4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda

4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda

Safari Overview: 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda

This 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari is a 4 Days safari to Uganda’s Kidepo Valley National Park dubbed the “true African wilderness”.

Kidepo Valley National Park is such a unique destination, almost “untouched” and so scenic sitting within a valley surrounded by several mountains.

4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari

Kidepo Valley National Park Wildlife viewing safari

The park is located in the far north eastern part of Uganda just close to the border with South Sudan.

Being so distant from Kampala – Uganda’s capital at about 569km by road, the park has remained less visited as many tourists on Uganda safaris opt for a visit to the nearby parks. 

Your 4 days Kidepo safari starts from Kampala on a road drive that takes all of the first day.

Game drives and a nature walk are the activities you will involve in while at Kidepo Valley National Park. This tour is private and can be booked by an individual or group. This means you have your tour as requested.

Estimated at about USD 835 per person for 2 people sharing on a mid range accommodation, this trip can be undertaken any time of the year.

This safari to Kidepo is most recommended to be undertaken during the dry season in the months of September to March.

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Safari by day Highlight: 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 2: Have a morning game drive and evening nature walk in Kidepo Valley National Park 

Day 3: Undertake a morning game drive on a visit to the hot springs and have an evening game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 4: Drive back to Kampala marking end of your 4 days kidepo safari

Safari by day Itinerary: 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Tour Uganda

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National Park

On the first day of your safari to Kidepo Valley National Park be prepared to wake up early in order to start your long drive northwards. Latest 6:30am, you should be getting out of the city to avoid traffic jam. 

The drive takes you past several towns and you have a glimpse of the local livelihood in Uganda as you see natives go around with their daily work. Your Uganda wildlife safari guise will ensure to offer an explanation to any of your questions depending on anything you may get curious about during the drive.

Gulu town is where you will make your lunch stop for a maximum of about 1 hour. After lunch and a little relaxation, you get back in your safari vehicle for a drive towards the north on a good tarmac road till Kitgum town.154km from Kitgum to Kidepo Valley National Park are on a rough road and could be really dusty during the dry season. 

Drive time: 12 hours
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Accommodation options: Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge, Midrange/standard: Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Nga’moru wilderness camp, Budget/basic: Apoka Bandas

Day 2: Have a Morning game drive and evening nature walk

After a night in Kidepo, you wake up for breakfast then embark on a morning game drive in the plains of Kidepo. The game drive takes the Kakine circuit just close to Apoka, the trail may offer you a chance to see wildlife species including Buffaloes , warthogs, waterbucks, Jackson’s Hartebeests, Rock hyrax, Elands , Giraffes, Zebras, side striped jackal and many more.

Alongside wildlife you may also see several bird species. After the game drive, return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, you take a nature walk through the park. Along with a ranger guide, you walk within nature for about 2 hours. Return to your lodge for dinner and a night’ stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Accommodation options: Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge, Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Nga’moru wilderness camp, Budget: Apoka Bandas

Day 3: Undertake Morning game drive and visit to the hot springs and evening game drive

On your second morning at Kidepo Valley National Park, you’ll have breakfast then get back to the park for another morning game drive. This morning you take the circuit to the “hot springs” at the furthest point of the park. 

For this drive, ensure to carry insect repellent since there tsetse flies in some parts of this section. Many park endemics survive in this side of the park and you may sight the dik dik (smallest antelope), cheetah and birds like Ostriches. 

Going past the Kidepo River, you have an amazing view of the scenic mountains around the park. After this morning game drive, you return to the lodge for lunch and then relaxation. In the evening you go for your last game drive. Taking a different circuit still, expect to see more wildlife species.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Accommodation options: Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge, Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Nga’moru wilderness camp, Budget: Apoka Bandas

Day 4: Drive back to Kampala marking end of trip

On the last morning of your 4 days safari in Uganda to Kidepo, you have really early morning breakfast then embark on a drive back to Kampala. This time the drive is a little faster since there no many stops. You have Lunch most probably in Masindi then continue with the drive to Kampala. Your driver guide will ensure drop off at your accommodation facility.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Drive time: 12 hours

End of your 4 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari Uganda

Safari inclusions

  • Park entrance fees and taxes
  • Full board accommodation
  • Nature walk fees
  • Entrance fees & taxes
  • Game drives by 4×4 safari Vehicle
  • Accommodation & meals as indicated
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide
  • Bottled drinking water on board

Safari Exclusions

  • International flights & Visas
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Any changes to the itinerary 
  • Laundry
  • Optional Activity not included in the itinerary
  • Tourist insurance/ local health insurance

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