4-Day Honyemoon Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park

Overview

There’s no better way to combine Uganda safari and romance than this honeymoon safari to Kidepo Valley National Park, the true African wilderness. Kidepo is the most remote park of Uganda located in the semi-arid Karamoja region northeastern Uganda.

This safari is a great choice for travelers who want to spend their honeymoon in Uganda in the shortest time possible. Yes, it’s possible in 4 days by taking a scheduled charter flight from Entebbe airport to Kidepo Valley National Park.

One-way flight takes 2 hours and greatly reduces the travel time (which would be 12-hour drive by road) from Entebbe to Kidepo. You will land at Apoka airstrip and transfer 1-hour drive by road to your lodge.

Light aircrafts with a carrying capacity of 2 to 13 passengers can be arranged from Entebbe or kajjansi airfield. Even though the suitable hours of the day to fly is early mornings, domestic flights can be done anytime of the day depending on aircraft route. There are several operators such as Aerol Link and Fly Uganda.

On our Uganda Honeymoon Safari, newlyweds experience exciting game viewing by 4WD vehicle plus cultural visits and walks to the Ik and Karamojong tribes. You have special honeymoon extras included such as private romantic dinner.

Game drives are the highlight going out in the early mornings and late afternoon to explore wildlife in Narus valley. Because of the permanent water pools and rivers, wildlife congregates most of the time in Narus valley. The Kidepo valley however, does not have much wildlife but has the best scenic views of this semi-arid wilderness. Its therefore perfect for your romantic photoshoot.

Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe to Kidepo Valley National Park

When you arrive in Entebbe, you’ll be met by our Oree Safaris’ guide and taken to a hotel to spend a few hours at leisure. Your charter flight will be arranged thereafter. Departure from Entebbe airport on a charter plane to Apoka airstrip just outside Kidepo Valley National Park. You will be met and transferred a short drive from the park to your lodge. Spend the 3 nights at Adere Safari Lodge which overlooks the Kidepo valley from your private veranda.

Day game drives are offered while nature walks and cultural visits to a Karamojong villages & Ik tribe in Morungole mountains can be arranged on request. Due to the remote location of Kidepo, this trip suggests flying in and driving only when you are in the park for game drives. Overnight all meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Full day game drive- Kidepo Valley National Park

Game drives are the highlight going out in the early mornings and late afternoon to explore wildlife in Narus valley. Because of the permanent water pools and rivers, wildlife congregates most of the time in Narus valley. The Kidepo valley however, does not have much wildlife but has the best scenic views of this semi-arid wilderness. Its therefore perfect for your romantic photoshoot.

Along the swamps, you can spot aquatic wildlife such as hippo and huge buffaloes herds, up to 4,000 estimated to gather at particular times of the year. Along the valley floor, look for giraffe, lion sitting on the rock outcrops, cheetah, plains zebra, topi, hartebeest. Beyond the Narus river, ostriches and secretary birds can be seen.

Day 3: Kidepo valley cultural visit/ bush walk

Today, you have many options to choose from. You can make to the local community to learn the life of the Karamojong similar to that of Masai. Karamojong live in clustered mud huts and kraals homesteads known as Manyattas.

If you are interested in a bush walk. It’s possible with an experience ranger to provide a chance to view wildlife on foot at close range. Short walks are available around Apoka tourism center and offer a chance to spot zebra, hartebeests and many birds. Longer guided walks offer a chance to walk through the Kidepo open grasslands where you might spot even lions, elephant, buffalo at a safe distance with the help of an armed ranger.

Possible also is a cultural walk to visit the Ik, also known as the mountain people, it’s the smallest ethnic tribe in Uganda. During this walk, visitors are escorted by an armed ranger to the Morungule mountain ranges which rise above the Kidepo plains 2,000 meters above sea level. Learn the Ik hunter gatherer lifestyles such as use of bow and arrows and fire making.

Day 4: Departure

After breakfast, fly to Entebbe international airport.

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