3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK FLYING SAFARI

3 Days 2 Nights Kidepo Valley National Park flying Safari under the Uganda Flying Safaris packages is a quick and affordable way to experience Uganda’s most remote and isolated Park called Kidepo Valley National Park.

By road it’s a 12 Hour drive and just 2 hours by flight. Kidepo Valley National Park is found in the remote Karamoja region in the North Eastern corner of Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya.

Its location is approximately 700 kilometers from Kampala Uganda’s capital and largest city.

The park contains one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan National Park. Along with the neighboring Karamoja region, it houses many species found nowhere else in Uganda, including the greater and Lesser Kudu, Eland and Cheetah.

Carnivores here include the Lion, Leopard, Spotted Hyena and Black-Backed and side-striped Jackals.

Other large species regularly seen here are elephant, Burchell’s zebra, bush pig, warthog, Rothschild’s giraffe, Cape buffalo, bushbuck, bush duiker, Defassa waterbuck, Bohor reedbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribi.

The park boasts an extensive bird list of around 475 species, making it second only in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park. A few species of note are the Ostrich, Kori Bustard and Karamoja Apalis.

Kidepo is notable for its birds of prey. Of the 56 species recorded, 14 – including Verreaux’s Eagle, Egyptian Vulture and Pygmy Falcon – are believed to be endemic to the Kidepo and Karamoja region.

The 3 Days 2 Nights Kidepo Valley National Park flying Safari cultural aspect of the tour includes a visit to the host community – the Karamajong, a nomadic pastoral tribe in north eastern Uganda.

3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK FLYING SAFARI DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Kampala – Drive To Entebbe – Fly To Kidepo Valley National Park

After a leisure breakfast at your hotel in Kampala, our driver guide will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for your flight to Kidepo Valley National Park.

1230 Hours: Flight departs at from Entebbe taking approximately two and half-hours to Kidepo.

1400 Hours: Flight arrives at Apoka Airstrip in Kidepo Valley National Park. Upon arrival we transfer to Apoka Lodge for check-in and lunch.

After lunch, enjoy panoramic views and wildlife sightings of the Narus River Valley from the verandah of the lodge. An evening game drive is planned today along the Narus River Valley.

1530 Hours: Our afternoon game-drive offers us an opportunity to seeing elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras and hopefully lions, leopards and cheetahs.

1830 Hours: Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp (Cabana or Tents)
Budget Accommodation: Apoka Rest Camp, Kakine Self-Catering Campsite

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Discover Kidepo Valley National Park

0800 Hours: After an early breakfast, depart for an extensive morning game drive in the park. Kidepo’s mammal list of over 80 species includes 28 that are found in no other Ugandan National park.

Amongst these are such charismatic African animals as Bat-eared Fox, Carcal, Cheetah and Klipspringer. Other large mammals include Elephant, Common Zebra, Buffalo, Bohor Reedbuck, Waterbuck and Kongoni.

Predators are plentiful and Spotted Hyena, Leopard and Lion are frequently seen.

1230 Hours: Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon we enjoy cultural experience that brings us into direct contact with Karamjong peoples at Karenna and Kapedo.

The Karamojongs are cousins to the Masai in Kenya and they were mostly nomadic pastoralists however they have been recently introduced to farming.

You will meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them. They will show you the kraals, the grinding stones and thier customs and cultures.

You get to learn their ways of life as nomads and their belives about cattle, dressing, jewelry, hunting materials and much more.

1830 Hours: Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp (Cabana or Tents)
Budget Accommodation: Apoka Rest Camp, Kakine Self-Catering Campsite

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Kidepo Valley National Park – Fly Back Entebbe –  Drive To Kampala

After breakfast, you enjoy have an option enjoying a morning game drive, relax at the lodge or take a nature walk with a game ranger where animals such as zebras, baboons and others are seen on foot.

After lunch at the lodge transfer to the airstrip and fly to Entebbe.

1400 Hours: The flight departs at from Apoka Airstrip in Kidepo Valley National Park

1550 Hours: Flight arrives at Entebbe Airport. We transfer to Kampala by road to arrive in the evening.

Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}

3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK FLYING SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

* Bird watching
* Safari Game drives
* Guided Nature walks
* Bush breakfasts and Sun downers
* Cultural visits to kraals and Karamojong homesteads called Manyattas
* Hiking, beautiful landscapes and scenery viewing over the rolling savannah grasslands

3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK FLYING SAFARI SUMMARY ITINERARY

DAY 1: Kampala – Drive to Entebbe – Fly to Kidepo Valley National Park
DAY 2: Explore Kidepo Valley National Park
DAY 3: Kidepo Valley National Park – Fly to Entebbe – Drive to Kampala

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