ViapoAfrican Safaris

7 Day Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Transfer to Kitgum via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Early morning after breakfast, you will leave for Kitgum which is in the northern part of Uganda. You will stop at Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary for Rhino tracking. You will have a lunch and then proceed to Kitgum staying overnight at the Lodge.

 

Accommodation:

Mid-range: Bomah Hotel

 

Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast, you will drive Kidepo Valley National Park which is in the northern part of Uganda. You will have a lunch and then proceed for an evening game drive in Kidepo.

 

Accommodations:

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: N’ga Moru Wilderness Camp

 

Day 3: Game Drive Kidepo Valley National Park

After an early breakfast you will head inside the Kidepo Valley National Park for a game drive. Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the national park, a savanna landscape extends in all directions, far beyond the gazetted area of 1442km2, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.

In the afternoon you will go for a cultural visit to around communities to experience their cultures, and ways of living.

 

Accommodations:

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: N’ga Moru Wilderness Camp

 

Day 4: Full Day Game Drive and Hot springs

Start with an early breakfast and then go for a game drive along the trails of Kidepo Valley. The park inhabits one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan parks, with over 80 species of mammals several of which are endemic to Kidepo National Park like the cheetah, the striped hyena the caracal and over 465 bird species including the ostriches.

In the afternoon visit the Karamojong village to learn more about their culture, music and dance Karamoja has a cattle culture and the Karamojong are notorious as cattle raiders. Unlike most other Ugandans, many Karamojong shun western-style clothes and instead wear “traditional” dress of a blanket -like shawl, often in red and black. The women wear elaborate beadwork.

 

Accommodations:

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: N’ga Moru Wilderness Camp

 

Day 5: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

In the morning after breakfast, you will set off for Murchison falls national park with an en-route lunch. The park is divided by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. There are a lot of animals to see in the park such as elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, Nile crocodiles and birds.  Arrive at the lodge for Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodations:

Budget:  Fort Murchison Lodge Tents/Red Chill Rest Camp

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge/ Fort Murchison Lodge

Luxury: Para Lodge/Baker’s Lodge.

 

 

 

Day 6: Game Drive and Boat Launch in Murchison Falls National Park

In the morning we will go for the game drive, special are here the lions, giraffes, Elephants, Leopards, Uganda Kobs and many more animals and birds.

In the afternoon you will have an impressive launch trip on the Nile to the Falls. Hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, elephants and many birds will be seen.

Accommodations:

Budget:  Fort Murchison Lodge Tents/Red Chill Rest Camp

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge/ Fort Murchison Lodge

Luxury: Para Lodge/Baker’s Lodge.

 

 

Day 7: Travel to Kampala/Entebbe Airport

In the morning after your breakfast, you will check out at the lodge and set off to Kampala/Entebbe Airport with a stopover on the way for Lunch. If time allows, you will do a brief city tour and later proceed to Entebbe Airport marking the End of your Safari.

 

Price includes:

  • Transportation
  • All fuel for the trip
  • Driver / guide
  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • Boat cruise
  • Drinking water
  • All activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park entry fee according to the program.

 

 

Price Excludes:

  • Personal Expenses like telephone calls, laundry services
  • Visa,
  • Tips to the guides
  • Accommodation upgrade
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Person Insurance
  • Optional activities