Out of the Ordinary Luxury Wildlife Safari in Undiscovered off the beaten Path Uganda
Take this one-of-a-kind 10-day Luxury Africa as it used to be Safari in Kidepo Valley Park
10-Day Luxury Africa as it used to be Safari in Kidepo Valley Park: Experience a 10-day luxury safari in Kidepo Valley Park, immersing yourself in the Africa of old. This extraordinary journey takes you through the Big 5 Plus, with visits to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the most remote area in Uganda, Kidepo Valley Park, and Murchison Falls Park.
As you explore the outstanding and highly acclaimed Kidepo Valley Park, prepare for an unforgettable adventure. With fewer than ten new visitors arriving daily, this hidden gem offers a unique and unspoiled experience. It’s an extraordinary honeymoon opportunity to expose you to breathtaking sights, captivating sounds, abundant wildlife, and fascinating cultures such as the Karamojong and Ik People.
This Safari promises a fantastic and out-of-the-ordinary honeymoon experience, allowing you to celebrate your relationship extraordinarily. It takes you off the beaten path, allowing Africa and Uganda in a way few people can experience.
Depending on your preferences, this Safari can be tailored to fit your budget, ensuring that it can be an upmarket or moderately priced adventure.
10-Day Luxury Africa as it used to be Safari in Kidepo Valley Park Highlights
- Stay at Quality Luxury Lodges: Amuka Lodge at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Apoka Lodge in Kidepo Lodge, and Chobe and Paraa Lodge in Murchi8sonh Falls.
- Toyota Landcruiser: Safari-equipped vehicle with pop-up roof.
- Driver-Fuide: You go with a local on your Safari—someone who knows Uganda.
- Visit three wildlife destinations: Trek Rhinos and see Shoeboebill at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. See wildlife and cruise the Nile in Murchison Falls Parl. Visit the remote Kidepo Valley Park for nature and cultural visits with the Ik people and Karamajong.
- Superb Dining: Eat meals with an African touch on this Safari.
- Park and Activity Fees: All fees of listed activities are included in this Safari.
- Arrival Lodging: We will meet and greet you at
- the airport and take you to arranged lodging.
Not had: Drinks at lodges, souvenirs, and activity fees not listed.
This Safari can be Safari Value Plus Midrange Safari!
Your 10-Day Luxury Africa as it used to be Safari in Kidepo Valley Park in Detail:
Day 1 – Arrival Day – Entebbe International Airport:
10-Day Luxury Africa as it used to be Safari in Kidepo Valley Park: Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, your driver-guide will be waiting for you at the arrival area arrival airport.
From the airport, we will proceed to the 2-Friends Beach, the Hotel, a beautiful hotel located right on the shores of Lake Victoria. The hotel boasts a private beach to relax and enjoy the serene surroundings.
Notably, the Hotel also features a unique tree-house bar, adding charm and a romantic atmosphere.
The Hotel in Entebbe, the 2-Friends Beach Hotel, is the perfect choice for your first night in Uganda. However, if you have other preferences, we can arrange accommodation at hotels such as PeorwA or Serena Lake Victoria Resort Hotel, according to your wishes.
Depending on the time of your arrival in Uganda, we can include additional activities or sightseeing options to enhance your experience. Furthermore, lunch and dinner arrangements can be made to accommodate your arrival schedule.
As you embark on your 110-Day Luxury Africa as it used to be Safari in Kidepo Valley Park, we warmly welcome the Pearl of Africa. Upon reaching 2-Friends Beach Hotel, just a short 10-minute drive from the airport, you’ll be greeted by the stunning views of Lake Victoria, a swimming pool, and upscale rooms. The hotel staff is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and will provide a warm and friendly atmosphere as you begin your honeymoon.
You can look forward to delightful dining experiences at the Hotel’s Restaurant, where the food served will be a true pleasure, complemented by an extensive wine list. In your room, you’ll find a welcoming basket thoughtfully prepared to enhance your honeymoon safari experience and make you feel at home on your first day in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.
