5 Days Photography Safari in Uganda

Budget Uganda Safari

Explore the true African wilderness that lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys of Kidepo Valley National Park. It is Uganda’s second largest and most remote park, but the stunning beauty of this faultless wilderness is very impressing. You will also view the wild domestic and cultural richness of Gulu, the pearl of Africa.


  • Game drives
  • Photography safari
  • A 4x4 car driver or guide
  • Covers park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while on transit
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • A cup of fruit on transit
  • Daily meals


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During this safari, you will stay at Boma Hotel, Acholi Inn, and Kidepo bandas which are budget bandas located just outside Kidepo Valley National Park.

Boma Hotel

Boma Hotel is located in the quiet senior quarters of Gulu town next to the Gulu Referral Hospital. It is a mid-range hotel offering decent accommodation in 60 spacious rooms. The hotel also has conference facilities which can accommodate up to 100 people. It has 3 star quality and the restaurants offer a variety of continental dishes to every clients delight.

Acholi Inn

At Acholi Inn Hotel, the emphasis is on good, friendly, but unobtrusive service. This Gulu hotel's accommodations consist of 80 air-conditioned rooms, three floors for non-smokers, and six spacious rooms for disabled guests. In addition to the deluxe double and twin hotel rooms, there are also executive suites for your added comfort.

Yala Safari Uganda Itinerary

Day 1 (Transfer to Kitgum via Lira, Soroti, or Gulu)

You will be picked up by your Yala Safaris Uganda guide in the morning who will brief you before heading out to Kitgum which is in the northern part of Uganda and start your Kidepo Valley National Park safari. You should be prepared for a long day in the car, but with a lot to see as you enjoy the Ugandan landscape passing by the windows during this day of transfer.

Day 2 (Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park)

After breakfast, you will drive northwards through Lira in a landscape of vast plains and semi-arid savanna framed by jagged mountains and wooded hills. Kidepo is one of the wildest and most spectacular reserves in Africa. The landscape throughout the park is studded with small hills, rocky outcrops, and inselbergs from which one can obtain stunning views in all directions. You will enjoy panoramic views of the Narus River Valley and photographic opportunities of wildlife from all corners. Experience an evening game drive along the Narus River Valley for game viewing and photography of elephants, herds of buffaloes, jackals, Jackson's hartebeest, klipspringer, and possibly lions.

Day 3 (Kidepo Valley National Park)

After an early breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive to Kanangorok Hot Springs. A variety of animals can be seen roaming around including ostrich. In the afternoon, you will have a cultural experience that will bring into contact with Karamojong peoples at Karenna and Kapedo. Meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them. They will show you the kraals, the grinding stones, and many more interesting items. Overnight is at Kidepo bandas.

Day 4 (Transfer back through Gulu)

You will travel through the remotest zones of Uganda, seeing the villages and thatched houses passing by the window. You can view the wild domestic and cultural richness of this pearl of Africa and experience quality vegetation. You will spend the night in the town of Gulu. Overnight is at Acholi Inn.

Day 5 (Transfer to Kampala via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary)

You will leave Gulu, Uganda’s second biggest town, after breakfast. Along the way to Kampala, take a light break at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to look at rhinos being reintroduced to Uganda. Before Kampala, your guide will point out to the popular Luwero Triangle and continue through to the city. He will drop you at your hotel at the end of your Kidepo Valley National Park safari.


This safari will take you to Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda. It features wildlife and different bird species for the visiting birders. It contains a bird list of over 475 species, a total second only to Queen Elizabeth National Park.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • A 4x4 car driver or guide
  • A cup of fruits on transit
  • Daily meals
  • Drinking water while on transit
  • Game drives
  • Park entries
  • Wi-Fi on transit depending on network connection

What's not included

  • All drinks at restaurant
  • Items of personal use (cigarettes, beer, tips, etc.)

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.
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