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Murchison Falls and Kipedo Valley – 7 Days
Murchison Falls and Kipedo Valley – 7 Dayschris2022-06-09T13:38:56+00:00
Trekking, Safari, Culture
Ziwa White Rhino Sanctuary – Murchison Falls National Park
Entebbe International Airport
This 7 Days Murchison Falls & Kipedo Valley Tour transfers you to Murchison Falls and Kidepo valley national parks for memorable experiences.
If you’re looking to get close to never-before-seen creatures, a detailed journey of two of Uganda’s most treasured national parks may be what you’re after. The tour kicks off with a visit to Uganda’s only rhino population before we journey to Kidepo National Park. The unique feature of this park is the two distinctly different Kidepo and Narus valleys and the different ecosystems that characterise them.
Towards the end of the tour, you’ll transfer to Murchison Falls which is a prime location to spot hippos and crocodiles on the portion of the Nile which lies within. Don’t forget that throughout, you will always find plentiful opportunities to spot birds and creatures hidden in the midst of the thick forests.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary | Kidepo Valley National Park | Murchison Falls
Ziwa Rhino trek | Narus Valley morning and evening game drive | Lomej mountain hike | Meeting the Ik | Paraa game drive | Paraa ferry | Murchison Falls cruise
Ziwa white rhinos | Manyatas and Kidepo valley views | Kidepo valley wildlife | The Ik people | Kidepo hot springs | Ostriches | The ‘devil’s cauldron’ | Murchison Falls summit
You will visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, where the only wild rhinos in Uganda are found, on the drive to Gulu town in Northern Uganda. You will have an opportunity to cross the Nile and kaluma falls before proceeding to Gulu town to stay overnight to break up the 6-7 hours driving time to Kidepo Valley National Park.
Accommodation: Boma Hotel Gulu
Day 2 – Gulu-Kidepo Valley National Park
We carry on the rest of the way to Kidepo Valley National Park. On your way, are some scenic views and the great Manyatas before we cross some seasonal rivers and arrive in time for lunch, and the day is topped off with an evening game drive in Narus Valley.
We travel to Narus Valley for a morning game drive where many animals come to drink and feed. Here you’ll find the largest buffalo herds on earth, and if lucky, cheetahs too. Then it’s back to the Lodge for lunch and we finally return to Narus Valley for an evening game drive.
Day 4 – Visit to the Ik people and Hotsprings visit in Kidepo Valley
Hike the Lomej Mountains to meet members of the endangered IK tribe. The park has binocular observation points for the stunning views. Back to the lodge for lunch, then drive to Kidepo Valley to visit the hot springs, the Uganda-Sudan border and to spot the giant Ostriches there. Lastly, return to the lodge to sleep.
After breakfast, we drive from Kidepo Valley to Murchison Falls. There is an en route game drive through the north of the park (Paraa) where you may spot many mammals and if lucky, big cats hunting. Cross the ferry and stay overnight in the Park.
Day 6 – Morning game drive and evening boat cruise
In the morning, there’s a ferry for those who spent the night on the southern side for a morning game drive in Paraa. Then an afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls. You may spot crocodiles, hippos, water birds, and other land animals that come to drink water from here. Finally, return to the lodge to eat and sleep.
❭❭ 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
What’s not included:
❭❭ Uganda visa fees ❭❭ International flights to and from Uganda ❭❭ All expenses of personal nature such as drinks and tips