Safari in Uganda to Kidepo Valley National Park – 4 Days

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Safari in Uganda Safari to Kidepo; 4 Days is a short Uganda safari that takes you to the remote and virgin wilderness areas that Uganda has to offer thus involving extended drives.  The safari takes you to Kidepo Valley National Park which is close the border of South Sudan and Kenya’s Turkana land to north eastern tip of Uganda. As a result of its remoteness, Kidepo has been able to maintain its virginity and have stood less minimal disturbance. The park shelters 86 species of mammals, 475 bird species and 692 Species of plants.  It is the only park in Uganda that features many wildlife species which are only limited to it on Ugandan standards including the aardwolf, striped hyena, caracal, lesser and greater kudu, cheetah, klipspringer, Bright’s gazelle, dik-dik, Chandler’s mountain reedbuck among Species. The national park of Kidepo also shelters four of the big five species namely the lions some of which are reportedly noted to be climbing trees, the leopards, African elephants and Cape buffaloes except the Rhinos which faced the extinction in the 1980s. Other wildlife like Burchell’s Zebra, the eland antelope among others are also present in the park.

Kidepo Valley National Park extends to 1442km2 in geographical coverage and stands at an altitude between 914m – 2,750m above sea level marked by remarkable hills of Lomej and Mountains of Morungole intercepted by the extensive valleys of Narus, Kidepo and Namamukweny with seasonal River Narus and River Kidepo.  The Park supports great birds of prey that count to 58 Species including the lammergeyer, Verreaux’s eagle, the pygmy falcon and Egyptian vulture and 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 back ground of heritage that many have been considering as primitive which is thrilling to explore on this 4 Days safari in Uganda

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Safari Highlight of the Safari in Uganda to Kidepo Valley National Park - 4 Days

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

Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo NP and do a game drive

Day 3: Do morning game drive and after noon Karimojong Community tour

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala- Whole day drive

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

After an early breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, you embark on the drive to Kidepo Valley National Park 700km from Kampala. But since the 700km might be hard to cover on a single drive, you make a stopover in Kitgum town. The drive to Kitgum takes you through impressive northern Uganda landscapes including the flat landscapes of Nakasongora, the wildlife views in Karuma Wildlife Reserve especially the Olive Baboons, the views of River Kafu and River Nile among other features. You arrive in Kitgum for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:  Fuglys Guesthouse

Day 2 of the Safari in Uganda to Kidepo Valley National Park - 4 Days: Transfer to Kidepo NP and do a game drive

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Wake up for breakfast after which you connect to Kidepo Valley National Park driving through local homesteads of the Karimojong people and the 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 the game drive exploring the park’s impressive landscapes including the magical Narus Valley where you stand possibilities of exploring a range of game including the African Elephants, herds of Cape Buffaloes, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Klipspringer, Jackals and possibly Lions among other species before retiring for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Nga’moru Wilderness Camp

Budget / Basic: Apoka Rest Camp

Wild Camping

Day 3:Day 3 of the Safari in Uganda to Kidepo Valley National Park - 4 Days: Do morning game drive and after noon Karimojong Community tour

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Following a morning cup of coffee, you embark on a thrilling game drive in the savannah stretches of Kidepo Valley National Park intercepted by patches of borassus palm and the rising scenic hills. You explore the beautiful views of the sun shining over the hills of Lomej, the Lotukei Mountains to the north close to the Sudan border, the Morungole range to the southern boundary of the park before the rays strike down to the endless valleys of Kidepo and Narus. You undertake an extensive game drive lasting 3 – 4 hours exploring the natural offerings of Kidepo that have it rank among the best parks of Africa. The possible sights range from lions to leopards, elephants, Buffaloes, Side stripped Jackals, the Burchell’s Zebra, the Eland, the Cheetah found here only in Uganda, Guenther’s dik-dik found here only in East Africa, striped hyaena, aardwolf, caracal, the lesser and greater Kudu, klipspringer, dik-dik, Bright’s gazelle, Chandler’s mountain reedbuck, beisa oryx, African wild dogs, waterbuck Jackson’s hartebeest, black-backed jackal among other species. The extensions to Kidepo Valley rewards you with the sights of Ostriches only found here in the whole of Uganda.  Retreat back to the lodge for relaxation till lunch and in the afternoon, you embark on the community tour to the Karimojong touch with the Karimajong people at Karenna and Kapedo.  Mix up with the nomads greatly known for their nomadic pastoralism. You explore their traditions, the Manyattas, the arts and crafts, the Kraal and the grazing field and traditional performances before retreating to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Nga’moru Wilderness Camp

Budget / Basic: Apoka Rest Camp

Wild Camping

Day 4 of the Safari in Uganda to Kidepo Valley National Park - 4 Days: Transfer back to Kampala- Whole day drive

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kampala departing early enough from Kidepo to cover 700km and you arrive in Kampala late evening aroung 8pm to mark the end of the Uganda tour.

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Nga’moru Wilderness Camp -safari lodge in kidepo

More lodging options in Kidepo

Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp is positioned on the hill overlooking the magical Narus Valley along with stretching savannah landscapes that are pardoned by the Morungole Mountains. It is 4km from the Katarum Gate.

The Nga’ moru Wilderness Camp is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment outside Kidepo Valley National Park but still provides a good ground for exploring the wilderness of the park.

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Safari lodges in Kidepo Valley National Park

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