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4 Days Wildlife Safari in Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda

Kitgum, Kitgum District, Acholi sub-region, Northern Region, Uganda

Memorable Safari in Uganda

Rumara Safaris (SMC) Ltd. invites you to join this wildlife safari in Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda! Through this safari, you will have the optimal chances to encounter a variety of animals in their largest herds. On the journey, you will also have a cultural encounter with the Karmojong people that will make your stay here truly worthwhile. A Uganda safari to this most virgin destination is something you shouldn’t miss!

Overview

  • Group size: 1-50 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: Entebbe and Kampala
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Big Five and birds like ostriches
  • Children policy: the minimum age is 10 years old
  • Vaccines needed: no mandatory vaccines are required
  • Languages: German and French (can be arranged upon request)

Highlights

  • 1 guided nature walk
  • 2 game drives in Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Opportunities to see Big Five and birds like ostriches
  • Visits to Karmojong people and a local community
  • Friendly English-speaking driver or guide
  • Road transport throughout the trip
  • Tasty meals and drinking water
  • 3 nights' accommodation

Styles


4 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German
The maximum participants in the group is 50
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated at a lodge in Kitgum town.

Program

Day 1: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

In the early morning, you will be picked up from your favorite lodge and start your journey to the virgin land. When travelling by road, the distance is quite long and the roads are not so good. Your driver guide will start the drive very early in the morning and make a stopover at Lira town to encounter a local community encounter before proceeding to Kitgum town for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Day 2: Kitgum to Kidepo for game drive

Dawn drive to Kanangorok hot spring to meet the East African Big Five that can be seen wandering around, as well as birds like the ostriches. After you have returned to the lodge for refreshment, you will have breakfast and lunch and use the afternoon for a cultural experience that will get you in touch with the Karmojong people at Karenna and Kidepo. Spending time with these locals will make your safari remarkably memorable. Mix together and have a chat with the local elders and they will show you their animal kraals, the grinding stones, and many more good items. Then, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Game drive - Kidepo Valley National Park

After an early breakfast, you will take another fascinating game drive to further discover the park as you sightsee more animals and birds. Also, enjoy the African landscape in Kidepo Valley National Park where you’re going to see. Then, you will return to your favorite lodge for lunch and relax a bit before proceeding to meet again with the Karmojong people to further engagement. After that, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Kidepo - Kampala

After breakfast, you will visit the bird hide and have a guided nature walk. After that, you will return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, you will board your chartered flight back to Entebbe, where you will be picked to Kampala in the evening. On the road, you can have an overnight or drive to Mbale town for overnight and dinner and continue to Kampala the next morning with an option stopover to sights like source of the Nile and Bujagali falls, Itanda falls or Kalagala falls, Mabira forest reserve or Ssezibwa falls, a river that was born by a woman after the consultation of ancestral spiritual powers in village Kawuna in Buikwe District.

Included excursions

  • Visit to a local community in Lira Town
  • Cultural visits to the Karmojong people at Karenna and Kidepo

Location

Kidepo Valley National Park is a 1,442 square kilometers (557 square miles) national park in the undiscovered land of the Karamoja region in northeast part of Uganda. Kidepo is a rugged savanna, dominated by the 2,750 meters (9,020 feet) Mount Morungole and transected by the Kidepo and Narus rivers. Most of the park is open tree savannah rewarding you with a true African game drive experience that greatly discloses you to buffaloes, giraffe, elephants, lions, and other beautiful birds like ostrich. While on a game drive in Kidepo you have optimal chances to encounter these animals in their largest herds.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 game drives at Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Guided nature walk at the bird hide
  • Visit to a local community in Lira Town
  • Cultural visits to the Karmojong people at Karenna and Kidepo
  • English-speaking driver / guide
  • Road transport throughout the trip
  • Meals per choice of lodging category
  • A liter of bottled water per day
  • 3 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Visas / entry permit for Uganda (if required)
  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe
  • Personal insurance covers
  • Tips, beverages, and souvenir
  • All items of personal nature

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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