3 Days Kidepo Valley Wildlife Safari – Best Short Uganda Wildlife Holiday to the North
The 3 Days Kidepo Valley Wildlife Safari will lead you to Kidepo Valley National Park for game drives and visit the Karamojong a culture group found in the northern Uganda. It is where wildlife meets culture at this park of wonders.
Highlights for the 3 days Kidepo valley tour
- Game drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Cultural/community Encounter
- Visit the Karamojong
Brief itinerary for the 3 days Kidepo valley tour
- Day1: transfer to Kidepo and game drive
- Day2: Games drive and cultural visit
- Day3: game drive and transfer back to Kampala /Entebbe
Detailed itinerary for the 3 Days Kidepo Valley Wildlife Safari
Day 1: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park
On arrival, you will be welcomed by your AfriTrek guide who will brief your shortly about your tour as you wait together for your connecting flight to Kidepo valley national park. You will be taken by your guide to board your connecting flight and then set off to the northern part of the country. You will have lunch at the lodge as you wait to set off for an evening game drive in the Narus valley. After the game drive, return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight stays
Apoka safari lodge
Nga’moru wilderness camp
Day 2: Game Drive and Cultural visit
Have an early morning breakfast and meet up with your guide for a morning game drive in the northern part of the park. You will view various animals such as the big four, cheetahs, giraffes and the ostrich. Go back to the lodge for lunch as you relax a bit for a cultural visit. After lunch, head out to the Karamojong as you the take you through their life style and livelihood. Go back to the lodge, dinner and overnight stay
Apoka safari lodge
Nga’moru wilderness camp
Day 3: Game drive and Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe
After a hefty breakfast, set off for a game drive in the remaining parts of the park as you spot out various animals such as buffaloes. After your game drive go for lunch at the lodge and relax for your transfer to the airstrip. You will be driven to the airstrip for your flight to Entebbe. You will be transferred to Entebbe for your return flight.
End of the 3 Days Kidepo Valley Wildlife Safari
Inclusion of 3 Days Kidepo Valley Wildlife Safari
- Park entrance fees
- English speaking guide
- All the mentioned activities
Excludes for the 3 days Kidepo Valley Tour
- international Air tickets
- Personal insurance
- Souvenirs and Tips
- All optional activities
- Personal expenses such as drinks, telephone calls
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Areas of interest in Kidepo Valley National Park
Apoka Tourism Centre
Overlooking the game-rich Narus Valley and home to an up market hotel and basic UWA-run cabins, Apoka is the park’s travel tourism center point. Officer guides are positioned at Apoka to accompany travelers on game drives and strolls. For those without their own vehicle, leave trucks can be enlisted. There is an art shop with books and gifts; filtered water, soft drinks and mixed refreshments can likewise be bought here. Nourishment is cooked on solicitation and cooking gas and utensils can be employed by people who wish to cook for themselves.
The Naros Valley stretches undulating, and the grasslands in the valley are surrounded by mountains in the distance. There is often water in the valley, and most of the year, the wildlife of the park gathers here. As a result, the area is rich in race tracks and there are four loops to explore the valleys around Apoka. Many creatures such as lions, Jackson’s hartebeest, buffaloes, giraffes, Oribiss and reedbucks can be seen in the valley. Less commonly seen are cheetahs and leopards. The Narus dam and the water hole near the Tourism Centre are perfect observation points for game, especially during the dry season. At the southern end of the Katurum loop, Katurum kopje (the site of a derelict lodge) is an attractive destination with superb views north across the valley towards the Morungole mountain range.
Kidepo Valley and Kanangorok Hot Springs
For a large portion of the year, an absence of surface water implies that little natural life is found in Kidepo Valley, however it is as yet worth the drive to visit the dry Kidepo River to walk around its 50m wide bed of white sand between banks secured with Borassus palms. Kidepo intends to pick from beneath and the valley was visited by individuals coming to assemble fallen Borassus organic product for maturing to make palm brew. The Kanangorok Hot Springs lie 11km past the Kidepo River on the Sudan fringe. This is a heavenly spot to sit and see the mountains past the wilderness.
Mount Morungole remains at 2,750m and is crossed by the Kidepo and Narus Rivers that sustain the park’s untamed life and this characteristic natural surroundings all in all. The Morungole Range denotes the southern limit of the park and ascends from the fields a couple of kilometers upper east of Apoka. This district can be investigated by walking with an officer. The mountain inclines are home to the IK individuals, the littlest ethnic gathering in Uganda, with their own one of a kind culture.
Namamukweny is a Napore word meaning a spot without any birds or a forlorn spot with hardly any individuals – however in regards to the birds, an incredible inverse is valid! The valley is occupied by countless bird species, for example, the Eastern Paradise Whydah, White-peaked Turaco, Common Bulbul, Abyssinian Roller and Green Wood Hoopoe among others. It is situated in the north-west of the park and can be gotten to via vehicle or by walking.
The Lomej Hills are a short drive from the head quarters. They are a decent review point for birds and natural life, including the mountain reed buck.
Lying among Kitgum and the Sudan fringe, Lonyili Mountain is to a great extent shrouded in montane woodland and home to primates, for example, colobus monkeys. Because of poor conditions right now, the area is at present out of utilization. There are plans to fix it – you are emphatically encouraged to contact UWA for updates before setting out on your excursion to the mountain.