Aerolink flights operate the Murchison falls NP and Kidepo route with a minimum of 04 pax, the flights operate on specific days, Wed, Fri and Sun, other week days are done on request with a minimum of 7pax.
Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with gasoline/fuel, Mineral water in the vehicle, services of an English speaking Driver/guide, Accommodation as shown at the lodges mentioned in the itinerary depending on final choice of moderate of high-end; Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), all Park Entrance Fees, *Scheduled Flight; EBB-Chobe Airstrip,Chobe – Apoka Airstrip- Apoka Airstrip –Entebbe) (*prices as shown separately), Boat rides and Launch cruises fees where app Apoka licable, Ferry crossing fees where applicable, Statutory Taxes where applicable and personal Medical emergency evacuation cover.
International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Ugandan Entry Visa Fees; fees for International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations; Items of personal nature such us Room service, Beverages, Communications charges (telephone, fax, internet), Laundry, etc.; Postage fees, Porterage fees, Tips and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and Hotels staff, Shopping charges for Curios and Crafts, International Airport Departure Taxes, Optional activities unless specified as included, Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.
NB: Prices are current, net and subject to change. Availability of accommodations and activities is not guaranteed; reservations will be made after receiving confirmation of the final itinerary and the requested deposit. Should any of the included accommodations not be available, we reserve the right to substitute it with alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price. Gorilla and Chimp permits can only be secured after receiving the requested deposit. The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving. Stops for lunch and photos are not included.
Day 1: Fly to Murchison Falls National Park (Approx. 1hr 40 Min)
After breakfast, meet your Great Lakes Safaris guide at the lobby and transfer to Entebbe Airport for your scheduled domestic flight to Murchison Falls National Park – ETD 12:30 hrs.
On arrival at the local airstrip, you will be met and transferred to Chobe Lodge -After checking in for lunch, you will have the afternoon to relax by the pool side, later enjoy an evening game drive around Chobe lodge. Dinner will be served at honeymooner’s nest. Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge (B,L,D)
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest protected area in Uganda. The waterfall for which the park is named is the most electrifying sight of its type in East Africa. The southern part is mostly covered by dense woodlands and harbors one of the most varied forest faunas in East Africa, and is a premier sight for bird watchers, as well as one of the best- and most affordable – places to track chimpanzees. The northern part is mostly covered by green grasslands with scattered acacia trees, borassus palms and riverine woodlands. . The world’s longest River Nile is thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. Wildlife includes lions, Leopards, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kob and so much more.
Chobe Safari Lodge – Where you will stay.
Chobe Safari Lodge is located in the northern part of Murchison Falls National Park at the shores of the river Nile. The lodge features guest rooms and suites which all has an individual balcony with river view. In addition privately positioned luxury safari tents offer a true safari experience with the full service that is available from the main lodge building. There is a spacious dining room, both indoors as well as fresco, an adjacent bar, gift shop and business centre. A three tiered cascading swimming pool is located on the upper bank with spectacular view of the River Nile. Website: www.chobelodge.co.ug
Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise
After an early breakfast drive through of Murchison falls NP for an exclusive game drive with chances of seeing giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest and different species of birds.
Lunch will be served at Paraa Safari lodge; the safari will then be continued with a boat cruise on the river Nile for game viewing at close quarters. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, at a distance you will have an opportunity to see where the calm Nile perfects its beauty – forcing its mighty self through a narrow 8 meter gorge to fall a distance of about 150 ft in a thunderous roar of white water – absolutely incredible scenery!
Dinner and Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 3: Fly to Kidepo National Park(Approx. 1hr)
After breakfast, enjoy your very first morning nature walk in the African bush. You will enjoy the birdlife, butterflies, scenery and the panoramic views of the Nile. Have a relaxed time by the pool and later transfer to the airstrip for an afternoon flight to Kidepo Valley National Park. – ETD 12:30 hrs, approx. 1hrs flight. On arrival at Apoka airstrip you will be met and transferred to Apoka lodge for lunch and relaxation. Later enjoy an evening game drive in search of giraffes, ostriches, zebras, elephants and lions. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and Overnight at: Apoka Lodge (B, L, D)
Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the most spectacular but also most remote national parks in Uganda. Hidden in the northeast corner of the country, on the border with Sudan and Kenya, Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. The landscape ranges from rolling hills and rocky kopjes to vast savannah plains, with the peaks of the Lotukei and Morungole Mountains rising at the horizon. The Narus Valley, split from the Kidepo Valley by two rivers, is teemed with wildlife including some of the rarest species that are not found anywhere else in Uganda. The park boasts an extensive bird list of 465 species and another 26 unrecorded species.
Apoka Lodge – Where you will stay.
Apoka Lodge is located in the middle of Kidepo Valley National Park, surrounded by expansive grassy plains and abundant wildlife. Ten expansive rooms are built of wood, thatch and canvas and have an uninterrupted view of the Narus River Valley, which can be enjoyed from your private veranda or outdoor stone bathtub. Each room has an inside sitting room, big hand-hewn beds and en suite bathroom with a large tropical shower. More relaxation can be found at the main lodge with dining room and lounge or at the swimming pool. Website: www.wildplacesafrica.com/apokalodge
Day 4: Morning game drive and Afternoon Karamojong Community visit
A full day in one of the most beautiful and certainly most remote national parks in Uganda! Early in the morning you will explore the Narus River Valley by game drive. Go in search of giraffes, ostriches, zebras, elephants and lions. The park is also a birders paradise as it boasts a bird list with over 475 species. Have lunch and relax before going on a visit to one of the local Karamojong communities. The Karamojong tribe is well known for their unique nomadic lifestyle and rich traditions of storytelling.
Dinner and Overnight at: Apoka Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 5: Morning Game drive and Fly to Entebbe
After breakfast, you will explore the Narus River Valley by game drive. Go in search of giraffes, ostriches, zebras, elephants and lions. The park is also a birders paradise as it boasts a bird list with over 475 species. Return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Apoka airstrip for your scheduled flight to Entebbe – ETD 1500 hrs, flight time.1 hrs45min. On arrival at Entebbe Airport, connect to your international departure flight.
*Depending on your flight you might be required to book a day room or overnight accommodation, please contact us in advance and we book accordingly.