5 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Kidepo Valley

Overview of the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Kidepo Valley

This 5 days Uganda wildlife tour presents to you an opportunity to engage in a multitude of Uganda safari activities given the different attractions that you visit in this Uganda safari tour. This tour Uganda gives you the best opportunity to explore the one of Uganda’s tourism cities Jinja as you engage in a Jinja tour /Jinja day tour excursion which comes with the thrilling white water rafting experience at Itanda falls and a Nile river boat cruise to the source of the Nile. Proceed to Mbale and visit the magnificent Sipi falls and also engage in a spectacular coffee tour. Climax your Uganda wildlife safari with a visit to the Kidepo Valley National Park for an epic short Uganda wildlife safari experience

Highlights of the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Kidepo Valley

Day 1 of the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Kidepo Valley: Transfer from kampala to Jinja for a white water rafting experience

Day 2 of the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Kidepo Valley: Proceed to Mbale and engage in a Sipi hike then a coffee tour

Day 3 of the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Kidepo Valley: Transfer to kidepo valley national park and have an evening game drive

Day 4 of the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Kidepo Valley: Have a morning game drive then an evening cultural encounter

Day 5 of the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Kidepo Valley:  Transfer back to Kampala.

Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Kidepo Valley

Day 1 of the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Kidepo Valley: Ready yourself this short Uganda safari/ short Uganda tour by having an early morning breakfast to energise you for your exciting Uganda tour/ Uganda tours adventure that’s about to kick off. Expect to be picked up either from your hotel or residence in Kampala or Entebbe by one of our senior driver guides using any of our wide fleet of 4×4 safari car hire Uganda such 4×4 safari minibus hire Uganda / 4×4 safari land cruisers hire Uganda and 4×4 safari coasters hire Uganda. Embark on a safari Uganda / tour Uganda road adventure to Jinja that sees you drive for 2-3 hours and cover 80km to get there. On arrival to Jinja, transfer to Itanda falls which is located about 20km or 1 hour drive from Jinja town. At Itanda falls, you are welcomed by the loud roars of the white waters here. Take a moment to feel the sweet aroma of the fresh air itself and also marvel at the breathtaking views created as the tropical jungle meets the wild waters of Itanda. Prepare yourself for an exhilarating white water rafting adventure as your get to battle four different categories of white water rapids for the next 2 hours of your life. By the end of this activity you will definitely feel the adrenaline rush of excitement flowing through your veins. Transfer back to Jinja town and have your lunch at any of the numerous restaurants and hotels here. After sorting out your hunger issues, your next safari in Uganda/ Uganda tours activity is just at your doorstep waiting. This is none other than a fantastic boat cruise along the world’s longest river –the Nile. This gives you an opportunity to visit the starting point of this river and you will be surprised by learning that you can differentiate the Nile river’s water from that of the lake when you get here. close off what has been a fun fare day loaded with tones of excitement by transferring to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Jinja Nile resort, King fisher safaris resort

Mid range : 2 friends beach hotel, Jinja Nile resort, king fisher safaris resort, Samuka island retreat

Budget : Nile river camp, explorers river camp, Source of the smile

Day 2 of the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Kidepo Valley: Wake up early in the morning for breakfast, checkout of the lodge and begin your transfer to the Kapchorwa. This Uganda safari/Uganda safaris journey to Kapchorwa lasts about 2-3 hours covering about 200km from jinja. On arrival to the engage in a Uganda adventure safaris experience as you hike to the beautiful Sipi falls. Along this hike you will meet numerous Bagishu people going about their daily activities such as tilling their farm lands, house chores and fetching water. You definitely won’t miss out on the lovely Ugandan kids who will put on a broad and genuine smile on realizing a visitor is passing by. As you draw close to the falls, listen out the loud roar of the falls as a signature sign to welcome to the breath taking beautiful sipi falls. On arrival to the falls get behind the falling water and have an incredible photo moment with this white water as your background. Transfer to the lodge for your lunch and in the evening transfer to one of the local communities and you will have an experience  of how of one of Uganda’s best export product which is coffee is processed to give you that aromatic cup of coffee you can sip on regardless of where you are on the planet. Transfer back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Sipi river lodge,

Midrange: Mbale resort

Budget: chepkui cottages and Annex, kapkwai forest camp, UWA Bandas and cottages.

Day 3: Wake up early in the morning for breakfast and then embark on another road adventure to Kidepo valley Park. This transfer to Kidepo valley national park via Kapchorwa- Nakapiripiriti -Kotido – Kabongo  which is about 412km or 7-8 hours drive to get there. Engage in a mini a game drive as you transfer to your lodge pre booked lodge. During this game drive expect to encounter a wide variety of wild mammals which you draw close to the drive tracks to give you a warm welcome to their tropical savanna paradise.

Accommodation

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Kidepo Savanna Lodge, Nga Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget : Apoka Bandas

Murchison game drive
A game drive at Murchison Falls National Park

Day 4: Wake up early in the morning and begin your short Uganda wildlife tour which leads you to follow any of the numerous game drive tracks in Kidepo’s Narus valley in which most of the game drives occurs. During this drive expect to meet some of the animals that habituate in Kidepo Valley Park like 4 out of 5 of Africa’s big five cats like the lions, the leopards, the cape buffaloes and the African bush elephants and if its you’re lucky day, you might just get an opportunity to encounter the fastest land mammal on the planet- the cheetah while exploring Uganda’s best classical wildlife destination.  Other African savanna mammals you will encounter on your tour Uganda expedition to Kidepo valley national park includes  Burchell zebras,  Rothschild’s giraffes,  hippos, Uganda kobs, Impalas.  In the evening, transfer to a local community at the fringes of Kidepo valley park for your Uganda cultural safari experience. On arrival here, you will be welcomed the Akarimajong style that comes with a singing and dancing frenzy and when you feel captivated by the foot stomping and jumping dance, join in and groove to the African beat. Visit their nicely built homes called the Manyatas, these are really short huts that enclosed in a reed fence which will make you wonder a person can sleep in such as a tiny house. After this cultural encounter begin your return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Kidepo Savanna Lodge, Nga Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget : Apoka Bandas

Day 5 of the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Kidepo Valley: The last day of this Uganda tour kicks off with a morning breakfast at 7:30am  checkout of the lodge and begin your transfer back to Kampala which takes you on a 650km ride taking you between 9-10hours. This journey has a lunch break at Kabalenga dinners in Nakasongola. Proceed to Kampala or Entebbe to catch your flight back home.

If this Uganda tour  experience didn’t allow you to explore the entire jinja, next time you visit Uganda again, you can visit Jinja source of the Nile and enjoy a 1 day Jinja tour in Uganda or Jinja source of the Nile tours to see various attractions in Jinja source of the Nile which include the source of the Nile, Itanda falls, birds, Lake Victoria. Engage in various safari activities in Jinja source of the Nile which include bungee jumping, white water rafting, horse riding, quad biking and kayaking. If you decide to have an overnight stay in Jinja, the town has various accommodations in Jinja source of the Nile you can choose from and these include Explorers River Camp, Nile River Camp, Jinja Nile Resort, Samuka Island Retreat, Source of The Smile Hotel and Guesthouse. Here are some of the packages you can explore in order to visit Jinja as well as other Uganda destinations.

 

 

 

 

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