Day 1: Kampala to Gulu
Kidepo National Park Safari; Start of and have breakfast and begin your journey to Gulu town in Northern Uganda; this is an interesting drive on a smooth road and there are a number of optional activities en-route notable among them being a visit to Ziwa rhino sanctuary. Have lunch en-route and proceed to Gulu arriving in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Bomah Hotel Gulu.
Day 2: Gulu to Kidepo Valley National Park
Breakfast will be served early and embark on your journey to Kidepo Valley National Park. This is a 3 to 4 hours drive with eye-catching sites along the way including the Mantattas (small grass thatched houses) and the scenic views of the hills which separate the lands of Acholi and Karamoja.
On this Kidepo National Park Safari you will also cross some seasonal rivers and arrive Kidepo Valley National Park well in time for Lunch and an evening game drive in the Narus valley. Dinner and overnight at stay at Kidepo Savannah Lodge.
Day 3: Game drive in the Narus Valley
Wake up to an energizing breakfast amid tranquil nature and head out for a game drive in the Narus valley. The Valley is renowned for mammals such as elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes, zebras and birds. The valley is home to the only permanent source of water – the Narus River and thus a convergence place for a lot of game.
Narus valley is known to possess the largest buffalo herds than anywhere else in the entire world. There are also high chances of spotting big cats on a hunt and on a lucky day; you may spot the rare cheetahs too which are endemic to Kidepo in the whole of Uganda. Head back to the lodge for lunch and embark on an evening game drive in the Narus valley again. Dinner and overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge as above.
Day 4: Game drive in Narus and Hot springs visit in Kidepo Valley
Enjoy breakfast and visit the Narus valley for another game drive. The park has great observation points with binoculars and you will be happy to use them and you can never have enough of a game drive in this park! Return to the lodge for lunch and unwind a bit before embarking on a drive to Kidepo valley close to south Sudan boarder to visit the hot springs and you can encounter Ostriches within the region although their numbers are highly threatened by poaching by south Sudanese. Dinner and overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge as above.
Day 5: Final Day in Kidepo
Have breakfast and explore Kidepo on your final day in the park and visit the Karamojong community for a unique cultural experience. Dinner and overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge
Day 6: Game Drive and Launch Cruise
Depart Kidepo via Moroto and visit Sipi falls in Kapchorwa. Dinner and overnight stay at Sipi River Lodge.
Day 7: Transfer back to Kampala
Have breakfast and transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route in Jinja town. Proceed to Entebbe airport for your onward flight.