7 Day Kidepo Wilderness Safari

Highlights:

Experience Africa’s true wilderness,

Discover Africa’s most scenic and award winning – Kidepo Valley park

Experience traditional life of karimajong warriors in a Karimojong village

Marvel at Sipi falls near Mt Elgon.

experience traditional Coffee aroma on a coffee tour

 

Day 1: Africa’s finest wilderness: Drive to Gulu and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 2: Drive to the Kidepo National Park

Day 3: Kidepo Valley National park- Morning and Evening Game Drive.

Day 4: Kidepo valley-Game Drive and Kanangorok Hot Springs

Day 5: Kotido-visit the Karamojong traditional manyattas in Nakapirimoru

Day 6: Sipi falls, Coffee tour

Day 7: Kampala-drive back to Kampala and Source of the Nile

 

Tour price: Please contact our tour consultant for detailed price information email: info@chigotours.com

Price Includes: Private transportation on 4×4 safari vehicle with gas and driver/guide, accommodation with meals mentioned on itinerary, Game drives in Kidepo, safari,   park entries.

Visit to Karamajong village, Coffee tour and visit to source of the river Nile.

Price  excludes: lunches, drinks, tips, items of personal nature, entertainment, any other optimal activity.

 

Day 1: Africa’s finest wilderness.

Drive to Gulu and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Get on road trip to Gulu, on the way after 3 hours we stop at Nakitoma – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (*for an optional Rhino tracking cost $45 per person), home to 22 white rhinos. The rhinos roam freely on 7000 hectares of land however  closely monitored 24 hours a day to protect them from poaching. Tracking and viewing the rhinos usually involves a short drive followed by 1 hour walking and viewing with a ranger. Closed shoes, long trousers and insect repellent are strongly recommended. You’ll be guided on foot by an ranger to visit Uganda’s most endangered creature –  the Southern White Rhino. This is the only place in Uganda where they still survive and breed with the hopes of one day being reintroduced back into one of the savannah parks. After tracking proceed to Gulu town for the overnight stay and dinner, accommodation options;

Medium: Boma Hotel, Churchill courts hotel,

Budget: Acholi inn

 

Day 2: Drive to the Kidepo National Park

On our Kidepo Valley National Park Tour, After a morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge and you will carry with you packed lunch as we drive to Kidepo Valley Africa’s finest wilderness through the plain lands of Acholi and partly Karamonja area.

Luxury/Midrange:  Kidepo Savana Lodge/Apoka lodge,( B,L,D)

Budget: Apoka Bandas,

 

Day 3: Kidepo Valley National park- Morning and Evening Game Drive.

Kidepo valley national park tour with an early morning breakfast, then catch up with the African sun rise proceed in a game drive;  enjoy sightings of herds of Elephants, Cape buffaloes, Giraffes, Lions and plenty more lunch at place of accommodation. In the afternoon we are joined by an expert ranger guide for a nature walk to explore the park on foot away from the steel clad of safari car sharing his knowledge of the Eco-system and also bring you closure to the animals.

 

Luxury/Midrange:  Kidepo Savana Lodge/Apoka lodge,( B,L,D)

Budget: Apoka UWA Bandas

 

Day 4: Kidepo valley-Game Drive and Kanangorok Hot Springs

Kidepo valley tour starts with an early morning breakfast, then catch the sun rise behind the mountain before flooding the valley then off for the game drive to the ostrich farm it’s not any man made occurrence, but given the massive number of the birds one would compare it to this along the we shall be able to view, herds of elephants, Cape buffaloes, Giraffes, Lions and then the hot springs at kanangorok, lunch at place of accommodation.

 

Luxury/Midrange:  Kidepo Savana Lodge/Apoka lodge,( B,L,D)

Budget: Apoka UWA Bandas

 

Day 5: Kotido-visit the Karamojong traditional manyattas in Nakapirimoru

After breakfast on our kidepo valley national park tour we drive to Kotido to the village of Nakapirimoru to visit the Karamojong traditional Manyattas (homesteads) this particular one is as comparable to a city once viewed from a higher elevation and is said to rank among the firsts in east Africa. The Karamonjong are a pastoral people and predominately breed cattle and goats, they are easily recognizable by their unique style of dress and beadings, our guide will take us through the homestead designs, local cuisines and meet the elders who will narrate the tribe’s folklore and beliefs. proceed and have overnight in Moroto.

Accommodation: Overnight Kara tunga guesthouse, ,( B,L,D)

 

Day 6: Sipi falls, Coffee tour

Our Kidepo valley national park tour takes you further south east toward the mountain Elgon region. early morning departure for Sipi falls with a lunch break in Soroti town, thereafter continue to Sipi falls. Today evening we go for a coffee tour. Experience ancient traditional way of processing coffee, from sorting, roasting to packing.

Luxury: Sipi river lodge,( B,L,D)

Budget: Noars Arc, sipi

 

Day 7: Kampala-drive back to Kampala and Source of the Nile

Our last day see us make our way to Kampala, with a stopover in Jinja to visit the legendary source of the river Nile, here you will take a boat ride to view the point where the river leaves Lake Victoria, on its journey to the Mediterranean sea. Proceed to Kampala/Entebbe.

End of Tour.

Additional safari information

This tour starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe, Uganda

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost!

 

Lodging mentioned in the itinerary depends on availability of rooms available at the time of booking. Reservations will only be made after your confirmed booking with us.

At the time of booking in the event that the listed hotel is fully booked or room unavailable, we will do our best to inform you and book a similar hotel of the same class available.