05 – Day Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley Adventure – budget - 5 Days

Overview

During this safari, you will visit Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley National Park and participate in activities like; game drives, boat cruise, Karamjong community visit, top of the falls walk among others. Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Rift Valley & it is named after the dramatic Murchison falls where the river explodes violently through a narrow 7 m gap to fall a distance of 47m. Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the far North East of Uganda. You will overnight in the best budget accommodation these National Parks in Uganda has to offer.

Trip Highlights

  • Have a chance to walk to Top of Murchison Falls
  • Participate in 1 afternoon & 1 morning game drives at Murchison Falls National Park where you will be able to view a variety of wildlife species
  • Go for boat safari upstream on Delta River/Victoria Nile to the falls where you will pass by breathtaking scenery, as well as many crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys & other animals that come down to the Nile.
  • Participate in 1 afternoon & 1 morning game drives at Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Visit the Karamojong/IK Community and participate in their cultural dances
  • Track White Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for 3 hours (optional at additional fee of $55 per person)
  • Enjoy the Nature of Uganda with the best budget accommodation in these National Parks in Uganda

Itinerary

Day 1
To Murchison Falls National Park for Afternoon Game Drive:

On this day, you will have your breakfast and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive will take you through Luwero triangle and Budongo forest in the western arm of the Rift Valley where you will also be rewarded with splendid views of the countryside.

You will arrive in the afternoon, have lunch and go for your afternoon game drive where you will expect to see elephant, buffalo, antelopes and giraffe and keep your fingers crossed for lion and leopard. The game track network converges is at Delta Point where the Nile flows north out of Lake Albert; this is a convenient place to stop for refreshments and view water birds offshore and distant hippos.

After your Afternoon game drive, you will check in to Fort Murchison Lodge for dinner and overnight stay in non self-contained safari tents with shared bathroom facilities. The lodge is set in a beautiful surrounding and looks out on the majestic Albert Nile that always add to the safari experience of its guests.

White Rhinos tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is optional at additional fee of $55 per person.

Lunch, dinner & drinking water are included.

Day 2
Game Drive and Boat Safari on Delta River, Murchison Falls National Park:

On this day, your safari breakfast will be served before the day breaks so that you can start your morning game drive as the sun comes up. Sunrise is the best time for wildlife spotting as animals tend to be the most active during the “golden hours”, when the first rays of sunshine come to rest on the savannah. Elephants, buffalo and several species of antelope are some of the characters you may come across today, & if you’re lucky, you may even spot a lion or leopard.

You will return for lunch in the afternoon & go for a 3-hours boat safari upstream on the Victoria Nile to the falls where you will pass by breathtaking scenery, as well as many crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys & other animals that come down to the Nile. The boat will drop you near the waterfall for your hike (1-1.5 hours) up to the top of the falls (optional at additional cost of $15 pp).

After your boat safari, you will return to the lodge for dinner & overnight stay in non self-contained safari tents with shared bathroom facilities.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinking water are included.

Day 3
Top of the Falls Walk & Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park for Afternoon Game Drive:

On this day, you will enjoy your last sunrise & breakfast in this beautiful National Park in Uganda with a walk to top of Murchison Falls for about 30 minutes to 1 hour & transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park. The drive will take you through the Karamojong Villages and you will also be rewarded with splendid views of the countryside. Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamojong would agree that it is also the most magnificent with ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses.

You will arrive to Kidepo Valley National Park in the afternoon & go for afternoon game drive where you will see a number of animals before checking in to Kidepo Savannah Lodge for your dinner & overnight stay in non self-contained safari tents with shared bathroom facilities. The lodge is built with comfort in mindset & is inspired by the savannah surroundings, the grasslands, rocky outcrops and the Karamojong tribe with their typical manyattas & colorful blankets.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinking water are included.

Day 4
Game Drive & Karamojong/IK Community Visit:

On your morning game drive a ranger with extensive knowledge of the park will join you in your vehicle. The Park is known for its massive elephant population, wide array of bird species and big herds of buffalo. Giraffes, lions, antelope and waterbucks can also be spotted here and if you search the trees carefully, you may even spot the elusive leopards.

In the afternoon after your lunch, you will spend time in a Karamjong village learning about their traditional way of life, traditional kraals, traditional dance, their typical manyattas and colorful blankets among others before returning or checking in to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay in non self-contained safari tents with shared bathroom facilities.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinking water are included.

Day 5
Departure:

On this day, you will enjoy your last sunrise & breakfast in this beautiful corner of Uganda before your guide drive you across the beautiful sceneries back to Entebbe and drop you off at Entebbe International Airport 3 hours before your departure time.

Please make sure your flight departure is after 8 pm at the very earliest. For flights departing before 8 pm you will need an extra night in Entebbe, which we can help arrange for you at an additional cost.

Alternative departure route (at an additional cost): – Fly to Entebbe

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Breakfast, lunch & drinking water are included.

Includes/Excludes

Inclusive in this package are;

  • Park fees (For non-residents, residents or citizens)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Exclusive in this package include;

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Disclaimer?

– This tour is offered by Ecovic Tours & Travel Uganda.
– This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on this website.
– If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rates will likely change.
– If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
– The exact order, contents and rates of this tour is subject to availability.

Price & Availability

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo1 room 2 people1 room 3 people2 rooms 4 people2 rooms 5 people3 rooms 6 people3 rooms
Aug 9, 2021 – Dec 31, 2024 $1,377 $940 $807 $731 $693 $661

Accommodation

Fort Murchison (Tent)

Budget tented camp located just outside Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is set in a beautiful surrounding and looks out on the majestic Albert Nile that always add to the safari experience of its guests.

Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Tent)

Budget lodge bordering Kidepo Valley National Park without fences. The lodge is built with comfort in mindset & is inspired by the savannah surroundings, the grasslands, rocky outcrops and the Karamojong tribe with their typical manyattas & colorful blankets.

Other Accommodation Alternatives include;

  • Red Chilli Hideaway Rest Camp
  • Tourist Resort Kabong

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05 – Day Murchison Falls & Kidepo Valley Adventure – budget
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