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6-Day Wildlife Adventure At Kidepo And Murchison Falls National Park

Explore, on this 6 days safari trip, two of Uganda’s National Parks that are remarkable for wildlife viewing. Both game parks, Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley, are located in the northern region of Uganda where the landscape is generally flat and is covered by vast savanna grasslands supporting plenty of animals and birds. Duration: 6 Days (approx.)
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Day 1: Kampala – Ziwa Rhino tracking – Gulu
The trip starts from Kampala City or Entebbe with pick-up from the hotel at 7.00am. Travel northwards along the Kampala – Gulu highway to the Ziwa Rhino & Wildlife Sanctuary in Nakasongola for your first adventures. Situated about 2 hours’ drive from Kampala. There were plenty of Rhinos in Uganda but rampant poaching and civil wars of the 1970’s and early 1980’s lead to their extinction. The Sanctuary was established to breed Rhinos that later will be re-introduced back into Uganda’s National Parks where they once flourished. There is also other wildlife in Ziwa of which includes Oribi, Bushbucks, Uganda Kobs, Hippos and Monkeys and over 351 bird species. After rhino trekking, we continue the journey northwards, getting to Gulu in the evening.
Overnight: Boma Hotel or Standard
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Kitgum – Kidepo – Afternoon game drive
After breakfast, we embark on the journey to Kidepo Valley National Park, where we arrive in the afternoon, check in at the lodge, have lunch and relax. Later, set out for an evening game drive in the unadulterated wilderness of Kidepo, visiting the Narus Valley located in the south of the park. This is the main game viewing area in the park mainly because of the permanent water source even during the long dry spells when the rest of the park dries out. A number of animals congregate in this area during the day to drink and cool off; Zebras, Elephants, Antelopes and large herds of Buffaloes are a common sight. Return in the evening for dinner and nightlife around the campfire.
Overnight: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp or Standard
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Morning game drive – Afternoon community tour
Go for a morning game drive in the park after an early breakfast. Enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the rugged horizon and savanna/acacia grasslands, observing plenty of animals when you drive through the two main biomes of Kidepo – from the savanna/acacia grasslands of the Narus Valley in the south, to the semi-arid short grass of Kidepo Valley in the north near the border with South Sudan. Kidepo is very popular for cats, such as the Cheetah, Stripped Hyena, Aardwolf, Bat-eared Fox, and Caracal, some of which cannot be found in any other park in Uganda. Other mesmerizing animals in this Park include Lions, Leopards, Zebra, Giraffe, Kob, Topi, Waterbuck, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Oribi, and Warthog. The Ostrich is one of the conspicuous birds here and which you cannot find in any other park in Uganda. Not to be missed is the famous sand river and the Kanangorok hot springs both found in the northern most part of the park. After lunch you will visit a local community of the IK people who are very similar to the famous Masai of Kenya. Learn about their traditions and cultures, unique housing and artistry (ornaments and crafts). You shall also be treated to a traditional dance presentation, before returning to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp or Standard
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Have early breakfast, check out of the lodge and set off for Murchison Falls National Park. Stopover in Kitgum or Gulu town for early lunch, arriving in Murchison in the late afternoon; relax for the rest day of the day at the lodge.
Overnight: Fort Murchison Lodge or Standard
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Game Drive – Afternoon boat safari – Murchison Falls hike
Be up for an early snack/tea/coffee at 6.00am and set off for a morning game drive in the park to observe plenty of animals, birds and the Park’s wonderful scenery. Explore the vast grasslands in the northern area of the park where you will be exposed to a large volume and variety of game. Sightings here include Buffaloes, Lions, Uganda Kob, Giraffes, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Oribi, Hyena, Leopard, Baboons, Patas Monkeys and more. Birds are in plenty with the beautiful Carmine Bee-eater and Abyssinian Ground Hornbill being conspicuous throughout the game drive. The game drive lasts 4 hours before returning to the lodge for breakfast and relaxation till lunch. After lunch, transfer to Paraa for a Boat cruise on the Nile to the base of the Murchison Falls. On this 2-hour relaxing ride, you get to observe plenty of wild life along the Nile including Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, and other game that come to drink and cool off in the water. Water birds, including cormorants, kingfishers, herons, fish eagle, bee-eaters and more, are also abundant in the area. When the boat gets to the base of the spectacular Murchison Falls, disembark and do a 45 minutes hike on a trail from the bottom to the top of the falls. Enjoy the amazing views of one of the world’s strongest waterfall where the Nile squeezes through a tiny cleft of 7 meters between the rocks to explode into the whirlpool below, before the river continues on a calm course filled with plenty of wildlife as you may have observed during the boat trip. You will meet the driver at the top of the falls to transfer you back to the lodge.
Overnight: Fort Murchison lodge or Standard
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Murchison – Kampala
After breakfast, check out of the lodge and leave for Kampala, stopping over at the Kabalega Diners in Nakasongola for lunch. Drive to Entebbe Airport to catch your flight, or if time permits, you can have a tour of Kampala city in case your flight is scheduled another day. Tour ends.

