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
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.
Day 3: Do a game drive and take a nature walk
End of the 4 days road trip safari to Kidepo Valley National airport
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.
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.