KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

After an early morning breakfast, Pearl Land safaris guide will pick you up from your accommodation at either Entebbe or Kampala. He will brief you shortly before starting your journey to  Kidepo National park and you will have lunch enroute at the Equator.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION  Transfer from Kampala to Kidepo National park.
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Guide Meals
Shelters Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
Hiking equipment
Guide gratuity

 

Trip Highlights

Day 1: Depart to Kidepo National park.

Day 2: Game drives & Hot Springs

Day 3: Game drive in the morning and visit local communities/Cultural tour.

Day 4: Drive to Lira.

Day 5: Drive Back to Kampala.

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Day 1: Departure

Depart to Kidepo National park.

Today our guide will pick you and start the drive to Kidepo National park (nominated as Africa’s leading parks in 2013 by the world travel awards). The Park lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, gazetted as a national park in 1962; it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species – The Park’s altitude ranges between 914m and 2,750m above sea level. The park contains two rivers Kidepo and Narus which disappear in the dry season, leaving just pools for the wildlife. Time permitting you can go for your first game-drive in the late afternoon/evening after check-in.

Accommodation: Kidepo Apoka self-contained bandas.

Journey Time: 6hours

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Day 2

Day 2: Game drives & Hot Springs

After breakfast proceed for an early morning game drive; as long as you wish, a park ranger will help you spot the lions that may be sitting on the valley’s various rocks. Other wildlife includes elephants, leopard, bush duiker, jackal, bushbuck, bush pig, ostrich, buffalo and much more, in the wild Narus Valley. After lunch, go for an afternoon game drive through to the hot springs via the palm tree lined Kidepo River, Search for ostriches and leopard tortoises along the way.

Accommodation: UWA Bandas

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Day 3

Game drive in the morning and visit local communities/Cultural tour.

After breakfast today you visit the Cultural Groups and explore the fascinating, ancient culture of the Karamojong. Visit traditional homesteads, sample local dishes and hear stories of the folklore of this remote tribe. In the afternoon, you may opt to relax at your accommodation or go for an optional game drive or enjoy a safari walk through the park

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Day 4

Drive to Lira.

After breakfast, you proceed to Lira; the road to Lira will be rough, and dusty depending on the weather condition. Lira is a city in Northern Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial centre of Lira District. The coordinates of Lira are: 02 14 56N, 32 54 00E (Latitude: 02.2490; Longitude: 32.8999). Optional accommodations in Lira Include: Lira hotel or Lillian towers

Journey Time: 5hours

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Day 5

 Drive Back to Kampala.

After breakfast (Inclusive), drive back to Kampala with a stopover for en-route lunch (not Inclusive), your guide drops you back at either your accommodation (Kampala/Entebbe) or at Entebbe Airport for your late evening flight

 

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