Meal Plan: Depending on arrival time
Day 2 – Drive to Ziwa Rhino Reserve:
Rhino Trekking on Foot:
During your Rhino Trekking on Foot, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to track Rhinos, accompanied by experienced Rangers who prioritize your safety.
This activity is one of the most thrilling and unique experiences during your Safari in Uganda. The trek lasts about ninety minutes and provides excellent opportunities to capture memorable photographs. One of our clients even won a photo contest organized by Brussels Airlines with a picture of a Baby Rhino resting its foot on its mother.
Rest assured, Rhino Trekking on Foot is safe because Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is well-protected by electric fences that deter poachers. Since its establishment in 2005, the sanctuary has become home to 33 Rhino, with more expected to join. Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers ensure round-the-clock protection of the refuge and guide visitors during their encounters with the Rhinos. What makes this sanctuary truly special is the chance to approach the Rhins on foot, allowing you to get as close as ten meters to these magnificent creatures.
It’s important to note that some Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary will eventually be reintroduced into the wild. While the sanctuary is a large and heavily protected area, the breeding program’s ultimate goal is to release the Rhinos into wilderness areas that closely resemble the sanctuary’s terrain and vegetation. This ensures that they can thrive and live in natural habitats. Read more.
Meal Plan: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 3 – Drive to Kidepo Valle Park:
After enjoying an early breakfast, we will continue our journey to Kidepo Valley Park, and by lunchtime, we will arrive at the luxurious Apoka Lodge. Unlike anything you have seen in Uganda, the trip will take us through diverse and rugged terrain.
Apoka Lodge is the only high-end accommodation within the park, providing a comfortable stay immersed in nature. Prepare to be amazed by the breathtaking views of the rugged scenery and the peacefulness of the African wilderness. The lodge has a classic safari design and offers modern amenities for your convenience.
The tented cottages at Apoka Lodge are beautifully designed and equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Each cabin features an outdoor stone soaking tub, allowing you to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. Additionally, there is a swimming pool to cool off and enjoy a refreshing swim.
Situated strategically in Kidepo Valley Park, Apoka Lodge provides easy access to game drives and hikes in the park. After a day of exploration, you can return to the lodge and embrace the serene atmosphere, listening to the soothing sounds of the African wilderness.
Apoka Lodge offers a luxurious and tranquil retreat in the heart of Kidepo Valley Park. You will experience the beauty of safari-style accommodations, surrounded by wildlife and stunning views. It’s a place where you can unwind and immerse yourself in the peacefulness of the African wilderness, with only the sounds of nature accompanying you during your stay.
Late Afternoon Game Drive:
In the late Afternoon, we will go on a game drive in a vehicle provided by Apoka Lodge, accompanied by experienced guides.
We will drive through the Narus Valley, where you can see herds of buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and, if lucky, lions, leopards, and the elusive cheetah. Keep an eye out for the wide variety of birds that inhabit the area.
The g me drive will be relaxed and unhurried, allowing us to take our time and ensure you don’t miss any exciting wildlife sightings. We can make stops along the way to capture photographs of the incredible wildlife, birds, plants, and flowers we come across.
After the game drive, we will return to the lodge for dinner, where you can enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of the Kidepo Valley surrounding you.
Meal Plan: Lunch – Breakfast – Lunch -Dinner
Day 4 – Kidepo Valley Park:
Meal Plan: Lunch – Breakfast – Lunch -Dinner
Day 5 -Kidepo Valley Park:
Visit the Ik People on Mount Morungole
Today, you can visit the Ik people, one of the most secluded tribes in East Africa. They live high up on Mount Morungole at an elevation of 2,750 meters.
The k people are considered indigenous and have inhabited the land long before the arrival of the Karamojong. Their population is currently around 13,000.
The Ik community now has repr sentation in parliament, and Hillary Lokwang, one of the only two Ik university graduates, advocates for their rights. To reach the Ik community, we will hike up the scenic Mount Morungole, as there are no roads leading to their villages, only well-trodden footpaths. This visit will provide a unique and captivating insight into the Ik people, their culture, and their way of life. Unlike other communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Ik acquire brides not with cows but beehives.
