5-Day Kidepo Valley National Park Safari Tour

The 4-night/5-day Kidepo Valley National Park tour offers travellers a chance to see the natural and cultural highlights in eastern and northern Uganda.

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  • Duration: 5 Days
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What’s included

  • Transfer to/from Kampala
  • 4 nights accommodation (budget or luxury option)
  • English-speaking driver/safari guide
  • Guided safari tour in Kidepo Valley National Park 
  • Guided tour of Karamojong village 
  • National park fees, where applicable 
  • Meals as per itinerary 
  • Still water/ tea or coffee on gorilla trekking tour  

Description

This tour includes the world’s longest river, the source of the Nile, the magnificent Sipi Falls, ancient rock formations and painting and outstanding wildlife sightings on a safari tour of Kidepo National Park. 

Kidepo Valley National Park lies nestled in a semi-arid valley between Uganda’s border with Sudan and Kenya. It’s home to an incredible array of wildlife and a wide variety of birds. Uganda itself is renowned for its incredible biodiversity and this tour showcases the country’s magical sights.  

Highlights

  • Sezibwa Falls
  • Jinja; source of the Nile
  • Sipi Falls
  • Nyero Rock Paintings
  • Soroti rock formations
  • Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Karuma Falls  

Accommodation

Sipi River Lodge

Accommodation close to Sipi Falls

Sipi River Lodge offers travellers affordable accommodation in eastern Uganda at the foothills of Mount Elgon, close to Sipi Falls. It’s the perfect base for hikers climbing this magnificent mountain range. The region is renowned for its spectacular scenery, outstanding birdlife and coffee plantations that produce some of the best Arabica coffee brands in the world. 

Set in the beautiful grounds of a unique restored former residence, Sipi River Lodge consists of a main house and 7 separate chalets. The backdrop of the lodge is the magnificent Kapsurur Falls. 

Lacam Lodge

Accommodation close to Sipi Falls   

Lacam Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in eastern Uganda close to Sipi Falls. Built on the slopes of Mount Elgon, it’s the perfect place to stay if you’re in the area for a hiking expedition. The beauty of the area is awe-inspiring and the lodge is charmingly rustic. Children under 5 years stay for free and children aged 5-12 years are half-price. The rate for Lacam Lodge is full board, including a full English breakfast, 2-course lunch and a 4-course
dinner. 

Landmark Hotel

Accommodation in Soroti

32 rooms, sleeping up to 70 guests

Landmark Hotel is located a short 10-minute drive from Moru apesur Rock which is one of many massive rock formations that Soroti in Uganda is famous for. The hotel offers basic yet clean and comfortable accommodation suitable for travellers on a tight budget. Each room has an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower, a flatscreen TV with satellite channels, tea- and coffeemaking facilities and a private balcony. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available
in the reception area. 

Soroti Hotel 2001

Accommodation in Soroti

Soroti Hotel 2001 is a 3-starhotel located in the town of Soroti, offering affordable accommodation for travellers on a tight budget. It’s conveniently located on the foothills of Hilder’s Hill near the Catholic Church and Pamba Trading Centre which is a popular entertainment and leisure centre. 

Each room is ensuite and fully-equipped for a comfortable stay; including a flatscreen TV with satellite channels, mosquito nets and tea/coffeemaking facilities. 

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Affordable accommodation close to Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Savannah Lodge is located 33 kilometres from Kidepo Valley National Park in a spectacular savannah plains setting. The lodge boasts panoramic views of the magical Narus valley and Mount Morungole in the distance. 

Guests stay in beautifully-appointed tented chalets, fully-equipped for comfort and convenience. The main lodge has a decent grass-thatched restaurant and bar perched on the edge of the escarpment to make the most of the spectacular views.  

Apoka Lodge

Luxury accommodation in Kidepo Valley National Park

10 suites, sleeping up to 26 guests

Apoka Lodge is a magnificent luxury lodge located in south-central Kidepo Valley National Park, and is in fact the only safari lodge operating in the national park. It’s stylishly decorated, blending in with the natural savanna grass plains and rocky outcrops. The views from Apoka Lodge are breath-taking. 

