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9-Day Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park Safari

Duration

9 Days

Max People

20

Min Age

15+

Pick Up

Airport

Overview

Get on 9-Day Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park an epic road trip adventure with Exodus Safaris as we journey from the bustling city of Entebbe to the untamed wilderness of Murchison Falls National Park, and onwards to the remote beauty of Kidepo National Park. This exhilarating journey promises to immerse you in the rich cultural heritage and natural wonders of Uganda, offering unparalleled opportunities to encounter diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes along the way.

As we depart from Entebbe, the gateway to Uganda, prepare to be enchanted by the scenic beauty that unfolds before you as we make our way to Murchison Falls National Park. Situated at the confluence of the Nile River and Lake Albert, Murchison Falls is renowned for its dramatic waterfall and abundant wildlife. Join us on game drives through the park's vast savannahs, where you'll have the chance to encounter iconic African species such as lions, elephants, and giraffes in their natural habitat.

From Murchison Falls, our journey continues northward to Kidepo National Park, a hidden gem nestled amidst the rugged landscapes of northeastern Uganda. Here, amidst vast savannahs and towering mountains, you'll discover a wilderness unlike any other, where the spirit of Africa comes alive in all its glory. Explore the park's diverse ecosystems on game drives and guided walks, encountering a wealth of wildlife including elephants, buffalos, and the elusive cheetah.

But our adventure doesn't end with wildlife sightings alone. Along the way, immerse yourself in the cultural heritage and traditions of the area as you traverse these ancient trails. Visit local communities and interact with tribal elders, learning about their way of life and ancient customs passed down through generations. Experience traditional dances and ceremonies that offer a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Uganda's cultural heritage.

At Exodus Safaris, we understand that every traveler is unique, which is why we offer customizable safari experiences that allow you to tailor your journey to suit your preferences and interests. Whether you prefer luxury lodges or rustic campsites, wildlife encounters or cultural immersion, our team is here to make your safari dreams a reality.

Join us as we embark on this unforgettable journey from Entebbe to Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Parks, where every moment promises adventure, discovery, and memories to last a lifetime.

Tour Features

  • Budget tour: This budget tour uses lodges and tented camps.
  • Shared tour: On this shared tour, you will join a group of other travelers. Max 14 people per vehicle.
  • Can start any day: If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
  • Cannot be customized: The accommodations and destinations of this tour cannot be changed.
  • Suitable for single travelers: Single travelers can join this group tour, but it requires a minimum of 7 people to run.
  • Minimum age of 15 years

How to Get There

  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe
  • We can book your international flights
  • Fly to/from Entebbe Airport (EBB - Check price)
  • transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Tour Movements and Activities 

  • Activities: game driveschimpanzee trekkingnature hikes/walks & boat trip
  • Game drives: normal 4x4 vehicle
  • Getting around: normal 4x4 vehicle
  • transfer from and back to the airport is included

Included/Excluded

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals as Listed
  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Drinks

Tour Plan

Day 01 Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • You will be picked up from the airport.
  • Arrangements for accommodation prior to the commencement of the tour can be made for an additional fee.

Your personal Agasaro guide and transportation will be ready to embark on an adventure through Uganda's countryside to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, promising an unforgettable rhino trekking experience. The journey will span approximately 3-4 hours.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary presents a unique opportunity to encounter Uganda's only resident rhinoceros population. With highly trained guides leading the way, you can confidently anticipate a close and secure observation of these magnificent creatures.

Upon concluding the rhino trekking, your next destination is Chobe Safari Lodge, where you will spend the night. This segment of your journey is expected to last around 2-3 hours.

  • Main Destination: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge
    • Mid-range lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 02 Transfer to Kidepo National Park

Prepare for an enthralling expedition to Kidepo National Park, situated in Uganda's Karamojong District. Following breakfast, anticipate a scenic 6-7 hour drive from your starting point to reach the park! Brace yourself for an extraordinary encounter with a diverse array of wildlife, including elephants, zebras, giraffes, elands, hartebeests, lions, hyenas, and cheetahs within this African wilderness.

Kidepo National Park boasts the largest single herd of Cape Buffalos traversing its rolling grasslands, while rare species like aardwolfs, bat-eared foxes, striped hyenas, and ostriches inhabit its vast terrain. For an immersive experience, afternoon game drives through the Narus and Kidepo River Valleys come highly recommended, allowing you to bask in the tranquility and seclusion of this untamed African landscape.

  • Main Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Safari Tent)
  • Mid-range tented camp bordering Kidepo Valley NP without fences
    Meals & Drinks:

    • All meals included
    • Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 03 Kidepo Valley National Park

Join us for an expedition to Kidepo Valley National Park, promising an unparalleled adventure featuring a morning nature walk and an afternoon game drive. Encounter a captivating array of wildlife, from cheetahs, lions, leopards, and hyenas to ostriches, giraffes, and elephants. Renowned for its abundance of predators, this remote Ugandan park offers a unique opportunity to observe animals rarely seen elsewhere in the country. Marvel at the breathtaking panoramic vistas and immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the untamed savannah.

  • .Main Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Safari Tent)
    • Mid-range tented camp bordering Kidepo Valley NP without fences
    Meals & Drinks:

    • All meals included
    • Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 04 Early Morning Game Drive in Kidepo national Park

Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! Set out on morning and afternoon game drives across the sprawling savannah plains of the Narus and Kidepo River Valleys, where nature's beauty unfolds before your eyes. Encounter a diverse array of wildlife during these drives, and for those seeking additional thrills, optional activities such as hiking to the Ike Village or indulging in a nature walk await. Keep your cameras poised, as the surprises of nature await around every bend!

