5 DAYS KIDEPO WILDERNESS TOUR

Uganda 5 days Kidepo Wilderness Tour

With 5 days Kidepo Wilderness Tour you will visit Kidepo national game park which is the less visited and remote national park in Uganda given its far location involves passing through the Karamoja land with stunning scenery and the Karamoja people. The Karamoja people are mainly pastoralists recognised by their traditional dress code that is similar to the Masai of Kenya and Tanzania.

Karamoja region is about 1,000 meters above sea level and it is set on a large plateau with 4 mountains overlooking the region’s savannah highlands and River valleys, these mountains include; Mount Moroto in the East, Mount Morungole in the north, Mount Napak and Mount Kadam. So if you are active travellers and interested in hikes, the Karamoja region is the best place to go for adventure.

While Kidepo valley national game park is home to rich variety of animals with spectacular scenery, the park is also listed by CNN as third best Wildlife Safari park in Uganda. One of the most Unique attractions of the Karamonja region is Culture. They are believed to have migrated 1600 AD from Ethiopian highlands, and settled in the present day Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. The Karamong people are divided in about 7 ethnic tribes including; the Jie, Bokora, Pian, Pokoth, Dodoth, Lebtur, and Matheniko who now live on the plains and mountains of the indigenous inhabitants, the IK and the Tepeth.

The best time to visit Karamoja region is during the dry months of January, February, March and December. You can as well visit in the wet months of April to May but the path ways are usually difficult to use given bad road conditions.

Today Karamoja is a safe place to visit.

5 days Kidepo Wilderness Tour
5 days Kidepo Wilderness Tour

Brief itinerary of 5 days Kidepo Wilderness Tour:

  • Day 1: Arrival, overnight Entebbe / Kampala
  • Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo Valley NP
  • Day 3: Morning Game Drive in Narus Valley
  • Day 4: Game drive in Kidepo valley and afternoon village visit
  • Day 5: Transfer to Kampala/departure

PRICE PER PERSON SHARING IN USD (MODERATE ACCOMMODATION):
1 PERSON = 2664
2 PEOPLE = 1648
3 PEOPLE = 1358
4 PEOPLE = 1214
5 PEOPLE = 1127
Single room supplement = US$149 (Does not apply to one person price)

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Highlights

  • Scenic views along the way
  • Game Drives
  • Community visit (interact with the locals)
  • Visit the remotest park
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    DAY 1

    Our team will meet you at the airport and then transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay.

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    DAY 2

    Today, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Kidepo Valley National Park which lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species. Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park is also the most remote and magnificent park, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses.

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    DAY 3

    You will have a morning nature walk in the park. In the afternoon have game drive through the Narus Valley where you will have a chance to see elephants, zebras, giraffes, huge herds of buffalo, warthogs, duikers, Jackson’s Hartebeest, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species. Other animals that may be seen roaming around include: Jackal Roan, Antelope, Waterbuck, Eland, Oribi, Klipspringer and Lions. The park also boasts of being the highest concentration of birds endemic to Uganda like: Ostrich, Kori bustard, vultures, pygmy falcon, hornbills, eagles and more.

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    DAY 4

    Have a morning game that will take you to see herds of buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras and hopefully some lions, leopard and the elusive cheetah.This will also give you a chance to see varieties of birds as well. Return to the lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon, go for a cultural tour in the Karamajong community. Here you will spend a wonderful evening with Karamajong people and have an insight of their way of life and beliefs.

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    DAY 5

    After an early breakfast, you will start your journey back to Kampala enjoying the stunning views along the way proceed to Entebbe International airport connect with your onward flight back home.

    Included

    Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    The services of English speaking driver/guide.
    Park entrance fees.
    Park guide fees
    Community visit.
    Activities as per itinerary.
    Transportation by 4 WD safari van plus Fuel expenses.

    Excluded

    Local and international flights
    Personal Travel insurance
    Visa Fees
    Drinks,
    cigarettes
    Tips and gratuities
    souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.

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