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Come and join the Adventure Vacation Safaris team in this magnificent safari holiday in Uganda's Kidepo Valley National Park. Enjoy its fine wilderness, vast and open savanna landscape, and numerous mammal and bird species. Also get a chance to see the interesting local community of the Karamojong people. So what are you waiting for? Book this exciting vacation and have the adventure of a lifetime.
You will be accommodated in single or double rooms at the Apoka Safari Lodge, one of the finest accommodation facilities in Kidepo National Valley Park. The rooms at Apoka have been built with comfort in mind. Everything is handmade by local craftsmen, and is large and capacious. 10 expansive rooms with natural canvas walls surround a rocky kopje that has endless views across the savanna.
With indoor sitting rooms and private verandas, there are plenty of places to relax, read, and sprawl. Big hand-hewn beds with soft duvets are draped with mosquito nets, and hand-woven, woolen carpets, extra large, plush towels, and over-sized dressing gowns are made available to you. You may be as far away from the city as you’ll ever be, but you won’t miss a thing.
Step outside to a sheltered terrace and slip into your own outdoor stone bathtub that is big enough to fit your whole family. The swimming pool is deep and cool, and has been carved out of a big rock. This is the kind of pool that makes you want to jump in, splashing, yelling, and feeling like a kid again. Apoka Safari Lodge invites you to drink in the view, feel the lion’s roar in your chest, and come and stay a while.
Your safari guide will meet you at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and connect you to your flight to Kidepo Valley National Park. Sometimes referred to as the true African wilderness, this park is one of the remotest and virgin tourism destinations in Uganda. It is blessed with abundant wildlife, beautiful scenery, and the rich local culture of the surrounding Karamojong communities. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Apoka Safari Lodge, your accommodation for the whole trip.
After breakfast, you will start driving through the park for a full day of game viewing. You can encounter different resident animals such as giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, lions, and many other different animal and bird species. You will return to the lodge for lunch and relax in the afternoon. Later in the evening, you will have a sunset game drive then return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will set off for another game drive at Kidepo Valley National Park. Explore the area to its fullest as you encounter different animal and bird species like grey crowned cranes and ostriches. Later in the afternoon, you will have a walk around the park to the see the local Karamojong communities. These communities have unique ways of life and a culture that will give you a true African experience.
After breakfast, you will prepare for a transfer to the Apoka airstrip and fly back to Entebbe International Airport (EBB). You are expected to arrive in time for your journey back home.
The visit to the Karamojong communities surrounding Kidepo Valley National Park is included in the price of this retreat.
This safari holiday will take place in Kidepo Valley National Park. This park is located in the Kaabong District of the Karamoja region, in the northeastern part of Uganda. It is approximately 220 kilometers (140 miles), northwest of the town of Moroto by road, making it Uganda’s most isolated conservation area. Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Africa’s finest wildernesses, with the rivers of Kidepo and Narus facilitating the well-being of wildlife.
All three daily meals, starting from dinner on the first day up to breakfast on the final day, are included in the price of this retreat. A number of dishes will be served depending on the lodge's menu and on the availability of recipes and ingredients. The meals include regular food and may also include vegetarian, vegan, organic, pescatarian, fruitian, and raw food options. Your safari vehicle also has a refrigerator that is well-stocked with fruits and soft drinks to refresh you during your trips.
Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Adventure Vacation Safaris will pick you up from the airport.