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5 Days Birding and Big Five Safari in Uganda

  • Entebbe - Kidepo Valley National Park

Overview

Exclusive Uganda Safari

Experience the thrills of safari in Uganda's most isolated park, Kidepo Valley National Park! With this flying safari package, you will fly on a light aircraft between locations to reduce your traveling time. Ranked as the third best park in Africa by CNN Travel, Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s haven for games. Besides an amazing safari experience of searching Big Five, birds, and big cats, you will also enjoy a Karamojong cultural experience.

Highlights

  • Game drives
  • Hiking and nature walks
  • Karamojong community visit
  • Local flight & transportation
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals
  • 4 activity days
  • English
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During the safari, you will stay for 1 night at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel Entebbe or 2 Friends Guest House and spend the remaining days at Apoka Safari Lodge. The accommodation is based on a double room.

Day 1

Uganda Flying Safaris' representative will meet you at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and transfer you to your hotel. You will stay overnight at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel Entebbe or 2 Friends Guest House.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will set off from your hotel to Entebbe / Kajjansi airstrip to catch your flight to Kidepo. Upon arrival, you will be picked from the airstrip and dropped at Apoka Safari Lodge to check in, relax, and have lunch. After having a lunch, you will enjoy an evening game drive through Kidepo Valley National park.

Day 3

After having an early breakfast, you will set off for a 2-3 hours morning game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park in a search of lions, cheetahs, and leopards. After that, you will relax at Apoka Safari Lodge, have a lunch, and prepare for an evening fully parked game drive. In the evening, you will return and stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 4

On this day, you will meet the Ugandan Masai, the Karamojong, in their community. The Karamojong's outward appearances resemble the Masai pastoralists who move their cattle around tough landscapes in a search of grazing. Unlike most other Ugandans, many Karamojong shuns western style clothes and instead wear "traditional" dress of blanket-like shawls, often in red and black. The women wear elaborate beadworks. Quite often, the Karamajong are willing to perform their dances to the visiting tourists. Although the jumping dance is the most unusual and best-known dance, there are plenty of other traditional dances that the Karamajong perform. Karamajong dances are very structured and are performed for certain occasions. A true Kajong dance is something not to be missed.

Day 5

After having an early morning breakfast, you will enjoy a game drive as you drive through Kidepo Valley National Park to the airstrip and take your flight back to Entebbe International Airport (EBB). The flight departs at 15:00. The driver will pick you up from Entebbe and take you to your preferred hotel.

This safari will take place in Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda. Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.

Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent and ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka Safari Lodge, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.

Daily breakfast will be served for you during the safari. In addition, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, and mineral water (in the safari vehicle) will also be provided for you. Uganda Flying Safaris is more than happy to pass on special dietary requirements to the hotels or lodges on your behalf. Please note that you need to give them a notice at least 48 hours before your departure date to arrange a special meal with the hotels or lodges.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • 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)
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals and mineral water
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Game drives
  • Ground transportation
  • Karamojong community visit
  • Local scheduled flights
  • Park entrance fees
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • International flights
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips and laundry service
  • Visa (50 USD per person)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight and arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Uganda Flying Safaris will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Morgan Kisitu from Minneapolis, USA

    "The best way to meet the mountain gorillas in Bwindi's impenetrable forest is through Uganda Flying Safaris. The experience was magical."

    Uganda Flying Safaris Facebook page, edited

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