5 Days Kidepo Road Safari Uganda
5 Days Kidepo Road Safari Uganda – Tour Overview
5 days Kidepo road safari Uganda is a wildlife tour to Kidepo Valley National Park on a road trip. Wildlife safaris in Uganda’s Kidepo Valley National Park offer a glimpse of the true African wilderness in just 5 days. Kidepo Valley National Park has been for long appreciated by tour specialist as the best Uganda safari parks and the top Africa wilderness.
Your 5 days Kidepo safari starts and ends in Kampala – Uganda’s capital or at Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight. It’s a long drive from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National Park with a drive time of about 10 – 12 hours however, on this road trip the drive will be for two days each way. In Kidepo Valley you have one of Africa’s unique experiences and wildlife safari in Uganda within a very pristine park. Virtually untouched the trip rewards in return with several wildlife and bird sightings.
5 Days Kidepo Road Safari Uganda – Tour Highlights
- Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kitgum
- Day 2: Transfer from Kitgum to Kidepo Valley National Park and have a game drive
- Day 3: Game drive and nature walk in Kidepo Valley National Park
- Day 4: Have a morning game drive and transfer to Kitgum through acholi land
- Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport or a departure flight
5 Days Kidepo Road Safari Uganda – Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kitgum
Early morning on the first day of your safari, your allocated Uganda safaris guide does a pick up at your place of residence. After meeting and greeting, he begins the drive northwards going past several local communities and indigenous farms as you proceed through the local pastoral tribes of northern Uganda. After about 2.5 or 3 hours drive you will stop for breakfast in Masindi then after continue with the drive to Gulu town. You have lunch in Gulu then after continue to Kitgum town where you spend the night.
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Drive time: 9 – 10 hours
Accommodation: Bomah Hotel Kitgum
Day 2: Transfer from Kitgum to Kidepo Valley National Park and have a game drive
In the morning after a night in Kitgum town, you will have breakfast and later on embark on a drive to Kidepo Valley National Park. You will be welcomed by the beautiful scenery arriving in the wilderness in time for lunch. You check in to your room at the booked hotel and refresh from the almost 154km long dusty drive then have lunch at the hotel. After lunch, you then embark on an evening game drive through the park. Sightings may include the Buffaloes, lions, leopards, impalas, warthogs and many more. In the evening, you then return to your lodging facility for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Drive Time: 5 – 6 hours
Accommodation options: Luxury: Apoka Lodge, Midrange: Nga’moru wilderness camp /Kidepo Savannah Lodge, Budget: UWA bandas (Apoka)
Day 3: Game drive and nature walk in Kidepo Valley National Park
This morning, you have breakfast and take a game drive to the hot springs, go past Kidepo River up to the Hot spring (the water is actually just warm but caused by the volcanic mountain). This scenic area will bring you close to the Hot spring and observe almost the entire park, and be able to sight the ostriches as they roam the short grassy plains. Return to the lodge for lunch.
After lunch you have a nature guided walk in the park. This is also another chance to see wildlife and bird species.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Accommodation options: Luxury: Apoka safari Lodge, Midrange: Nga’moru wilderness camp /Kidepo Savannah Lodge, Budget: Apoka Bandas
Day 4: Have a morning game drive and transfer to Kitgum through acholi land
This morning after breakfast, embark on an early morning game drive through the park to encounter Zebras, Giraffes, and many more that roam the short grassland plains of the Narus valley. After the game drive, you return for lunch at the lodge. After lunch you then embark on the drive to Kitgum town arriving in the evening. You spend the night in Kitgum town.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Drive time: 4 – 5hours
Accommodation: Bomah Hotel Kitgum
Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport or a departure flight
This land day of your 5 days safari to Kidepo, you have breakfast then embark on the road drive back to Kampala or to Entebbe International Airport. You will have lunch in Masindi then continue to Kampala or to the Airport arriving in the evening. Departure flights are for the late evening.
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
End of 5 Days Kidepo Road Safari Uganda
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