7 Days Big 5 Better Budget Private Kidepo Valley National Park Safari – including Murchison Falls National Park
There is not other park in Africa such as Kidepo Valley National Park – rugged, remote, undiscovered, off the tourist path, home to some of the most fabulous wildlife in Uganda and by including Murchison Falls National Park with the River Nile it becomes the perfect African Wildlife Safari.
Kidepo Valley National Park borders Southern Sudan and Kenya. Most safari enthusiasts never reach this wonderful place of mystery and wonders. Murchison Falls Park is one of the top Uganda Safari Destination. We have joined the best of the rawness of Kidepo Valley Park and the largest park in Uganda – Murchison Falls Park. A 7 Day Safari into the most rugged Area of Uganda – Kidepo Valley National Park-The most remote Park in Africa and Murchison Falls National Park including Chimpanzee Tracking at Budongo Forest and Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Day One: We pick you up at your accommodation in Kampala for your African Adventure Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park, the most remote part of Uganda.
Our Destination for the day is the town of Kitgum in Northern Uganda – the journey will be Uganda 101 – an introduction to the Pearl of Africa by vehicle which in this case is a sturdy four by four safari vehicle with pop-up roof. The journey will be an all-day one with lunch along the way and a reason Kidepo Valley Park is the unvisited park in Uganda. Those that are hardy and determined enough to make the arduous are rewarded by some of the abundant and scenic wildlife parks in East Africa.
We have lunch along the way and arrive at Fugly’s Hotel in Kitgum where we check in and you can take advantage of the pool and take a refreshing and rewarding Swim. Fugly’s is a better budget hotel accommodation and it is the best in the Kitgum area.
Dinner at Fugly’s which is known for good and ample food in the area and a favorite with ex-pats who live in the area working with various NGO’s.
Get a good night’s rest- tomorrow your adventure in the African Wild begins
Day Two: Early morning breakfast at Fugly’s and then we are off to Kidepo Valley National Park – the most remote and unvisited wildlife park in East Africa. We arrive at Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp before lunch where we check in to one of the tents or Cabanas.
The rooms are self-contained with bath, and no matter whether you stay in a Cabana or Tent there is a magnificent view of the park all around you. Even having lunch you will see wildlife while enjoying your meal. This is the wilderness and you are right in it at Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp.
Afternoon – Guided Nature Walk – Hike during which one can see a lot of wildlife accompanied by a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger who knows the paths you will be on and the wildlife and where to find it on that day. Always remember that you are in the wild and what you will see is unpredictable but always most enjoyable.
Dinner at Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp where you will enjoy the sunset and then the sights and sounds of the African Night in the Wilderness of Kidepo Valley National Park
Day Three: Arise to a fabulous breakfast and a cup of coffee or tea while you peruse the landscape and wildlife around you in the remotest corner of Uganda and yet it is in class and style. The perfect African dream vacation.
Early Morning Game Drive through the Narus Valley where you will sight herds of buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras and hopefully some lions, leopard and the elusive cheetah. Besides that there are the many birds you might find along the way. This is a slow drive so that you do not miss anything, stopping wherever you desire to take pictures of the fabulous wildlife and birds, fauna and flora along the way. Most likely the only thing you will find is wildlife, birds and scenery and no people in this remote part of Uganda. for
Return to Nga’ Moru for lunch and enjoy the comfort comfort of the lodge in remote Africa.
Lunch at Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp and then it off for an afternoon with Karamajong people for a cultural tour as to how this proud tribe that has refused most influences for change. Their love for cattle is comparable to the better known Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania. Their ways are unique to them and they are a proud warrior like people who believe that is their God given right to cattle, even cattle belonging to others. You will see how they live, how they prepare food, dance, enjoy life and what their cattle means to them.
Return to Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp for dinner and a quiet night in the wilderness, or should one say, a night where the only music are the sounds of the African night in Kidepo Park.
Day Four: Another breakfast at Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp and off for another exciting game drive across savannah, hills, small forests, dry river beds and always the rings of mountains around you. Animals and birds to see, plants and trees that will amaze you as they exist in this semi-arid region of Uganda.
We are off to Karankorog Hot Springs with lots of wildlife along the way. No game drive is the same even if you took the same route twice, there is always something new to seen and found. The scenery, animals, birds will amaze you and it is best to keep the camera close at hand to get the best shots along the way.
Lunch at Nga Moru Wilderness Camp and once again it will delight your senses.
Dinner at Nga’ Moru Wilderness Tented Campy
Day Five: An Early morning breakfast- and we are off for Murchison Falls National Park at 6:30 am as we continue our seven-day wildlife Safari – this is an all day trip with lunch in Gulu at the Acholi Inn. We arrive in the late afternoon at Fort Murchison overlooking the River Nile, self-contained with bath spacious rooms and once again wildlife comes through the camp – here you can see a lot of elephants.
Dinner at Fort Murchison
Day Six: Early morning game drive after or before breakfast and more wildlife in Uganda. Simply a great place to be as predators return from a night’s hunt.
Lunch at Fort Murchison and then the afternoon boat ride up the Nile river…you will love it and it is always one of the highlights of a Murchison Falls Safari. You might even catch the elusive Shoebill stork along the shore, there are plenty of hippos and crocodiles for you to see along with buffalos, herds of elephants and more. You approach the falls and stop just below them, the sounds and the sights are awesome.
Here at the bottom of the falls we disembark and hike up to the top of the most powerful waterfall in the world – the driver-guide will meet you here for your return to Fort Murchison.
Dinner at Fort Murchison and another night in the Wilderness.
Day Seven: Early morning breakfast and we cross the Nile at 7 am on our way to Budongo Forest and chimpanzee tracking of our closest relative
Lunch at Budongo Eco-Lodge
After lunch we proceed to the nearby Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where we track the Rhinos on foot with a Guide from Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
We return to Kampala arriving by early evening.
Seven Days on an unforgettable Wildlife – big-five plus safari visiting two of Uganda’s best wildlife parks, Kidepo Valley national Park and Murchison Falls National Park – enjoy your time on Safari – from Kampala…jon
Included in Safari: Lodging and Food, 4 Wheel Drive Safari Vehicle, Fuel, English Speaking Driver, Bottled Drinking Water on all Drives, Park Entrance fees and cultural site entrance fees, Permits as applicable, Guide for Tracking and Game Drives.
Not included in Safari price: Air Travel to and from Uganda, Uganda Visa Costs, Laundry, Tips, Drinks such as soft drinks or alcohol, except those included in lodging meal price.
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