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5 Days – Kidepo National Park & Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

5 Days – Kidepo National Park & Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

per person
5 Days 4 Nights
15+ Age

Explore the true African wilderness that lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys of Kidepo Valley National Park. It is Uganda’s second largest and most remote Park, but the stunning beauty of this faultless wilderness is very impressive. The park has diverse wildlife and different bird species for the visiting birders. It contains a bird list of over 475 species, a total second only to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Also putting in mind the unique culture of the host community of the Karamajong with their unique architecture of “Manyatta”

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  • Included
    All activities as per the itinerary except the optional activities
    All Government taxes
    Drinking water on board
    Full Board Accommodation
    Game drive
    Meals as per the itinerary
    Professional English speaking Driver Guide (bilingual Guides available on request)
    Transport in 4X4 Safari Van / Land Cruiser
  • Not Included
    All park entrance fees where applicable
    Any other item not mentioned in the inclusions list
    Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
    International Flight tickets
    Items of personal nature
    Primate Tracking Permit
    Tips to porters and driver/ guide
    Travel Insurance

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe to Kitgum
Be picked up by your Yala Safari guide in the morning who will brief you before heading out to Kitgum which is in the northern part of Uganda start your Kidepo Valley National Park safari.
Be prepared for a long day in the car, but with a lot to see as you enjoy the Ugandan landscape passing by the windows during this day of transfer. Lunch en route, dinner and overnight at a lodge in Kitgum.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner.
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Day 2: Transfer from Kitgum to Kidepo Valley National Park
After breakfast, drive northwards through Lira in a landscape of vast plains and semi-arid savannah framed by jagged mountains and wooded hills, Kidepo is one of the wildest and most spectacular reserves in Africa. The landscape throughout the park is studded with small hills, rocky outcrops and Inselbergs from which one can obtain stunning views in all directions, enjoy panoramic views of the Narus River Valley and photographic opportunities of wildlife from all corners. On arrival in the park, you will check in, relax a bit and have lunch. Later go for an evening game drive along the Narus River Valley for game viewing and photography of Elephants, herds of Buffaloes, Jackals, Jackson's Hartebeest, Klipspringer and possibly Lions. Dinner and overnight at a lodge in Kidepo.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
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Day 3: Kidepo National Park morning game drive and evening Karamajong interaction
After an early breakfast, go for a morning game drive to Kanangorok hot spring. A variety of animals can be seen roaming around including Ostrich and later return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, have a cultural experience that will bring you into contact with Karamojong peoples at Karenna and Kapedo. Meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them. They will show you the kraals, the grinding stones and many more interesting items. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at a lodge in Kidepo.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
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Day 4: Morning game drive at Kidepo National Park to Gulu
After breakfast, have a morning game drive to search for Kidepo’s exclusive wildlife such as Ostriches, hartebeest, Roan antelopes and many woodland birds. Have lunch and relax by the lodge. Later, travel through the remotest zones of Uganda, seeing the villages and grass thatched houses passing by the window. View the wild, domestic and Cultural richness of this pearl of Africa, experience quality Vegetation Spend the night in the town of Gulu. Dinner and overnight at a lodge in Gulu.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
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Day 5: Transfer to Entebbe via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
After breakfast, check out and embark on an exciting road trip back to Entebbe. You will have a stop over in Nakasongola at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which is a famous gateway for Rhino tacking to have a feel of the African big five. You will have lunch and later transfer back to Entebbe.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.