5 days kidepo national park and Sipi falls safari
5 Days kidepo national park and Sipi falls safari is a short safari which will give amazing experience in Uganda’s top tourist destination kidepo national park and Sipi falls the magnificent triple falls. Kidepo national park is an area of various wonders ranging from beautiful scenic landscape, hot springs and many wildlife species which are encountered while in this park, kidepo national park is credited for offer being one of the national park offering the best game drive in Africa. Animals such as cheaters, lions, leopards, buffaloes, zebras and elephants and birds like the great ostrich are seen in the park.
Sipi falls are magnificent eye-catching triple falls found in Kapchorwa, while in Kapchorwa at the falls you will have a great opportunity of hiking Mount Elgon’s summit wagagai on your way to falls, you will also enjoy the magnificent views of lake kyoga, karamoja plain and the slopes of mou8nt Elgon.
Highlights of the safari
- Day 1: Transfer to Gulu
- Day 2: Baker’s Fort Tour in Gulu
- Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo National Park
- Day 3: Game Drive and community walk
- Day 4: Transfer from to Sipi falls.
- Day 5: Hiking to Sipi falls
- Day 5:Return to Kampala
Detailed itinerary for the safari
Day 1: Transfer to Gulu
On the first day safari you will picked up by your safari driver depending on your location either in Kampala or Entebbe, your safari assigned to you by achieve global safaris will give you an insight to the days’ activities and then begin your journey to Gulu district. You will drive using a northern route through Masindi town-karuma falls where you will enjoy the sights of the falls, you will make a stopover for lunch. When you reach Gulu town, you will check into your lodges, have dinner and sleep.
Luxury – wal ville suites
Mid-range – Acholi in
Budget- hotel Nok continental
Day 2: visit Baker’s Fort in Gulu and Transfer to Kidepo National Park
On the second day you will wake up early for breakfast then proceed to baker’s fort where you will learn more about the dark days of slavery which was carried out by Arab traders, from baker’s fort then you will transfer to kidepo national park a journey of 184 km kilometers. You will make a stopover for lunch and then proceed to the park, you are very much likely to get to kidepo national park in the evening, check into your lodges, have dinner and sleep.
Luxury: cactus hotel
Mid-range: the Travis motel
Budget: Bomah hotel
Meal plan: full board
Day 3: Game Drive and community walk
On the third day you will wake early in the morning for a game drive in the flat kidepo valleys, on the game drive you will see animals like lions, cheaters, leopards, buffaloes and many more. You will also see many birds like ostriches the biggest bird in earth. After the game drive you will go for lunch and in the afternoon you will go for a community walk in the community of the Karamojong pastoralists, on the walk you will learn more about the culture and values of Karamojong people and enjoy traditional dances and songs. After the walk you will drive back to your lodges, have dinner and sleep.
Day 4: Transfer from Kidepo valley national park to Sipi falls.
On the fourth day, you will wake up for breakfast then embark on your journey to Sipi falls which is a distance of 288 km, you are to reach in the park in evening when you consider the stopover for lunch . When you get to the park you will check into your lodges, have dinner and sleep.
Luxury- Noah’s Ark Resort
Midrange-Sipi river lodge
Budget-Sipi river lodge
Day 5: Sipi falls hiking and transfer to Kampala
On the last of the safari you will wake up for morning breakfast then head to the amazing Sipi falls, depending on your guide you will either hike to the top of the falls or the bottom of the falls. While on the falls you get to take beautiful memorable picture. Hiking taking 1-2 hours is not easy but very rewarding seeing the magnificent water of the falls flowing. After the hiking you will drive to Kampala a drive of 5-6 hours, on your way you will enjoy the scenic view of mountain Elgon and coffee plantations which will sure excite you. You will be dropped off in either in Kampala or Entebbe marking the end of the safari.