A wonderful 7 Day Kidepo And Sipi Amazing Safari In Ugandafrom
About Kidepo valley National Park.
Kidepo valley national park is one of the amazing national parks situated in the northeastern part of Uganda in the dry areas of Karamoja in Kabongo district. The park has not yet fully been explored but it offers the best virgin places for tourists visiting Uganda for wildlife safaris. The park is undeniably among the wonderful wildness in the whole of Africa with unique and distinguished wildlife endemic to this park only. The park is so scenic with an area of 1441 kilometers composed of rugged terrain occupied by rocks, hills, rocky, and inselbergs among others. Visitors can get to the park through a road trip from Kampala that can last approximately 510 kilometers.
What to see
There are different attractions that one can see throughout this wonderful 7-day Kidepo and Sipi safaris in Uganda. Kidepo valley features 85 mammal species and over 470 bird species. Some of the mammals include cheetahs, elephants, zebras, elephants, caped buffaloes, giraffes, Oribis, lions, leopards, reedbucks, Impalas among others. Kidepo also has some of the unique bird species which among others include ostriches, Verreaux’s eagle, yellow-billed hornbill, Karamoja Apalis, Jackson’s hornbill, and many more bird species. Other interesting attractions include Narus valley, the Karamoja herd’s men, Apoka tourism center, Kidepo valley, the magical climate, and the IK people with their unique cultures. Visitors will have a chance to see the wonderful sipi falls which are located in Kapchorwa district
Visitors for the 7 days Kidepo and Sipi safari will be able to participate in different activities to be able to see the above-mentioned attractions. The popular activities include the game drive safaris in Kidepo Valley National Park, cultural safari encounters since Kidepo is situated in a rich culture region, visiting the Karimojong people, participating in hiking and nature walks safaris, bird watching among other activities. All these activities are done throughout the year and we can provide you with the best safari packages at All in Africa Safaris to go and enjoy the wonders of Kidepo valley National Park.
Visitors can visit best from June to September and from December to February since this is regarded as the time when the park receives less rainfall and makes it easy for the visitors to navigate through the park with ease as compared to the wet season when the park is impassable because of heavy rains.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
This 7 days safari goes to Kidepo Valley National Park and Sipi Falls on the Foothills of Mount Elgon National Park in Eastern Uganda. This tour takes you to the less explored parts of Uganda like Kidepo Valley National Park which is among the most remote places in East Africa and most unfrequented Parks in Uganda found in Karamoja in Northeastern part of the country.
Very few people visit this park, but the few that visit are certainly rewarded by the splendor of this place. As many perceive the park to be Wild Africa, this unspoiled Kidepo valley has an abundance of wildlife including several uncommon bird species.
- Transportation by tourist vehicle
- Meals full board
- Park fees
- Cultural encounters
- Sipi falls hike
- Game drive
- English speaking driver
- Telephones bills
- Personal expenses.
Transfer to Kitgum
Leave Kampala by 6:30am and drive north for Kitgum town; this drive will take the entire day so you will have lunch on the way accompanied by 2 sodas or a beer. You will be provided with bottled drinking water in the vehicle. You will make several stops to take photos and a leg-stretch on this long 8 hours drive. This park has remained pristine mainly because of its distant location.
You will reach Fugley’s Guest House a clean comfortable facility with nice food (expats travel several miles to unwind here), it has a swimming pool and an ideal place to have a night’s slumber before proceeding to the Kidepo Valley National Park the following day.
The accommodation is basic, the food, cold beverages, swimming pool and the welcome will certainly make your stay very enjoyable. Dine at Fugley’s in Kitgum.
Game Drive in Kidepo National Park
After an early Breakfast you continue with the drive to Kidepo Valley Park where you will arrive in time for time for lunch. The drive takes you through a terrain very different from the rest of Uganda. Check in at the lodge of your choice. Rest the whole evening and have dinner and spend a night.
Meet the Karamojong
After a wonderful breakfast, you will set off for to check out the terrain and wildlife in this very remote part of Uganda whereby you will go for a fascinating game drive in the Savannah grasslands, the dry river bed, hills and small forests. Animals like buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, lions, cheetahs as well as birds will be seen, plants plus trees will stun you as you will keep wondering how they have managed to survive in semi-arid part of the country.
You will also drive to the Karankorog Hot Springs seeing several wild animals on the way. Each game drive will be very unique though you take the exact same route two times, there will always a new thing to see and find. The birds, scenery and animals, will surprise you and we recommend that you have your camera near so as to take all the good shots.
Have Lunch at your Lodge and after leave for a cultural experience with the Karamajong people culture; they are a people proud of their native culture. Their great love for rearing cattle is matched to that of the renowned Maasai people in Kenya as well as Tanzania. These proud warriors live a very unique lifestyle and in fact they believe that God gave them the right to own cattle so all that cattle even that owned by other people, the Karamajongs believe is theirs. You will observe their lifestyle, how they cook their food, see them enjoy life; dance their traditional dances, and also their compassion for the cattle. Head back and have dinner and overnight at the Lodge. Enjoy another night with the only sounds of this African wilderness in Kidepo Valley National Park.
Guided Nature Walk
Have another delightful breakfast listening to the beautiful melodies of birds singing up in the trees. Enjoy the nice breakfast well-prepared for only you, after set out for a guided nature walk where you will have proof of how it feels to be in the wilderness only surrounded by wildlife, savannah grasslands and a few small forests.
Return to the Lodge for lunch and after have a game drive in the afternoon to explore this wonderful, remote park rich in wildlife plus a profusion of bird species. This will give you an opportunity to view the wildlife up close while in your safari vehicle. This is among the highlights in this park.
Travel to Sipi Falls
After breakfast you will leave for Sipi Falls having lunch on the way and later in the afternoon arrive at the Sipi Falls Lodge overlooking the beautiful Sipi Falls, the lodge is a high-class realistically priced lodge offering excellent food plus breathtaking views; it is a wonderful place to unwind and absorb the beautiful views of the nearby falls and the rest of the scenery. Have dinner and overnight.
Mt Elgon trek (Mountain Biking, Guided Nature walks)
After breakfast drive to Mountain Elgon where among the choices of activities to enjoy will be Mountain Biking along the Mount Elgon National Park trail and guided nature walks in accordance to your physical fitness, Para-Gliding as well as birding. These activities may be enjoyed through the entire day as you set out with a packed picnic lunch which you will enjoy in the Mountains. The mountain has different vegetation zone which are all very stunning and worth viewing. However you can enjoy wonderful views of the scenery right from the comfort of your private verandah or your bathtub outdoor, however, the best way to view the wildlife up-close is on foot.
Visit the Sipi Falls and back to Kampala
After Breakfast you will have a morning nature walk to Sipi Falls plus also visit some various caves here below and at the back the falls. This is a very unique combination of the local culture, the beautiful scenery, the early morning rising sun as well as the numerous colorful birds.
Have Lunch and return to Kampala where you will arrive in the late afternoon.