Rise early to begin your game drive to the northern limits of Kidepo Valley National Park. Your full-day drive takes you north, following the Narus Valley through rolling savannah in the soft morning light. This is an excellent time of day to spot a variety of game herds including Burchell’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, oribi, African buffalo and Grant’s gazelle as you drive. You’ll then pass drive over the seasonally dry Kidepo riverbed and continue through a Borassus palm tree forest, keep an eye out here for baboon troops, which you can spot with the clatter of palm throngs filling the air. After winding through the small forest you will reach the savannah scrub in the northern reaches of the park, where the Narus Valley and Kidepo Valley meet at the Kanangorok hot springs. This area is particularly for the flocks of ostrich found in the region, one of two places in Uganda that you can view these fantastic birds which you will seek out with your experienced ranger. This area is also also the best place to look for cheetah, which are rarely found in Uganda. After lunch it will be time to leave make the return journey through the park to reach your lodge in the mid afternoon.
Estimated excursion time: 6 hours