7 Days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

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Overview of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

Your 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour or else 7 days Uganda wildlife tour to Murchison Falls national park and Kidepo valley national park is a single 7 days Uganda safari to the vast plains of northern and north eastern Uganda.  Exclusively planned, the safari features Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a game drive and boat cruise at Murchison Falls Park then game drives and community tours at Kidepo Valley national park.

This big five wildlife safari starts with a pick up and Ends with a drop off at Entebbe international airport.  From the airport on arrival, you are driven by a knowledgeable tour guide to Murchison falls national park. After about 2-3hours drive, you branch off for rhino tracking at Ziwa rhino Sanctuary, after lunch, you continue to Murchison falls park arriving in the evening. The next day, you go for a morning game drive, have lunch and then take an evening boat cruise and hike to the top of Murchison falls. On the third day you drive to Kidepo national park for more wildlife safari Uganda experiences with a full day game drive the next day. On the fifth day, you hike mount Morungole as you pay visit to the Ik people. On the sixth day of your trip, you go on a game drive then drive to Gulu town in the evening. The next morning, you go for another morning game drive then drive to Gulu for a night stay before a return to Kampala the next day.

Highlights of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

Day 1: From Entebbe international airport, a driver guide transfers you to Murchison falls national park with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking.

Day 2: Early morning, you go for a game drive, return to your lodge for lunch then after go for an evening boat cruise and a hike to the top of the falls.

Day 3: Driving past the dotted savannah plains of northern Uganda, you arrive at Kidepo valley national park in the evening.

Day 4: From morning, you spend the day in Kidepo valley national park on a full day game drive.

Day 5: After breakfast, you have the chance to learn something about the Ik people on a hike to Morungole mountain where you spend the day.

Day 6: You take another morning game drive, check out, have lunch and then transfer back to Gulu town where you spend the night.

Day 7: From Gulu you are driven back to Entebbe international airport for departure.

Day by day itinerary of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

Day 1 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tourEarly morning at about 7:00am, a knowledgeable Uganda tour guide picks you up from Entebbe international airport for a drive to Murchison Falls national park. A branch off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for foot rhino tracking in the only habitat for rhinos in Uganda starts off your safari. After about 2 hours at the sanctuary, you are driven to Murchison falls national park arriving for check in, dinner and an overnight at a prior preferred accommodation in Murchison falls national park.

Accommodation options for day 1 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

Luxury/up-market:  Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba safari lodge

Budget/basic: Fort Murchison Lodge

Day 2 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tourRising early morning you are driven to Murchison falls park headquarters for the first game drive on your Uganda wildlife tour starting at 7:00am. Lasting 2-4hours, Elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes and giraffes make the common sightings of the morning alongside other early risers and bird species. You return to your hotel/lodge for lunch then go for an evening boat cruise at 2:00pm. Below the waterfalls where the boat cruises to makes the starting point for the hike to the top of the thunderous Murchison falls for about 40min to 1h where after you meet your driver guide ready to take you to your lodging facility.

Accommodation options for day 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

Luxury/up-market:  Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba safari lodge

Budget/basic: Fort Murchison Lodge

Day 3 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

After gazing at the attractions in Murchison falls national park, following breakfast, you are driven for about 7-8 hours to the hidden gem of Kidepo valley far north eastern Uganda. Passing through the vast dotted savannah plains, you sight the scenic hills that distinct Acholi land from Kidepo, the traditional homes of the Karamojong known as “manyattas” and the towering Morungole and Moroto mountains. Arriving in the evening, you check in and spend a night at an accommodation in Kidepo valley national park.

Accommodation options for day 3 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

Luxury/up-market:  Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/basic: Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas

Day 4 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tourExpect to be at Kidepo park headquarters with your driver guide and game ranger for a morning game drive. Driving through a tranquil environment, you go to the Narus river (the permanent source of water in the biome) common for buffalo herds, elephants, zebras, giraffes, antelopes and numerous bird species. After lunch, you return to another biome of the Kidepo valley national park for another game drive where you spend the rest of the day.

Accommodation options for day 4 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

Luxury/up-market:  Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/basic: Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas

Day 5 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

After a night of contemplating such a pristine wilderness, you will drive to Mount Morungole (2,479m above sea level) to visit the Ik people. This is one of the smallest tribes in Uganda found on this mountainous region of Karamoja and very diverse with unique cultures. You will spend the whole day with the Ik people and share lunch with the local people. In the evening, you descend from the mountain and return to your lodging facility for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options for day 5 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

Luxury/up-market:  Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/basic: Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas

Day 6 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

Early morning again, you return to kidepo park for a drive through the plains for more game viewing, with a chance to sight different species. You enjoy a meal at your lodging facility after then embark on a drive out of Kidepo to Gulu town in northern Uganda where you spend the night.

Accommodation options for day 5 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

Luxury: Boma Hotel Gulu

Day 7 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

A hearty breakfast is the last for your safari this morning as you embark on the drive back to Kampala. A drive past the countryside offers a chance to understand why this place is home to those who survive here. You arrive in the evening at the end of your wildlife safari Uganda to Murchison Falls and Kidepo valley national parks.

End of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park tour

On these 7 days safari, one can customize it to a Uganda birding safari within the same destinations alongside wildlife sightings. For Murchison falls national park, many tourists customize their trip to the park with a Uganda gorilla trekking safari or gorilla safari Uganda in Bwindi impenetrable national park south west of Uganda.

Get off the beaten track with a lot to blow you out in just 7 days. Don’t forget to tell us the beautiful stories of the golden plains.

 

November 16th, 2018|Safari News|