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The 3 days wild safari to Kidepo Valley National Park is the ideal holiday excursion for the avid adventurer. Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s furthest park located in the remote North – eastern part of the country, at the edge of Uganda’s border with Kenya and South Sudan. A Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo is a break from modern civilization; the memory of the hustle, bustle and din, characteristic of city life, gives away to tranquility as you approach the park.
The sight of the eminent Morungole mountain, the rugged open savannahs, the Narus and Kidepo valleys with their rivers, the seasonal oases, and the Kanangarok hot springs, is breath-taking. Also, this 3 days wild safari in Kidepo Valley National Park is your chance to encounter the over 86 mammals and 500 bird species that make their abode in the park.s various locations.
Entebbe International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Your 3 days wild safari to Uganda’s remote Kidepo Valley National Park will start with an experienced driver – guide picking you from a suitable location in Kampala. After a briefing about your 3 days wild safari in Kidepo Valley National Park, you will head out towards the North-eastern Uganda, taking the Soroti – Kotido – amuria route. The location of the park at Uganda’s border with Kenya and South Sudan is a 7 – 8 hours drive from Kampala – Uganda’s capital.
As you drive closer to Kidepo Valley National Park, rugged semi-arid valleys will spring into view. You will enjoy the sight of the open savannahs, the seasonal oases and the distant mountain ranges. A wild safari to Kidepo is a chance to encounter one of Africa’s finest wildernesses.
You will have lunch en-route and arrive at the park in the evening.
The second day of your 3 days Kidepo national park wild safari will begin with you having breakfast before heading out for a game drive in the park’s famous Narus valley. The valley attracts a high concentration of wildlife because of its water sources. A guided game drive through this prized area is your chance to see the; bat-eared Fox, aardwolf, striped hyena, caracal, klipspringer, cheetah, hunting dog, greater and lesser duku, among other carnivores species unique to Kidepo.
The other great mammals to see on this wild safari include; the African elephant, Rothschild’s giraffe, cape buffalo, bushbucks, zebras, oribi, Jackson’s hartebeest and Bush babies. You will also have a chance to sight the Kidepo and Narus rivers.
After Having lunch, you will embark on a cultural trail to the native Karamojong community. A wild safari to Kidepo is incomplete without encountering the nomadic Karamojongs. Cattle keeping and pastoralism is their life.
You will see their manyattas – kraals, the grinding stones, the local defence fences, and their cultural dance – edonga, among other things. You will be inspired by their culture and way of life. You will head back to your lodge for dinner and overnight in the late evening.
The last day of your wild safari will begin with an early breakfast before heading out to Kanangarok, a tepid hot spring located at the extreme north of the park. This spring is Kidepo’s most permanent source of water.
You will then embark on your journey back to Kampala. Your guide will ensure that you have a delicious lunch en route. You will reach Kampala in the late evening. This will mark the end of your 3 days Kidepo Valley National Park wild safari.