6 Day Kidepo Valley and Ziwa Rhinos Safari

Overview

This is an off the beaten track safari to Northern and North eastern Uganda. Kitgum town provides a good overnight break to the long journey to Kidepo. You will later drive to Kidepo valley

National Park where you will spend three nights exploring the might Park divided into two parts ie. the Narus valleys and the kidepo valley. On your return journey, you will spend one night at Zziwa

Rhino Sanctuary to track White Rhinos.

Travel plan

Day 01: Drive to kitgum town in Northern Uganda

Day 02: Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park for an evening game drive

Day 03: Morning and evening game drives in Narus Valley

Day 04: Morning game drive in Narus Valley and afternoon visit to Kidepo Valley

Day 05: Drive to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 06: Rhino tracking and transfer to Entebbe International Airport

 

Note the following

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Day-By-Day: Detailed Itinerary

Day one: Kampala-Gulu

After breakfast, you will drive to kitgum town in Northern Uganda. You will also have an opportunity to cross river Nile and of course karuma falls before proceeding to Gulu for lunch and kitgum town for overnight and to break the long journey to Kidepo Valley National Park.

Drive time: 6-7 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Boma Hotel Gulu

 

Day two: Kitgum-Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast preferably very early in the morning, drive to Kidepo Valley National Park. On your way,

you will enjoy some scenic views of the few hills that separate Acholi Land and Karamoja, you will not

miss the great Manyatas on the way, cross some few seasonal rivers and arrive Kidepo Valley National

Park in time for Lunch, relaxation and an evening game drive in Narus Valley.

Drive time: 3-4 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), Ngamoru Wilderness Camp (Mid range) Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

 

Day three: Game drives in Narus Valley

After a warm cup of tea/coffee, drive to Narus Valley for your morning game drive. Narus Valley is

popular for mammals such as elephants, giraffes, buffaloes antelopes, zebras and birds. Being the only

permanent water point, many animals come to Narus valley to drink water and feed. Its where you will

find the largest buffalo herds than you can find anywhere on planet earth. Chances of spotting big cats

hunting are very high as well. If lucky, you may spot the rare cheeter too. Return to the Lodge for lunch,

relaxation and then return to Narus Valley for an evening game drive.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), Ngamoru Wilderness Camp (Mid range) Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

 

Day Four: Game drive in Narus and Hotsprings visit in Kidepo Valley

After breakfast, drive to Narus valley to do an extra game drive to trace wildlife that you could have

missed on the two game drives done earlier on. Kidepo valley National Park are the best and you wont

be disappointed. The park has observation points with binoculars and it will be your pleasure to use one

of them. Return to the Lodge for Lunch, short relaxation and then drive to Kidepo Valley to visit the hot

springs, the Uganda South Sudan boarder and if lucky spot the giant Ostriches which are found in this place but

have been seriously poached by Sudanese. There seasonal rivers on this side so if it is a rainy season, get

ready to be interrupted for few hours. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), Ngamoru Wilderness Camp (Mid range) Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

 

Day Five: Kidepo Valley-Zziwa Rhino

After breakfast, you will drive from Kidepo Valley National Park to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino

tracking (That is if you did not visit Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary on your way to Kidepo Valley National Park.

You will stay at Amuka Safari Lodge.

Drive time: 7-8 Hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day Six: To Kampala-Entebbe International Airport

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the wild to track the few white rhinos in the sanctuary. White

rhinos were poached to extinction and they are now being re-introduced in Uganda and by tracking

them, you will be contributing to their conservation efforts. Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe

International Airport for your international departure flight out of Uganda.

Drive time: 3-4 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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