and if you wish some wines. In Kidepo Valley you will hire a cook, so make sure you bring enough to eat and drink for 3 days. Journey Time is 9 hours.

Main Destination: Kitgum

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)

Day 2-Arrival in Kidepo Valley National Park

Today you drive to Kidepo National park (nominated as Africa’s leading parks in 2013 by the world travel awards). The Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, 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 – The Park’s altitude ranges between 914m and 2,750m above sea level. The park contains two rivers Kidepo and Narus which disappear in the dry season, leaving just pools for the wildlife.

Time permitting you can go for your first game-drive in the late afternoon/evening after check-in at your accommodation in the Kidepo Apoka self-contained bandas. Journey Time: 3hours.

Main Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge

Day 3-Game drives and Visit the Hot Springs

After breakfast proceed for an early morning game drive; as long as you wish, a park ranger will help you spot the lions that may be sitting on the valley’s various rocks. Other wildlife includes elephants, leopard, bush duiker, jackal, bushbuck, bush pig, ostrich, buffalo and much more, in the wild Narus Valley. After lunch, you go for an afternoon game drive through the hot springs via the palm tree lined Kidepo River, Search for ostriches and leopard tortoises along the way and retire at the Lodge.

Main Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation:   Apoka Safari Lodge

Day 4-Visit local communities/Cultural tour

After breakfast today you will visit the Cultural Groups and explore the fascinating, ancient culture of the Karamojong people. Visit traditional homesteads, sample local dishes and hear stories of the folklore of this remote tribe. In the afternoon, you may opt to relax at your accommodation or go for an optional game drive or enjoy a safari walk through the park.

Main Destination:  Karamoja Region

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge

 

Day 5-Transfer to Lira

After breakfast, you proceed to Lira; the road to Lira will be rough, and dusty depending on the weather condition. Lira is a city in Northern Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial center of Lira District. The coordinates of Lira are: 02 14 56N, 32 54 00E (Latitude: 02.2490; Longitude: 32.8999). Here, you will have a chance to visit the war conflict survivors from northern Uganda. Journey time is 5 hours.

Main Destination:    Lira

Accommodation: Lillian Towers

Day 6-Drive Back to Kampala

After breakfast (Inclusive), drive back to Kampala with a stopover for en-route lunch (not Inclusive), your guide drops you back at either your accommodation (Kampala/Entebbe) or at Entebbe Airport for your late evening flight. Journey time is 5 hours.

Main Destination: Entebbe Airport

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

End of tour

 

Price for this 3-days safari (net, 2018-2019):

High season Low season
When 2 People travelling 1912$ 1801$
When 4 people travelling 1712$ 1686$
When 6 people Travelling 1612$ 1458$
When 8 people travelling 1412$ 1393$

 

 

High season: January – March, June – October, December 2018
Low season April, May & November 2018

Included in the price:

  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle –Minivan.
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation in places mentioned in the itinerary, based on a twin/double room
  • Meals as described in the program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Bottled mineral water throughout the safari
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • Activities as described

Exclusions:

  • International flight
  • Visa for Uganda (USD $50, available upon arrival, single entry)
  • Accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above