7 Day Kidepo Valley and Murchison Falls safari

Overview

This is tour combines two great national parks in Uganda. It will take you to Kidepo Valley National Park for game drives, scenic Views and then to Murchison Falls National Park for game activities and boat cruises on the mighty River Nile.

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 drive in Narus Valley

Day 04: Morning game drive in Narus and Birding/hotspring visit in Kidepo Valley

Day 05: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park with an enroute game drive

Day 06: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise to the base of the falls

Day 07: Drive back 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

Detailed Itinerary

Day one: Kampala-Kitgum

After breakfast, you will drive to kitgum town in Northern Uganda. You will have an opportunity to cross river Nile and of course karuma falls before proceeding to Gulu for lunch and then kitgum town for overnight. We stop in kitgum town to breakdown 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 Ugand-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 Murchison Falls National Park. You will enjoy an enroute game drive through the northern section of the park popularly known as Para where you will have chances of spotting many mammals and if luck strikes, big cats hunting. Cross the ferry and overnight in the Park.

Drive time: 6-7 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Baker’s Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Mid Ranger) Red Chilli (Budget)

Day Six: Morning game drive and evening boat cruise

After breakfast, you will cross the ferry for an evening game drive in Paraa. Its at this time that most animals are feeding while predators are hunting. You will not miss out on spotting buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, hippos, antelopes and so much more. Depending on your luck of the day, you may spot large cats hunting as well. Return to the lodge for lunch followed by an afternoon boat cruise to the base of the might Victoria falls on River Nile. On this boat cruise, you will have an opportunity to spot many water birds that include crocodiles, hippos, water birds, and other land animals that come to drink water here. Return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Baker’s Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Mid Ranger) Red Chilli (Budget)

Day Seven: Murchison Falls NP-Departure

After breakfast, you will drive back to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out of Uganda.  You may passby the top of the falls to see the falls from the top or drive to Zziwa Sanctuary to track white Rhinos. Lunch enroute and drive to Entebbe International Airport.

Tour Prices

This is a private safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of people. Please contact our Safari consultants for a quote

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • Airport transfers,
  • Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle with fuel
  • Services of an English speaking local driver guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Game drives and boat activities in Murchison Falls
  • Game drives in Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Accommodation and meal plan as above
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Zziwa Rhino fees

Cost excludes

  • Uganda visa fees
  • International flights to and from Uganda
  • All expenses of personal nature such as drinks and tips

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