- What Will You Do

1: Kampala – Ziwa Rhino tracking – Gulu
2: Kitgum – Kidepo – Afternoon game drive
3: Morning game drive – Afternoon community tour
4: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
5: Game Drive – Afternoon boat safari – Murchison Falls hike
6: Murchison – Kampala

- What To Expect

Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife sanctuary
Afternoon and morning game drives in Kidepo and Murchison falls national park
Visit to the local community of the Karamajong tribe in Kidepo
Boat cruise on River Nile in Murchison
Hike to the top of the falls

- What Is Included

- An experienced tour guide / driver
- Accommodation and lodging
- Meals per Itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Park fees
- Bottled water
- 4WD safari vehicle
- Domestic flights
- Emergency evacuations (AMREF)

- What Is Not Included

- Travel Insurance
- Visa and customs fees
- Gratuities
- International flights
- Personal expenses
- Cigarettes and alcohol
- Souvenirs

- Know Before You Go

Entebbe international airport is your gateway to and from Uganda. To avoid inconveniences that are occasioned by rushing at the time of departure, we advise that you book international flights departing from Entebbe after 8pm.
We will need you to furnish us with the following information:
- Airline
- Flight number
- Arrival and departure date
- Flight times

Each individual traveler is responsible for obtaining the required visa, as visa requirements vary per country. For visa information, we advise our clients to consult the US State Department and local Embassies for non-US citizens.
1. A visa can be obtained at Entebbe international airport on arrival at a fee $50 per person.
2. Visas for all other East African Countries can be obtained, on arrival, at the international airport or at boarder points.

Stay healthy while you travel
Staying healthy while you travel is vital it isn't all about vaccinations and medicine. Most problems you could face are easily preventable. Drinking bottled, boiled or treated water, washing your hands properly before eating and carefully avoiding insect bites could save your life, money and Time.
yellow fever vaccination:
Please remember to get your yellow fever vaccination as it is a crucial requirement especially if you are travelling to Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. Please be sure to visit the Centers for Disease Control at Or check with a physician for more information.
Leave a copy of your itinerary, travel insurance and passport to a family member, for reference purposes, in case of an emergency. Travel insurance is also compulsory on all trips.

Prices for a twin/double shared room are per person, and, rates for single or triple travelers are available on request.

- Avoid expensive jewelry.-Hide your cash and Monitor your ATM/ Credit card transactions
- Avoid all demonstrations and protests given their potential to turn violent.
- Monitor the media for information about any possible security risks and pay close attention to your personal security.
- Carry a copy of your passport and avoid hanging alone without the advice of the tour guide. and avoid Voluntary helpers who are not among your group and be worry of any assistance from seemingly helpful strangers however polite or well dressed. In order to safeguard your items and report any lost or blocked bank card to your Bank.

