5 DAYS WILDERNESS –KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK AND SIPI FALLS

Over view

Discover the Pearl of Africa’s finest when you go to Sipi Falls and a wilderness safari to Kidepo Valley N.P. Located in the Northern corner of the country, is an arid and isolated park in one of the remote regions but with finest and prime game. Is an award winning National Park listed No3 by the CNN Travel among Africa’s top 10 parks in 2013. It’s a distinctive park with 77mammal species including cheetahs and over 500bird species including ostriches. You will discover some of the mountainous plains of Karamoja region to the lovely waterfalls of Sipi in Eastern Uganda.

Itinerary highlight

Day 01: Transfer by charter flight from Kajjansi/Entebbe Airport to Kidepo Valley Park

Day 02: Game viewing and Morungole hiking

Day 03: Transfer south east to Sipi –Kapchorwa (Elgon region)

Day 04: Hike Sipi Falls and community walks/encounter

Day 05: Transfer back to Kampala, en-route visit the source of Nile

Itinerary

Day 01: Transfer by charter flight from Kajjansi airfield/Entebbe to Kidepo –About 2hrs flight

After a delightful breakfast, transfer to Kajjansi airfield/ Entebbe Airport for a flight North of the country to Kidepo at Lomej airstrip in the park having a clear view of the Pearl from above. Do a midmorning/ afternoon community walk to have an encounter with the Karamajongs & their lifestyle, values etc. lunch at the lodge and in the evening, you will have a close-range encounter with wildlife around Apoka. Overnight: Apoka game lodge (luxury), or Nga’moru wilderness camp (mid-range) or UWA bandas (basic), Full Board

Day 02: Game viewing and hiking in the park

Welcome to the wilderness, begin with early breakfast at the lodge go for a game drive exploring the parks diversity. View wildlife such as Rothschild giraffe, buffalos, stripped hyena and birds like Egyptian Vulture congregate within the 2 valleys that makeup the park. Lunch at the lodge and do hiking in the evening hours, experience a sunset beauty of Karamoja while at the Morungole ranges. Full Board and overnight at the lodge

Day 03: Transfer south-eastwards to Sipi –About 6hours of driving

Breakfast at the lodge early morning, check-out & we travel to Kapchorwa at Sipi. Enjoy a beautiful drive through the Karamoja-land as you proceed past Bokora and Pian Upe wildlife reserves. Have lunch en-route, dinner and overnight at Sipi Falls rest camp /Lacam lodge, Full Board.

Day 04: Hiking to Sipi Falls and Community walks

Relax at your breakfast, participate in hiking to the Sipi between the dramatic waterfalls on the slopes of Mount Elgon. Have striking moments of the Kapchorwa plains. Take lunch at the lodge and later you proceed for a community walk, an activity that leads you through lifestyle and cultures on African sunrise across the Karamoja plains. Overnight at the lodge, Full Board

Day 05: Travel back to Kampala/ Entebbe –About 5hours driving, visit the source of the Nile

Goodbye the Pearl! Have breakfast at the lodge with a rich aroma from the Arabic made and grown in the region. Check-out and we head back to Kampala/ Entebbe. En-route, we shall visit the source of the Nile on a serene cruise. Lunch will be in Jinja.

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