5 Days Aruu Falls & Kidepo Wildlife Safari

5 Days Aruu Falls & Kidepo Wildlife Safari

5 Days Aruu Falls & Kidepo Wildlife Safari will take you to Kidepo valley national park which is located in North Eastern Uganda in Karamoja region. Kidepo valley national park harbors abundant wildlife species including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, waterbucks, zebras, giraffes, bohor reedbucks, Uganda kobs, hyenas, cheetahs, bushbucks, jackals, unique bird species like ostrich, Kori bustard, secretary birds among others which will be views during the game drive. From Kidepo national park you will connect to Aruu falls where you will enjoy thrilling views of the waterfall.

Highlights of the 5 days Kidepo wildlife and Aruu falls safari

  • Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kitgum
  • Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo valley national park-afternoon game drive
  • Day 3: Morning game drive and departure to Kitgum
  • Day 4: Transfer to Aruu falls and Gulu district
  • Day 5: Departure to Kampala 

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kitgum, depending on your location on day 1 of the 5 days Kidepo wildlife and Aruu falls safari our driver guide will pick you up from the hotel, brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Kidepo valley national park which is located in the north eastern Uganda. On the way you will enjoy great views of the  beautiful landscape, countryside, plantaions and en-route lunch in Gulu town. After lunch you will proceed the journey to Kitgum district where you will arrive in the evening, check into the hotel for dinner and overnight. 

Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo valley national park-afternoon game drive

On day 2 of the 5 days Aruu falls & Kidepo wildlife safari, you will have breakfast, check out of the hotel and meet up with your driver guide to proceed the journey to Kidepo valley national park. Upon arrival in the park you will check into the lodge for lunch and after lunch you will go for an afternoon game drive where you will drive to Narus valley which is known for harboring high concentration of wildlife species. During the game drive you will be able to spot animals like buffaloes, elephants, zebras, giraffes, waterbucks, bushbucks, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, oribi, elands, warthogs among others which  gather around the valley to drink water during the dry season, view carnivores like lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas if you are lucky and different bird species. After the game drive you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer to Kitgum

Morning game drive,  after an early breakfast on day 3 of the 5 days Aruu falls & Kidepo wildlife safari your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge to go for a morning game drive in the park where you will be able to views animals like buffaloes, elands, bohor reedbuck, oribi, Jacksons hartebeest, waterbucks, giraffes, zebras, elephants, kudus, bushbucks which will be grazing in the open savannah plains, view predators like cheetahs, leopards, jackal, lions, hyenas before they go back to their hiding areas and bird species like Kori bustard, ostriches, yellow barbet, dark chanting goshawk, secretary bird among others. After the game drive you will return back to the lodge for lunch where after you will check out and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Kitgum for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Transfer to Aruu falls and Gulu district 

After an early breakfast on day 4 of the 5 days safari, you will check out of the hotel, carry your lunch box and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Aruu waterfalls which are situated in Pader district in northern Uganda. The journey from Kitgum to Aruu falls takes about 4 kilometers and upon arrival you will engage in a waterfalls tour where you will have thrilling views of the waterfall, beautiful scenery, listen to roars of the water and enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the large rocks at the bottom of the falls as you enjoy the cool breeze from the waters. After the Aruu falls experience you will transfer to Gulu district where you will check in at the hotel for dinner and spend a night.

Day 5: Departure to Kampala

After breakfast on the last day of the 5 days Aruu falls & Kidepo wildlife safari, you will check out of the hotel and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Kampala. On the way you will have en-route lunch and then continue the journey to Kampala arriving in the evening. Upon arrival you will be dropped off at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight or dropped off at any place of advise.

End of 5 days Kidepo wildlife and Aruu falls safari

5 day safari includes

  • Park entrance fees
  • Aruu falls tour
  • All mentioned activities 
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled water

5 day Kidepo Safari excludes

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Life insurance 
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, tips among others.