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The 8 Days Kidepo & Murchison Falls Safari takes you to fully explore Uganda wildlife. The safari exposes you to the picturesque landscape of Kidepo Valley National Park and you get to do great activities like; game viewing, nature walk, culture visit and more. Enquire Now You will visit Uganda’s largest national park where you experience game drive and boat trip along the Nile River and Ziwa Rhino Tracking along your way back to Kampala/Entebbe. The safari begins and ends in Kampala/Entebbe.

8 Days Kidepo & Murchison Falls Safari

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival to Entebbe International Airport

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide who will then take you to a hotel alraedy booked for you in Kampala or Entebbe.

Meal Plan: (Dinner).

Accommodation: Protea Hotel / Boma Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Gulu Town – Kitgum.

You will be picked by our driver at your hotel or residence in Kampala city after you have had breakfast ready to start your tour to the most isolated National Park in Uganda and we will drive you through the plain and remote vegetation to northern parts of the country, with stop over for lunch in Gulu, before proceeding to Kitgum for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: (Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Fuglys hotel/Boma hotel and Tembo guest house.

Day 3: To Kidepo Valley National Park

After morning breakfast, drive to Kidepo Valley National Park located in north eastern Uganda. Check in your accommodation property, relax and prepare for a later afternoon game drive. Kidepo National Park was once voted the best National Park in Africa and is the only place where you can see cheetahs.  Kidepo Valley National Park boosts of several prides of lions that can be easily spotted compared to other National Parks, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, and many more.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

Accommodation: Apoka Lodge, Adere Safari Lodge, Kidepo Savannah Lodge, Apoka Rest Camp.

Day 4: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives

Today, you will spend both morning and afternoon doing game drives in the Savannah plains of Kidepo Valley National Park. This park hosts a great variety of animal species in comparison to any other Ugandan Parks. Of the eighty species recorded in 1971, Twenty eight weren’t known to exist in any other Park within Uganda. Carnivore species distinctive to Kidepo are: the Hunting dog, Bat-eared Fox, Cheetah, Striped Hyena, Caracal. The more uncommon ungulates are: the greater & Lesser Kudu, roan antelope, Chandler’s mountain Reedbuck, beisaoryx, Klipspringer and Bright’s Gazelle, have been greatly decreased by poachers within the past few years. Among the other big ungulates are: elephants, oribi, burchell’s zebras, Jackson’s hartebeests, bush pigs, bohor reed buck, warthogs, rothschild giraffes, defassa water bucks, cape buffaloes, elands, bush duskiers and bush bucks . Five primate species   are found within the park of which the most endemic is the Kavirondo bush baby. Carnivores existing include lions, side-striped jackals, leopards, black-backed jackals, various small cats as well as spotted hyenas.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

Accommodation: Apoka Lodge, Adere Safari Lodge, Kidepo Savannah Lodge, Apoka Rest Camp.

Day 5: Karamajong Villages and Cultural Visit

After morning breakfast, you will visit the homes of the Karamajong, interact with the elders and get to know more about the lifestyle, culture and behaviors of the onetime pastoral group or choose to do more game drives on the day.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

Accommodation: Apoka Lodge, Adere Safari Lodge, Kidepo Savannah Lodge, Apoka Rest Camp.

Day 6: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

Begin your day with morning breakfast and then you will drive to Murchison Falls National Park is located in the in the North-West of Uganda in Masindi District at the end of the Albertine Rift Valley which is the largest and oldest National Park in Uganda. The Park sites on an area of about 4000 square kilometers, Murchison Falls Conservation Area are bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant valley wall, creating the dramatic falls. You will reach in late evening and transfer to lodge for Dinner and an overnight

Meal Plan:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Para Safari Lodge and Murchison River

Day 7: Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise.

Being your day with cup of coffee, and your driver guide with game ranger pick you up for morning game driver where you will have an opportunity to spot several antelopes, hippos, buffaloes, giraffes, buffaloes, and if luck, big cats such as leopards and lions and then return to the lodge for lunch.

In afternoon, you will enjoy the boat cruise to the base of the falls. On your way from the jetty point to the bottom of the falls, you will spot several herds of buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, water bird species and other wild animals as they flock River Nile to drink water. Continue upstream to the base of the falls to observe how water squeezes in a narrow gorge of 7 meters, later on drive back to lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

Accommodation: Para Safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge.

Day 8: Departure to Kampala via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Have a relaxed breakfast and prepare for your journey to the Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola. Tracking rhinos take about one to two hours, depending on the location of the rhinos and is done on foot, unlike other typical game drives. There are over 70 park rangers whose job is to ensure the general well-being and safety of the rhinos and assist tourists in spotting the rhinos during tracking. The tracking activity necessitates one to have closed shoes, long pants, water, and insect repellent and among other activities with the Sanctuary includes bird watching where you spot Shoebill, Canoe Ride, Night Walk, Nature Walk and among other activities. Visiting the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a wonderful Uganda safari experience and it brings you in a very close and safe distance to these magnificent creatures. And then transfer to Kampala/Entebbe.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast and Lunch).

End of the 8 Days Kidepo & Murchison Falls Safari.

The 8 Days Kidepo & Murchison Falls Safari includes;

  • Airport transfers.
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Transportation by safari vehicle.
  • Game drive.
  • Hot springs.
  • Culture visit.
  • Boat trip.
  • Ziwa Rhino Tracking.
  • Meals attached to the room.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • En-route Lunch.

The 8 Days Kidepo & Murchison Falls Safari excludes;

However, the package excludes: expenses of personal nature like: Visa, strong drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco.

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