Short Uganda Safari

The 5-day trip takes you to Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda’s most remote park, situated in the Karamoja region, in north-eastern Uganda. The park’s major attractions include; the Kidepo and Narus rivers, Mount Morungole, Kanangarok hot spring, the Narus and Kidepo valleys.

The IK farmers, Karamojong, and Dodoth pastoralists, are also part of the park’s attractions. And combine the similar experience with Murchison falls national, known for Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop. Park wildlife includes elephants and hippos, and there are chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest. The Lake Albert Delta is home to rare shoebill storks, the two parks major’s activities include:  Game drives, birding excursions, hikes and nature walks, are some of the adventures to engage in while at the park.


Day 1:  Entebbe/Kampala - Kidepo valley national Park.

Your wildlife safaris start with a pick up very early morning (6:00 am) at your Hotel or Residence in Kampala or Entebbe, ready to have a long drive to Kidepo Valley Park, the country national park, this national park is definitely a must visit for any traveler to Uganda. The drive takes you via Gulu, Kitgum and later in the evening check in at your lode for dinner and overnight.

  • Distance:  571km (about 10 hours)
  • Medium range accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge (FB)
  • High accommodation: Adere Safari lodge (FB)
  • High End accommodation: Apoka safari lodge (FB)

Day 2: Kidepo valley national park

Today, after your breakfast, take a morning game drive along Narus valley; be ready to encounter some of the wildlife during your adventure game drive  like   Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, Elands, Oribs, elephants and if lucky lion and leopard .  after lunch, proceed to the Hot springs via palm trees lined along Kidepo river, famous  for Ostriches and Leopard, Tortoises and along the back, you can make a small walk to stretch your legs and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Kidepo Valley - Murchison Falls national park

After your  early morning breakfast, have another scenery drive to Murchison falls national park Uganda’s largest park, while in Murchison Falls Park enjoy the beautiful Savannah vegetation of Acholi long land as we reach the park. This is where the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos and crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterised by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees, and many bird species.

  • Distance:  440km (about 8 hours)
  • Medium accommodation: Pakuba safari lodge / Fort Murchison lodge (FB)
  • High accommodation: Paraa safari lodge / Bakers lodge (FB)
  • High End accommodation: Nile safari lodge (FB)

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park- Game drive and waterfall.

Today, experience the morning game drive in these savannah national park  and expect some of the animals like elephants, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, oribis, bushbucks, among other if lucky lions, spotted hyenas and leopards. In the afternoon, take a 3 hours boat cruise on Victoria Nile to the base of the Murchison Falls. Expect to encounter some of the animal like hippos, crocodiles, variety of water birds species.

Day 5: Murchison falls– Top of the falls and Rhino Trekking.

After breakfast, have a drive to the top of the falls to have a close view at the Murchison falls, where the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river, which is just 7 meters or 23 feet wide, and topples to 43 meters or 141 feet below with a thunderous roar forming a residual water stray that forms a beautiful rainbow; the view is very breathtaking! From here it then continues its westward into the stunning Lake Albert.

Afterward, proceed to Masindi or Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for lunch before Going for Rhino trekking and then drive back to Kampala city dropping you off at your Hotel or Airport if you have a flight on the same day. 

  • Distance:  355 km (about 06 hours)

Note: Kidepo Valley National Park can also be reached by taking a scheduled flight that leaves Entebbe every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with minimum of 4 pax

TOUR COST is per person sharing


  • Transport in a 4wd Land cruiser with modified roof excellent for game viewing.
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation as listed in the program
  • Meals according to the program
  • Park entrance fees to the national parks, all mentioned activities: cultural tour in Kidepo, visit the Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino, ferry crossing, game drive, boat cruise to the bottom of the Murchison falls.


  • International air fares
  • Entry visa Uganda 50 USD
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratitude to rangers, driver/guide, porter, and hotel staff etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional, optional activities, souvenirs, etc

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