  • Main Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Safari Tent)
    • Mid-range tented camp bordering Kidepo Valley NP without fences
  • Meals & Drinks:
    • All meals included
    • Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 05 Murchison Falls National Park

Embark on a captivating six to seven-hour journey to uncover the marvels of Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's largest expanse of wilderness. Here, witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of the world's longest river, the Nile, as it surges through a narrow chasm in the Rift Valley, plummeting 40 meters into a tumultuous pool below. This habitat serves as an idyllic sanctuary for a wealth of wildlife, including abundant hippos and crocodiles, as well as rare and exclusive species like the Shoebill stork.

Moreover, the northern borassus grassland offers sightings of elephants, buffalos, giraffes, and various antelopes, with the potential for an unexpected encounter with lions or leopards. Nestled in the southeast of the park, the Rabongo Forest emerges as a verdant oasis, teeming with chimpanzees, monkeys, and a plethora of other rainforest denizens.

  • Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park
  • Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP

Meals & Drinks:

    • All meals included
    • Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 06 Transfer to Budongo Forest Reserve

Following breakfast at the hotel, venture to the Budongo Forest Reserve to rendezvous with your companions for an exhilarating chimpanzee trekking expedition. Nestled within Murchison Falls National Park, this semideciduous rainforest boasts one of East Africa's largest mahogany forests. As part of the habituation research, you'll assist the trackers in their daily duties, including "de-nesting" the chimps, trailing them through the dense undergrowth, and documenting their activities throughout the day.

As the day progresses, the chimpanzees typically retire to their nests, marking the culmination of the experience. This affords you the opportunity to observe these captivating relatives of ours up close and gain insight into their social dynamics. Regrettably, the chimpanzee population in Uganda is dwindling, with just over 5000 remaining. In addition to the chimpanzees, you'll also have the chance to observe baboons and a diverse array of bird species.

  • Main Destination: Budongo Forest (Chimps)
  • Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP

Meals & Drinks:

    • All meals included
Day 07 Sport- Fishing Safari

Embark on an exhilarating morning half-day fishing excursion along the River Nile, where the adventure awaits! Renowned for its abundance of large freshwater fish, including the prized Nile perch, Murchison Falls National Park beckons anglers for a thrilling and enjoyable activity. The riverbanks and downstream pools serve as perfect spots for sport fishing, accompanied by knowledgeable guides and equipped with all the necessary tools to ensure your safety.

Patience is key, along with a cool box of beverages and snacks to enhance your experience. Our boats are meticulously stocked with security equipment, rain gear, and all essential supplies, guaranteeing a seamless and unforgettable fishing adventure. Join us and let's make memories on the waters of the Nile!

  • Main Destination: Nile River
  • Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge
    • Mid-range lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP
  • Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
Day 08 Depart for Entebbe

Leave Murchison Falls National Park behind as you journey towards Entebbe, a trek of approximately 6-7 hours. Along the way, take a moment to pause at the top of the falls for a memorable visit. Embark on a brief hike leading to the crest of Murchison Falls, where the mighty Nile River flows through a narrow hole, merely seven meters wide, before plunging down a forty-meter cliff. Witness its awe-inspiring power and immerse yourself in the breathtaking panoramic vistas from the summit.

Stroll along the falls' rim, marveling at the river's spray and the refreshing mist enveloping you. Indulge in a sumptuous lunch at Kabalega diners, offering a nourishing respite amidst your excursion. Let this journey be an experience etched in your memory, blending nature's grandeur with moments of serene tranquility.

Main Destination: Entebbe (City)

Accommodation: Central Inn Entebbe
  • Budget hotel located in or near Entebbe
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
Day 09 Entebbe City Tour

Enjoy a day at your own pace, with a vehicle at your disposal for sightseeing and shopping. In the afternoon, embark on a delightful cruise across the scenic waters of Lake Victoria to visit Equator Island. As the sun begins its descent, observe local fishermen as they cast their nets while indulging in drinks and hors d’oeuvres with your companions. Finally, conclude your day by heading to Entebbe International Airport for departure, cherishing the memories of your Ugandan adventure.

  • Main Destination: Entebbe (City)
  • Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
    • Drinks not included

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    Aria Wells

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    Where Nature Reigns Supreme

    Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park showcased nature’s supremacy, reminding us of the beauty and power of the wild.

    September 22, 2023

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    River Stone

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    Tranquil Oasis in the Wild

    Amidst the untamed wilderness, Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park provided a serene oasis of peace and tranquility.

    September 22, 2023

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    Grace Archer

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    A Safari to Remember

    This unforgettable safari journey through Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park will forever be etched in my heart.

    September 22, 2023

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    Orion Reed

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    Captivated by Uganda's Splendor

    The spellbinding beauty of Uganda’s national parks, Murchison Falls and Kidepo, left me utterly captivated and in awe.

    September 22, 2023

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    Luna Fox

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    Untamed Beauty Unleashed

    Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park unleashed the raw and untamed beauty of the African wilderness.

    September 22, 2023

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    Atlas Steele

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    A Journey Through Time

    Exploring Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park felt like embarking on a journey through the annals of Earth’s history.

    September 22, 2023

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    Willow Campbell

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    A Paradise for Nature Lovers

    Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park offered a paradise for those who seek solace in the embrace of Mother Nature.

    September 22, 2023

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    Xavier Brooks

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    Nature's Spectacle Unveiled

    The dramatic landscapes and the awe inspiring wildlife sightings in Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park amazed me.

    September 22, 2023

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    Savannah Wilde

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    The Call of the Wild

    Answering the call of the wild, this safari in Uganda’s national parks introduced me to a world of untamed wonders.

    September 22, 2023

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    Leo Knight

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    In the Kingdom of Wildlife

    Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Park welcomed me into a kingdom ruled by magnificent wildlife and untamed beauty.

    September 22, 2023

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