9 Days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

Overview of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

The exclusively planned 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks is wildlife encounter safari in Uganda to the open savannah combretum to North Eastern and northern Uganda. The tour features game drives and community tours at Kidepo valley national park, a game drive, boat cruise and hike at Murchison falls national park and Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

With all set to go, the tour starts with a pick-up from Entebbe international airport where your knowledgeable driver guide meets you for a drive to a lodging facility in Kampala-Uganda’s capital. Next morning, you continue with the drive to Moroto town in north eastern Uganda on a long road drive where after you continue to kidepo valley national 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 then after continue with the tour to Murchison falls national park. 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. On the last day of this Uganda safari, you are driven back to Entebbe international airport with a wildlife encounter stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking.

Highlights of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a professional driver guide picks you up for a transfer to a lodging facility in Kampala-Uganda’s capital.

Day 2: From Kampala, your driver guide picks you up early morning for a drive to Moroto town in the Karamojong region (about 9 hours’ drive).

Day 3: In the morning after breakfast, you continue with the drive to Kidepo Valley national Park, check in, have lunch and then go for an evening game drive.

Day 4: Early morning, you go for a game drive where you spend the whole day at the park specifically along the Narus river of Kidepo.

Day 5: In the morning you go for another game drive and visit to the kanangarok hot springs then visit the Karamojong community in the evening.

Day 6: After breakfast, you are driven to Gulu town in Northern Uganda where you spend the night at a close accommodation.

Day 7: From Gulu town, you are driven to Murchison Falls National Park arriving in the evening for check in and dinner at a booked accommodation.

Day 8: Early morning, you are driven through Murchison falls park on a game drive, have lunch, undertake an afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the thunderous falls and hike to the top of the falls.

Day 9: After breakfast, you are driven back to Entebbe International airport for a departure flight with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking on foot.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

Day 1 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

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, up country the next day.

Day 2 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

As early as possible, at around 6:00am, your driver guide will be at your lodging facility to pick you up for a drive to moroto town in North Eastern Uganda. You are driven for about 9 hours to the countryside off the beaten track, the trip is a bit tiring but worth it with the scenery offering you eyes more than amazing sights from the hilly regions to the vast plains of Karamoja. Arriving in the evening, you spend the night in Moroto town.

Day 3 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

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.9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

Day 4 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

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: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury/up-market), Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range), Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas (Budget/basic)

Day 5 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

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: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury/up-market), Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range), Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas (Budget/basic)

Day 6 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

After breakfast, you say goodbye to Kidepo valley park 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 and spend the night at an accommodation facility in Gulu town.

Day 7 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

From Gulu town, you are driven to Murchison Falls National Park on about a 4 hours drive. Arriving in the afternoon, 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 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

By 7:00am, 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.

9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury/up-market), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (Budget/basic)

Day 9 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

By morning, you have breakfast then be driven back to Entebbe international airport for an evening departure flight. You branch off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary after 2hours 30minutes drive for rhino tracking on foot for about 2 hours. The drive continues to Entebbe international airport for drop off as you depart for your way forward flight.

End of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley & Murchison Falls National Parks

A safari is best designed by your wish and many who would love to customize their tours to these parks with other parks, Mount Elgon national park for hiking and Bwindi impenetrable national park for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari are the best options.

 

 

 

 

 

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