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Kidepo Valley National Park

Uganda Flying Safari - 5 Days

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Brief Itinerary

Fly to the true wilderness and beauty of Uganda’s best-preserved secret, Kidepo Valley National Park. Seek out cheetahs, ostriches, lions, leopards, giraffes and elephants on the savannah plains and unwind at your lodge, an oasis of luxury in the ruggedness of Uganda’s northernmost wild lands.

Highlights

- Discover the true wilderness of Kidepo Valley NP.
- Unwind at your exclusive lodge on the savannah plains.
- Seek out ostriches, cheetahs, leopards, lions, & elephants.
- Hike through the African bush on a walking safari.
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Welcome to the 'Pearl of Africa'

Welcome to Uganda, the ‘Pearl of Africa’! On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will find your Savannah Wings representative waiting to greet you. They will then drive you to your accommodation for the night a short distance away. Here you’ll be able to freshen up, relax and sleep before you begin your safari tomorrow.

Tonight's Accommodation - The Boma, Entebbe town.

Day 1 - The Narus Valley

After breakfast you’ll be driven 20km north to Kajjansi airstrip to board your private aircraft and fly to the wilderness of Kidepo Valley NP, a 2hr flight. This is Uganda’s best-preserved savannah landscape, home to species such as the cheetah and ostrich, which are found wild nowhere else in Uganda. On reaching your lodge in the Narus Valley, you will find an oasis of luxury in the ruggedness of Uganda’s northernmost wild lands. In the late afternoon drive out onto the rolling savannah on a short game drive to spot giraffes, lions, elephants and zebras before stopping off at a secluded spot for refreshments as you watch the sunset light up the African bush.

Tonight's Accommodation - Apoka Lodge, Kidepo Valley NP.

Day 2 - Night Game Driving

Explore the savannah, ringed by mountains on the horizons in the Narus Valley. The parks wildlife diversity is the best-preserved in Uganda and its remoteness gives the feel that you’re the only people there. As you explore with your expert ranger, look out for a host of species such as lions, leopards, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, eland, oribi and elephants before returning to your lodge for a leisurely lunch. While away the afternoon at your lodge until dusk and head back into the wilds on a nocturnal game drive. This is the perfect way to view the secret lives of the wildlife. Along with your expert ranger seek out a variety of wildlife including hyenas, leopards, serval and pangolin before returning to your lodge to sleep to the sounds of the African bush.

Tonight's Accommodation - Apoka Lodge, Kidepo Valley NP.

Day 3 - A Walk in the Wilds

Relax over breakfast from the lodge veranda with views over the waterhole frequented by warthog, zebra and antelope. Enjoy a dip in the infinity pool with views spreading across the grasslands and wildlife to the mountains rising along the horizon. This afternoon you’ll be trekking out onto the savannah plains with a knowledgeable ranger to get an peaceful view of the widlife. When exploring the savannah plains on foot you’ll experince a much more intimate connection with the wildlife with out the confinds of your vehcile. As you walk through the African bush you’ll be seeking species such as giraffe, zebra and oribi as they graze on the rolling grassland of Narus Valley before returning to your lodge for the evening.

Tonight's Accommodation - Apoka Lodge, Kidepo Valley NP.

Day 4 - Ostriches and Cheetahs

Rise early to take an extensive game drive out into the parks northern sector. Drive over the seasonally dry Kidepo River bed to the northern edge of the park which runs along the South Sudanese border. Here you’ll search the savannah scrub for a variety of wildlife but particularly for the cheetahs and flocks of ostriches found in the region. Your time will be in your hands and you can spend as long as you wish exploring the African bush before returning back to your lodge in the heart of the Narus Valley the remainder of the day.

Tonight's Accommodation - Apoka Lodge, Kidepo Valley NP.

Day 5 - Returning Home

Drive to a secluded spot for a bush breakfast so you can relax in the peace and absorb the tranquillity of the savannah. You can then opt for a final game drive through the Narus Valley or return to your lodge. This afternoon make the return flight back to Kajjansi airstrip, a 2hr flight away, where your Savannah Wings representative will be waiting to take you to your accommodation. You’ll be provided with a day room to prepare you for your flight home this evening. Before dinner and your flight, drive down to the lakeshores for a boat cruise around the inlets and bays, with light refreshments served to you as you watch the sunset over Lake Victoria.

Day Room - The Boma, Entebbe town.

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The Boma

The Boma is Entebbe's original and most exclusive hotel, set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, just a few minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. The rooms combine the modern comforts one expects today with the charm and character of the original 1940's home.

Your Room
Each of the rooms at The Boma are individually decorated in a mixture of African and European décor, and have been designed to reflect the original colonial architecture. Each room is complete with a four-poster bed with mosquito net, safe, satellite TV, en suite bathroom facilities and your own private veranda.

Facilities
• Wi-Fi throughout the guesthouse.
• Swimming pool.
• 24-hour reception services.
• Fully stocked bar.
• Safe in each room.

The official lodge website - The Boma

Apoka Lodge

Apoka Lodge is an exclusive lodge in the heart of the rolling savannah plains of the Narus Valley. With an expansive vaulted thatched dinning area with views across the park and private watering hole ensuring an excellent view of the wildlife coming to drink as you relax.

Your Room
Each of the airy thatched cottages is contains a large four-poster bed with mosquito net, comfortable sofas, and en suite bathroom facilities. Each of the cottages is finished off with a private deck complete with stone bathtub on so you can cool off with view across the savannah.

Facilities
• Wi-Fi in main lodge building.
• Fully stocked bar.
• Fireplace under the stars.
• Safe in each room.
• Infinity swimming pool.

The official lodge website - Apoka Lodge

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