6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari - Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls

Safari Overview:

The 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari is good safari packages that visitor on Uganda Safari should opt for. The Safari package enables you to explore the two outstanding protected areas in Uganda –the pearl of Africa. The 6 days Uganda wildlife safari starts from Kampala and it takes you to Kidepo Valley National park strategically positioned in the unexplored Karamoja region in the North Eastern part of Uganda .After exploring Uganda’s finest national park, it will connect you to Uganda’s largest national park-Murchison Falls National Park that is famous for its diverse game viewing, adventurous launch cruise and the powerful world Murchison Falls from which the park was named. The 6 days safari entails unique activities like wild game viewing, participating in the adventurous boat cruise, cultural tours, nature walks, and bird watching among others.

Safari Highlights

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Kidepo National Park

Day 2: Do an Early Morning Game drive & Evening cultural encounter.

Day 3: Do early morning Hiking/ Scenery viewing & Afternoon Nature walk

Day 4: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 5: Do early morning Game drive & afternoon Lunch cruise, hike to Murchison falls

Day 6-Do Rhino trekking in Ziwa Sanctuary & transfer to Kampala.

Description:

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Kidepo National Park.

After an early morning breakfast, depart from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National Park about 10-12 hours’ drive. The long drive journey takes you through the early morning traffic jam of Kampala City traversing through Luwero Triangle which was negatively affected by 1980's Ugandan Civil War. The drive will proceed through the open grasslands of Nakasongola District to Gulu town. On your arrival to Gulu town, you will have stopover for lunch and thereafter continue with the drive through Kitgum to Kidepo National Park. On arrival to the park, the driver guide will drive you direct to your pre-booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), UWA Bandas (Budget)

Day 2: Do an Early Morning Game drive & Evening cultural walk to visit the Local Community

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Immediately after taking an early morning breakfast, embark on highly rewarding game drive along the well-established Kidepo Valley national park tracks to Kanangorok hot spring. The park protects astounding diversity of wildlife species than other parks in Uganda. Of the 80 species of mammals recorded in the park, 28 are endemic to Kidepo Valley national park only. The game drive will enable you to have closer account of wildlife species like Elephant, burchell’s zebra, bush pig, warthog, Rothschild giraffe, cape buffalo, eland, bush buck, bush duskier, defassa water buck, bohor reed buck, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribibat-eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal, and cheetah, hunting dog. After partaking in this memorable activity, you will retire to your lodge for lunch, relaxation as you wait for an evening cultural walk. Embark on an evening cultural walk with the Karamajongoes local people living in the nearby areas of Kidepo Valley National Park. Cultural walk will widen you chances of enjoying the unique traditional dances such as the Emuya of the Naporre and Nyangia, ethnic groups and Larakaraka and Apiti dances of the Acholi. After the activity, retreat back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), UWA Bandas (Budget)

Day 3: Do early morning Hiking/ Scenery viewing & Afternoon Nature walk

Following an early morning cup of coffee, depart the lodge driving to Lamoji Mountains for hectic but highly rewarding hiking and Scenery viewing experience. The activity will take you through the mountains and savannah landscape of the park, the Narus valley where you may also meet some wildlife species and bird species. You will explore the magnificent Kidepo River Valley covered by Borassus palm forest, the Kanangorok hot springs and the Lotukei Mountains in the southern boundary of the park. Thereafter, retire back to your lodge for relaxation, lunch as you wait for an afternoon Nature walk. After lunch, you will embark on nature walk and this will take you to the Karamajong homesteads locally called manyattas and probably kraals to see traditional costumes, stools, spears headdress, knives, bows and arrows and jewelry. Retire back to the lodge after the activity, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), UWA Bandas (Budget)

Day 4: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

Depart Kidepo valley national park after taking an early morning breakfast to Murchison falls national park. The fascinating scenic drive will take you through wonderful savannah grasslands of Kitgum district to Gulu town .You will have stopover for thrilling traditional lunch in Gulu town and after which you will continue with the journey through Karuma checking into Murchison late in the evening like at 6-7pm.On arrival to the park, you will report your already reserved lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Do early morning Game drive & afternoon Lunch cruise, hike to Murchison falls.

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The early morning game drive in the well-established tracks of the Buligi, Albert and Queen’s in Murchison falls is very rewarding .The game drive done after an early morning cup of coffee will allow you to enjoy the views of wildlife species like elephants, Hippos, Buffaloes, leopards, waterbucks, Giraffes, Jacksons heartbeasts, Warthogs, Jackals and other game on the grassy hillsides at Nyamusika Cliffs. Retire back after the activity to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. After lunch, embark on memorable afternoon boat cruise in the pristine waters of the Victoria Nile. The boat cruise that sets off at 2:30pm starts from Paraa area and it usually lasts for 3-4 hours of adventure. It will offers you chance to encounter wild game such as hippos, Buffaloes, Crocodiles, Elephants when they are drinking in the river banks and also gives you closer glimpse of the different water bird species swimming in the banks sides of the river.

Accommodations: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Murchison falls River Lodge (Mid-Range/Standard) Red Chill guest house (Budget)

Day 6: Do Rhino trekking in Ziwa Sanctuary & Transfer to Kampala.

On this last day of the safari, you will wake up very early for an early morning breakfast before embarking on 70 kilometers drive from Murchison to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary .On arrival to the sanctuary, you will trek the only white Rhinos protected in Uganda. Rhino trekking will give you chance to meet the endangered species of Rhinos in Uganda and this will provide you full account of all the big five wildlife species in Uganda. After the activity, you will have your lunch and thereafter embark on the drive back to Kampala. On arrival to Kampala, the driver guide will drive you to your Kampala lodge or Entebbe airport for your flight back home if the flight schedule is on.

End of Safari.

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