Wildlife & Birding - Kidepo National Park


Day 1: Kampala/Entebbe – fly to Kidepo Valley National Park.

Adventure Consults’ representative will meet you on arrival at the airport, assist through customs, or (pick from your residence/hotel if already in Uganda), proceed to the domestic check-in point for your bush flight to Apoka airstrip (Departs Entebbe very Wed, Friday & Sunday @ 1230hrs arriving Entebbe @ 1445hrs.  Flight schedules and price are subject to change.

On arrival at Kidepo airstrip, you will be met by Adventure Consult’s guide and transfer to the Lodge for a briefing.

Kidepo National Park, will be your home for the next 3 nights! Tucked into the corner of the Uganda, Kidepo is a truly stunning park boasting a real sense of wilderness that enchants visitors. The mountainous terrain of the park is broken by the Narus Valley in the south west and the Kidepo Valley in the north east…..so different from the rest of African parks.

Meals and Overnight accommodation included at the lodge.

Day 2 & 3 – Birding and Safari drives. 

Over 480 Bird species have been recorded in Kidepo and among others, you may have an opportunity to see the Common Ostrich, Secretary Bird, African Swallow-tailed Kite, Eastern Pale Chanting Goshawk, Pygmy Falcon, Fox Kestrel, Stone Partridge, Clapperton's and Heuglin's Francolins, Yellow-necked Spurfowl, Kori, White-bellied and Hartlaub's Bustards, Violet-tipped Courser, Black-headed Plover, Four-banded Sand Grouse, Bruce's Green Pigeon, Rose-ringed Parakeet, White-crested Turaco, White-bellied Go-away bird, White-faced Scoops Owl, Long-tailed and Standard-winged Nightjars, Little Green Bee-eater, Abyssinian and Rufous-crowned Rollers, the Abyssinian Ground, Eastern Yellow and Jackson's Hornbills, Red-fronted and Black-breasted Barbets, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Singing Bush lark, Red-winged Lark, Ethiopian Swallow, the Pied, Isabelline and Heuglin's Wheaters, African Grey Flycatcher, Foxy and Red pate Cisticolas, Karamoja Apalis, White-bellied Tit, Mouse-coloured Penduline Tit, Northern White-crowned and Yellow-billed Shrikes, Slate-colored Boubou, Fan-tailed Raven, Superb Starling, Red billed Oxpecker, Eastern Violet backed, Pygmy and Beautiful Sunbirds, Rufous and Chestnut Sparrow, Yellow-spotted Petronia, White-headed and White-billed Buffalo Weavers, White-browed and Chestnut- crowned Sparrow Weavers, Grey-capped Social and Speckle-fronted Weavers, the Green-winged, Orange-winged and Red-winged Pytilias, Black-bellied and Black-faded Waxbills, Steel-blue and Strawtailed Whydahs, and the Brown-rumped Bunting etc.

You will have Game drives around the Kanangorok hot spring and other areas of the vast savannah, and have an opportunity to encounter with the lesser Kudu which in Uganda are only found in this Park. Vast herds of buffalo, elephant, Giraffe, waterbuck, Zebra grazing alongside a number of predators including lion (Don’t miss the tree & rock climbing lion!), Cheetah, leopard, spotted hyena among others. Meals and Overnight accommodation included at the lodge.

Day 4: Flight to Entebbe – Flight operates strictly on wed, Friday or Sunday – subject to change.

Optional game drive or simply relax at the Lodge. After lunch, transfer to the airstrip in time for your flight to Entebbe airport departing at 1500hrs arriving Entebbe at 1630hrs, assist through customs and connect to your international return flight.

Accommodation; we don’t restrict on where to stay but here are recommended options;

Upmarket/Lion Range; Apoka Safari Lodge.
Midrange/Pride Range; Nga’moru Wilderness Camp.


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