DAY 1 | TRANSFER TO GULU TOWN | MEAL PLAN: HB
At 6;00 you will be met by your tour guide at your hotel lobby for a pre-briefing before you start on the journey to Kitgum. Plan to leave by 6; 30 so as to beat the Kampala Traffic. We will have a desired stop at the seasoned Aruu falls. In the rainy season, these falls are such a delight to view with stunning sets of rapids cascading down a valley. In the dry season though, they can almost dry out.
This day ends with Dinner and overnight at a comfortable lodge/guesthouse.
DAY 2 | TRANSFER TO KIDEPO NP | MEAL PLAN: BB
We will start the connection drive to Kidepo Valley with a filling breakfast. The distance between the two places is not so long, which makes possible for a game drive upon arrival in the remote and less frequented park.
Kidepo Valley is one of the most alluring destinations in Africa, boasting of a strong wilderness presence, rugged mountain scenery and exceptional game viewing as well as bird-watching. The mountainous terrain is broken by the Narus valley in the southeast and kidepo valley in the northeast. The spectacular landscapes are fascinating and be sure not to miss the stunning sunsets and sunrises under the African sky.
This day ends with dinner and overnight at a comfortable lodge.
DAY 3 | FULL DAY GAME DRIVES | MEAL PLAN: HB
This day will be dedicated to massive game drives and a chanced stop at a local karamojong community. We will go to the wild Narus Valley where a typical game drive rewards its participants with stunning scenery and unmatched wildlife. For a break, we will stop by the Idi Amin’s never-completed lodge and just get to have a little moment in his head.
In the afternoon we will drive to a local community to see the karamojong. Here we will indulge in their culture, perhaps learn a thing or two and also dance with them.
This day ends with dinner and overnight at a comfortable lodge .
DAY 4 | TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NP | MEAL PLAN: HB
At 7; 00am after a hearty breakfast, we will set of for the magnificent Murchison Falls. Driving rearward through Kitgum – Gulu, we will be back at the road headed for Murchison Falls.
This day ends with Dinner and overnight at a comfortable lodge.
DAY 5 | GAME DRIVE & BOAT RIDE | MEAL PLAN: BB
On this day, we will wake up very early and head out to the rolling plains for an early game drive in Uganda’s largest park. The earlier we drive out, the more extended our time to catch remarkable wildlife sites. You will have a chance to view lions, buffalos, elephant herds, hartebeests. For the birders, these areas support the secretary bird, and black chested snake eagle, to name a few.
In the afternoon, take a boat cruise on the Nile to the base of the falls – where it thunders and the falls plunge 43m into the Nile on the way to Lake Albert. The waters are infested with hippos, crocodiles and in site is a wide range of other wildlife and bird species.
Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
DAY 6 | DEPARTURE | MEAL PLAN: BB
At 07; 00AM we will depart Murchison Falls for Entebbe via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (optional visit). You will have an opportunity to watch these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The rhinos are free to move around a 70sqkm area of land. The hike may take up to 2 hours depending on the location of the rhinos. It may be necessary to drive for a bit before taking the bush trek. In addition you may also encounter other wildlife species like Oribis, Uganda Kob, Bushbucks, waterbucks and vast bird species.
Have lunch here (not included in rate) and later connect to Entebbe for your outward flight.