5 Days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park

Overview of the 5 days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park

This 5 days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park is exclusively a flight safari in Uganda to Kidepo valley national park taking off and landing in Entebbe international airport to Kidepo airstrip. This little visited park is a perfect African wilderness situated in the north eastern district of Kaabong close to the border with Sudan and Kenya.

Covering 1,442km2, the park is a vast wilderness that hosts numerous wildlife including over 77 mammal species with about 28 endemics to this park. The Bat-eared fox, carcal and klipspringer, lions, Elephants, maneless Zebras, Hyenas, Eland, Hartebeest and many more are some of the wildlife species in the park. 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.

This vast wilderness hosts the fastest land animal-the cheetah, the Ostrich can’t be seen anywhere else in its natural habitat in the country and probably the largest buffalo herd in Africa is seen in Kidepo valley national park.

Highlights of the 5 days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park

Day 1: You will depart from Entebbe international airport at 12:30 and arrive at kidepo airstrip at 14:45.

Day 2: You will spend the whole day in the wilderness in search of the wild animals.

Day 3: You will do a morning game drive, have a lunch break and then an evening game drive.

Day 4: You will go for a cultural tour to the IK people on mountain morungole for a whole day.

Day 5: You will have relaxed breakfast and then take your return flight to Entebbe international airport departing at 15:00 and arriving at 16:30.

Detailed itinerary of the 5 days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park

Day 1 of your 5 days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park

Your driver guide from your Uganda wildlife safari tour operator will transfer you to Entebbe international airport from your accommodation facility in Entebbe. You can also get to the departure flight immediately after an arrival flight. This chartered flight will take you about 2hrs 15 mins to Kidepo airstrip. Upon arrival you will check into your prior booked accommodation in Kidepo valley national park for a relaxed dinner and an overnight.

Day 2 of your 5 days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park

5 days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park

The whole of your second day on this safari, you will be in the wilderness in search of the wildlife in the park. You will have a lunch break after about a game drive of about 2-4 hours.

 

 

 

Day 3 of your 5 days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park

5 days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park

You will wake up to an early morning game drive alongside your driver guide and a park ranger for about 4 hours. This increases your chances of seeing several early risers that you didn’t see the previous day then go back to your hotel or lodge for lunch. You will later return for an evening game drive before returning for an overnight in your hotel for an overnight.

 

Day 4 of your 5 days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park

5 days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park

On your wildlife safari in Uganda to Kidepo valley national park, you will have the chance to visit one of the smallest tribes in Uganda. Spending a whole day on mount Morungole with the IK people is more than just reading a history book but experiencing history. Their lifestyle is unique and so much traditional African.

 

 

Day 5 of your 5 days fly in Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park

After a relaxed breakfast, you will be driven to Kidepo airstrip for a return flight to Entebbe international airport. This 1h 30min flight marks the end of your safari.

Uganda is blessed with a great wilderness and yet that’s not all. For Uganda gorilla trekking safaris, Bwindi impenetrable national park is the best destination alongside Mgahinga gorilla national park also a destination for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda.

Get lost in a wilderness and meet what you had never expected to. This 5 days relaxed safari offers all the opportunities.

 

 

 

2 days Kidepo valley national park Uganda wildlife safari

Overview of the 2 days Kidepo valley national park Uganda wildlife safari

This 2 days Kidepo valley national park Uganda wildlife safari is a short wildlife safari in Uganda that suits travelers who are within the Karamoja region and can access the park in a short time. Spending 2 days and 1 night in Africa’s best wilderness is more than just travel but a Uganda wildlife safari you will live to tell about. This safari to Uganda’s Kidepo national park takes you through the rugged savannah plains in the far north eastern Uganda’s border with South Sudan and western Kenya.

The park is unique and has a lot of endemics ranging from wildlife and bird species. The fastest land animal-the cheetah is only found in Kidepo, the Ostrich can’t be seen anywhere else in its natural habitat in the country and probably the largest buffalo herd in Africa.  More species include 77 mammal species, Bat-eared fox, carcal and klipspringer, lions, Elephants, maneless Zebras, Hyenas, Eland, Hartebeest and many more. 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.

2 days Kidepo valley national park Uganda wildlife safari highlights

Day 1: You will drive to Kidepo from Karenga, kaabong or Moroto and have an evening game drive.

Day 2: You will do a morning game drive through the vast plains and later return to your place of residence.

Detailed itinerary of the 2 days Kidepo valley national park Uganda wildlife safari

Day 1 of your 2 days Kidepo valley national park Uganda wildlife safari

Kidepo valley national park Uganda wildlife safariBy 7:00am, your professional driver guide will be at your residence to start your amazing journey to this great wilderness. Upon arrival, you will check into your prior booked accommodation in Kidepo national park and have lunch. In the evening, you will go for an evening game drive where you will sight various wildlife species in action till late in the evening then return to your accommodation facility for an overnight.

