5-Day Big 5 Kidepo Safari - 5 Days

Kidepo Valley National park won a prestigious CNN wilderness award in 2013 and is now one of the most sought after tour places in Uganda. The Big 5 Kidepo safari unleashes the formidable combination of touristic features that make this national park stand out. These include variety of wildlife (both birds & animals), culture and physical features. We welcome you to Uganda’s true wilderness experience.

Day 1
Drive to Gulu via Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary

Your five days safari to the true African wilderness will kick off early morning from either Entebbe or Kampala. You will have a lunch stop at Ziwa rhino’s sanctuary where you will also visit the only Rhinos in Uganda. You will proceed to Gulu town crossing the Great River Nile. Here you will have an overnight.

Main Destination:

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Accommodation:

Bomah Hotel Gulu

• Mid-range hotel located in or near Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Meals & Drinks:

• Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2
Drive to Kidepo Valley National park and have a game drive

After breakfast, you shall drive to the rugged semi arid but beautiful valleys of Kidepo valley national park. The exclusive savannah plains are a habitat for over 77 mammal species which include the famous Africa big five as well as around 475 bird species. You will arrive in time for lunch and afterwards head for your first game drive.

Main Destination:

Kidepo Valley National Park

Best Time to Visit September to March (Dry season)

High Season September to March (The park rarely gets crowded)

Best Weather September to November (End of the rains)

Wildlife in Kidepo Valley NP – See all animals

ElephantCommon

BuffaloCommon

ZebraCommon

LionOccasional

LeopardOccasional

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CheetahOccasional

Accommodation:

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

• Mid-range lodge bordering Kidepo Valley NP without fences

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3
All day game drive and walk at the Hot springs

Today you will set out early for a game drive and have an idea how animals start the day. Look out for elephant, warthog, duiker, Jackson’s Hartebeest, lion, leopard, zebra, giraffe, huge herds of buffalo, cheetah and hundreds of bird species. After an afternoon rest, you will have another game drive that will lead you to the Hot springs. You will take a walk around these hot water streams.

Main Destination:

Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation:

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

• Mid-range lodge bordering Kidepo Valley NP without fences

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4
Morning game drive and afternoon Community visit

After breakfast, embark on a morning game drive through the Narus Valley. it will also enable you to be in full sight of varieties of birds as well. In the evening you will drive to a nearby village for a community experience. Discover the interesting beliefs and values of the Karimojong people. You will also be able to see some of their traditional tools, crafts and jewelry. You will also be invited for a vigorous leaping dance with these jolly individuals.

Main Destination:

Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation:

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

• Mid-range lodge bordering Kidepo Valley NP without fences

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5
Drive to Entebbe

You will have an early breakfast as you wind up your safari and prepare for a long road journey to Entebbe or any other destination of your choice. Don’t forget to look out the beautiful landscape and features along the way. Where applicable, you will be driven to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Main Destination:

Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

• Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Included

  • • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • • A professional driver/guide
  • • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All Taxes/VAT
  • • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • • Drinking water (On all days)

Excluded

  • • International flights (From/to home)
  • • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Rates Per Person

Solo 1 room 2 people 1 room 3 people 2 rooms 4 people 2 rooms 5 people 3 rooms 6 people 3 rooms 7+ people
Jan 1, ’18 – Dec 31, ’18 $2,345 $1,480 $1,480 $1,110 $1,480 $990 Get Quote
Jan 1, ’19 – Dec 31, ’19 $2,160 $1,305 $1,045 $920 $840 $800 Get Quote

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour must be paid in US Dollars (USD).
  • This tour accepts children who are 2 years and up. Children under 16 receive a discount.

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Price From USD $ 1,480/person
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Total $ 1,480 USD