Ultimate Guide to Murchison Falls And Kidepo Full Itinerary + Tips

Ultimate Guide to Murchison Falls And Kidepo Full Itinerary. The north of Uganda is a haven for travelers with a penchant for breathtaking scenery, a wide variety of animals, and a hint of the uncharted wilderness of central Africa beyond the boundaries. You can have all the comforts of home while still engaging in true exploring at one of these luxurious lodges.

Detailed Itinerary: Murchison Falls And Kidepo

Day 1: Entebbe

A plane lands at Entebbe Airport internationally. After you clear immigration and get your bags, you can exit the airport and meet your driver outside the terminal doors. Getting to your accommodation for the night will just take ten minutes.

Overnight: Karibu Guest House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Murchison Falls

Your safari Murchison Falls And Kidepo will begin when your guide meets you after a full night’s sleep and breakfast. Travel north for 350 km (6-7 hours) across a scenic and diverse scenery to reach Murchison Falls National Park. Stop by the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on your way.

You can follow a guide as they track rhinos and safely watch them in their natural habitat. Stop by the rhino refuge for lunch before continuing on to Murchison Falls National Park.

The park’s namesake waterfalls, Murchison Falls, are another hour’s drive inside the park. Take in the breathtaking waterfall scenery before hopping on a boat safari that will transport you downstream to the picturesque Bakers Lodge.

Overnight: Bakers Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls, Uganda

A game drive along the Nile’s northern bank will kick off the day after an early breakfast. Many kinds of savannah woodland birds, as well as Rothschild giraffes, elephants, lions, waterbucks, oribis, and Jackson hartebeests, are likely to be seen. The elusive leopard may even be hiding in the underbrush, but only if you’re very fortunate.

Take a Nile boat in the afternoon to get up close and personal with the animals at the base of the falls. Get off the boat at the base of the falls and climb to the lookout point for breathtaking Nile views. Return to your lodging by meeting your guide.

Overnight: Bakers Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Murchison Falls

Head to the Budongo Forest Reserve on Murchison’s outskirts after a leisurely 45-minute drive after breakfast. Prior to venturing into the jungle, you and your chimpanzee trekking guides will meet for a briefing at 8 a.m. Although sightings are common, they are guaranteed. After spending an hour with the monkeys, you’ll make your way back to the sanctuary. Go on a game drive or just relax this afternoon.

Overnight: Bakers Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kidepo National Park

Upon your arrival at your accommodation, a driver will be waiting to transport you to Bugungu Airstrip, where your flight to Kidepo Valley National Park is scheduled to depart. The lodge safari guide from Apoka Safari Lodge will be waiting for you when you arrive. The lodge is where you will spend the following three nights. The lodge is in charge of all safari activities and schedules, but a late-afternoon safari drive in the park is what you can expect.

Overnight: Apoka Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Kidepo National Park

Safari in Kidepo National Park | Apoka Safari Lodge

Spending the entire day adventuring through Kidepo’s natural wilderness. This is the imagined Africa. The lodge guide and staff will go over the specifics and schedule of your two daily safari trips with you.

Overnight: Apoka Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Kidepo National Park

Another full day exploring Kidepo National Park

Overnight: Apoka Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Entebbe

Return to Entebbe by taking a flight after breakfast. The actual check-in time will be communicated by the lodge the night prior to your trip, as departure timings for internal flights can vary daily. The scheduled time is 09:10. Upon arrival at the other side, your driver will be waiting to take you to your overnight destination, Karibu Entebbe.

Overnight: Karibu Guest House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Return Home

Get on a plane back home by making your way to the international airport.

End of the Murchison Falls And Kidepo Itinerary


  • Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary . Drinks included at Bakers and Apoka
  • Scheduled internal flights and park entrance fees
  • Mineral water in the vehicle, tea and coffee in the vehicle
  • Ground Transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Land cruiser, with fuel and English speaking driver-guide


  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival & online)
  • Optional activities
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • Items of personal nature
  • Porterage Fees
  • Tips
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