Kidepo Valley National Park ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses with abundant wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, common elands, Cheetah, hyenas, Leopards, Ostriches, Secretary bird, Lions, Elephants, Jackson’s hartebeest and the huge buffalo herds that are said to be 1000s.

The Africa’s true wildness is gifted with over 70 mammal species, over 400 bird species, massive stunning scenery, hot springs, dry seasonal rivers and of course the famous Karamajong culture all combined to offer a remarkable safari experience of life time.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Long drive to Kidepo Valley national park

Meet at an agreed pick-up point, have a short briefing and depart for Kidepo Valley National Park. (we recommend departure 6:30am). While the journey from Kampala to Kidepo is famously long, it’s also key to note that the drive is fascinating. With a lot to explore while undertaking the 10-hour in your 4×4 safari vehicle.

Hot lunch will serve en route most preferably Gulu town and we proceed further to the north through Kitugum to Kidepo. While on the road, watch out the residents digging with the rudimentary tools such as the hand-held hoes in the maize farmlands. Children and adults looking after cattle, ladies cycling for miles to fetch water, the local dress cord. Dinner and overnight at the edge of the park.

Accommodation: Kidepo Savanna Lodge

Meal Plan: Half Board

IMG Elephants in Kidepo N.P.

Day 2: Full day Exploring Kidepo Wildlands

An early breakfast will be served and head out to traverse the vast plains of Kidepo national park. The Park is blessed with abundant wildlife and famous for its masses of buffalo herds that range in hundreds to thousands.

Apart from Pian Upe wildlife reserve, cheetahs have also been sighted in Kidepo though on rare occasions. Other wildlife to look out for include, the African elephants. The cape buffalos’ herds and masses that can only be found here than anywhere else on the African continent. Furthermore Zebras, Jacksons Hartebeests, Rothschild Giraffes, Elands and many bird species such as Verreauxs Eagle, Kori bastard, common ostrich, Karamoja Apalis can be sighted in this park. We will dedicate this day for game drives both morning and evening discovering several tracks in search of big game. Enjoy the serine beauty of Kidepo and her rugged blue mountains that make it perfect for photographic moments, and capturing the memories. Dinner and overnight at the Camp

Accommodation: Kidepo Savanna Lodge

Meal Plan: Half Board

IMG Wildlife Kidepo N.P.

Day 3: Extra day exploring Kidepo

Depending on you experience the previous day, you will agree with your guide what time to have your breakfast, then head out for a game drive or visit the local community for a cultural insight of the Karamajong people. We recommend you do a morning game drive and visit the local community mid-morning. Where you will be able to find them going on with their everyday life.

In the afternoon, you can rest or conduct another game drive looking for more wildife. Kidepo is prime game viewing parks with animals like the African elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Elands, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, Hyenas and several bird species including, Verreauxs Eagle, Kori bastard, common ostrich, Karamoja Apalis among others.

Accommodation: Kidepo Savanna Lodge

Meal Plan: Half Board

Day 4: Depart from Kidepo to Entebbe.

After breakfast, we will depart Kidepo very morning and head back to Kampala/Entebbe. On your way, you will have a short stop for photographic moments at Aruru falls before the Gulu town where we will have our hot lunch before heading off to Kampala.

Kindly note that this is a long drive and time keeping is crucial

Accommodation: None

Meal Plan: Lunch


  • 4×4 customized Safari vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • 3 Nights at Kidepo Savanna lodge
  • Meals en route
  • All activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Drinking water


  • Optional activities
  • Tips and gratuity
  • Anything not mentioned in this itinerary 
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