Kidepo valley national park is the best safari park in Uganda and the best pristine wilderness in Africa. Situated far north eastern Uganda-about 450km from Kampala-Uganda, this distance is one of the reasons why the park has held its beauty for long. A Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo Valley National Park is the only opportunity for any tourist to define a wilderness at its best in Africa. Being distant from the capital the park is little visited by tourists on short Uganda safaris leaving the park with a lot of un beaten tracks. Only those who take time to travel to this park can explain the beauty in these vast plains. When something is worth touring, we do anything possible to get you closer to mother nature, these 3 days fly in safari to Kidepo valley national park will help you spend a little worth time at the park. This fly in safari starts and ends in Entebbe International airport.
Kidepo national park is home to over 86 mammal species with about 28 endemics to the park. Wildlife in Kidepo includes herds of more than 4,000 buffalos (probably Africa’s largest single buffalo herd), elephants, fastest land animal-the cheetah, Bat-eared fox, caracal, klipspringer, lions, Maneless Zebras (ranging from North west Kenya and South Sudan), giraffe, Hyenas, Elands and Hartebeest. Along with wildlife, birds total to more than 475 bird species including the Ostrich, Black-breasted Barbet and Karamoja Apallis that are endemic to this park. What to see in Kidepo valley national park are as diverse as the vast wilderness itself.
Highlights of the 3 Days fly in safari to Kidepo Valley National Park
Day 1: Fly to Kidepo valley national park from Entebbe international airport and have an afternoon game drive.
Day 2: Do an early morning game drive and have an evening community tour
Day 3: Do a morning game drive and fly back to Entebbe
Details of the 3 Days fly in safari to Kidepo Valley National Park
Day 1: Chartered flights to Kidepo Valley National Park are organized by AEROLINK Uganda from Entebbe International airport. AEROLINK operates on Wednesday Friday and Sunday. You either fly in to Kidepo valley national park on Wednesday and return on Friday or fly in on Friday and return to Entebbe on Sunday. Scheduled flights depart at 12:30pm from Entebbe and arrive at 14:45pm. Your driver guide will be waiting for you at kidepo airport.
Day 2: The day starts with an early morning game drive. The morning game drive starts at 7:00am and the more time you spend in the almost endless wilderness, the more amazing experiences. Wildlife game drives are a perfect Uganda safari activity in this wild game packed safari park. The park with its rugged savanna allows the drive through the open park easy with sighting of the lions that maybe on the valley’s various rocks. Other game that can be sighted at the park are the elephants, leopards, bush duiker, jackal, bush buck, buffalo all together with the uniqueness of this land. In the evening, a visit to the communities around Kidepo including the Karamojong and IK people is an exclusive experience. Their cultures are rich with a lot of experiences as they sing, dance and demonstrate their daily lifestyle.
Day 3: On the third day of your safari, you do a morning game drive. This increases a chance of sighting the animals you didn’t see the previous day. In the afternoon you take return flight to Entebbe International airport leaving Kidepo at 15:00pm and arrive at Entebbe at 16:30pm.
You can also decide to hike mount Morungole during your safari.
Flying to Kidepo valley national park takes 2hrs 15mins compared to the 12 hours road drive. Accommodation is offered at Apoka rest camp (prior booked) just within the wilderness.
This return flight marks the end of the 3 days fly in safari to Kidepo Valley National Park.
For all prior bookings and planning, a tour operator in Kidepo valley national park can do it best with help on customizing your safari.
What to carry for the 3 Days fly in safari to Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo isn’t densely forested and cooler like the western region popular for Uganda gorilla safaris. This is what you can carry for your 3 Days fly in safari to Kidepo Valley National Park
- Carry light clothes
- light shoes (there’s no hike)
- A hat (round) for protection from the scorching sun
- Camera for wildlife photography
- Binoculars for bird watching
Many have attested to the greatness of this beautiful scenic park, you can’t be the one to miss out. Time can’t be the reason anymore.