Nkuringo Walking Safaris invites you to a 3-day walking safari at Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda. Kidepo Valley National Park is possibly the only national park left in the whole continent where you can have the park all to yourself. This park teems with wildlife and must have been like safaris were in Kenya 35 years ago before the arrival of mass tourism! In fact, you are unlikely to meet more than a couple different cars on any given day of game driving. Come and pursue your wanderlust in Uganda!
During this safari, you will be staying at Apoka Lodge Kidepo. You can either choose to stay in a double or twin room. This lodge offers nice viewing platform for wildlife. Often at night, you will hear the lions roar and the hyenas cry. From your lodge, there’s a good chance of nocturnal visitors such as lions, zebras, and jackals.
You will arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and wait at the airport for connecting flight to Kidepo. The flight will take approximately 2 and half hours to Kidepo. You will be picked from the airstrip and dropped to Apoka Lodge Kidepo to check in, relax, and have lunch. After lunch, you will take an evening game drive through Kidepo Valley National Park. There, you can also watch birds. Then, you will overnight at Apoka Lodge Kidepo.
Today, you will have early morning breakfast. You will set off for 2 - 3 hours of a morning game drive to Kidepo Valley National Park in search of lions, cheetahs, and leopards. Then, you will return to the lodge for late breakfast. You can enjoy mid-morning by the open swimming pool with a sighting of wildlife from the lodge. Afterward, you will have lunch and Nkuringo Walking Safaris's team will arrange for an evening fully parked game drive. Kidepo Valley National Park is wildlife bonanza. You can either conduct a morning nature walk accompanied by a ranger escort or another game drive. In the afternoon, you will visit the nearby Karamojong Village. The Karamojongs are cousins to the Masai in Kenya and they were mostly nomadic pastoralists. However, they have been recently introduced to farming. You can learn more about their culture and enjoy their cultural dance. In the end of the day, you will overnight at Apoka Lodge Kidepo.
Today, you will have a morning game drive and return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. Later, you will be transferred to the airstrip and proceed to Entebbe. Nkuringo Walking Safaris's driver will transfer you to Papyrus Guesthouse for day room - use. Then, you will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for the evening flight.
This safari will take place at Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda. The great savanna landscapes with the mountains rising up in the background will make you feel like being at the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater at the same time. Kidepo Valley National Park is also home to almost all of the animal species present in the Uganda National Parks system including lion, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, leopard, ostrich, and cheetah. Kidepo Valley National Park is definitely the best-kept secret in Uganda. Kidepo Valley National Park was rated as the third best national park in Afrika by CNN.
Please arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and wait at the airport for connecting flight to Kidepo. Nkuringo Walking Safaris will pick you up from the airstrip and it is included in the price.