Kidepo National Park is one of Uganda’s most spectacular parks with a wealth of wildlife and scenic beauty. It lies in the north-eastern horn of Uganda in Karamoja district and covers an area of 1442 sq. kms. Being drier than Uganda’s other parks, it is an altitude range between 914metres and 2,750metres at the highest point which is in Mount. Morongole, this impressive natural reserve contains a different eco-system from any other area in Uganda, giving visitors a more complete understanding of Uganda’s vast bio-diversity. Its secluded location provides the travellers a certain air of peace and tranquillity in which to relax and enjoy the dramatic scenery and wildlife of northern Uganda. It is miles away from the noise and dust of the city it is a completely different world altogether. Big skies, vast plains, inspiring views and wildlife everywhere you look. It offers breathtaking open savannah which is surrounded by spectacular mountain landscape nowhere to be seen in Africa!Kidepo/Karamoja has one rainy season from April to September. Good months are October to March

NOTES : Scheduled flights to Kidepo Valley National park are on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Depart Entebbe to Kidepo : 1230 arrv 1445:

Depart Kidepo to Entebbe : 1500 arrv 1630

DAY 1

By Air: From Entebbe International Airport by scheduled flight on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Will take flight to Kidepo taking 2hours and 15 minutes to Kidepo Valley’s. Will be picked from the airstrip to 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.

Will have Dinner and overnight either at :

  • Apoka Lodge for the luxury,
  • Nga’Moru Camp for mid range facilities accommodation
  • or UWA National Park Bandas for the mid range and Kakine Campsite for basic accommodation.

DAY 2

Take breakfast and go for a sunrise hiking through the Lamoj Mountains and the splendid Kidepo river valley dominated by borassus palm forest, startling savanna landscape and the stunning view of the Narus valley situated in the southwest of the park. To the north of Sudan at the Lotukei Mountains and the Morongole range which marks the southern boundary of the park and ending the trail at the Kanangorok hot spring with a view of a number of faunas that 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.

Will have Dinner and overnight either at :

  • Apoka Lodge for the luxury,
  • Nga’Moru Camp for mid range facilities accommodation
  • or UWA National Park Bandas for the mid range and Kakine Campsite for basic accommodation.

 

DAY 3

After breakfast, go for an early morning game drive and bird watching having a chance to see some of the rear bird and animal species like the cheetah and hunting dog, bat-eared fox and stripped hyena. The less common ungulates include klipspringer, dikdik and bride gazelle. Other large ungulates include zebras, Rothschild’s giraffes; antelope species you could encounter include roan antelope, bush buck, eland, and bohor reed buck and jackson hartebees buffaloes, elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, elephants and the jackal, among many others. Birds like the Karamoja apalis and the black breasted barbets, black-headed plover, black-bellied bustard, common buttonquail and flappet larks, harriers, red-winged lark, northern red bishops and white-winged widowbird among others.

Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon board your scheduled flight to Entebbe departing at 1500 hrs arriving at 1630 at Entebbe where you will be picked to Kampala or continue to connect for your scheduled flight in the evening.

Cost per person:   US$

Note : Cost Includes

  1. This excludes expenses of personal nature like Cigarette, telephone , tips, drinks
  2. It however includes:
  • local air ticket to Kidepo

.           Airstrip transfers

  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Ranger guide
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