This is an off the beaten track safari to Northern and North eastern Uganda. It will take you through Gulu town located in Northern Uganda on the long journey to Kidepo. You will later drive to Kidepo valley National Park where you will spend three nights exploring the might Park located and divided into two valleys of Narus and Kidepo National Park.

Tour Summary

Day 01: Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 02: Morning and evening game drives in Narus Valley

Day 03: Morning game drive in Narus Valley and afternoon visit to Kidepo Valley

Day 04: Community experiences and game drive

Day 05: Drive to Entebbe to End the tour with Airport drop off

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kampala
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive 30 mins earlier before the agreed time.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Accommodation Wild river rafting
Meet and Greet Transportation as arranged
NOT INCLUDED
Air ticket
Personal Expenses that are out of the plan

A community visit to the locals is one not to miss while here.

Arrival
You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

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8.30 AM – 11.00 AM: Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park.


You will start your day with a long drive to Kidepo Valley National Park, you will have en-route lunch in Gulu and you will arrive in the late evening in the park for overnight stay. On your way, you will enjoy some scenic views of the few hills that separate Acholi Land and Karamoja, you will not miss the great Manyatas on the way, cross some few seasonal rivers as well as the changing cultures as you drive from one region to another

Drive time: Approximately 8-9 hours.
Meal Plan: Full board
Lodge: Kidepo Savannah lodge

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Day 2: Full day Game drives in Narus Valley.


After an early breakfast you will drive to Narus Valley for your morning game drive. Narus Valley is popular for mammals such as elephants, giraffes, buffalo’s antelopes, zebras and birds. Being the only permanent water point, many animals come to Narus valley to drink water and feed. It’s where you will find the largest buffalo herds than you can find anywhere on planet earth. Chances of spotting big cats hunting are very high as well. If lucky, you may spot the rare cheetahs too. Return to the Lodge for lunch, relaxation and then return to Narus Valley for an evening game drive.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Lodge: Kidepo Savannah lodge
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Day 3: Game drive in Narus and Hot springs visit in Kidepo Valley.


After breakfast, drive to Narus valley to do an extra game drive to trace wildlife that you could have missed on the two game drives done earlier on. Kidepo valley National Park are the best and you won’t be disappointed. The park has observation points with binoculars and it will be your pleasure to use one of them. Return to the Lodge for Lunch, short relaxation and then drive to Kidepo Valley to visit the hot springs, the Uganda-Sudan boarder and if lucky spot the giant Ostriches which are found in this place but have been seriously poached by Sudanese. There seasonal rivers on this side so if it is a rainy season, get ready to be interrupted for few hours. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Lodge: Kidepo Savannah lodge

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Day 4: Community Experience with the IK and Karamojong communities.


Visiting the community will compete your experience in Kidepo valley National Park, the dance and their unique culture in the ranges is worth a visit while in Kidepo Valley National Park. The Ik communities gather in Villages which are fenced to avoid intruders and wild animals. They will dance, and take you through their culture and you will have an opportunity to get crafts as well.

In the Afternoon, you will visit the Karamojong homesteads, known as the Manyatta. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the elders and get to know more about their culture and lifestyle. Here you can contribute by making donations of any kind towards their social welfare. As part of our sustainability practice, we take our clients to appreciate their lifestyle and daily activities which include grazing and milking cows. This is the perfect opportunity for those who like to immerse themselves in the cultures of the communities they visit.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Lodge: Kidepo Savannah lodge

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Day 5: To Kampala-Entebbe International Airport.


After breakfast, bid farewell to the lodge and staff and drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your international departure flight out of Uganda.
Drive time: 7-8 Hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinne

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