East Africa Safaris Tours Packages 2022/23

5 Days Uganda Safari Holiday to Kidepo Valley National Park

This 5 Days Uganda Safari Holiday Wildlife viewing, a game drive, birding, and much more. Activities in Kidepo Valley National Park. If you are looking to spend more than these 5 days, then the choice is yours

Detailed 5 Days Uganda Safari Holiday

Day 1: Transfer to Kitgum

The first day of your 5 Days Uganda Safari Holiday is basically travelling. Considering the journey requires about 11 hours; pick up has to be as early as possible.

Your journey will start at 7:00 am after an early breakfast, your journey to kitgum will start. Kidepo National Park is far placed-north east, bordering Kenya to the east and South Sudan to the north.

The journey can be very exhausting to drive direct to the park this making it necessary to break the journey in twos, that is Kampala to Kitgum and then Kitgum to the park. You will have stop overs along the way to stretch or for breakfast or lunch.

Lunch will be in Gulu town and arrive in Kitgum later afternoon and head direct to your room and then later dinner and overnight stay

Recommended accommodation:

  • Acaki lodge
  • Hope apartments
  • Green house agago
  • Northern pearl
  • Hotel malakal
Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo National Park, Game Drive

On the second day of your 5 Days Uganda Safari Holiday to Kidepo Valley National Park, wake up to an early breakfast and embark on 3 hours drive to Kidepo National Park where you will embark on a game drive in the Kidepo Valley in the anticipation of seeing herds of buffalos, zebras, elephants, giraffes, hyenas, and cheetahs. You will enjoy a slow drive.

Make sure camera ready to take some picture moments while on the game drive as you can have stops at any point you so want. Break off for the day and head straight to the lodge.

You can spend the rest of the day for leisure admiring the wilderness environment. Dinner and overnight follows

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Apoka safari lodge
  • Adere safari lodge
  • Kidepo savannah lodge
Day 3: Game Drive

This is the busiest day of our trip and so a lot of activities are line up to this day and this include a morning game drive and a cultural walk on this third day of our 5 Days Uganda Safari Holiday.

Very early in the morning breakfast will do you good before you hit the road. When breakfast is done, you will set off for another breathtaking and rewarding early morning game drive through the open savannah, rocky outcrops, forests and rings of mountains.

Drive extensively up to Kanangorok Hot springs and brace yourself for photo moments and chances of sighting more of wildlife especially lions sitting on the rocks as they scan the park for a possible prey. Drive back to the lodge to relax and lunch

In the afternoon, head out for a cultural tour to the Karamojong people for a truly unique experience. The Karamojong culture is still pure and totally unique from most other tribes in Uganda.

They have rejected civilization and still live like the ancient times. The Karamojong are predominantly pastoralists and live purposely on cattle farming.

They fight for their cattle as it is in their belief that every cattle in the world belongs to them. As such, fierce cattle raid still occurs in the region and at times stretch to neighboring Kenya.

They are very interesting group of people with very strong and unique culture visible from their way of dressing, cooking, dancing, and other daily life activities.

A visit to the Karamojong is truly a rewarding experience you should look forward to

Later transfer to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Apoka safari lodge
  • Adere safari lodge
  • Kidepo savannah lodge
Day 4: Game Drive and Transfer to Kitgum

Early in the morning after the breakfast, we shall hit the road for another game drive. As they always say every stepping into the game park is a difference experience.

No game drive is the same in the parks. Every day of the 5 Days Uganda Safari Holiday presents itself differently and different sightings. You will spot as many wild animals on this game drive.

Return to the lodge to check out and transfer to Kitgum where you will have your lunch and spend the rest of day relaxing.

Its optional that the return from the park you may opt for Gulu and not Kitgum for a short night stay. Later dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Acaki lodge
  • Hope apartments
  • Green house agago
  • Northern pearl
  • Hotel Malakal
Day 5: Return to Kampala

On the fifth day of your 5 Days Uganda Safari Holiday no much pressure, we shall have breakfast relatively morning hours and proceed to Kampala with lunch en- route arriving in Kampala late afternoon or evening.

You can decide to head direct to your hotel or transfer to Entebbe national airport for your flight back home

Background Information of 5 Days Uganda Safari Holiday

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo valley national park is one of the magnificent national parks in Uganda. It is located in the remote Karamoja region in Kaabong district between Uganda and South Sudan border.

The national park covers a total land area of 1442 square kilometers an its comprised of the savannah vegetation, hills and valleys like Kidepo and Narus Valley, mount morungole among others.

According to CNN travel, Kidepo national park was named the second most attractive and beautiful park in Africa due to the charming and breathtaking landscape and abundant wildlife.

The park is known for its wildlife which includes over 76 mammal species and 480 bird species

The national park is a home of mammals’ species including the big four mammals which include the elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, and other animals like zebras, ostrich, orx, hyenas, bat eared fox, aardwolf, caracal, jackal, klipspringer, bohor reed buck, bushbuck, bush duiker, waterbuck, elands, oribi, Uganda kobs, greater and lesser kudu, Jackson’s hartebeest among others.

The national park is home to over 474 bird species which makes it the second destination in Uganda with the highest number of bird’s species after.

The bird species in the park include; black breasted barbet, little bee eater, ostrich, red and yellow barbet, kori bustard, Karamoja apalis, pygmy, white bellied go away bird, purple heron, secretary bird, yellow billed shrike among others

Apoka Tourism Centre

The Centre overlooks the Narus valley and it acts as a hub for all activities in the park for example, it has a vehicle for hire for travelers, it’s a station for the park guides and rangers.

There are many lodges around the Centre, has cooking equipment’s for hire to visitors who are camping. It offers scenic views of animals which will be going to drink water at Narus Valley

Mount Morungole

There mountains act as boundary between the park and the IK people which is the smallest ethnic tribe in Karamoja region.

The IK people live on top of the mountains and visitors who want to visit will walk on foot with a park ranger


Transfer to kitgum

Transfer to kidepo valley national park, game drive

Game drive in kidepo valley game drive and transfer to kitgum

Transfer back to Kampala

Activities on this Safari

Game drive

Cultural walk

Bird watching

Cultural encounter

IK people

Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the Uganda safari

End of the 5 Days Uganda Safari Holiday


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