Project Description


Trip Length

7 days

Trip Type

Trekking, Safari, Culture

Trip Start/End

Ziwa White Rhino Sanctuary – Murchison Falls National Park

Nearest Airport

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

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7 Days Murchison Falls & Kipedo Valley Tour

Day 1 – Kampala-Gulu

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

7 Days Murchison Falls & Kipedo Valley TourDay 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.

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), Ngamoru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range), Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

Day 3 – Game drives 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.

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), Ngamoru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range), Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

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.

Accommodation: Apoka SafariLodge (Luxury), Ngamoru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range), Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

Day 5 – Kidepo Valley

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.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range), Red Chilli Rest Camp (Budget)

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.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari odge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range), Red Chilli Rest Camp (Budget)

Day 7 – Murchison Falls NP-Departure

We return to Entebbe Airport for your departure flights from Uganda. You may pass by the top of Murchison falls to take in the vista. Lunch is offered en route to the airport.

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What’s included:

❭❭ 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

Visa requirements for Uganda

With effect from July 1, 2015, visa fees for entry into Uganda were revised as follows:

❭❭ Single Entry Visa                US$50
❭❭ Multiple Entry Visa            US$100
❭❭ East Africa Tourist Visa     US$100
❭❭ Government Officials         No fee
❭❭ Diplomatic Visa                   No fee

Please note:

All visa applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will not be processed and may result in delays.

Visa applications for holders of passports:

  1. Submit an online application here.
  2. Your passport must have been valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel and for 6 months after your expected departure from Uganda.
  3. You will need to submit a money order for the correct visa from the list above.
  4. You will need to submit a letter of invitation/introduction if you are travelling for business.
  5. You are required to present an international inoculation certificate against yellow fever at the point of entry in Uganda.
  6. Please enclose a prepaid, self-addressed UPS, FEDEX, DHL,USPS Priority or Express return envelope with your application. Regular envelopes are not accepted.

Visa applications for holders of travel documents

Holders of travel documents (not passports) issued by the U.S. Immigration Department to refugees are required to submit the following in addition to the above requirements.

  1. An invitation from the host legally residing in Uganda.
  2. A letter obtained by the host from the local authorities (e.g. Local Council Chairman) confirming he/she resides in that locality.
  3. A copy of the host’s photo ID such as a drivers licence, national ID card or passport.