5 Days Kidepo Wildlife & Sipi Falls Safari

5 Days Kidepo Wildlife & Sipi Falls Safari is an amazing Uganda safari experience that gives you a blend of nature and wildlife in the pearl of Africa. Kidepo National park is a unique national park located in the remote and isolated Karamoja province northeastern part of Uganda. On your 5 Days Kidepo Wildlife & Sipi Falls Safari, you will be able to view various animal species in the park such as  zebras, elephants, elands, lions, buffaloes, giraffes, striped hyenas, bush pigs, waterbucks, cheetah, Uganda kobs, Jackson’s hartebeests, bird species such as pygmy falcon, Egyptian vulture, black-breasted barbet, ostriches, hornbills, Karamoja Apalis among others.

5 Days Kidepo Wildlife & Sipi Falls Safari

Highlights of the 5 Days Kidepo Wildlife & Sipi Falls Safari

  • Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kitgum
  • Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo national park and evening game drive
  • Day 3: Morning game drive and nature walk
  • Day 4: Transfer to Sipi falls
  • Day 5: Departure to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kitgum

  • Transfer to Kitgum: Depending on your location in Kampala our driver guide will pick you up from the lodge and brief you about your 5 Days Kidepo Wildlife & Sipi Falls Safari. After the briefing, you will start your journey to Kidepo national park with a stopover in Gulu for lunch. After lunch, you will continue your journey to Kitgum for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation include Boma Hotel (luxury)

Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo national park

  • Transfer to Kidepo: On the second day, you will wake up have breakfast and then continue with the journey which offers you great views of the homesteads, local people among other as you proceed to Kidepo national park. On arrival in the park, you will check-in at the lodge and then have lunch.
  • Afternoon Game Drive: After lunch you will meet up with your driver-guide who will take you for the afternoon game drive in the open savannah vegetation. During the game drive, you will be able to view various animal species such as elephants, lions, giraffes, leopards, buffaloes and some bird species. After the game drive, you will drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options include Apoka Safari Lodge (luxury) and Nga Moru Wilderness Camp (mid-range)

Day 3: Game drive and nature walks

  • Game Drive: You will wake up have lunch at the lodge and then meet up with your driver-guide for the morning game drive where you will be able to view various animals such as elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, leopards, lions, cheetahs, duikers, bushbucks and bird species such as the Kori bustard, ground hornbill, secretary bird, red-eyed barbet, bee-eaters, purple heron, Karamoja Apalis among others.
  • Nature Walk: After the game drive you will drive back to the lodge for lunch and after lunch you will go for nature walk around Apoka camp, along Narus valley, Rionomoe trail where you will be able to relax, feel the cool breath, see beautiful landscapes, plants, animals grazing such as zebras, elephants, reedbucks and birds singing in the trees.
  • Cultural Experience: During nature walks you can also visit the Karamojong people who live in the northern part of the park, this will be an optional activity and you will have great views of their homesteads and learn more about their way of life as they entertain you through traditional dances, songs among others. After the nature walk, you will go back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options include Apoka Safari Lodge (luxury) and Nga Moru Wilderness Camp (mid-range)

Day 4: Transfer from Kidepo national park to Sipi falls

  • Transfer to Sipi: You will wake up very early have breakfast at the lodge and with your packed lunch your driver-guide will pick you up and then start the journey to Sipi falls passing via Kaabong, Moroto.
  • Sipi Falls Hike: On arrival at Sipi falls you can either opt for Sipi falls hiking or visiting the coffee plantations. In case you want to hike the Sipi falls you will be guided by a local guide and hiking will be done on the three waterfalls and takes about 4 hours depending on your physical fitness.
  • Coffee Experience: If you want to visit the coffee plantations you will also be guided and will learn the different processes taken to produce coffee such as harvesting, storing, picking, drying up to the last stage of tasting the coffee. After the coffee plantation tour, you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation includes Sipi River Lodge (luxury) and Lacam Sipi Lodge (mid-range)

5 Days Kidepo Wildlife & Sipi Falls Safari
Buffalo in Kidepo National Park

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala 

  • Return to Kampala: You will wake up have a relaxed breakfast check out of the lodge and your driver-guide will pick you up and transfer to Kampala City with a stopover in Jinja town for lunch. You will reach Kampala early evening and the driver guide will drop you off either at the airport or at any place of convenience. 

End of 5 Days Kidepo Wildlife & Sipi Falls Safari

Tour includes

  • An English speaking driver-guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Nature walks
  • Coffee plantation tour
  • Hiking waterfalls
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled water

Tour excludes

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Optional activities not included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, tips among others.

See also: 3 Days Kidepo Wildlife Safari

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