3 Days 2 Nights Kidepo Valley National Park Safari

 

(3 Days/ 2 Nights Kidepo Valley National Park Safari explores Uganda's most remote and isolated Park called Kidepo Valley National Park. This remote National Park lies far North East of Uganda in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700 Kilometers from Kampala.)

  

Kidepo Valley National Park is located in Kaabong District, in the Northeastern corner of Uganda, boarding Sudan. The park contains one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan National Park.

 

Along with the neighboring Karamoja region, it houses many species found nowhere else in Uganda, including the greater and Lesser Kudu, Eland and Cheetah.

 

Carnivores here include the Lion, Leopard, Spotted Hyena and Black-Backed and side-striped Jackals. Other large species regularly seen here are elephant, Burchell’s zebra, bush pig, warthog, Rothschild’s giraffe, Cape buffalo, bushbuck, bush duiker, Defassa waterbuck, Bohor reedbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribi.

 

The park boasts an extensive bird list of around 475 species, making it second only in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park. A few species of note are the Ostrich, Kori Bustard and Karamoja Apalis.

 

Kidepo is notable for its birds of prey. Of the 56 species recorded, 14 – including Verreaux’s Eagle, Egyptian Vulture and Pygmy Falcon – are believed to be endemic to the Kidepo and Karamoja region.

 

 

Day 1: Kampala – Fly to Kidepo Valley National Park

After a leisure breakfast at your hotel in Kampala, our driver guide will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for your flight to Kidepo Valley National Park. The flight departs at 1230 Hours from Entebbe and arrives at 1400 Hours at Apoka Airstrip in the Park.

 

Upon arrival we transfer to Apoka Lodge for check-in and lunch. After lunch, enjoy panoramic views and wildlife sightings of the Narus River Valley from the verandah of the lodge. An evening game drive is planned today along the Narus River Valley.

 

Our afternoon game-drive offers us an opportunity to seeing elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras and hopefully lions, leopards and cheetahs.

 

Dinner and overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge or the exclusive Apoka Lodge

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

 

Day 2 : Discover Kidepo Valley National Park

After an early breakfast, depart for an extensive morning game drive in the park. Kidepo’s mammal list of over 80 species includes 28 that are found in no other Ugandan National park. Amongst these are such charismatic African animals as Bat-eared Fox, Carcal, Cheetah and Klipspringer.

 

Other large mammals include Elephant, Common Zebra, Buffalo, Bohor Reedbuck, Waterbuck and Kongoni. Predators are plentiful and Spotted Hyena, Leopard and Lion are frequently seen.

 

Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon we enjoy cultural experience that brings us into direct contact with Karamjong peoples at Karenna and Kapedo. You will meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them.

 

They will show you the kraals, the grinding stones and thier customs and cultures. You get to learn their ways of life as nomads and their belives about cattle, dressing, jewelry, hunting materials and much more.

 

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge or the exclusive Apoka Lodge

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

 

Day 3: Kidepo Valley National Park – Fly back to Kampala

After breakfast, you enjoy have an option to relax at the lodge or take a nature walk with a game ranger where animals such as zebras, baboons and others are seen on foot.

 

 

After lunch at the lodge transfer to the airstrip and fly to Entebbe. The flight departs at 1400 Hours fromApoka Airstrip in Kidepo Valley National Park and arrive at Entebbe at 1550 Hours. We transfer to Kampala by road to arrive in the evening.