OVERVIEW OF 5 DAYS UGANDA WILDERNESS ENCOUNTER
Experience the best of a true African safari once you go for a 5 days classic expedition into the wilderness of Kidepo Valley National Park (KVNP) and Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP)-the two Uganda’s premier destinations. Have an encounter with Africa’s finest Game as you take part in Game drives, Nature walks, Launch cruise and hike on this safaris. Kidepo Valley N.P is home of 77 mammal species and 500bird species whereas Murchison falls N.P hosts 76 species of mammals and over 451 bird species.
Day 01: By flight from Entebbe airport or Kajjansi airfield to KVNP, an evening activity
Day 02: Game viewing expedition and mountain hiking
Day 03: Travel to Murchison Falls from Kidepo Valley.
Day 04: Launch cruise, head top of the falls and game drive
Day 05: Chimpanzee tracking and back to Kampala/Entebbe.
DAY 1: Transfer by flight ahead to Kidepo Valley National Park
After breakfast at the overnight accommodation transfer to Kajjansi airfield/Entebbe airport for a flight north of the country to KVNP. Enjoy an aerial view of the Pearl of Africa on your flight to Kidepo at Lomej airstrip. A mid-morning community encounter of the Karamajong culture, dress style, life style and performance. Lunch at the lodge and have a close range evening encounter with the game around Apoka. Full Board. Overnight: Apoka game lodge (luxury) or Ngamoru wilderness camp (mid-market)or UWA Bandas (basic).
DAY 2:Game drive in the park and mountain climbing /hiking
Start at breakfast, head for a 2-3hrs drive exploring the park’s diversity. The game drive through the Narus valley or Katurum Kopje presents opportune moments to spot Rothschild’s giraffes, bulbul reedbucks and elephants among others. Lunch at the lodge and later hike to some of the ranges with stunning experiences of the sunset below the Karamajong region. Full board, overnight at the lodge.
DAY 3: Depart Kidepo -south west ahead to Murchison-About 6hrs driving time.
Take breakfast early enough at the lodge, check out and embark on the drive from Kidepo to Murchison Falls. Enjoy a lovely drive through Acholi-land via Kitgum and Gulu. Lunch will be en-route, arrive in the park late afternoon or evening.
DAY 4: Launch Trip, Hike top of the falls and evening game viewing
A delightful start of your day with early breakfast at the lodge, head to Paraa for a launch cruise of about 2/3hrs upstream along the Nile presenting you astonishing display of wildlife including birds and mammals. The trip leads you to the bottom of the falls. Head for a hike to the top of the falls at Bakers point, here you will see and hear the Nile explode through a7m gorge with roaring sounds. Have lunch at the lodge. Later, A game drive on the northern bank in the evening to track the great game including the big five, Overnight at the lodge, Full Board
Day 05: Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo and travel back to Kampala /Entebbe
Start with an early breakfast at the lodge, check-out and transfer south wards of the park to Budongo forest reserve-Kaniyo Pabidi section for a memorable sign-out tracking-experience of the chimpanzee. Enjoying the backdrop sounds of nature, hope to spot other primates on the walk through the reserve such as Olive baboons, blue monkey and birds including those endemic here. Lunch in Masindi town and drive back to Kampala or Entebbe