3 Days Kidepo Valley safari goes one of the most beautiful Savannah National parks. Kidepo Valley National Park is located in North Eastern Uganda.
About The 3 Day Kidepo Valley Safari
The Kidepo Valley safari goes to a park characterized by Savannah grassland and riverine Borusus forest. This is mainly on the seasonal Kidepo valley. There are also flood plains, Bushes and Scrubland and the short Parkland savannah. There are forests on the mountain ranges of Morungole and Lonyili. The Kidepo Valley safari enables you to see a variety of habitants and associated wild life species.
Wildlife to be seen on Kidepo Valley safari includes lions, leopards and elephant. You may also see Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests and oribis. Other cats to be seen on Kidepo Valley safari include leopards and Cheetahs. Birding is another activity when on Kidepo Valley safari.
There is a lot of bird life that include the lilac, abssynia rollers and blacksmith plovers. You can also find spawinged plovers, the ground hornbills, the Kori bustard and the Secretary bird. The mountain buzzards, Herons, Eggrets, and the lovely Ostrich are among the birds for those on Kidepo Valley safari.
To the extreme northern part of the park lies the Kananarok hot spring. A Kidepo Valley safari is a worthy venture especially if you are to avoid the crowds. On this Kidepo Valley safari you will visit Uganda’s most isolated and magnificent national park. Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses.
Highlights of the Kidepo Valley Safari
The highlights of the 3 day Kidepo Valley safari include:
- Game drives
- Cultural village tour
- Nature Walks
3 Day Uganda Safari Itinerary
Day 1: ENTEBBE – KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Meet and greet by our Uganda safari representative. A briefing on the Kidepo Valley safari will follow. You will then enjoy a transfer you to Entebbe International airport to catch your flight to Kidepo Airstrip.
You will be able to appreciate and enjoy the vast beautiful landscapes. This includes the green vegetation that is so hypnotizing and will draw you to look harder. There is definitely so much unseen, and plenty undiscovered within those landscapes. These can only be appreciated from above.
You will be met on arrival by our driver- guide. He will transfer you with game drive en-route to your place of accommodation in Kidepo Valley National Park. An afternoon game drive will introduce you to much of Kidepo’s wildlife. Return to you Apoka Safari Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Wake up to a Kidepo Valley safari day filled with rhythm of Nature and Sunrise. It is said that those that do not appreciate the morning do not enjoy the day. After breakfast, you will embark on a morning game drive. It is truly a beautiful hour for a game drive.
Most animals are free and high spirited in the mornings. This will therefore be a good opportunity to see most of them.
You will then embark on a mid morning game drive as you head to Kanangorok hot spring. Here a number of animals can be seen. They include the big cats and herbivores. You will also observe birds wandering around like the Ostriches.
This section of the park also commands amazing sceneries of Mountains across the border in Sudan. The view is breath-taking and the memories will stick as if they are magical. Perhaps these lands are magical! After, you will return to your in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK – ENTEBBE
After breakfast, with your packed lunch you will visit Lorokul cultural group. Here you will explore the fascinating ancient culture of the Karamojong. The Karamajong are famous for their ability to maintain their traditional ways. This is despite the modern influences of today’s society and they are notorious for cattle herding.
This remote tribe is located outside Kidepo valley National Park. You will walk with the guides through their manyatta (homesteads). You will learn how these people make their beads and other traditional jewelry.
Also, you will get to understand the social importance engraved in body piercings and body designs. The tour won’t be complete without sampling local dishes.
You may also hear stories of the folklore of the remote tribe. Later you will be dropped off at Kidepo airstrip to catch your flight back to Entebbe international airport. You will be met and have a transfer you back to your hotel.
End of 3 Days Kidepo Valley Safari in Uganda
3 Day Kidepo Valley Safari in Uganda Costs
The 3 Day Kidepo Valley Safari cost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- Park entrance fees
- Private safari-vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- Return flight Entebbe – Kidepo Valley – Entebbe
- Game drives as per program
- Park access fees
- Cultural village tour
- Nature walk
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 3 Day Uganda Safari cost does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 3 Day Kidepo Valley Safari
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Sun Screen
- Insect Repellant
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots
Your Uganda Safari Safari Destination
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley safari goes to a Uganda National Park is situated in north-east Uganda. This is a very remote area, and worth considering for a safari well off the beaten track. Kidepo contains an astounding diversity of mammals, more so than any other park in all Uganda.
The national park covers 1,442 square kilometres. It was gazetted as a game reserve in 1958 and achieved its current status four years later, in 1962. It boasts a variety of geographical features, including sprawling savanna, semi-desert, palm-lined streams, and open woods.
There are two valleys – Kidepo and Narus. The latter is particularly popular with wildlife! The park is surrounded by mountains and has a modest range of accommodation – it has a highly exclusive feel.
Wildlife to be Seen
Predators include lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, wild dog, bat-eared fox, and a couple of jackal species – black-backed and side-striped. Huge herds of buffalo roam the plains, as do elephant, zebra, and the rare Rothschild’s giraffe.
A grand total of 12 types of antelope are in residence too, among them eland, oribi, klipspringer, Jackson’s hartebeest, and hundred Uganda kobs brought in from Murchison Falls N.P. There are even five primate species, such as the patas monkey. Presently there are no rhino, but plans are afoot to reintroduce white rhino – watch this space!
The birdlife of Kidepo is worth a mention as well. Over four hundred types of feathery friend live here, rising to almost five hundred during the migration months of November through to April.
Prevalent species to be seen on the Kidepo Valley safari include ostrich, kori bustard, red-and-yellow barbet, and little bee-eater, alongside a plethora of specials – pygmy falcon, white-eyed kestrel, golden pipit, rose-ringed parakeet, and many more. The park is nothing short of a birder’s dream!
Accommodation on the 3 Day Kidepo Valley Safari
Apoka Safari Lodge
The idyllic Apoka Lodge sits in perfect harmony with its surrounding Kidepo National Park. This is a place to lose yourself in golden plains, infinite skies, and iconic wildlife when on Kidepo Valley safari. Escape reality and reconnect with nature on this unrivalled safari experience in Uganda’s most remote and picturesque Lodge.
The rooms at Apoka have been built with comfort in mind. Everything is handmade by local craftsmen, everything is large and capacious. 10 expansive rooms with natural canvas walls surround a rocky kopje with endless views across the savannah.
With inside sitting rooms and private verandas there are plenty of places to relax, read and sprawl. Big hand-hewn beds with soft duvets are draped with mosquito nets, hand-woven woolen carpets, extra large plush towels, over-sized dressing gowns…you may be as far away from the city as you’ll ever be, but you won’t miss a thing.
Step outside to a sheltered terrace and slip into your own outdoor stone bathtub. This is big enough to fit the whole family on Kidepo Valley safari.
The swimming pool at Apoka Lodge – deep and cool – has been carved out of the big rock. This is the kind of pool that makes you want to jump in, splashing and yelling, feeling like a kid again.