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5 Days Uganda wildlife road trip to Kidepo Valley national park

5 Day Uganda wildlife road trip to Kidepo Valley National ParkThis 5 Day Uganda wildlife road trip to Kidepo Valley National Park will take to Kidepo Valley National park which has some of the most amazing scenery in Uganda. You will find almost no tourists leaving you free to enjoy the park and its unique Savannah and wilderness. Kidepo Valley National park is famous for its lions relaxing on the rocks. With luck, you will spot cheetahs. Besides game drives in the Narus Valley, you can go for a guided bush walk with an armed ranger.

Highlights of 5 Day Uganda wildlife road trip

  • Game drives
  • Wildlife
  • Spectacular mountain and savannah views

Day 1: Transfer to Gulu

Today at 7am, your guide from Gorilla Link Tours will pick you up from Kampala. You will begin your journey to Gulu – the Northern part of the country. No planned activities for today, however you can take a walk around Gulu town.

Journey Time: 7 hours
Accommodation: Churchill Courts
Meal Plan: lunch and dinner

Churchill Courts
Churchill Courts is a comfortable hotel with air conditioned rooms which is very important since Gulu is very hot. Gulu is still new as far as tourism is concerned, so there are not yet many nice and cosy hotels.

Churchill Courts has spacious air conditioned rooms. The restaurant is basic but the menu is and the service is nice

Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo Valley national park – Evening game drive

Today after breakfast, at 7am, you will be transferred to the most remote national park in the Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park. Later in the evening, you will go for a game drive through the Narus Valley where you will see herds of buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras and hopefully some lions, leopard and the elusive cheetah.  Besides there are the many birds you might find along the way. You will experience African Wilderness with no crowds.

Journey Time: 5 hours
Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah lodge
Meal Plan: All meals

Kidepo Savannah Lodge is a mid range lodge located just 500M from the gate of Kidepo Valley National park, making it convenient for the park’s activities. It has 8 self contained safari tents and 9 non self contained ones but with a clean communal block with shared toilets and bathrooms. The lodge is furnished with local materials and has great views of the Kidepo area. There is also a restaurant and bar.

Day 3: Full day safari game drives

Today after a very heavy hearty breakfast, you will go for an exciting game drive across the Savannah, mountains and pure wilderness around you. You will see lots of animals.  You will have a game drive to Karankorog with lots of wildlife on the way.

You will come back for lunch at the lodge. After lunch in the evening, you will go for another game drive a long the Narus Valley, which is the prime area for wildlife. Expect to see lots of elephants, huge herds of buffalo, lions, and may different types of antelopes. You will come back to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah lodge
Meal Plan: All meals

Day 4: Cultural tour – Transfer to Gulu

Today after breakfast, you will go for a cultural tour to the Karamajong people to learn about the proud tribe and how they have refused most civilization. You will have an experiential visit with them, see their homesteads and also the kraal’s where their cattle are kept.

You will be transferred back to Gulu with en route lunch at Kitgmu hotel

Journey Time: 7 hours
Accommodation: Churchill Courts
Meal plan: All meals

Day 5: Transfer Back to Kampala

Today after breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala.

Accommodation for tonight is not included but if you want us to reserve it for you, let us know.

Journey Time: 7
Accommodation: Not included
Meal plan: Breakfast

Important to note
This is a private safari that can depart any time

Reservations of the hotels depend on availability

Reservations of lodges is only made after your payment

If lodges are fully booked, we book an alternative hotel in the same category after consulting you.

We use 4 x 4 WD safari customized minibuses with pop up roof for mid range tours. But a client can upgrade to a safari land cruiser

Cost includes

  • Transport in a 4WD minivan with pop-up roof for excellent safari view;
  • All fuel for the tour
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide
  • Accommodation as listed in the program
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • All activities described in the itinerary

Cost Excludes:

  • International air fares and entry visa Uganda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance;
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc;
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

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