4-day-3Nights Kidepo Valley National Park Fly-in Safari
This four (4) Day Kidepo Valley Fly-in safari is the ultimate trip if you don’t have time for an all-round road trip from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National Park. There are available two hour charter or scheduled flights available to Kidepo for you to experience “pure Africa”.
During this 4 day safari in Kidepo Valley, you will interact with the iconic IK people who continue to live a purely authentic life, do a game drive in Narus Valley and encounter the largest herd of buffaloes and some royal birds like the ostrich, among other activities.
Day 01: Depart for Kidepo Valley National Park using a scheduled or chartered flight. Optional game drive
Day 02: Start off with a morning game drive. Return for lunch and change direction for another game drive in Narus Valley
Day 03: Depart to Kidepo Valley for a chance to see ostriches, hot springs or visit the Ik people
Day 04: Fly back to Entebbe. You will then head for your international flight out of Entebbe or choose to spend a night exploring the city night life.
Our driver-guide will be on hand to pick you from Entebbe International Airport on your arrival and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel.
Day 01: Departure for Kidepo Valley Fly in safari
Our guide will be on hand to pick from your hotel or the airport as you commence your ultimate 4- day Kidepo Valley NP Fly-in safari. Board your flight which is either Aerolink or any booked or scheduled flight. During the next two hour flight, you will see beautiful Uganda and confirm what British wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill described as “the Pearl of Africa” with lush greenery and iconic features from above.
You will then land at Kidepo Valley Airstrip where you will be transferred to Apoka Safari Lodge regarded as the best lodge in Kidepo Valley National Park or Kidepo Savanah Lodge.
After lunch and some relaxation, you will embark on your late afternoon game drive in Kidepo valley National Park for you to maximize your time here. During the game drive, you will see large herds of buffaloes, leopards, antelopes, elephants, hippos and if you are lucky this afternoon, encounter some lions and leopards.
Return to the lodge for overnight and dinner. Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge/ Savanah Lodge
Day 2: Detour of Karamojong Manyattas & Narus Valley
You will have an early morning breakfast as you commence day 2 of our special Kidepo safari- the flat, limitless terrain with exceptional beauty.
You will take a drive to the special homesteads of the Karamojong called Manyattas. This is a cultural bonanza where you will specifically be immersed in their lifestyles, from homes, dance to food.
Return to the lodge for lunch and a short rest.
In the afternoon, you will return to Narus valley for an afternoon game drive. You will be treated to more wildlife game variety and the spectacular landscape that has iconic hills, valleys, and short shrub savannah plants.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge/ Savannah Lodge
Day 3: Visit the Ik People
Today you will visit the IK people. The drive to the home of the IK is about 2 hours. Among the IK, you will find a tribe maintaining and living their deep authentic culture while embracing the changes of modernity but preserving one of Africa’s purest lifestyles in eating, cooking, dressing, dance and music. Across the horizon from the IK tribes home- is the Uganda- South Sudan international border.
On your way back you will again go through the Narus Valley as you drive to Kidepo Valley and you will encounter more game along the way. You will make stopovers at the special hot springs and then drive back to the lodge.
Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge/ Savanah Lodge
Day 4: Departure and Fly back to Entebbe
After a fairly relaxed morning breakfast, you will depart the lodge and take a short drive to the airstrip where you will board the plane enroute to Entebbe Airport. Depending on your flight schedule, you will then transfer to connect for your international flight.