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4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari in Uganda, 4 Day Kidepo Safari WildlifeTour

4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Tour, 4 Day Kidepo Safari in Uganda Trip

4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari in Uganda is an amazing 4-Day Kidepo safari wildlife tour in the remote northeast corner of Uganda. Kidepo National Park is located in an area of 1,442 km2 and is one of Africa’s last untouched wildernesses and most prized safari parks, little visited by safari-goers, a factor that only adds to its allure.

4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Tour SAFARI OVERVIEW

This 4 Day Kidepo Valley National Park safari Uganda tour is one of our most exciting short Uganda tours offering fascinating wildlife on game drives and stunning landscapes, coupled with authentic Uganda cultural tours in the Karamajongo community to discover the cultural heritage of the Karamajongo people, Uganda’s most distinctive tribe known for their love for cattle and pride in their traditional lifestyle which is even in Uganda, is often misunderstood.

About 77 species of Uganda mammals and over 470 species of birds find shelter amidst the pristine savannah landscape of Kidepo. Except for a lack of Rhinos, the park has a healthy population of the Big 5 (Lions, Leopards, Elephants, and Buffalos) and if you undertake this 4-day Kidepo Valley National Park safari, you have a great opportunity to see a variety of species that cannot be seen in any other Uganda safari parks such as:-

Lions Pride in Kidepo National Park Uganda

  • Cheetah
  • Common ostrich
  • Greater kudu
  • Lesser kudu
  • Black-backed jackal
  • Caracals
  • Aardwolf
  • Dik-dik
  • Bat-eared fox
  • Guenther’s dik-dik
  • Chanler’s mountain reedbuck

Other fantastic wildlife to look for on this 4-day Kidepo Valley National Park safari game viewing tour includes Burchell’s zebras, Rothschild’s giraffes, Spotted hyenas, Common elands, Side-striped jackals, Klipspringer, Jackson’s hartebeest, Oribi, Defassa waterbuck, Bushbuck, Common warthog, Patas monkeys, and Bohor reedbucks.

The 4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari will offer you great birds of prey that count to 58 Species including;-

  • Lammergeyer
  • Verreaux’s eagle
  • the pygmy falcon
  • Egyptian vulture
  • The Park also features the rare and most sought-after birds like the Karamoja Apalis and the black-breasted barbet.

The Surrounding local communities namely the pastoralist Karimojong and the Indigenous Karimojong have a great background of heritage that many have been considering as primitive which is thrilling to explore on this 4 Days Kidepo safari in Uganda wildlife tour

You can book or tailor this wonderful, adventurous safari to fit your budget and interests

4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Tour PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Discover the northern region of the Pearl of Africa
  • Marvel at the dramatic landscape of Kidepo, an unforgettable tract of the true African wilderness.
  • Undertake game drives in the magical Kidepo and Narus Valleys in search of Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Elephants, Buffalos, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Jackals, Elands, Kudus, and Ostriches among others.
  • Experience the culture and meet local Karamajong people
  • Try to identify some of Kidepo’s 470+ Uganda bird species

4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Tour FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Kitgum

Day 2 & 3: Kidepo Valley National Park & Karamajongo community

Day 4: Kampala

4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Tour SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National Park. Stopover in Kitgum.

Day 2: Transfer from Kitgum Kidepo Valley NP and do a game drive

Day 3: Do a morning game drive in Kidepo and an afternoon cultural tour to the Karamajongo community

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala – Whole day drive.

4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Tour DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 of the 4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari: Drive from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National Park. Stopover in Kitgum.

After an early breakfast at around 6.00 am at your place of stay in Kampala, embark on a 700km drive to Kidepo Valley National Park. But since 700km may be hard to cover in a single drive, you make a stopover in Kitgum town. The drive to Kitgum takes you through impressive northern Uganda landscapes.

You will arrive in Kitgum for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Midrange/Standard: – African Roots Guesthouse Gulu/Doves Nest Gulu

Budget/Basic: – Fuglys Guesthouse Kitgum/Jaflo Guesthouse Kitgum

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 435km or 6-7 hours

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Drive from Kampala to Kitgum

Day 2 of the 4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari: Transfer from Kitgum Kidepo Valley National Park & Do a Game Drive.