It’s important to note that Colin Turnbull’s book, “The Mountain People,” which portrayed the Ik people negatively, has been disproven. Turnbull argued that the Ik were incapable of love. However, we will discover a different reality during our visit as the Ik community welcomes us warmly.
Ascending Mount Morungole is not an easy task and requires physical stamina. The hike is an escorted and guided 8-hour round-trip adventure. The climb is steep, adding to the excitement of the day.
To ensure a comfy table hike, it is recommended to bring a packed lunch from Apoka Safari Lodge, bottled water (two to three liters), and energy snacks like dried fruit. Carrying a daypack, wearing sturdy hiking boots, and dressing in long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt to protect yourself from the elements is advisable. Wearing a hat is also recommended. You can hire a porter to carry your daypack and use a walking stick to make the hike more accessible and enjoyable.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch -Dinner
Day 6 – Drive to Murchison Falls Park:
After a fulfilling breakfast, we begin our journey to Murchison Falls National Park. Along the way, we stop in Gulu for a delectable lunch, refueling for the rest of our trip. As we continue, we are greeted by the magnificent Chobe Safari Lodge, an arkable 5-star resort at Murchison Falls that offers breathtaking vistas of the historic River Nile.
Upon arriWerselves to a delightful lunch. Take you upon arrival at Chobe Safari Lodge, sit at an outdoor table near the pool and the River Nile, immersing yourself in the stunning surroundings while savoring an exquisite meal. The flavors and presentation of the food are sure to leave a lasting impression.
Following lunch, take a refreshing dip in the fabulous swimming pool or unwind in the comfort of your chosen room. Each room at Chobe Safari Lodge features a deck or balcony, providing a secure space to relax in the shade and lose yourself in a captivating book.
Later in the evening, prepare for a delightful dining experience at Chobe Safari Lodge. Afterward, retreat to the outdoor area of your room and soak in the enchanting sounds of the African night enveloping the bush. Chobe Safari Lodge offers a range of accommodations, including spaces, extraordinary standard tents, deluxe tents, and even two cottages. For those seeking an exclusive experience, the Presidential Lodge is also available.
In summary, your time at Chobe Safari Lodge promises exceptional dining experiences, luxurious accommodations, and the peaceful ambiance of the African night. Whether you choose a room, tent, or cottage, your stay will be unforgettable, surrounded by the natural beauty of Murchison Falls and the majestic River Nile.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch -Dinner
Day 7 – Murchison Falls Park:
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch -Dinner
Day 8 – Murchison Falls Park:
Breakfast on the Nie Boat Cruise!
Experience the enchantment of a Sunrise Breakfast Cruise on the Nile, indulging in a delicious breakfast while leisurely sailing along the Nile Delta. Savor the rich flavors of freshly brewed Ugandan Arabica Coffee as you take in the breathtaking views of river birds, hippos, and crocodiles along the riverbanks.
This delightful activity lasts approximately two hours and will surely be one of the highlights of your safari adventure. It’s particularly well-suited for families with children, offering a memorable experience for everyone.
Unlike a typical packed breakfast, your breakfast will be prepared onboard while you immerse yourself in the scenic surroundings and enjoy your morning cup of Joe. If you desire a more intimate experience, a private breakfast boat cruise can be arranged just for you.
Indulging in a freshly prepared breakfast as you leisurely cruise along the Nile at sunrise is a truly unique experience. Few can claim to have enjoyed breakfast while on a wildlife cruise along the famous River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to create lasting memories and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this remarkable location.
Afternoon Wildlife Nie Boat Cruise up to the falls!
One of the most exciting parts of visiting Murchison Falls National Park on a safari is taking a boat ride up the Nile River to the majestic Murchison Falls. It’s like stepping into a scene from a National Geographic special, but even better because you’re there experiencing it firsthand.
As you cruise the river, you’ll witness the playful antics of hippos frolicking in the water. They don’t swim but bounce off the river or lake bottom, creating a delightful spectacle. You’ll spot Nile crocodiles basking in the sun with their mouths wide open along the riverbanks. Murchison Falls is home to some of Africa’s giant Nile crocodiles, providing a thrilling sight.
