The park offers a wide range of animal species which are endemic to the area and cannot be found elsewhere in Uganda. About 500 bird species and 86 mammal species elephants, cheetahs, African buffaloes and greater kudus are some of the animals that call Kidepo home. This park was listed as one of the 10 best national parks in Africa by Cable News Network (CNN) Travel.

Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the north eastern corner of Uganda. Covering an area of 1,442 square kilometers, Kidepo is a true wilderness given its vast savannah plains and rugged mountain landscape home to all the Big Game as we have come to know them. Kidepo Valley National Park is by far the most spectacular of Uganda’s parks yet the least visited. After being declared a wildlife reserve area in 1958 by the British colonialists, the local tribe of the Ik that called the valley home were chased from the fertile valley which gives the park its name.

Today, Kidepo offers a range of animal species which is endemic to the area and is not found elsewhere in Uganda’s diverse game parks. About 500 bird species and 86 mammal species offer truth to the fact that Kidepo is a must-see destination in East Africa and worth your time.

Elephants, cheetahs, African buffalo, greater Kudus, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Oribi, Bonhor Reedbucks, Waterbucks, Kongoni, Elands are some of the animals found in Kidepo Valley National Park. It has got plenty of carnivores such as leopards, lions, spotted hyena, black-backed and side-striped jackals.

Because of its remote location and low numbers of visitors, Kidepo valley is mostly untouched and offers an exclusive look at Africa’s most precious savannah and forest animals.

  • Game drives
  • Cultural tour

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe

Day 2: Transfer to Gulu

Day 3: Gulu to Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 4: Morning and Evening Game Drives

Day 5: Cultural Tour

Day 6: Gulu to Kampala via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe

You arrive at Entebbe International Airport, located on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Victoria, where our guide will welcome you and transfer you to your lodge.

Accommodation: Imperial Resort Beach Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast

 Day 2: Transfer to Gulu

You will be picked up by a guide from your accommodation and then commence your transfer to Gulu for an overnight stay and dinner (not inclusive in the cost) with lunch en-route.

Accommodation: Churchill Courts, Gulu

Meal Plan:  Lunch en-route & Breakfast on day 3

Day 3: Gulu to Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast you will head to Kidepo Valley national park via Kitgum. On arrival you will check into your lodge. After checking into your lodge, you will have lunch and rest. At about 5pm, you will head out on an evening game drive along the Narus River Valley. The valley is a rolling grassland plain enclosed by distant mountains.

The valley has permanent water and for much of the year the park’s wildlife comes here. During this drive, you will view elephants, herds of buffaloes, jackals, and jackson’s hartebeest, Klipspringer and lions plus many other mammals.

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 4: Morning and Evening Game Drives

You will wake up to nature’s sounds and given the remoteness of the park, count on hearing the sounds of an authentic African morning. You will take a sunrise game-drive in and around Apoka Valley.

You will then return to the lodge for breakfast after which you will embark on a morning game-adventure that will take you to the Kanangorok hot spring. Here, the so-called Big Five can be seen wandering around including the ostrich.

The semi-arid section of the park is home to hot springs and the majestic Ostriches. This section also commands amazing scenery with savannah grassland and mountains from across the South Sudan border in the distance. Return to your lodge for lunch. After lunch, you can opt for a walk with an armed guide around the park.

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 5: Cultural Tour

After breakfast, with your packed lunch, you will visit the Lorokul Cultural Group and explore the fascinating, ancient culture of the Karamojong. You will also visit the traditional homesteads (Manyata) of the Karamojong to sample local dishes and hear stories of this remote tribe that has just started accepting traits of modernism.

After interacting with the locals and learning a few things about this cattle-keeper people, you will drive to Gulu for dinner(not inclusive in cost) and over night.

Accommodation: Churchill Courts, Gulu

Meal Plan: Packed Lunch & Breakfast for day 6

Day 6: Gulu to Kampala via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After breakfast, you will drive to Kampala/Entebbe via Nakasongola with a lunch stop at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Meal plan – Lunch en-route

No of Persons Rate per Person
2 USD 1,397
4 USD 995
6 USD 861
8 USD 774

Tour Includes

  • All ground transportation in a 4x4 Mini-van, fuel and an English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water in car
  • Airport Pick up and transfer as per itinerary
  • Game drive
  • Cultural tour

Tour Excludes

  • Bar Bills
  • Phone calls
  • Personal insurance
  • Laundry and other services of personal nature and driver’s/guide’s tips.
  • Air Fares
  • Visa

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.