7 Day Sipi Falls and Kidepo Valley National Park

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7 Day Sipi Falls and Kidepo Valley National Park

This 7 Day Sipi Falls and Kidepo Valley National Park Safari is more interesting for those who have interests in exploring the East. It gives you a chance to explore one of the most beautiful places in the country Kapchorwa and these are the mighty Sipi falls hiking and a cultural tour. After you continue to Uganda’s remotest National Park; Kidepo Valley National Park, the true African Wilderness for Game drives and cultural encounters. Kidepo is estimated to be 1442sqkm located in the Karamoja region Northeast of Uganda hosting around 77 mammals and 475 bird species.

Safari Highlights:


Pick up from the airport and Transfer to your Hotel in Kampala.

Transfer to Sipi Falls Hike and Coffee Tour.

Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Explore Kidepo Valley, National Park.

Cultural encounter and afternoon game drive.

Transfer Back to Kampala via Aruu Falls.

 

Detailed Itinerary:


Day 1: Pick up from the Airport and Transfer to the Hotel in Kampala.

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International airport, Arcadia Safaris driver-guide will be there to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel in Kampala for an overnight stay. This will be a great opportunity for you to rest and relax after a long flight.

Destination: Kampala City

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Latitude 0 Degrees or Similar
Mid-Range Kaazi Beach Resort or Similar
Budget Acactus Hotel or Similar
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast ,Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 2:  Transfer to Kapchorwa (Sipi Falls Hike and Coffee Tour).

After an early breakfast, you will start on your adventurous Journey characterized by beautiful sceneries as you drive to Kapchorwa (Sipi Falls). You will reach in the evening, have dinner and overnight.

Destination: Sipi Falls (Kapchorwa)

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Sipi Heritage Lodge or Similar
Mid-Range Rafiki Lodge or Similar
Budget Sipi Valley Resort or Similar
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 3: Sipi Falls Hike and Coffee Tour – 7 Day Sipi Falls and Kidepo.

After an early breakfast, head out to hike the Sipi falls, after the briefing, you will join fellow hikers and walk through the dense green vegetation to the falls. There are 3 falls in the area falling freely from heights of 100m, which is the biggest and the main fall, 85m and 75m. If you are fit enough, you will conquer all the 3 falls, the views once at the top of these falls are breathtaking; landscapes makes the place one of the most beautiful areas in the country. Once at these falls, you may choose to do abseiling at an additional cost.  Walk back to the starting point and drive to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

Immediately after lunch, you will take a coffee tour around the community, where you will learn about coffee from the planting stage to the stage of roasting. It is an interesting activity where you get to interact with the community people at a personal level.  Lastly after the coffee tour, you drive back to the lodge for a golden sunset over the cascading hills of Sebei.

Destination: Sipi Falls (Kapchorwa)

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Sipi Heritage Lodge or Similar
Mid-Range Rafiki Lodge or Similar
Budget Sipi Valley Resort or Similar
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 4: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park.

After an early breakfast, checkout of the lodge and drive to Kidepo valley National Park. It is the most isolated park in the country. It gives a true African wilderness setting with large herds of Buffaloes, Elephants, Zebras, Lions, Leopards, and Cheetahs.  The only Park in Uganda where Ostriches can be found in the wild. It homes over 300 bird species and the unique beautiful Secretary bird.  Has a unique blend of the Karamajong and Ik cultures which makes it a very famous destination for cultural tourism. The drive usually takes approximately 7- 8 hours. Check-in at the lodge in the Evening for Relaxation and Overnight.

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Apoka Safari Lodge or Similar
Mid-Range Kidepo Savannah Lodge or Similar
Budget Zebra Safari Lodge or Similar
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 5: Game Drive in Kidepo Valley National Park and Nature Walk – 7 Day Sipi Falls and Kidepo.

After breakfast, you will drive to the savannah plains of Kidepo Valley National Park for game drives. The park hosts a variety of animal species compared to other parks in Uganda, you will have high chances to see lions, elephants, giraffes, buffalos, elands, bushbucks, leopards, spotted hyenas among others. You will have your lunch break before going for a nature walk through the Narus Valley, meet members of the endangered IK tribe and wander the splendid Kidepo River Valley between the banks of Borassus palm forest. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Apoka Safari Lodge or Similar
Mid-Range Kidepo Savannah Lodge or Similar
Budget Zebra Safari Lodge or Similar
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 6: Cultural Encounter and Afternoon Game Drive – 7 Day Sipi Falls and Kidepo.

Having your breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to the nearby village in Kidepo to visit the notorious cattle-herding Karamojong who occupies North-eastern Uganda.  Discover the unique culture of this remote tribe with the Lorokul Cultural Group work cattle keepers.

Have a chance to visit the Karamojong homesteads, granaries, and cattle enclosure and learn more about the villagers. A lunch break before having a game drive and have more chances to see what you missed in the previous game drive. See the bush duiker, jackals, bush pigs, ostrich, buffalos, and much more in the Narus valley. Finally drive back to the lodge for an overnight.

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Apoka Safari Lodge or Similar
Mid-Range Kidepo Savannah Lodge or Similar
Budget Zebra Safari Lodge or Similar
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 7: Transfer Back to Kampala via Aruu Falls.

After morning breakfast, say goodbye to Kidepo valley National Park, an enroute game drive out of the Park as you drive to Pader District for a stopover at Aruu falls. It is a very beautiful place in a calm green environment. The water falling over the old rocks forming a plunge pool downstream makes it so beautiful for interesting photographs.

You may choose to swim in this natural swimming pool before driving back to Gulu for Lunch and continue with the return Journey to Kampala/ Entebbe for your flight back home.

Thank you for choosing Arcadia Safaris and we hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit!!!.

Destination: Entebbe

Accommodation Option: No (End of tour) Unless on Request

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Round Trip Airport Transfers (pick up and drop off)
  • Private transportation in a 4×4 Safari Cars
  • Meals specified on a Full Board basis
  • Accommodation with ensuite facility
  • Applicable Park entrance & activities Fees
  • English speaking professional Driver-Guide
  • All hotel/lodge pickups and drop off
  • All Taxes
  • Bottled drinking water and Fruits while on safari
  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary (except those stated as “optional”

 

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Flight Fares (unless requested)
  • Country entry Visa
  • Personal/Travel insurance
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry
  • Bar bills and all other kinds of drinks except water
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Souvenirs, gifts and Tips
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Covid-19 and other related tests and vaccinations

 

RATES PER PERSON: (Tour Rates/Prices are Per Person and exclude International Flight from/to your home Country).

 

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