5 DAYS - WILDLIFE SAFARI MT. ELGON AND KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

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This package will take you to Mt. Elgon also locally called Masaaba and the ethnicity that host the mountain that are called the Bamasaaba. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Mbale

  • Depart Kampala for eastern Uganda. You will stop over at Namawojolo market; buy and enjoy chicken and other local eats such as gonja plus varieties of fruits to enjoy as you proceed.
  • Pass via the source of river Nile – the longest river in the world and Owen falls dam
  • Proceed and have your lunch in Mbale town
  • After lunch, proceed to Mt. Elgon for forest walk. Be on the lookout for Tacazze sun bird, bronze napped pigeon, and hartlaub’s turaco among others.
  • In the evening, head for Sipi falls lodge for your overnight stay.  

Day 2: Sipi lodge – Apoka lodge

  • After your early breakfast, drive north eastwards and head for Apoka lodge in Kidepo valley National Park
  • You will enjoy the scenic views as you drive along. The massive savannah vegetation usher you into the Park.
  • Have your lunch at Apoka lodge
  • In the evening, get into your vehicles and take a game drive. You will view the ostrich, kori, Carmine and variety of both animal and bird species.
  •  Return to Apoka lodge for overnight stay.

Day 3: Kidepo Valley National Park

  • After the early morning breakfast, leave your lodge and head to the Park for a game drive
  • You will see variety of bird and animal species. Be on the lookout for herds of buffalos, elephants, some lions, duikers among others plus variety of bird species.
  • Return to Apoka lodge for lunch
  • In the evening, go with a ranger guide and head to Morungule Mountain for forest walk.
  • You will have a greater view of the Park, watch birds and game
  • Return to Apoka lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 4: Nature Walk and a cultural / community walk

  • Take a game drive to the hot springs via the Kidepo River
  • You will view ostriches, leopards, tortoises as you proceed
  • Have your packed lunch out there
  • Thereafter, go for a community walk to the neighboring Karimajong community
  • Visit the Manyattas – the typical Karimajong homestead
  • Interact with these nomads, Return to Apoka lodge for the overnight

Day 5: Kidepo – Kampala

  • After breakfast, you may depart and return to Kampala via Lira and Karuma
  • Arrive Kampala in the evening.