 

Day 2 of your 2 days Kidepo valley national park Uganda wildlife safari

Kidepo valley national park Uganda wildlife safariYou will go for an early morning game drive in search of the early morning risers. Get ready to sight several wildlife species during this amazing drive through a profusion of wildlife. This game drive lasts about 2-4 hours then after you return to your lodging facility for refreshment, lunch and then after return to your place of residence.

End of your 2 days Kidepo valley national park Uganda wildlife safari

 

Enjoy amazing safaris in Uganda within just 2 days including Uganda gorilla safaris in Bwindi forest national park or gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda to Mgahinga gorilla national park.

Have a feel of what an amazing African wilderness can offer you in just 2 days and leave with great memories.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda wildlife safari

Overview of the 5 Days Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda wildlife safari

This amazing 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda wildlife safari is a memorable 5 days Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo valley national park on a road trip to the best African wilderness. This safari features a drive through the vast beautiful savannah plains of northern Uganda, a visit to the Kanangarok hot springs, rare sightings and a cultural visit to the unique IK people. Positioned as a perfect Uganda safari destination, on a Kidepo valley national park safari you have a chance to sight hundreds of wildlife species on a game drive including rare species like the cheetah. On a cultural visit to the IK and Karamojong societies, you will have a chance to meet one of the unique and small tribes in Uganda filled with a lot of amazing cultures and traditions. Your exclusive 5 days wildlife safari in Uganda to Kidepo valley national park starts from Entebbe international airport with a pick up upon an early arrival by a professional driver guide. Afdter greeting and meeting, you will start the drive to Kitgum where you spend the night and continue to kidepo valley national park the next day. After 3 days of wilderness exploration and sleeping within the vast plains of Kidepo, you will return to Entebbe international airport  using a 4×4 safari land cruiser marking the end of your safari.

5 days Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda wildlife safari highlights

Day 1: Your driver guide will transfer you using a 4×4 safari land cruiser to Kitgum in northern Uganda where you spend an overnight.

Day 2: After early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kitgum, you will be driven for about 3 hours from Kitgum to Kidepo valley national park and then do an evening game drive.

Day 3: You will do a morning game drive, have a lunch break and then an evening game drive in Kidepo valley national park.

Day 4: After breakfast, you will visit the IK people on mountain morungole where you will spend the day interacting with the natives of this area.

Day 5: On this last day of your safari, you will embark on a full day drive back to Kampala after an early morning breakfast.

Detailed itinerary of the 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda wildlife safari

Day 1 of your 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda wildlife safari

As early as 7:00am your safari will start with a pick up by your professional driver guide and drive to Kitgum. From Kampala, kitgum is 434km away and the drive take about 6h 27min without stops. If you arrived early, you can do rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola as you drive to Kitgum. You proceed to with the drive to Kitgum where you rest, have dinner and an overnight.

Day 2 of your 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda wildlife safari

Uganda Safari in KidepoAfter having breakfast at your lodging facility in Kitgum,  you will drive to Kidepo valley national park for about  3 hours.Upon arrival, you will check in to your prefered booked accommodation in Kidepo valley national park. In the afternoon, you will go for an evening game drive through the park where you will sight several wildlife and bird species, after you will return to your lodge for an overnight stay.

Day 3 of your 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda wildlife safari

By 7:00am be ready to be driven to the park by your driver guide for an early morning game drive. The game drive lasts about 2-4 hours with great sightings of the early risers in action. Your ranger guide will drive you through the park in an open roof car as you take all the best pictures. After the game drive, you will have a lunch break then go back for an evening game drive. This full day in a much appreciated and less visited park is a Uganda tour experience that is unrivaled. You will spend the night at Apoka safari lodge.

 

Day 4 of your 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda wildlife safari

After a night of contemplating such a pristine wilderness, you will drive to Mount Morungole (2,479m above sea level) to visit the Ik people. This is one of the smallest tribes in Uganda found on this mountainous region of Karamoja and very diverse with a unique culture. You will spend the whole day with the Ik people and share lunch with the local people. You will return for an overnight at Apoka safari lodge.

 

 

Alternatively, if you can’t manage to hike to mount Morungole to visit the Ik people then you can drive to Sipi falls in kapchorwa where you can visit the three beautiful waterfalls where you spend the night then return to Kampala the next day via Jinja source of the Nile.

Day 5 of your 5 days Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda wildlife safari

On this 5th day of your tour to kidepo valley national park, you will finally have to leave these beautiful vast plains and return to Kampala. The long drive is a full day drive along beautiful landscapes back  Entebbe international airport for your departure flight.

Uganda spans on both sides of the equator from wildernesses to thick forests. In the far north east is Kidepo valley national park and in the far south west is the amazing Bwindi impenetrable national park which is popular as the Uganda gorilla trekking safari destination for those on gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda.