This tour requires that all traveler should have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and all personal Emergencies, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We therefore recommend Travel Guard, Allianz and Nomads

- Transfers

We will pick you from the airport (Entebbe international airport) and then transfer you to your accommodation then pick you from your accommodation to the tourism destination and after drop you off at either your accommodation or airport if your flight is due.


There may be times when unforeseen events beyond our control impact travel schedules and potentially disrupt your Safari Holidays. These include, but are not limited to, severe weather conditions, acts of nature, and government travel advisories or force Majeure, Under such circumstances, it is critical that Kent Safari tours be able to contact you immediately and reliably-including nights, weekends, and holidays-to make sure we’ve informed you of any possible changes to your travel. Additionally, the care and safety of our guests have always been our highest priority. There may be a need to contact you while on the trip or to contact someone back home due to an unforeseen event that happens while on the trip. Therefore, in addition to pre-trip contact information, we also require an emergency contact name number or email as well as an on-trip phone number for all travelers for emergency communications
Due to increased travel security around the world ,All security agencies around the global requires airlines to collect this information in accordance with the Secure Flight Program enacted by Global security Agencies If the name on the airline ticket does not match the name exactly as it appears on your passport or other government-issued ID being used at the time of travel, you may not be allowed to board the plane .or booking a gorilla permit in Uganda Wild Authority may not be possible It is also important that this information be provided correctly at the time of booking, as any changes to your air booking, which includes spelling, could be subject to a change fee, penalties, higher fares, new schedule, and/or cancellation
The Travel Insurance offers important services to help protect your vacation purchase’ you can cancel your trip before departure for several eligible reasons and receive a refund Travel Insurance benefits including Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Air Ticket refund, Trip Delay, medical expense, emergency medical transportation, body repatriation, baggage loss, theft, damage or delay coverage, as well as 24-hour emergency assistance services and we strongly recommend travel insurance on all Trips Travel Insurance Companies Include Travel Guard, Allianz and World Nomads. Offers better deals to its Travel Clients around the global.
ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTABLE? Major credit cards are widely accepted but some shops and restaurants require a minimum purchase amount when using them (so they are not appropriate for incidentals such as Soft drinks, Cigarettes ice creams, snacks You might consider bringing more than one card, as some outlets may not accept all types. Due to increasing credit card fraud worldwide, be prepared to show identification your passport when making a transaction with your credit card. When your card is being processed, do not let it out of your sight. For the best available exchange rate, you will find ATM (automatic teller machine) cards indispensable. The Plus and Cirrus logos are now displayed at many ATM locations worldwide. The usual care should be exercised when using ATMs; avoid making withdrawals at night or in isolated areas, conceal your security PIN and be wary of assistance from seemingly helpful strangers, however polite. In order to safeguard your card details and your transactions, wherever possible use the special security rooms provided by banks for this purpose. A lost or blocked card should be reported to your bank via its 24-hour emergency number for immediate cancellation or replacement. Before traveling be sure to:  Activate ATM or credit card(s) - if possible, carry at least two or more working cards.  Bring your security PIN code(s) - consisting of numbers (4-digits), numerical key pads only) - to facilitate use of both ATM and credit card(s).  Check with your banks to ensure you are able to withdraw cash on your cards while abroad may  Notify your banks that you will be traveling abroad and plan to use your card(s) to avoid fraud suspious activities they may refuse charges made overseas unless they know they are being made by the card owner).  Check also that cards are valid for at least 90 days beyond completion of your vacation travel.  Ask your credit card companies for emergency numbers (suitable for international access Always keep these numbers with you while traveling. Traveler's checks are not recommended. and suggest carry new larger denominations ($50, $100) There is always a fee involved in any exchange transaction; sometimes it is built in to the published rate; in other places, it can be a percentage fee especially if the denominations are older than their set acceptable years.
Yes, refund is possible in case of Force Majeure less $ 600 gorilla permit fees per person because permits are regulated by Uganda Wildlife Authority. or Trips can be rescheduled at suitable date.

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