Each ensuite chalet promises to be a blissful retreat; where you can soak in your outdoor bathtub under the stars or lie on the private veranda and watch the animals and birds passing by. The lodge features beautiful pieces handmade by local craftsmen and luxury touches such as hand-woven woolen carpets, extra-large plush towels and over-sized dressing gowns.  

The swimming pool at Apoka Lodge is carved out of a massive rock and is a central feature of the luxurious establishment. It’s an elegant and stylish safari lodge located in one of the most remote national parks in Africa.  

Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala - Jinja - Sipi Falls (275 Kilometers)

Guests collected at an agreed destination; either Entebbe International Airport or a hotel/guest house within the city precinct. Your journey to Sipi Falls in eastern Uganda is broken with a visit to Sezibwa Falls which forms part of the Kabaka trail and a stopover in Jinja to see the source of the Nile and the Speke and Gandhi monuments. 

Lunch in Jinja. This is a town in southern Uganda, located on the shore of Lake Victoria. The source of the Nile at Coronation Park is marked by a garden and a monument honoring British explorer John Hanning Speke. 

Continue mid-afternoon to Sipi Falls. This magnificent natural wonder is a series of 3 waterfalls that lie on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park close to Uganda’s border with Kenya. The Sipi Falls area is the starting point for hikes up Mount Elgon. 

Overnight at Sipi River Lodge (budget accommodation) or Lacam Lodge (luxury accommodation) close to Sipi Falls. Dinner served in the lodge restaurant. 

Includes: Dinner  

Day 2: Sipi Falls - Soroti (135 Kilometers)

 Early wake up and breakfast at hotel restaurant. Enjoy a leisurely hike to Sipi Falls. Lunch at your lodge and early afternoon spent exploring the site of the Nyero Rock Paintings. These are found in historic caves thought to be over 2 000 years old. 

Drive in air-conditioned vehicle to Soroti; arrive early evening and book into Landmark Hotel or Soroti Hotel. Dinner served in the hotel restaurant.  

Soroti is a town in Uganda that lies close to Lake Kyoga. It’s renowned for its incredible volcanic rockformations. 

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner  

Day 3: Soroti - Kidepo National Park (240 Kilometers)

Early wake-up (6h00) for breakfast. Spend a few hours enjoying a rock climbing activity and/or exploring the magical rock formations of Soroti. Depart late morning for Kidepo Valley National Park, stopping along the route for a light lunch.  

Overnight at Savannah Lodge or Apoka Lodge. Dinner in hotel restaurant.  

Includes: Breakfast and dinner  

Day 4: Kidepo Valley National Park

Early wake-up for sunrise safari tour of Kidepo Valley National Park. This is one of the most isolated protected wilderness areas in Uganda and renowned for its outstanding fauna and flora. 

Return late morning to your lodge for lunch and spend the afternoon visiting the Karamojong community to meet the local people of Uganda and learn more about their traditional way of life. Overnight at Savannah Lodge or Apoka Lodge. Dinner in hotel restaurant. 

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner  

Day 5: Kidepo Valley National Park - Kampala (410 Kilometers)

Your last day is spent driving back to Kampala. It’s a long drive broken with interesting stopovers at Gulu to see the Karuma Falls. For an extra fee, you can charter a private helicopter to take you to Entebbe Airport. 

Lunch at a viewpoint along the way. Arrive in Kampala late afternoon; drop off at Entebbe Airport or a hotel/guest house within the city precinct. 

Included: Breakfast  

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled flights to/from Kampala
  • Other domestic airfares 
  • All purchases of a personal nature 
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary  
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 
  • Laundry services 
  • Phone call and Wi-Fi charges
  • Extra activities/day excursions not included in itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if required  

Important information

Collected: Kampala (pre-arranged destination) 

Dropped-off: Kampala (pre-arranged destination)  

R 31,000 5 Days , Easy

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