There’s no other wilderness like this anywhere close so planning to take a 5 days safari to a greatly appreciated wilderness is a rewarding safari in Uganda.

 

 

 

 

cultural tour to kidepo valley national park

4 days Uganda safari to Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley national park is a perfect African wilderness situated in the north eastern district of Kaabong close to the border with Sudan and Kenya. Covering 1,442km2, the park is a vast wilderness that hosts numerous wildlife including over 77 mammal species with about 28 endemics to this park. The fastest land animal-the cheetah, Bat-eared fox, carcal and klipspringer are residents of the park. The other big game of the park includes the lions, Elephants, maneless Zebras, giraffes, Hyenas, Eland, Hartebeest and probably Africa’s largest single herd of Buffaloes. There over 475 bird species in the park and home to a unique kind of people known as the Karamojong and IK. On a 4 days Uganda safari to Kidepo Valley National Park, you have a chance to explore all the beauty in the park based on any of the itineraries you choose below;

Different ways of planning a 4 days Uganda safari to Kidepo Valley National Park

A Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo Valley National Park can either be a fly in safari or a road trip, the choice is left for the traveler.

4 days fly in safari to Kidepo Valley National Park

Chartered flights are organized from Entebbe international airport to kidepo airport by Aerolink Uganda. Aerolink flights to Kidepo operate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Scheduled flights depart at 12:30pm from Entebbe and arrive at 14:45pm to Kidepo airport. Your driver guide will be waiting for you at kidepo airport.

Day 1: Flight from Entebbe to Kidepo and do an evening game drive

A driver guide will transfer you to Entebbe international airport from your hotel to board your flight to Kidepo Valley national airport.

Day 2: Do an early morning game drive and an evening cultural tour

In the morning you wake up to amazing breakfast in Kidepo then go for the game drive. This is the best time to sight wildlife up close. You will drive in different trails of the park and see numerous wildlife. In the evening you get a chance to interact with the natives of this region and see how their daily life is conducted.

Day 3: Do a mountain hike

Mount Morungole is 28.1km away from Kidepo valley national park and one of the best hiking destinations in north eastern Uganda. The mountain is 2,749 meters high and is a full day hike. You can choose to hike mount Napak within the Pian Upe wildlife reserve.

Day 4: Transfer back to Entebbe

After an early morning breakfast, you embark on a bird watching tour in Kidepo before return to Entebbe.

End of 4 days fly in safari to Kidepo Valley National Park

Alternatively

Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe international airport to kidepo airport and do an afternoon game drive.

Day 2: Do an early morning game drive and visit Karankorog Hot Springs in search for the ostriches (the largest bird).

Day 3: Wake up to another game drive then have a cultural tour in the evening to the Karamojong community.

Day 4: Do either a bird watching tour or nature walk in the morning then return to Entebbe international airport.

4 days road trip safari to Kidepo Valley National airport

Each destination always has a secret destination, travelling by road to Kidepo valley national park is the best way of enjoying your 4 days Uganda safari to Kidepo Valley National park. Kidepo Valley national park is 418km from Kampala-Uganda’s capital. This is how you can plan to visit the park in 4 days.

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National Park. It’s a whole day drive with lunch taken en route. The best route for the drive to Kidepo is via northern Uganda on Kampala-Karuma-Lira-Kotido-Kaabong-Kidepo road.

Day 2: Do a game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park. You can do a community tour in the evening.

4 days Uganda safari to Kidepo Valley National Park

Game drive

Day 3: Do a game drive and take a nature walk

Day 4: Drive back to Kampala. This time its best to take the eastern route via Kidepo-Kaabong-Kotido-Moroto-Sironko- Mbale-Kampala via Mount Elgon and Jinja source of the Nile.

End of the 4 days road trip safari to Kidepo Valley National airport

Alternatively

Day1: Arrival to Entebbe international airport and transfer to your hotel for an overnight. Depending on the time of arrival, you can do a short Kampala city tour before you go to your hotel for an overnight.

Day 2: Drive from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National park.

Day 3: Do an early morning game drive and evening cultural tour to the Karamojong community.

Day 4: Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe international airport for departure.

Or

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kitgum town.

Day 2: Drive from Kitgum town to Kidepo valley National park

Day 3: Do a morning game drive and return to Kitgum town

Day 4: Drive back to Kampala

For this itinerary, you can visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola district.

End of 4 days Uganda safari to Kidepo Valley national park.

This is the best park for a Uganda tour, you can’t be the one to miss out, choose what suits you today and start planning for your next safari destination.

 

3 Days fly in safari to Kidepo Valley National Park

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.

3 days fly in safari to Kidepo valley national park

Game drive in Kidepo valley national park

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
  • sunscreen
  • 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.

 

 

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