If you are looking to explore Kidepo Valley National Park in a few days without any worries about the distance then this 3 Days flying safari to Kidepo is the best option for you.
Day 1: Fly from Entebbe to Kidepo and afternoon Game Drive
On the first day of your Safari to Kidepo, you will depart Entebbe airport aboard a scheduled domestic flight operated by Aero-link which operates only on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday departing at 12:30 hours arriving Kidepo at 14:45 hours. This 2 hours flight will allow you beautiful Arial views of the lush countryside. You will land at Apoka airfield and your driver / guide will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, head out for a game drive to explore the remarkable landscapes of Kidepo including the magical Narus Valley where you will have many chances of seeing a range of game including the herds of Cape Buffaloes, African elephants, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Klipspringer, Jackals and possibly Lions among others before heading back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge
Midrange: Nga’moru Wilderness Camp
Budget: Apoka Rest Camp
Day 2: Game Drive and Karamojong Community tour
On the second day of your Safari to Kidepo, you will have breakfast and brace yourself for a thrilling game drive in the vast savannah of Kidepo Valley intercepted by patches of borassus palm and the rising scenic hills. Enjoy the stunning views of the morning sun shining over the hills of Lomej, the Lotukei Mountains to the north close to the Sudan border, the Morungole range to the southern boundary of Kidepo before the rays strike down to the endless valleys of Kidepo and Narus valley.
You will enjoy an extensive 3 to 4 hours game drive exploring the vastness of Kidepo and all its treasures including lions, leopards, elephants, Buffaloes, Side stripped Jackals, the Burchell’s Zebra, the Eland, the Cheetah found here only in Uganda, Guenther’s dik-dik found here only in East Africa, striped hyaena, aardwolf, caracal, the lesser and greater Kudu, klipspringer, dik-dik, Bright’s gazelle, Chandler’s mountain reedbuck, beisaoryx, African wild dogs, waterbuck Jackson’s hartebeest and black-backed jackal among others
The extended drive to Kidepo Valley rewards you with the sights of Ostriches which are unique to Kidepo national park.
Return back to the lodge to freshen up and ready yourself for lunch. Have lunch and in the afternoon, go for a community tour to the Karimojong people. Meet the Karimajong people at Karenna and Kapedo known for their nomadic pastoralism. Mix, mingle and explore their traditions, the Manyattas (small grass-thatched huts), the arts and crafts, the Kraal and the grazing field and traditional performances before heading back to the lodge to unwind. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 3: Game drive and fly back to Entebbe
On the third day of your Safari to Kidepo, you will have breakfast and go for another game drive to increase your chances of seeing what you might have missed out the previous day. Return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to Apoka airfield for a return flight to Entebbe departure at 15:00 hours back to Entebbe arriving at 16:30 hours to coneect with your onward flight or be transferred to your lodge in Entebbe.
End of the 3 Days flying Safari to Kidepo.