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7 Day Kidepo Valley and Murchison Falls safari

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Overview

Overview

This is tour combines two great national parks in Uganda. It will take you to Kidepo Valley National Park for game drives, Scenic Views and then to Murchison Falls National Park for game activities and boat cruises on the mighty River Nile.

Summarized itinerary

Day 1: Kampala-Gulu

Day 2: Gulu-Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 3: Game drives in Narus Valley

Day 4: Game drive in Narus and Hot Springs visit in Kidepo Valley

Day 5: Kidepo Valley-Zziwa Rhino

Day 6: Morning game drive and evening boat cruise

Day 7: Murchison Falls NP-Departure

 

 

Day one: Kampala-Gulu

After breakfast, you will drive to Gulu town in Northern Uganda. On the way, you may decide to visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track white rhinos or do it on your return journey. You will have an opportunity to cross river Nile and karuma falls before proceeding to Gulu town for overnight. We stop in Gulu town to break the would be a long journey to Kidepo Valley National Park.

Drive time: 6-7 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Boma Hotel Gulu

Day two: Gulu-Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast preferably very early in the morning, drive to Kidepo Valley National Park. On your way, you will enjoy some scenic views of the few hills that separate Acholi Land and Karamoja, you will not miss the great Manyatas on the way, cross some few seasonal rivers and arrive in Kidepo Valley National Park in time for Lunch, relaxation and an evening game drive in Narus Valley.

Drive time: 3-4 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Lodge: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), Ngamoru Wilderness Camp (Mid range) Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

Day three: Game drives in Narus Valley

After a warm cup of tea/coffee, drive to Narus Valley for your morning game drive. Narus Valley is popular for mammals such as elephants, giraffes, buffaloes antelopes, zebras, and birds. Being the only permanent water point, many animals come to Narus valley to drink water and feed. Its where you will find the largest buffalo herds than you can find anywhere on planet earth. Chances of spotting big cats hunting are very high as well. If lucky, you may spot the rare cheetars too. Return to the Lodge for lunch, relaxation and then return to Narus Valley for an evening game drive.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Lodge: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), Ngamoru Wilderness Camp (Mid range) Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

Day Four: Game drive in Narus and Hot Springs visit in Kidepo Valley

After breakfast, drive to Narus valley to do an extra game drive to trace wildlife that you could have missed on the two game drives done earlier on. Kidepo Valley National Park is the best and you won’t be disappointed. The park has observation points with binoculars and it will be your pleasure to use one of them. Return to the Lodge for Lunch, short relaxation and then drive to Kidepo Valley to visit the hot springs, the Uganda-Sudan border and if lucky spot the giant Ostriches which are found in this place but have been seriously poached by Sudanese. Their seasonal rivers on this side so if it is a rainy season, get ready to be interrupted for a few hours. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Lodge: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), Ngamoru Wilderness Camp (Mid range) Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

Day Five: Kidepo Valley-Zziwa Rhino

After breakfast, you will drive from Kidepo Valley National Park to Murchison Falls National Park. You will enjoy an en route game drive through the northern section of the park popularly known as Para where you will have chances of spotting many mammals and if luck strikes, big cats hunting. Cross with the ferry and overnight in the Park.

Drive time: 6-7 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Lodge: Baker’s Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Mid Ranger) Red Chilli (Budget)

Day Six: Morning game drive and evening boat cruise

After breakfast, you will cross with the ferry for an evening game drive in Paraa. It is at this time that most animals are feeding while predators are hunting. You will not miss out on spotting buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, hippos, antelopes and so much more. Depending on your luck of the day, you may spot large cats hunting as well. Return to the lodge for lunch followed by an afternoon boat cruise to the base of the might Victoria falls on River Nile. On this boat cruise, you will have an opportunity to spot many water birds that include crocodiles, hippos, water birds, and other land animals that come to drink the water here. Return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Lodge: Baker’s Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Mid Ranger) Red Chilli (Budget)

Day Seven: Murchison Falls NP-Departure

After breakfast, you will drive back to Entebbe / kampala.  You may pass by the top of the falls to see the falls from the top or drive to Zziwa Sanctuary to track white Rhinos as you head back to Kampala/ Entebbe.

Safari inclusions

  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites Including protected areas mentioned.
  • Full board accommodation on safari.
  • Chimpanzee permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Gorilla permit (for gorilla trekking safaris) A professional English speaking driver/ guide.
  • Bottled water when on safari.
  • Fees for activities of tourists.

Safari Exclusions

  • Laundry services
  • Beverages / drinks of personal nature like alcohol.
  • Airport transfers arranged on request.
  • Visas
  • Other activity fees that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for drivers/guides and other staff members.
  • International flights arranged on request.
  • Domestic flights arranged on request.
  • Any other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

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Important to Note

A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
The deposit is fully refunded if the booking is canceled up to 45 days before arrival.
Balance should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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