Kidepo National park and the big five
On this trip you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kidepo national park, source of the Nile in Jinja, magnificent sipi falls on slopes of Mt Elgon, a boat ride on river Nile in Murchison falls national park and rhinos at Ziwa rhino sanctuary.
Kidepo valley national park is one of the best national parks in Africa and it is blessed with beautiful landscape, variety of wildlife, over 77 mammals including 4 of the big five( lions, leopards, buffaloes and elephants), cheetahs, antelopes, etc, over 475 birds.
ITENERARY FOR THE 8 DAY TOUR
Day ONE: SOURCE OF THE NILE AND SIPI FALLS
In the morning we drive east and stop at Jinja to see the source of river Nile, then continue and have another stop at Sipi falls on the slopes of Mt Nile. We will spend a night in Kapchowra or Moroto.
DAY TWO: ARRIVAL IN KIDEPO NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we drive northwards through Kodito and Kabong. On arrival in Kidepo we check in our lodge and this will be in the evening.
DAY THREE: GAME DRIVE AROUND THE PARK
Early in the morning you will have breakfast and then go for the morning game drive. On this tour you will have a look at elephants, zebras, leopards, giraffes, antelopes and on a good day you can spot a cheetah. Kidepo national park also has a variety of birds that you will not miss as you make the tour.
In the evening you will have another Game drive.
DAY FOUR: GAME DRIVE
We will have morning game drive north of the park for ostriches, hot springs and south Sudan boarder. In the evening visit the the Karamajong community for the cultural experience.
DAY FIVE: TRIP TO MURCHISON FALLS
We will have breakfast and then proceed to Murchison falls national park. On arrival we check in and then rest.
DAY SIX: BOAT CRUISE AND GAME DRIVE
We have breakfast and then start on the tour of the park. We drive through the park looking for buffaloes, giraffes, lions, leopards, primates, elephants several bird species and other wildlife. We break off for lunch and then go for an evening boat ride along the Nile river.
Here you get a chance to look at the falls on a close range. This spectacle will leave you breathless, besides looking at the falls and listening to the roar of the water, you also enjoy the variety of animals along the river banks. These include Hippos, antelopes, crocodiles, buffaloes, birds and other animals as they are having a drink from the river.
DAY SEVEN: GAME DRIVE AND ZIWA
Morning game drive and then a visit to the top of Murchison falls and bid farewell to Murchison falls National park.
In the evening check in at Ziwa rhino sanctuary.
DAY EIGHT: RHINO TRACKING AND BACK TO ENTEBBE
In the morning we go for Rhino tracking and the drive to Kampala/Entebbe.