5 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari

This 5 Day Kidepo Wildlife Safari takes you Uganda's most isolated park for unbeatable wildlife, stunning scenery and authentic cultural encounters.
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This 5 Day Kidepo Wildlife Safari takes you Uganda's most isolated park for unbeatable wildlife, stunning scenery and authentic cultural encounters with the Karamojong tribes people.
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This 5 Day Kidepo Wildlife Safari takes you Uganda's most isolated park for unbeatable wildlife, stunning scenery and authentic cultural encounters.

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5 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari

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This 5 Day Kidepo Wildlife Safari takes you Uganda’s most isolated park for unbeatable wildlife and incredible cultural encounters.

While Kidepo is tucked farther from the other wildlife national parks of Uganda, it is hands down the most magnificent – because it is completely untouched. Regarded by CNN Travel experts as one of Uganda’s best-kept wildlife secrets, Kidepo is a jewel that offers great value for a Ugandan Safari.

This tour is designed to provide the most gratifying experience of Kidepo Valley National Park and all the attractions and wonders that are found there. This Safari program is suitable for family vacation tours, Solo and small group travel, wildlife photography and couple’s getaways.

For this 5 day Kidepo wildlife safari, you will leave Kampala and Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park for game drives, nature walks, cultural visits and bird watching among other activities. In Kidepo you will be able to see zebras, giraffes, lions, buffaloes, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, ostriches, and more.

Along the way, you will enjoy the great Ugandan scenery as it changes from the crowded Kampala traffic and urban life to the quiet and serene vistas of Northern Uganda. During the long drives to and From Kidepo, there will be plenty of stops to ensure that the journey equally enjoyable.


Destinations: Entebbe/Kampala, Gulu, Kitgum, Kidepo Valley National Park.

Activities: Game drives, Guided nature walks, Visiting the hot springs.

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Day 1:

Drive from Kampala to Kitgum

Our Driver/guide will pick you up from your place of accommodation in Kampala/Entebbe after your breakfast. We Shall then leave Kampala and head north for Uganda's most isolated of wildlife safari park via Luwero and Nakasongola Districts.

We shall have a stop over in Gulu Town for lunch and then continue to Kitgum for the overnight stay. The journey covers close to 450 kilometres and will take us around 7 hours including some brief stopevers.


  • Budget: Acholi Pride.
  • Midrange: Kitgum Royal Hotel

Meal Plan: -, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2:

Drive from Kitgum to Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast, we shall drive the remaining 120 kilometres to Kidepo Valley National park.

On this drive, we shall go through the remote Acholi villages before entering the national park where we shall pass by several herds of wild animals grazing in the lush savannah plains of Northern Uganda.

We shall check in at the hotel/lodge just in time to relax and enjoy our first Kidepo lunch. After lunch, we shall go for a game drive in the vast plains of Kidepo Valley National Park. You will be able to see several animals such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, Uganda kobs, cheetahs, leopards and buffaloes among others.

Along the Nurus Valley, you might spot lions resting on top of some big rocks as they relax and look over their kingdom.


  • Budget: Savannah Kidepo Lodge
  • Midrange: Nga’Moru Camp
  • Luxury: Apoka Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3:

Morning Gamedrive, Afternoon Guided Nature walk

After your breakfast, we will go for a game drive to the kanangorok hot springs and pass via the Kidepo river valley which is beautifully lined with palm trees. Along the way, we will look out for leopards, Tortoises and ostriches, among the other plentiful number of birds and animals.

After having your packed lunch, we will stretch our legs on a guided nature walk through the park. On this guided nature walk, we will be accompanied by experienced rangers who will give all the information about animals, birds, their habits and how they can track their movements.

This guided nature walk is a great opportunity for you to see wild animals up close in their habitat- away from the shield of the vehicle.


  • Budget: Savannah Kidepo Lodge
  • Midrange: Nga’Moru Camp
  • Luxury: Apoka Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4:

Drive from Kidepo to Gulu Town

In the Morning, we shall leave Kidepo and go to Gulu Town. We will have a stopover in Kitgum for lunch, after which we shall continue to Gulu for our overnight stay.


  • Mid range: Dove Nest Hotel
  • Luxury: Gulu Churchill Courts Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5;

Drive to Kampala, Departure

After your breakfast, we shall leave Gulu and drive to Kampala with a stopover for lunch at Kabalega Dinner - along the Gulu Highway.

After lunch, we shall proceed with the drive towards Kampala and your guide will drop you off at your accommodation, or place of residence. That will mark the end of this 5-day kidepo wildlife safari.

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Packing Recommendation

Here are some general safari packing recommendations to consider. Your agreed itinerary will have recommendations based on your trip and schedule.

  • Lightweight rain poncho
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Waterproof trousers
  • gardening-type gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Wide brim hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera with extra batteries and cards
  • Your regular medication
  • Phone/gadget chargers

Visas for Uganda or Rwanda

Both Rwanda and Uganda have simple to use online visa self-service portals where you can apply and get your visa in a few days. Here are the full articles to guide you about visas.

Best time to visit Uganda or Rwanda

For most people, it is more pleasant and enjoyable to visit Uganda or Rwanda during the dry season months (June to September and December to February). The general climate is warm and sunny all year round, and you can visit at any time of the year.

If you don't enjoy crowds, the shoulder seasons are ideal since the tourist numbers are lower and the attractions are more intimate to explore.

Safety. Is its safe to visit?

Both Uganda and Rwanda are very safe countries to visit and live in. They are some of Africa's most visited countries and hailed for the friendly locals and warm welcoming smiles.

If you have any safety concerns or specifics your are worried about, simply reach out to us and we'll do everything to help you.

Why Choose Exclusive African Safaris

We are a full service Destination Management Company started and operating in Uganda since 2008. In more than 15 years, we have served guests from all parts of the world and helped them to enjoy wonderful experiences of the wild places, cultures and people in Uganda and Rwanda.

Choosing Exclusive African Safaris, is choosing to go with a trusted company whose wide network, experienced guides and staff will make sure that your safari experience is all that you wanted - and more.

Customizing your safari experience

All our safari packages can be customized and personalized to fit your budget, preferences and schedule. You can start the process through an already existing safari which is speaking to you - but not quite fully, and we shall tailor that trip to your wishes.

You can also directly reach out for us and request for a custom safari, and we shall work closely with you, start from scratch and build a safari that is 100% you.

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