• Rock Lion in Kidepo Valley NP Uganda

Fly to the Kidepo Valley Wilderness

Fly to and from the savannah wilderness of Kidepo Valley National Park in the very northern reaches of Uganda. Your savannah lodge has been chosen for its stunning views across the savannah landscape, great service and value, located on the edge of the park it’s the perfect base from which to explore. Discover this remote wilderness in comfort from your 4x4 vehicle as you seek out the savannah wildlife and immerse yourself in the park with a guided walking safari with an experienced ranger.

Itinerary

Day One

Transfer & Nocturnal Game Drive

Transfer (flight) from Entebbe to Kidepo Valley NP. Estimated journey time: 2 hrs 10 mins

Once the sun has set and darkness falls, set out to explore the network of game circuits weaving their way across the savannah. You will be observing the nocturnal lives of our wildlife which few people get to experience such animal behaviour in the wilds of Uganda’s most isolated park. You’ll be with a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger, who will be scanning the savannah forest with their spotlights to search for a variety of species including the genet cat, bush pigs and side-stripped & black backed jackals. This nocturnal game drive also gives you an excellent opportunity to seek out some of the parks top predators including the lions, spotted hyena and solitary leopards! After several hours scouring the park you’ll be returned to your lodge for the evening.

Estimated excursion time: 2 - 3 hrs

Day Two

A Savannah Game Drive to the Kidepo Valley

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

Day Three

A Walking Safari & Transfer

During the cooler hours of the day you will drive onto the savannah the heart of the Narus Valley where you will be joined by a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger who will escort you on your walking safari. This is a great way to immerse yourself in wildlife to truly experience this unique savannah in an intimate way by getting up close and personal with nature. It’s also a refreshing change of perspective from driving in a vehicle. You will walk at your own pace, with the length of the walking safari tailored to your preferences. Your ranger will help you track animals on foot on the savannah plains, answering all your questions about the park including its biodiversity and history. As you trek through the park you will mostly be on the look out for game herd species including the Burchell’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, Grant’s gazelle and Rothschild’s giraffe. Don’t worry, you’re perfectly safe with your Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger from the other wildlife in the park!

Estimated excursion time: 2 - 3 hours

Transfer (flight) from Kidepo Valley NP to Entebbe. Estimated journey time: 2 hrs 10 mins