7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

Overview of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

Your 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour or 7 days Kidepo Valley wildlife safari Uganda & Mount Elgon hiking tour takes you off the beaten track to these less visited Uganda safari destinations. On this 7 days Uganda wildlife safari and mountain hiking tour, you get to some of the most remote and unfrequented parts of Uganda in Eastern and North Eastern Uganda. The 7 days of discovering this unexplored part of Uganda features game drives and community tours at Kidepo valley national park, sipi falls hike and nature walks at Mount Elgon national park.

Your trip starts with a pick up from Entebbe international airport then a drive to Gulu where you spend the night before continuing to Kidepo valley park the next day. On arrival at Kidepo valley national park, you undertake game drives and a community tour then continue Mount Elgon national park on the fifth day where you have a Sipi falls hike and nature walk experience before returning to Entebbe international airport for departure.

Highlights of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a Uganda tour driver guide transfers you to Gulu where you spend the night.

Day 2: From Gulu, you continue with the drive to Kidepo valley national park.

Day 3: You spend the whole day at Kidepo national park on a full day game drive.

Day 4: You go for another game drive then visit the Karamojong community in the evening.

Day 5: After breakfast, you are driven to Mount Elgon national park at Sipi falls in Kapchorwa.

Day 6: You spend the day exploring Sipi Falls and taking a nature walk through the beautiful mountainous land.

Day 7: After breakfast, you embark on a drive back to Entebbe international airport for departure.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

Day 1 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

On arrival at Entebbe international airport, your safari starts with a pick up by a professional driver guide from for a drive northward along Kampala-Gulu highway. Your first wildlife encounter starts with a branch off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking. About 2h 30min drive from Kampala, this is the only home to the Rhinos in Uganda. You thereafter continue with the drive to Gulu town where you spend the night.

Accommodation: Boma Hotel Gulu

Day 2 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

Anticipate to wake up before sunrise, have breakfast and embark on the drive to Kidepo valley national park. On arrival in the afternoon, you check into your hotel for lunch then go for an evening game drive in the untainted wilderness of Kidepo with a tour to the Narus Valley. Common wildlife sightings include those of the Elephants, herds of Buffaloes, Antelopes and Zebras. In the evening, you return to your accommodation in Kidepo valley national park for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation Options for day 2 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

Luxury/up-market:  Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/basic: Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas

Day 3 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

Early morning, you go for a morning game drive through the beautiful rugged horizon of savanna grasslands as you observe a profusion of animals on a drive through the two main biomes of Kidepo from Narus Valley to Kidepo valley. Endemic cats such as the Cheetah, Stripped Hyena, Aardwolf, Bat-eared Fox, and Caracal are part of the major sightings on this day of your Uganda wildlife tour. In the afternoon after lunch, you visit the Karamojong community where you learn about their culture, unique housing, ornaments and handmade crafts. You return for dinner and an overnight stay in a lodging facility in Kidepo.

Accommodation options for day 3 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

Luxury/up-market:  Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/basic: Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas

Day 4 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

In the morning, you go for another game drive to the park where you get the chance to sight the other wildlife species that you missed the previous day and visit the kanangarok hot springs.  With a lucky day, you could sight the cheetah which is the fastest land animal and endemic to Kidepo in Uganda and the ostrich. In the evening, you have a moment with the diverse Karamojong community as they demonstrate their daily life skills within their homesteads, this is a moment you will wish to never miss. You return to your lodging facility for dinner and relaxation from the experiences of the attractions in Kidepo valley national park.

Accommodation options for day 4 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

Luxury/up-market:  Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/basic: Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas

Day 5 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

After a morning breakfast, you are driven by a professional driver guide past the beautiful vast plains to Sipi falls in Kapchorwa. These three beautiful falls offer an amazing experience as you hike and have an amazing moment with the natives of the area. You later on rest in an accommodation in Mount Elgon National Park.

Day 6 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

 

In the morning, you go for a forest exploration at kapkwai forest for a nature walk, where you can opt to combine the 7km bamboo trail walk to Kapkwai Cave with the 3km ridge trek to the beautiful Chebonet Falls. In the evening, you hike the Sipi Falls which is a combination of 3 falls surrounded with a beautiful greenery back drop. The hike involves a visit to the community plantations and cave exploration. After the hike you will be returned to your hotel for dinner and an overnight.

 

 

Day 7 of the 7 days Uganda wildlife safari Kidepo Valley & Mount Elgon hiking tour

After early morning breakfast, you embark on a drive back to Entebbe international airport for a departure flight.

Come experience the real African wilderness and have a glimpse of the beautiful country side from Northern to Eastern Uganda in a single trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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