Northern Explorer - Fly-Drive Safari Uganda

9 days
FROM £ 5920
Countries Visited: Uganda
Off the Beaten Track

Northern Explorer - Fly-Drive Safari Uganda

This journey offers an authentic wilderness experience. Explore the wild north of Uganda, visiting Kidepo Valley and Murchison Falls National Parks.

Kidepo is Uganda's most isolated national park nestled in semi-arid valleys between Uganda's borders with Kenya and Sudan and home to the Karamojong hunter-gatherer people. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.

The park contains two rivers – Kidepo and Narus – which disappear in the dry season, leaving seasonal pools and wetland for the wildlife to congregate around. Apoka is in the centre of the park and offers your typical savannah landscape leading to the seasonal oases of the surrounding Narus Valley - this is where you'll find premier wildlife viewing.

From Kidepo you travel east through Gulu to beautiful Murchison Falls and the River Nile. Here you can spend time on the shores of the Nile, hike along the river at Murchison Falls and enjoy superb game viewing in this scenic park.

Return to Entebbe, stopping at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary enroute.

The Real World Conservation Trust works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects through our Explorers Against Extinction campaign. This years campaigns are raising money for the Ape Alliance, Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Painted Dog Conservation and in Asia the Mariamma Charitable Trust. You can find out more about our exciting current projects on our Conservation pages including how we raised almost £60k for African Parks and Flora and Fauna International in 2018. Previous partners have included Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals saving Animals. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust. Our aim is to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species and to promote sustainable, socially responsible travel which benefits the wildlife and communities you choose to visit.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1

Entebbe
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your guide who will take you to your hotel situated in Entebbe, a short distance away. S/He will be with you throughout your stay in Uganda.

DAY 2 - 4

Kidepo Valley National Park
Spend the morning at leisure at the lodge and return to the airport for your domestic flight to Kidepo. Enjoy aerial views of Uganda and Kidepo Valley National Park – Africa’s true wilderness. Relax for the evening in this very special lodge and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Kidepo – truly a luxury experience. Waking up to stunning views across the savannah plains, prepare for a game drive exploring the savannah stretches of the Kidepo Valley. This park boasts of some of the largest herds of buffalos in East Africa. Other likely encounters include, zebras, oribi, lion and, on a lucky day, you may see a leopard or cheetah! In the afternoon, visit the northern sector – ‘the birders sector’, home to many bird species including the Common Ostrich. Enjoy a game drive towards the stunning Kidepo sand river. This morning, your adventure continues with a culture and nature tours, starting with an early morning walk in the park, getting up close to wildlife. In the afternoon, visit a nearby village where you will meet the Karamojong people and learn about their fascinating culture and kraal like homestead, their traditions and way of life. After dinner you will move out on a night game drive accompanied by an armed ranger guide, where you get exposed to the nocturnal animals.

DAY 5

Gulu
Travel to Gulu - an ancient slave trading town, full of history where you will have a stopover. The scenery en route is beautiful. Settle in to your hotel and after lunch, relax and in the evening take a leisurely Gulu town walk. Learn about the people and the history of this region.
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Includes

  • 1 domestic flight per person
  • Shared high-end accommodation with a full-board meal plan
  • Private 4x4 safari land cruiser vehicle with a driver and fuel for this itinerary
  • All entrance and other fees for the activities included in the itinerary
  • Mineral water in transit
  • All government taxes
Not Included: International flights, Visas, Travel insurance, Personal expenses: alcohol, laundry services and souvenirs, Tips (normally 5–10% and around $10 per day for your guide).

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £5,920 (low season)
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation, activities and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking. It can be upgraded - please ask for details.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

International Flights   We are ATOL bonded and can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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