4 Day Luxury Fly-In Kidepo Valley Park Wildlife Safari

Posted by on January 20, 2017

4 Days in the remote, rugged Kidepo Valley Park in Uganda

4 Day Luxury Fly-In Kidepo Valley Park Wildlife Safari

4 Day Luxy Fly-In Kidepo Valley Park Wildlife Safari in one of East Africa’s most  remote, most stunning parks – Africa as you imagine it to be, only better – no wonder CNN picked as one of the best parks in Africa.  While you are at Kidepo Valley Park you’ll stay in one of Uganda’s finest lodges, Apoka Safari Lodge – incomparable luxury in the African Wild.

A Four Day Fly-In Kidepo Valley Safari is the easiest way of getting there without long drive-times through Northern Uganda, instead you can enjoy Kidepo Valley Park and Apoka Safari Lodge in comfort.

You can also connect with Murchison Falls Park from here with us booking your flight on Aerolink which is a reliable local airline that gets you into the Wilderness without long drive times.

Day 1 Fly to Kidepo Valley Park from Entebbe: 

The 4 Day Luxury Fly-In Kidepo Valley Park Wildlife Safari begins. We pick you for your hotel, lodging in either Kampala or Entebbe and continue to the airport for your flight to Kidepo Valley Park – a pleasant flight over the varied Ugandan landscape – seeing the Pearl of Africa from above – simply a delightful treat and some great photo opportunities for you.

The flight time to Kidepo Valley Park is less than two hours and certainly a lot less than the arduous drive one would have to go through getting here by road , beside you can see the wondrous Pearl of Africa from the air, minus the dust and bumps of the roads (though for many that is an adventure in itself)

 Land at Kidepo Valley Airstrip and transfer to the nearby Apoka Safari Lodge that is a real oasis in the midst of this rugged and untamed landscape of Kidepo Park where you receive a warm welcome and are led to your luxurious room where no effort has been spared and thought off to make you most comfortable.  There is a swimming pool for you take a dip, a veranda to sit and enjoy the vast wilderness of the unique Kidepo Valley – a destination that many would like to visit but don’t due to the time or cost it takes to get here.

Lunchtime at Apoka Lodge and you are served a culinary treat in the Ugandan Wild of Kidepo Valley National Park that will delight your senses and palate.  Even while you have lunch or sit on your veranda you will be able to enjoy some the abundant wildlife found at this most unusual, one of a kind Park in East Africa bordered by South-Sudan and Kenya – a park that abounds with scenic wonders and prolific wildlife, some of which is not found elsewhere in Uganda.

Relax after lunch, drinking in all the splendor of nature, the stillness of the wild only broken by the sound of an animal near or far – welcome to Kidepo Valley National Park.

Late Afternoon Game Drive through the Narus Valley where you will see herds of buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras and hopefully some lions, leopard and the elusive cheetah.  Besides 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 wish to take pictures of the fabulous wild life and birds, fauna and flora along the way.

One of the things that you will readily see that one thing that makes this park so very different is that there are no other vehicles, it is African wildlife without the crowds.  Simply amazing – in this remote and unvisited part of Uganda’s Wild.

Enjoy the sunset and a delightful dinner at Apoka Safari Lodge in the heart of Kidepo Valley National Park surrounded only by the sounds of the African Wild in the Bush.  There is nothing like going to sleep with the sounds of a roaring lion in the distance and awakening to the trumpeting of an elephant.

Lodging – Upmarket:  Apoka Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:  Lunch – Dinner

Day Two Kidepo Valley Pari:

Sunrise in the Bush and to top it off 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.

After breakfast it is off to 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 Apoka Lodge – each meal being a unique treat

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.

Here you will have an experiential visit with the Karamajong, see their homesteads which are called Manyatas and also the Kraal’s where the animals are kept. Simply an enriching, cross-cultural time.  Like the landscape, the Karamajong are a rugged people who for the most part continue in their cultural lifestyle.

Return to Apoka Lodge for a time of relaxation, dinner and enjoying the company of other travelers at the lodge.

Lodging – Upmarket:  Apoka Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:  Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day Three – Kidepo Valley Park:

Another fabulous breakfast as you wake up to the sounds of birds you might have never heard before. Enjoy the wonderful breakfast prepared for you, a true culinary delight and of course there is the presentation.

 Morning game drive-exploring this fabulous, remote park for its wildlife, its many birds and simply enjoying the experience of viewing animals so close to the vehicle. It is surely a most breath-taking experience. Even CNN stated that Kidepo Valley Park has a higher concentration of Buffaloes than any other park in Africa.

The uniqueness of the park makes this one of the best safari destinations in East Africa – an experience that cannot be replicated elsewhere but only in Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda.

Lunch back at Apoka Lodge, enjoying an afternoon of relaxation along the pool or on your veranda.

Late afternoon a guided nature walk looking for animals and  enjoying the stunning scenery on foot.

Dinner and a quiet night at Apoka Safari Lodge in Kidepo Valley National Park.

Lodging – Upmarket:  Apoka Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:  Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day Four Return to Entebbe:

The last breakfast at Apoka Lodge, something to be missed.  Then a guided nature walk or a game drive – take a last look at Kidepo Valley National Park

Enjoy your lunch at the lodge and all good things somehow end…the memories and pictures taken will remain.

Fly to Entebbe, keep your camera ready and get some great aerial shots of the pearl of Africa.

At the airport you are met by your driver guide and taken to your hotel – lodging or assisted in your departure from Uganda.

4 Day Luxury Fly-In Kidepo Valley Park Wildlife Safariat Kidepo Valley Park comes to end

Please Note:  The 4 Day Luxury Fly-In Kidepo Valley Park Wildlife Safari can be combined with any other safari or done as a stand-alone safari.  Any other park, activity such as gorilla, chimpanzee tracking can be added on with additional ways and be either a fly-in safari as gorilla tracking for example or a land safari – the choice is yours, but there is much more to see and do in Uganda.

Safari includes:  Flight to and from Kidepo Valley National Park, Lodging at Apoka Safari Lodge, all game drives, park entrance, nature walks, cultural visits.

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