Overview of the 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari / 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda is located in the northeastern district of Kabong which is about 600km from Kampala city the capital of Uganda. Kidepo Valley National Park is highly rated as a classic Africa savanna destination by many international travel agencies for example safari bookings which rated Kidepo Valley Park as the 14th best African savanna park for a classic wildlife adventure for 2019. This is possible because Kidepo Valley National Park has a wide range of wildlife which ranges from which includes 4 out of 5 of Africa’s big five which includes elephants, cape buffaloes, lions and leopards. Other wild mammals you will find in Kidepo Valley Park on your Uganda tour include Burchell zebras, Rothchild’s giraffes, klipspringers, greater and lesser Kudus gazelles and many more. A birder should expect to find several of the 475 bird species that roam the plains of savanna making it the second richest destination in Uganda only behind Queen Elizabeth National Park that is home to 600 bird species. On top of all these wild dwellers of Kidepo Valley National Park, you will still equally have an interesting Uganda cultural safari experience on this tour Uganda trip to Kidepo Valley as this park is surrounded by the Karamajong people who have a unique culture and a stunning settlement communities called the Manyata communities.
Highlights of the 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari / 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park
Day 1 of the 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari: Transfer from Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Day 2 of the 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari: Transfer from Kitgum to Kidepo valley Park then an evening game drive
Day 3 of the 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari: Enjoy a birding and cultural encounter
Day 4 of the 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari: Transfer back to Kampala
Detailed itinerary of the 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari
Day 1of the 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari / 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park: Wake up every early in the morning and have breakfast as you prepare yourself for an exciting Uganda tour road adventure to Kidepo Valley National Park. One of our safari guides picks you up in one of our 4×4 safari vans for hire in Uganda or luxury land cruisers for hire in Uganda from your hotel in either Entebbe or Kampala. This game drive takes you on a 435km road or 8-9 hours’ adventure to Kitgum town which comes with beautiful road sightings as well as a thrilling stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for an epic encounter with the southern rhinos. While at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, expect to meet several of the 22 rhinos that habituate in this closed-off natural wilderness. Have a nice African lunch at Amuka lodge then continue with the remainder of your journey to Kitgum where you have an overnight stop.
Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge
Mid-Range: Kidepo Savanna Lodge, Nga Moru Wilderness Camp
Budget : Apoka Bandas
Day 2 of the 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari / 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park: Enjoy an early morning breakfast then continue with your short Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo. This journey lasts between 2-3 hours and while it lasts its spectacular as you get to see Uganda’s landscape. On a clear day expect to be entertained by a beautiful sunrise on the eastern horizon. You are likely to meet numerous Ugandans tilling their farms and also have a chance to see cotton farms that are blanketed with a white layer of cotton balls in case it’s time for cotton harvesting. Making it to the Kidepo valley gate leads ushers you into the wonderful scenery of Kidepo Valley National Park and now expect to see of the inhabitants of Kidepo showing themselves to you as a gesture of welcoming you to their home on your way to the lodge. Have a nicely prepared lunch and also have a drink to keep you cool from the usually hot temperatures of Kidepo Park. In the evening, start off you Uganda safari game drive that takes you on an amazing adventure in Kidepo Valley National Park. During this game, drive expect to encounter some wild animals like Elephants, Cape Buffaloes, Hippos, Lions, Burchell Zebras, Giraffes and many more. During this very game drive, you can still take time off and indulge in a mini birding adventure as you get to see several of the bird species that roam the savanna plains of Kidepo Valley National Park.
Day 3 of the 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari / 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park: The third day of this Uganda safari begins with an early morning breakfast then transfer from your lodge to any of the birding spots here and indulge a Uganda birding safari and this brings you face to face with several of the 47 bird species that call Kidepo valley park their home. This Uganda bird watching safari comes to an end after about 3-4 hours then return to the lodge for lunch. In the evening, go out on a cultural encounter with the Karamajong people which gives you a chance to meet these exciting people given their unique culture. During this Uganda cultural safari exchange, you will be in a position to meet the fascinating Manyatas which are the housing units that these local natives live in. these houses are really small and enclosed in a ring-fence. The size of these houses will get you wondering how people comfortably sleep in them but you will be surprised to see how a fully grown adult fitting within the wall of these tiny houses. If you are not afraid of trying out new cuisines this cultural encounter also gives a chance to enjoy a local delicacy among these people which is a blood and milkshake. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4 of the 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari / 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park: Wake up early in the morning and enjoy a nice breakfast. After breakfast checkout of the lodge and begin your return journey back to Kampala with a lunch stop at Kabalega dinners. This concludes you wildlife safari Uganda to Kidepo valley.
In case you still have an extra free day in Uganda, you can actively spend this day relaxing in any of the numerous cheap Kampala hotels. Kampala has a wide range of hotels and these range from a luxury hotel in Uganda or upmarket hotels in Uganda to mid-range hotels in Uganda or standard hotels in Uganda and finally to basic hotels in Uganda or budget hotels in Uganda.
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