Start: Entebbe International Airport Finish: Entebbe International Airport
Physical rating: Low
Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Meat
Tour code: kent-007
Kent Safari Tours
Group size: 1 - 21
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Explore, on this safari trip, two of Uganda’s National Parks that are remarkable for wildlife viewing. Both game parks,?Murchison Falls?and?Kidepo Valley, are located in the northern region of Uganda where the landscape is generally flat and is covered by vast savanna grasslands supporting plenty of animals and birds.
Rated the best on the continent for a spectacular landscape and great buffalo herds, Kidepo Valley National Park is arguably Africa’s finest wilderness. The Park is tucked in the remote North Eastern corner of Uganda, spanning the unadulterated rugged semi-arid valleys and savanna plains of the Karamoja region. The park is home to plenty of wildlife including several animals and birds, such as Cheetahs and Ostriches, which are not found in other national parks. Due to its distant and remote location, the park is not easily accessible within a one day’s drive.
After the incredible wilderness of Kidepo, next you explore Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest National Park. It is the most popular destination for animal viewing safaris because of the big volume and variety of game and other wildlife, along with the spectacular Murchison Falls.
Location: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Accommodation Name: Boma Hotel or Standard
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The trip starts from Kampala City or Entebbe with pick-up from the hotel at 7.00am. Travel northwards along the Kampala – Gulu highway to the Ziwa Rhino & Wildlife Sanctuary in Nakasongola for your first adventures. Situated about 2 hours’ drive from Kampala. There were plenty of Rhinos in Uganda but rampant poaching and civil wars of the 1970’s and early 1980’s lead to their extinction. The Sanctuary was established to breed Rhinos that later will be re-introduced back into Uganda’s National Parks where they once flourished. There is also other wildlife in Ziwa of which includes Oribi, Bushbucks, Uganda Kobs, Hippos and Monkeys and over 351 bird species. After rhino trekking, we continue the journey northwards, getting to Gulu in the evening.
Location: Kidepo Valley National Park
Accommodation Name: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp
After breakfast, we embark on the journey to Kidepo Valley National Park, where we arrive in the afternoon, check in at the lodge, have lunch and relax. Later, set out for an evening game drive in the unadulterated wilderness of Kidepo, visiting the Narus Valley located in the south of the park. This is the main game viewing area in the park mainly because of the permanent water source even during the long dry spells when the rest of the park dries out. A number of animals congregate in this area during the day to drink and cool off; Zebras, Elephants, Antelopes and large herds of Buffaloes are a common sight. Return in the evening for dinner and nightlife around the campfire.
Go for a morning game drive in the park after an early breakfast. Enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the rugged horizon and savanna/acacia grasslands, observing plenty of animals when you drive through the two main biomes of Kidepo – from the savanna/acacia grasslands of the Narus Valley in the south, to the semi-arid short grass of Kidepo Valley in the north near the border with South Sudan. Kidepo is very popular for cats, such as the Cheetah, Stripped Hyena, Aardwolf, Bat-eared Fox, and Caracal, some of which cannot be found in any other park in Uganda. Other mesmerizing animals in this Park include Lions, Leopards, Zebra, Giraffe, Kob, Topi, Waterbuck, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Oribi, and Warthog. The Ostrich is one of the conspicuous birds here and which you cannot find in any other park in Uganda. Not to be missed is the famous sand river and the Kanangorok hot springs both found in the northern most part of the park. After lunch you will visit a local community of the IK people who are very similar to the famous Masai of Kenya. Learn about their traditions and cultures, unique housing and artistry (ornaments and crafts). You shall also be treated to a traditional dance presentation, before returning to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Location: Murchison Falls National Park Northern Gate (Tangi)
Accommodation Name: Fort Murchison Lodge
Have early breakfast, check out of the lodge and set off for Murchison Falls National Park. Stopover in Kitgum or Gulu town for early lunch, arriving in Murchison in the late afternoon; relax for the rest day of the day at the lodge.
Location: Murchison Falls National Park Uganda
Accommodation Name: Fort Murchison lodge
Be up for an early snack/tea/coffee at 6.00am and set off for a morning game drive in the park to observe plenty of animals, birds and the Park’s wonderful scenery. Explore the vast grasslands in the northern area of the park where you will be exposed to a large volume and variety of game. Sightings here include Buffaloes, Lions, Uganda Kob, Giraffes, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Oribi, Hyena, Leopard, Baboons, Patas Monkeys and more. Birds are in plenty with the beautiful Carmine Bee-eater and Abyssinian Ground Hornbill being conspicuous throughout the game drive. The game drive lasts 4 hours before returning to the lodge for breakfast and relaxation till lunch. After lunch, transfer to Paraa for a Boat cruise on the Nile to the base of the Murchison Falls. On this 2-hour relaxing ride, you get to observe plenty of wild life along the Nile including Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, and other game that come to drink and cool off in the water. Water birds, including cormorants, kingfishers, herons, fish eagle, bee-eaters and more, are also abundant in the area. When the boat gets to the base of the spectacular Murchison Falls, disembark and do a 45 minutes’ hike on a trail from the bottom to the top of the falls. Enjoy the amazing views of one of the world’s strongest waterfall where the Nile squeezes through a tiny cleft of 7 meters between the rocks to explode into the whirlpool below, before the river continues on a calm course filled with plenty of wildlife as you may have observed during the boat trip. You will meet the driver at the top of the falls to transfer you back to the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, check out of the lodge and leave for Kampala, stopping over at the Kabalega Diners in Nakasongola for lunch. Drive to Entebbe Airport to catch your flight, or if time permits, you can have a tour of Kampala city in case your flight is scheduled another day. Tour ends.
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Domestic flights where indicated in the package are included in the tour however international flights are not included.
This is a private tour which is scheduled a particular client at a particular time
Yes, you will have a representative from Kent safaris escort you on the trip.
Yes,the tour coach is air conditioned
The maximum size group is 14 people. In order to observe Standard Operation Procedures to overcome Covid-19
yes, you require a ugandan visit visa for this holiday got at the immigration office at Entebbe Airport
There is no tipping policy, its out of your will and liking to tip
yes, children from 4 years are permitted to take part in the tour
The minimun number of passengers required is 1 so if he/she doesnt turn up, cancellation and refund will base on the conditons below;
Customers will receive a full refund, less the cost of the non- refundable gorilla permit ($600), with 45 days’ notice of cancellation.
Yes, all park and entrance fees are included in the final price
Yes, free Wi-fi is available.
There is no limit, however its of advise for you to carry only what you will need during the tour
Yes, there is plenty of time to explore places besides those stipulated on the package
The US dollar is required for this tour
yes, airport transfers from the airport to the accommodation facility, then to the destination and back to the airport for departure after the end of the trip
Yes, pre or post tour accommodation can be organised but at an extra cost
A normal fitness level is required
Yes there is instant Book
Yes, the local guides on the tour speak English
Yes ofcourse the names of the accommodation are on the itinerary and more details can be provided if required
Visas are not included on the price and are not part of the package
The standard of hotels on this tour is 5 star luxury accommodation (hotels and lodges)
The yellow fever vaccine is required for this tour therefore you should carry your yellow book for the trip and also due to the covid -19 pandemic that hit the world, covid-19 vaccine is also essential for the tour.
No, there is no suplement for sols travellers however there is a discount for group travellers
Multiple Room Types
Multiple room types available. Choose your preferred room type when you book.