Wildlife Tour – 4 Days
4 DAYS UGANDA
TOUR AT KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Kidepo Valley National
Park situated in the North Eastern
Uganda extreme corner and bordering
Sudan and Kenya has tour attractions
and activities like the exciting game
drives, cultural visits to kraals
and Karimajong homes called the Manyatas,
scenery viewing of the soothingly
sloping savannah grasslands and nature
walks among others. The park comprises
of the rolling savannah grassland
and rugged magnificent mountain scenery.
Accessing the park can be by road
or by Air from Entebbe or Kampala.
Kidepo is among the wildest, far-distant,
original African parks in Africa,
giving an astounding experience of
nature and game viewing.
Day 1: Departure to Kidepo Valley
By Air: From Entebbe International
Airport or Kajjansi, take a chartered
light aircraft to Kidepo Valley’s
Apoka Lodge. Check in the lodge, relax
a bit or move around as you enjoy
the panoramic views of the Narus River
Valley and scenic opportunities of
the wildlife from the verandah of
the lodge. An evening game drive along
the Narus River Valley where you will
view Elephants, herds of Buffaloes,
Jackals, Jackson’s Hartebeest,
Klipspringer and possibly Lions and
many other mammals.
By Road: On the other hand, a traveler
by road drives from Kampala, through
Mukono, Jinja, Iganga, Palisa, Mbale,
Soroti via Moroto covering a 10-12
hour distance basing on the route
taken. There are about four routes
to the ppark and these are Kampala-Jinja-Mbale-Soroti-Moroto-Kidepo-792
km and Kampala-Soroti -Kotido via
Amuria 656 km in which 4Wheel Drive
and mechanically stable vehicles are
most suitable. Thus, the tour activities
at the park begin the next day. Dinner
and overnight at Apoka Lodge.
Day 2: Game Drive
Take breakfast and go for a sunrise
game drive to Kanangorok hot spring.
A number of faunas can be seen wandering
around like the tall Ostrich. Get
back to the lodge for lunch and use
the afternoon for a cultural experience
that will get you in touch with the
Karimajong people at Karenna and Kapedo.
Mix together and have a chat with
the local elders and they will show
you their animal kraals, the grinding
stones and many more exciting items.
Go back to the lodge for dinner and
overnight. Full board accommodation
at Apoka Lodge.
Day 3: Game Drive
Also enjoy wildlife and African landscape
in Kidepo Valley National Park. Retire
to Apoka Lodge for a full board accommodation.
Day 4: Birding, Nature Walk
and Departure to Kampala.
After breakfast visit the bird hide
and have a guided nature walk. Return
to the lodge for lunch. After lunch
board your chartered flight back to
Entebbe where you will be picked to
Kampala in the evening. With road,
you can have over night at the Apoka
Lodge or drive to Mbale town for overnight
and dinner and proceed to Kampala
the next morning.