5 Days Kidepo Valley National Park
This 5 days Kidepo national park safari takes you to kidepo valley national park which is located in north eastern Uganda bordering Kenya and south Sudan. Kidepo valley national park was named as best tourist destination with a lot of animals and beautiful landscapes despite being remote and unvisited park in Uganda but it was ranked one of the best in east Africa. Kidepo valley national park has a lot of game viewing animals like cheetahs, leopards, antelopes, bush babies, elephants, buffaloes to list the few.
Day one: transfer from Kampala to Kitgum
You will be served cup of coffee very early in the morning from the Hotel before jewel safari driver/guide picks you. The driver will arrive and brief you about the trip and set off for the journey heading north towards Kitgum town. The hours spend from Kampala to kitgum is 3hours and 55 minutes. The driver will pass by Luwero Triangle for some historical information on how people were killed and affect due to 1980’s Uganda civil war which brought the ruling government in power. You will purchase fruits from Luwero because of the plenty fruits in the community and then proceed via Nakasongola district viewing the open savannah grasslands. Continue to Gulu town where you will have lunch and continue to Kitgum town where you will spend an overnight and dinner at Jaflo Gardens Hotel.
Day two: transfer from Kitgum to Kidepo Valley national park
Have morning breakfast and then the transfer to kidepo valley national park. You will view green savannah along the road and beautiful landscape. On arrival to kidepo valley national park you will view beautiful mountains, rocks, animals and plenty of bird species. Check-in with the parks office en-route to lodge with game drive along the parks trials, spotting lions, herds of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, leopards, cheetahs, bush babies and zebras to list the few. You will check-in at Apoka safari lodge and have lunch. After lunch relax for some time and later head for game drive. After game drive return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Apoka safari lodge
Day three: game drive in kidepo valley national park
Take an African cup of coffee early in the morning and then head for morning game drive with well armed game ranger. Spot the lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants, bush babies, cheetah to list the few and you will spot a lot of birds singing in the morning. You will explore the park to the fullest and return to the lodge for lunch. Relax for 2 hours and in evening visit the hot springs of kidepo and rocky places, see beautiful landscape and reach the mountain place. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Apoka safari lodge.
Day four: visiting the Ik community
Wake up with cup of African coffee and you will head for community walk to Ik people who are the smallest tribe in Uganda. The Ik people leave in mountainous area of mountain morungole and they were cattle keepers but now resorted to farming. Your will spend your entire day with the Ik community and you will share lunch with local people. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day five: transfer to Kampala
Wake up at 6:00am and have breakfast and embark on the journey to Kampala. You will say bye to kidepo valley national park wildlife, beautiful landscape, rocks and mountain. You will view different activities done alongside the road. Lunch will be at Gulu and then continue to Kampala reaching Kampala very later in night. The driver will drop you at hotel for dinner and overnight. End of 5 days kidepo safari.
English speaking driver/guide
Accommodation and meals
Transport in 4WD safari van with pop-up roof
Park entrance fees
Tips for local guides
Extra expanses which are not in the itinerary
Drinks like beers