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6Day Kidepo Valley & Murchison Falls Budget Tour

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6-Day Kidepo Valley & Murchison Falls Budget Tour

6Day Kidepo Valley & Murchison Falls Budget Tour is a Combination of Murchison Falls NP & Kidepo Valley NP  well crafted to give a chance to a traveler on a low budget to go trek the Chimps at Budongo Forest which is a home to 6 seasoned families. Explore the wonders of Murchison falls from the top view point of the falls & on a boat cruise upstream the river, enjoy the game drives in the Murchison Falls NP as well as Kidepo valley you enjoy  watching animals like Elephants, Zebra, Bush Pigs, Rothschild Giraffes, Eland, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Buffalo, Oribi, Lion, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Black-backed and Side-backed Jackal. Kidepo is the best park in Africa for great buffalo herds!!  , the sand bed along River Kidepo, birding, Nature walks, hiking mountain Morungole among others. Lastly, will wind up with the token of Rhino Tracking at Zziwa Rhino home.

Kidepo Valley National Park.

Located  in the far north for the untouched wilderness and an experience with the Karamojong people.Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Uganda’s most remote and spectacular national parks, located in the northeastern part of the country. It is often referred to as the “Hidden Gem” or the “True African Wilderness” due to its untouched beauty and abundant wildlife. The park’s isolation has preserved its natural splendor, making it a unique and less-visited destination for safari enthusiasts. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including African elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, zebras, and various antelope species such as elands, oribis, and Jackson’s hartebeests. Kidepo is also an excellent destination for birdwatching, boasting over 475 bird species, making it a paradise for bird enthusiasts.

Murchison falls National Park.

The journey southwards will then take you to Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park commonly known as the nature wonders of Uganda. This is the starting point of the safari, and it promises exciting wildlife encounters. The combination of a game drive and a boat cruise on the Nile River offers an opportunity to see a wide variety of animals. Such as the iconic African Big Five (lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros).  Meanwhile, the Murchison Falls is where the Nile River squeezes through a narrow gorge and plummets into the Devil’s Cauldron, is a stunning natural spectacle.

Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

The sanctuary is situated approximately 176 kilometers (109 miles) north of the capital city, Kampala, and covers an area of about 7,000 hectares (17,300 acres). It provides a safe and secure environment for the rhinos to thrive and reproduce, as well as promoting education and awareness about rhino conservation.

 

 detailed guide

Day 1: Entebbe– Chimp Trekking in Budongo Forest

You will be picked up by your driver guide from your hotel and drive northwards to Budongo reserve for chimpanzee walking. The guide will explain to you each and every detail of concerning your trip along the way. Upon your arrival at Pabidi, have lunch at any lodge/restaurant of your choice as you prepare to go for Chimpanzee tracking.

As you track you will be guided by the ranger guides who are skilled and knowledgeable about these animals during this you will also be able to see various tree types like the mahogany, monkeys like vervet, olive monkeys, snakes and birds can also be spotted.

Afterwards, you will proceed to the famous Murchison falls to get the better experience of Victoria Nile forcing herself into a narrow clevises before pouring her water into a 43 meter deep. You will then head to Paraa making the end of your first day of the trip while overnight at Red Chili Hideaway even you can upgrade at Parra Safari Lodge, Bakers Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, and Murchison River Lodge.

Main Destination: Budongo Forest

 Accommodation Option:

Red Chili Rest Camp

Budget lodge

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 2: Game Drives & Boat Trip in Murchison Falls National Park

On this day wake up early and have break first, you will go for the game drive. During the drive you will be in position to see very many animals such as lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, water bucks and birds among others.

After the game drive at around 11:40 am, drive back to the lodge, relax/freshen up and have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise. while,6Day Kidepo Valley & Murchison Falls Budget Tour on the boat you will be able to see various Nile crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants along the banks of the Nile as well as different beautiful birds some singing in the trees such as the bee eaters, the colored kingfishers, the shoe billed stork and many others.

however, the boat ride will take you to the base/bottom of the Murchison Falls, when you reach here you will be able to see clearly the mighty waterfalls. furthermore, you could opt to go for hiking to the top where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you back to the lodge for overnight at Fort Murchison Tent

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation option:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge / Chobe Safari Lodge.
Mid-Range: Murchison River Lodge / Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Budget: Red chili Hideaway.

Meals plan:

Break first & Lunch as well as Dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park – Kidepo Valley National Park

After an early morning break fast, you will start your journey to Kidepo Valley National Park. On arrival in Kidepo Valley National Park, if time allows you will begin with an evening game drive. Kidepo Valley National Park harbors a lot of wildlife that can’t be found elsewhere in Uganda making it one of the best places for wildlife viewing in the country. This national park is still virgin and has a lot to offer to tourists. Overnight will be at Apoka Uma Banda’s Budget. Upgrade available at Kidepo Savannah Lodge Midrange, Apoka Safari Lodge Luxury.

Main Destination : Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Kidepo Savannah Safari Tent

Mid-Range: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 4: Game Viewing at Kidepo Valley National Park

After an early morning break first, we’ll set off for a 2 to 3 hours morning game drive to Kidepo Valley National Park as we search for lions, the extinct cheetahs and leopards. After the morning game drive, we shall return to the safari Banda’s Lodge for another breakfast then relax as we wait for the afternoon activity.

In the afternoon, we’ll briefly visit the Karamojong for a cultural trail and have another evening game drive that is packed with lots of wildlife. Overnight will be at Apoka Uma Banda Budget. Upgrade available at Kidepo Savannah Lodge Midrange, Apoka Safari Lodge Luxury.

Main Destination : Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Kidepo Savannah Safari Tent

Mid-Range: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 5: Kidepo Valley – Gulu

After an early morning break first, we’ll set off for a farewell 2 to 3 hours morning game drive to Kidepo Valley National Park as we try again for our last chance to see lions, the extinct cheetahs and leopards. After the morning game drive, we will embark on the tour driving to Gulu. It’s quite a pleasant stop, with friendly locals, a relaxed feel and nice spots to hang out. The largest town in northern Uganda, it was one of the hardest hit during the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) conflict. while overnight will be at Acholi Inn.

Main Destination  Gulu (City)

Accommodation Option:

Acholi Inn

Budget hotel located in or near Gulu

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 6: Gulu – Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Kampala/Entebbe

After your Break first, we will embark on the journey to Kampala/Entebbe, we will have a stop at Zziwa Rhino home for Rhino Tracking and thereafter proceed to Kampala/Entebbe marking the End of your 6 Day Kidepo Valley National Park & Murchison Falls National Park Budget Tour. lastly, your guide driver will drop you at your desired place in Kampala or Entebbe or he will drop you at the airport for your outbound departure time.

Main Destination Zziwa Rhino home

 Accommodation option: No accommodation(end of tour)

Meals plan:

Break first(lunch and dinner)

Water and fruits throughout

furthermore, the additional room can be arranged for an extra cost.

while, you’ll be dropped off at the airport for your flight back home.

We hope to see you again….and thanks for specifically choosing Bonobos African Safari Holidays!!

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