This 7 Days Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park Safari will give you a conjoined experience in Murchison Falls National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park. The main activity is Wildlife viewing plus some bit of birding and culture.
Day 1: Kampala to Gulu
On the first day of your 7 Days Murchison Falls and Kidepo safari, you will have breakfast and begin your journey to Gulu town in Northern Uganda; this is an interesting drive on a smooth road and there are a number of optional activities en-route notable among them being a visit to Zziwa rhino sanctuary. Have lunch en-route and proceed to Gulu arriving in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Bomah Hotel Gulu.
Day 2: Gulu to Kidepo Valley National Park
Breakfast will be served early on the second day of your 7 Days Murchison Falls and Kidepo safari before you embark on your journey to Kidepo Valley National Park. This is a 3 to 4 hours drive with eye-catching sites along the way including the Mantattas (small grass thatched houses) and the scenic views of the hills which separate the lands of Acholi and Karamoja.
You will also cross some seasonal rivers and arrive Kidepo Valley National Park well in time for Lunch and an evening game drive in the Narus valley. Dinner and overnight at stay at Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp. Other options include Apoka lodge for luxury and UWA Bandas for budget.
Day 3: Game drive in the Narus Valley
We shall do a Game Drive on the third day of the 7 Days Murchison Falls and Kidepo safari. Wake up to an energizing breakfast amid tranquil nature and head out for a game drive in the Narus valley. The Valley is renowned for mammals such as elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes, zebras and birds. The valley is home to the only permanent source of water – the Narus River and thus a convergence place for a lot of game.
Narus valley is known to posses the largest buffalo herds than anywhere else in the entire world. There are also high chances of spotting big cats on a hunt and on a lucky day; you may spot the rare cheetahs too which are endemic to Kidepo in the whole of Uganda. Head back to the lodge for lunch and embark on an evening game drive in the Narus valley again. Dinner and overnight at the lodge as above.
Day 4: Game drive in Narus and Hot springs visit in Kidepo Valley
On the fourth day of your 7 Days Murchison Falls and Kidepo safari, we shall do an extended Game Drive. We shall enjoy breakfast and visit the Narus valley for another game drive. The park has great observation points with binoculars and you will be happy to use them and you can never have enough of a game drive in this park! Return to the lodge for lunch and unwind a bit before embarking on a drive to Kidepo valley close to south Sudan boarder to visit the hot springs and you can encounter Ostriches within the region although their numbers are highly threatened by poaching by south Sudanese. Dinner and overnight at the lodge as above.
Day 5: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
The fifth day of the 7 Days Murchison Falls and Kidepo safari is when we transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. We shall have breakfast and depart Kidepo for Murchison Falls National Park entering the park with an en-route game drive in the northern sector. You will visit the top of the falls and proceed to your lodge where you will unwind and spend the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison Lodge.
Day 6: Game Drive and Launch Cruise
On the sixth day of the 7 Days Murchison Falls and Kidepo safari, we shall enjoy breakfast early in the morning and depart the lodge to catch the morning ferry to paraa and embark on a game drive during which you will encounter a number of animals including the big five. Have lunch and in the afternoon, embark on a launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. The cruise will enrich you with sights of different birds, giant crocodiles, as well as more wildlife that come to drink here. You can do a hike to the top of the falls and meet your guide there and transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay as above.
Day 7: Transfer back to Kampala
On the last day of the 7 Days Murchison Falls and Kidepo safari, we shall have breakfast and transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route arriving in the afternoon. You may opt for a stopover at Zziwa rhino sanctuary if you missed that on day one. Proceed to Entebbe airport for your onward flight.
End of 7 Days Murchison Falls and Kidepo safari.