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18 Days, 17 Nights
Tour Details

5 days Kidepo and Sipi Falls is an amazing short Ugandan tour that will give you the feel of wildlife, nature and culture in a single package. On this tour, you will travel to Kidepo National Park and experience the vast animal species and later pass by the magnificent eye-catching Sipi falls in Mbale.

 

Itinerary

Tour Details

This tour includes the world’s longest river, the source of the Nile, the magnificent Sipi Falls, ancient rock formations and painting and outstanding wildlife sightings on a safari tour of Kidepo National Park. 

Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 476 bird species

Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.

During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime Game Viewing location.

Activities:

Day 1: Kampala to Kitgum

Day 2: Kitgum – Kidepo and evening game drive

Day 3: Karamajong culture experience

Day 4: Transfer to Sipi falls

Day 5: Sipi falls hike and transfer to Kampala

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Kampala to Kitgum

The First day of your 5 days safari is basically for travelling. Considering the journey requires about 11 hours; pick up will be at 7:00am and make an early start on your journey to Kitgum. Kidepo national park is found in north eastern Uganda bordering Kenya to the east and South Sudan in the North. The journey can be very exhausting to drive direct to the park thus making it necessary to break the journey in Kitgum and proceed the next day!
You will have stopovers along the way to enjoy a fruit or snack and stretch out. Lunch will be in Gulu Town, pass by Aruu falls in Pader district then proceed to Kitgum and arrive Kitgum late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Bomah Guest House.

Day 2 – Kitgum to Kidepo Valley National park

After breakfast preferably very early in the morning, drive to Kidepo Valley National Park. On your way, you will enjoy some scenic views of the few hills that separate Acholi Land and Karamoja, you will not miss the great Manyatas on the way, cross some few seasonal rivers and arrive Kidepo Valley National Park in time for Lunch, relaxation and an evening game drive in Narus Valley spotting several animal species.

After the game drive, you shall head to your lodges for dinner and overnight stay

Drive time: 3-4 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodge/ Accommodation: Adere Safari Lodge/ Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), Nga’moru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range)/ Kidepo Savannah Lodge, Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

Day 3: Karamajong culture experience

After a warm cup of tea/coffee, drive to Narus Valley for your morning game drive shortly as you, head out for cultural tour of the Karamojong people for a truly unique experience. The Karamojong culture is still pure totally unique from most of other tribes in Uganda; they have rejected civilization and still live like in the ancient times. The Karamojong are predominantly pastoralists and live purposely to fight for their cattle as it is in their belief that every cattle in the world belongs to them.
As such, fierce cattle raids still occur in the region and at times stretch to neighbouring Kenya! They are a very interesting group of people with a very unique culture visible in their way of dressing, cooking, dancing and other daily life activities. A visit to the Karamojong is a truly rewarding experience you should look forward to. Later return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, (packed) Lunch and Dinner

Lodge/ Accommodation: Adere Safari Lodge/Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury), Ngamoru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range) Kidepo Savannah Lodge/ Apoka Rest Camp (Budget)

Day 4 Transfer from Kidepo Valley National park to Sipi Falls.

After an early morning breakfast, you will check out and embark on the road to Sipi Falls in Kapchwora, a land of coffee plantations. You will have an evening walk through Sipi village while interacting with the locals there. From the village, head back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodge/Accommodation: Sipi Safari Lodge/ Rafiki Safari Lodge

Day 5 Sipi Falls hiking and transfer to Kampala

Wake up to an early morning breakfast and head to the Sipi Falls hiking. It takes 1 to 2 hours to reach the falls. Depending on your guide, you either do hiking to the top of the Sipi Falls or abseiling to the bottom of the falls which has been liked by so many travellers. This is another experience you will always remember, it is a must that you have to take pictures, I can assure you, the falls are special in its own nature and they are an amazing activity to engage in.

After you have fully had your Sipi falls Experience then you shall embark on your Return to Kampala or Entebbe airport.

Price Includes

  • All park entrances
  • All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Driver/Guide
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Meals

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Sunscreen
  • Power bank

End of your 5 Days safari to Kidepo and Sipi Falls

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING CALSAAR SAFARIS

 

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