The overview

This three-day safari takes you to Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda’s remote northeastern region. You will explore the park’s fauna as well as its gorgeous and extensive savannah scenery, hot springs, cultural encounters with the Karamojong people, and scenic drives on your journey to Kidepo National Park. Discover numerous species of wildlife, both mammals and birds, including four of the big five mammals, several antelope species, some primates, many big and small predators, and other mammals such as Rothschild giraffes, Zebras, and Warthogs, as well as over 475 bird species and 56 raptors such as the Tawny eagle, pygmy falcon, secretary bird, and vultures.

The detailed day by day Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Kampala hotel or residence and transfer to Kidepo in Kitgum

Wake up very early for breakfast, and our driver guide will pick you up from your home or hotel for a 9 to a 10-hour trip to Kidepo National Park via Kampala to Mbale to Moroto to Kabong to Kidepo. You will travel through the wide plains of eastern Uganda and tea plantation farms. The voyage will include multiple lunch and short rest stops in some gorgeous locations in the country’s east. Arrive in the evening to check into the lodge for leisure, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 2: Morning game drive and cultural encounter

Rise up early for breakfast, and afterward meet your guide for a morning game drive in Kidepo Valley. Enjoy views of the hills and expect to see a variety of animals, including cheetahs, which are only found in this park, Carry on the game drive to the magical Narus Valley, in which you will have many chances of seeing a variety of game, including herds of Cape Buffaloes, African elephants, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Klipspringer, Jackals, and lions. You return to the lodge for lunch and rest after the wildlife drive.

After lunch, go for an afternoon game drive to Kanangorok Hot Springs. On Uganda’s border with Sudan, these hot springs are located 11 kilometers beyond the Kidepo River. Though the hot springs won’t be the best in the world, they do provide stunning views of the mountains over the border; keep an eye out for ostriches and leopard tortoises along the route.  Following that, visit the Manyatta communities to meet the native Karamajong people, who will guide you through their traditional arts and crafts, daily activities such as farming and milking, and performances of culture by women’s groups. Meeting Mattanyas community groups is an incredible experience.  Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight rest

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala

Wake up to a leisurely breakfast before meeting your driver for the trip back to Kampala through Kitgum to Gulu to Kampala route, with a few stops along the way to ease yourself and stretch out your legs and for lunch. Arrive late in the evening in Kampala. You will be dropped off at a hotel in Kampala or at your residential place bringing this safari to a close.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch