Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location

Kidepo Valley National Park, where the stunning scenery simply takes your breath away, a must visit for those that want to see Authentic, Untouched Africa without the crowds – there is no other Park like it in all of Africa.

First of all, it is hard to get to, either you fly in which is very expensive or you drive to the park.  The journey while driving takes quite some hours due to the distance from Kampala although the more scenic route is via Sipi Falls to Kidepo Park thus breaking up the journey.

The lodging facilities are few, however, more are coming on-line as the popularity of the Park is on the increase plus the Apoka Rest Camp has been greatly improved to the delight of Budget Travelers.

Presently there are over 2000-3000 visitors per year who visit Kidepo, in spite of it being the best park for wildlife viewing in Uganda plus the unique and enriching cultural experiences with the Karamojong and the Ik People who live near the park.

  • Morning Game Drive
  • Evening Game drive
  • Cultural tour

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe
Day 2: Fly to Kidepo and evening Game drive
Day 3: Morning Game drive, Walking Tour
Day 4: Cultural Tour and Departure

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe

You arrive at Entebbe International Airport, located on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Victoria, where a representative from StarMount Safaris will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel/lodge for the overnight stay.

Accommodation:  Serena Hotel Entebbe (Luxury)

                                  Rosemary Courts (Mid-Range)

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 2: Fly to Kidepo, Evening Game Drive

You will be picked up by a representative from StarMount Safaris and transferred to Entebbe international airport to catch your flight to Kidepo Airstrip.

On arrival at Kidepo, you will be met by a guide who then transfers you to your place of accommodation for lunch and relaxation as you await an evening game drive.

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury)

                                  Kidepo Savanah (Mid-Range)

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Morning Game Drive, Walking Tour

Today, you will wake up to the sounds of nature to take a sunrise game-drive in and around Apoka Valley. After breakfast, you will embark on the morning game-adventure that will take the route to Kanangorok hot spring.  Here a number of animals like the East African big five can be seen wandering around as well as birds like the Ostriches.

The semi-arid section of the park is home to hot springs and to elegant and majestic Ostriches. This section of the park also commands amazing scenery of mountains across the border in South Sudan. Return to your lodge for lunch.

If you are not too tired, after your lunch, head out for a walking safari with an armed guide around the park.

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury)

                                  Kidepo Savannah (Mid-Range)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Cultural Tour and Departure

After breakfast, you visit the Lorokul Cultural Group and explore the fascinating, ancient culture of the Karamojong. Visit traditional homesteads, sample local dishes and hear the stories of this remote tribe. Packed lunch will be provided. After the cultural tour, you will be dropped off at Kidepo Airstrip to catch your flight back to Entebbe International Airport.

At Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your next destination.

Meal Plan: Breakfast



No of Persons Mid-Range-(RPPS) Luxury-(RPPS)
2 $1,900 $3,890
4 $1,635 $3,525
6 $1,545 $3,405
8 $1,505 Nil

Tour Includes

  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Air Fare to and from Kidepo as per itinerary
  • Game Drives
  • Walking and Cultural tour
  • Airport pick up and transfer as per itinerary

Tour Excludes

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

Courtesy reminder

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