Murchison Falls NP & Kidepo Valley NP
5- DAYS / 2016
- Unforgettable Boat cruise and Game- viewing drives in Murchison Falls NP
- Convenient and comfortable domestic flights
- Visit the local Karamajong community
- Accommodation in intimate safari lodges
Your Safari at a glance:
|B = Breakfast||L = Lunch||D = Dinner|
|Day||Routes / Activities||Accommodation||Meal Plan|
|1||Fly from Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park||Paraa Safari Lodge||L, D|
|2||Morning game drive and boat ride in MFNP|
|3||Fly from Paraa Lodge to Kidepo Valley National Park||Apoka Lodge||B, L, D|
|4||Game drive and an afternoon Karamoja community walk|
|5||Game drive and Fly from Kidepo to Entebbe||Departure||B, L, D|
Day 1: Fly to Murchison Falls National Park
(Approx. 1hr 40 Min)
After breakfast, meet your Great Lakes Safaris guide at the lobby and transfer to Entebbe Airport for your scheduled domestic flight to Murchison Falls National Park – ETD 12:30 hrs.
On arrival at the local airstrip, you will be met and transferred to Paraa Safari Lodge. After check in and a scrumptious lunch, you will have the afternoon to relax by the pool side, later enjoy an evening game- viewing drive and return to the lodge in time for dinner and a well deserved rest.
Dinner and Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (B,L,D)
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest protected area in Uganda. The waterfall for which the park is named is the most electrifying sight of its type in East Africa. The southern part is mostly covered by dense woodlands and harbors one of the most varied forest faunas in East Africa, and is a premier sight for bird watchers, as well as one of the best- and most affordable – places to track chimpanzees. The northern part is mostly covered by green grasslands with scattered acacia trees, borassus palms and riverine woodlands. . The world’s longest River Nile is thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. Wildlife includes lions, Leopards, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kob and so much more.
Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise
After an early breakfast drive through of Murchison falls NP for an exclusive game drive with chances of seeing giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest and different species of birds.
Lunch will be served at Paraa Safari lodge; the safari will then be continued with a boat cruise on the river Nile for game viewing at close quarters. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, at a distance you will have an opportunity to see where the calm Nile perfects its beauty – forcing its mighty self through a narrow 8 meter gorge to fall a distance of about 150 ft in a thunderous roar of white water – absolutely incredible scenery!
Dinner and Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 3: Fly to Kidepo National Park
After breakfast, enjoy your very first morning nature walk in the African bush. You will enjoy the birdlife, butterflies, scenery and the panoramic views of the Nile. Have a relaxed time by the pool and later transfer to the airstrip for an afternoon flight to Kidepo Valley National Park. – ETD 12:30 hrs, approx. 1hrs flight. On arrival at Apoka airstrip you will be met and transferred to Apoka lodge for lunch and relaxation. Later enjoy an evening game drive in search of giraffes, ostriches, zebras, elephants and lions. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and Overnight at: Apoka Lodge (B, L, D)
Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the most spectacular but also most remote national parks in Uganda. Hidden in the northeast corner of the country, on the border with Sudan and Kenya, Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. The landscape ranges from rolling hills and rocky kopjes to vast savannah plains, with the peaks of the Lotukei and Morungole Mountains rising at the horizon. The Narus Valley, split from the Kidepo Valley by two rivers, is teemed with wildlife including some of the rarest species that are not found anywhere else in Uganda. The park boasts an extensive bird list of 465 species and another 26 unrecorded species.
Day 4: Morning game drive and Afternoon Karamojong Community visit
A full day in one of the most beautiful and certainly most remote national parks in Uganda! Early in the morning you will explore the Narus River Valley by game drive. Go in search of giraffes, ostriches, zebras, elephants and lions. The park is also a birders paradise as it boasts a bird list with over 475 species. Have lunch and relax before going on a visit to one of the local Karamojong communities. The Karamojong tribe is well known for their unique nomadic lifestyle and rich traditions of storytelling.
Dinner and Overnight at: Apoka Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 5: Morning Game drive and Fly to Entebbe
After breakfast, you will explore the Narus River Valley by game drive. Go in search of giraffes, ostriches, zebras, elephants and lions. The park is also a birders paradise as it boasts a bird list with over 475 species. Return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Apoka airstrip for your scheduled flight to Entebbe – ETD 1500 hrs, flight time.1 hrs45min. On arrival at Entebbe Airport, connect to your international departure flight.
*Depending on your flight you might be required to book a day room or overnight accommodation, please contact us in advance and we book accordingly.
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