10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

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10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

Overview of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

The 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari Uganda & Gorilla Tour Uganda is an exclusively planned Uganda wildlife tour to the best of the Savannah safari parks. Featured in this Uganda tour in Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Budongo Forest and a tour to Sipi falls on Mount Elgon National Park.

From Entebbe International Airport you are picked by a knowledgeable Uganda safari driver guide for a drive to a lodging facility in Kampala-Uganda’s capital where you continue from to Kapchorwa for a Sipi falls hike the next day. From Sipi the next morning, you continue with the drive to Moroto town in northeastern Uganda on a long road drive where after you continue to Kidepo Valley Park the next day. takes you past Uganda’s capital to the countryside arriving and spending a night in Gulu town. You spend 2 whole days in Kidepo on game drives and cultural tours Uganda then after continue with the tour to Murchison falls national park Uganda. You spend a night at Gulu town where after you continue to Murchison falls national park where you undertake a game drive, boat cruise and hike to the falls. From Murchison Falls National Park, you are driven to Budongo forest where you trek chimpanzees. On the last day of this Uganda safari tour, you are driven back to Entebbe international airport with a wildlife encounter stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking.

Highlights of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Mbale at the hotel that was prior booked for you

Day 2: Transfer to Sipi Falls in Kapchworwa

Day 3: Transfer to Moroto town

Day 4: Transfer from Moroto town to Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 5: Do a Game drive in the Narus valley, have a picnic lunch and an evening game drive

Day 6: Do a Game drive and cultural tour

Day 7: Transfer from Gulu to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 8: Do a Game drive and boat cruise along the Nile

Day 9: Enjoy a Chimpanzee trekking safari in Budongo

Day 10:  Transfer to Ziwa for Rhino tracking and drive back to Kampala

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

Day 1 of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

Arriving at Entebbe international airport, at the shores of Lake Victoria, a knowledgeable Uganda wildlife safari guide will be ready to welcome you and take you through your trip. After a briefing on the safari in Uganda, the drive to a lodging facility in Kampala starts. On arrival here, you check-in, have dinner and spend the night as you plan to continue with the drive, upcountry the next day.

Day 2 of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

Sipi Falls HikeAs early as possible, at around 6:00 am, your driver-guide will be at your lodging facility to pick you up for a drive to Kapchorwa district in North Eastern Uganda. Taking about 6 hours, you arrive in the afternoon check in to a booked accommodation facility and then after go for a Sipi falls hike. This is more than just a hike but an amazing walk in the natural landscapes of kapchorwa with plantations, caves and the beautiful falls for you to tour Uganda. In the evening after this experience, you return to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 3 of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

You wake to an experience like non, have breakfast in the calm countryside then after check out of your lodging facility for a drive to the heart of the Kidepo valley plains-Moroto. You are driven for about 5 hours to the untouched wild off the beaten track, going past the Karamoja homesteads. Arriving in the afternoon, you relax and spend the night in Moroto town.

Day 4 of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

From Moroto town, you have breakfast then embark on the drive to Kidepo Valley National park for your Uganda wildlife tour encounters. Arriving in the afternoon, you check-in, have lunch and then embark on an evening game drive within the plains of Kidepo Valley.

Day 5 of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

Early morning, you are transferred to Kidepo valley park for a game drive at the Narus river. This is the permanent water source at the park and definitely where to spot several wildlife species as they quench their thirst. You have picnic lunch and then undertake an evening game drive before returning to your lodging facility where you have dinner, refresh and spend the night.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/up-market: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/Basic: Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas

safari attraction in Kidepo ValleyDay 6 of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

In the morning, you go for another game drive to the park where you get the chance to sight the other wildlife species that you missed the previous day and visit the kanangarok hot springs.  With a lucky day, you could sight the cheetah which is the fastest land animal and endemic to Kidepo in Uganda and the ostrich.

In the evening, you have a moment with the diverse Karamojong community as they demonstrate their daily life skills within their homesteads, this is a moment you will wish to never miss. You return to your lodging facility for dinner and relaxation from the experiences of the attractions in Kidepo valley national park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/up-market: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/Basic: Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas

Day 7 of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

After breakfast, you say goodbye to Kidepo valley park with a small game drive and then embark on the drive to Murchison falls national park. This is not just a road trip but an en-route game drive, what you meet along the way is beautiful views and daily life activities. Arriving in the evening, you check in a relax for the rest of the evening at a prior booked accommodation in Murchison falls national park.

Day 8 of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

By 7:00 am, you are driven to Murchison falls park for a morning game drive with several wildlife species inclusive of which are elephants, lions, leopards, lions and giraffes. After the 2-4hours game drive, you have lunch then after go for an evening boat cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls. The boat cruise/launch trip takes about 2 hours and at the base of the thunderous falls is the start point for the hike to the falls of which the park derives its name. You meet your driver-guide at the top for a drive back to your lodging facility.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range/standard: Pakuba safari lodge

Budget/basic: Fort Murchison Lodge

Chimpanzee in ugandaDay 9 of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

From Murchison Falls Park you have driven to the adjacent Budongo Forest about 106km away on a 2 hours drive. You chimpanzee trekking in the afternoon as you search for man’s closest relatives being one of the most popular safari Uganda activities in the country and Budongo Forest being the best destination in the world for chimpanzee photography. You sight the chimpanzee’s chunk fruit and curiously play around for about 2 hours and leaving one of the best Uganda wildlife safari tour activities. You spend the night at an accommodation facility within Masindi town.

Day 10 of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

In the morning, you have breakfast then be driven back to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking on foot about 57km away on a 1 hours’ drive. You then spend about 2 hours tracking rhinos then continue with the drive to Entebbe international airport for an evening departure flight.

End of the 10 Days Kidepo National Park Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour Uganda

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