Take a 4 days Uganda Wildlife Tour of 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 Karamajong 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 National Park
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 veranda 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.
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 park and these are Kampala-Jinja-Mbale-Soroti-Moroto-Kidepo-792 km, Kampala-Masindi-Lira-Kotido-Kidepo-705km, Kampala-Jinja-Mbale-Sironko-Kotido-Kidepo – 740 km and Kampala-Soroti -Kotido via Amuria 656 km in which 4 Wheel 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 Karamajong 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 an overnight on full board arrangement.
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. The Uganda Wildlife Tour ends.