Discover The Unexpected

5 Days Special Kidepo Valley National Park

Overview

The 5 days’ highlight Safari includes the source of the world’s longest river, Source of the Nile, the beautiful Sipi Falls, the ancient Batwa writings, artistic Paintings at Nyero, the Arial views of Soroti Town, the unmatched Kidepo National Park and the top list of Uganda’s cultural experience with the Karamojong’s.

This is a safari like no other highlighting the top destination in the eastern and northern Uganda tailored to suit your personal interest.

KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK LIES IN THE RUGGED, SEMI-ARID VALLEYS BETWEEN UGANDA’S BORDERS WITH SUDAN AND KENYA, SOME 700KM FROM KAMPALA. GAZETTED AS A NATIONAL PARK IN 1962, IT HAS A PROFUSION OF BIG GAME AND HOSTS OVER 77 MAMMAL SPECIES AS WELL AS AROUND SPECIES. IT’S ONE OF AFRICA’S MOST MAGNIFICENT WILDERNESSES, WITH BIG GAME FAVORITES ELEPHANTS, GIRAFFES, ELANDS, HYENAS, CHEETAH, BUFFALOES, OSTRICHES AND A VARIETY OF BIRD SPECIES.

Best time to visit: June-August / Dec-Feb

Duration

5 days

Map Overview

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Source of the Nile and Transfer to Sipi Falls

Early pickup from an agreed destination, then we transfer to Jinja and our way we will have a stopover at Sezibwa Falls part of the Kabaka’s trail. Then proceed to Jinja for the source of the Nile and the Gandhi monument excursions. Have lunch and then transfer to Sipi Falls. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Inclusion

Meals: L, D

Accommodation

Sipi River lodge or Lacam lodge

Early breakfast, then hike to the falls as you enjoy the beauty of Sipi Falls. This experience is like no other. We will have a lot of photography to create lasting memories before we head back for lunch and continue to Nyero Rock Paintings. These are historical caves that have ancient paintings believed to be over 2000yrs of age. There are lots of learnings here to understand how people of those times lived life. Proceed to Soroti and check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Inclusion

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation

Landmark Hotel or Soroti Hotel

Early morning breakfast, then take on the rock climbing activity for another exciting view of the city and more caves to explore. Return by 10 am and then travel to the famous Kidepo Valley National Park.

Inclusion

Meals: B

Accommodation

Savannah lodge for budget or Apoka Lodge for an upgrade

Early morning game drive and afternoon visit to Karamojong community with lunch and dinner at the lodge.

This day introduces us to the vast plains of Kidepo with lots of opportunities to spot rare wildlife species not found anywhere else in Uganda.

These include but not limited to cheetahs, lions, elephants and much more. Actually, its perennial waters attract large numbers of Elephants and a thousand-strong buffalo herds, especially during the dry season. It is in here where we can also spot the Ostrich birds, if lucky. In the afternoon we shall make visits to the local communities-the local dances and craft shops here are some stuff to entertain us.

Inclusion

Meals: L, D

Accommodation

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

Early Breakfast, check out and embark on quite a long – over 10hrs – but worthy journey via Gulu town, Karuma Falls. (At extra fees some clients charter private choppers direct to Entebbe Airport – we can arrange that)

We definitely have stops for lunch and also at the various interesting sites like the view of the Falls on the Main road, but we shall reach Kampala early evening.

Drop you off at an agreed point or point of pick up.

Inclusion

Meals: B, L

Accommodation

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Exclusions

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation
  • Items of a personal nature

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Included and Excluded in Every Tour?

The inclusions and exclusions vary by tour. Each tour has its specific set of inclusions and exclusions. Please refer to the individual tour page to see what is specifically included in that tour.

What Payment Methods Do You Accept?

We accept various payment methods, including card payments. For more information on acceptable payment methods, please visit our payment information page.

What Are Your Cancellation Terms?

Our cancellation terms are standard within the industry. For more information on our cancellation policy, please visit the designated page.

What If I Have Special Needs or Requirements?

We strive to cater to all requirements, such as providing wheelchair-friendly accommodation or rooms on the first floor if stairs are a challenge. Please communicate with us in advance about your needs.

What Vaccines and Health Requirements Are Needed?

The requirements vary depending on the country and nationality. For the most accurate information, please visit the page specific to your destination and consult the corresponding embassy page for the latest information.

What Are the Road Conditions Like?

Most safari parks have bumpy but manageable roads, with some roads being paved. Generally, guests do not view this as a problem.

Can I Choose Other Accommodation Than What's Specified?

Yes, if you have a special preference, let us know, and we will offer alternatives from our vast network of company-owned and partner accommodations. Booking with us allows you to enjoy discounted rates as we have special agreements with our partners.

Is Electricity Available 24 Hours in the Lodges and Camps?

Most standard camps and lodges are equipped with generators, so electricity is generally available 24 hours. However, some interruptions may occur but are typically not a significant concern for guests.

Will My Mobile/Cellular Phone Work During the Tour?

es, though signal strength may vary in different areas.

What About My Special Diet and Food Preferences?

We cater to all diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, among others. Please inform us in advance about your dietary preferences.

What Activities Can My Kids Do While on a Safari?

A safari offers an enriching experience for children, allowing them to observe animals in their natural habitat. Some camps and lodges offer amenities for children, such as playrooms and pools, though these are not universally available. We suggest bringing activities that your children enjoy.

Is Tipping Required?

Tipping is not required but is recommended. The amount varies by country, but you should tip according to what you feel is appropriate.

These are general FAQ to guide your planning. For detailed information specific to your destination, please visit the corresponding page on our website.

Tour Inquiry

Your journey begins here – Explore bespoke tours tailored to your interests through our Tour Inquiry section.

Related Tours

Destinations

Experiences