The boat safari also offers incredible opportunities to observe elephants gathering to bathe and drink water while herds of buffaloes roam the river’s edge. You’ll also encounter various antelope species and witness the vibrant presence of numerous water birds. The scenic shoreline of the Nile River is truly a sight to behold during a boat safari.
It’s no wonder that this boat cruise on the Nile in Murchison Falls Park is the most popular among visitors. It offers a remarkable opportunity to witness the incredible wildlife and breathtaking scenery that make this park so renowned.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch -Dinner
Day 9 – Morning Top of Murchison Falls visit:
Experience the awe-inspiring Morning Top of Murchison Falls visit, where you’ll witness this iconic waterfall’s breathtaking beauty and power.
As the sun rises, embark on a journey to the top of Murchison Falls, a magnificent cascade where the Nile River plunges through a narrow gorge. The journey is an adventure as you navigate the park’s diverse landscapes. Upon reaching the top, prepare to be mesmerized by the sight and sound of the rushing water. Feel the mist on your face as you stand in awe of the sheer force and granite of the falls. The top view is breathtaking, offering a panoramic vista of the surrounding landscape.
Your experienced guide will provide insights into the history, geology, and significance of Murchison Falls, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of this natural wonder. Take your time to soak in the beauty, capture stunning photographs, and create lasting memories of this remarkable experience.
Visiting the top of Murchison Falls in the morning is a truly captivating and unforgettable adventure, allowing you to connect with nature’s raw power and splendor. It’s an opportunity to witness one of Africa’s most iconic waterfalls in a l its glory, leaving you with a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world.
Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Forest:
As we continue our journey towards Entebbe, we stop at Budongo Eco-Lodge in the heart of Budongo Forest. We enjoy a delicious lunch with various traditional Ugandan and international dishes there. It’s a beautiful chance to savor the flavors of the region.
After our meal, we get ready for an exciting chimpanzee trekking adventure. Budongo Forest is home to many chimpanzees, and with the help of experienced guides, we trek through the forest, listening to their calls and following the trails. Navigating through the dense vegetation can be a thrilling and challenging experience, but the anticipation of encountering these intelligent creatures makes it all worthwhile.
As we go deeper into the forest, our guides use their expertise to find the chimpanzee groups. We observe their playful antics, grooming rituals, and impressive agility as they swing through the trees. It’s a unique opportunity to witness these remarkable animals in their natural habitat and gain insights into our evolutionary history.
Throughout the trek, the guides share their knowledge about the chimpanzees, their behaviors, and the importance of protecting their habitat. They are their restaurant questions and help us develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for these incredible animals.
We continue the journey with a short drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for an overnight stay at Amuka Lodge.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch
Day 10 – Return to Entebe by late Afternoon:
Lugogo Swamp Boat Outing:
Early morning Breakfast is then time to explore the Lugogo Swamp. Our main objective is to spot the elusive Shoebill, a fascinating bird often mistaken for a stork but more closely related to Pelicans. Interestingly, Shoebill originates from the Arab Ivory and enslaved people traders who likened its appearance to a flying shoe. This remarkable bird, just like crocodiles, has been around since the dino aurs.
The Shoebill is known for its lifelong monogamous relationships, with both parents actively involved in raising their young. They feed on Lungfish and patiently wait until the perfect moment to strike. Don’t forget to have your camera ready to capture some incredible photos.
In addition to the Shoebill, the Lugogo Swamp is also home to various other fascinating waterbirds. Keep an eye out for the Sitatunga Antelopes, otters, bushpigs, and other intriguing mammal species that inhabit the area.
Your Swamp adventure will last about three hours before you return to Amuka Lodge for the evening.
Enjoy Lunch at Amuka, and we will return to Entebbe in the late afternoon, where we can arrange a dayroom and dinner before your flight. Sadly, your 10-Day Luxury Africa as it used to be Safari in Kidepo Valley ark ends.
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