4 days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari, Uganda Safaris & Tours

Wake up for breakfast at around 6.30 am, after which you connect to Kidepo Valley National Park driving through local homesteads of Karamajong people and other tribes. You arrive in the park in the mid-morning, check in at your lodge, and relax a little until lunch.

In the afternoon, you embark on a game drive exploring the park’s impressive landscapes including the magical Narus Valley where you stand possibilities of exploring a range of game including African elephants, herds of Cape buffalos, Jackson’s hartebeests, Klipspringers, Jackals, and possibly of lions, as well as several bird species.

After the game drive, you drive back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – The afternoon game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Apoka Safari Lodge/Adele Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Nga’moru Wilderness Camp/Adele Lodge/Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Apoka Rest Camp/Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

 Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer from Kitgum to Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Afternoon game drive

Optional activities you can do on this day:-

  • Birding
  • Evening game drive
  • Nature walk through Narus Valley to Apoka Tourism Centre.

Day 3 of the 4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari: Do a Morning Game Drive in Kidepo & an Afternoon Cultural Tour to the Karamajongo Community.

After breakfast at 7.00 am, embark on a thrilling 3-4 hours game drive in the savannah stretches of Kidepo Valley National Park intercepted by patches of Borassus palm and rising scenic hills.

Marvel at the beautiful views of the sun shining over the hills of Lomej, the Lotukei Mountains to the north close to the Sudan border, the Morungule range to the southern boundary of the park before the rays strike down to the endless valleys of Kidepo and Narus.

The possible mammal sights include Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, Side-striped jackals, Black-backed jackals, Bat-eared foxes, Spotted hyenas, Burchell’s Zebras, Rothschild’s giraffes, Cheetahs, Elands, Guenther’s dik-dik, Caracal, Klipspringer, Oribi, Bushbucks, Waterbucks, Lesser kudu, Greater kudu, Jackson’s hartebeest, Warthogs, Patas monkeys, Bohor reedbucks, Chandler’s mountain reedbucks, among others.

A variety of waterbirds can also be seen in Narus Valley including African Jacana, yellow-billed stork, white-faced whistling duck, and various herons and egrets plus other Kidepo specials such as Clapperton’s francolin, rose-ringed parakeet, Abyssinian ground hornbills, Bateleur, Meyer’s parrot, and superb starling.

3 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Fly-in luxury Uganda Safari TourThe extensions to Kidepo Valley reward with sights of Ostriches (only found here in the whole of Uganda) and Secretary birds.

Retreat to the lodge for relaxation until lunch, and in the afternoon you take on a wonderful cultural tour in the Karamajong community to explore the cultural heritage of the Karamojong people. Learn about their fascinating way of life, meet the village elders, and enjoy a fun-filled activity with the community children and traditional performances before retreating to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The Karamojong are well known for their love for cattle and cattle rustling and their resistance to the trappings of the modern world. They take a lot of pride in their culture and customs, harbor foreign interference with their traditional lifestyle, and view new trends in life, travel, education, technology, dress, fashion, housing, medicines, religion, and several others as unnecessary inconveniences.

The highlight of the day: – The morning game drive in Kidepo and the afternoon cultural tour in the Karamajong community.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Apoka Safari Lodge/Adele Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Nga’moru Wilderness Camp/Adele Lodge/Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Apoka Rest Camp/Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning game drive in Kidepo and Narus Valleys
  • Afternoon cultural tour of the Karamajong community

Optional activities you can do on this day:-

  • Birding in Kidepo
  • Hike Mount Morungule to meet the unique Ik tribal people
  • Nature walk along Kidepo River Valley and Namamkweny Valley

Day 4 of the 4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari: Transfer back to Kampala – Whole day drive.

You will have breakfast at around 6.00 am and then you will start the 700km journey back to Kampala. You will most definitely have lunch en route (in between Gulu and Kampala) which will be coupled with a lot of stopovers at scenic places to stretch your legs and relax the muscles.

You will arrive in Kampala City late in the evening at around 8 pm to mark the end of your 4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari in Uganda.

The highlight of the day: – The impressive scenic drive through Uganda’s countryside

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 700km or 10-12 hours

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Drive from Kidepo Valley National Park to Kampala

End of the 4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari

Getting There for your 4 Days Kidepo National Park Safari.

4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda TourSAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross-border safaris)

4 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Uganda Tour SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of a personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
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