5 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda Safari gets you to the second largest population of Giraffe in Uganda with a population of about 50 individuals.
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 475 bird species.
Kidepo 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, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.
During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe and transfer to kitgum.
Our driver will pick you from the airport/hotel and brief you before setting off to Kitgum which is in the northern part of Uganda. You will have a quick lunch enroute and then get back on the road to Kitgum. Reach late in the evening and check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo.
After your breakfast you will start your journey to Kidepo valley national park. This park is still undiscovered. You will pass by local villages and probably run into other tourists. The scenery and the views are very impressive! Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park but few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, kidepo ranks among Africa’s wilderness park. From Apoka in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges. Dinner and Overnight at Kidepo savana Lodge
Day 3 Game drives in Kidepo
We will have our breakfast early in the morning and go on a morning game drive along the trails of kidepo valley. The park inhabits one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan parks, with over 80 species of mammals. Several of which are endemic to kidepo national park like the cheetah, the striped hyena the caracal and over 460 bird species including ostriches.
Day 4: Cultural excursions.
After a late breakfast, you will drive to a Karamojong village to learn more about their culture, music and dance. After lunch, you will proceed to Gulu town. Karamoja has a cattle culture and the Karamojong are notorious as cattle raiders. Unlike most other Ugandans, many Karamojong shun western-style clothes and instead wear “traditional” dress of a blanket -like shawl, often in red and black. The women wear elaborate beadwork.
After breakfast, you will set off for Kampala with an option of rhino trekking and lunch enroute and continue driving to Kampala. On the arrival Transfer to your hotel/ the airport depending on your flight schedules.