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8 Day Kidepo & Murchison Wildlife Safari.

Meanwhile, by doing this for 8 Day Kidepo & Murchison Wildlife Safari in the North-East trip will give you the best of Murchison Falls National Park and Kidepo Valley National park.  It’s the best there is for anyone interested in the game and community encounter while on safari. 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.

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: Domestic flight to Kidepo Valley National Park:

You will drive to Entebbe international Airport for your domestic fight to Kidepo Valley National Park, you will drive to the lodge and have an afternoon game drive and later relaxation at the lodge and overnight.

Meal Plan: Full board.

Lodge: Kidepo Savannah lodge.

Day 2: Full day Game drives in Narus Valley:

After an early breakfast, you will drive to Narus Valley for your morning game drive. Narus Valley is popular for mammals such as elephants, giraffes, buffalo’s antelopes, zebras and birds. Being the only permanent water point, many animals come to Narus valley to drink water and feed. It’s 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 cheetahs too. Return to the Lodge for lunch, relaxation and then move back to Narus Valley for an evening game drive.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Lodge: Kidepo Savannah lodge.

Day 3: Game drive in Narus and Hot springs 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 is the best and you won’t 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-Sudan border, and if lucky spot the giant Ostriches which are found in this place but have been seriously poached by Sudanese. There are seasonal rivers on this side so if it is a rainy season, get ready to be interrupted for a few hours. Return to the lodge overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Lodge: Kidepo Savannah lodge.

Day 4; Community Experience with the IK and Karamojong communities:

Visiting the community will compete for your experience in Kidepo valley National Park, the dance and their unique culture in the ranges is worth a visit while in Kidepo Valley National Park. However, the Ilk communities gather in Villages that are fenced to avoid intruders and wild animals. Well as, they will dance, and take you through their culture and you will have an opportunity to get crafts as well.

Furthermore, you will visit the Karamojong homesteads, known as the Manyattas. While, here you will then have the opportunity to interact with the elders and get to know more about their culture and lifestyle as well as contributing by making donations of any kind towards their social welfare. As part of our sustainability practice, we take our clients to appreciate their lifestyle and daily activities which include grazing and milking cows. This is the perfect opportunity for those who like to immerse themselves in the cultures of the communities they visit.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Lodge: Kidepo Savannah lodge.

Day 5: Domestic flight to Murchison falls and drive to the top of the falls:

Afterward your breakfast, you will drive to the Airstrip for your domestic flight to Murchison Falls National Park in order to enjoy an en-route 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. And you will also have an afternoon game drive as well.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Lodge: Murchison River Lodge.

Day 6: Morning game drive and evening boat cruise:

Afterward your breakfast, you will then go for a morning game drive. It’s 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. While, depending on your luck of the day, you may spot large cats hunting as well. Then later on, you will return to the lodge for lunch followed by an afternoon boat cruise to the base of the might Victoria Falls on River Nile. Similarly, 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. Lastly, you will then return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Lodge: Murchison River Lodge.

Day 7: Delta Cruise on the Nile and afternoon game drive:

Early this morning, you will depart from the lodge with picnic Lunch and then transfer to catch the morning boat at the Jetty point. While on this boat cruise, you can spot several herds of buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Giraffes, Elephants, and several other wild animals that flock to the River Nile to drink water. Not forgetting the several bird species that can as well be spotted while on the boat. Meanwhile, you will in the afternoon have a game drive as you head to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Meal Plan: Full board.

Lodge: Murchison River Lodge.

Day 8: Domestic flight back to Entebbe to end the trip:

Afterward your breakfast, you will fly back to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out of Uganda.  However, you may pass by the top of the falls to see the falls from the top or drive to Zziwa Sanctuary to track white Rhinos.  Later on, you will then have lunch en route and drive to Entebbe International Airport.

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