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7 DAYS MURCHISON FALLS AND KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARKS

Day 1: Kampala-Gulu

After breakfast, you will drive to Gulu town in Northern Uganda. On the way, you will have a visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track white rhinos. Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is the home to the White Rhinos located about 175km on the Kampala Gulu Highway at Nakitoma Town centre and is the only Wild Rhinos in Uganda. The civil un-rest in Uganda in the 1970’s brought the Rhinos to extinction due to hunting, poaching, and increases in human population, the Rhino numbers decreased severely. It is said that the last Rhino in Uganda was seen in 1983. You will have an opportunity to cross river Nile and of course  kaluma falls before proceeding to Gulu town for overnight. We stop in Gulu town to break the would be long journey to Kidepo Valley National Park.

Drive time: 6-7 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Boma Hotel Gulu 

Day 2: Gulu-Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast preferably very early in the morning, drive to Kidepo Valley National Park. On your way, you will enjoy some scenic views of the few hills that separate Acholi Land and Karamoja, you will not miss the great Manyatas on the way, cross some few seasonal rivers and arrive Kidepo Valley National Park in time for Lunch, relaxation and an evening game drive in Narus Valley.

Drive time: 3-4 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Luxury; Lodge: Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange; Ngamoru Wilderness Camp

Budget; Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

 Day 3: Game drives in Narus Valley

After a warm cup of tea/coffee, drive to Narus Valley for your morning game drive. Narus Valley is popular for mammals such as elephants, giraffes, buffaloes antelopes, zebras and birds. Being the only permanent water point, many animals come to Narus valley to drink water and feed. It’s where you will find the largest buffalo herds than you can find anywhere on planet earth. Chances of spotting big cats hunting are very high as well. If lucky, you may spot the rare cheeters too. Return to the Lodge for lunch, relaxation and then return to Narus Valley for an evening game drive.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Luxury; Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange; Ngamoru Wilderness Camp

Budget; Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

Day 4: Visit to the Ik people and Hotsprings visit in Kidepo Valley

After breakfast, Hike to the Lomej Mountains, take leisurely walks through the Narus Vally, meet members of the endangered IK tribe and wander the splendid Kidepo River Valley between banks of borassus palm forest. Kidepo valley National Park is the best and you won’t be disappointed. The park has observation points with binoculars and it will be your pleasure to use one of them. Return to the Lodge for Lunch, short relaxation and then drive to Kidepo Valley to visit the hot springs, the Uganda-Sudan boarder and if lucky spot the giant Ostriches which are found in this place but have been seriously poached by Sudanese. There are seasonal rivers on this side so if it is a rainy season, get ready to be interrupted for few hours. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Luxury; Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange;Ngamoru Wilderness Camp

Budget;Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

Day Five: Kidepo Valley-Zziwa Rhino

After breakfast, you will drive from Kidepo Valley National Park to Murchison Falls National Park. You will enjoy an en route game drive through the northern section of the park popularly known as Para where you will have chances of spotting many mammals and if luck strikes, big cats hunting. Cross the ferry and overnight in the Park.

Drive time: 6-7 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Luxury; Paraa Safari Lodge

Midrange; Murchison River Lodge

Budget; Red Chilli rest camp

Day Six: Morning game drive and evening boat cruise

After breakfast, you will cross the ferry in case you spent the night on the southern side for a morning game drive in Paraa. Its at this time that most animals are feeding while predators are hunting. You will not miss out on spotting buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, hippos, antelopes and so much more. Depending on your luck of the day, you may spot large cats hunting as well. Return to the lodge for lunch followed by an afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls which are the strongest falls in the world. On this boat cruise, you will have an opportunity to spot many animals that include crocodiles, hippos, water birds, and other land animals that come to drink water from here. Return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Luxury; Baker’s Lodge

Midrange; Murchison River Lodge

Budget; Red Chilli Rest camp

Day Seven: Murchison Falls NP-Departure

After breakfast, you will drive back to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out of Uganda.  You may pass by the top of the falls to see the falls from the top. Lunch en route and drive to Entebbe International Airport.

 

NUMBER OF PEOPLE BUDGET MIDRANGE LUXURY
2 PAX USD 1740 USD 2195 USD2890
6PAX USD 1375 USD 1830 USD 2525
10PAX USD 1315 USD 1770 USD 2465
20PAX USD 1265 USD 1720 USD2415
30PAX USD 1250 USD 1705 USD 2400

 

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • Airport transfers,
  • Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle with fuel
  • Services of an English speaking local driver guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Game drives and boat activities in Murchison Falls
  • Game drives in Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Accommodation and meal plan as above
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Zziwa Rhino fees

Cost excludes

  • Uganda visa fees
  • International flights to and from Uganda
  • All expenses of personal nature such as drinks and tips
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