• Duration

    9 days

  • Location

    Uganda

    • Kidepo Valley National Park
    • Mount Morungule
    • Murchison Falls National Park

This 9 days Kidepo Valley National Parks & Murchison Falls Wildlife Circuit starts and ends in Entebbe International Airport. Explore all beautiful landscapes and the wildlife of Uganda. The close encounter with these beautiful animals is simply breathtaking. Experience the wonder of the World’s reknown Murchison Falls as it squeezes through the narrow gorge commonly known as a ‘devil’s’ Calderon!

 

Meet and Greet at the airport

Day 1

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport where your Uganda adventure safari starts. Our representative will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel where you will be briefed.

Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have money changed on this day before leaving upcountry. If times allows you may go for city tour with the help of our driver/guide. Visit the shopping malls around town and craft villages.

Overnight: Papyrus Guest House (Budget), The Boma Guest House (Midmarket) or Emin Pasha (Upmarket)

Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast

Transfer to Kitgum with an optional stopover for Rhino Tracking

Day 2

After your early morning breakfast we drive north to Kidepo Valley National Park, you may stopover at the Rhino Sanctuary for an optional opportunity to trek Rhinos (extra fee of $45 per person).  There are 15 Rhinos which were reintroduced after their extinction in the 1970s through poaching.  A local ranger guide will lead you on foot to an up-close encounter with the rhinos and it may take about 1,5 hours. Proceed to Masindi Town for lunch at your expense and later continue to Murchison Falls National Park arriving at your lodge late afternoon.

Overnight: The Boma Hotel Kitgum

Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast

Transfer to Kidepo Valley for an Afternoon Game Drive

Day 3

After an early breakfast, transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park. We have a game drive and later transfer to the lodge for a hot lunch. Proceed with an afternoon game drive through Kidepo Valley.

Activities: Game drive

Overnight: Apoka Rest Camp Bandas (Budget), Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Mid Market), Apoka Safari Lodge(upmarket)

Meal plan: Full Board

Day Hike to Mount Morungule

Day 4

After morning breakfast, carry a packed lunch and transfer to the starting point with your local guide. Enjoy your leisure hike to Mount Morungule which towers to 2,750 meters above sea level. It is crossed by River Kidepo and River Narus.

The Morungole Range defines the southern boundary of this park and soars from these plains a couple of kilometers north-east of Apoka. This area may be visited on foot in the company of a ranger. The slopes of the mountain are habitat to the IK people, who are the tiniest ethnic group found in Uganda, and have their own special culture.

Later slope down after a beautiful scenery view and enjoy your hot dinner at the lodge.

Activities: Hike

Overnight: Apoka Rest Camp Bandas (Budget), Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Mid Market), Apoka Safari Lodge (upmarket)

Meal plan: Full Board

Walking Safari and Game Drive in Kidepo

Day 5

Have an early breakfast and go for a nature walk to view a variety of fauna and flora species in the park. Return to your camp for lunch and a brief rest in the mid-afternoon. Take another exciting game drive across savannah, hills, small forests, dry river beds and rings of mountains around you.

Activities: Nature walk and game drive

Overnight: Apoka Rest Camp Bandas (Budget), Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Mid Market), Apoka Safari Lodge (upmarket)

Meal plan: Full Board

 

Karamojong Cultural Experience

Day 6

After breakfast bring your packed lunch and we drive to experience Uganda’s Most Unique Culture with the Karamojong tribe. Explore their culture, view beautiful beads, comic but yet unique hair styles. You may sample their dishes as you hear their social stories about their way of living!

Activities: Karamojong Cultural Experience

Overnight: Apoka Rest Camp Bandas (Budget), Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Mid Market), Apoka Safari Lodge (upmarket)

Meal plan: Full Board

Morning Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 7

After Breakfast we depart from Kidepo and enjoy your panoramic drive to Murchison falls National Park. We arrive lunchtime and you have the whole afternoon to relax your lodge.

Overnight: Fort Murchison – Tented non self-contained (Budget), Fort Murchison (Mid Market), Paraa Lodge (upmarket)

Meal plan: Full Board

Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise, Hike the Top of the Falls

Day 8

We go for a very early morning game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.

Boat cruise

After lunch we go for a boat cruise upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’. You may choose to continue to hike to the top of the falls, where you will have the amazing view of the falls!

Hike top of the waterfalls

After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls, you may continue to the top of the falls at an extra fee of $15 per person where you will have the amazing view of the falls!

After this experience you return to your lodge and relax in the evening.

5 Hour Delta Cruise

Alternatively, in the afternoon you may choose to pay a supplement of $500 per group below 10 People to have a 5 Hour Delta Cruise to Lake Albert. Here you will mix with the high concentration of mammals as well you will get a chance of coming close to the endemic Albertine rift shoebill stork in the wilderness.

Activities: Game drive and Boat cruise

Overnight: Fort Murchison – Tented non self-contained (Budget), Fort Murchison (Mid Market), Paraa Lodge (upmarket)

Meal plan: Full Board

Optional Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo – Transfer to Kampala

Day 9

After breakfast you leave to Budongo Forest. Located at the boundaries of Murchison Falls National Park. Where we go for an 2 hour chimpanzee tracking. This exercise occurs at Kaniyo Pabidi in southern Murchison Falls National Park where the only habituated Chimp group in Budongo is available for the Chimp Trekking.

The Chimpanzee trek in Budongo forest is good add on to the game safari in Murchison Falls National Park. Transfer to Kampala for your outbound flight back home.

Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast