Overview of the 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park wildlife safari in Uganda
Your 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park wildlife safari in Uganda to the greatest wilderness is one of the best and amazing wildlife safaris in Uganda. The safari features a long drive 559km from Kampala passing across different landscapes into far north eastern Uganda bordering South Sudan and north west Kenya. This safari features a drive through the vast beautiful savannah plains of northern Uganda, a visit to the Kanangarok hot springs, rare sightings and a cultural visit to the unique IK people on mount morungole.
Kidepo valley national park is the best safari destination because of the un comparable rugged semi-arid valleys of Kidepo transected by the Narus and Kidepo Rivers. A profusion of wildlife is hosted in the park inclusive of over 77 mammal species about 28 endemics to the park including the fastest land animal-the cheetah, Bat-eared fox, carcal and klipspringer. The lions, Elephants, maneless Zebras and probably Africa’s largest single herd of Buffalo are part of the big game in the park. Within the beautiful savannah plains of this less visited park expect to sight about 475 bird species including the ostrich which is endemic to the park. The silver bird and small bands of yellow-billed birds are frequent on the thorn trees of the open wilderness.
The diversity in Kidepo valley national park offers more than a vacation but rewarding Uganda wildlife safaris as well as birding safaris in Uganda. Several times Kidepo valley national park has been ranked the best safari park in Africa and therefore no doubt you will have great fan in the park.
Safari highlights of the 5 Days Kidepo Valley National Park wildlife safari in Uganda
Day 1: Your driver guide will pick you up from Kampala or Entebbe international airport (it must be an early arrival) and start the drive to Kitgum in northern Uganda for dinner and an overnight.
Day 2: After breakfast, you will continue to kidepo national park taking about 3 hours from Kitgum and then do an evening game drive.
Day 3: You will do a morning game drive, have a lunch break and then an evening game drive in Kidepo valley national park.
Day 4: You will visit the amazing IK people on mountain morungole and spend the day interacting with this amazing culture. If you aren’t able to hike, then you can opt to go and visit the sipi falls in Kapchorwa.
Day 5: After an early morning breakfast, you will embark on a full day drive back to Kampala.
Detailed itinerary of the 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park wildlife safari in Uganda
Day 1 of your 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park wildlife safari in Uganda
By 7:00am your professional Uganda wildlife safari guide will ensure to pick you up from your place of residence in Kampala and start the drive to Kitgum. Its 434km with a drive time of about 6h 27min without stop overs from Kampala to Kitgum. If you start your wildlife tour Uganda early then you can add in rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which takes about 2 hours before you continue with your journey to kitgum for an overnight stay.
Day 2 of your 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park wildlife safari in Uganda
You will have breakfast and then be driven by your driver guide from Kitgum to Kidepo valley national park about 145km. The drive starts at 7:00am lasting about 3 hours’ after which you check in to your prior booked accommodation in Kidepo valley national park. You will relax and have a meal then later on in the afternoon, you will go for a game drive through the park where you will sight several wildlife and bird species.
Day 3 of your 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park wildlife safari in Uganda
Your morning game drive starts by 7:00am through this great savannah wilderness. Some of the wildlife species to be seen are the cheetah, Bat-eared fox, carcal, klipspringer, maneless Zebras, Elephants, lions, Elephants. For about 2-4 hours, you will see the early morning risers in action. You will have a lunch break and then return for an evening game drive and by the end of the day your camera will be full of great memory pictures. You will be returned to your hotel or lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4 of your 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park wildlife safari in Uganda
By morning, your driver guide will be ready to drive you to mount Morungole for a cultural visit to the IK people. Mount Morungole (2,479m above sea level) is strenuous to hike but when you finally meet this unique people then you won’t feel the worth of the hike. You will spend the day being entertained, taught about the history, interacting and dinning with the natives, these welcoming tribe will create the greatest experience of a Uganda safari.
Alternatively, if you can’t manage to hike to mount Morungole for the Ik people visit, then you can drive to Sipi falls in kapchorwa where you will visit the beautiful waterfalls and later return to Kampala the next day via Jinja source of the Nile.
Day 5 of your 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park wildlife safari in Uganda
You will wake up to say good bye to this beautiful land and get to your 4×4 safari vehicle for a whole day drive to Kampala or Entebbe international airport for your flight.
If it’s about a 4 days Uganda wildlife tour , then you can take the same days on a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park or go for a gorilla trekking tour in Uganda’s Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Don’t miss to have a great wilderness encounter in just a 5 days’ time, customize this safari to suit what you need.